Initial reactions and observations
- Despite collapsing after making subs in the 2nd half, Bayern Munich scored twice and closed out the game against Heidenheim with far less effort than was required. Thomas Tuchel will be criticized for letting the team down because of his players, but the goals were low due to some bad mistakes.
- Harry Kane was unable to get a hat trick, and this game would undoubtedly have embarrassed him. No use either, bleh. He’s still chasing that Lewandowski record, though. approach to all sports.
- An extremely bad finish today by Leroy Sane. Despite his help, he had some opportunities set up by Kane and Thomas Müller which he failed to finish. Sounds like fatigue is catching up with him – hopefully Nagelsmann will give him a little rest during the international break.
- Aleksandr Pavlović acquitted himself well in the #6 role. It looks like he will be a serious option in midfield going forward.
- Bouna Sarr did well at left back. His addition to the rotation improves the team’s depth significantly.
Full time: Bayern Munich 4-2 Heidenheim.
85′ — GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Choupo-Moting makes it 4-2!
72′ — GOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Guerreiro makes it 3-2!
69′ — Goal. What just happened. 2-2.
67′ — Goal. Heidenheim made it 2-1, mah.
60′ — Subs: Muller, Upamecano, and Gnabry go to Guerreiro, Tel, and Choupo-Moting.
45′ – Part two continues!
Rest time: Bayern Munich 2-0 Heidenheim.
43′ — GOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Harry Kane makes it 2-0!
13′ — GOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Harry Kane made it 1-0!
Getting started: We continue!
One hour until kick-off: We have lists! Thomas Tuchel opted for an important exchange today with Aleksander Pavlović, Thomas Müller, Serge Gnabry, and Bouna Sarr all starting for Bayern Munich. Kingsley Coman and Alphonso Davies drop to the bench, while Leon Goretzka is apparently out with muscle problems.
That’s… a lot of changes. Heidenheim will see an opportunity there, if they can take it.
With Bayer Leverkusen unbeaten and sitting firmly at the top of the league, Bayern Munich need to keep winning. In normal years, facing a newly promoted side on their first visit to the Allianz Arena would be a formality for the record-breakers, but Thomas Tuchel has a lot on his plate right now.
Joshua Kimmich has been suspended. Jamal Musiala and Matthijs de Ligt are injured. Half of his team is tired or dim. Even though Harry Kane may score, the team will have to come together to get a good result this time.
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Location: Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany
Time: 3:30 pm local time, 9:30 am EST
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