German champions Bayern Munich didn’t have the best of returns from the winter break after they were beaten at home by Borussia Moenchengladbach. The visitors have been a thorn in the flesh of the Bavarian giants this season and they are without defeat in three meetings.


Hosts Borussia Moenchengladbach and Bayern got this Bundesliga season underway in a game that ended in a 1-1 draw in August before Gladbach thumped Bayern 5-0 at home to dump them out of the German Cup also known as DfbPokal in what’s one of the surprise results in European football this season.

Bayern Munich hitman Robert Lewandowski is undoubtedly one of the best strikers in the world and he was responsible for the Bayern goal in the first meeting with Gladbach. He has been the star player for both club and country over the past decade. Lewandowski was the go-to man for Poland at the Euro 2020 last summer. He scored three goals in as many games as Poland crashed out of the Euro 2020 tournament at the group stage. Poland were in the same group alongside Spain, Slovakia and Sweden at Euro 2020.

Lewandowski made it two goals in three games against Gladbach this season with the opening goal in their latest clash in the league on Friday night. His goal came after 18 first half minutes have been played. Bayern came into the game with a depleted squad due to Covid-19 cases and it didn’t look like it affected the immediate past European champions in the opening minutes of the game until Gladbach turned the game on its head with two first half goalsin the space of four minutes to win the match via a 2-1 scoreline. German international Florian Neuhaus and his Austrian counterpart Stefan Lainer were on target for the visitors.