Bayern Munich vs Bayer Leverkusen: Harry Kane scores in a thrilling 2-2 draw
Harry Kane scores early for Bayern Munich, but the match ends in a draw after a late penalty goal.
In a thrilling match in Munich, Harry Kane once again found the back of the net early on, scoring the opening goal in under seven minutes. He capitalized on Leroy Sane's corner, outsmarting his former Premier League rival Granit Xhaka to head the ball into the net past Lukas Hradecky.
However, despite his early success, Kane was unable to secure a second goal in the second half. He came close but was denied by Hradecky's impressive save from close range. It was a moment that likely left the newly-acquired Bundesliga star feeling unsatisfied.
In the 26th minute, Alejandro Grimaldo scored his first Bundesliga goal in spectacular fashion. He sent a looping free-kick from the edge of the D over the wall and beyond the outstretched fingertips of Sven Ulreich to level the tie. Both teams then had their chances in a closely contested battle.
Leverkusen came close to taking the lead in the 77th minute with Florian Wirtz's near-miss, after having a goal disallowed in the first half due to Victor Boniface being offside. The match remained tense and evenly matched.
Leon Goretzka appeared to be the difference-maker with his late goal, putting Bayern ahead. However, a late penalty cry threatened to dampen Bayern's upcoming Oktoberfest celebrations. Alphonso Davies was deemed to have brought down Jonas Hofman, and Exequiel Palacios calmly converted the penalty to level the tie in added time.
Bayern seemed poised to make a comeback, with Dayot Upamecano scoring a goal in the dying moments. However, the flag was quickly raised, resulting in both Xabi Alonso and Thomas Tuchel's sides earning their first draw of the season.
Overall, it was an action-packed match with both teams showcasing their skills and determination. The final score ended in a 2-2 draw, leaving both sides with mixed emotions.