Berlin (AP) - Hansi Flick did not want to cite the heavy burden on his players as an excuse.

"We're not making the freshest impression at the moment," said the Bayern coach after a 1-1 draw at Union Berlin, which from Munich's point of view can still be counted as a point win.

The problems were more homemade on the 11th matchday of the Bundesliga, Flick made clear: "Too many simple mistakes" and too little belief in their own abilities were the reasons for the missed victory among courageous Berliners.

"We just have to believe in our quality even under pressure," said Flick.

The iron team even got the better chances and could have taken all three points from the Munich team.

«Our plan worked out well.

With more determination and efficiency, a victory would have been possible, ”remarked Union coach Urs Fischer, but was pleased with the good game of his team and the“ deserved result ”.

Union is surprisingly sixth in the table with 17 points.


Grischa Prömel brought the committed hosts into the lead early (4th minute).

Bayern's top scorer Robert Lewandowski equalized (67th) and saved Bayern at least the top of the table from Leipzig's now equal points.

"We made life difficult for ourselves," said Bayern professional Thomas Müller.

"Of course, that feels too little for our own needs."

Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer was annoyed about the 17th goal of the season - for the sixth time in a row, the Munich team did not play to zero.

"As a goalkeeper it is of course always annoying," said Neuer.

Bayer Leverkusen could overtake Bayern on Sunday with a win against TSG Hoffenheim.

The Swiss fisherman had by no means prescribed a wall tactic for his team, but rather a disciplined defense.

And offensively, the Berliners surprised the Champions League winner right from the start.

After 52 seconds Taiwo Awoniyi appeared alone in front of Neuer, with the national goalkeeper steering the ball around the post with his hand.


Almost three minutes later, after captain Trimmel's corner, midfielder Prömel was more on the ball than Robert Lewandowski and headed into the far corner.

It was the first Bundesliga goal for the 25-year-old, who won the Olympic silver medal in 2016 together with Serge Gnabry and Leon Goretzka, among others.

"Today Bayern were beatable, it just harmonizes," said Prömel.

For the recklessly operating Bayern, it was the fifth 0-1 deficit in a Bundesliga game in a row and at the same time the fastest since October of the previous year.

"If Bayern takes off their lederhosen," it echoed from the forest in front of the stadium, where some fans supported the Union professionals in the almost empty stadium and lit a little fireworks in between.

Although the guests took control of the ball, they had a hard time against the Unioner who skillfully narrowed the space.

And after a counterattack initiated by the fast attacking player Sheraldo Becker, Liverpool loan Awoniyi should actually have scored the 2-0.


The favorite tried to find gaps in the Union defense with long ball passages - for a long time without success.

Lewandowski put a free kick from the best position into the wall (45th + 1).

The strong Union goalkeeper Andreas Luthe only had to intervene once against Gnabry (43.) in the first hour.

But Bayern's pressure increased after the break.

The hosts stuck to their line, although the Dane Marcus Ingvartsen, who was called up in the Max Kruse role, had to leave the pitch early injured.

They defended skillfully and continued to use offensive pinpricks.

Awoniyi came just too late (56th).

And a shot by Marius Bülter was blocked at the last second (62nd).

This is the only way to keep Bayern in the game.

After Luthe had reacted very well against Thomas Müller (66th), Lewandowski scored his 13th goal of the season after a good preparatory work by Kingsley Coman.

Bayern couldn't get more countable.

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