Bayern slump to shock 1-0 loss at Augsburg to stretch winless run | Football News

AUGSBURG (Germany): Champions Bayern Munich suffered a 1-0 loss to hosts Augsburg in the Bundesliga on Saturday to extend their winless run to four consecutive league matches and drop to fourth place.
Mergim Berisha scored in a reduction with a calm finish in the 59th minute to seal the three points and put more pressure on the Bayern coach Julien Nagelsmann.
His side have now drawn and lost one of their last four league games, failing to show the form that saw them dominate the league for a decade.
It was the first time in 87 matches that Bayern failed to score in a league game and the first time in 20 years that the team went four league games without a win.
“After four games without a win, we are stunned and ashamed,” said Bayern striker Thomas Mueller. “I can’t argue a lot of positives from this game.
“If you really analyze it, we could be winners with so many chances we’ve created. But if you don’t convert them, you’re here with zero points.”
The hosts weren’t intimidated by Bayern at any point and their seven shots on goal were almost double Bayern’s tally in the first half.
The Bavarians, fresh from their Champions League group stage win over Barcelona in midweek, lacked a clinical finish, with Sadio Mane and Leroy Sane having their fair share of chances.
Germany international Sane should have equalized in the 73rd when he only had Augsburg’s Rafal Gikiewicz to beat, but the keeper held on to block his shot.
Gikiewicz then made a sensational double save in stoppage time to protect Augsburg’s lead, first stopping a close-range header from goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, who had come forward, then blocking the rebound.
Bayern are 12 points, three behind leaders Borussia Dortmund. Augsburg climbed to 11th place out of nine.

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