Bayern Munich destroy Union Berlin

Bayern Munich defeated Union Berlin 4-0 on Saturday evening, with Tanguy Nianzou scoring his first Bundesliga goal.

Bayern Munich welcomed Union Berlin to Allianz Arena, where they were unbeaten in their past six matches in all competitions, as they resumed their quest for a 32nd Bundesliga championship.

After being set up by Lucas Hernandez, Kingsley Coman put them ahead in the 16th minute, sending the ball past goalkeeper Andreas Luthe.

Robin Knoche almost equalized for the visitors with a free-kick, but goalkeeper Manuel Neuer was well-positioned to stop his low attempt.

Nigerian international Taiwo Awoniyi fired a shot across the goal that flew wide a few minutes later.

At the other end, Nianzou soared above his opponents to head in a corner kick from Joshua Kimmich, giving Julian Nagelsmann’s side a 2-0 lead.

In a goal-filled first half, Bayern’s third goal came in the 45th minute when Robert Lewandowski scored a penalty after Luthe fouled him in the box.

Within 62 seconds of the restart, the hosts scored their fourth goal when Jamal Musiala squared the ball for Lewandowski to tap in.

Despite a better performance, Union Berlin was unable to mount a comeback, falling to their ninth defeat of the 2021-22 season.

Nianzou, 19, remained on the pitch for the whole game for the home team, although he was reprimanded by referee Harm Osmers in the 74th minute.

In the 62nd minute, Awoniyi was replaced by Andreas Voglsammer, while Genki Haraguchi was replaced by Anthony Ujah with six minutes remaining. Suleiman Abdullahi was a late replacement somewhere.

Union Berlin is presently in seventh place in the standings after scoring 38 points in 27 games. They were now six points behind the European leaders.

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