Bayern leave it late against Ingolstadt

Despite putting in a relatively flat performance against Ingolstadt, two late goals were enough to earn Bayern München a 2-0 Bundesliga win at Audi Sportpark.

  • FC Ingolstadt 04 0 FC Bayern München 2
  • Bavarians wasteful in front of goal
  • Lewandowski hits post
  • Vidal and Robben strike at the death

Match Summary

An uncharacteristically poor performance from the reigning champions was rescued by Arturo Vidal’s 90th minute goal, which was quickly followed up by a second from Arjen Robben less than 60 seconds.

Full Report

It was clear from the opening whistle that Ingolstadt would be happy with a single point against the defending champions and were largely successful in stifling the visitors.

The first half produced very little by way of goal-mouth action, with most chances coming from long range and not posing much of a threat to either goalkeeper.

Things didn’t really improve after the break and the traveling fans began to voice their displeasure at Bayern’s inability to break down the stubborn Ingolstadt resistance.

Robert Lewandowski went ever so close to opening the scoring late on, but saw his long-range missile cannon into the post and bouncing wide.

However, predictably, Bayern found a way in the end. A magnificent ball into the box for Vidal saw the Chile international smash the ball into the back of the net to seemingly win the match for his side in the 90th minute.

They were not done there, though, and Robben rubbed a fair helping of salt into their hosts’ wounds as he capped off a flowing team move with a blistering low shot to make it 2-0 less than 60 seconds later.

The result sees Bayern increase their lead at the top of the Bundesliga to seven points after RB Leipzig were thrashed 3-0 by Hamburg.

Saturday’s Bundesliga results:

Bayer Leverkusen 3-0 Eintracht Frankfurt
Darmstadt 2-1 Borussia Dortmund
Ingolstadt 0-2 Bayern Munich
RB Leipzig 0-3 Hamburg
Werder Bremen 0-1 Borussia Monchengladbach
Schalke 2-0 Hertha Berlin

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