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FC Bayern Munich – Eintracht Frankfurt 1: 1: Kolo Muani makes FCB defense look old! Again no victory for the Nagelsmann team



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FC Bayern did not get beyond a draw in the third game of the year. In the top game of the 18th matchday, Eintracht Frankfurt deserved a 1-1 draw from the Allianz Arena. FCB’s lead at the top of the table is just one point over Union Berlin.

  • Leroy Sané gave FC Bayern the lead after a mixed start, and Thomas Müller, who was a new starter, prepared the game. Randal Kolo Muani equalized after the break with his seventh goal of the season.
  • Despite Leon Goretzka’s absence, Ryan Gravenberch had to sit on the bench again, Julian Nagelsmann spoke of a “hard case” before the game. Here’s the news.
  • After Hasan Salihamidzic, Bayern CEO Oliver Kahn also clearly criticized Serge Gnabry’s trip to Paris last weekend. You can find more details here.

FC Bayern Munich – Eintracht Frankfurt: The analysis

Compared to the draw against Cologne at the end of the preliminary round, Josip Stanisic replaced Benjamin Pavard (bank) as right-back, instead of the injured Leon Goretzka, Nagelsmann opted for the offensive solution with “anchor” Thomas Müller, and as expected, Kinsgley Coman started for the recently weak Serge Gnabry . On the Eintracht side, captain Kevin Trapp, who was recently absent due to illness, got fit in time. Oliver Glasner made four changes, including summer new signing Aurélio Buta in midfield for his starting eleven debut.

Musiala interpreted the role “next to” Kimich much more offensively and often found himself level with Müller, Stanisic and Davies intervened in the attacking game from the start against the massive five-man chain in Frankfurt, in which the veteran Hasebe played quarterback. Bayern constricted the guests in their own half, clear chances were initially missing, after a nice chip from Kimmich, Sané made a technical error (11th). Kolo Muani was unable to take advantage of a Bavarian inattention after a corner.

Frankfurt acted against the ball in a deep 5-4-1 with all men in their own half and tried to switch quickly after winning the ball. The hosts did not have more than a visual advantage, it took 23 minutes to get the first (harmless) shot. The few counterattacks by the guests – Sommer stopped Kolo Muani roughly after a long ball – radiated more danger.

A Nagelsmann, who coached as usual, was visibly dissatisfied with the occupation of the midfield areas, the distances and the coordination between Kimmich and his front men were not right, Musiala oriented himself more defensively as a result. The Munich game became much more compelling until the break, Trapp was able to defuse a double chance, after a Sane degree, strongly initiated by Stanisic and Müller, he was powerless. The lead was well deserved and could have been even higher up to the transition to the changing rooms (including Upamecano, Sané).

After the break, the game became more open as Eintracht gave up their defensive orientation a bit. Instead of clear goal opportunities of their own, the home side almost increased after an hour with a multiple chance after a counterattack. Shortly thereafter, Glasner made offensive changes with Borré and Kamada and was immediately able to celebrate. Kolo Muani prevailed against Upamecano in the penalty area and hit the far post. Kamada had previously driven the ball forward.

With Gravenberch coming on for Coman, Musiala moved to the left in the Frenchman’s position, but Munich’s game lacked the structure to find a quick response, instead Frankfurt had the next deal through Sow. Substitute Tel couldn’t give the game new impetus either, SGE was closer to victory than the favorites in the final phase.

FC Bayern Munich – Eintracht Frankfurt: The line-ups

FC Bayern Munich: Summer – Stanisic (90th Sabitzer), Upamecano, de Ligt, Davies – Kimmich, Musiala – Leroy Sane (70th Gnabry), Thomas Müller, Coman (70th Gravenberch) – Choupo-Moting (77th Tel). – Trainer: Nagelsmann

Eintracht Frankfurt: Trapp – Tuta, Hasebe, Ndicka – Buta, Rode (64th Kamada), Sow, Knauff – Lindstrom (64th Borre), Mario Götze (85th Jakic) – Kolo Muani (90th + 4 Alidou). – Trainer: Glasner

FC Bayern Munich – Eintracht Frankfurt: The data for the game

Gates: 1-0 Sané (34′), 1-1 Kolo Muani (69′)

Yellow cards: de Ligt, Sommer, Upamecano, Borré

  • At 39 years and ten days, Makoto Hasebe is the oldest Frankfurt player ever to play in the Bundesliga due to his appearance against Bayern.
  • FC Bayern has not lost any of their last 80 games in the Bundesliga after half-time lead (W75, D5), the last defeat was on February 2, 2019 against Bayer 04 Leverkusen.
  • Bayern Munich celebrated their most home wins in the Bundesliga against Eintracht Frankfurt (41). After twelve home wins in a row against Hessen, FCB lost the last game at home against Eintracht (in October 2021 with 1-2) – there have never been two BL home defeats in a row against Frankfurt.
  • For the first time in eight years (2015), FC Bayern was without a win in the first two Bundesliga games of a calendar year (D2) – Bayern Munich had three Bundesliga games without a win at the beginning of a new year in 2007 (D1 L2), i.e. 16 years ago. At that time, after the second game without a win, coach Felix Magath was replaced by Ottmar Hitzfeld.
  • With Bayern’s Jamal Musiala (15, 9 goals and 6 assists) and Frankfurt’s Randal Kolo Muani (16, 6 goals and 10 assists), the two best scorers of this Bundesliga season met in a duel. since det. Data collection In 2004/05 only one player from Frankfurt scored more goals in the first half of the season: Sebastien Haller scored 17 in 2018/19.

The star of the game: Randal Kolo Muani (Eintracht Frankfurt)

Great performance in the Allianz Arena! The Frenchman should already be on Bayern’s list anyway. After this game, Munich’s interest will have increased even more. Kolo Muani was always ready and dangerous and ripped off at his goal. Exactly what Bayern are looking for: a real centre-forward!

The flop of the match: Alphonso Davies (FC Bayern)

The Canadian showed a strangely insecure appearance. On the defensive with many weaknesses. A total of 23 turnovers. Even with his otherwise dangerous advances, Davies was extremely erratic.

The referee: Sven Jablonski

After de Ligt lost the ball, he was yellow carded early on for a tactical foul – tough but correct. The warning for Sommer after his exit from the sixteen also fitted. In the duel interpretation as well as in corner kicks/throw-ins with one or the other debatable decision, but he did not commit any serious mistakes.