Bundesliga: for the first game of the season, Bayern Munich and Borussia M’Gladbach leave in a draw

In break-in, Bayern Munich failed to launch their 2021/2022 campaign with a victory and hung on Friday, August 13, by an enterprising Borussia M’Gladbach. Swiss goalkeeper Yann Sommer, after disgusting France in the round of 16, achieved a new high-flying match against Bayern, making several exceptional saves to keep his team alive and ensure the draw (1-1).

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It is on these words that the commentator Jean-Charles Sabattier exulted after the equalizer of Robert Lewandowski, author of 41 goals in the league last year, who found the way of the net after… 41 minutes of play on this first 2021/2022 campaign game. Before that, striker Alassane Pléa had launched his season perfectly by opening the scoring in the 10th minute.

On a ball lost by Alfonso Davies, Patrick Herrmann called on Pléa who, alone against Neuer, controlled with his right foot before landing a strike from the left, which beat the German goalkeeper. Returned in 64th minute in place of Pléa, the other French striker of Mönchengladbach, Marcus Thuram, had the opportunities at the end of the match to switch the match in favor of his own and could even have obtained a penalty after a very limited intervention of his compatriot Dayot Upamecano in the area (83rd).

For his first match in official competition at the head of Bayern Munich, Julian Nagelsmann saw his plans be undermined by Yann Sommer. Didier Deschamp and the Blues can attest to this, in a big day, there is hardly a better goalkeeper on the planet of football than the Swiss. Against the defending champion, the 32-year-old goalkeeper made an exceptional game by making no less than six decisive saves. Lewandoski, Stanisic, Davis… all came up against Sommer who only gave up on the shot, at close range, of the Pole in the first period. Man of the match without a doubt, he kept his team afloat during the Bavarian highlights and starts this new season in the same way he left the last: flawless.

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