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

Initial reactions and observations

  • Yeah, appears to be like like Bayern Munich have some issues. The most notable one as we speak was the toothless assault. What was happening up there? And solely seven pictures whole with two heading in the right direction? Not ok.
  • Julian Nagelsmann’s subs depart loads to be desired. Subbing off Musiala was an odd resolution, however not even bringing on Thomas Muller for him … properly that is simply inexplicable. Muller and Tel did not come on till properly 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 modify to that.
  • Can somebody please educate the wingers the best way to cross? So many wasted crosses.
  • It feels unhealthy to start out 2023 like this. Bayern now want to choose 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 pink card for what regarded 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 staff appears to be going at full throttle simply but, like they appear cautious of one another. Bayern Munich have been the higher staff thus far, 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 simple. His objectives really feel nearly as inevitable as Lewandowski’s typically.
  • Without Mazraoui, Bayern are again to counting on Alphonso Davies for ball development down the flank.
  • Sommer has solely needed to make one save thus far, and it was tame. Is he disenchanted or relieved?

Halftime: Bayern Munich lead 1-0.


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


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


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


Kickoff: We’re on the way in which!


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


45 minutes till kickoff: We nonetheless haven’t got 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 return to Bundesliga motion towards the staff that’s almost definitely to problem them for the title — RB Leipzig. Since hiring Marco Rose, the lawnballers have been surging up the desk with strong performances that truly resemble how they regarded when Nagelsmann was in cost.

Bayern have a number of main accidents coming into the sport. Noussair Mazraoui, Manuel Neuer, Lucas Hernandez, and Sadio Mane will all be lacking the sport for one motive or one other. Meanwhile Leon Goretzka has a small ankle concern 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 shall 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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