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FC Bayern Munich – RB Leipzig 1: 3: FCB fails against RBL



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FC Bayern Munich blundered on matchday 33 of the Bundesliga and thus no longer held the title in their own hands. Despite being in the lead, coach Thomas Tuchel’s team lost 3-1 (1-0) against RB Leipzig and is just one point ahead of Borussia Dortmund, who are visiting FC Augsburg on Sunday at 5:30 p.m.

  • Serge Gnabry gave FC Bayern the lead in the 25th minute, which Konrad Laimer equalized in the 65th. Spicy: The Austrian moves to Munich in the summer. Two penalties by Christopher Nkunku (76′) and Dominik Szoboszlai (86′) ultimately decided the game in Leipzig’s favour. The penalties were to blame for Benjamin Pavard’s foul and Noussair Mazraoui’s handball.
  • Gnabry scored in the fourth Bundesliga game in a row and now has 14 goals this season. In the top scorer list, he is only two goals behind leader Niclas Füllkrug from Werder Bremen.
  • With the win, Leipzig qualified for next year’s Champions League season.
  • FC Bayern fans criticized the entry of an investor with a choreography planned by the DFL. Here is the notification.

FC Bayern Munich – RB Leipzig: The analysis

Thomas Tuchel changed his starting eleven in one position compared to the 6-0 win against FC Schalke 04: Sixer Leon Goretzka replaced offensive player Leroy Sané. FC Bayern nominally returned to a more defensive 4-2-3-1 system, which was actually extremely variable. For example, if Leipzig played flat from behind, the Munich team formed deep in the opposing half in a 4-1-3-2 formation and pressed extremely high. Müller in particular pushed the pressing with gestures.

This approach gave FC Bayern many early ball wins, for example about a minute before Serge Gnabry’s opening goal. The goal was also exemplary for another reason: As is so often the case in this scene, the nominal left-back Joao Cancelo moved very far forward and thus offered left winger Gnabry the opportunity to move into the middle. If Cancelo pushed forward, a three-man defensive line would form depending on the situation.

Unlike in previous games, this time Gnabry did not act as a center forward: Müller mostly occupied the center, but occasionally Jamal Musiala – or nobody at all. The Munich team dominated the game from the start with this flexible orientation, but – also because of the stronger opponent – created fewer chances than they did against Schalke. As a result of the well-deserved lead, Leipzig became bolder and an entertaining game developed with chances for both sides.

After the change of sides, relatively little happened at first, before FC Bayern incomprehensibly moved up too high with too many players in their own corner. Leipzig countered with lightning speed, Konrad Laimer completed to equalize. Tuchel reacted immediately and brought in Ryan Gravenberch and Leroy Sané for Goretzka and Gnabry.

This measure did not result in a storm, instead FC Bayern fell behind with a penalty kick from Chistopher Nkunku – and then completely lost order. Leipzig missed further chances before Dominik Szoboszlai made it 3-1 with a hand penalty.

Bayern Munich – RB Leipzig

FC Bayern: Summer – Mazraoui (86th Mane), Pavard, de Ligt, Joao Cancelo (86th Upamecano) – Kimmich, Goretzka (69th Gravenberch) – Coman (77th Tel), Musiala, Gnabry (69th Sane) – Müller.

Leipzig: Blaswich – Simakan (46th Henrichs), Orban, Gvardiol (87th Klostermann), Halstenberg – Laimer, Haidara (69th Kampl) – Szoboszlai, Olmo (87th Diallo) – Silva (69th Forsberg), Nkunku.

FC Bayern Munich – RB Leipzig: The data for the game

Gates: 1: 0 Gnabry (25th), 1: 1 Laimer (65th), 1: 2 Nkunku (76th, penalty kick), 1: 3 Szoboszlai (86th, penalty kick)

The star of the game: Christopher Nkunku (RB Leipzig)

Christopher Nkunku played a key role in Leipzig’s first two goals. He prepared the 1:1. Then he took the penalty, which he converted himself to make it 2-1.

The flop of the match: Benjamin Pavard (FC Bayern Munich)

Actually another solid display from Benjamin Pavard as a central defender. Then he owed the penalty with an unnecessary foul, which Nkunku converted to 1:2.

The referee: Deniz Aytekin

Deniz Aytekin had no problems with the fair game. The referee rightly penalized Benjamin Pavard’s tackling Christopher Nkunku and Noussair Mazraoui’s handball with a penalty kick.