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2021-22 German Bundesliga
  • Robert Lewandowski (50')
  • Serge Gnabry (59', 71')
  • Anthony Modeste (60')
  • Mark Uth (62')

Gnabry double helps Bayern to beat Cologne for first win of season

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Bayern Munich fight back to stave off Cologne 3-2 (1:41)

FC Cologne scores twice in quick succession to level the score 2-2 vs. Bayern, but Serge Gnabry's 2nd of the day gives Bayern the victory. (1:41)

Defending champions Bayern Munich secured their first win of the Bundesliga campaign with a 3-2 victory over battling Cologne on Sunday thanks to Serge Gnabry's double and a Robert Lewandowski strike.

Gnabry thundered the ball past Cologne goalkeeper Timo Horn in the 71st minute of the contest at the Allianz Arena to settle his team's nerves, after the visitors had struck through Anthony Modeste and Mark Uth to make it 2-2.

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The contest began on a sombre note after Bayern paid tribute to club hero Gerd Muller, who died at the age of 75 last week, and it was Lewandowski who sparked it to life five minutes after the break by tapping in Jamal Musiala's pass.

Gnabry doubled their advantage with a side-footed goal from Thomas Muller's low cross, but Modeste pulled one back almost immediately in the 60th minute before Uth finished in style to level the contest two minutes later.

German Bundesliga Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Bayern Munich 20 +46 49
2 Borussia Dortmund 20 +21 43
3 Bayer Leverkusen 20 +17 35
4 1. FC Union Berlin 20 +4 34
5 SC Freiburg 20 +10 33
6 RB Leipzig 20 +15 31
7 TSG Hoffenheim 20 +9 31
8 FC Cologne 20 -2 29
9 Eintracht Frankfurt 20 0 28
10 Mainz 20 +5 27
11 VfL Bochum 20 -10 24
12 Borussia Monchengladbach 20 -11 22
13 Hertha Berlin 20 -20 22
14 Arminia Bielefeld 20 -6 21
15 VfL Wolfsburg 20 -15 21
16 FC Augsburg 20 -15 19
17 VfB Stuttgart 20 -13 18
18 SpVgg Greuther Furth 20 -35 10