Germany:Lewandowski hits 50-goal mark as Bayern Munich ends season with draw at Wolfsburg
By Our Sports Desk
Champions Bayern Munich surrendered a two-goal lead as their season ended on a sour note following a 2-2 draw with Wolfsburg.
Julian Nagelsmann was keen to get his side back to winning ways after a shock defeat to Mainz and draw with Stuttgart, but despite a bright start they couldn’t get over the line.
Josip Stanisic’s first Bundesliga goal gave the visitors a deserved lead after 17 minutes, the Croatian defender’s looping header from Joshua Kimmich’s corner beating goalkeeper Koen Casteels.
Lewandowski put speculation about his future to one side to double their advantage five minutes before the break, heading in Thomas Muller’s devilish cross for his 35th league goal of the season – and 50th of the campaign overall.
Out of nowhere, Jonas Wind halved the deficit on the stroke of half-time with a fine effort that arrowed into the bottom corner, a goal that proved their catalyst for an unlikely comeback. And just before the hour-mark Wolfsburg restored parity, provider Max Kruse getting on the scoresheet as he poked home Micky van de Ven’s cross.
Leroy Sane spurned a golden opportunity at the death to restore Bayern’s lead but that would have been unfair on Wolfsburg, who were the better side after the break and fully deserving of their point.
The result, coupled with Borussia Dortmund’s victory over Hertha Berlin, means Bayern Munich finish eight points above their nearest challenger. Wolfsburg, who had been sucked into a relegation battle at one stage, climb a place to secure 12th position.