Bayern Munich stunned as luck goes same way as aura of invincibility | Andy Brassell

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The myth of Bayern-Dusel has endured in German football for more than four decades – the concept of the perennial luck that pushes even the below-elite teams representing the Rekordmeister over the hump. It’s become such a Bundesliga cliché that Bastian Schweinsteiger reflected on one late winner in the closing stages of 2009-10 under Louis van Gaal as Bayern-Dusel being “back again” with a grin on his face.

One wondered on Saturday afternoon if, in 2019, the concept of the luck of a behemoth is as possible as it once was. Bayern Munich were sticking to their script – the script of modern German football – as half-time approached at Bayer Leverkusen. They already led through Leon Goretzka’s latest goal and shortly after the home side’s teenage star Kai Havertz limped off, Robert Lewandowski looked to have put them two up, deftly flicking the ball wide of Lukas Hradecky and into the corner of the net from Kingsley Coman’s pass, the culmination of a razor-sharp move.

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