Bayern ease to Wolfsburg win

Bayern München eased to a comfortable 2-0 win over a depleted VfL Wolfsburg at the Volkswagen Arena on Saturday afternoon.

  • VfL Wolfsburg 0 Bayern München 2
  • Scoreless first half
  • Coman fires home opener
  • Lewandowski doubles advantage

Match Summary

Bayern were in total control for much of the game, but were unable to find a breakthrough against a tough Wolfsburg defence in the first half.

There would be no denying the Bavarians after the break and Kingsley Coman soon had them in the lead with a well-taken effort.

Robert Lewandowski doubled the advantage with a clever finish and Bayern saw out the result without any real trouble.

Full Report

Bayern quickly established their dominance and were nearly ahead after 13 minutes when Xabi Alonso sent a fierce effort flying narrowly wide of the post.

Wolfsburg seemed content to try and hit the Bavarians on the counter and came close to scoring when Max Kruse had a header from a Julian Draxler cross tipped over by Manuel Neuer.

Koen Casteels then had to be at his best to deny both Thomas Muller and Coman in the 26th and 30th minutes respectively.

Just before the break, Wolfsburg had an excellent chance to open the scoring when Marcel Schafer somehow fired wide of the far post after being teed up by Kruse.

Lewandowski had the ball in the back of the net in the 53rd minute, but celebrations were cut short after the linesman raised his flag for offside.

There would be no denying Bayern in the 66th minute when Kingsley Coman finally put his side ahead, firing home first-time after reacting quickest to a ball dropping in the box.

Lewandowski then made it 2-0 in the 75th minute, scoring with the outside of the boot after Franck Ribery had chested down a Coman cross in the box.

Philipp Lahm nearly made it 3-0 late on, seeing a fierce volley deflect off the face of Ricardo Rodriguez.

Wolfsburg looked for a response in the dying embers, but the damage had already been done and Bayern took home all three points.