Bayern overcome Darmstadt in Bundesliga
Thomas Mueller’s brace helped German football giants Bayern Munich to turn the tides against Darmstadt while Wolfsburg snatched one point at Berlin in the 22nd round of Bundesliga.
Mueller goals number 16 and 17 of the season smoothed the way for Bayern Munich’s second straight win on Saturday. It was a stiff piece of work for the German record champions as newly promoted Darmstadt grabbed the lead to flabbergast the hosts, who bounced back with three-second half goals, reports Xinhua.
Bundesliga front-runners Bayern Munich took the reins from kick-off against deep defending visitors from Darmstadt. However, Pep Guardiola’s men were unable to turn their dominance into a tangible reward as Arturo Vidal, Robert Lewandowski and Arjen Robben failed to overcome Darmstadt custodian Christian Mathenia from promising positions. The visitors punished Bayern’s wastefulness and shocked the hosts with the opener against the run of the game (26th minute) after Sandro Wagner nodded in Sandro Sirigu’s cross to the near post.
The ‘Bavarians’ continued with their powerful display but had to wait after the restart before Mueller slotted home Rafinha’s chipped ball into the area with 49 minutes into the game. Bayern gained momentum and completed the comeback as Mueller sealed his brace with an overhead kick (71st).