Bayern Munich Held By Bayer Leverkusen Despite Harry Kane’s Early Goal


Bayern Munich were held by Bayer Leverkusen at the Allianz Arena despite an early goal from Harry Kane in the return of the German Bundesliga.

It was a very delightful match between the two Bundesliga giants that saw Thomas Tuchel’s men go ahead before Xabi Alonso’s men leveled at stoppage time.

The pair remain unbeaten after four German League matches and have gathered 10 points so far this season.

Bayer Leverkusen secured a stoppage-time penalty through Exequiel Palacios to regain a 2-2 draw at Bayern Munich’s home ground on Friday, 15th of September.

European football has returned after a week off the International break where Bayern Munich hosted Leverkusen on matchday 4 of the German Bundesliga campaign.

Harry Kane broke the deadlock in just seven minutes of play, heading home from a close range before the visitors hit back shortly in the 24th minute through Alex Grimaldo’s outstanding free-kick.

Kane, who joined the German powerhouse during the just-concluded summer transfer was left unmarked before he handed the home team an early lead making his fourth goal of the season.

However, Xabi Alonso’s men fought back and began to press high with Thomas Tuchel’s players struggling to keep possession in an amusing first half.

The reward for their pressure came shortly after Bayern took the lead which earned the visitors a free-kick at the edge of the box, and Alejandro Grimaldo curved it perfectly over the wall into the top corner.

Current Bundesliga player of the month, the Nigerian striker Victor Boniface drove over the Bayern defense for some 15 minutes, missing several chances to go forward.

Lukas Hradecky, the Leverkusen goalkeeper, made a series of spectacular saves in the first half that prevented Bayern from grabbing a second goal.

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Hradecky stopped Kane in a one-on-one after Bayern’s Sven Ulreich had blocked a Jeremie Frimpong attempt in the penalty area.

Bayer Leverkusen took total control of the match with Florian Wirtz hitting the post after a combination with Boniface in the 79th minute of play, and the Nigerian frontman who has secured four goals in the league missed a chance some minutes later.

Bayern Munich took the lead in the 86th minute through Leon Goretzka who tapped in following a beautiful early performance from substitute Mathys Tel.

However, Leverkusen had the last laugh with Alphonso Davies’s messy defending earning the visitors a last-gap spot kick after a Video Assistant Referee (VAR) review.

Palacios stepped up and thundered in his spot-kick to secure a point for his team.

The Argentina International converted to guarantee his side stayed unbeaten this season.

Bayern Munich were held to a 2-2 home tie by Bayer Leverkusen on Friday, despite Harry Kane scoring his fourth goal in as many Bundesliga games.

What’s next for Bayern Munich?

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Bayern Munich will be back in action on Wednesday, 20th of September when they’ll host Manchester United at the Allianz Arena as the UEFA Champions League campaign kicks off.


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