Bundesliga: Despite leadership! Bayern’s winning streak tears to the Bundesliga restart

After ten competitive wins in a row, FC Bayern Munich’s successful run at the start of the second half of the season has broken: on the 16th match day of the Bundesliga, coach Julian Nagelsmann’s team with the new keeper Yann Sommer did not get more than a 1-1 (1-0) draw at RB Leipzig .

  • Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting gave FC Bayern a 1-0 lead in the 37th minute, which Marcel Halsentberg equalized in the 52nd.
  • Just one day after signing up, Yann Sommer was in Bayern’s starting XI. The second newcomer, Daley Blind, was only on the bench – just like Kingsley Coman and Thomas Müller, who both came on as substitutes in the closing stages.

RB Leipzig – FC Bayern Munich: The analysis

FC Bayern played in a 4-2-3-1 system, which often turned into a kind of 2-3-5 when they had possession of the ball. Full-backs Alphonso Davies and Benjamin Pavard moved into the center rather than hold the line. Joshua Kimmich’s neighbor Leon Goretzka pushed very far forward from the six.

Although the guests dominated the game, they initially posed little danger – also because of the concentrated defending from Leipzig. The only chances worth mentioning were a deflected shot from the post by Serge Gnabry (8′) and a missed header by Goretzka (30′).

In the build-up game, FC Bayern made careless mistakes again and again, but Leipzig didn’t use the resulting counterattack opportunities. In the 37th minute, the guests quickly switched – and did it better: Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting converted a perfect Gnabry cross to make it 1-0. The other two offensive players, Leroy Sané and Jamal Musiala, tried hard but were unsuccessful.

Leipzig came out of the break much more actively and was rewarded with Marcel Halstentberg’s quick equalizer. Kimmich made two mistakes in advance: first he played a weak pass, then he went down too easily in a duel with André Silva.

Around 20 minutes before the end, both coaches brought in new offensive players. At Leipzig Timo Werner came on for Emil Forsberg, at FC Bayern Kingsley Coman for Musiala. Sané took over his post on the ten, Müller initially stayed on the bench. However, the new players did not provide any real stimulation. For the last few minutes, Müller came into play, who missed the last good chance in injury time.

RB Leipzig – FC Bayern Munich: The voices of the game

Marco Rose (RB Leipzig coach): “We were too unclean in the first half. After the change of sides, the momentum was on our side, we could even have won there. But you also noticed that after two months without a game, we still lack the rhythm. That’s why the 1 :1 ok.”

Julian Nagelsmann (Bayern Munich coach): “Leipzig played a strong game. Both teams played a bit wildly. We can do a few things better and we have to work on that. We had some very good situations that we didn’t take advantage of well. In the end, the point is okay. “

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

Gates: 0-1 Choupo-Moting (37′), 1-1 Halstenberg (52′)

The star of the game: Matthijs de Ligt (FC Bayern Munich)

In the opening game, the FC Bayern central defender presented himself bolder than last year, and he was very stable defensively.

The flop of the match: Joshua Kimmich (FC Bayern Munich)

Kimmich made it possible for Leipzig to equalize with two mistakes, shortly afterwards he made another defensive carelessness. With his own ball possession, Kimmich was consistently man-marked, which is why he could hardly develop.

The referee: Daniel Siebert

In general, a good performance by the referee. In the 30th minute, Siebert denied a Goretzka goal recognition. Matthijs de Ligt was just offside in the run-up and attracted two Leipzig players. A controversial but justifiable decision. That’s exactly how it was with the yellow card for Dayot Upamecano in the 65th minute, when Leipzig called for red because of an alleged emergency brake. When Leipzig equalized, Siebert made the right decision when Kimmich fell after too easy contact with Silva. There was criticism from Salihamidzic, but even Kimmich later admitted that this was not a foul.

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