1. goal
    10'Alassane Plea
Gladbach
Borussia Mönchengladbach
Final
11
FC Bayern
FC Bayern Munich
(1:1)
  1. goal
    42'Lewandowski
  1. goal
    10'Alassane Plea
  2. goal
    42'Lewandowski
  1. yellow card
    57'Lars Stindl
  2. yellow card
    90'+1Florian Neuhaus
Gladbach
Borussia Mönchengladbach
Final
11
FC Bayern
FC Bayern Munich
(1:1)
    1. yellow card
      57'Lars Stindl
    2. yellow card
      90'+1Florian Neuhaus
    1. substitution
      64'Jonas Hofmann for Patrick Herrmann
    2. substitution
      64'Marcus Thuram for Alassane Plea
    3. substitution
      72'Keanan Bennetts for Hannes Wolf
    4. substitution
      90'László Bénes for Florian Neuhaus
    Gladbach
    Borussia Mönchengladbach
    Final
    11
    FC Bayern
    FC Bayern Munich
    (1:1)
    1. substitution
      75'Kingsley Coman for Sané
    2. substitution
      75'Jamal Musiala for Serge Gnabry
    3. substitution
      82'Choupo-Moting for Thomas Müller
    4. substitution
      82'Sarr for Josip Stanisic
    1. substitution
      64'Jonas Hofmann for Patrick Herrmann
    2. substitution
      64'Marcus Thuram for Alassane Plea
    3. substitution
      72'Keanan Bennetts for Hannes Wolf
    4. substitution
      75'Kingsley Coman for Sané
    5. substitution
      75'Jamal Musiala for Serge Gnabry
    6. substitution
      82'Choupo-Moting for Thomas Müller
    7. substitution
      82'Sarr for Josip Stanisic
    8. substitution
      90'László Bénes for Florian Neuhaus
    Gladbach
    Borussia Mönchengladbach
    Final
    11
    FC Bayern
    FC Bayern Munich
    (1:1)
    Stadium/AttendanceBorussia-Park, Mönchengladbach22925 viewers
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    Reds held in thrilling restart

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    FC Bayern were held to a 1-1 draw by Borussia Mönchengladbach in the Bundesliga restart on Friday evening. Gladbach were dominant in the first quarter-hour, Alassane Pléa handing the Foals an early lead, but Bayern bounced back, Lewandowski levelling the scores before half-time. The second half was as entertaining as the first one, but with no further goals to come, Bayern and Gladbach shared the spoils.

    The Bavarians lined up with Manuel Neuer in goal and Josip Stanišić, Dayot Upamecano, Niklas Süle and Alphonso Davies in a back four. Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka anchored a midfield featuring Leroy Sané, Thomas Müller and Serge Gnabry, with target man Lewandowski up front. Kingsley Coman, Jamal Musiala, Bouna Sarr and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting took over from Sané, Gnabry, Stanišić and Müller in the second half.

    Reds bounce back after early setback

    Once referee Marco Fritz whistled play underway, Gladbach went straight onto the front foot. Herrmann fired just wide from 20 yards before he squared to Stindl, but Kimmich made a crucial interception. Lewandowski set up Gnabry at the other end, the Germany international miscuing, but the linesman's flag was raised in any case. The Foals took the lead when Bayern lost possession in midfield, Pléa beating Neuer to crown Gladbach's fine interplay.

    Bayern got a grip after the opener, Lewandowski drawing two saves from keeper Sommer. Munich slowly but surely strangled the home side with possession, Stanišić seeing two efforts saved, but Lewandowski scored a more than deserved equaliser before half-time, firing home from a Kimmich corner.

    No way past Sommer

    Sané was denied by Sommer before the former's cross found Lewandowski, who saw his header saved. Lainer headed wide at the other end, the strong Sommer saving from Davies and Lewandowski, but Neuer too shone when he turned Stindl's low shot around the post.

    A Lainer cross only just evaded Thuram, Gladbach enjoying a spell in command now. Coman fired well wide in the frantic closing stages before the Frenchman cut back to the onrushing Kimmich, who miscued his effort, and Fritz blew for full-time.

    Bayern will be back in action on Tuesday, when they take on Borussia Dortmund in the DFL Supercup.

    Live match report for fcbayern.comby Greg Salmen

    Borussia Mönchengladbach - FC Bayern 1-1 (HT: 1-1)

    Borussia Mönchengladbach

    Sommer - Lainer, Ginter, Elvedi, Scally - Kramer, Neuhaus - Herrmann (Hofmann 64), Stindl, Wolf (Bennetts 72) - Pléa (Thuram 64)

    Subs

    Sippel - Beyer, Netz, Bénes, Jantschke, Noß

    FC Bayern

    Neuer - Stanišić (Sarr 82), Upamecano, Süle, Davies - Kimmich, Goretzka - Sané (Coman 75), Müller (Choupo-Moting 82), Gnabry (Musiala 75) - Lewandowski

    Subs

    Ulreich – O. Richards, C. Richards, Cuisance, Nianzou

    Referee

    Marco Fritz (Korb)

    Attendance

    22,925

    Goals

    1-0 Pléa (10), 1-1 Lewandowski (42)

    Yellow Cards

    Stindl, Neuhaus / -

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