Robert Lewandowski’s goal scoring streak in the Bundesliga comes to an end as Bayern Munich emerge champions on Saturda’s game against Fortuna Dusseldorf with the score of 4-0 at full time.
Robert Lewandowski officially holds the record for scoring in eleven consecutive games since the opening in the Bundesliga this season. That number will not increase, at least not this season as he failed to find the back of the net in the game against Dusseldorf.
An early goal from the Bundesliga Giants raised their confidence and further diminished what little the home team had. Despite the goal being given to Benjamin Pavard, some believe it should have been awarded to Joshua Kimmich instead. His cross into the net was approached by Pavard and while his foot struck extremely close to the ball, it is difficult to see if there was in fact any contact.
Bayern continued to push forward with their attack and this benefited them as they scored their second goal within the first thirty minutes. This time it came from Corentin Tolisso as Thomas Muller missed a pass from Serge Gnabry and the French midfielder as at the perfect place at the perfect time.
The game went into half time 3-0 as what seemed to look like a game of pinball happening in the six yard box. Packed with six players, the ball is deflected out of it and straight towards Serge Gnabry who took the opportunity to triple Bayern’s lead.
In the post-match press conference, Hansi Flick admitted there was work to do as Bayern were weaker in the second half compared to the first. This meant less goal scoring opportunities were created. However, that did not stop Brazilian forward Philippe Coutinho from tapping one in from a close range.
Bayern were clearly the better team at every point in the game. If they lost the ball, they ensured they got it back before the other team’s players brought it deep enough into their half of the field to pose a legitimate threat. They even managed to keep their third consecutive clean sheet and Manuel Neuer only had to make a couple of decent saves.