Late Kimmich stunner saves level for Bayern in opposition to Cologne

A Ninetieth-minute equaliser from Bayern Munich midfielder Joshua Kimmich saved his aspect from a second lack of the season, as they drew 1-1 at residence in opposition to a dogged Cologne on Tuesday.

Cologne, who put seven objectives previous Bremen on Saturday, picked up the place they left off, pressuring Bayern and successful a nook after simply three minutes.

Cologne defender Julian Chabot saved the ball within the air from the nook, fantastically discovering an unmarked Ellyes Skhiri on the far submit for the Tunisian worldwide to faucet in from shut vary.

The guests nearly doubled their lead after 29 minutes however Bayern keeper Yann Sommer pulled off an excellent double save, preserving out Skhiri and Denis Huseinbasic.

Cologne saved wave after wave of Bayern assaults at bay and seemed set for his or her first win at Bayern since 2009, however midfielder Kimmich scored pulled again some extent for the hosts within the final minute of regulation time.

A beaming Cologne supervisor Steffen Baumgart stated he was “slightly aggravated” concerning the late equaliser however was “utterly glad with the efficiency we confirmed. We confirmed an excellent crew an excellent efficiency.”

Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann stated his aspect “performed an excellent sport within the second half” however two attracts in two video games in 2023 “is simply too little for what we’re going for.”

“Sadly it was not sufficient in the long run.”

Kimmich tried to take the main target off coach Nagelsmann, telling German TV “it is not about ways, it is about being prepared.”

“It is one thing we have to change rapidly”

Bayern’s second successive 1-1 draw means any of Union Berlin, Eintracht Frankfurt or Freiburg might reduce the Bavarian’s lead on the prime to a few factors once they play on Wednesday.

Elsewhere, Wolfsburg continued their dazzling current kind, thrashing hapless Hertha Berlin 5-0, simply days after placing six previous Freiburg.

Swedish midfielder Mattias Svanberg volleyed in a free kick after simply 4 minutes and captain Max Arnold scored his aspect’s second from the spot after half-hour after a blatant handball from Hertha’s Dodi Lukebakio.

Jonas Wind curved in a 3rd simply three minutes later, his third purpose in 4 days.  Ridle Baku and Omar Marmoush scored within the second half to make it six wins in a row for the Wolves.

Hertha are second-last and have misplaced their final six  league video games heading into Saturday’s Berlin in opposition to Union, who sit in fourth with a sport in hand on leaders Bayern.

Hoffenheim’s Andre Kramaric scored a surprising long-range purpose within the fourth minute of damage time to assist his aspect to a 2-2 residence draw in opposition to a ten-man Stuttgart.

Kramaric had given Hoffenheim the early lead, earlier than objectives by Serhou Guirassy and Wataru Endo appeared to have Stuttgart on the right track for a worthwhile three factors.

– Olmo excellent –

In Tuesday’s early sport, RB Leipzig midfielder Dani Olmo scored one purpose and assisted on three extra as RB Leipzig moved into outright second with a 6-1 thrashing of struggling Schalke.

Portugal striker Andre Silva chalked up a brace within the first half both aspect of a strike from Benjamin Henrichs whereas former Chelsea ahead Timo Werner scored on his return to the beginning XI.

Schalke, who have been booed off the pitch at halftime, confirmed extra combat early within the second stanza, with Japanese midfielder  Kozuki scoring his first purpose in simply his second look for the membership within the 56th minute.

Olmo then scored a purpose of his personal, drifting in a curling shot from exterior the field which floated over the fingertips of goalie Alexander Schwolow.

Danish striker Yussuf Poulsen added a sixth within the final minute of normal time to seal the guests’ greatest league win of the season.

Schalke coach Thomas Reis apologised “to the general public” after the efficiency, saying any crew which produced such a displaying “has no enterprise within the Bundesliga”.

Leipzig are unbeaten in 15 matches in all competitions relationship again to September 2022, having received 12 and drawn three.

The loss leaves Schalke stranded in final place, six factors from security, having performed one sport greater than their probably relegation rivals.


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