Bayern Munich 2-2 Bayer Leverkusen: Harry Kane scores yet AGAIN

Bayern Munich 2-2 Bayer Leverkusen: Harry Kane scores yet AGAIN for his new team in top of the table clash, but visitors level with a last-gasp penalty

  • Harry Kane opened the scoring for Bayern in their clash with Bayer Leverkusen 
  • But they were unable to secure all three points during what was a hectic game 
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Harry Kane found the back of the net yet again on a pulsating night in Munich as he opened the scoring after less than seven minutes were on the clock. 

The England captain made hay with Leroy Sane’s inswinging corner, outfoxing a former Premier League rival in Granit Xhaka to nod the ball into the back of Lukas Hradecky’s net. 

But the new Bundesliga star would have left the field dissatisfied after failing to score another in the second half, after forcing Hradecky into a heroic full-length save at close range. 

Alejandro Grimaldo scored his first Bundesliga goal in some style in the 26th minute, sending a looping free-kick on the edge of the box over the wall and past Sven Ulreich’s outstretched fingertips to level the tie, before both sides took their chances in a well-matched battle. 

Leverkusen came close to going ahead in the 77th minute with Florian Wirtz’s own near-miss, after the visitors had a goal disallowed in the first-half when Victor Boniface strayed offside. 

Harry Kane found the back of the net for Bayern Munich yet again at the Allianz Arena 

The England star was unable to bag a second due to an unbelievable save by Lukas Hradecky

Fewer than 20 minutes after Kane’s opener, Alejandro Grimaldo (centre) levelled the game

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Instead, Leon Goretzka looked like the difference-maker with his late strike, until a late penalty cry put a dampner on Bayern’s upcoming Oktoberfest celebrations. 

Alphonso Davies was deemed to have dragged down Jonas Hofman, and Exequiel Palacios was nerveless from the spot to level the tie in the dying moments of added time. 

Bayern almost won it, with Dayot Upamecano knocking the ball into the Leverkusen net in the final throes of the game, but the flag was up in a flash, handing both Xabi Alonso and Thomas Tuchel their side’s first draw of the season. 


Bayern Munich (4-2-3-1): Ulreich, Davies, Kim, Upamecano, Laimer (De Ligt), Kimmich (Mazraoui), Goretzka, Gnabry (Tel), Muller (Musiala), Sane, Kane (Choupo-Moting)

Substitutes: Peretz, Kratzig, Sarr, Fukui

Goals: Kane (7′), Goretzka (86′)

Manager: Thomas Tuchel (booked)

Bayer Leverkusen (3-4-2-1): Hradecky, Kossounou, Tah, Tapsoba, Frimpong (Adli), Andrich (Palacios), Xhaka, Grimaldo, Hofman (Hincapie), Wirtz (Amiri), Boniface

Substitutes: Lomb, Kovar, Hincapie, Puerta, Amiri, Tella, Hlozek

Goals: Grimaldo (24′), Palacios (90+4′)

Booked: Hofman, Wirtz, Tapsoba

Manager: Xabi Alonso

Tuchel, who picked up a yellow card for his touchline theatrics in the wake of the freekick that led to Leverkusen’s opener, deemed the result ‘fair’ in light of the contest. 

‘I was happy with the start but after that Leverkusen were better. Then in the end of the first half we had some huge chances to score,’ the Bayern coach told reporters. 

‘The result is fair. But if you take the lead in the 86th minute you should get the three points even if a draw would be the fair result.

‘We struggled once more to maintain the level throughout, to remain stable. Our attacks became shorter and more hectic. Even at times when we struggle we have to be more compact.’ 

Leon Goretzka (centre) nearly proved to be the difference-maker for Bayern with his late strike

But a penalty shout from the visitors saw Exequiel Palacios draw things level again at the death

Thomas Tuchel (left) shared the spoils with visiting head coach Xabi Alonso on Friday night


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