A lot of work for the second row of FC Bayern!
Against the fifth division from Düren, the triple winner from Munich has in the 3-0 win in the first round of the DFB Cup hard done. Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting in a double pack and Thomas Müller with a penalty kick scored for Bayern.
As expected, head coach Hansi Flick used the cup game to test many newcomers and youngsters. SPORT1 analyzes how the debutants and reservists fared.
In his first competitive game for Munich, Nübel was challenged immediately after kick-off. After a cross Düren striker Marc-Frank Brasnic came completely free to the header, but Nübel held safely.
Otherwise, the ex-Schalke was hardly examined significantly. He skilfully intercepted two flanks. He looked safe on the ball.
The French right-back started the game with a nice pass to Müller (11th). Sarr’s high flanks did not always reach their target. With a razor-sharp flat pass from the right, he prepared the 1-0 for Choupo-Moting (24th).
The newcomer from Marseille showed his speed. Likewise, his offensive urge, which is why Bayern signed him as a backup for Benjamin Pavard.
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At the side of Javi Martínez, Roca played in the central midfield. His first action was unfortunate: The Spaniard stumbled after 20 seconds, which led to the great Düren chance. Roca collected himself and played more and more confidently. Strong in the air and with a good overview, he made a good impression. After 24 minutes, Flick asked him to advise him to look for an open position.
A long-range shot by the Spaniard just missed the target (39th). Kevin Jackmuth was able to fend off a dangerous shot for a corner (84.) The new signing from Espanyol Barcelona is not the fastest, but a strategist.
DOUGLAS COSTA (until 61st):
On his return debut, Costa tried a lot, but still far from succeeding. He brought a good free kick on the head of Martínez (4th). After a quarter of an hour he switched from the right wing to the left. It was noticeable to the Brazilian that the vote in the offensive game is still missing, because many passes ended up in nowhere.
Shortly before half-time he proved that he is still extremely tricky. With a super solo he marched through the Düren defensive. He pulled away with his outside instep, but the strong keeper Jackmuth was able to parry. After 61 minutes it was over for Costa. “Douglas is not yet at 100 percent, but what he’s doing with the ball is promising,” said Flick of the Brazilian comeback SPORT1.
ERIC MAXIM CHOUPO-MOTING (up to 77th):
Bavaria’s trouble spot on the offensive! Choupo-Moting often acted as a wall player, pinning many balls or bouncing them. With a diving header, he first drew attention to himself (12th), then with a missed big chance after a great pass from Alphonso Davies. Again Jackmuth held strong (18th).
Ice cold, he then sank a Sarr pass in the straddle for 1-0 from six meters (24th). A little later he took the penalty to make it 2-0 from Thomas Müller (36th). Well worth seeing, he hit with a long shot into the far corner to make it 3-0 (75th). Choupo-Moting made a good impression. In front of the gate, however, he can be even more callous, because he also left a lot behind.
The German-Cameroonian “brings the joke with him, he also has the joke outside of the field,” said Bayern captain Thomas Müller SPORT1: “He fits in well with our style of play because he’s also technically clean with the ball. If he keeps the goal rate, then it fits.” Flick praised: “Choupo has shown that he can score goals.”
ANGELO STILLER (from 46.)
At halftime, the top talent from Bayern II made his debut under Flick. At Roca’s side he found the game very well, played a lot of good balls and was strong in the air. A decent achievement.
ARMINDO SIEB (from 61.)
The 17-year-old newcomer from TSG Hoffenheim was allowed to show up instead of Costa in the last thirty minutes and played in the attacking midfield.
It’s bitter that he had to be replaced with an injury in the 87th minute after he twisted a bad twist on landing after a header duel. Flick and sports director Hasan Salihamidzic consoled him while he hobbled into the cabin, supported by two team doctors.
FIETE ARP (ab 77.)
The 20-year-old ex-Hamburger has been in Munich for a year, but celebrated his competitive debut for FC Bayern under Flick on Wednesday evening. So far he has only been used in the third division.
He renounced a loan this summer. Instead, he wants to assert himself at Bayern II for the time being. Arp came into play for Choupo-Moting, but he was not conspicuous.
DANIEL ONTUZANS (from 87th):
The 20-year-old came on for the injured sieve. The two-time Latvian international will have to assert himself at Bayern II for the time being.