Initial reactions and observations
- In the first half Bayern Munich looked really good. Thomas Tuchel fielded a bog-standard 4-2-3-1, double pivot, overlapping fullbacks, and inverted wingers. While Rottach-Egern aren’t exactly valid opposition, the team was excellent at using the wide areas as finding space to cut Egern open.
- Jamal Musiala and Mathys Tel were the men of the first half. Excellent outings from these two young men.
- In the second half, we saw all of Tuchel’s bad habits come to life. The entire XI was switched, and the play suddenly became narrow and congested. The players themselves weren’t as good of course, but the major difference was the approach to the game which caused Bayern a lot of issues.
- Sadio Mane is a headache and a half. Yes he scored, but only after what feels like a million frustrating attempts. His first action on the ball was offisde, against a 9th division team. He is just not working out and even the Saudis might be put off from signing him at this rate.
- Marcel Sabitzer played like a perfect fox in the box. Harry Kane who? It’s amazing how no team has picked him up yet, he’s available for such a low price.
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Full time: Bayern Munich wins 27-0 (yeah).
89’ — GOAL! Mane makes it 27-0!
86’ — GOAL! Coman makes it 26-0!
83’ — GOAL! Gravenberch makes it 25-0!
73’ — GOAL! Guerreiro makes it 24-0!
71’ — GOAL! Sabitzer makes it 23-0!
70’ — GOAL! Sabitzer makes it 22-0!
65’ — GOAL! Sabitzer makes it 21-0! Hat trick x4!
64’ — GOAL! Sabitzer makes it 20-0! It was getting a little scary out there.
56’ — Sub: Choupo off for Wanner. Deeply concerning. Looks like another injury.
49’ — GOAL! Sabitzer makes it 19-0!
45’ — The second half is underway! We had a million subs which are basically impossible to recount. Just wait for them to score.
Halftime: Bayern Munich lead 18-0.
44’ — GOAL! Musiala makes it 18-0!
43’ — GOAL! Gnabry makes it 17-0! Hat trick x3!
41’ — GOAL! Musiala makes it 16-0!
40’ — GOAL! Tel makes it 15-0!
36’ — GOAL! Musiala makes it 14-0! Second hat trick of the day!
35’ — GOAL! Gnabry makes it 13-0!
34’ — GOAL! Tel makes it 12-0!
30’ — GOAL! Upa makes it 11-0!
28’ — GOAL! Tel makes it 10-0! Hat trick!
27’ — GOAL! Mazraoui makes it 9-0!
25’ — GOAL! Tel makes it 8-0!
22’ — GOAL! Tel makes it 7-0!
19’ — GOAL! Laimer makes it 6-0!
13’ — GOAL! Musiala makes it 5-0!
12’ — GOAL! Gnabry makes it 4-0!
8’ — GOAL! Davies makes it 3-0!
4’ — GOAL! Gnabry makes it 2-0!
3’ — GOAL! Musiala makes it 1-0!
Kickofff: We’re underway!
20 mins to kickoff: We have our lineups! Looks like a back four, with Joshua Kimmich and Konrad Laimer in the center. Mathys Tel gets a chance to show he can be a striker for Bayern Munich in the future. Meanwhile Benjamin Pavard, who has been linked with a move away from Bayern this summer, also gets a start.
Bayern XI against Rottach-Egern:— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) July 18, 2023
Mazraoui, Pavard, Upamecano, Davies -
Kimmich, Laimer -
Sané, Musiala, Gnabry -
45 mins to kickoff: Bayern still haven’t announced lineups, but that’s probably because the Kim Min-Jae transfer is hogging all the spotlight. We’ll keep you updated.
While the transfer window may still be open, Bayern Munich have already begun preparing for the new season with a training camp in the Bavarian town of Tegernsee. Today the club have scheduled a friendly game against local side FC Rottach-Egern, which will be our first chance to see what Thomas Tuchel has been working on for the new season.
Don’t expect a competitive game. The last time these two sides played each other, Bayern scored 23 goals without letting in any. However we may get to see players such as Raphael Guerreiro and Konrad Laimer don a Bayern kit for the first time, and find out whether Tuchel is training his team in a back four or a back three. Otherwise, this game is mostly to soothe the itch until the actual preseason friendlies start.
Game can be watched live for free on Bayern’s official YouTube channel. Enjoy!
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Location: Tegernsee, Germany
Time: 6:30 pm local time, 12:30 pm EST
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