VfL Wolfsburg – Bayern Munich: Musiala Magic Helps Bayern Survive Wolfsburg Scare (2-3)

This weekend’s Topspiel saw the Bundesliga’s first and third placed teams square off, and it did not disappoint as the two sides delivered in fashion. While Bayern were forced to reckon with Wolfsburg’s intensity, the efforts of youngster Jamal Musiala in the first half proved sufficient in seeing off their opponents, who remained in third place despite the defeat.

Tactical analysis and match report by Manasvin Andra.

It has been quite the week for Bayern Munich – in addition to being eliminated from the Champions League by Paris Saint-Germain, they were rocked by manager Hansi Flick’s announcement that he would leave the club at the end of the season. The impact of the German’s loss threatens to cast a pall over one of the club’s most successful eras, coming as it does in the midst of a chaotic season and after boardroom conflicts that have played out prominently in the media. Before all that, they also had a Bundesliga title to secure, with the champions facing third placed Wolfsburg while harbouring a rash of injuries to key players. It was entirely possible that the Bavarians would not have enough firepower for Oliver Glasner’s side, whose spirited fight against Eintracht Frankfurt could not produce the . . .

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