7 min: chance for Ujah! The Union has made a dynamic start and could be ahead. Hubner shoots a nice pass over a sleeping Bayern defense to bring Ujah into the goal. But his first touch isn’t great, and his second – a hearty spanking over the bar – isn’t exactly one for the books either.
5 minutes Half a chance for Union. Promel is doing very well on the line and snakes past two players before pulling the ball back to Bulter. His first shot is aimed directly at Neuer, who pats him and takes it on the second attempt.
4 min “Hello Rob,” says Jonathan Seyghal. “I keep my fingers crossed for the outsiders today (if only for the league), but without radical support from the left and now without a manager, I fear the worst.”
Oh yes, I forgot to say that Union Manager Urs Fischer is not at stake today. After the death of his father-in-law, he quarantined to be with his family.
3 minutes Lewandowski’s long-range shot is deflected and dragged onto the roof of the network. Gikiewicz had covered it.
1 minute Peep Peep! You heard: peeeeeeeeeeeeeeep peeeeeeeeeeeeeeep! The Bavarians start in their white away trip from right to left. Union are in red.
Good Good Rob says Justin Kavanagh. “Is it fair to say that we officially entered the lunar age of football? The pluses seem to include significantly less ground clearance; the negatives include the old canard over the Irish Pub, which opened on the moon and closed due to a lack of atmosphere. ”
I am not ready to pass judgment until we see the Premier League return. International comparisons are difficult.
Anyone out there? You can safely send an email as long as you sing three happy birthdays immediately afterwards.
The early game ended Cologne 2-2 Mainz. Cologne seemed to take a 2-0 lead after an hour, but Mainz, threatened by relegation, fought very impressively and could have won the game. Pierre Kunde Malong equalized with a stormy solo goal.
You will have noticed the surprising team news. Union prefers Grischa Promel to Christian Gentner in midfield. We are now all Bundesliga experts.
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Union Berlin (3-4-2-1) Gikiewicz; Hubner, Schlotterbeck, Subotic; Trimmel, Andrich, Promel, Lenz; Ingvartsen, Bulter; Ujah.
Substitute: Polter, Parensen, Mees, Gentner, Reichel, Kroos, Nicolas, Ryerson, Andersson.
Bayern Munich (4-2-3-1) Newer; Pavard, Boateng, Alaba, Davies; Kimmich, Thiago; Goretzka, Müller, Gnabry; Lewandowski.
Replacement: Perisic, Cuisance, Coman, Hernandez, Mai, Ulreich, Zirkzee, Odriozola.
referee Bastian Dankert.
Hello and welcome to the second day of Football Unplugged as my colleague Paul Doyle describes this new Bundesliga experience. Everything is a bit strange, but Bayern Munich hopes to give the football world an insight into the old normal in the next few weeks: Manuel Neuer lifting the championship cup. Bayern want to win their eighth championship in a row, an undertaking that continues with today’s trip to the Midfield Union Berlin.
The Bavarians were in a stormy form before the spring break. They won 14 and played one of the last 15 games in all competitions, scoring 49 goals during that time. This leap in form lifted her from seventh place – oh, humanity – to her familiar position at the top of the table.
With today’s game they are currently one point ahead of Dortmund. The two teams will meet at the Westfalenstadion for a week on Tuesday. There will be an atmosphere for it – oh, I can’t take care of it. Yellow wall or no, the Bayern want at least four points ahead of Dortmund. Better to win today, right?
kicking off 5 p.m. CET, 6 p.m. in Berlin.