DFB-Pokal Football

Lewandowski Saves Bayern’s Blushes Against Four Tier Outfit

Bayern Munich needed a late goal from Robert Lewandowski to beat fourth division outfit Drochtersen in their DFB Pokal clash on Saturday afternoon.

Despite playing a four division outfit, Bayern boss Niko Kovac named a strong line-up for the encounter, with the new Bundesliga season starting next week.

The visitors dominated possession throughout the early stages of the encounter, although clear cut chances were hard to come by.

Drochtersen were quite happy to sit back and absorb the pressure for most of the opening stanza, although they also forced Manuel Neuer into fine save after after 34 minutes.

That was the final chance of the half as the sides went into the break level pegging at 0-0.

Bayern opted for a change shortly after the break as Arjen Robben made way for Kingsley Coman.

The Bavarians had the ball in the back of the net after 75 minutes when Thomas Muller poked home from close range, but the striker’s effort was ruled out for offside.

Bayern were not to be denied on 82 minutes when Lewandowski broke the deadlock with a close range finish to seal the win for the visitors.

The Bundesliga champions begin the defence of their title with a clash against Hoffenheim on Friday evening.

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