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Sluggish Bayern Munich deserved the defeat against Leverkusen – Nagelsmann

Following Bayern Munich’s 2-1 loss to Bayer Leverkusen at BayArena on Sunday, Julian Nagelsmann believed that his team was not worthy of winning. The defeat was a result of two penalties taken by Exequiel Palacios.

Following their win on Saturday, Borussia Dortmund, who are competing for the same title as Bayern, took the lead. However, Joshua Kimmich scored a deflected goal in the 22nd minute, which appeared to put Bayern on course to regain their top spot in the standings.

With the third defeat of the season, Bayern Munich lost the top of the table to Dortmund.

After halftime, Exequiel Palacios was able to score two penalties for fouls committed on Amine Adli, leading to Bayern’s third league defeat of the season.

This defeat gave Dortmund the upper hand in the standings, as they now have an advantage over Bayern ahead of their upcoming Klassiker match after the international break.

Nagelsmann did not express any grievances about the loss or the penalty calls. Initially, Adli was given a yellow card for diving, but the VAR review intervened and awarded a spot-kick.

The German said: “I saw relatively quickly that both are penalties. They definitely weren’t dives.

“We deserved to lose. Except for the last ten minutes, we were the worse team. 

“We did a lot on our own. A lot of pressing by ourselves, a lot of walking by ourselves.”

Nagelsmann also claimed that fatigue played an important role in Bayern’s defeat. He added: “Today we were pretty sluggish overall. We won very few duels up front, but also in defence.

“We have some exhausted players, so of course it was difficult. We were very weak in our game.”

Russell Murray
Russell Murray
Russell Murray is a passionate football journalist whose heart beats to the rhythm of the beautiful game. With an insatiable appetite for all things football, Russell is always seeking to capture the essence of the sport. Also, he strongly believes that Guti and Diego Milito never received the recognition they deserved for their contributions to football.


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