The Bundesliga has returned from the post-World Cup winter break, but it appears that Bayern Munich has not gotten the message that the season is back underway. The Rekordmeister dropped two points against RB Leipzig on Friday (1-1) and then needed a world-class finish by Joshua Kimmich to rescue a 1-1 draw against Köln on Tuesday.
While the result in the Spitzenspiel against Leipzig will have few worried at the Säbener Straße, the story following the Tuesday fixture against Köln was slightly different. The first half, in particular, was poor as Bayern had no solution after Ellyes Skhiri made it 1-0 for the visiting Billy Goats.
Bayern lacked creativity, depth in their deep runs and seemed incredibly vulnerable whenever Köln did win the ball quickly on transition. Köln, in fact, might feel disappointed that they did not score a second, effectively ending the game, on any of