Julian Nagelsmann enjoyed a glorious comeback at former club RB Leipzig on Saturday when Bayern Munich won 4-1 in the Bundesliga.
Nagelsmann became a source of anger among Leipzig fans after leaving for Bayern and then brought Marcel Sabitzer with him as well, and any such resentment will not have subsided after this win.
Robert Lewandowski gave Bayern the lead early with a well-taken penalty and then a quick brace from Jamal Musiala and Leroy Sane early in the second half took the game beyond the hosts.
Jesse Marsch’s men quickly recovered one in spectacular fashion with Konrad Laimer, but it wasn’t enough to inspire a comeback as Leipzig’s miserable record against Bayern continued, with Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting adding a fourth time. recovery for good measure.
Leipzig had already seen a controversial ignored penalty cry of their own when Kevin Kampl was penalized for handball after a VAR check in the 12th minute, with Lewandowski sweeping home the ensuing penalty.
The hosts became a threat during the first half and Bayern received a blow just before half-time when Serge Gnabry was forced out.
But his replacement made an impact right after half-time when Musiala flew an Alphonso Davies cross.
The misery of Andre Silva’s canceled goal shortly thereafter was compounded by the fact that Sane buried a Musiala cross to put an end to Leipzig’s breakthrough hopes.
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They certainly showed spirit when Laimer recovered one with a lavish long-range shot and Silva nearly reached Christopher Nkunku’s pass for a tap-in.
But it was Bayern that scored their only late goal, Choupo-Moting who showed good composure to slam into Peter Gulacsi after Kimmich paved the way for Leipzig’s defense.