FC Bayern Munich cannot get past a 1-1 draw at RB Leipzig at the start of the Bundesliga in 2023. Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting scored for Bayern. Here are the grades and individual reviews of the FCB professionals as well as the winners and losers of the game overall.
A draw at the start in Leipzig keeps the Bundesliga exciting for a little longer on the one hand, but is also a decent start for FC Bayern Munich in the new calendar year. In the end, both clubs are probably happy with the result, although Leipzig was a little closer to victory in the end.
SPOX shows the winners and losers and the individual reviews of the Bayern pros.
GAME WINNER: Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting
Often a step too late, especially at the beginning. Worked his way into the game and earned his goal after 37 minutes. With a lot of movement, he repeatedly wore himself out on the opponents and thus opened up the interfaces for his colleagues. In the end, a little less conspicuous because of Bayern’s weakness, but showed once again that he deserves his regular place on the nine. Grade: 2.5.
WINNER OF THE MATCH: The Bundesliga
Every missed win by Bayern Munich means the Bundesliga stays exciting for a little longer. Although nobody should seriously doubt that Munich will win the title again this season, it is good for the league at the moment that the record champions are not marching away yet.
LOSER OF THE MATCH: Joshua Kimmich
Was consistently man-marked by Leipzig, initially prevailed enough to be able to assert his game, but then became increasingly pale. At least opened up a few spaces for Goretzka. At the beginning of the second half, Leipzig equalized with a weak ball from the defensive and then not robust enough in a duel. A little later with a similar buck in defensive behavior. grade: 4
FC BAYERN MUNICH: GOALKEEPER
Yan Summers: Actively and mostly safely involved in the build-up of the game, but with one or the other imprecise ball. Apart from that, hardly tested seriously. Very safe on high balls. When conceding a goal, he was not at fault. Note 3.
FC BAYERN MUNICH: DEFENSE
Benjamin Pavard: Less involved than Davies, but mostly safe on the ball and defensive without mistakes. Unobtrusive but solid appearance of the French. Grade: 3.5.
Dayot Upamecano: Uncertainty in the 10th minute, initially looking for his rhythm. In the 35th with an incredibly important tackle when he stopped Silva, who was running freely towards Sommer. In the second round with a dangerous straddle between genius and madness – Leipzig demanded the dismissal, the Frenchman rightly got the yellow card. His performance varied, but his mistakes went unpunished. Note 3.
Matthijs de Ligt: More courageous than last year in terms of opening the game, also very stable defensively. Leipzig could hardly get past him. Grade: 2.5.
Alphonso Davies: Was always important with his short dribbles to break up the pressing of Leipzig. Accordingly, many attacks went through his side. Now and then some scattering on the flanks, but otherwise always a danger for Leipzig. Grade: 2.5.
FC BAYERN MUNICH: MIDFELD
Leon Goretzka: In the absence of Müller even more important than vacuum cleaners in the center, first good ball win in the 8th minute. Too often imprecise with the ball. Offensively dangerous like the offside goal after a good 30 minutes. Note 3.
FC BAYERN MUNICH: ATTACK
Leroy Sane: Without outliers in both directions. Overall, an inconspicuous appearance of the national player. Unlike Gnabry, however, he hardly got any support from the reserved Pavard offensively. Moved up to ten after being substituted on by Coman. There then much more active, but just as luckless as before. grade: 4
Jamal Musiala: Dominant, ball-safe and active as usual, but also with a lack of luck here and there. Not as stable against the ball as Müller, which is why Leipzig often got past Bayern’s first pressing line when building up the game. Grade: 3.5.
sergeGnabry: Very active on the left from the start, hit the post in the 8th minute and prepared the 1-0 with a strong cross. Also the most dangerous offensive player behind Choupo-Moting. Note 3.
FC BAYERN MUNICH: SUBSTITUTE
Kingsley Coman (from 68th for Musiala): Showed more why he was on the bench from the start than being able to really give input again. grade: 4
Thomas Müller (from the 83rd for Gnabry): Without rating.
Mathys Tel (from the 85th for Choupo-Moting): Without rating.