Bayern miss chance to move top after Union draw

Joshua Kimmich’s crisp finish earned Bayern a point at Union Berlin – but it was not enough to send the visitors back to the top of the Bundesliga

Bayern Munich missed the chance to return to the top of the Bundesliga after being held to a draw by Union Berlin.

Sheraldo Becker gave the home side a shock lead when he volleyed Christopher Tremmel’s free-kick into the far corner.

But Joshua Kimmich equalised three minutes later with a crisp finish from the edge of the box.

The draw leaves Bayern in third place in the Bundesliga table.

Borussia Dortmund had claimed top spot on Friday with a 1-0 victory over Hoffenheim, before a 3-2 win at Bayer Leverkusen saw Freiburg move above Dortmund into first place on Saturday.

Frederik Ronnow denied Jamal Musiala with an excellent save in the first half, but only a strong one-handed stop from Manuel Neuer prevented Bayern from falling behind again in the closing stages.

Julian Nagelsmann’s side open their Champions League campaign with a trip to Inter Milan on Wednesday.

Line-ups

Union Berlin

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Rønnow
  • 5Doekhi
  • 3Jaeckel
  • 31Knoche
  • 28Trimmel
  • 2ThorsbySubstituted forHaraguchiat 85′minutes
  • 8KhediraBooked at 87mins
  • 13SchäferSubstituted forSeguinat 85′minutes
  • 6RyersonSubstituted forGießelmannat 80′minutes
  • 27BeckerSubstituted forLewelingat 62′minutes
  • 17BehrensSubstituted forMichelat 62′minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Öztunali
  • 11Michel
  • 14Seguin
  • 23Gießelmann
  • 24Haraguchi
  • 26Puchacz
  • 32Pantovic
  • 37Grill
  • 40Leweling

Bayern Munich

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Neuer
  • 5Pavard
  • 2Upamecano
  • 4de Ligt
  • 19DaviesSubstituted forGoretzkaat 85′minutes
  • 6KimmichBooked at 26minsSubstituted forGravenberchat 62′minutesBooked at 72mins
  • 18Sabitzer
  • 11ComanSubstituted forGnabryat 73′minutes
  • 42MusialaSubstituted forMüllerat 62′minutes
  • 10Sané
  • 17Mané

Substitutes

  • 7Gnabry
  • 8Goretzka
  • 13Choupo-Moting
  • 21Hernández
  • 25Müller
  • 26Ulreich
  • 38Gravenberch
  • 40Mazraoui
  • 44Stanisic

Referee:
Frank Willenborg

Attendance:
22,012

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