Leon Goretzka and Joshua Kimmich teamed up for Bayern Munich’s starting eleven for the first time in quite a while. Goretzka did not start for four weeks, and his return was impressive. He and his partner in crime, Kimmich, controlled the midfield for most of the game, as Bayern showed how well they can play.
Bayern’s midfielder confirmed after the match that he was pretty exhausted, but mostly due to the two-week break. He told Sky (via Bild): “But of course, if everything had been at stake or the game had been on a knife-edge, I would have continued to struggle. But we also have to make sure that I’m there in the coming weeks. This was the next step and then I can go over 90 minutes at the weekend.”
But while he was making his substitution in the 63rd minute, the cameras caught him complaining to Hansi Flick and pointed to his elbow. Bild reported that you could hear Goretzka say to his coach, “There is something not normal,” while pointing at his elbow joint via the field microphones.
The coach later commented on Goretzka’s potential injury: “The elbow has been stretched a bit. He had pain at the beginning. It then got a little better with time. Let’s see how bad it is now.”
Hopefully, nothing serious comes out of this injury, and that Goretzka can start again on the weekend’s match against FC Köln.