Munich won 4-0 against Prussia in the 'third division'
Although Kim Min-jae and Harry Kane were not there, the power difference was significant.
Bayern Munich recorded a 4-0 win over Prussia Munster in the first round of the 2023-24 DFB Pokal held at the Prussian Stadium in Munster, Germany at 3:45 a.m. on the 27th (Korean time) and advanced to the second round.
Last season, Munich recorded somewhat disappointing results. Although they achieved a dramatic come-from-behind victory in the league, they were left in tears as they were eliminated from both the UEFA Champions League (UCL) and the Pokal.
Munich is desperate and wants even higher results this season. During the summer transfer market, Kim Min-jae and Kane were recruited to complete reinforcements in the right places and minimize power leakage. Although they showed signs of unease after losing 0-3 in the Super Cup match against Leipzig, they have continued their overwhelming trend since the league opened.
Kane's performance was impressive. He made his official debut against Leipzig and has been a regular starter since the league opened. He scored 1 goal and 1 assist in the league opener against Werder Bremen, leading the team to a 4-0 win and maintaining a steady pace thereafter. He scored multiple goals against Augsburg, leading the team to a 3-1 victory. Although they were silent in the third round, they showed some good moves and Munich recorded a 2-1 win against their 'powerful enemy' Borussia Mönchengladbach.
From the 4th round, the scoring began again. They met Leverkusen, who showed off their formidable potential as they rose under manager Xabi Alonso, but took the lead early on by scoring the first goal. Leon Goretzka scored in the 41st minute of the second half and Munich seemed to be taking the win, but Ezekiel Palacios scored a dramatic penalty kick goal in extra time in the second half, and the game ended 2-2.
Although the winning streak ended with a draw, the atmosphere did not deteriorate at all. They won the UEFA Champions League (UCL) match against Manchester United with an overwhelming performance. 60% possession, 19 shots, 90% pass success rate in 90 minutes. Munich scored a whopping 4 points, and Kane also scored a goal in this game. Although it was disappointing to give up consecutive goals to Casemiro in the second half, it was a pleasant victory. Kane also scored a goal in this game.
The climax was the Bochum match. Kane, who scored a key goal in the 12th minute of the first half, added two more goals to complete his hat trick. League only, 7 goals in 5 games. He showed off his peak skills and led the team to victory.
Kim Min-jae also started as a starter in every game after the league opened and showed solid defense in the game against Bochum. Based on soccer statistics media 'Sofa Score', it received a high rating of 7.7. He recorded a whopping 10 clears, 2 interceptions, and 1 tackle, and succeeded in 7 out of 8 air superiority contests. The number of ball touches reached 95, and the pass success rate was close to 94%. The long pass success rate increased to 100% with 3 out of 3 successes.
Local reviews were also good. British media '90min' gave Kim Min-jae a rating of 7 and gave her a good evaluation, saying, "She showed everything necessary to appear competent."
However, it was expected that Kane and Kim Min-jae would be given a break ahead of the Pokal match. This is because it was a competition of relatively low importance. As expected, Coach Tuchel excluded the two players from the starting list. Kane sat on the bench, but Minjae Kim was completely excluded from the list.
Munich started in a 4-2-3-1 formation with Choupo Moting, Coman, Musiala, Tell, Gnabry, Kimmich, Davis, Goretzka, Mazraoui, and Reimer, and Peretz guarded the goal. To counter this, Munster adopted a 5-4-1 formation. Badmasz, Bökl, Bazzoli, Mroka, Chierawa, Lorenz, Hahn, Kok, Koulis and Ter Horst filled the starting XI, with Schenck donning the goalkeeper's gloves.
In the early hours, Munich took the lead first. In the 9th minute of the first half, Chupo Moting caught the ball in the box and attempted a right-footed shot, hitting Prussia's net. Munich, who took the lead, took a more aggressive stance and put pressure on their opponent. Prussia, realizing the difference in power, focused only on defense and was unable to create a scene of any note.
A situation where the game was run one-sidedly. Munich widened the score gap. In the 39th minute of the first half, Goretzka attempted an early cross and Reimer scored with a header from inside the box. Munich hit the nail on the head. In extra time in the first half, Kretzig received Musiala's pass in the box and easily turned it with his left foot, scoring the team's third goal. The first half ended with Munich taking a 3-0 lead.
In the second half, Prussia took the first shot. In the 3rd minute of the second half, Lorenz received a pass from Bazzoli and attempted a bold left-footed shot from outside the box, but it missed the right side of the goal. But I couldn't continue the flow. Munich immediately raised the mood and went on the offensive. In the middle of the second half, Prussia attempted several shots, but all were unsuccessful.
At the end of the second half, Munich finished the game. In the 40th minute of the second half, Tell, who received a penetration pass, attempted a shot from the right side of the box despite a somewhat difficult angle and scored. The game ended with Munich winning 4-0.
I felt an overwhelming difference in power. Although Kim Min-jae and Kane did not appear, Munich was strong. According to soccer statistics media 'Sofa Score', Munich took the lead in the game with a whopping 72% of possession. In 90 minutes, a whopping 26 shots were attempted, 9 of which were effective shots. In addition, they had an overwhelming lead in most indicators, including the number of passes and pass success rate.
Meanwhile, in this game, another Asian player other than Kim Min-jae took the opportunity. The main character is Taichi Fukui. In January of this year, Taichi, who came from Japan to Munich, made his debut in the Munich uniform, replacing Kimihi in the 18th minute of the second half.
It was a successful debut. Taichi, who roamed the field for about 30 minutes, touched the ball a total of 31 times and had a pass success rate of 87%. He showed good passing ability, including one successful key pass and three long passes, and also showed good defensive performance, including two clears, one interception, and one tackle. 'Sofa Score' gave Taichi a respectable evaluation, giving him a rating of 7.2.