Kingsley Coman scored one purpose and arrange one other as Bayern Munich got here from a purpose right down to beat VfB Stuttgart 3-1 on Saturday and keep high of the Bundesliga. It was the seventh consecutive recreation that Bayern, who face Atletico Madrid within the Champions League subsequent week, conceded a purpose, and their defensive weaknesses had been repeatedly uncovered by the quick-breaking Stuttgart crew.
They managed to show the sport round, nonetheless, and transfer two factors clear on the high of the desk as they chase a record-extending ninth straight league crown.
“We know that at the moment we are not winning any beauty awards for our game but we are delivering results,” mentioned Bayern coach Hansi Flick, whose crew additionally needed to come from a purpose down of their 1-1 draw with Werder Bremen final week. “So it was important that we found our way back into the game after falling behind and that we got the three points back to Munich. That is what matter though we all know we can play better,” Flick added.
The hosts went in entrance within the 20th minute after Tanguy Coulibaly beat keeper Manuel Neuer to the ball to attain. Philipp Foerster ought to have doubled Stuttgart’s lead when he shot broad from three metres, and Neuer was fortunate to be awarded a foul after dropping possession within the field, permitting Foerster to place the ball within the internet.
Bayern’s Coman punished the house facet, hitting them on the break to stage within the 38th minute. Bundesliga high scorer Robert Lewandowski, who had hit the put up with an early header, drilled in his 12th league purpose of the season on the stroke of halftime from a Coman help to show the sport round. Stuttgart saved carving out possibilities within the second half and Neuer performed effectively to maintain the guests in entrance. It was not till Douglas Costa’s low shot within the 87th made it 3-1 that the Bavarians had been capable of breathe extra simply.
Bayern are on 22 factors with RB Leipzig second on 20 after beating Arminia Bielefeld 2-1. Borussia Dortmund dropped to 3rd on 18 after struggling a shock 2-1 dwelling loss to Cologne.