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Sunday 27 September 2020
Bayern Munich coach Hanzi Flick expressed his regret at the loss of his team 1/4 to Hoffenheim today, Sunday, in the second phase of the German Football League (Bundesliga), indicating that his team appeared in a faded form due to the state of fatigue suffered by the players.
Flick paid for his rest a number of Bayern stars who preferred not to be pushed onto the main roster and kept them on the bench, such as Polish star Robert Lewandowski, French winger Kingsley Coman, Leon Goritska and Lucas Hernandez.
Flick’s attempts to bring his team back to the match again failed, despite his push by Pleivandowski, Goritska and Koman in the second half, so that the German champions in the last eight seasons received a strong slap from Hoffenheim, who had previously lost 6/6 to Bayern in the last confrontation between the two teams in the championship last season. At the Ryan Neckar Arena, which hosted today’s match.
“It was obvious that it was going to happen at some point,” Fleck said after the match. “The exhaustion we had suffered caused us not being able to create opportunities.”
The Bayern coach added, “We allowed the opposing team to have simple scoring opportunities and did not reach their goal.”
With that result, Hoffenheim spoiled Bayern’s celebrations for winning the European Super Cup, which he won last Thursday after winning 2/1 after extra time over Sevilla in the Hungarian capital, Budapest.
Hoffenheim ended Bayern’s winning streak, which continued in its last 23 matches in various competitions, and put an end to the series of non-loss enjoyed by the Bavarian team in its last 32 meetings in all tournaments, as this is its first defeat this year.