Bayern Munich, who have been recently crowned the Bundesliga champions, suffered a 2-2 draw against Freiburg after Christian Gunter scored the late equaliser for the home side. Robert Lewandowksi opened the account from the penalty spot – the goal which saw him equal Gerd Muller’s record for more goals (40) scored in a single season – but Freiburg equalised minutes later through centre-back Gulde. The Bavarians seemingly had a great start to the second half, with Leroy Sane restoring the lead. However, Freiburg looked more aggressive in the final quarter and went on to score the equaliser once again through Gunter.
An eventful night for Robert Lewandowski
Although the Polish striker equalled club legend Gerd Muller’s record for the most number of goals in a single season, it was not a clinical performance from him. Barring the penalty, Lewandowski had around 5 shots on target, but surprisingly everything proved futile.
Defensive lapses proved costly for Bayern
Bayern were thought to be in total control before they slipped up their momentum in the final quarter, during which Freiburg made their presence felt. Bouna Sarr, who came off the bench, played a huge part behind Bayern, conceding the late equaliser as the right-back was caught upfield before goalscorer Gunter outsmarted him with an easy turn. Furthermore, the Bavarians allowed the home side to come at them again and again in the final phase.
Nubel showed glimpses of Neuer
Alexander Nubel, who started in goal in place of Manuel Neuer, had some bright moments, although he couldn’t help but concede two goals. The former Schalke man took a leaf out of Neuer’s book to make some crucial saves in the second half to save the Champions from embarrassment – the most impressive was against Freiburg’s Janik Haberer.