RB Leipzig 1-1 Bayern Munich: Initial reactions and observations

Initial reactions and observations

  • Yeah, seems to be like Bayern Munich have some issues. The most notable one right this moment was the toothless assault. What was occurring up there? And solely seven pictures complete with two heading in the right direction? Not adequate.
  • Julian Nagelsmann’s subs left loads to be desired. Subbing off Musiala was an odd choice, however not even bringing on Thomas Muller for him … effectively that is simply inexplicable. Muller and Tel did not come on till effectively after the eightieth minute, by which level it was too late for them to make a game-changing influence. Poor sport administration from the Bayern boss.
  • Yann Sommer’s distribution is missing in comparison with Manuel Neuer and it is plain to see. Bayern might want to regulate to that.
  • Can somebody please educate the wingers the right way to cross? So many wasted crosses.
  • It feels unhealthy to begin 2023 like this. Bayern now want to select themselves up and carry out some introspection. PSG is not too far-off.

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82′ — Sub: Thomas Muller comes on for Serge Gnabry. Way too late, this sub.

68′ — Sub: This would not make sense. Jamal Musiala comes off for Kingsley Coman.

65′ — Dayot Upamecano is fortunate to flee a purple card for what appeared like a final man problem.

51′ — Goal. Halstenberg heads it in. Huge mistake by Kimmich to let that occur.

45′ — The second half is underway!

Halftime observations and evaluation

  • Neither group appears to be going at full throttle simply but, like they appear cautious of one another. Bayern Munich have been the higher group to date, however the rust from the lengthy break is exhibiting.
  • Dayot Upamecano has given Yann Sommer little or no to do on the again. Apart from a few missed passes, the Frenchman has been imperious on the again.
  • Choupo-Moting retains making it look straightforward. His targets really feel virtually as inevitable as Lewandowski’s generally.
  • Without Mazraoui, Bayern are again to counting on Alphonso Davies for ball development down the flank.
  • Sommer has solely needed to make one save to date, and it was tame. Is he dissatisfied or relieved?

Halftime: Bayern Munich lead 1-0.

37′ — GOOOOOAL! Choupo-Moting makes it 1-0! First aim of the calendar 12 months for Bayern!

29′ — Great end by Goretzka! But it was offside. Or possibly it was a foul. Anyway, nonetheless 0-0.

20′ — No targets but. Both groups look very rusty.

Kickoff: We’re on the best way!

40 minutes till kickoff: We lastly have lineups! Julian Nagelsmann leaves Thomas Muller out of the primary Bayern Munich beginning XI of the 12 months — daring selection. The formation is a 4-2-3-1 with Choupo-Moting up prime, Musiala behind him, and Sane and Gnabry on the wings. new signing Yann Sommer begins in aim.

45 minutes till kickoff: We nonetheless do not have lineups. Apparently there are technical issues? This has actually by no means occurred earlier than. What is the Bundesliga doing?

After a longer-than-normal break, Bayern Munich lastly returned to Bundesliga motion towards the group that’s most probably to problem them for the title — RB Leipzig. Since hiring Marco Rose, the lawnballers have been surging up the desk with stable performances that truly resemble how they appeared when Nagelsmann was once in cost.

Bayern have a couple of main accidents coming into the sport. Noussair Mazraoui, Manuel Neuer, Lucas Hernandez, and Sadio Mane will all be lacking the sport for one purpose or one other. Meanwhile Leon Goretzka has a small ankle situation so he is uncertain for the sport. However, the coach has a brand new ace up his sleeve — Yann Sommer, newly signed from BMG. His debut might be a trial by hearth towards top-of-the-line offenses within the Bundesliga.

It’s Bayern time.

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Match Info

Location: Red Bull Arena, Leipzig, Germany

Time: 3:30 pm native time, 9:30 am EST

TV/streaming: ESPN+, Find Your Country

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