Bayern Munich has remained without a win for the third time in a row. On Matchday 2 of the Champions League group stage, coach Niko Kovac's side did not beat Ajax Amsterdam 1-1 (1-1).
Compared to the 0: 2 at Hertha BSC Kovac changed its starting eleven on three positions. Instead of Sule, James and Sanches, Hummels, Muller and Martinez began. With Hummels it was also a Neuer who brought FC Bayern early in the lead. Unbearably, he blew a seal cross into the goal (4). Instead of but to press on the 2-0, the FC Bayern acted too passive. The offensive players did not move back energetically enough, the defensive players made in the build-up too many ball losses.
Ajax pressed early and quickly switched to ball win. The nimble and technically savvy offensive players combined handsomely and became increasingly secure as the game progressed. In the 22nd minute Tadic and Mazraoui played the too passive Martinez, Boateng and Alaba, Mazraoui earned the deserved equalizer. As a result, developed an open slugfest, but the better chances had Ajax. Ziyech (44th), Tadic (47th) and Tagliafico (49th) each failed to Neuer. Kovac joined James and Gnabry, whereupon Bayern was a bit more punchy – to victory, however, it was no longer enough. In injury time then even the draw wobbled: Beautiful slammed a free-kick to the bar.Daten the game FC Bayern against Ajax AmsterdamTore: 1: 0 Hummels (4), 1: 1 Mazraoui (22)
For the first time since November 2009 Bayern have not been able to win three Champions League home games in a row. Hummels' opening goal was the second fastest goal for Ajax in the Champions League. Only Freddie Ljungberg scored even faster in 2005 (for Arsenal after 1:19 minutes). Also in the 10th competitive match Kovac took at least two changes compared to the last game before. He is the first Bayern coach since Louis van Gaal, who could not win his first Champions League home game. Müller completed his 450th competitive game for Bayern.Star of the game: Hakim Ziyech (Ajax Amsterdam) Technically outstanding and in dribbling hardly to be separated from the ball. As a nominal right winger Ziyech presented himself very busy, often he moved in the middle and sought the degree. No player on the court drew more often than he (five times) .Flop of the game: Jerome Boateng (Bayern Munich) In 1: 1 Boateng defended (like Martinez and Alaba) to passive, overall he got his nimble opponent barely under control , Boateng made many ball losses, won fewer tackles than his side man Hummels and also recorded a weaker pass rate.
The referee: Pavel Kralovec (Czech Republic) Kralovec had the game well under control and made no significant mistake.