Bayern Munich needed to push the jetlag to save lots of a degree that the World Cup champions wanted three targets within the second half to shoot a 3-3: out at residence to Arminia Bielefeld fighters in heavy snow Monday.
Regardless of the draw, Bayern are nonetheless 5 factors clear on the high of the Bundesliga.
Nevertheless, 4 days after successful the Membership World Cup remaining in Qatar, Bayern struggled for his or her Bundesliga return to Monaco whereas Bielefeld took a 2-0 victory.
Bayern wanted second-half targets from Lewandowski, Corentin Tolisso and a volley from Alphonso Davies to save lots of a degree.
“Plenty of issues got here collectively within the first half,” mentioned Hansi Flick, Bayern’s coach.
“We didn’t defend effectively, Bielefeld scored two targets from two possibilities and situations weren’t the very best.
“However the staff has at all times proven its mentality once more and we’ve got to be happy to the purpose.”
A winter bathe simply earlier than the kick-off lined the grounds of the Allianz Enviornment with thick snow and Bielefeld felt even higher with icy situations.
Bielefeld is third from the underside, but dominated the world champions within the first half.
Bayern appeared drained, particularly with Thomas Mueller in his forties after constructive checks for Covid-19 final week in Qatar.
The guests went backwards when Dutch striker Michel Vlap scored simply 9 minutes into his Bundesliga debut as his good flip took the defensive finish earlier than falling quietly forward of Manuel Neuer.
The 23-year-old scored his first purpose within the Bundesliga.
Vlap struck once more when he floated at an angle that central defender Amos Pieper led previous Neuer within the thirty seventh minute.
Bayern withdrew a purpose three minutes after the break when Lewandowski took the ball to his chest and fired residence with a superb end – it was his twenty fifth purpose in his twentieth league recreation.
Bielefeld went 3-1 when left-back Andreas Voglsammer beat Bayern defender Bouna Sarr for the rhythm and Christian Gebauer hit residence.
Tolisso made a header to tug it again to 3-2 with 57 minutes performed earlier than Davies equalized with a 20-minute lightning strike.
Bielefeld’s Venezuelan striker Sergio Cordova had the ball into Bayern’s web for the fourth time, however the purpose was delivered away 16 minutes from time.