Bayern Munich Secures Narrow Win Over 1. FC Köln Thanks to Guerreiro’s Dream Goal

As of: April 13, 2024 7:06 p.m

FC Bayern Munich successfully played the Bundesliga game between the Champions League games against Arsenal FC. Thanks to Raphael Guerreiro, there was a narrow 2-0 (0-0) win against 1. FC Köln on Saturday (April 13, 2024). The Portuguese scored the redeeming dream goal in the 65th minute, and Thomas Müller scored the final score in the third minute of stoppage time.

“There was clearly room for improvement in our performance. We did the least to win and did the least to prepare for the game on Wednesday. But we have to improve significantly,” said Bayern coach Thomas Tuchel Had to watch the game from the stands due to a yellow card suspension, in the Sportschau interview.

Eberl warning to Bayern in advance

Bayern’s sports director Max Eberl had done everything in advance to sharpen the senses for the game, which is surrounded by the quarter-finals in the Champions League against Arsenal FC (first leg 2:2). “I expect the team to show a similar performance against Cologne. The boys know what it’s about,” said Eberl.

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That’s the theory, but it was unclear how much the players would put it into practice. After all, Bayern’s only goal this season is to win the title in the premier class. There is nothing left in the league other than securing second place. Bayer Leverkusen has gotten too far away in the last few weeks and was able to become German champions for the first time this weekend.

Cologne doesn’t take advantage of Munich’s weak start

In the initial phase, it looked as if Eberl’s words had not been received. Cologne, which traveled to Munich with new self-confidence and renewed hope of staying in the league with the tailwind of the late 2-1 win at VfL Bochum, had two top chances in the first 20 minutes – but, as so often this season, failed to finish.

Christoph Nahr, Sportschau, April 13, 2024 6:29 p.m

In the ninth minute, Faride Alidou shot just past the Bavarian goal from six meters. Sargis Adamyan then had an even greater opportunity after a cross from Max Finkgräfe, but his header, which he was completely free to shoot from six meters, went straight into the middle of the goal to Sven Ullreich (20th). The keeper was one of seven changes compared to the Arsenal first leg. And Bayern needed a long warm-up time with their new line-up.

Bayern failed twice at the post

But then Bayern stormed off – and created a real firework of chances. However, they remained unlucky. Guerreiro was first denied by Marvin Schwäbe in front of the goal (29′), then Harry Kane shot at the inside post (34′). Shortly afterwards, the Englishman missed the far corner with a low shot from close range (38′) and then headed into the arms of the flying Swabian (41′). Mathys Tel then scored Munich’s 20th goal of the season (43rd).

So, despite many good opportunities on both sides, the half-time break went goalless – also because Alidou, a few seconds before hitting the Tel post, failed to take advantage of a similarly good header chance as Adamyan in the opening phase and missed the Bavarian goal completely unmarked (43′).

Christoph Nahr, Sportschau, April 13, 2024 6:27 p.m

Guerreiro’s shot postpones Leverkusen’s title celebration

The Tuchel team had a lot of pressure before the break, but with little shine after it. Although Schwäbe had to intervene again against Tel (53′), otherwise Cologne initially had little trouble keeping the score – until Guerreiro’s stroke of genius.

In the 65th minute, Joshua Kimmich took a corner short to the Portuguese, and he shot the ball unstoppably into the far corner with a fantastic shot from 23 meters. The 1-0 win for Bayern, who secured their second place and ensured that Leverkusen had to win their game against Bremen in order to celebrate their championship premiere this weekend.

Daniel Gahn, sports show, April 13, 2024 5:49 p.m

Waldschmidt and Tigges miss Cologne’s only chance

Because after the goal, very little happened in the game. Bayern switched to protection mode to save energy and not get injured. They had already lost a player, Kingsley Coman, to a muscle injury at the start of the second half, and now it was a matter of conserving resources for the Arsenal second leg.

That was also possible because Cologne, who in 17th place is now four points behind relegation place 16, couldn’t think of much. Last weekend’s joker scorers missed the only chance. Luca Waldschmidt failed to take advantage of a blatant mistake by Dayot Upamecano, then Ullreich parried Steffen Tigges’ follow-up shot (90′). Shortly afterwards, Waldschmidt made a mistake that invited Thomas Müller to make it 2-0 (90+3).

2024-04-13 17:06:00
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