On the 15th matchday of the Bundesliga, FC Bayern Munich defeated 1. FSV Mainz 05 2-1. The German record champions had a much harder time against brave and compact Mainz players than they did in the last 3-0 in the Champions League against FC Barcelona.
Karim Onisiwo had put the strong and cleverly playing Mainz team in the lead in the first half on assist by Jonathan Burkardt, Kingsley Coman equalized in the second half before Jamal Musiala, who was in a very good mood in the Champions League, scored the winning goal for them Munich scored.
“Doesn’t surprise me,” said coach Julian Nagelsmann when asked about the steep rise in Musiala’s form curve. The 18-year-old is said to be of “very high quality” and has to “maintain his street footballer gene”.
Defensively, however, Nagelsmann praised Musiala for his “reliability”, which he brought to an unexpected position in the central midfield alongside Corentin Tolisso. However, Nagelsmann also warned: “The Bambi protection will be gone at some point. But he doesn’t have to be Gennaro Gattuso either. He has done very well in the last two games”.
“We made life difficult for ourselves. You always have these games, it’s only human,” said Basyerns Thoma Müller Sky unbd praised the opponent: “Mainz is top at what they do. They have been preparing for us all week, you can see that in the little things, in the defensive processes, how quickly they reacted to our positional damage. They were there they are extremely well prepared. “
Mainz defender Stefan Bell was upset: “It’s just annoying. 20 good minutes were enough for them today. A typical Bayern win that just really hurts,” he said.
FC Bayern Munich – 1. FSV Mainz 05: The analysis
Bavaria’s plan – to break up the Mainz team from an extremely high-ranking three-man chain, which was previously only secured by Corentin Tolisso as the sole six – only worked out in the first few minutes of the game. The Mainz team started out compactly in front of their own penalty area, forcing Bayern to play a combination game in a tight space in the last third.
Jamal Musiala, who walked between six, eight and ten, and Thomas Müller increasingly took Leroy Sane’s place in the center, which is why the best Bavarian of the past few weeks fell further and further behind. All three got stuck in the Mainz defense again and again at the beginning. They were also a little lucky with the deals from Alphonso Davies and Benjamin Pavard.
As it is in such games: Kingsley Coman lost the ball, Dayot Upamecano went into the duel with no worries, Lucas Hernandez was a bit too far away from Jonathan Burkardt, who was able to cross from close range to Karim Onisiwo’s head: 1 : 0 for Mainz in the 22nd minute – and not even through a counterattack. If you have too long a chain of errors, life punishes you.
Bayern had to shake after conceding the goal, now also leaving the ball to Mainz. A mistake, the guests were closer to 2-0 than Bayern to equalize in the rest of the first half. The Munich team took revenge on the fact that Julian Nagelsmann almost only let play through the center – where there were always a few Mainzers standing around.
Sane soon picked up a frustration yellow, Musiala had already been fined for hard boarding.
Bayern’s only chance after conceding in the first half came in the 44th minute, when Coman couldn’t get the ball past Mainz defender Alexander Hack.
In the second half, Munich made the game a little wider, consistently disrupted the early Mainz pressing and immediately came up with opportunities. Kingsley Coman equalized after a wonderful pass by Corentin Tolisso, who had been weak up until then and who dissected the entire Mainz defense (53rd).
After the equalizer, Bayern remained patient, let the ball circulate and looked for the gap. Musiala finally found her with a shot from the edge of the box. His goal to make it 2-1 was not undeserved.
Mainz: Hundreds of weights – Bell, Hack, Niakhate – Widmer, Stach, Aaron – Barreiro, J.-S. Lee – Burkardt (Ingvartsen), Onisiwo.
FC Bayern Munich versus 1. FSV Mainz 05: The data of the game
The star of the game: Jamal Musiala (Bayern Munich)
He waited a half to find his position, at the beginning castled too much between the six, eight and ten. But then found the director’s role better and better, the 2: 1 was only logical.
Flop of the game: Dayot Upamecano (Bayern Munich)
The Frenchman’s player openings were just as impeccable as his pass rate of more than 90 percent. But as a central defender you can win significantly more than half of your duels – and above all you shouldn’t lose track of things as often. Came too late before the 0: 1 and thus favored Stach’s penultimate pass in front of Onisivo’s goal. It wasn’t all to blame for the goal, but it wasn’t the first time that he acted like a factor of uncertainty.
The referee: Benjamin Cortus
The referee was always up to date two days before his 40th birthday, did not shy away from showing the frustrated Sane yellow and remained consistently true to his rather tough pace.