Bundesliga | Bayern Munich vs FC Koln: 5 Talking Points Before Kick Off

Nagelsmann on Lewandowski rumours: ‘He feels very, very comfortable’

Bayern Munich’s coach Julian Nagelsmann talks about the rumours of Robert Lewandowski being linked with clubs in the Premier league.

Bayern Munich vs FC Koln: Line-ups

Bayern Munich

FC Koln

Too Much Quality in Bayern’s Ranks


Julian Nagelsmann has endured a mixed start at his new club after joining from RB Leipzig in the summer. He replaced Hansi Flick, who departed for the German national team job after winning everything he could in his relatively short reign.


Bayern played out a 1-1 draw in their new manager’s first competitive match for his new side, despite falling behind inside 10 minutes after struggling to get going.


Bayern certainly looked their usual selves in midweek as they beat Borussia Dortmund 3-1 in the first Der Klassiker of the season to lift the Super Cup. Lewandowski added another two goals to take his tally to three for the season already.


Koln got their new Bundesliga season off to a winning start on the opening weekend last week. An impressive performance saw them triumph 3-1 at home to Hertha Berlin, despite falling behind just five minutes in. Anthony Modeste equalised before Florian Kainz scored the winning goals with a second-half brace within three minutes of each.


One positive that Koln can certainly take into this daunting task at the weekend is the fact that they managed to beat the hosts 3-2 in a pre-season friendly only one month ago.

DPP Verdict

We can see this fixture on Sunday going only one way, unfortunately for Koln. The difference in quality of the two sides is far too great, particularly with it being at the Allianz Arena. Lewandowski will be expected to bag himself at least one more goal to add to his early tally of three after just two matches.