FC Bayern Munich did not win the third game after fixing the title: On the 34th match day of the Bundesliga, coach Julian Nagelsmann’s team did not get more than 2: 2 (2: 1) at VfL Wolfsburg.
Josip Stanisic (17′) and Robert Lewandowski (40′) gave FC Bayern a 2-0 lead before Jonas Wind (45′) and Max Kruse (58′) leveled the game. On the last two match days there was a defeat at FSV Mainz 05 and a draw against VfB Stuttgart.
Sports director Hasan Salihamidzic confirmed before kick-off that Lewandowski does not want to extend his contract with the record champions, which runs until 2023. However, Salihamidzic ruled out the striker’s premature departure. The Pole himself suggested the opposite after the 2-2 win against VfL Wolfsburg: “It’s quite possible that this was my last game for Bayern.”
With a total of 35 goals this season, Lewandowski secured the top scorer for the fifth time in a row and for the seventh time overall, ahead of Patrick Schick (Leverkusen/24) and Erling Haaland (BVB/22).
Keeper Christian Früchtl meanwhile made his professional debut for FC Bayern in Wolfsburg: Nagelsmann came on for captain Manuel Neuer in the closing stages.
Wolfsburg – Bavaria: The voices
Florian Kohfeldt (coach VfL Wolfsburg): “After a disappointing season, it was a decent to good end. In the second half we played a really great game for a long time. In the end we weren’t quite able to maintain our level, but winning the point wasn’t undeserved.”
Julian Nagelsmann (Bayern Munich coach): “The first 45 minutes were the best in the second half of the season. In the second half we practically begged for the equalizer. There’s nothing more to say about Robert Lewandowski than that he still has a contract until 2023.”
VfL Wolfsburg vs Bayern Munich: The Analysis
FC Bayern played in defense with the “three-and-a-half-chain” familiar from the first half of the season: left-back Davies moved up extremely wide when he had the ball and gave Musiala the opportunity to move into the middle next to Müller. Because a lot went to the left, Gnabry was often free on the other side and was searched for with long page changes.
The system worked, FC Bayern combined in a variety of ways and soon created good chances. Stanisic scored the deserved 1-0, Musiala’s supposed 2-0 rightly didn’t count because of an offside position (24′). But the hosts, who were initially heavily inferior, also had chances, especially after crosses such as Lacroix’s goal from behind (14′).
From the middle of the first half, Wolfsburg became a little more active, which made the game more open. This was also reflected in the two goals from Lewandowski and Wind shortly before half-time.
After the change of sides, Wolfsburg were at times even the more dangerous team, and Kruse gave the hosts a well-deserved equalizer. FC Bayern made too many mistakes on defense and lacked ideas on offense. Only in the final phase did the guests become more determined again – in the 88th Sane awarded Casteels free-standing.
VfL Wolfsburg – FC Bayern Munich: The line-ups
Wolfsburg: Casteels – Baku, Lacroix, Brooks (90+1 Bornauw), van de Ven (72 Roussillon) – Arnold – Schlager, Gerhardt (72 Vranckx) – Wind, Kruse (83 Philipp), Nmecha (83 Bialek) . – Trainer: Kohfeldt