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Struggling Bayern Throw Away Two-Goal Lead

German Bundesliga

Result: Bayern Munich 3-3 Dusseldorf

Date: 24 November 2018

Venue: Allianz Arena

Bayern Munich threw away a two-goal lead as they drew 3-3 with Fortuna Dusseldorf in the Bundesliga on Saturday evening.

The Bavarians were targeting nothing less than three points after suffered a 3-2 defeat to Borussia Dortmund before the international break.

Bayern manager Niko Kovac made two changes from the defeat as Niklas Sule and Renato Sanches replaced Mats Hummerls and Serge Gnabry.

After a quiet opening period, Bayer got the breakthrough goal in the 17th minute as a poor clearance landed at the feet of Niklas Sule, who smashed the ball home from close range.

The lead was doubled two minutes later as a fine pass from Jerome Boateng found Thomas Muller, who was initially denied but he tucked home the rebound.

Dusseldorf, meanwhile, posed no real threat going forward. So it was it stunned silence in the arena when Dodi Lukebakio pulled a goal back on the stroke of halftime.

However, Bayern restored their two-goal advantage in the 58th minute as Robert Lewandowski turned provider to set up Muller for his second on the evening.

The visitors did pull another goal back 77th minute, with Lukebakio completing his brace with a close range finish, although the goal was only reward after consultation with VAR.

The comeback was complete in the third minute of time added on thanks to Lukebako, who completed his hat-trick to salvage a point for the away side.


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