SC Freiburg 2-2 Bayern Munich: Bundesliga Title Hopes Dwindle as Tuchel’s Side Drop Points

SC Freiburg 2-2 Bayern Munich Bundesliga: In the latest Bundesliga showdown between SC Freiburg and Bayern Munich, Lucas Holer’s late equalizer dealt a blow to Bayern’s title aspirations. 

The hosts, Freiburg, took the lead through goals from Christian Gunter and Mathys Tel and Jamal Musiala, but a late equalizer from Lucas Holer placed Bayer Leverkusen well in charge of the title race. Bayern Munich was held to a 2-2 draw in Freiburg.

SC Freiburg 2-2 Bayern Munich: Bundesliga Title Hopes Dwindle as Tuchel's Side Drop Points

The 87th-minute goal by Freiburg attacker Lucas Holer gave the hosts a point and further dashed Bayern’s title chances.
After the draw, Bayern is now seven points off of leaders Bayer Leverkusen, who can close the deficit to 10 points if they defeat Cologne on Sunday.
Freiburg had a strong start and finished the match. They went ahead in the twelfth minute thanks to a strong strike from captain Christian Gunter.

But, Bayern responded with a powerful shot from Mathys Tel (35), and it appeared that Jamal Musiala’s incredible solo goal (75) would give the visitors a much-needed victory.
But Holer’s late display stunned Tuchel’s team, and now their prospects of winning the Bundesliga hang precariously before they play Lazio in a crucial Champions League round-of-16 second-leg match midweek.

How Bayern dropped farther in the championship chase

Bayern knew that a loss at Freiburg would give Bayer Leverkusen a significant lead in the title fight, but Tuchel’s team gets off to a poor start.
The hosts were rewarded for their early efforts with great intent. Roland Sallai’s header was stopped by Manuel Neuer with a great save. Sallai then struck the crossbar with an overhead kick, but Gunter caught the rebound and shot the ball precisely to send it inside the far post.

Bayern gradually found their rhythm and emerged from the first half stronger than the other team. Due to Leroy Sane’s injury, Tel was given a rare start and tied the score in the 35th minute when he moved the ball inside with his first touch and struck a strong right-footed shot past goalkeeper Noah Atubolu.

Following the interval, Bayern’s progress persisted, and Atubolu had to be quick to deny Musiala before Holer cleared Harry Kane’s header off the line. But when Musiala dribbled past three Freiburg players and curled his effort inside the far post, Bayern believed they were going to win all three points.

However, Holer ultimately had the last say as Bayer Leverkusen had the opportunity to go ahead by ten points thanks to his exquisite volley.

We lacked self-control

“We played completely without structure (in the first half),” said Thomas Tuchel, the manager of Bayern.We lacked self-control. We lost control as we advanced, were out of position, and let them launch a counterattack.

“It was evident that we wanted to play here with a different mindset, but we didn’t start acting on it until after we gave up a goal. However, one strong half is insufficient to win in this instance.For the first thirty minutes, we played carelessly; it wasn’t a will issue.”

Next Matches

In the opening leg of their Europa League last-16 match, Freiburg takes on West Ham United on Thursday at 8 p.m., while Bayern plays Lazio on Tuesday at 8 p.m., hoping to overcome a 1-0 deficit in their Champions League last-16 match.

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