Whistles against Sané: Nagelsmann defends Bayern star
Leroy Sané did not show one of his stronger performances in the narrow victory of FC Bayern against 1. FC Köln – and was whistled by some fans. Now coach Julian Nagelsmann has reacted – with clear words.
Serge Gnabry scored twice as Bayern Munich beat Cologne in an entertaining Bundesliga encounter.
Robert Lewandowski opened the scoring on 50 minutes with a close-range finish from Jamal Musiala’s cross.
Gnabry added a second eight minutes later, before the visitors pulled level with two goals in as many minutes courtesy of Anthony Modeste and Mark Uth.
Gnabry scored the 71st-minute winner with a powerful strike inside the box. Lewandowski has scored in each of his last 12 Bundesliga appearances, with 19 goals in that run.
The last time he played a game for Bayern without scoring was February. It was a first league win of the season for Julian Nagelsmann’s side after a disappointing opening-day draw at Borussia Monchengladbach.
Bayern paid tribute before kick-off to legendary striker Gerd Muller, who died at the age of 75. Muller’s former team-mates spoke on the pitch before a minute’s applause as 20,000 fans returned to the Allianz Arena.
Robert Lewandowski (50′), Serge Gnabry (59′, 71′), Anthony Modeste (60′), Mark Uth (62′)