Bayern Munich Frauen travelled to Paris to play Paris Saint-Germain in the Women’s Champions League and escape the French capital with the win after Magdalena Eriksson’s goal was enough to seal the three points. What were the takeaways from today’s match?
What is going on with Lea Schüller?
Normally a player does not get a shout out of the wrong kind in match observations, but Schüller’s recent form needs to be questioned. In the past few games, she has not been her usual clinical self in front of goal and even off the ball, the 26-year-old is off the pace. It’s not down to an injury because she hasn’t had one in over a year. Whatever it is, work needs to be done to improve.
Magdalena Eriksson is the Frauen version of Matthijs de Ligt
One half of Bayern’s blockbuster signing duo (the other half being Pernille Harder, currently out injured) is proving her worth by not only scoring goals when the team needs it but also being a rock in defense.
This is similar to Matthijs de Ligt for the men’s team in early 2023 when they were struggling to score goals, the 24-year-old Dutchman scored two match winning goals in non-consecutive games.
VAR needs to be used properly
That play of Élisa De Almeida taking out Linda Dallmann needs to be revisited because the former did not look like she was going for the ball and instead took out the latter, not getting the ball. Objectively, that was a Bayern penalty but the ref not even using VAR to review it was a bit disappointing to say the least.