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Sommer stars as Gladbach hold Bayern to a draw

By Rune Gjerulff

Yann Sommer's crucial saves helped Gladbach to a draw against Bayern München at Borussia-Park.

Yann Sommer.
Yann Sommer.Photo: Borussia Mönchengladbach

Reigning German champions Bayern München survived an early scare to draw 1-1 with Borussia Mönchengladbach in the opener of the 2021/22 Bundesliga season at Borussia-Park tonight.


Gladbach made the better start to the game and missed a few big chances in the opening minutes before finally capitalizing on a shaky start from Bayern when Alassane Plea was played in behind and scored in the 10th minute.

At the other end of the pitch, Gladbach goalkeeper Yann Sommer made a string of fine saves to deny Robert Lewandowski and 21-year-old right-back Josip Stanisic, who was handed his second Bundesliga start.

But with a few minutes remaining of the first half, Sommer was left with no chance as Lewandowski volleyed home from inside the box after a Joshua Kimmich corner.

Bayern kept the pressure on in the second half and created several clear-cut opportunities, but Sommer kept everything out.

Gladbach grew back into the game as the second half progressed, and Lars Stindl did well to test Manuel Neuer with 70 minutes on the clock.


Second-half substitute Marcus Thuram caused plenty of problems for Bayern and was brought down twice in the box, but his and Gladbach's penalty appeals were turned away by the referee.

Bayern had one final chance four minutes into injury time as Kingsley Coman set up Joshua Kimmich, but the midfielder couldn't keep his shot on target.


Gladbach
(4-2-3-1)
1Y. Sommer
18S. Lainer
28M. Ginter
30N. Elvedi
29J. Scally
6C. Kramer
32F. Neuhaus ↪90
7P. Herrmann ↪64
13L. Stindl (C)
11H. Wolf ↪72
14A. Pléa ↪64
Bench
21T. Sippel
10M. Thuram ↩64
34C. Noß
37K. Bennetts ↩72
15L. Beyer
20L. Netz
24T. Jantschke
22L. Bénes ↩90
23J. Hofmann ↩64
FC Bayern
(4-2-3-1)
1M. Neuer (C)
44J. Stanisic ↪82
2D. Upamecano
4N. Süle
19A. Davies
6J. Kimmich
8L. Goretzka
10L. Sané ↪75
25T. Müller ↪82
7S. Gnabry ↪75
9R. Lewandowski
Bench
26S. Ulreich
11K. Coman ↩75
13E. Choupo-Moting ↩82
3O. Richards
15C. Richards
20B. Sarr ↩82
23T. Nianzou
17M. Cuisance
42J. Musiala ↩75

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