It has lengthy been a great begin to the season, however now the gauntlet begins. For the following two months earlier than the World Cup, Bayern Munich will play two video games every week nearly each week apart from the worldwide break. With the switch window now closed, the depth and high quality of the squad will likely be examined to the restrict, in addition to the coach’s capacity to make use of the identical.
First up is Union Berlin, maybe the one crew within the Bundesliga with a begin to compete with Bayern’s. Here is how issues are shaping up.
It’s not excellent news. Mathys Tel has a “small” capsule tear and will likely be out for the sport, whereas each Bouna Sarr (patella) and Choupo-Moting (adductor) are confirmed. Leon Goretzka continues to be not match sufficient to play a sport from the beginning, however he will likely be an possibility from the bench.
These gamers are hardly assured starters in the intervening time, however the fixture checklist implies that Nagelsmann could possibly be used within the latter phases of the sport to offer his forwards some relaxation. – begin Guess that will not occur now. Let’s speak in regards to the timeline.
Sadio Mane and Thomas Muller will in all probability be on the high, supported by Jamal Musiala and Kingsley Coman behind. Musisla has been certainly one of Bayern’s most vital gamers this marketing campaign, taking the crew’s sport to a different degree when he’s on the pitch. Having missed a lot of the tie in opposition to Gladbach as a consequence of adductor issues, Nagelsmann will likely be eager to have him again within the XI to face the equally harmful Union. Kingsley Coman, in the meantime, sat out the midweek sport – that means he was resting for the weekend.
There needs to be no surprises within the midfield. Whereas Ryan Gravenberch is a darkish horse candidate to start out along with his wonderful efficiency in opposition to Viktoria Koln, Nagelsmann could desire his established pairing of Joshua Kimmich and Marcel Sabitzer who’ve been paying dividends this season. Do not anticipate any large check with these two till after the Champions League opener – the midfield is just too vital to be there.
The identical can’t be stated for the protection, which has seen a number of changes all through the season. In fact, there are some established starters – Alphonso Davies and Benjamin Pavard, for instance. They are going to take over the left and proper again positions respectively, with Lucas Hernandez and Dayot Upamecano prone to type the middle of the defensive unit. Anticipate Matthijs de Ligt to relaxation. In the meantime, Manuel Neuer will quit the captain’s armor and take his normal place between the sticks.
That is what the timeline ought to seem like:
Here is how Bild thinks Bayern will line up. It appears a bit of…acquainted.
Bayern XI anticipated in opposition to the Union, in keeping with @BILD:
Neuer – Pavard, de Ligt, Hernández, Davies – Kimmich, Sabitzer – Coman, Musiala – Müller, Mané
– Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) September 2, 2022
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