Bayern Munich and FC Augsburg win their respective Bundesliga clashes

Ruben Hill
September 23, 2017

Bayern Munich's James Rodriguez celebrates scoring their second goal with team mates.

Wolfsburg worked hard, winning challenges, closing down space, and Bayern made a sluggish start.

#Bayern Munich goalkeeper, Manuel Neuer's injury is a recurrence of the hairline fracture in his left foot that he picked up during the Champions League match back in April.

James won a penalty on 23 minutes when the video assistant referee confirmed his cross had been knocked away by the hand of Schalke defender Naldo. In the second half, James lofted a delightful pass into the box which was met by Arturo Vidal with a flawless volley past Schalke keeper Ralf Fahrmann.

A Robert Lewandowski free-kick flew narrowly wide of Koen Casteels' goal, while Arjen Robben narrowly missing out on a Sebastian Rudy through ball increased tensions inside the Allianz Arena, Bayern unable to capitalize on early domination.

Mueller hit the post with a header from a cross by James after the break, before substitute Yevhen Konoplyanka went close at the other end.

Any hopes of an equaliser ended when James eluded two defenders and delivered a flawless ball for Vidal to strike with a volley to the top corner. "Then it's hard for any team", Schalke general manager Christian Heidel said.

Augsburg reaped their third win in row after upsetting Leipzig 1-0 on the sole goal from Michael Gregoritsch and Wolfsburg shared the spoils with Werder Bremen as Fin Bartels equalizer cancelled out Divoc Origi's opener.

Two goals from Brazilian midfielder Raffael gave Borussia Moenchengladbach a 2-0 win at home over promoted Stuttgart. Schmidt, who replaced the sacked Andries Jonker on Monday, has claimed two points from his two games in charge, but his side showed marked improvement from his predecessor's.

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