We can say that Matchday 12 in the German Bundesliga was simply perfect for Bayern Munich. The Bavarian side beat Fortuna Dusseldorf 4-0 away from home and reduced the gap to leaders Borussia Monchengladbach, who lost 2-0 to Union Berlin. The current gap between both leaders and runners up is of only one point.
The Bavarian goals were scored by Joshua Kimmich, Corentin Tolisso, Serge Gnabry, and Philippe Coutinho. It was an important result for German coach Hans-Dieter Flick, who has got two 4-0 wins in two games in charge of Bayern.
The new coach of the Bavarian team took office after Bayern sacked Croatian Niko Kovac. Flick’s debut was against Borussia Dortmund, as they got a surprising 4-0 win over Dortmund.
In the match against Dusseldorf this Saturday, Bayern opened the scoring early in the first half. It was in the 11th minute, in an unusual way Coutinho took a short corner to Pavard, who crossed low to the area to find Kimmich, who slotted home from close-range. 0-1 Bayern.
The visitors went on and grabbed the second on 27 mins. Following a poor pass from the keeper, Thomas Muller regained possession for Bayern and passed it to Tolisso, who fired home.
Also in the first half, on 34, Muller’s shot got rebounded back to Gnabry, who made it three. 0-3 Bayern.
After the break, Bayern slowed down the pace, but there was still time for Brazilian Coutinho to get his goal. On 70 mins, the Brazilian started it all down the left, as he played it to Robert Lewandowski. The Polish then crossed it back to Coutinho, who just tapped into sacrament the Bavarian 4-0 rout.
It was the first game in a while that Lewandowski did not score. Despite the goal, Coutinho doesn’t really seem to correspond to the expectations, with such bad performances, and a football with little to no inspiration. If he can’t go back to the shiny Liverpool old days in terms of the level of performance, he will be confirmed as one of the floppiest signings ever.