FC Bayern Munich deservedly won 2-0 (2-0) at TSG Hoffenheim. In the table, coach Julian Nagelsmann’s team moved up to one point behind leaders Union Berlin, who can pull away again on Sunday with a win against VfL Bochum.
Goals were scored by Jamal Musiala (17′) and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (38′)
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TSG Hoffenheim – FC Bayern Munich: The analysis
Nagelsmann made only one change compared to the 5-2 win in Augsburg: Instead of Sadio Mané, Kingsley Coman started.
Hoffenheim ran up to Bayern in the usual 3-5-2 system. With interface passes to the wings, Munich often managed to outplay the first two rows of TSG, which enabled them to get good deals early on. This is how the corner kick came about, which led to the 1:0 (17th).
As a result, FCB took full control of the game, but did not convert this into more goals for the time being, despite several top-class goals. When the hosts dared a little more, Choupo-Moting gave the score (38′). Neuer representative Sven Ulreich prevented a goal before and after the 2-0, but brilliantly several times.
After the change of sides, Bayern slowed down significantly and saved their strength for the upcoming duel with FC Barcelona, but remained highly concentrated on the defensive. With a few exceptions, TSG hardly posed any danger, which is why nothing changed in the result.
TSG Hoffenheim – FC Bayern Munich: The voices
Andre Breitenreiter (TSG Hoffenheim coach): “I can’t blame the team. They didn’t bury their heads in the sand. After a 2-0 loss it can quickly become 5-0 or 6-0. Bayern deservedly took the three points.”
Julian Nagelsmann (Bayern Munich coach): “I’m very happy with the performance. We could have easily scored five goals in the first 35 minutes. After that we slowed down a bit. It was a very confident and mature performance.”
TSG Hoffenheim – FC Bayern Munich: The data for the game
Gates: 0-1 Musiala (17′), 0-2 Choupo-Moting (38′)
The star of the game: Serge Gnabry (FC Bayern Munich)
Recorded the first finish (3rd) and was an asset in the Bayern game early on. Just as he seemed to be breaking something down, he staged Choupo-Moting perfectly. Most shots of all players (5). A clear exclamation mark to Mané, Sané and Co.
The flop of the match: Stanley Nsoki (TSG Hoffenheim)
Made several uncertainties as a left part in Hoffenheim’s chain of three. One of his many ball losses led to the 0:2 because he almost unchallenged played into the feet of Joshua Kimmich. Serge Gnabry also repeatedly presented him with major problems.
The referee: Sven Jablonski
The referee had no problems with the very fair game. In the first 45 minutes he was only forced to show a yellow card once. Not much changed after half-time on his largely quiet working day, even if there were a few more fouls.