(EFE) – Bayern achieved a smooth 1-4 victory over Arminia Bielefeld on Saturday, with two goals from Thomas Müller and two from Robert LewandowskiAnd you can start preparing for next week’s game against Atlético de Madrid in the UEFA Champions League.
Bayern came out with most of the usual headlines with the exceptions of Joshua Kimmich -his wife is about to have a child- and Alphonso Davies by technical decision.
In the place of Kimmich, Frenchman Corentin Tolisso played, forming the double pivot with Leon Goretzka, and in Davies’ position as left back was Lucas Hernández.
Bayern controlled the game from the start circulating the ball against a Bielefeld who suffered when he did not have the ball and when he had it in his own half due to the advanced pressure of Bayern.
The first goal, scored by Thomas Müller, came in minute 8. Niklas Süle had hit a long ball near the center line that Lewandowski extended first to leave Müller in the area facing the goal.
Müller first tried to pass the ball to Kingsley Coman. A defender managed to intercept the pass, but the rebound was left to Müller, who scored at pleasure.
In the 26th minute, Lewandowski scored the second, Goretzka cross from the right, with a shot from the edge of the area. The play had begun with a recovery of the ball by Goretzka and Coman along with a band.
Between the two goals, Bayern had had a few chances. The best was a header from Lewandowski in the 29th minute to which goalkeeper Stefan Ortega reacted with a good save.
Bielefeld, throughout the first half, only had one clear chance in a play that began with a long ball from Ortega that left Fabian Klos alone against Neuer, who reacted with a save with one foot.
Before the break, Lewandowski made the third for Bayern with a shot inside the area to pass from Müller. The ball hit a defender and completely dislodged Ortega.
The game was already sentenced and in the second half Bayern started as they had finished the first. ANDn minute 49 Lewandowski shot off the crossbar and in minute 51, a Lewandowski cross, Müller made the fourth with a shot from the edge of the small area.
Bielefeld scored on a counterattack in the 59th minute by means of the Japanese Ritsu Doan.
However, for the development of the game, Bielefeld’s goal was no more than anecdotal and shortly after, in the 65th minute, Bayern began with the carousel of changes, surely already thinking about Atlético.
Javi Martínez and Douglas Costa entered for Goretzka and Serge Gnabry. The rest of the changes were slow to arrive, probably due to the expulsion of Tolisso, in a fortuitous play in minute 76 by committing a foul as the last man trying to recover the ball after an imprecise backward pass from Javi Martínez.
In the 85th minute, Eric-Maxim Choupo Moting and Jamal Musiala entered for Lewandowski and Coman.
Since Tolisso was sent off, Bayern have been trying to calm the game down and have done little to score the fifth goal.