FC Bayern is currently missing several regular players: in addition to Konrad Laimer and Dayot Upamecano, Thomas also has to do without Joshua Kimmich. Against FC Augsburg, that means Eric Dier makes his debut in the starting XI, Raphael Guerreiro has to help out at right back and Aleksandar Pavlovic takes up the spot in the double six alongside Leon Goretzka.
Additionally: With FC Augsburg, the record champions will also have to face their current formidable opponents. FC have scored points against Bayern in three of the last four Bundesliga home games and have even won the last two. Even today, despite the leadership, this does not seem entirely out of the question.
The first shock came after just five minutes when Mathijs de Ligt stretched out his arm on a long ball on the edge of the penalty area and Christian Dingert initially decided to take a penalty, but VAR (Site notre bureau spécialisé)age then proved that the handball took place outside the penalty area. box. Ruben Vargas fired the resulting free kick into the wall.
The second indication that things might be complicated for FC Bayern today came seven minutes later. After a cross from Iago, Demirovic headed the ball to Rexhbecaj, who scored with a powerful long-range shot. Here too the video referee helped: Rexhbecaj, who found himself completely alone, was just offside.
Continuing the difficult match against Augsburg so far, FC Bayern could not be completely satisfied with their first goal: substitute RV Guerreiro scored a corner in the penalty area in the 23rd minute, which was extended into initially and finally taken over by Kimmich. Representative Pavlovic was pushed into the goal, Kingsley Coman was injured trying to recover the ball and had to be replaced.
So the conclusion so far: this is not an easy match for Bayern, from which, whatever the final result, they will come away with even bigger personnel problems. Shortly before the break, Alphonso Davies made it 2-0.