Union Berlin - FC Bayern

Germany: Bundesliga
Union Berlin N. Gießelmann (43), J. Ryerson (65)
Stadion An der Alten Försterei2-5Attendance: 16.509
FC Bayern R. Lewandowski (Pen. 15), R. Lewandowski (23), L. Sané (35), K. Coman (61), T. Müller (79)

Thomas Müller: "We wanted to and had to show a reaction"

By Rune Gjerulff

Speaking after Bayern München's 5-2 victory over Union Berlin, Thomas Müller said the Bavarians "wanted to and had to show a reaction" to their mid-week defeat to Gladbach.

Thomas Müller.
Thomas Müller.Photo: Sven Mandel / CC-BY-SA-4.0

Bayern München bounced back from their recent 5-0 DFB-Pokal defeat to Gladbach as they thumped Union Berlin 5-2 in the German capital on Saturday.

Thomas Müller, who provided three assists before getting on the scoresheet himself, was delighted that Bayern managed to show a proper reaction to their embarrassing defeat.

"We wanted to and had to show a reaction on the pitch," Müller said in a post-match interview and continued:

"You never know what you're going to end up with in terms of result here in this stadium, against this tight-knit team. It was important that we got stuck into duels, took on responsibility and wanted the ball so we could develop that enjoyment of playing. We were dominant in the first half hour and got the goals.

"We were very happy with that. Then we saw a typical Union side, never giving up and fighting back. They got it back to 3-1 before the break. We weren't as calm in our play after the break, but we found the right answers with the goals. We won and in the end played a convincing game."

The win ensured that Bayern stayed one point ahead of Borussia Dortmund at the top of the Bundesliga table.

Union Berlin
1Andreas Luthe
3Paul Jaeckel
31Robin Knoche
25Timo Baumgartl
28Christopher Trimmel (C) ↩63
24Genki Haraguchi ↩75
8Rani Khedira
21Grischa Prömel ↩64
23Niko Gießelmann
27Sheraldo Becker ↩75
14Taiwo Awoniyi ↩64
19Frederik Rønnow
9Andreas Voglsammer ↪75
17Kevin Behrens ↪64
36Cedric Teuchert ↪64
5Marvin Friedrich
6Julian Ryerson ↪63
20Bastian Oczipka
7Levin Öztunali
30Kevin Möhwald ↪75
FC Bayern
1Manuel Neuer (C)
44Josip Stanisic ↩68
4Niklas Süle
21Lucas Hernández ↩68
19Alphonso Davies
6Joshua Kimmich
24Corentin Tolisso ↩68
11Kingsley Coman ↩80
25Thomas Müller
10Leroy Sané ↩62
9Robert Lewandowski
36Christian Früchtl
7Serge Gnabry ↪80
2Dayotchanculle Upamecano ↪68
3Omar Richards
5Benjamin Pavard ↪68
23Tanguy Nianzou
18Marcel Sabitzer ↪68
22Marc Roca
42Jamal Musiala ↪62

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