Kane scores two goals in Bayern’s victory over Augsburg in the Bundesliga
Berlin, August 28: A Harry Kane brace was instrumental in Bayern Munich’s 3-1 victory over stubborn Augsburg in the climax of the second round of the Bundesliga.
Playing in front of their home fans, the German team controlled the ball, but initially found it difficult to break through Augsburg’s disciplined defence, Xinhua reported.
Surprisingly, Bayern’s first goal came with a slight assist from Augsburg’s Felix Udukhay, who inadvertently turned a blocked shot from Leroy Sane into his own net around the 30th minute.
In another development, Augsburg inadvertently made Bayern’s second goal. Niklas Dorsch committed a handball inside the penalty area, giving Kane a chance. The Englishman confidently took the penalty kick in the 40th minute.
Kane, who was very active throughout, could have stretched the deficit to just three minutes four minutes into the second half, but he headed over the bar from a convenient position.
Bayern’s pressure continued. Finn Dahmen frustrated Serge Gnabry’s menacing header, and shortly after, Dayot Upamecano’s effort from close range was cleared from the line by Elvis Rexbekaj.
The outcome of the match became certain in the 69th minute. Kane, recently joined by Bayern, neatly chipped the ball over Dahmen, tapping in with a fine pass from Alphonso Davies.
But Augsburg remained defiant. They narrowed the gap to 3-1 thanks to a spontaneous goal scored by Deon Drina Belgo.
“Really good win, first league win at home. We created a few chances that could have been more. We went away happy. I’ve been here for a few weeks and I really like the chemistry we’ve created,” Kane remarked.
“A great result, well deserved. We started a bit nervous and needed an own goal and a penalty to get things going. We played well in the second half. We had chances to extend the lead but instead we conceded a goal. We can.” “Don’t be too critical,” said Bayern coach Thomas Tuchel.
With this victory, Bayern rises to second place, with only goal difference from leaders Union Berlin.
In another match, the 10-man Eintracht Frankfurt capitalized on Mainz’s incompetence, with Omar Marmoush’s late goal securing a draw.
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