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What was noticed in the first test match



Konrad Laimer

FC Bayern Munich won its first pre-season friendly against FC Rottach-Egern 27-0. Of course, the game against the ninth division was not meaningful – but it still provided some small insights.

Three players marked a five-pack against FC Rottach-Egern: In addition to strikers Mathys Tel and Jamal Musiala, returnee Marcel Sabitzer. The Austrian spent the last second half of the season on loan at Manchester United and can leave FC Bayern if he gets a corresponding offer – but he sent a positive signal with his striking appearance at Tegernsee.

Sabitzer came on at half-time with a score of 18-0 and then scored five goals in a row within 23 minutes as a tenth. His last hit with the heel was particularly worth seeing.

Shortly thereafter, Sabitzer used the back of his foot again. This time he passed the ball perfectly to Sadio Mané, who also came on at half-time, but who missed the goal from a promising position. Once more! The 31-year-old striker from Senegal put up a very unfortunate performance and missed several high-profile chances. A few seconds before the final whistle, Mané scored to make it 27:0.

Mané’s future in Munich is extremely uncertain. According to reports, FC Bayern is aiming for a sale this summer, and there is probably interest from Saudi Arabia. “Basically, Sadio played an unsatisfactory season and fell short of expectations. The competitive situation is extremely high for him. We have a constellation that makes it very difficult for Sadio. The player knows that too,” said coach Thomas Tuchel on Saturday.

FC Bayern: Yusuf Kabadayi tested as a right-back

Leon Goretzka, the second famous sales candidate, also came on at halftime and wore the captain’s armband from then on. In the first half, new signing Konrad Laimer played alongside interim captain Joshua Kimmich. Laimer presented himself more conspicuously than Goretzka: his 6-0 was preceded by a great individual action, he prepared the 18-0 with a nice pass. New signing Raphael Guerreiro came on at half-time and also put himself on the scoresheet.

Interesting: In the second half, Tuchel tested Yusuf Kabadayi as a right-back, the 19-year-old talent is usually at home on the offensive. Keeper Yann Sommer was not used at all against Rottach-Egern. There are many indications that the 34-year-old will move to Inter Milan soon.

The downside of the test match was the injury-related substitutions of Tel and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting.

FC Bayern Munich: The most important dates in the preparation of FCB

Date Event
July 15 – 20, 2023 Training camp at Tegernsee
July 18, 2023 Test match against FC Rottach-Egern
July 23, 2023 Team presentation in the Allianz Arena
July 24 – August 3, 2023 “Audi Summer Tour” in Japan and Singapore
July 26, 2023 Friendly match against Manchester City in Tokyo, Japan
July 29, 2023 Test match against Kawasaki Frontale in Tokyo, Japan
August 2, 2023 Friendly match against Liverpool FC in Singapore
August 7, 2023 Test match against AS Monaco in Unterhaching
August 12, 2023 Super Cup against RB Leipzig in Munich
18-20 Aug 2023 Start of the 2023/24 Bundesliga season