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Kwasi Okyere Wriedt makes Bayern Munich first-team debut

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Kwasi Okyere Wriedt
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In Wednesday’s match report for Bayern Munich against Leipzig in the DFB-Pokal, there is a line that mentions Kwasi Okyere Wriedt comes on for Thiago in the 101st minute. Kwasi Okyere Wriedt? Who? As it turns out the appearance was the first for Wriedt, 23, in a Bayern jersey since signing from third-tier side VfL Osnabrück in August. It was a solid debut, but it came oh so close to being spectacular.

A mere three minutes after coming on Wriedt won a corner and Joshua Kimmich ran over to take it. The corner was lofted high towards the far post and Wriedt out leapt everyone else to smash the ball off the crossbar where it caromed down oh so close to the goal line before being cleared away. Almost a dream debut.

Wriedt will no longer be an obscure name playing in the lower divisions in Germany after getting 30 minutes of productive play at Bayern. He has been rewarded for his fine form this season with Bayern's second team in the Regionalliga (scoring 9 times in 10 matches) with his first appearance for the senior squad.

Where do you think Kwasi Okyere Wriedt fits in the big picture at Bayern Munich for this season and beyond?