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Late Coman Show Saves Bayern Blushes

Bayern Munich was on the brink of losing their first-leg of the UEFA Champions League tie against RB Salzburg before a late Kingsley Coman goal salvaged a draw for the German Champions.

Bayern Munich struggle was apparent in the UCL game against the Austria Bundesliga Champion after a shocking 4-2 defeat to Bochum at the weekend.

Coach Julian Nagelsmann would have expected a response from his team after the weekend’s performance, but the opening 45 minutes of the UCL game was a desperate mediocre showing.

An impact substitution Chukwubuike Adamu was brought in the 11th minute after an injury to Noah Okafor and would hand Salzburg the lead with a delightfully curled strike in the 21st minute to stun the six-time European champions.

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Bayern pushed for an equalizer with their main attacking threat coming from winger Serge Gnabry but was denied on different occasions through a brave defending by the Salzburg backline.

Bayern Munich is unbeaten in their previous 21 away matches in the competition and is 45 minutes away from a major upset.

The German champion failed to break down the resilient backline of the Salzburg team with the home side untroubled for the larger part of the half.

However, the persistent attacking play by the visitors gave them the much-anticipated opening goal, which Coman technically swept home to earn them a draw.

The 25-year-old latched on the end of Thomas Müller’s floated cross, before rifling beyond a helpless Köhn.

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