Bayern beat Stuttgart and are leaders after the second day

2018 Sep 2

The Bayern thrashed this Saturday at home (0-3) to Stuttgart and assumed the leadership of the Bundesliga, displacing the first place to Wolfsburg for better goal difference.Leon Goretzka, in minute 37, Robert Lewandowski, in 62, and Thomas Müller, in 76, were the authors of the goals in a game in which Stuttgart closed behind, a strategy that worked a little more than half hour.The Stuttgart wall broke in the 37th minute with a low shot from the edge of the Goretzka area before goalkeeper Ron Robert Zieler had no choice.The play was initiated by Jerome Boateng with a pass to the area for Lewandowski. The Polish gave the ball to Müller, who, in turn, passed it back to Goretzka, who defined with the right leg.It was the first time that Stuttgart gave Bayern spaces to combine. Until that moment, with the exception of Goretzka's devious header, the Bavarians had not been able to generate worthy arrivals.After the goal, however, and before the end of the first half, there were two more occasions, a Hummels header in the 41st minute and a high shot from Müller from a very close angle, in the 43rd.The pressure on Stuttgart had increased. In the second part the arrivals of Bayern multiplied. Between minute 50 and 56 there were three situations of danger, including a shot to the post of David Alaba in a free-kick.In the 62nd minute the second goal came, by Lewandowski with a left-footed shot from the half-moon to Goretzka's pass, on a play started by Müller.Finally, in minute 76, Müller closed the account with a shot inside the area, Lewandowski heel pass.The win could be wider because James Rodriguez, who started the match on the bench and came on 78 minutes, instead of Arjen Robben, had a good chance shortly before the end, but was not lucky.The trainer Niko Kovac took advantage of the last minutes to give a rest to Arjen Robben, Franck Ribery and Thomas Müller, and to give way to James, Corentin Tolisso and Serge Gnabry.