With Bayern Munich gamers getting into their worldwide break, Julian Nagelsmann might not be sleeping properly. This loss signifies that Bayern enters right into a collection of adverse matches, the place they need to battle in each match and supply their greatest line-up. Nagelsmann wager as we speak and paid the value. Listed below are my notes.
Leverkusen weren’t the perfect, however they’ve gamers all around the subject who can harm you, and fast wingers who can wreak havoc until his identify is Moussa Diaby and he has to cross the ball (sorry, Diaby). The road-up consisted of Sadio Mane, who had simply returned from harm, and Joao Cancelo, who was not meant for protection however higher as an attacking presence. This line-up will likely be good in opposition to Hertha Berlin perhaps however not a lot in opposition to a mighty Leverkusen aspect. Beginning Josip Stanisic (who hasn’t had the perfect of days now being truthful) and Serge Gnabry as striker and even beginning Mathis Tal might need higher outcomes.
If there’s one lesson we have discovered time and time once more since Robert Lewandowski’s departure, it is that Bayern cannot play with out a focus. When Kingsley Coman minimize by means of the road and tried to discover a cross within the field, at instances, there was nobody there. Your entire assault appeared lopsided and that could possibly be attributed to Chobo’s absence. Beginning Tel would possibly produce higher outcomes however it’s arduous to know what would possibly occur.
One of many themes with Bundesliga groups this season and in seasons previous has been that powerful European matches appear to wreak havoc on their subsequent Bundesliga sport. Nonetheless, regardless of taking part in and beating Ferencvaros on Thursday, Leverkusen performed, for 90 minutes, with excessive power. They performed properly the entire match, refusing to take a seat nonetheless, continuously pressuring the Bayern backline and utilizing each alternative they needed to counter-attack. If it weren’t for Diaby’s dangerous choices, they may have received extra as we speak.
I are likely to reply within the damaging. Bayern Munich’s beginning line-up was not the perfect and Leverkusen performed extremely properly. These two elements not often come collectively as a result of few groups have the firepower to tug off what Leverkusen did as we speak – a constant front-footed play is tough to do in opposition to Bayern’s attacking line. Nonetheless, when Choupo isn’t round, the staff weakens significantly and Dortmund hope he’s not prepared for Der Klassiker. Julian Nagelsmann definitely is not going to underestimate any opponents transferring ahead.
Subsequent up is Bayern Munich’s confrontation in opposition to the highest of the desk Dortmund! It have to be an thrilling encounter; Nonetheless, there’s nonetheless loads to play for and the Bundesliga will definitely not be selected that day.
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