Bayern Munich suffered a 1-0 defeat at home to Werder Bremen on Sunday, with a Mitchell Weiser goal. This loss keeps Bayern seven points behind Bundesliga leaders Bayer Leverkusen. It marks Werder’s first victory in Munich since 2008 and Bayern’s second league loss of the season.
The result ended Bayern’s streak of 65 consecutive home games with at least one goal. Thomas Tuchel, Bayern’s coach, acknowledged Werder’s deserved win, expressing disappointment in his team’s performance. The defeat leaves Bayern in second place with 41 points, with Leverkusen leading with 48 after a 3-2 win against RB Leipzig.
VfB Stuttgart is in third place with 34 points, while Werder is 12th with 20 points. The short training camp in Portugal earlier in the week seemed to affect Bayern’s freshness in the game. Tuchel emphasized the need for improvement in the upcoming match against Union Berlin on Wednesday, stating, “This is not enough to reach our goals. When you sign for Bayern, you sign for 100%.
That’s true for the players and the coach, and we did not deliver that today.” Despite dominating possession, Bayern struggled to break down Werder’s disciplined defense. Weiser, a former Bayern player, scored the decisive goal in the 59th minute. Bayern’s attempts to equalize proved futile, with top scorer Harry Kane missing a close-range header in the 72nd minute. Werder’s keeper, Michael Zetterer, made crucial saves to secure the win.