Serge Gnabry struck twice as Bayern Munich picked up their first Bundesliga win this season with a 3-2 victory over Cologne Sunday, but Julian Nagelsmann criticised a ‘wild’ display from the defending champions.
Rapid-fire goals by Robert Lewandowski and Gnabry put Bayern 2-0 up just after the break, but Cologne roared back with two goals in as many minutes by Anthony Modeste and Mark Uth.
Gnabry gave Nagelsmann his first Bundesliga win as Bayern head coach by smashing the winner into the roof 19 minutes before the whistle.
‘It was unnecessary to let them score at 2-1 and then 2-2 – we have to be careful that we don’t keep giving away goals so easily and make life hard for ourselves,’ Gnabry said.
Nagelsmann also saw room for improvement. ‘The result is good, but the game was too wild for my taste,’ said Nagelsmann.