FC Bayern - FC Köln

Germany: Bundesliga
FC Bayern R. Lewandowski (50), S. Gnabry (59), S. Gnabry (71)
Allianz Arena3-2Attendance: 20.000
FC Köln A. Modeste (60), M. Uth (62)

Gnabry bags brace as Bayern edge Köln

By Rune Gjerulff

FC Köln caused Bayern München plenty of trouble, but the German champions ultimately won an entertaining affair at Allianz Arena.

Serge Gnabry.
Serge Gnabry.Photo: GEPA Pictures/Ulrich Gamel

Serge Gnabry scored twice to help reigning champions Bayern München to a 3-2 victory over FC Köln at Allianz Arena on Sunday.

After a goalless first half, Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann made two changes at the break, sending on Josip Stanisic and Jamal Musiala to replace Tanguy Nianzou and Leroy Sané.

Musiala immediately made a difference and set up Robert Lewandowski's opener from the byline in the 50th minute after skipping past Jorge Meré.

And when Gnabry doubled the lead just shy of the hour mark, it looked like the win was in the bag.

But Köln then went straight down the other end and scored twice within a few minutes through Anthony Modeste and Mark Uth.

Gnabry, however, wasn't done yet and made it 3-2 with a thunderous effort in the 71st minute, earning Bayern their first Bundesliga win of the season.

FC Bayern
1Manuel Neuer (C)
23Tanguy Nianzou ↩46
2Dayotchanculle Upamecano
4Niklas Süle
19Alphonso Davies ↩88
6Joshua Kimmich
8Leon Goretzka ↩66
10Leroy Sané ↩46
25Thomas Müller
7Serge Gnabry ↩76
9Robert Lewandowski
26Sven Ulreich
13E. Choupo-Moting ↪76
40Malik Tillman
3Omar Richards
15Chris Richards ↪88
20Bouna Sarr
44Josip Stanisic ↪46
24Corentin Tolisso ↪66
42Jamal Musiala ↪46
FC Köln
1Timo Horn
19Kingsley Ehizibue
22Jorge Meré
5Rafael Czichos
14Jonas Hector (C)
28Ellyes Skhiri
29Jan Thielmann
7Dejan Ljubicic ↩76
11Florian Kainz ↩69
13Mark Uth ↩66
27Anthony Modeste ↩76
40Jonas Urbig
9Sebastian Andersson ↪69
2Benno Schmitz
6Salih Özcan
17Kingsley Schindler
18Ondrej Duda ↪66
21Louis Schaub ↪76
25Tim Lemperle ↪76
31Tomáš Ostrák

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