Lewandowski's Double Saves FC Bayern

Published on 22-Jan-2016 by srijan213

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Lewandowski's Double Saves FC Bayern

Even the mighty Bayern München had trouble claiming all drei Punkte from this one.

Hamburger SV had will but not the way, as the Budesliga's pacemakers showed why yet again, 1-2.

The winter break may have partially frozen the Bavarians' staggering run of form, but even when they're not at their best, the result is still the same more often than not.

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After a hard fought half-hour at the Volksparkstadion, der Dino fought a bit too hard in the 37th minute.

That left it to the Polish goal machine, Robert Lewandowski, gave Bayern their first goal through a well taken penalty:

This, apparently, is why you need long run-up before putting a knock on it.

To say the visitors controlled the scoring is an ironic understatement. That's because Xabi Alonso put himself in the scorebook. There was just one catch:

Manuel Neuer could have saved it, but he left it for his buddy, Alonso.

Lewandowski possibly robbed Thomas Müller of the game-winner by putting his best foot forward. Whether or not he meant it is up for debate:

And that's what it looks like when the linesman's flag stays down. Chalk it up to great timing and, possibly, just being FC Bayern.

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