Bundesliga kick-off: Bayern take false start - Pride on Coutinho coup
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Munich (dpa) - The squabbles of the Munich series champion after the missed custom victory in the opening game of the Bundesliga held in astonishing limits.
As annoying and unnecessary, but in no way as alarming classed bosses, coaches and professionals of Bayern 2: 2 (1: 2) against Hertha BSC. "It's useless if we now complain about a draw. Berlin did well, we did not do it so badly. In the next games, we will already come in, what we did not manage today, the victory, "said CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. The two losing points equal to the start might not classify the Bayern boss as a major mortgage: "After the 10th game day you can draw a first conclusion, as the season is."
The serenity fed probably also from the fact that the croesus of the Bundesliga after the result failed unsuccessful opening match a transfer coup could confirm. Brazilian international Philippe Coutinho (27) will be on loan for one year from FC Barcelona. The "complete Bundesliga" could look forward to this star, said Bayern coach Niko Kovac happy.
«This player is a top player. We wanted a player who upgrades our offensive potential with his technical quality, "said Rummenigge. Coutinho is due to complete the medical check in Munich in a timely manner and then sign a contract. Sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic also confirmed the transfer of the Gladbach midfielder Michaël Cuisance (20).
Against defensive Berlin, the Bayern Coutinho could have done well. Or the new signing Ivan Perisic, who is only to watch for a suspension from the time at Inter Milan in the Allianz Arena. Because the goal shooting was the biggest problem against a good Hertha goalkeeper Rune Jarstein. Only top scorer Robert Lewandowski did his job reliably as usual. The Pole met to 1: 0 and compensated with a penalty kick for video evidence also to 2: 2. The winning goal did not succeed dominant Bayern then.
"Such a game might happen once in the season," Lewandowski commented on the low yield: "We only got one point, that hurts." The striker was all the more pleased with the commitment of Perisic and now Coutinho. "This is a top player. We are very satisfied, "said Lewandowski, who had called for reinforcements.
Hertha's new head coach Ante Covic was happy with his successful Bundesliga debut. "If you win in Munich a 2: 2, everything is fine," commented the 43-year-old. After a double strike by Bayern-Schreck Dodi Lukebakio and Marko Grujic shortly before the break, the Berlin sniffed the surprise victory.