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Lucas Hernandez finally makes debut for Bayern Munich in friendly against FC Rottach-Egern

The French defender’s debut has been long-anticipated by the Bayern Munich faithful.

FC Bayern Muenchen Rottach-Egern Training Camp Photo by A. Beier/Getty Images for FC Bayern

If there is one debut that most Bayern Munich fans have been waiting for all preseason, it is that of former Atlético Madrid defender and 2018 World Cup winner with France, Lucas Hernandez.

Hernandez, who still unexpectedly holds the mantle as Bayern Munich’s most expensive transfer ever, finally got on the pitch for today’s friendly against FC Rottach-Egern in Tegernsee.

The game itself has been a major blow out, but Hernandez’s presence on the pitch should signal the dawn of a new era on the back-line for Bayern Munich. The versatile 6-footer is expected to slot in next to Niklas Süle as Bayern’s starting left center-back. Hernandez could also see time as a back-up at left-back, though Alphonso Davies has been given plenty of playing time so far this preseason at that spot.

Hernandez’s speed, aggression, and versatility are all valuable traits that Bayern coach Niko Kovac will be looking to take advantage of this season.

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