Bayern Munich didn’t look like a side just starting to put things together at the start, but lost some focus in their 5-3 win over RB Leipzig in the DFL-Supercup. Here are some quick shots on the match:
- The starting XI shocked me a bit. The inclusion of Jamal Musiala on Leroy Sané surprised in a good way. Kingsley Coman and Matthijs de Ligt not being in great shape and Noussair Mazraoui not having proven himself yet, it was an opportunity for Musiala, Serge Gnabry, Benjamin Pavard and Dayot Upamecano to show their respective talents:
- That said, it was a very turbulent start to the game for both teams. Bayern Munich seemed to struggle with players adjusting to being in different areas of the pitch than they might be used to. Spacing and traffic lanes were also sometimes an issue.
- In the 8th minute, Marcel Sabitzer saved Manuel Neuer’s bacon after the captain had made a bad mistake.
- Right after that, Dayot Upamecano made a stupid play which luckily didn’t get penalised.
- Obviously, it wasn’t exactly a good start for either team as a game, but things would quickly improve for Bayern Munich.
- By the 13th minute Bayern Munich were starting to put things in place and Musiala capitalized a minute later with a goal. If only somebody had defended Musiala to start for the better part of two seasons now?
- So, yes, Musiala > Sané and it’s been like that since the middle of last season.
- The formation of Bayern Munich was extremely variable. It was sometimes difficult to see which lineup was in play from one possession to the next.
- Benjamin Henrichs is going to be in trouble for The red bulls this season. It doesn’t seem like he makes the best decisions (which has bothered him in the past).
- Bayern Munich took a 2-0 lead when Thomas Müller, Musiala and Gnabry chained one-touch passes and set up Sadio Mané. It was a brilliant streak for the Bavarians and one that seemed to decimate RB Leipzig’s hopes.
- I thought Sabitzer and Pavard were quietly very solid in the first. Both players were much maligned, but they were extremely stable. Pavard, however, made his own decision later.
- Musiala was totally disruptive. His turns when receiving the ball were good and RB Leipzig just couldn’t handle it.
- Lucas Hernández also put in a very good performance.
- Musiala’s overall disruption also set up Pavard’s goal, which made it 3-0 before half-time.
- Andre Silva’s second-half header nearly put RB Leipzig on the scoreboard. The entry of Silva and Dani Olmo into the match helped turn the tide for The red bulls.
- Marcel Halstenberg’s 59th-minute header would not miss, however, and RB Leipzig cut Bayern Munich’s lead to 3-1.
- Serge Gnabry put home the rebound from a Müller shot in the 66th minute. Bayern Munich’s attack was relentless, but replacing Musiala and Müller would prove detrimental.
- From there, Bayern Munich lost focus and became sloppy. This was partly due to Müller being substituted for the team, running around like a chicken with his head cut off afterwards.
- A risky and reckless challenge from Pavard gave RB Leipzig a penalty and Christopher Nkunku buried it to make it 4-2.
- Towards the end, the lack of concentration became a big problem. Attackers and midfielders were borderline cherry picking, the defense got a bit sloppy and Olmo charged Bayern Munich with a goal to cut the lead to 4-3.
- In extra time, RB Leipzig gave their all, but left themselves out of position and Leroy Sané found themselves in a 1 v 1, which they won, then put in a shot in the net to clinch the victory .
- All in all, it was a fun and exciting match…and hey, it was a win! There’s plenty of room for improvement and Julian Nagelsmann will certainly have his work cut out to decide who’s in and who’s out from game to game, but this team has a ton of potential.
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It seems very likely that Timo Werner will leave Chelsea FC in the days or weeks to come, but where will he go? According to a trio of reports, Real Madrid, Juventus and RB Leipzig could be the most likely destinations:
As SPORT1 recently revealed, RB Leipzig want Timo Werner back, there are even talks between the cup winner and Chelsea – but are Real Madrid now struggling between the two? (REPORT: Leipzig want Werner back!)
Two years after his £64m move to London, Werner’s time with the Blues appears to be coming to an end. And now Real have him on their radar, Mundo Deportivo report.
In principle, the royal family is not looking for a striker, but they lost Benzema’s replacement, Luka Jovic (Fiorentina). However, Borja Majoral (returned on loan from AS Roma) and Marco Asensio could still leave the Real team. Then Werner could become a problem, the Spaniards report. However, only on loan, not as a permanent commitment.
In Leipzig, too, a loan would probably be the only viable model – as Werner still has a contract with Chelsea until 2025 and, with a gross weekly salary of 295,000 euros, is one of the five highest paid players in the club. featured set of The Stamford Bridge. According to information from SPORT1, Werner would give up part of his salary.
SPORT1 also know that Juventus Turin are still interested in Werner after the signing of Ángel Di María. In turn, Bild reports that the 53-time National striker is also in talks at Newcastle United and could therefore stay in the Premier League.
A loan to RB Leipzig is also still on the table for Werner:
Sky’s Florian Plettenberg also stepped in with more noise from Werner in Leipzig:
Update #Werner: Juventus are definitely interested. But at this point, Werner is too expensive for them. Leipzig still have a very good chance. He can really imagine coming back. Mintzlaff pushes this transfer. Talk about a loan. Leipzig & Werner are warming up… @SkySportDE
— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) July 30, 2022
Could FC Barcelona star midfielder Frenkie de Jong join Bayern Munich on loan? It seems that De Jong’s salary is one of the main issues with Barca’s ability to register their new players and the club may have to find an inventive way to get rid of – and/or pay the Dutchman – for this. season :
Frenkie de Jong has been touted as the perfect candidate to leave the club as he is currently sitting on a lucrative salary. Widely regarded as one of the best midfielders in Spain, the Dutchman can also generate significant income which will go a long way in helping Barca register new players.
However, the midfielder has so far resisted all attempts to move him away from Camp Nou as the player has already rejected Manchester United several times this season.
It looks like de Jong doesn’t fancy a move to Old Trafford as the Premier League giants are unable to offer him Champions League football. But according to Diario AS, a new alternative has emerged in the form of Bayern Munich.
The report suggests that de Jong would prefer to move to a top European giant who could offer him UCL football next season. A loan to Bayern, to that end, is increasingly becoming a possibility, although it remains to be seen whether the Bavarians are open to such a deal.
The German giants bolstered their options earlier this summer by bringing in Ryan Gravenberch from Ajax. But with Leon Goretzka injured, it will be interesting to see if Julian Nagelsmann considers the possibility of signing someone like de Jong on loan.
Sport Bild’s Christian Falk, however, continues to signal that Bayern Munich are not interested in De Jong this summer, but guess who? Chelsea F.C.:
— Christian Falk (@cfbayern) July 30, 2022
Eh eh ! I’m back and ready to chat about all things Bayern Munich!
Apparently I missed A LOT last week, but many thanks to Samrin for responding. That said, I’m ready to bark. Let’s take a look at the explosive talking points from this week’s show:
- Summing up all the craziness that happened the one week I was on vacation and unavailable.
- Evaluate what movements might occur.
- Winners and losers of the American tour.
- Potential red flags for this season.
- Reasons to be optimistic for this season.
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He could insinuate otherwise, Cristiano Ronaldo is still looking for a way out of Manchester United:
Update #Ronaldo: According to our information, he still wants to leave #MUFC. He wants to play CL. The clubs he’s been offered to, they’ve been told it’s NOT about the money. He’s ready for a drastic pay cut. Back to Sporting? If all this via a loan. @Sky_Marc @SkySportDE
— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) July 30, 2022
There has been no movement in the negotiations between Bayern Munich and RB Leipzig over midfielder Konrad Laimer:
New #love: Bayern are totally relaxed in this poker. They are counting on Laimer’s YES. Personal conditions agreed. But no contact between the bosses since the beginning of this week. Leipzig still want around 30 million euros. Bayern won’t pay for that. The transfer could take place late. @SkySportDE
— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) July 30, 2022
Zlatan Ibrahimović seems to dislike Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola:
We are pleased to announce that Bavarian Podcast Works has been nominated for ‘Best Club Podcast’ by World Soccer Talk.
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We’ve put a lot of effort into helping the podcast network grow and evolve over the years. We would love to win gold here and frankly we haven’t been this excited about a competition since the Bunducksliga was at its peak. Voting closes at midnight EST tonight. (Direct link: https://worldsoccertalk.com/best-club-podcast-2022-world-soccer-talk-awards)
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