Bundesliga: Bayern go back on top by ending winless run with victory at Wolfsburg

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Football News Bundesliga: Bayern go back on top by ending winless run with victory at Wolfsburg
FEB 5, 2023 LISTEN

Bayern Munich returned to the top of the Bundesliga with a 4-2 victory at Wolfsburg.

Julian Nagelsmann's side started on the front foot and after just nine minutes they were 1-0 up as Kingsley Coman curled in an inviting cross from the left-hand side which evaded all and found its way into the back of the net.

Just five minutes later and Coman had his second. Joao Cancelo fired a superb cross over to Coman on the left who struck it first-time on the volley past Koen Casteels. For Cancelo, it was his second assist in as many games for his new club.

Wolfsburg got themselves into good attacking positions as they looked to reduce the deficit but couldn't quite make it happen in front of goal and their frequent attacks left big gaps in behind that Bayern were able to exploit.

The visitors kept coming forward, sensing an opportunity to really put out a statement win and in the 19th minute they had their third goal of the afternoon.

Joshua Kimmich whipped in a free-kick and Thomas Muller was on hand to head home and put Bayern 3-0 up inside 20 minutes.

Undeterred by Bayern's ruthless approach and the 3-0 scoreline, Wolfsburg continued to attack and finally got their goal on the stroke of half-time. Paulo Otavio slid the ball through to substitute Jakub Kaminski who was able to stroke it past Yann Sommer and into the back of the net to give Wolfsburg a lifeline. It was a goal that had been coming and meant that the wait would go on for Sommer's first clean sheet of the season in the Bundesliga for Bayern.

The home side came out for the second half as they ended the first, putting Bayern Munich under serious pressure as Niko Kovac's side looked to get into wide areas and fire crosses into the box.

Wolfsburg's hopes of a comeback gained even more momentum when Bayern were reduced to 10 men after 54 minutes. Joshua Kimmich was shown a second yellow card for a tactical foul.

Wolfsburg continued to push forward and on the hour mark missed a golden opportunity to score their second of the afternoon. Jakub Kaminski fired a terrific cross into Ridle Baku who could only power his free header directly at Sommer.

In the 73rd minute Bayern ruthlessly punished Wolfsburg for missing chances by scoring their fourth of the game as Jamal Musiala slalomed past several players before firing an effort past Casteels. It was a superb goal from the talented 19-year-old.

Wolfsburg though refused to go away and in the 81st minute Mattias Svanberg pulled another one back to make it 4-2 with just under 10 minutes to play.

However, Bayern held on to move a point ahead of Union Berlin at the top of the Bundesliga.