Monchengladbach 1-1 Bayern Munich: Champions held in first game

Borussia Monchengladbach 1-1 Bayern Munich: Champions held after Robert Lewandowski cancels out Alassane Plea’s opener in first game of the Bundesliga season

  • Robert Lewandowski volleyed in from a corner to equalise for Bayern Munich 
  • 23,000 fans were allowed into Borussia-Park for the opening Bundesliga game  
  • It was new Bayern boss Julian Nagelsmann’s first league match in charge

Champions Bayern Munich had to work their way back from a goal down in their Bundesliga season opener on Friday as they earned a 1-1 draw at Borussia Moenchengladbach thanks to last season’s top scorer Robert Lewandowski.

The Bayern forward, who scored an all-time league record 41 goals last season, volleyed in from a corner to level in the 42nd minute after Alassane Plea had put the hosts in front in the 10th.

Lewandowski was denied several times by Gladbach keeper Yann Sommer but the hosts had their own share of missed chances in the second half.

Julian Nagelsmann takes charge of his first league game as Bayern Munich manager 

Alassane Plea celebrates after putting Borussia Monchengladbach 1-0 up against Bayern

The game also saw the return of fans to the stands with some 23,000 spectators allowed in the 60,000-capacity arena.   

Next up for Bayern is the DFL Supercup final against Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday. 

Meanwhile Monchengladbach travel to Bayer Leverkusen on August 21.  

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski equalised for the away side just before half time

Lewandowski celebrates with his team mates after his goal levelled up the scores at 1-1




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