It happened again guys. Bayern Munich were silenced by their bogey team Borussia Mönchengladbach. From minute 1 to 96, Bayern dominated Gladbach; as complete and total domination. Bayern had 33(!) shots with 20 on target, 69% possession and 88% passing completion, and just one goal from an xG of 3.2. Madness! On the other hand, Gladbach managed 5 shots including 3 on target and they scored on a counter on an error. Frustrating, right?
The attack with sadioffside Mané and false 9 De Ligt
Why does this happen every time? Sadio Mané always goes offside before putting the ball in the net. Mané cost Thomas Müller a few assists because the latter assisted the former’s offside goals, which should have counted. Mané’s goals were poorly rated, but I’ll let you decide. To be fair to them, they worked hard to try and get the breakthrough, which luckily happened in the 82n/a minute.
The rest of the attack had Kingsley Coman and Leroy Sané, who scored Bayern’s equalizer. All worked very hard against a Gladbach team that played negative football. You can’t blame the offense for trying and trying but not being able to go all the way. Incredible effort from the attack, and the whole team for not letting Gladbach get another one. How could I forget Jamal Musiala, who was hired as an attacking outlet.
But the craziest part of the attack is that it includes Matthijs de Ligt, who Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann put on the striker in the final minutes to cross from the wings. Kudos to De Ligt, who almost scored to give us the lead.
The referee of the night wasn’t the reason we struggled, but he certainly made our job that much harder. The referee still failed to spot Gladbach’s rambling fouls and decided to call unfair fouls our way. Manu Koné in particular had a number of fouls that went unnoticed by the referee, and it was baffling why he wasn’t booked, whether red or yellow. Benjamin Pavard was carded by shoving Christoph Kramer, who seemed to fall a little too easily. Honestly, you would be wishing you had an English referee to officiate the game.
Not Creepy Sommer: Most Wanted
Yes, this guy has returned to terrorize the entire state of Bavaria. I mean come on. He saved 19 or 20 shots on goal, a new Bundesliga record and easily the greatest performance by a goalkeeper in the league, even better than Manuel Neuer. This guy is the reason we didn’t win like 10-1 or 15-1. Sommer dodged all kinds of shots: long-range shots, point-blank shots, set-piece attacks. It’s honestly a miracle that Sané managed to score against this actual alien. Hats off to Sommer though, massive performance from the Swiss shooter (anger had to be fought when that phrase was typed). Promise us one thing, Sommer, if you want to be like this against Bayern, at least do it against other clubs as well. Otherwise, you make our attack look toothless.
As always, we appreciate all the support!