Initial reactions and observations
- This is really as bad as it gets. People will blame individual mistakes all they want, but when Jerome Boateng got a red card and Bayern Munich lost 5-1 to Eintracht Frankfurt in 2019, it didn’t save Niko Kovac’s job. Why the double standard for Thomas Tuchel?
- What did Choupo-Moting do to deserve to start over both Jamal Musiala AND Thomas Müller in this game? The coach will need to explain, because the guy was invisible.
- There have been other games like this in this season, but those performances were papered over by individual moments by Harry Kane or Leroy Sané. The surprising part about today’s game isn’t the way Bayern played — it’s the fact that Frankfurt actually capitalized before the overwhelming individual quality of Bayern could bail Tuchel out. As a lot of people have been saying, this result was coming.
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Full time: Eintracht Frankfurt 5-1 Bayern Munich.
61’ — Goal. VAR gives it after a long check. Knauff makes it 5-1 to Frankfurt.
49’ — Goal. Frankfurt make it 4-1.
45’ — The second half is underway.
Halftime: No observations, Bayern Munich are getting cooked.
44’ — Goal. Joshua Kimmich scores from outside the box!
35’ — Goal. Larsson makes it 3-0.
31’ — Goal. Now it’s 2-0 to Eintracht. Wow.
11’ — Goal. Omar Marmoush makes it 1-0.
Kickoff: We are underway!
One hour until kickoff: We have lineups! Okay, Thomas Tuchel is obviously trolling the fanbase now. Why is Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting starting ahead of Jamal Musiala AND Thomas Müller? What is going on? What is this man cooking?
Here’s how Bayern Munich will line up against Eintracht Frankfurt ...
After an excruciatingly long wait, Bayern Munich return to action just in time to prevent most of the fanbase from going into withdrawal. Squaring up is Eintracht Frankfurt, who are just coming off a defeat to a 3.Liga team in the Pokal a few days ago. How embarrassing.
Thomas Tuchel has a fully rested squad at his disposal, with the extra days off coming as a godsend to certain overworked members of the squad, most notably Leroy Sané and Kim Min-jae. It has also given Jamal Musiala time to regain fitness, so he could join the rest of his teammates in the starting XI. With fatigue and injuries a thing of the past, this could be a chance for the coach to show the progress his team has made in the last few months.
It’s Bayern time.
Location: Deutsche Bank Park, Frankfurt, Germany
Time: 3:30 pm local time, 9:30 am EST
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