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Champions League: Bayern wins against Piraeus, Leverkusen continue pointless

2019-10-22T22:27:34.602Z

For Bayern it was the third victory in three games. Despite defensive weaknesses succeeded a 3: 2 at Olympiacos Piraeus. Bayer Leverkusen lost to Atlético Madrid.



Olympiacos Piraeus - Bayern 2: 3 (1: 1)

The Bavarians are clear with their third victory in three games on the eighth final. Robert Lewandowski scored twice (34./62 minutes) with Olympiakos Piräus, while Corentin Tolisso made it 3-1 (75 '). Thomas Müller, who had returned to the starting line-up, was involved in all goals. Nevertheless, the German football champions in the Greek port city on the defensive was heavy and conceded two goals from Youssef El-Arabi (23) and Guilherme (79). Defender Lucas Hernández had to be replaced injured.

Piraeus was first in the lead before Bayern even before the break the equalizer succeeded. Bayern coach Niko Kovac bet on Benjamin Pavard in the first game without the cruciate-injured international Niklas Süle instead of Jérôme Boateng as a side man of Hernández in the center of defense. World Champion did not act the French duo. After the 0: 1 increased Bayern, especially as Müller moved into the center, Coutinho left and Serge Gnabry on the right wing changed. Because then it fell 1: 1.

After the break Müller was the header preparatory for Lewandowski, who shot the ball artistically into the goal. Müller was also starting point to 3: 1. Philippe Coutinho's shot was blocked, but then Tolisso scuttled the ball into the top of the box from outside the penalty area. The lack of sovereignty of Bayern took the goal of Guilherme, whose shot was deflected to 2: 3 for the attacking Greeks of Thiago crucial.

Atlético Madrid - Bayer Leverkusen 1: 0 (0: 0)

Bayer Leverkusen put in a spunky performance at Atlético Madrid, but it was not enough for a win. Thus, Leverkusen remains spotless in the Champions League. The third defeat in the third game has lowered the chances of the Bundesliga club to move into the second round to a minimum. Atlético Madrid's winning goal came from Atlético striker Alvaro Morata, who played just eight minutes earlier, in the 78th minute.

Atlético will return to Leverkusen in two weeks time. The team already has seven points. Bayer can not lose a game to have a mini-chance on the knockout stage in the premier class. Realistically, all three games would even be won. For Bayer it must go in the three legends until December to reach at least group place three in order to continue playing in February in the Europa League.

Bayer was even the better team because of a tactical attitude of coach Peter Bosz in the first half, but it was missing again and again at the last precision. A shot from Julian Baumgartlinger (9th minute) from the edge of the box came in from the box. In the second half Atlético increased pace and determination. Merciless effectiveness demonstrated Morata, who made shortly after his substitution by header for the Bayer neck blow.




Source: zeit

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