Thomas Muller and Kingsley Coman Ensure Another Win for Bayern Munich
Goals from Thomas Muller and Kingsley Coman maintained Bayern Munich’s 100 percent home record within the Bundesliga thanks to an appropriate 2- make an impression on Hertha Berlin.
Hertha hadn’t beaten Bayern in eight attempts just before Saturday’s clash in the Allianz Arena – coach Pal Dardai area of the last side to conquer the champions in ’09 – and also the visitors rarely troubled Pep Guardiola’s side.
Guardiola, the topic of fresh speculation linking him with Manchester City now, introduced in Mehdi Benatia and Javi Martinez in the 4- Champions League make an impression on Olympiacos and saw the happy couple assist an objective each.
Muller headed in from close range to join up his 13th Bundesliga goal of year before Coman converted Martinez’s lay-off as Bayern ended the win within the final 11 minutes from the first half.
Despite Hertha boasting back-to-back wins just before their visit to Bavaria, Dardai’s men battled to check a Bayern team missing hurt wingers Arjen Robben and Douglas Costa.
An eighth home win from the Bundesliga season transmits Bayern 11 points obvious, with Borussia Dortmund playing Stuttgart on Sunday.
Hertha’s Marvin Plattenhardt were built with a sight on goal having a wayward strike four minutes in but Robert Lewandowski had the game’s first real chance as he clipped an attempt over Rune Jarstein simply to be thwarted through the woodwork.
The Pole led a header on the right track after fifteen minutes as Bayern searched for to show the screw without reward in early stages. But despite a comparatively solid start, Hertha fell behind for an instinctive Muller header following Benatia’s towering knock-lower from the corner.
Benatia – 1 of 3 changes from midweek – diverted the ball to Muller who equalled his Bundesliga goal-haul for each one of the last three seasons.
Jarstein denied Arturo Vidal from close range while Benatia saw an attempt removed from the line, before Bayern had their second through Coman 5 minutes prior to the break.
Jerome Boateng’s raking pass to Martinez was skilfully switched in to the Frenchman’s path, and also the youthful winger finished comfortably past Jarstein.
Vedad Ibisevic – away from a four-game suspension to have an awful challenge against Schalke – was one of the early second-half action, obtaining a booking for any foul on Benatia soon after a difficult tackle on Boateng.
The striker initially ruffled Bayern down however the hosts stored their awesome in possession and really should have experienced another when Lewandowski fluffed a detailed-range finish.
Muller spurned a high probability when Jarstein smothered a Lewandowski chance, before Guardiola introduced Boateng with apparent discomfort in the knee.
Vidal and Salomon Kalou had chances at either finish late on however the points belonged to Bayern, who’ll begin the Ruckrunde the surface of the table provided Dortmund neglect to beat Stuttgart.