Bayern Munich 2-1 Eintracht Frankfurt: first reactions and observations

First reactions and observations

  • Thomas Müller may have “won” the penalty, but he will not start against Real Madrid with the performance he has just achieved. His movement and passing were good, but he failed to convert FOUR clear scoring chances for Bayern Munich, which could have been a game-changer. Of course, he wasn't the only player to miss chances, but he was the one who missed the most.
  • Harry Kane continues to score regardless of what is happening around him. He could have broken Lewandowski's record this season with better serving.
  • The fact that Zaragoza is not playing even with most of the team's wingers injured shows that Tuchel has no time for himself. Poor guy can't catch a break.
  • We hope that Konrad Laimer and Matthijs de Ligt come out of this match unscathed. They will certainly be part of Tuchel's plans against Real Madrid.
  • Leon Goretzka spent the last 10 minutes of the match playing at right back. He showed his versatility this season.

Full time: Bayern Munich 2-1 Eintracht Frankfurt.

61' – GOOOOOOOOOOAL! Harry Kane stepped up and converted the penalty after Thomas Müller was brought down in the box.

45' — The second half is underway! Bayern Munich replaced Kim Min-jae at halftime for Matthijs de Ligt.

Half time: Bayern Munich 1-1 Eintracht Frankfurt.

27' — Submarine: Konrad Laimer appears to be injured, Aleksandar Pavlović comes on.

23' — Goal. Ekitike makes it 1-1, poor defense there.

9' — GOOOOOOOOOOAL! Harry Kane makes it 1-0!

To start up: We are on our way!

One hour before kick-off: We have queues! Thomas Tuchel chooses a solid XI with Bayern Munich aligned in 4-2-3-1 WITHOUT Alphonso Davies. Harry Kane and Choupo-Moting start at the front with Thomas Müller and Raphaël Guerreiro behind them. Leon Goretzka and Konrad Laimer start in midfield while Alphonso Davies has been replaced by Noussair Mazraoui. Overall, this looks like a lineup that could start in the CL against Real Madrid.

Meanwhile, Jamal Musiala is out with a tendon problem.

So once the Bundesliga is done and dusted, there's nothing left to play for except pride (and maybe revenge). Bayern Munich will want to avoid going too far into this match, avoid injuries and generally preserve players' stamina for the middle of the week Champions League confront real Madrid.

On the other hand, Eintracht Frankfurt handed Tuchel a crushing defeat in the first half of the season, the type of defeat that usually gets coaches fired. So maybe he can't help but respond the same way? Regardless, you should still expect to see the usual suspects – Harry Kane, Jamal Musiala, Eric Dier, etc. in the starting XI, if only to keep them ready and fit.

It's Bayern time.

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Match information

Location: Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany

Time: 3:30 p.m. local time, 9:30 a.m. EST

Television/broadcast: ESPN+, Find your country

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