Robert Lewandowski bagged his goal in 26 league this season as leaders Bayern Munich have resumed their Bundesliga title race with a 2-0 win at Union Berlin behind closed doors in their first match in two months on Sunday.
Lewandowski registered with a penalty in the first period and the defender Benjamin Pavard scored a header late for Bayern in Berlin. Bundesliga Saturday became the first top European league restart during the pandemic coronavirus.
Poland star Lewandowski, who missed two games with injuries before the league was interrupted mid-March, reached 40 goals for the campaign all competitions as Bayern resumed their four-point lead on BoruSSIA Dortmund.
Dortmund, who beat Schalke 4-0 in the derby of the Ruhr Saturday, Bayern host in an insta pivotre May 26, another game that will be behind closed doors in accordance with strict hygiene guidelines the league.
“I have to say, every minute is very long when there are no fans, no noise,” said Bayern captain Manuel Neuer.
“It was a different atmosphere to what you expect to Alten Forsterei but, OK, it’s on motivation and attitude.
“We still have some work to do, but are happy to have dominated the game and can go home with three points. “
Union shocked previous leaders Dortmund and Borussia Mönchengladbachearlier in the season, supported by passionate home support to their stage Alten Forsterei.
With the voices of the players echoing around the empty field, Thomas Mueller seemed to have given Bayern the lead on 18 minutes for the goal to be disallowed for offside.
Bayern finally broke through when the Union defender Neven Subotić fouled Leon Goretzka in the 38 minute zone with Lewandowski walk home in the resulting penalty.
Bayern coach Hansi Flick the French winger Kingsley Coman for his 100th Bundesliga visitors have sought to highlight the security issues.
He was compatriot Coman Pavard which has seized the second goal in 80 minutes when he headed a corner Joshua Kimmich insidepost.
fans protesting ghosts games “
restart Saturday attracted over 6 million viewers in Germany, a new record for the Sky presenters, according to the specialized website DWDL.de.
And while millions watched if unpartie gnificant ongoing game fans are livid at the idea of games go ahead without the background noise by the fans
[123 ] on Saturday, Augsburg fans left a banner inside the ground that reads their team “, Football gives life. – your business is ill. “
Second St Pauli division meanwhile posted a picture on Twitter of a banner,” lives by football fans! Without you, there is nothing! “
with the clubs havingaccepted the stringent hygiene guidelines in a plan approved by the German government, Hertha Berlin defender Dedryck Boyata refused to plant a kiss on his teammate Marko Grujic during their 3-0 win over Hoffenheim.
“I apologize for putting my hands on his face [to Grujic]” wrote Boyata on Instagram, explaining that “it was not a kiss” or “acelebration” when he grabbed midfielder Serbia.
“I gave him instructions on a piece of play.
” We should definitely pay attention now that we play in this situation. “
in Cologne, striker Mark Uth said that the lack of fans had no excuse to throw a two-goal lead early in Sunday’s game. – a mytch 2-2 draw with Mainz difficulty
“If you’re 2-0, you must complete the work. – with or without spectators”, fumed goalscorer Uth
The hosts took a fast forward when Uth converted a penalty with just six minutes and Florian Kainz disappeared added a second when he headed home a cross with a little over half an hour.
replacing striker Taiwo Awoniyi, who had only been for five minutes at home operated closely for footballun its first German championship in order to give hope Mainz.
Cameroon midfielder Pierre Kunde then earned a point for Mainz when he beat two defenders and pushed the ball past the goalkeeper Timo Horn equates to 72 minutes.
“It was like street football, a huge game for us,” said sporting director Mainz Rouven Schroeder.