Bayern Munich suffers 3-2 defeat against Bochum

Bayern Munich faced a tough challenge against Bochum, ultimately succumbing to a 3-2 defeat in a dramatic Bundesliga encounter.

Their loss to Bochum prevented them from catching up to Bundesliga leaders Bayern Leverkusen. According to Sky Germany, Thomas Tuchel will not be fired from his current position at Bayern and will not be replaced. The former manager of Chelsea and PSG is also not thinking about leaving.
Bayern Munich suffers 3-2 defeat against Bochum

Jamal Musiala gave the visitors the lead with his sixth goal of the year (14), but Takuma Asano’s strike into the bottom corner from Anthony Losilla’s assist (38) tied the score for Bochum after a protracted fan protest delayed play.
The comeback was completed before the half when Keven Schlotterbeck emerged unmarked from Kevin Stoger’s corner (44) and Stoger increased Bochum’s advantage from the penalty spot when Dayot Upamecano was sent off for elbowing Schlotterbeck inside the area (85).

With his 25th Bundesliga goal of the year, Harry Kane set up a thrilling conclusion with a close-range finish (87) from a cross by Mathys Tel, a Manchester United target.

Then, in eight minutes of stoppage time, the England striker headed straight at the Bochum goalie as Bayern lost for the third game in a row.
Leverkusen‘s lead at the top is still eight points as a result of their heroic 2-1 victory over Heidenheim on Saturday, which tied a German record by going 32 games without a loss across all competitions. In addition, Bochum moved up four spots to 11th place and onto 25 points, allaying relegation fears.


Tuchel is aware that he is currently facing a difficult situation. His club had lost the crucial league encounter against Leverkusen the previous week and the first leg of their round-of-16 match against Lazio in Italy, 1-0. When asked if Tuchel will be in charge for the match against RB Leipzig on Saturday, club CEO Jan-Christian Dreesen responded, “Of course,” to reporters.

“I am not a fan of monstrous coach-backing statements,” he stated. “Usually, they run out within a week. But we are not currently addressing this matter (the coach’s future). We must concentrate on our upcoming games,” he remarked.

Upamecano was sent off by the Bavarians for the second straight game in severe rain.
Tuchel remarked, “Now, (the title) does not look very realistic.” “However, we persevered through the whole season last season and were rewarded. Thus, we will continue to work on it.”
He continued, “That happens after every defeat,” alluding to the strain he was under after his team’s third defeat. “What matters is ‘how’ we played. “Today’s 90 minutes are very different from the second half at Lazio or the game at Leverkusen because the ‘how’ was good today.”

Although Upamecano had entered the game as a substitute, Noussair Mazraoui had to be replaced. By that point, Bochum had taken control and had rightfully extended their stellar home record to 18 points from their previous 25 games at the Ruhrstadion. Bayern had taken the lead in the 13th minute thanks to a goal from Musiala from a tight angle.

As a form of protest against a proposed foreign investment in the Bundesliga, fans began tossing tennis balls into the field. These protests have become more frequent on matchdays; on Saturday and Sunday, nearly all league games were briefly halted.

The 15-minute intermission improved Bochum’s performance tremendously. When Kane was pushed clear through on goal, he blazed over, missing a wonderful opportunity to double Bayern’s lead. The play was promptly penalized.

Before the half, the hosts scored twice through Asano and Schlotterbeck to cap off an incredible comeback.

Bayern Munich suffers 3-2 defeat against Bochum

After Upamecano was sent off for elbowing an opponent in the box and receiving a second booking, Stoger’s penalty in the 78th minute ended the match.

In the 87th minute, Kane scored his 25th league goal, but Bochum held on to the three points and it was only a late drama.
The disruption caused us to lose our rhythm. Today, mindset triumphed over quality, according to Dreesen.

Leon Goretzka, a midfielder for Bayern, compares his current situation to a horrible movie.
“It has the atmosphere of an unfinished horror film. Right now, everything is working against us.”
Once more, we can claim that we got off to a good start. However, you now feel foolish for limiting yourself to thirty minutes. We ultimately tried everything, so you can’t hold it against us.”

At the Europa-Park Stadion earlier on Sunday, Freiburg rallied to draw 3-3 with Eintracht Frankfurt thanks to a late equalizer by Michael Gregoritsch.

Midway through the second half, fans’ protests forced the suspension of play. In response, fans launched remote-controlled planes around the stadium and threw candy onto the field behind one of the goals.

After the match resumed, Frankfurt had taken a 3-2 lead thanks to Ansgar Knauff’s second goal of the match, but Gregoritsch scored a last-minute equalizer.

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