Munich's defeat leaves gaffer Flick 'annoyed'

A number of chances went begging for Bayern Munich in its 2-1 loss to Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday, much to the annoyance of manager Hansi Flick.

Leon Bailey scored a first-half brace in Saturday's Bundesliga clash at the Allianz Stadium to inflict a first defeat on the reigning champions since Hansi Flick (in frame) was named interim boss.   -  Getty Images

Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick was left "annoyed" after his side wasted a host of chances in its 2-1 loss at home to Bayer Leverkusen.

Leon Bailey scored a first-half brace in Saturday's Bundesliga clash at the Allianz Stadium to inflict a first defeat on the reigning champions since Flick was named interim boss.

Bayern hit the frame of the goal three times and had 11 attempts on target but could not add to Thomas Muller's first-half strike, despite Jonathan Tah being dismissed nine minutes from time for a last-man challenge on substitute Philippe Coutinho.

ALSO READ | Bayern Munich 1-2 Bayer Leverkusen: Bailey double inflicts first defeat on Flick

"I can't really criticise my team's performance today," Flick said at his post-match news conference. "They played well and tried all they could to win. It's annoying to not take any points from a game like that.

"We didn't pay attention twice in the first half which led to their goals. I can't blame the team for their willingness and commitment. We were too careless in front of goal."

Bayern had won all four matches without conceding since Flick replaced Niko Kovac earlier this month and had lost only one of the last 29 home league meetings with Leverkusen.

But Muller, who had never previously lost a Bundesliga match for Bayern in which he had scored, felt the host should have come away with all three points.

 

"If we had won the game 3-2, 4-2 or 5-3, nobody can say it wasn't earned," he told Sky Sport Germany. 

"Today we met an opponent who had a lot of speed and were very efficient, especially in the first half."

Lukas Hradecky produced a number of impressive saves to help Leverkusen earn a famous win in Bavaria, but boss Petr Bosz acknowledged his side had to ride their luck.

ALSO READ |Nervy Leipzig goes top, Klinsmann loses at new club Hertha

"I am satisfied with the result today, of course," Bosz said. "But we were very, very lucky.

"We have had many better chances than these in the last few weeks but have not scored enough goals. Fortunately it was different today.

"I would have liked to have had more points, but I am satisfied with the result today."

A third league loss of the campaign leaves Bayern fourth and three points adrift of RB Leipzig, while next opponent Borussia Monchengladbach is one point better off and has a game in hand to play.

  Dugout videos