October 3, 2022
Bundesliga: Bayern Munich held for third straight draw at home to Stuttgart


A goal from French teenager Mathias Tell was not enough as Bayern Munich were held 2–2 at home to Stuttgart, their third consecutive Bundesliga draw. In his second debut for Munich, Tel became the club’s youngest goalscorer when he gave the German champions a 1–0 lead at half-time. Tel is 17 years and 136 days younger than the previous holder of the honour, Jamal Musiyala, 69 days after he scored against Schalke two years ago.

Tell broke Stuttgart’s stubborn resistance in 36 minutes in the opening half, side-footing the ball under guest keeper Florian Müller after some fine lead-up work from Alfonso Davies.

Stuttgart equalized early in the second half when Serhou Guiraci swung the ball from close range, but the goal was chalked up by VAR for a spontaneous foul on Joshua Kimmich in the lead-up.

The visitors did not need to wait long to score their first goal, although Chris Fuerich’s 57th-minute rocket gave Manuel Neuer no chance to score.

Sensing a resurgent energy in the visitors, Bayern made a quick comeback through Musiala, now 19, who once again displayed his calm and sure presence, grabbing two defenders to score his third of the season.

With a look at Robert Lewandowski’s visit from Barcelona on Tuesday, Bayern tried to take energy from the match, bringing several changes and dominating, before a late foul from Matthijs de Ligt brought Guirassi to the spot.

Guinan slammed the ball into the top right corner of the net to give his team their fifth draw in six matches this season.

Rose dominates former club

In Leipzig, one-time Dortmund coach Marco Rose won his first match in charge against his former team with a 3–0 win.

Rose coached Dortmund in second place in the 2021-22 season before switching to current boss Edin Terzik, the only Leipzig coach appointed on Thursday after the sacking of Domenico Tedesco.

While Dortmund got off to a great start, Willie Orban gave jubilant Leipzig the lead with a huge header after just six minutes.

Leipzig’s Hungarian midfielder Dominic Szóboszlai made it 2–0 just before halftime with a forceful strike from outside the box, before former Chelsea striker Timo Werner scored in the final leg of the match to give the home team a major victory. Amadou Haidara was established.

The visitors, who had a chance to go straight up the ladder with a win, are now sitting in fourth place with three games to go in this round.

Hoffenheim knocked out the dominant winners at home against ten-man Mainz to move up to second on the ladder with a 4–1 win.

In Frankfurt, Wolfsburg registered their first win of the season – and their first Bundesliga victory under former Bayern coach Nico Kovac – with a narrow 1–0 victory over Eintracht.

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Elsewhere, Bayer Leverkusen’s woes continued, with a 2-2 draw at lowly Hertha Berlin.

Tipped as an outside chance for the title at the start of the season, Leverkusen could end the round in 17th place based on other results.

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