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We look to keep our momentum going against Eintracht

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Thank god that Bayern Munich is back in training! Soon this series can end in peace and we will all be happy that a kick off is happening yet again.

But in the meantime, we have an interesting game against Frankfurt coming up!


Bundesliga MD 10 - Bayern Munich @ Eintracht Frankfurt

Eintracht Frankfurt (4-2-3-1)

Silva

Kostic - Hofmann - Schöpf

Rode - Kohr

Praz - Hinteregger - Ndicka - Chandler

Wiedwald

Filip Kostić is always one to keep an eye out for and with Silva playing up top, they should produce this game.

Bayern Munich (4-2-3-1)

Lewandowski

Sané - Werner - Gnabry

Cuisance - Goretzka

Alaba - Hernandez - Süle - Kimmich

Neuer

Cuisance gets his first ever start in order for Thiago to get some rest.

19’ GOAL from Timo Werner (SGE 0:1 FCB)

Pass from Lewandowski results in Timo taking a turn around Hinteregger. Three steps later he fires it into the net.

24’ GOAL from Leroy Sané (SGE 0:2 FCB)

A wonderful through ball from Lewy gets to Sané’s feet. He sprints into the box and puts it in left side to double the score.

27’ GOAL from Robert Lewandowski (SGE 0:3 FCB)

Lewy was feeling a little left out, so it was his time to join the party. Werner sends him a ball and yet again, Hinteregger gets beaten by an attacker. Robert puts it in via the keepers right and it’s already an ugly day for Frankfurt.

Halftime Substitutions: Ivan Periśič for Leroy Sané / Alphonso Davies for David Alaba

Both players were tired and both are starters for us. So, they get some rest with the lead firmly held in control.

59’ GOAL from Serge Gnabry (SGE 0:4 FCB)

After a Lewandowski set piece was tipped over the bar, Bayern won a corner. Kimmich sent it in and the clearance from the Frankfurt defense was cleared out for Gnabry. He took his time before absolutely launching a shot into the top right corner.

67’ Substitution: Philippe Coutinho for Timo Werner (SGE 0:4 FCB)

This one didn’t mean anything more than Timo getting a rest. Coutinho didn’t do much this game, but after his last few performances, he doesn’t need to go above and beyond.

And that was the last notable thing that happened this game!


Match Awards

Jersey Swap: The Commerzbank Arena

Seriously, what a beautiful place to play a football match! But in all honesty, the Eintracht defense was porous, the goalkeeper let almost everything in and the offense combined for 1 shot on target, which doesn’t endear them to winning anything.

Tip of the Cap: Leroy Sané

6/6 passing, 8/11 dribbling, 2/2 SOG, 1 goal

A good performance for the one half that he was on the pitch lands Sané on this list. His dribbling needs slight improvement, but the perfect passing was definitely a highlight.

Golf Clap: Serge Gnabry

6/9 passing, 8/8 dribbling, 1/1 SOG, 1 goal

It’s taken a long time, but Gnabry finally got his first goal of the Bundesliga campaign. And what a beauty it was. Not the best passing game for him, but his perfect dribbling rate combined with his 90 minutes of dedication was something to behold.

Standing Ovation: Timo Werner

11/13 passing, 14/15 dribbling, 3/3 SOG, 1 goal, 1 assist

He was the games man of the match, and I can see why. Perfect shot on target rates combined with almost perfect dribbling and passing give him a good case for best player of the game. However, one person just contributed one extra point this match and that was...

Meister of the Match: Robert Lewandowski

9/9 passing, 11/16 dribbling, 2/3 SOG, 1 goal, 2 assists

Not the best dribbling performance (a paltry 69%...also nice), but 100% passing, 1 goal and two assists puts him at MOTM status. He might not feature in the upcoming game, but it’s up to his recovery to determine that.


Tomorrow’s game takes place at 11:00am ET on Twitch, so be sure to tune in!

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