Wolfsburg stun Bayern to snatch 2-2 draw in Munich
Bayern Munich squandered a two-goal lead to be pegged back for a 2-2 draw by Wolfsburg at the Allianz Arena on Friday night.
Bayern Munich 2-2 Wolfsburg
Goals: 1-0 Lewandowski (33' pen.), 2-0 Robben (42'), 2-1 Arnold (56'), 2-2 Didavi (83')
Vidal and Boateng both had shots blocked as Bayern immediately laid siege on the Wolfsburg goal, but the guests did not accept the role of lambs to the slaughter and they looked enterprising on the break, with Maximilian Arnold firing their first chance over. Robert Lewandowski earned the chance to put Bayern in front from the penalty spot, and the sure-fire Pole made no mistake as he sent Koen Casteels the wrong way. Casteels again went the wrong way as he was beaten by Arjen Robben's shot, which took a wicked deflection off Rafinha on its way in for Bayern's second.
Arnold gave Wolfsburg the best of starts to the second half with a direct free-kick which Sven Ulreich let through as Bayern's lead was cut in half before Robben wasted a good chance to restore their two-goal lead immediately. Franck Ribery sent another gilt-edged chance over as Bayern wasted chances to make it a more comfortable evening, and they were punished as Didavi glanced a header in off the far post to earn the Wolves an unlikely point at the Allianz Arena.
Watch: Arnold pays tribute to Wolfsburg's second-half response
Man of the match
Maximilian Arnold looked like he had a point to prove, even when things looked grim at 2-0 down. His was the Wolves' first shot of the night, and his second sliced Bayern's lead and gave the guests hope, which they capitalised on to level.
Bayern: Ulreich - Kimmich, Hummels, Boateng (c), Rafinha - Rudy, Vidal (63' Tolisso) – Ribery (85' Coman), Müller, Robben (85' James) - Lewandowski
Coach: Carlo Ancelotti
Wolfsburg: Casteels – Verhaegh (c), Tisserand, Uduokhai, Itter - Guilavogui, Camacho (73' Didavi), Arnold – William (46' Blaszczykowski), Malli – Origi (85' Bazoer)
Coach: Martin Schmidt
Watch: Kimmich says wasteful Bayern paid dearly
- Bayern have converted 26 of their last 27 penalties in the Bundesliga.Arjen Robben scored his 92nd goal for Bayern, moving level with Giovane Elber as the club's most prolific foreigner.Bayern have not lost a Bundesliga game during the Oktoberfest since 2010, winning 20 of their 25 matches in that time.Schmidt picked up four points from three trips to Munich as Mainz coach. His 05 team inflicted Bayern's most recent home loss in March 2016.Two years ago to the Matchday, Lewandowski scored his historic five goals against Wolfsburg.Bayern have never lost at home to Wolfsburg, winning 19 of the duo's 21 league encounters in Bavaria.