Hits and flops from Bayern Munich’s 4-2 win over Bayer Leverkusen

Robert Lewandowki, Bayern Munich (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
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Florian Wirtz, Leverkusen (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images) /

Hit: Florian Wirtz

That was one hell of a way to open your account. Florian Wirtz rifled a wonderful effort into the far post in the dying embers for his first senior goal, and in the process also became the youngest ever scorer in the Bundesliga’s history at just 17 years and 34 days.

Mind you, this was only his fourth appearance for Leverkusen, all coming since the restart.

Subbed on at half-time for the ineffective Bellarabi, he hadn’t really tested Manuel Neuer much before his strike but nevertheless linked up well with his attacking cohorts Diaby and Alario, and also registered an encouraging 84% pass success.

With 10 goals for the U-17s this season in only 14 games, he is now making a strong case with the senior side too. Watch out for the lad in the coming weeks, he’s the real deal.

Flop: Karim Bellarabi

Bellarabi has had a fine 2019/20 season by his standards, but today was arguably his weakest performance. He was virtually non-existent and made no attempts at goal. The German even misplaced too many passes, which is criminal when you consider he made only 10 of them during the opening stanza.

Alphonso Davies deserves a mention for his role in keeping the 30-year old at arm’s length too, even drawing a foul from Bellarabi which got him into the books, perfectly summing up his frustrating afternoon. The winger was unsurprisingly put out of his misery by Peter Bosz at half time.

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