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Daily Schmankerl:The aftermath of Bayern Munich vs. Eintracht Frankfurt; Jamal Musiala set to snub England; Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland is tremendous; An Eduardo Camavinga update; and MORE!

Well...that did not go as planned. Bayern Munich will look to pick the pieces against Lazio.

Eintracht Frankfurt v FC Bayern Muenchen - Bundesliga Photo by Ronald Wittek - Pool/Getty Images

Die Folgen: Bayern’s tough 2-1 loss to Eintracht (Bavarian Football Works)

Bayern Munich let a sloppy and lethargic first-half pave the way to a 2-1 loss at the hands of Eintracht Frankfurt. The disappointing performance came against a Eintracht Frankfurt side that has been scorching hot. Here are some quick hitters on the match:

  • Hansi Flick’s hair is absolutely phenomenal and I’m loving it. There have been no home haircuts for that man! He’s slowly morphing into an 80s television series detective with a penchant for late nights and brown liquor.
  • The shot of Hasan “Brazzo” Salihamidzic shaking his head when the linesman was hurt was so GIF worthy.
  • Daichi Kamada’s goal was a product of a total defensive breakdown by the team. Sane got caught flat-footed, the backline was rampantly out of position, and Davies was left sitting behind a cutting Kamada. Kostic made a terrific pass in that could have just as easily been put home by Luka Jovic as well. Jovic was also cutting hard into the area in hopes of getting on the end of Kostic’s pass.
  • Leroy Sane was very sloppy early on. The careless play on the ball is not what Bayern Munich needs from him at a time where they’re enduring so many players being out.
  • Sometimes games just simply come down who wants it more and early on, Die Adler absolutely played like the game was more important to them. Bayern Munich was extremely flat.
  • It’s all water under the bridge now, but this game they missed a calm wing who could facilitate the game being played up the flanks and maintain possession. Last year that was Ivan Perisic, who filled that role when needed. This year, the squad does not have that type of player and it shows. I love that Sane and Kingsley Coman want to go” 0-to-60” so quickly, but at times they get caught playing in one gear and become predictable.
  • Speaking of Coman, that was not one of his best performances of the season. He was not bad by any means, but also did not bring as much to the table as Bayern Munich needed him to.
  • Marc Roca and Joshua Kimmich left gaping holes of space in the midfield. Roca’s positioning alone was so poor that there were often no good avenues to get the ball up the field centrally. Kimmich and Roca had zero chemistry unfortunately.
  • Roca has staunch supporters...and I get that. He’s a young player who deserves time to adjust and acclimate to Bayern Munich, but maybe this is why it has taken Flick so ling to trust him.
  • Amin Younes’ goal was just a terrific finish. It was pretty much perfect, but Niklas Süle has to do a better job of closing on Younes.
  • Without Thomas Müller, Bayern Munich’s press was thoroughly ineffective. Even when Robert Lewandowski was causing a little havoc, he had no support.
  • Filip Kostic is terrific in just about every way on the pitch.
  • Jovic was not as active in this game as Eintracht Frankfurt probably would have liked.
  • Bayern Munich’s whole outlook changed upon subbing in Leon Goretzka for Roca.
  • Sane’s set-up on Lewandowski’s goal was superb. That is what fans have been waiting to see — consistently — all season.
  • Sane’s cross to Coman in the 70th minute was fantastic as well and Coman should’ve done much better. What a night-and-day difference from half-to-half for Sane.
  • Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting is not giving Bayern Munich enough. As noted, it is impossible to replace Müller but it might be time to start looking at alternatives.
  • Bayern Munich’s subs — aside of Goretzka — made little-to-no impact. That was concerning.
  • Overall, Eintracht Frankfurt is just a really good team...and was much better than Bayern Munich on Saturday. I think it is fair, however, to note just how banged up the Bavarians are at this stage. It’s not an excuse, they needs to be better, but they are missing some absolutely integral players and the reserves just don’t have the same quality. I don’t think it is a matter of having more players on the squad, but maybe more of the right players to fill out the bench.

If you missed our Match Awards, Observations, or Postgame Podcast, give them a look or a listen:

Haaland is magnificent (@Bundesliga_EN)

What a phenomenal goal from Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland and just as good a call from Phil Bonney:

Musiala looks set to join Germany per report (Daily Mail)

Could it be that England is already conceding that Jamal Musiala will join Germany for international play? To the Daily Mail, it sure sounds like it:

England look set to miss out on 17-year-old Bayern star Jamal Musiala, who is expected to accept an invitation to join up with Germany’s squad next month even though Gareth Southgate is keen for him to play for England.

The German-born player, who will announce this week that he has signed a new long-term contract with Bayern when he turns 18 on Friday, was educated in England and came through the ranks at Chelsea, so qualifies for both nations, as well as Nigeria, because of his father’s nationality.

Deciding that his long-term future is at Bayern and training every day with German international stalwarts such as Manuel Neuer, Joshua Kimmich and Serge Gnabry, who are Bayern team-mates, will have had an influence on his decision.

Southgate’s hands may be tied anyway by the travel regulations currently in place in Germany, which could also see him miss out on having Jadon Sancho and Bellingham in his current squad for World Cup qualifiers against San Marino, Albania and Poland.

This would be a big win (at some point) for Joachim Löw. It remains to be seen if the 17-year-old is truly ready to join Germany’s first-team, but whether he is or he isn’t doesn’t matter. It looks like he could get the invitation very shortly.

Camanvinga is getting a lot of attention (Transfer Market Web)

Eduardo Camavinga has been linked to Bayern Munich, but the Bavarians are going to have do battle with Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, and clubs from England and Italy as well if they want to procure the young talent:

Interviewed by, Jonathan Barnett, agent of French international midfielder and Stade Rennais young star Eduardo Camavinga (18), stated: “To date, we never seriously talked about his future with any of his suitors. Of course Eduardo would like to play for a top club. Real Madrid are one of those, as Barcelona FC are. There are clubs from Germany, Italy, and England, willing to fetch him, however. He’s worth at least 50 million euros, and who knows which clubs are going to be able to afford him. Extending for Rennes? I don’t talk about private matters between the club and the player.”

We are getting very close to “LOL Schalke” territory (@RobUsry)

At this point, you can’t even defend Schalke 04, it’s a free-for-all:

Rose addresses exit from M’Gladbach (@Bundesliga_EN)

Marco Rose is set to leave Borussia Monchengladbach for Borussia Dortmund and it clearly had an effect on his team’s performance as it was stunned at home by Mainz 05 in a 2-1 defeat:

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