Joshua Kimmich was dismissed, but Bayern Munich still managed to defeat Wolfsburg 4-2 and retake the lead in the Bundesliga on Sunday.
After receiving his second caution in the 54th minute, Kimmich was dismissed, but Wolfsburg was unable to capitalize on its superiority as the guests gave them a lesson in effectiveness.
To secure the team’s first Bundesliga victory of the year, Bayern also needed the best performance from goalkeeper Yann Sommer. Kingsley Coman scored twice, Thomas Müller scored once, and Jamal Musiala added two more goals.
It was sufficient for Bayern to distance itself from Union Berlin by one point.
Compared to the nine shots on goal by the 10-time defending champions, Wolfsburg had 22.
Wolfsburg applied early pressure, but Bayern took the lead when Coman’s pass for Müller snuck inside the far post in the ninth minute.
Coman wasn’t through yet. Five minutes later, immediately after Wolfsburg had a fantastic chance to tie the score, the France winger volleyed in Joao Cancelo’s cross for a 2-0 score.
Müller headed in Kimmich’s free kick for Bayern’s third goal in just the 19th minute as he made his 427th appearance for Bayern to tie Gerd Müller’s record.
Despite the scores, Wolfsburg maintained a threat and rightfully managed to recover with a goal from Jakub Kaminski just before halftime.