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Bayern thrashed by Bundelisga strugglers in humiliating 4-2 loss

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Safiu Kehinde

It was a terrible day in office for Julien Nagelsmann after Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich suffered a humiliating defeat in the hands of 11th placed Bochum.

The Bavarians had one of their worst outing of the season following a 4-2 thrashing at the Vonova Ruhrstadion, Bochum’s home ground.
Within ten minutes of play, Robert Lewandowski had given Bayern an early lead- to the expectation of many. The Polish picked on Kingsley Coman’s header, slotting the ball into the net with his right foot to put the visitors ahead.

Bochum began revealing what they kept in store for Bayern after they found the equalizer Christopher Antwi-Adjej’s 14th minute equalizer. The home team started by soaking Bayern’s pressure. Julien Nagelsmann’s men proved to be the dominant team, but Bochum determinism kept them at bay.

Bayern’s quest to doom began in the 36th minute when Dayot Upamecano brought down a Bochum player in the penalty box. Jurgen Locadia stepped up to put the home team in the lead.

Unfortunately, Bayern’s dominance could not save them from conceding another goal. Taking their chances, Bochum’s Cristian Gamboa played a neat 1-2 with Patrick Osterhage and doubled Bochum’s lead within 40 minutes of play.

With just one minute left before halftime, Bochum was again utilized their chance as Gerrit Holtmann pulled a screamer from outside the box to make it 4-1 for the home team.

Having slaughtered the Bundesliga giants right before halftime, Bochum went on the defensive all through the second-half. They denied Bayern chances upon chances. Eventually, Bochum were forced to concede after Lewandowski found the net once again in the 75th minutes to reduce the tally.

However, the defeat had little effect on Bayern’s standing in the Bundesliga table. They are nine points ahead of second-placed Borussia Dortmund.

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