Michel Vlap made his debut for Arminia Bielefeld Monday evening and they knew that at Bayern Munich. De Frisian scored and gave an assist, so the brand new world champion was held on 3-3.
After nine minutes it was already hit by the number ten of RSC Anderlecht rented in a snowy Allianz Arena. He turned pretty freely on the edge of the penalty area and knocked Manuel Neuer with a shot in the corner, proving the same of Arminia Bielefeld. The Germans were brave enough to pick him up in Belgium when he had landed there.
Even before rest, the Frisian was very important again. He cut a corner shovel and saw that Amos Pieper nodded the ball, bringing the demotion candidate against all odds to 0-2 in Munich. It was up to the reigning world champion to counter this and that succeeded after rest. Robert Lewandowski made 1-2 of it, but less than a minute later Christian Gebauer had already restored the margin of two.
Still, Bayern left a point to the game. Corentin Tolisso and Alphonso Davies scored within twelve minutes, but in the last twenty minutes there was no winning. The guests from Bielefeld were the closest to that, were it not that a goal of Sergio Cordova was rejected. Vlap thus gave his team a point and that may prove to be crucial later.
That one point causes Arminia to increase the lead in spot seventeen to four points. In addition, they also have a match on Mainz, the team that is standing there. The number seventeen degrades instantly, while the sixteenth place means playoff games for enforcement. At the top of the game, Bayern expands the lead on number two RB Leipzig to five points.