Hoffenheim interrupted this Sunday with a bang and in a way abrupt, a series of 23 consecutive wins for Bayern of Munich, which added 32 games without defeat … until it gave in unexpectedly by 4-1, in match of the second round of the German championship.
The formation led by Hans-Dieter Flick, who on Thursday snatched the European Super Cup, with a 2-1 win against Sevilla, had added the last draw (0-0) on 9 February 2020, against Leipzig.
In the top five championships, Bayern Munich’s 23 consecutive wins in all competitions remain a record. To find the last defeat, it is necessary to go back on 7 December 2019, the day when the Bavarians lost 2-1 in Borussia Mönchengladbach’s stronghold, for the 14th round of the Bundesliga.
Regarding the numbers of the defeat, it is the heaviest of the “Flick era”, since the 5-1 suffered in the stronghold of Eintrach Frankfurt, on 2 November 2019, was still under the command of Croatian Nico Kovac, fired following that debacle.
In Hoffenheim, Bayern, with several casualties in the “eleven”, like Lewandowski or Goretzka, due to the wear and tear of the game with the Andalusians, started to lose on 16 minutes, in a corner concluded with a header from the Bosnian defender Ermin Bicakcic.
The scenario became more worrying when the Israeli Munas Dabbur (24 ‘), facing Neuer, “stung” the ball over the goalkeeper.
Joshua Kimmich (36 ‘), assisted by Müller, shortened distances even before resting. But, in the second part, a “bis” from the Croatian Andrej Kramaric (77 and 90 + 2 ‘, gp) sealed the rout.
With six points from two games, Hoffenheim takes the lead in the competition, on equal terms with Augsburg. The Bavarians are sixth with three.