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Bayern draws 1-1 against Ajax in Champions League

Bayern Munich held on to draw 1-1 with Ajax Amsterdam as the Bavarian powerhouse's early season wobble continued in the Champions League on Tuesday

Published on: October 03, 2018 4:00 IST
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MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich held on to a 1-1 draw against Ajax in the Champions League on Tuesday as the German team's recent wobbles continued.

Noussair Mazraoui scored for the visitors after Mats Hummels headed Bayern into an early lead, and the home side was fortunate to secure a point after Lasse Schone rattled the crossbar in injury time. Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer got his fingertips to the shot.

"We could have and should have won," Ajax coach Erik ten Hag said. "Except for at the beginning of the match, we put in a fantastic performance."

Bayern won its first seven games of the season across all competitions but has now failed to win in three games.

"We've definitely had better starts to the season. The results haven't been right in the last three games and there's also room for improvement in the wy we play," Thomas Mueller said after his 450th game for Bayern.

Hummels got the home side off to a perfect start with a header from Arjen Robben's cross in the fourth minute.

Ajax seemed shaken by the setback as Bayern dominated the first 15 minutes. But the visitors grew in confidence after Dusan Tadic fired their first chance over the bar.

Mazraoui equalized in the 22nd after playing a one-two with Tadic.

Hakim Ziyech almost put the visitors in front before the break, only for Neuer to save his powerful shot.

Tadic set up Nicolas Tagliafico after the break but the Argentine shot straight at Neuer, who was kept surprisingly busy.

Bayern substitute Serge Gnabry went close at the other end before Schone nearly netted the winner in injury time.


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