BAYERN MUNICH VS HOFFENHEIM: 0-1
A shocking defeat for Bayern Munich. It was one of the nights when Bayern Munich had their chance to score a goal but ran out luck. Andrej Kramaric star of the match as Hoffenheim breaks their unbeatable streak against Bayern Munich. Bayern Munich miss their handful of players Manuem Neuer, Thomas Muller, Douglas Costa and Thiago Alcantara. This was Bayern Munich just second defeat of 2016-17 Bundesliga.
Hoffenheim started the match with a positive attitude as they knew the only way they could defeat star stud Bayern Munich is by the attack. The team line up of Bayern Munich strengthens their defence with 4-2-3-1 whereas the Hoffenheim had nothing to lose so they focused on attacking with a 3-4-2-1 formation. During their previous encounter, Bayern Munich has defeated Hoffenheim in 4 out of 5 occasions while one resulted in a draw. These stats are enough to boost the morale of a team in form Bayern Munich who has earlier qualified for Champions League. During the first half, the play Bayern Munich played an attacking form of soccer but was unable to score. It was 21’of the match when Croatian striker Andrej Kramaric scored a brilliant goal to give Hoffenheim their lead of the match.
The lead gave Hoffenheim the most needed boost as they started playing with more aggressive. On the other hand, Bayern Munich had their luck at the end of first half time when a kick from Robert Lewandowski hit the top panel of the goal post. At the end of first half time, to everyone’s surprise, Hoffenheim leads the score line 1-0 against Bayern Munich.
Right from the start of second half Bayern Munich showed some strategic moves on the field as their star forward Robert Lewandowski was again so closed to scoring the opener but a diving punch from the goalkeeper denied him a goal. In the second half, Hoffenheim came out with a strategy of defence not allowing Bayern Munich to equalise the score. Bayern Munich has almost 65% of total match ball possession with 17 shots, out of which 6 of them were on target still Bayern Munich couldn’t convert a single goal. Hoffenheim showed the great skill of patience by not allowing Bayern Munich to out-play them. Robert Lewandowski was at a peak and threatened to score for Munich but the goal just refused to come to Bayern Munich. The second half was much better, just as it should be as it saw some great save from Hoffenheim goalkeeper to keep Bayern Munich out of the game. At the end of full-time, the scores signalled 1-0 in favour of Hoffenheim with saw smiles on the Kramaric face for his lone goal ultimately turns out to match decider.
- Bayern Munich suffered their second defeat of Bundesliga 2016-17 seasons, as Coach Carlo Ancelotti was gracious enough to appreciate the winners Hoffenheim.
- Andrej Kramaric drew huge praise for the only goal scored, which ultimately turned to be his match-winning goal.