The painful 5-0 defeat earlier this week in the cup has Bayern Munich firmly rammed to the ground. Coach Julian Nagelsmann didn’t dwell too much on a statement: “We can also make mistakes,” he said.
Bayern could not afford a second collective offday against Union Berlin, fifth in the German league. Nagelsmann sent his absolute stars onto the field to clear the club’s name.
There were no shooting stars today. Robert Lewandowski in particular shone. He set the tone with a quick goal from the spot and a nice free kick near the wall. Leroy Sané already took a convincing 3-0 lead after 35 minutes.
Job done. Bayern took the foot off the accelerator and played the game on autopilot. Die Mannschaft conceded two more goals, but Kingsley Coman and Thomas Müller consolidated the 2-5 triumph.