Bayern Munich provided a brave second half display to avoid an upset against SV Darmstadt on Saturday, as Germany international Thomas Müller bagged a brace to help turn a 1-0 deficit into a 3-1 victory for the hosts.
As expected, Bayern dominated the early proceedings in the Allianz-Arena but they failed to take an early advantage.
Instead, Darmstadt bagged a shock opener when former Germany U21 international Sandro Wagner headed home at the near post.
Bayern initially struggled to find a reply, but responded strongly in the second half with Müller levelling the score just four minutes after the restart. Darmstadt then succumbed to Bayern’s pressure and it seemed inevitable that Bayern would take the lead. Eventually, Müller produced a moment of magic when he took Vidal’s cross down with his chest and acrobatically guided the ball into the top corner with his back to the goal. Lewandowski rounded off the scoring with five minutes left to play, bagging his 22nd goal of the campaign.