Bayern Munich turned in a spectacular effort to down a very feisty Eintracht Frankfurt side. Here are some quick hitters on the match:
- The front line work from Robert Lewandowski, Thomas Müller, and Franck Ribery was tremendous. The passing, timely runs, constant pressure, and unselfish play was a true hallmark of how Niko Kovač wants this offense to play. When you throw in the contributions of Joshua Kimmich, David Alaba, and Thiago Alcantara, it was just an awesome display.
- The back line was beastly. Niklas Süle was a one man wrecking machine, while Alaba was disciplined and on top of his game defensively. The effort to contain Luka Jović and Sebastian Haller was terrific as Süle and Jerome Boateng held strong and had no mental lapses.
Well Niklas Süle answered that question pic.twitter.com/nrYTkQDNPY— Bavarian Football Works (@BavarianFBWorks) December 22, 2018
- Manuel Neuer did what he had to do and has strung together some really solid performances. This is a great sign moving forward.
- As D’Angelo Barksdale once said, “The King stay the the King” and Ribery earned his Meister of the Match with a relentless showing in the game.
- Very nice game as well from Javi Martinez, who had been mired on the bench for an extended stint.
Hasan Salihamidžić is an active man this time of year, but may have be really intrigued by one of the players he got to watch up close this week, Timo Werner. The RB Leipzig star has seen his value rise of late and there appears to be interest on both sides on making a move happen.
Werner brought himself into discussion for FC Bayern this week. “Basically, he’s a good player,” Salihamidzic said about the World Cup participant and gushed, “He cranks out goals.”
It’s always nice to see the players do things like this.
After a thoroughly disappointing first half effort from the squad, Bayer Leverkusen made the move to sack Heiko Herrlich and bring in former Ajax and Borussia Dortmund coach Peter Bosz.