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Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Champions League: Bayern Munich held at home by Ajax

Bayern Munich went into their second Group E match looking to right the ship after a couple of stumbles in the Bundesliga. It didn’t quite work out, though, as Niko Kovac’s men could only manage a 1-1 draw, reports Deutsche Welle.

Niko Kovac said his team wanted to respond after their surprise defeat to Hertha Berlin on Friday, but this was not the response he or his side were looking for. After a strong opening 10 minutes, it looked like it might be, but Bayern fell apart somewhat and in the end were fortunate to come away with a point against an Ajax team that had the better chances.

Bayern flew out of the blocks. Arjen Robben delivered his classic cut-in-and-shoot move but Andre Onana saved well. A minute later though, Onana could only watch on as Mats Hummels timed his run perfectly to head in a Robben cross unmarked – and give Bayern an early lead.

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