FC Bayern - Union Berlin

Germany: Bundesliga
FC Bayern J. Musiala (68)
Allianz Arena1-1
Union Berlin M. Ingvartsen (86)

Second-string Bayern forced to settle for a draw against Union

By Rune Gjerulff

Union Berlin came back to salvage a 1-1 draw against a second-string Bayern München side at Allianz Arena.

Jamal Musiala opener was cancelled out by Marcus Ingvartsen.
Jamal Musiala opener was cancelled out by Marcus Ingvartsen.

Bundesliga leaders Bayern München dropped points in the Bundesliga title race with a 1-1 draw against Union Berlin at Allianz Arena on Saturday.

Bayern coach Hansi Flick was without several key players and handed full Bundesliga debuts to 21-year-old Josip Stanisic and 20-year-old Tiago Dantas as he fielded a second-string side ahead of Tuesday's Champions League quarterfinal return leg against Paris Saint-Germain.

In a game with few clear-cut chances, 18-year-old Jamal Musiala broke the deadlock in the 68th minute, taking a touch past Robin Knoche before slotting the ball past Andreas Luthe to give Bayern the lead.

Union were on the back foot for large spells of the game, but ultimately managed to salvage a draw in the 86th minute as Robert Andrich teed up second-half substitute Marcus Ingvartsen for the equaliser.

The result means Bayern are now five points clear of title rivals RB Leipzig, who beat Werder Bremen 4-1.

Union Berlin sit seventh, three points behind sixth-placed Bayer Leverkusen, who face Hoffenheim on Monday.

FC Bayern
1Manuel Neuer (C)
20Bouna Sarr
17Jérôme Boateng ↩66
8Javi Martínez
44Josip Stanisic
6Joshua Kimmich
25Thomas Müller
42Jamal Musiala ↩74
28Tiago Filipe Oliveira Dantas ↩66
29Kingsley Coman ↩46
13E. Choupo-Moting ↩58
35Alexander Nübel
10Leroy Sané ↪46
30Dimitri Oberlin
5Benjamin Pavard ↪66
23Tanguy Nianzou ↪74
26Remi Vita
27David Alaba ↪58
32Christopher Gavin Scott ↪66
Union Berlin
1Andreas Luthe
28Christopher Trimmel (C)
5Marvin Friedrich
31Robin Knoche
25Christopher Lenz ↩67
21Grischa Prömel
30Robert Andrich
15Marius Bülter ↩67
10Max Kruse ↩72
18Keita Endo ↩80
24Petar Musa ↩72
20Loris Karius
9Joel Pohjanpalo ↪72
32Marcus Ingvartsen ↪67
36Cedric Teuchert ↪72
4Nico Schlotterbeck
6Julian Ryerson ↪67
19Florian Hübner
33Sebastian Griesbeck
34Christian Gentner ↪80

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