FC Bayern München hosted Olympique de Marseille at their coaching floor for the Audi Digital Summer season Tour. The match was extra of a warm-up earlier than their Champions League marketing campaign resumed, so right here’s what we noticed:
One thing is Stirring within the Pot
Serge Gnabry seemed excellent on this match. After dealing with stout resistance from the French aspect for the primary 20 minutes, Gnabry acquired the ball from Alaba, then waltzed previous a few defenders, sat one down with a pretend shot and eventually fired previous the keeper to place the Bavarians in entrance.
The ex-Arsenal man will clearly be desirous to proceed his scoring kind in August. His brace towards Chelsea within the Spherical of 16 first leg noticed his Champions League tally go as much as 6, and he wouldn’t thoughts a couple of extra within the latter phases.
Kimmich Slots Proper-Again In
Benjamin Pavard’s ankle damage meant that Bayern had a little bit of an issue to kind out at right-back. Joshua Kimmich hasn’t operated on the appropriate because the restart, so he had competitors from Álvaro Odriozola, however the German was most well-liked.
He delivered, as he saved issues clear defensively and managed to get ahead very often. After an hour of patrolling the appropriate flank, Odriozola got here in and relieved him of his duties.
The Spaniard was not half-bad himself, however will most likely have to look at from the sidelines except (one other) damage strikes.
Not Very Pleasant
Though the match was formally a pleasant, Bayern had been in no temper to point out any kindness. They took some time to get going, however as soon as they did, they seemed excellent.
After Gnabry opened the scoring, the German champions created fairly a couple of good possibilities, and may have had a minimum of two or three extra targets. Their ending left a bit to be desired, as solely 5 of their 14 photographs had been heading in the right direction.
Total although, they seemed fairly good, as they saved 68% of the ball, and allowed Marseille just one shot heading in the right direction (which was from the midway line, no much less). Die Rotten completed with 11 totally different gamers from those that that they had began with, and the squad seemed very robust always.
Both means, Chelsea must be a bit scared after that, as a result of it appears extremely unlikely that they may handle to overturn a three-goal deficit. The return of Niklas Süle gained’t assist the Londoners both, however it positive is a welcome sight for these in crimson.
The treble is actually on for Bayern.