‘Bay­ern’s lat­est draw ‘un­ac­cept­able’

The Sun (Malaysia) - - SPORTS -

BAY­ERN MU­NICH’S chair­man Karl-Heinz Rum­menigge de­scribes as ‘un­ac­cept­able’ their 2-2 draw at 10-man Ein­tra­cht Frank­furt which leaves the Ger­man league lead­ers win­less in their last three games.

Bay­ern host PSV Eind­hoven in a key Euro­pean match to­mor­row need­ing a win fol­low­ing last month’s 1-0 Cham­pi­ons League de­feat at Atletico Madrid and their 1-1 draw with Cologne a fort­night ago in the Bun­desliga.

Hav­ing won the Ger­man league ti­tle for each of the last four sea­sons, Bay­ern have set them­selves high stan­dards and Rum­menigge was unim­pressed with the lack­lus­tre first-half dis­play at Ein­tra­cht on Sat­ur­day.

Bay­ern had 62% pos­ses­sion – their low­est in their 10 games so far this sea­son – and rode their luck, es­pe­cially in the first-half, at Ein­tra­cht.

“That wasn’t Bay­ern Mu­nich in the firsthalf, we can’t play like that,” fumed Rum­menigge. “It was un­ac­cept­able, we have to go out on the pitch with a dif­fer­ent at- ti­tude.

“You have to stick the fin­ger in the wound, ev­ery now and then. We must be sat­is­fied that we took a point even af­ter we played like that in the first half.”

“We have to show a dif­fer­ent at­ti­tude on Wednesday or we will have prob­lems.”

Bay­ern’s Ar­jen Robben and Frank­furt’s Sz­abolcs Huszti both scored first-half goals.

Af­ter Ger­many in­ter­na­tional Joshua Kim­mich put Bay­ern back in front, Frank­furt had Huszti sent off, but Mex­ico mid­fielder Marco Fabian scored their cru­cial sec­ond equaliser 12 min­utes from time.

Robert Le­wandowski gave cause for op­ti­mism by kick-start­ing Bay­ern’s at­tack when he came on for the fi­nal 25 min­utes, but even the Poland hot-shot could not break the dead­lock.

New coach Carlo Ancelotti won his first seven games to set a new club record to get off to a fly­ing start when he re­placed Pep Guardi­ola this sea­son. – AFP

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