FT: Bayern win as a result of Leon Goreztka’s first half goal. Bayern had a majority of the chances tonight including 2 goals that were ultimately called offsides. AC Milan did threaten intermittently, however, Bayern maintained constant control over this match. Goreztka & Pavard especially looked sharp tonight.
89’: Close-call! A beautifully lofted ball from Thiago to David Alaba led to a goal that was called offsides.
82’: Close-call! A Jean-Fiete Arp goal was ruled offsides by handball after a messy scramble in the AC Milan box.
79’: SUBSTITUTION Bayern: Angelo Stiller is on for Thomas Muller.
78’: Free Kick by AC Milan results in a easy grab by Ulreich
76’: AC Milan Corner; Çalhanoğlu has a powerful blast saved by Ulreich that results in another AC Milan corner
70’: Close chance by Muller! A lofted cross was headed just over AC Milan’s net.
67’: AC Milan corner results in an easy save from Sven on a header
64’: Incredible save by Sven after a boneheaded turnover from Niklas Sule to keep the game 1:0 Bayern
58’: SUBSTITUTION Milan: Cutrone is on for Maldini
58” SUBSTITUTION Bayern: David Alaba on for Kingsley Coman; Sarpeet Singh for Renato Sanches
49’: Çalhanoğlu with a dirty foul on Cmon that almost got dirty as Coman was stopped from further damage
48’: Awkward turnover by AC Milan leads to a Fiete Arp shot that is easily saved by Donnaruma
45’: SUBSITUTIONS Bayern: Sven Ulreich for Manuel Neuer; Thiago for Corentin Tolisso; Ivan Mihaljevic for Joshua Kimmich
HT: Bayern lead this game 1:0 after a late 1st half goal by Leon Goreztka. Bayern have largely dominated this game by creating chances and maintaining possession outside of the off AC Milan opportunity.
49’: GOAL Bayern! Incredible pass from Kimmich to find Leon Goreztka in the box and Goreztka buried the ball into the net with ease.
45’: SUBSTITUTION Milan: Theo Hernandez cannot continue on the field and is replaced by Andrea Conte
42’: Theo Hernandez is down in pain after an awkward landing for AC Milan.
38’: Bayern corner! They go short and cross it in but the header goes wide.
36’: Foul! Maldini fouls Renato Sanches that results in a Bayern free-kick within striking distance.
33’ Fantastic strike from Renato Sanches that goes just wide of goal!
31’: Neuer got a foot on an sharp 6 yard cross from Calabria from AC Milan that resulted in Bayern’s possession
30’: Sharp interception by Davis to eliminate the ACMilan threat in Bayern’s goal box.
27’: Jean-Fiete Arp seems to be ok after his earlier challenge in the AC Milan box
24’: Close chance! for Bayern! Jean-Fiete Arp hobbles off after a close chance within AC Milans 6 yard box
23’ : Maldini flicks the ball just over Neuer’s net. Extremely close call after a good series of passes within Bayern’s goal box.
20’: Through the first 20 minutes, Bayern has been the more dominant team creating challenging passes within the AC Milan half.
10’: Bayern have started as the dominant team so far, with Kingsley Coman creating a large number of chances.
Kickoff: We are underway in Kansas City!
Half an hour until kickoff: We have lineups! Unfortunately, Javi Martinez and Serge Gnabry will have to sit this one out due to muscular problems (as a precautionary measure, the club has stated).
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Okay, football is finally back (sort of). Bayern Munich take on AC Milan in their third game of the preseason, which so far includes a 2-1 loss to Arsenal and a 3-1 win over Real Madrid (figure that one out). Now AC Milan are here to ruin the party, and hopefully the Bavarians get some revenge for the 4-0 preseason drubbing from 2017.
If Niko Kovac could stop playing Thomas Muller at striker, then that would be nice. other than that, this preseason has been great so far. While there have been some setbacks (Ontuzans’ injury and Sven Ulreich’s red come to mind), the team have shown some solid performances and Kovac has given chances to some promising youngsters (Arp hype!).
Let’s hope Bayern continue their winning ways against Milan, and we keep seeing some good football.
It’s Bayern time.
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