Created on 28-09-2008 at 00:00 AM
Ninth in the Bundesliga standings with two wins, two draws and two defeats from six matches is not the start to the season Bayern wanted. “I’ve noticed how many teams are ahead of us in the table, and it annoys me,” Uli Hoeneß stated bluntly after Munich fell to a second league defeat of term in Hannover. “We should put a lot of effort into making sure it doesn’t stay that way for very long.“
Bayern dominated the match stats with 59 percent of the possession, 51 percent tackles won, and 14 shots to the home team’s nine, but lost 1-0 on the only measure which really counts, namely goals. “It was a totally unnecessary defeat, and it hurts,” fumed Jürgen Klinsmann, “I’m bitterly upset.” Szabolcs Huszti’s 23rd-minute direct free-kick, Hannover’s first shot of the game, ultimately separated the sides.