Youngest coach in Bun­desliga gives Bay­ern Mu­nich a les­son

Malta Independent - - SPORT -

The youngest coach in the Bun­desliga is show­ing the oth­ers how it's done.

Ju­lian Nagels­mann, who is only 29, led Hof­fen­heim to a 1-1 draw at Bay­ern Mu­nich yes­ter­day, main­tain­ing his side's club-record un­beaten run and stay­ing within four points of the league leader.

"We're go­ing there to be suc­cess­ful," Nagels­mann had de­clared bullishly be­fore the trip to Mu­nich, though he also needed some luck with both Mats Hum­mels and Thomas Mueller hit­ting the post late for a tired-look­ing Bay­ern.

Nagels­mann, Hof­fen­heim's for­mer un­der-19s coach, has rev­o­lu­tion­ized his side's for­tunes since tak­ing over the se­nior squad with the side se­cond from bot­tom in Fe­bru­ary.

Kerem Demir­bay fired the vis­i­tors ahead in the 16th minute with a bril­liant strike to the top left corner from Nadiem Amiri's cross. Kevin Vogt started the move by cut­ting through Bay­ern's mid­field with a fine pass.

Bay­ern had chances through Rafinha and Thi­ago Al­can­tara but the vis­i­tors ap­peared un­trou­bled un­til Steven Zu­ber de­flected Dou­glas Costa's cross for the lurk­ing Robert Le­wandowski through his own goal­keeper's legs in the 34th.

Ger­many for­ward Mueller is still chas­ing his first league goal of the sea­son.


Pierre-Em­er­ick Aubameyang scored four goals to spoil the 80th birth­day cel­e­bra­tions for for­mer Ger­many great Uwe Seeler by lead­ing Borus­sia Dortmund to a rout of Ham­burger SV.

Seeler, who scored 137 Bun­desliga goals for Ham­burg af­ter the league's in­cep­tion in 1963, watched as Aubameyang's four goals left his side bot­tom of the ta­ble with just two points from 10 games.

Aubameyang fired Dortmund ahead in the fourth minute. Chris­tian Pulisic breezed past a de­fender and crossed for Emre Mor, whose shot was saved by Rene Adler with the re­bound land­ing at Aubameyang's foot to score.

His se­cond was just as sim­ple some 20 min­utes later. A mis­take from Ham­burg cap­tain Jo­han Djourou al­lowed Mor through to cross, and Aubameyang com­pleted his hat trick min­utes later when Adler's kick out was headed straight back for the Gabon for­ward to run onto.

Aubameyang's fourth came af­ter the break, set up by Pulisic, and he al­most made it five straight af­ter­ward when he fired wide with only Adler to beat.

Ni­co­lai Mueller pulled one back for Ham­burg and Michael Gre­goritsch then had an­other goal ruled out for a per­ceived foul on Matthias Gin­ter.

Dortmund sub­sti­tute Ous­mane Dem­bele killed any hopes of an un­likely come­back be­fore Mueller sal­vaged some Ham­burg pride with his se­cond.


Hakan Cal­hanoglu opened the scor­ing with a fine strike in off the left post af­ter half an hour played, but An­to­nio-Mirko Co­lak equal­ized af­ter the in­ter­val.

Ju­lian Brandt re­stored the home side's lead shortly af­ter­ward be­fore Charles Aran­guiz se­cured the win.

Darm­stadt sub­sti­tute Mario Vran­cic claimed the vis­i­tors' con­so­la­tion.

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