Bayern Munich scored twice in the final five minutes to see off a valiant VfL Wolfsburg side in their final game of 2019.
18-year-old Joshua Zirkzee made it two goals in as many late substitute appearances to start his Bayern Munich career as the Dutch teenager came off the bench to put Hans-Dieter Flick’s side ahead.
Serge Gnabry ensured the defending champions ended the year with a win by making it 2-0 on the counter-attack in the final minute. The German international had earlier had a goal ruled out by VAR.
Bayern Munich have won three successive games under interim head coach Flick to end the first half of the 2019-20 Bundesliga season, in which they are third and four points behind leaders RB Leipzig.
The visitors to the Allianz Arena on Saturday rarely looked like troubling Manuel Neuer. And although for most of the game it looked like just a matter of time before they took the lead, it did take a long time in coming. Zirkzee proved to be the hero when he beat Gnabry to the ball to poke home a cutback five minutes from time. The teenager had made his debut midweek, coming on in the final minute with the scoreline 1-1 at SC Freiburg before scoring in the second minute of stoppage time. Gnabry followed up three minutes later to see Bayern win 3-1.
The same duo were on the scoreline again this weekend as Serge Gnabry finished first time following Robert Lewandowksi’s square pass to see of Wolfsburg 2-0.