75,000 fans pack the Allianz Arena
It was a very successful afternoon at the Allianz Arena as FC Bayern beat Augsburg 1-0 in the Bavarian derby on Saturday. Robert Lewandowski's decisive goal eight minutes before the end brought cheers from the the fans in the stands, who gave coach Julian Nagelsmann's team great support throughout. It was the first time in over five months that the record champions could welcome 75,000 spectators to a home match. "Finally sold out again here at home. The fans did a great job, it was a great atmosphere," said a delighted Joshua Kimmich, who hit a landmark, picking up his 150th Bundesliga win.
Tuning up for Tuesday
"The fans help us a lot in moments like this. It does us good and is very valuable that they are there again, especially when the game is a bit tough," Nagelsmann said after the match. "Huge credit to those in the stadium. There was a real atmosphere in the place today, even though the game wasn't the best. It definitely helps when you realise that you're not really getting going, but the fans are there to push us," said Thomas Müller. After the final whistle, the team thanked the fans with a lap of honour. Along with the Südkurve, Manuel Neuer and co. got in the mood for the important Champions League match against Villarreal this coming Tuesday with a "Champions League" chant.
Thomas Müller and Joshua Kimmich reached new landmarks with the win against Augsburg: