Harry Kane Shines as Bayern Munich Secures Victory
Bayern Munich Survives Scare Against Heidenheim
Harry Kane showcased his goal-scoring prowess once again, netting two goals to lead Bayern Munich to a hard-fought 4-2 victory over newly promoted Heidenheim in the Bundesliga on Saturday.
Kane’s brace came on the heels of Bayern’s impressive 4-0 triumph over Dortmund last week, setting the stage for what seemed like an easy win for the German giants.
The English captain, who had already equaled the record of 15 goals in 10 league matches in Germany, wasted no time in making an impact against Heidenheim, finding the back of the net in just 14 minutes. He added another goal before half-time.
However, Heidenheim mounted a spirited comeback, scoring twice in a span of three minutes, leaving the fans stunned. Tim Kleindienst capitalized on Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting’s midfield mistake to score in the 67th minute, while Jan-Niklas Beste equalized after a poor pass from defender Kim Min-jae.
Yet, Raphaël Guerreiro spared Bayern from potential embarrassment by scoring his first goal for the Bavarian powerhouse just two minutes later. Choupo-Moting sealed the victory in the 85th minute.
Bayern Climbs Up the Standings
With nine wins in 11 games, Bayern Munich has now moved above Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga standings. However, Leverkusen has the chance to reclaim the top spot with a victory over Union Berlin on Sunday.
Dortmund Suffers Another Defeat
Borussia Dortmund endured their second consecutive defeat, following their 4-0 loss to Bayern last weekend. Serhou Guirassy, returning from injury, guided Stuttgart to a 2-1 victory over Dortmund, taking his tally to 15 goals in nine league games and leaving Dortmund trailing Bayern by eight points.
Stuttgart dominated the match and squandered several opportunities, including a penalty that was saved by former Stuttgart goalkeeper Grego Kobel. Chris Führich became the third Stuttgart player to miss a penalty in consecutive league games.
Niclas Füllkrug opened the scoring for Dortmund in the 36th minute, but Jamie Leweling assisted Deniz Undav to equalize at 42 minutes. Guirassy, who came on as a substitute, secured Stuttgart’s victory with a late penalty.
In other Bundesliga matches, Darmstadt played out a goalless draw with Mainz, while Augsburg and Hoffenheim settled for a 1-1 draw after a brief suspension of play due to a fan injury caused by pyrotechnics.
Bochum and Cologne ended the day with a 1-1 draw in their match.