FC Bayern Munich also won the third competitive game of the season. On the second match day of the Bundesliga, coach Julian Nagelsmann’s team beat ex-coach Niko Kovac’s VfL Wolfsburg 2-0 (2-0).
Jamal Musiala (33′) and Thomas Müller (43′) gave FC Bayern a 2-0 lead in the first half.
Müller played his 417th Bundesliga game and thus ranked fourth in the club’s internal rankings, ahead of Georg Schwarzenbeck.
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FC Bayern Munich – VfL Wolfsburg: The analysis
As in Frankfurt in the opening game, Wolfsburg also bravely met the unchanged FC Bayern instead of just going in at the back. Especially left winger Marmoush caused problems for the hosts, Wimmer also set accents. In the 5th minute, Davies, who often moved up high and thus created a defensive triple chain, directed a Wimmer header to the aluminum.
Unlike Frankfurt, Wolfsburg was not immediately punished for playing actively. The four flexible Munich offensive players tried to use the available space with constant castling and fast, vertical combinations. However, they initially lacked the necessary precision.
Pavard’s crossbar hit came from a corner, Manes’ beautifully played supposed 1-0 rightly didn’t count because of an offside position. The first regular chance from the game came in the 33rd minute, Musiala scored straight away to make it 1-0. This was followed by the first real Munich pressure phase against the now increasingly helpless Wolfsburg with a few more deals and Müller’s 2-0.
After the break, FC Bayern – now with Sane instead of Gnabry – eased up, while Wolfsburg became more active again. However, the connecting goal didn’t succeed, so that the hosts finally brought their lead to the finish line in a rather uneventful second half. Nagelsmann waited until the 80th minute for the second change, when new signing Tel came into play.
The data of the game FC Bayern Munich vs. VfL Wolfsburg
Gates: 1-0 Musiala (33′), 2-0 Müller (43′)
The star of the game: Jamal Musiala (FC Bayern Munich)
Musiala was the most conspicuous Munich offensive player. He showed great dribbling, played clever passes and scored the important 1-0 with a well-considered shot. When he was substituted in the 83rd minute, he received a standing ovation.
The flop of the match: Ridle Baku (VfL Wolfsburg)
Especially in the first half, the Wolfsburg right-back had big problems with Musiala and Davies, before the 0:2 he defended weakly. When in possession of the ball, Baku showed fewer accents than he was used to. Just under 62 percent of his passports arrived.
The referee: Harm Osmers
Osmers had the sometimes racy game well under control. After the VAR intervened, he rightly denied Manes’ supposed 1-0 lead because of an offside position. Before Musiala actually made it 1-0, he far-sightedly let the advantage run.