Not sure how much interest is generated by a 60-minute pre-pre-season game, but we'll throw up a Match Day Thread. This is on ESPN 3, is you're in the States. In the first game, Dortmund beat Mainz 1-0, so the winner of this match takes on Dortmund in the final tomorrow.
FC Bayern Munich's starting line-up:
Big start for Koz, as the announcer said. Bayern to kick it off ...
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Well, a pretty poor performance if I'm being honest. Ribery looked good, Kroos looked good off the bench, Gomez showed a few flashes, Lahm was tolerably good at times. Other than that, no one appears ready. Neuer made one really nice save, but could have done more on that first goal. Badstuber got nutmegged on the second goal, while DvB was nowhere to be found.
Some good offensive pressure at times, but allowed Hamburg to stifle the attack too easily. Hamburg 2 - 1 FC bayern is your final. We take on Mainz tomorrow afternoon.
Here's video of Hamburg's first goal. I'll see if I can find clips of the others later:
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The second Hamburg goal. Badstuber let the ball slide right under him, Koz and Gustavo a step slow into the play, van Buyten making a run into the midfield area left the middle-back wide open. This is where you need communication - if you're going to press forward as a CB, you MUST make sure one of the full-backs can drop back and cover you in case of a quick turnover: