Bayern Munich 5-3 Augsburg: Man City loanee Joao Cancelo scores his first goal for the club, before Benjamin Pavard nets first-half double as Bundesliga leaders move three points clear
- Cancelo’s 15th-minute shot cancelled out Augsburg’s early lead in the derby
- Pavard netted twice and Sane headed home the fourth goal before half-time
- The visitors pulled a goal back but unmarked Davies tapped in at the far post
Champions Bayern Munich bounced back from a goal down and struck four times in a powerful first half against Augsburg en route to a 5-3 victory in the Bavarian derby on Saturday to go three points clear at the top of the Bundesliga.
Fresh from Wednesday’s Champions League last-16 victory over Paris St Germain, Bayern suffered an early shock when the visitors went in front with Mergim Berisha after two minutes.
Despite the injury absence of Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, on target against PSG, Bayern had little trouble scoring.
Joao Cancelo’s 15th-minute shot cancelled out Augsburg’s lead and the Bavarians struck three more times until the break with defender Benjamin Pavard netting twice and Leroy Sane heading in their fourth goal from close range on the stroke of halftime.
Augsburg recovered after the break and pulled a goal back with Berisha’s penalty on the hour but unmarked Alphonso Davies tapped in at the far post to make it 5-2 and restore Bayern’s three-goal lead.
Augsburg capped an entertaining afternoon with a stoppage time goal from Irvin Cardona.
Man City loanee Joao Cancelo scored his first goal for Bayern Munich in the 15th minute
Cancelo levelled with a fine strike after the visitors had gone ahead after two minutes
Bayern defender Benjamin Pavard scored twice in the first-half on Saturday
Leroy Sane headed home their fourth goal from close range on the stroke of half-time
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