Kingsley Coman scored one objective and arrange one other as Bayern Munich got here from a objective all the way down to beat VfB Stuttgart 3-1 on Saturday and keep prime of the Bundesliga. It was the seventh consecutive recreation that Bayern, who face Atletico Madrid within the Champions League subsequent week, conceded a objective, and their defensive weaknesses have been repeatedly uncovered by the quick-breaking Stuttgart crew.
They managed to show the sport round, nevertheless, and transfer two factors clear on the prime of the desk as they chase a record-extending ninth straight league crown.
“We all know that in the intervening time we’re not profitable any magnificence awards for our recreation however we’re delivering outcomes,” mentioned Bayern coach Hansi Flick, whose crew additionally needed to come from a objective down of their 1-1 draw with Werder Bremen final week. “So it was vital that we discovered our method again into the sport after falling behind and that we acquired the three factors again to Munich. That’s what matter although everyone knows we are able to play higher,” Flick added.
The hosts went in entrance within the twentieth minute after Tanguy Coulibaly beat keeper Manuel Neuer to the ball to attain. Philipp Foerster ought to have doubled Stuttgart’s lead when he shot extensive from three metres, and Neuer was fortunate to be awarded a foul after shedding possession within the field, permitting Foerster to place the ball within the web.
Bayern’s Coman punished the house facet, hitting them on the break to stage within the thirty eighth minute. Bundesliga prime scorer Robert Lewandowski, who had hit the submit with an early header, drilled in his twelfth league objective of the season on the stroke of halftime from a Coman help to show the sport round. Stuttgart saved carving out possibilities within the second half and Neuer performed properly to maintain the guests in entrance. It was not till Douglas Costa’s low shot within the 87th made it 3-1 that the Bavarians have been capable of breathe extra simply.
Bayern are on 22 factors with RB Leipzig second on 20 after beating Arminia Bielefeld 2-1. Borussia Dortmund dropped to 3rd on 18 after struggling a shock 2-1 residence loss to Cologne.