Bayern Munich edge out FC Koln 2-1 after goals from Muller, Gnabry

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The Bavarians have had a tough away win against FC Koln.

Bayern Munich have edged out FC Koln 2-1 following the goals from Thomas Muller and Serge Gnabry.

Despite Koln showing early intentions, Bayern scored the opening goal after a penalty was awarded in their favour due to a handball from Marius Wolf. Thomas Muller stepped up to the spot and successfully converted the penalty.

Serge Gnabry doubled the lead in the added minutes of the first half after a fine left-footed finish.

The second half was all about Cologne and their attempts to level the score and they did succeed after Drexler inadvertently saw his shot go past Manuel Neuer. But it was too late for the home side as they would lose the game despite being better off in the second half.

The reason for Bayern’s complacency is understandable as they played with a rotated squad, which consisted of the likes of Javi Martinez, Choupo-Moting. Especially, with Robert Lewandowski missing out, it is easy to expect a lack of goals in the scorecard.

Bayern have extended their winning run past seven games in all competitions especially after their defeat against Hoffenheim.

Hansi Flick, the Bavarians boss, also admitted that the win was a scraped-out and praised Koln for their efforts.

“It was a hard-fought win. After the 2-0, we failed to score another goal. In the end, we needed much strength to secure the win because Köln did well and we did less well. I’m happy with the result, but not with the game.”