At half time, no one could believe the scoreline. Hoffenheim were leading Bayern 2 goals to 1. Kimmich’s goal was the last before the first half ended, so Bayern still could come back and win this. Because it’s Bayern. After 25 + games, they hadn’t lost a game.
Not one. But not today. Today, they humbled the conquerors of Germany and Europe.
In a match where Lewandowski was benched for the first time in 2 years, the Bavarian giants slipped. This comes also after Dortmund fell to Augsburg a day before.
Just like Watford did to end Liverpool’s unbeaten run, Hoffenheim proved the antagonists to end Bayern’s 32 games unbeaten streak.
Bayern played 120 minutes with Sevilla in the super cup before they beat the Europa champions to take the trophy. 72 hours later, they were playing Hoffenheim back in Germany. Many have said that the team is fatigued.
However, Hansi Flick played down any idea of fatigue as an excuse and gave the credits to Hoffenheim as they have done what many failed to do.
Bayern will look to get back to winning ways as they take on Dortmund in their next match for the DFL Super cup title.