Bayern Munich roared out to a 4-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur this week in the UEFA Youth League. Bayern’s U19 side jump to top of Group B with four points, tied with Red Star (+3 vs +1 Goal Differential).
Again, Martin Demichelis and Danny Schwarz rolled out a 4-3-3 with a relatively young lineup, including three players (Bright Arrey-Mbi, Torben Rhein, and Lasse Günther) who could also play for the club’s U17 side.
It didn’t take long for Bayern to jump on top, with Joshua Zirkzee bagging the opening goal for the Bavarians in just the fourth minute. Angelo Stiller took a free kick in the pouring rain that clanged off the crossbar, and Zirkzee was the first player to the rebound. He poked it home to give Bayern the 1-0 lead.
Bayern’s second goal game in the eleventh minute. Malik Tillman dribbled up the field and played a perfect through-ball behind Tottenham’s backline. Günther ran onto the ball, took a touch, and curled it to the far post to put Bayern up 2-0.
In the 27th minute, Rodel Richards would pull one back for Tottenham. The forward made it 2-1 when he scored on a cross into the Bayern penalty area.
Bayern went back up by two goals in the 62nd minute. Just four minutes after coming onto the field as a substitute, Moritz Mosandl ran onto a great ball over the top from Jahn Herrmann. Mosandl took it himself into the box and finished to put Bayern up 3-1.
Günther grabbed his second of the match in the 73rd minute. After receiving a pass in the Tottenham penalty area, Günther saw his first shot blocked; however, he put his follow-up shot into the top of the net to give Bayern the insurmountable 4-1 lead. He nearly grabbed his hat trick a few minutes later, but Joshua Oluwayemi made a big save to keep him off the board for a third time.
This weekend, Bayern will play Energie Cottbus in the second round of the U19 DFB Pokal.
Bayern XI: Schneller - Kehl, Daniliuc, Arrey-Mbi, Waidner - Tillman, Stiller (75. Mihaljevic), Rhein (58. Mosandl) - Günther, Zirkzee, Herrmann (71. Cuni)