Augsburg 0-1 Bayern Munich: Robert Lewandowski on target AGAIN with a penalty as Bundesliga champions edge to nervy victory and tighten grip at the top of the table
- Champions Bayern Munich held on for a crucial, albeit edgy, victory at Augsburg
- Top ace Robert Lewandowski kept his composure to convert a first half penalty
- Alfred Finnbogason missed the chance to level the scores with his own spot kick
Bundesliga top scorer Robert Lewandowski struck a first half penalty to help Bayern Munich earn a nervous 1-0 victory at Augsburg on Wednesday and stay four points clear at the top of the Bundesliga at the season’s halfway mark.
Lewandowski put the visitors in front with a 13th minute penalty, his 22nd league goal, the most for any player halfway through a Bundesliga season. He has featured in 16 of Bayern’s 17 league games this season.
The Pole had several more chances to add to his record-breaking goal haul and also hit the post in a dominant first half.
Robert Lewandowski netted from the penalty spot as Bayern Munich edged beyond Augsburg
Instead of scoring again, however, to make sure of the three points, Bayern were far too passive and conceded a 75th minute penalty.
They had a lucky escape when Alfred Finnbogason sent his spot kick onto the post.
The Bavarians are on 39 points, four ahead of RB Leipzig, winners 1-0 over Union Berlin, and seven ahead of third-placed Bayer Leverkusen.
The prolific striker kept his composure from 12 yards to fire home and hand Bayern the victory
Augsburg was awarded a penalty of their own but Alfred Finnbogason struck the woodwork
The Bundesliga champions held on for the three points and are four points ahead in top spot