Bayern 1-0 Augsburg: Lewandowski Scores Late Penalty To Secure Crucial Win For The Red Army

At the Allianz Arena, Bayern Munich beat Augsburg thanks to a late penalty from Robert Lewandowski.

The Bundesliga leaders failed to impress against a side just seven points above the relegation play-offs, following their Champions League defeat by Villarreal on Wednesday.

After Reece Oxford’s handball, Lewandowski scored his 23rd goal against them in 19 games. The Bavarians now lead Borussia Dortmund by nine points at the top of the table.

Bayern struggled to find any momentum in the first half against Augsburg’s strong defense. In attack, Lewandowski was left alone, and neither Leroy Sane nor Serge Gnabry were able to make any inroads from wide positions.

Augsburg looked dangerous on the counter-attack throughout much of the home side’s possession, and Ruben Vargas came near 10 minutes before halftime.

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Bayern’s performance was irritating in the second half, with little chances. Even with Jamal Musiala on the field, Julian Nagelsmann’s team struggled to find a competitive edge.

After the video assistant referee determined that former West Ham defender Oxford handled the ball in the area with eight minutes remaining, the hosts were awarded a penalty. Much to Nagelsmann’s relief, Lewandowski scored to grab the three points.

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