Initial reactions and observations
- How did that game end 1-0. Not that I’m complaining, a win is a win. But for Bayern Munich to actually get a clean sheet feels like a miracle at the moment. Credit to the back line, they weren’t organized but the last-ditch defending was superb. Lucas Hernandez was especially good in his 1v1 situations, that’s his specialty at this point.
- Leroy Sane as a super sub is almost unfair. Good thing we don’t care about fairness.
- Kevin Trapp was about to ruin our day yet again. This guy is approaching Sommer levels of annoyance.
- Robert Lewandowski will be fuming at Choupo for the time he didn’t get the ball near the end of the game. Still, Lewy had plenty of chances to score himself, so it’s not like he can complain too much.
- Serge Gnabry’s decision making is just ... not to sound like a broken record, but that new contract needs to be put on hold.
Full time: Bayern Munich win 1-0!
90’+2’ — Free kick to Frankfurt. Nothing bad happens though.
70’ — GOAL! Sane breaks the deadlock!
66’ — Sub: Leroy Sane comes on for Marcel Sabitzer.
59’ — HOW HAS LEWANDOWSKI NOT SCORED???
45’ — The second half is underway!
Halftime observations and analysis
- Finally a game that doesn’t make me want to rip my hair out. Bayern Munich have created so many chances, it’s a miracle that none have gone in.
- Serge Gnabry not having a good time today. It might be worth subbing him for Sane in the second half.
- For someone who recently recovered from Covid, Musiala has been on fire today. He was close to scoring too!
- The best attacker so far has been Coman. More than half of Bayern’s attacking play has been down his side and he should’ve had a couple of goals by now.
- Kevin Trapp is as annoying as Sommer today. Keepers keep being annoying by doing this against Bayern.
Halftime: Bayern Munich unable to break down Eintracht. 0-0.
39’ — Excellent shot by Kimmich saved by Trapp and then the follow up by Coman smacks the keeper in the face. Concussion protocol being followed now.
30’ — Yellows for Hernandez and Lenz after a small altercation on the pitch.
Kickoff: We’re underway in Frankfurt!
One hour until kickoff: We have lineups! Bayern Munich will play in a back FOUR today, with Jamal Musiala taking Thomas Muller’s place in attacking midfield. In a surprising move, Nagelsmann has opted to start all his fit center-backs and a dual pivot with Kimmich and Sabitzer, with Coman and Gnabry on the flanks. Lewandowski is up top as always. Will this be enough to get the better of Frankfurt?
Unsere Startelf in Frankfurt. ⚪️#SGEFCB #packmas #MiaSanMia pic.twitter.com/7LfLFJmAzz— FC Bayern München (@FCBayern) February 26, 2022
Matchday! Somehow the weeks keep rolling by and the injury situation at Bayern Munich doesn’t get any better. This time round, Thomas Muller is set to sit out as the Bavarians travel to Frankfurt for a game against those dreaded Eagles.
Eintracht Frankfurt may not be a bogey team like Gladbach, but they’re just absurdly tough to beat. This season they started out slow with Oliver Glasner, but have found form and look to be in contention for the Europa League places. They even beat Bayern in the reverse of this fixture, and that was before half the starting XI ended up sidelined.
Sooooooo, yeah. Not looking good for Nagelsmann at the moment. But he still has the likes of Robert Lewandowski, Joshua Kimmich, Leroy Sane, and the newly returned Jamal Musiala on his team. Expectations the way they are at Bayern, he needs to show that he can keep the team winning and playing aesthetically pleasing football while doing it. Let’s hope he gets it right.
It’s Bayern time.
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