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Borussia Mönchengladbach – FC Bayern Munich 1: 1: Nagelsmann experiences changeable debut as FCB coach



Borussia Mönchengladbach - FC Bayern Munich 1: 1: Nagelsmann experiences changeable debut as FCB coach

FC Bayern Munich did not get more than 1: 1 (1: 1) in the Bundesliga opener against Borussia Mönchengladbach in front of 22,925 spectators. After a desperate start, Julian Nagelsmann’s team visibly improved on their competitive debut as coach of FC Bayern – and in the end they were still lucky.

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Alassane Plea scored the early 1-0 (10th) for Gladbach, which Robert Lewandowski equalized shortly before the break (42nd). In the closing stages, Bayern, who were better overall, were very lucky that referee Marco Fritz failed to punish two penalty-worthy fouls by newcomer Dayot Upamecano on Marcus Thuram (81st and 83rd).

“It was an intense game with lots of chances on both sides. It wasn’t a perfect performance, there were too many simple mistakes,” said Lewandowski.

Nagelsmann only had a very thin line-up available. The already small squad was further weakened by the failures of Lucas Hernandez, Benjamin Pavard, Marc Roca and Corentin Tolisso. In the back right, Nagelsmann therefore relied on the inexperienced Josip Stanisic, who only made his second game for the professionals.

Borussia M’gladbach – FC Bayern: The coach votes

Adi Hütter (coach Borussia Mönchengladbach): “We saw a spectacular opening game. The beginning and the end belonged to us, in between Bayern were strong and Yann Sommer saved us. In the second scene you can give penalties. In the end you had It’s in our own hands, before that Bayern had their chances. Still, I’m happy with this first game. “

Julian Nagelsmann (Bayern Munich coach): “I think it was very interesting for the spectators. In the beginning we lost too many balls. In the end it was similar to the beginning, a bit wild and an open game.”

All other voices can be found here.

Borussia M’gladbach – FC Bayern Munich: The analysis

After the unsuccessful preparation and the late return of the EM drivers, disappointing test matches and the postponed DFB Cup match, FC Bayern presented itself completely off the shelf in the initial phase. The Munich game was characterized by a lack of ideas, devastating ball losses and poor positional play.

Gladbach, on the other hand, convinced with good pressing and so quickly came up with first chances. Herrmann (4th) and Stindl (5th) awarded from promising positions before Plea scored the well-deserved 1-0 (10th). The goal was preceded by a simple loss of the ball by Davies and an inattention by Upamecano.

The newly put together back four of FC Bayern initially lacked the vote, but Kimmich and Goretzka offered little protection before that. Nagelsmann, who sorted his team in the 4-2-3-1 system of his predecessor Hansi Flick, was standing on the edge of his coaching zone, gesticulating wildly after just a few minutes.

FC Bayern’s game only became more sovereign after around 20 minutes. Gladbach’s pressing eased somewhat, the Munich team found more and more their combination game. Right-back Stanisic kept moving in, giving his team’s game another dimension and creating space for Sane.

Goal danger arose mainly from Lewandowski, who also marked the equalizer that was not undeserved at that time in the 42nd. Before and after that, he failed several times against the repeatedly brilliantly reacting Gladbach keeper summer (26th, 52nd, 60th). It was thanks to him that his team did not fall behind against a now dominant guest.

It was only towards the end of the second half that FC Bayern began to falter again. Gladbach had some good chances in the final phase and was unlucky that referee Fritz did not punish the two penalty-worthy fouls by Upamecano on Thuram.

Borussia M’gladbach – FC Bayern Munich: the lineups

Gladbach: Sommer – Lainer, Ginter, Elvedi, Scally – Kramer, Neuhaus (90th + 1 Benes) – Herrmann (64th Hofmann), Stindl, Wolf (72nd Bennetts) – Plea (64th Thuram). – Trainer: Hütter

FC Bayern: Neuer – Stanisic (82nd Sarr), Upamecano, Süle, Davies – Kimmich, Goretzka – Sane (74th Coman), Müller (82nd Choupo-Moting), Gnabry (75th Musiala) – Lewandowski. – Trainer: Nagelsmann

The details of the game Borussia M’gladbach – FC Bayern Munich

  • Gates: 1-0 Plea (10th), 1: 1 Lewandowski (42nd)

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The star of the game: Yann Sommer (Borussia M’gladbach)

Gladbach keeper Sommer parried a total of eight shots, five of them from Lewandowski alone. Some of his parades were extremely worth seeing. Powerless when conceding a goal.

The flop of the game: Dayot Upamecano (FC Bayern Munich)

The newcomer from Leipzig looked unhappy at 0-1 and otherwise made a few simple mistakes. Was very lucky that his two fouls on Thuram were not punished with penalties.

The referee: Marco Fritz

Fritz had the game well under control for a long time before he denied Gladbach two penalties in the final phase (81st and 83rd). A VAR check was carried out in both situations. Fritz refrained from looking at the scenes on the edge of the field himself.

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