Bayern Munich bounced back from defeat to Borussia Mönchengladbach with a commanding 3-1 victory at home to Hannover on Matchday 14.
Bayern Munich 3-1 Hannover
Goals: 1-0 Vidal (17'), 1-1Benschop (35'), 2-1 Coman (67') 3-1 Lewandowski (pen 87')
Still smarting from a Matchday 13 loss against Borussia Mönchengladbach, the defending champions hit the front in the 17th minute. Returning to action following a seven-game injury absence, Thomas Müller’s flighted pass from the right was met by a firm Vidal header. The Chilean looked on as his effort evaded Robert Lewandowski and goalkeeper Philipp Tschauner before nestling in at the far post. In a bizarre sequence of events that followed, Lewandowski had a goal ruled out by VAR moments before Hannover were awarded a penalty, Sven Ulreich halting Felix Klaus’s forward surge into the area. Niclas Füllkrug slotted home the subsequent spot-kick but after the referee cried foul for encroaching, the forward’s retake was saved. Hannover’s despair was short-lived, however, with Charlison Benschop’s angled header from a corner providing the visitors with plenty of cheer before the break.
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