FC Koln 1-2 Bayern Munich: Serge Gnabry stunner and Thomas Muller spot-kick keeps German Champions top of the Bundesliga after surviving late scare
- FC Koln hosted German champions Bayern Munich on Saturday afternoon
- The home side began well before Marius Wolf conceded a penalty 13 minutes in
- Thomas Muller scored it before Serge Gnabry added a second before half-time
- Dominick Drexler scored a fortunate late consolation, with the ball deflecting in
Bayern Munich bagged their eighth victory in a row on Saturday against Koln, continuing their dominance even as Robert Lewandowski was rested by Hansi Flick.
The Bavarians, who are in action in the Champions League and also face Borussia Dortmund in the league next week, are on 15 points, ahead of Dortmund on goal difference.
RB Leipzig, on 13 points, can retake top spot when they travel to Borussia Moenchengladbach later on Saturday.
Bayern Munich kept their spot at the top of the Bundesliga on Saturday with victory at Koln
The visitors opened the scoring as Marius Wolf handled a Serge Gnabry header on 13 minutes
Thomas Muller swept in the penalty to continue his superb form for the German champions
Lewandowski’s absence was hardly felt with the visitors in control from the start.
They earned a 13th-minute penalty when Gnabry headed the ball onto Marius Wolf’s arm.
In Lewandowski’s absence Mueller stepped up to score his fourth goal of the season with a well-placed spot kick.
Serge Gnabry scored an excellent second goal, charging into the box and curling into the net
Koln were a tough challenge for the European champions and put pressure on with a late goal
Hansi Flick’s side have strung together eight wins after their shock 4-1 Hoffenheim defeat
Gnabry then got onto the scoresheet himself with a strong run down the wing and a powerful left-footed effort in first-half stoppage time.
Cologne hardly ventured forward after the break until Dominick Drexler’s deflection cut the deficit in the 82nd minute.
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