Bayern return to winning ways
Kingsley Coman scored one and made one as Bayern Munich came from behind to beat Stuttgart and maintain their lead at the top of the Bundesliga. It was a return to winning ways after their 1-1 draw against Werder Bremen last week.
It was Stuttgart’s first defeat in eight Bundesliga games. They took the lead after 20 minutes when Tanguy Coulibaly beat Manuel Neuer to Silas Wamangituka Fundu’s cross and found the net. The goal meant that Bayern had conceded in seven consecutive league games.
Philipp Forster should have put the hosts 2-0 up but he shot wide from only a few yards out. Coman punished Stuttgart with an equaliser in the 38th minute, cutting in from the left and firing past the goalkeeper at the near-post.
Robert Lewandowski put the champions ahead on the stroke of half-time lashing a shot into the net from outside the box after Coman set him up. It was his 12th league goal of the season.
ℹ️ Bayern have only dropped points this season when Robert Lewandowski hasn’t scored.
Lucky for them, that’s Bundesliga goal number 1️⃣2️⃣ for him 😳#VfBFCB pic.twitter.com/Hia8uVxL12
— Bundesliga English (@Bundesliga_EN) November 28, 2020
Douglas Costa secured the win in the 87th minute when he cut in from the right wing and powered a shot into the corner.
Bayern have 22 points from nine games and lead second-placed Leipzig by two points. Stuttgart are 10th with 11 points.
Hansi Flick’s side have now scored in their last 22 Bundesliga matches and their last 37 matches in all competitions.
Bayern have scored 31 goals after nine Bundesliga games, the most by any side at this stage of a season since 1974/75.