Bayern Munich’s perfect start to the new campaign ended when they hosted FC Koln on Saturday.
They had earlier won their first five game of the season, but their trip to Cologne ended their 100% Bundesliga start. In the UEFA Champions League, the Bavarians fell to their Spanish opposition – Atletico Madrid. They dictated the pace of the match, and even hit the bar three times. However, they failed to get any point from the game as they lost 1-0.
Koln protected their undefeated run as they came back from one goal down to share points. Joshua Kimmich scored a brilliant goal within the first 40 minutes of the game after Juan Bernat sent a well-timed cross. Thomas Muller was close to getting another after the recess but missed. Robert Lewandowski kept the pressure, but Bayern couldn’t kill off the game.
They paid for this when Anthony Modeste got the equalizer in the 63rd minute. The goal was the fifth if his campaign. This wasn’t the end. Koln tried to get another immediately, trying to seal the game like Bayern should. They hit a counterattack but the effort of Yuya Osako was flagged off side.
Bayern were denied when Koln’s goalkeeper Timo Horn made the save of the day by stopping Muller’s effort. Koln also came very close in the dying minutes of the game with Simon Zoller’s effort just a bit away from its target. Bayern remain top of the standings after the game with 16 points. Hertha Berlin have 13 after defeating Hamburg 2-0. Borussia Dortmund are third in the standings with 12 points and would face Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday. They produced a stunning display when they got a late match goal in the 2-2 draw with Real Madrid in the Champions League last week, and would hope to repeat such when they meet Leverkusen.