Bayern Munich also convincingly won the second game in the Bundesliga on Sunday: 2-0 against VfL Wolfsburg. In Italy, Georginio Wijnaldum made his debut for AS Roma in the 0-1 win over Salernitana. Fiorentina, FC Twente’s opponent in the Conference League play-offs, took three points against Cremonese in injury time: 3-2.
Bayern laid the foundation for the win in the first half. After half an hour of play, Jamal Musiala broke the spell by shooting the ball into the long corner after a strong individual action from the edge of the penalty area.
Just before half time, Thomas Müller doubled the lead by deflecting a shot from Joshua Kimmich. In the second half, the German top club remained supreme, but no goals were added.
The win keeps Bayern top of the Bundesliga with six points from two matches. The superpower started last week with a resounding 6-1 win over Eintracht Frankfurt. Borussia Dortmund is the only other club in the Bundesliga with the full loot.
At Bayern, Matthijs de Ligt, Ryan Gravenberch and Noussair Mazraoui started on the bench against Frankfurt, just like last week. Of the three, only Gravenberch entered the field. At Wolfsburg defender Micky van de Ven completed the ninety minutes.
Next Sunday, Bayern, which is chasing the eleventh league title in a row this season, will play its third league game. The team of coach Julian Nagelsmann will then visit VfL Bochum.
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Wijnaldum and Vilhena make their debut
AS Roma won the first league match against Salernitana on Sunday evening with difficulty. The team of coach José Mourinho was the better team, especially in the first half, but only one goal was scored. After more than half an hour of play, Bryan Cristante opened the score with a shot from distance.
Moments later, the away team seemed to make the 0-2 with a scrimmage, but addition Paulo Dybala hit the post. In the second half, Salernitana became slightly stronger, but the equalizer failed to materialize. With the home team, debutant Tonny Vilhena, who had come over from Espanyol, played the entire game.
Fifteen minutes before the end, Georginio Wijnaldum made his debut for Roma. The midfielder came on for Nicolò Zaniolo. Just before time, the Dutchman seemed responsible for the 0-2, but the goal was rejected due to Dybala’s offside. Basic player Rick Karsdorp was on the field for ninety minutes.
Tonny Vilhena duels with Paulo Dybala.
Fiorentina narrowly beats PhD student
Fiorentina have started the new Serie A season with a narrow win. FC Twente’s upcoming opponent in the Conference League play-offs won 3-2 on Sunday evening thanks to a goal in injury time from PhD student Cremonese.
Fiorentina scored twice in an exciting first half. After fifteen minutes of play, Giacomo Bonaventura opened the score, but the home team couldn’t enjoy the lead for long. David Okereke, attacking partner of debutant Cyriel Dessers at Cremonese, took care of the 1-1 a few minutes later.
After more than half an hour, Fiorentina took the lead again, this time via Luka Jovic. In addition, Gonzalo Escalante received a red card from Cremonese just before half-time. Thanks to a goal by Matteo Bianchetti after the break, the away team still seemed to take a point, but deep in injury time it was still 3-2 for Fiorentina due to the bumbling of Cremonese goalkeeper Ionut Radu.
The first match between Fiorentina and FC Twente in the play-offs of the Conference League is scheduled in Florence on Thursday. The return in Enschede follows a week later.
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