FULL TIME: Stuttgart 3 – 1 Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund 5 – 1 Augsburg

Between the two Champions League highlights against Real Madrid, FC Bayern Munich approached the Bundesliga’s top game at VfB Stuttgart with reduced foam. Worse than the 1:3 (1:1) defeat were two other injuries.

In the race for runner-up, FC Bayern Munich missed a “big point” on matchday 32. The record champions, who rested several regular players, had to admit defeat to their pursuers VfB Stuttgart 1:3 (1:1). Coach Sebastian Hoeneß’s third-place team moved within two points of the record champions.

Leonidas Stergiou gave the Swabians the lead (17th). Bayern equalized in the 37th minute with a controversial penalty kick. Harry Kane also scored in the fifth attempt in the Bundesliga. But that wasn’t enough to take away anything worthwhile.

Woo-yeong Jeong and Silas scored in the final phase to make it 3-1. Almost worse from Munich’s perspective: Before the important game on Wednesday, Bayern are worried about Raphael Guerreiro and Eric Dier, who had to be replaced injured.

Thomas Tuchel with six changes
Bayern coach Thomas Tuchel converted his team to six positions for the league’s top game at VfB Stuttgart compared to the 2-2 draw in the Champions League against Real Madrid. Serge Gnabry, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, Alphonso Davies, Raphael Guerreiro, Mathys Tel and Aleksandar Pavlovic were in the starting line-up against the third-place team. Leon Goretzka, Leroy Sané, Thomas Müller, Konrad Laimer and Noussair Mazraoui took their seats on the bench. Jamal Musiala wasn’t even in the squad.

Completely different was VfB, who lined up with the best line-up and consequently had possession and field advantages in the early stages. National player Chris Führich also had the first good chance of the game in the 11th minute – but Manuel Neuer was there when he shot from the edge of the penalty area. After 17 minutes, Tuchel had to make his first substitution: Goretzka was now allowed to replace the injured Guerreiro.

FC Augsburg is increasingly getting off track in the Bundesliga. Jess Thorup’s team were annoyed by BVB on matchday 32 and conceded five goals. The one FCA goal was just a cosmetic result.

The sun shone over Dortmund and it rained goals in the stadium. Borussia Dortmund made the yellow wall cheer almost continuously on the 32nd matchday of the Bundesliga and FC Augsburg became desperate. Although BVB coach Edin Terzic rested many of his regular players for the second leg of the Champions League semi-final, Dortmund managed a 5-1 win against the guests from Augsburg.

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