Goals: 1-0 Robben (48′), 1-1 Götze (87′)
Augsburg upset Bayern’s rhythm in the opening minutes with some high pressing, but the hosts soon had control of possession and went close when Renato Sanches ghosted past Jan Moravek and Daniel Baier and dragged a shot just wide.
Having made five changes from Saturday’s 2-0 win over Schalke – and with Leon Goretkza in an unfamiliar position at left-back – Bayern looked a little out of sorts throughout the opening period, with Sandro Wagner heading off target from a teasing Joshua Kimmich cross and Sanches blasting high and wide after being put through byArjen Robben.
Augsburg keeper Andreas Luthe produced a couple of superb saves to deny Wagner – inadvertently played in Raphael Framberger – and Serge Gnabry, who unleased a stinging low drive after Javi Martinez‘s marauding run.
Robben then found Sanches unmarked at the back post from a corner, but the Portuguese snatched at it once again as Bayern went in without a goal at half-time for the first time this season.
The deadlock was finally broken just three minutes into the second half. Gnabry did brilliantly to control a long ball forward and squared unselfishly for Robben, who cut inside before firing home a trademark effort.
Two minutes later, Sanches found himself one-on-one with Luthe, but once again he failed to find the back of the net, as the visiting keeper boosted his chances of getting the nod ahead of Fabian Giefer as Augsburg’s No.1.
Manuel Baum’s side rarely threatened, with captain Baier pulling an effort wide and Martin Hinteregger rifling a free-kick high into the stands – and yet several minutes after Franck Ribery had a goal ruled out for offside, the visitors rescued the unlikeliest of points as Felix Götze chested in from close range following a corner.
Thiago almost grabbed a winner for Bayern at the death, but they had to settle for a point as Niko Kovac’s perfect start at the helm came to an end.
- Robben has now scored in three consecutive home games for Bayern, having netted in the 3-1 wins over Hoffenheim and Bayer Leverkusen.
- Götze – the younger brother of Borussia Dortmund’s Mario – spent four years at Bayern before joining Augsburg this summer, and scored his first Bundesliga goal against his former club.
- Gnabry grabbed his first assist for Bayern when he set up Robben for the opener.
- Wagner is unbeaten in 10 games against Augsburg, with six different clubs.
- Caiuby made his 100th Bundesliga appearance against Bayern: nine came with Wolfsburg during their title-winning campaign of 2008/09, the other 91 with Augsburg since they were promoted back to the top flight in 2014.
- Bayern extended their home unbeaten streak to 17 games during Oktoberfest (14 wins, three draws), a run stretching back to September 2010. Over that period, the record champions have scored 52 and conceded just 8 goals.
Bayern: Neuer – Kimmich, Süle, Hummels, Goretzka (Alaba 46′) – Martinez, Sanches – Robben, Müller, Gnabry (Ribery 59′) – Wagner (Thiago 75′)
Unused subs: Ulreich, Boateng, James, Lewandowski
Absentees: Coman (ankle), Rafinha (ankle), Tolisso (knee)
Coach: Niko Kovac
Augsburg: Luthe – Gouweleeuw, Khedira, Hinteregger – Framberger, Moravek (Götze 61′), Baier (c), Max – Hahn, Gregoritsch (Cordova 77′), Caiuby
Unused subs: Giefer, Schmid, Richter, Teigl, Danso
Absentees: Finnbogason, Jakob (both knee), Jensen, Ji (both ankle), Schieber (loose joint)
Coach: Manuel Baum