Bayern Munich 0-2 Borussia Dortmund: first reactions and observations

First reactions and observations

  • Forget the title race for a second. Anyone currently upset about the title race is completely missing the point. This defeat places Bayern Munich just four points ahead of Stuttgart who have a game in hand. 3rd place is more likely than a comeback at this stage.
  • Once Tuchel replaced Thomas Müller, any chance of a comeback was gone. The team immediately reverted to predictable U-ball and created no significant chances, except for Kane’s header which was offside anyway. Why doesn’t the coach see it?
  • Harry Kane should have been replaced. He was good in his match today and it’s possible that his ankle injury will still bother him. He should take time off because the Bundesliga is beyond repair, the Champions League must be the priority right now.
  • Not that Bayern can win the CL by playing like this. Right now, avoiding further humiliation seems to be the goal of the season.
  • Does anyone know why Mats Hummels suddenly became Super Saiyan today? The guy was a real wall in the back. Nagelsmann should probably recall him to the German team based on this performance alone.

Full time: Bayern Munich 0-2 Borussia Dortmund.

90′ – OFFSIDE. VAR rules out Kane’s goal.

88′ – Goal. Harry Kane makes it 2-1, but it’s probably too late to make a difference.

82′ – Goal. Ryerson makes it 2-0. Well that’s it.

61′ — Substitutes: Coman, Gnabry and Tel replace Musiala, Sané and Müller.

45′ — The second half is underway!

Half-time observations and analysis

  • It’s hard to explain how Bayern Munich are currently losing. On the scale of odds, Dortmund should be behind. Maybe that’s how the ball bounces.
  • Mats Hummels got in the way of everything today. He pleads for Nagelsmann to take him to the Euro.
  • Harry Kane owes at least three assists to Joshua Kimmich. Is he still suffering from his ankle problem? He doesn’t look as lively as usual.

Half time: Bayern Munich 0-1 Borussia Dortmund.

10′ — Goal. Karim Adeyemi makes it 1-0 out of nowhere.

To start up: We are on our way!

One hour before kick-off: We have queues! Bayern Munich start with a standard 4-2-3-1, with Thomas Müller wearing the captain’s armband in place of the injured Manuel Neuer. Harry Kane, Leroy Sané and Jamal Musiala all start, while Sven Ulriech takes over as goalkeeper. Eric Dier starts again, keeping his partnership with Matthijs de Ligt intact, while Konrad Laimer partners Leon Goretzka in midfield. This looks like a solid XI.

Der Klassiker is usually a bigger deal than that. For fifteen years, i.e. Bayern Munich Or Borussia Dortmund eventually won the Bundesliga title. But now neither team is doing as well.

Thomas Tuchel needs a win to keep up with Bayer Leverkusen, but the chances of winning the championship are diminishing with each passing day. Edin Terzic and BVB, on the other hand, will simply be happy to be in next year’s rankings. Champions League. Neither team wants to lose this game, but you can admit that it’s not a high-stakes matchup like previous years.

With this in mind, could we see some rotation? On the Bayern side, several players have just returned from international selection. Harry Kane, Manuel Neuer and Aleksandar Pavlović all come into this match doubtful due to injuries and illness. Meanwhile, others, like Jamal Musiala, have simply been playing a lot of football lately.

It is up to the manager to make the appropriate calculations and judge their impact on the game. Given that Thomas Tuchel wants his team to build on their winning form, you can only imagine what he will choose.

It’s Bayern time.

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Match information

Location: Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany

Time: 6:30 p.m. local time, 12:30 p.m. EST

Television/broadcast: ESPN+, Find your country

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