Only ‘Kim Min-jae super-tackle’ shines…defensive collapse sees Munich lose 0-3 in Super Cup

Bayern Munich’s Kim Min-Jae and Harry Kane came on at the same time in the second half, but couldn’t prevent their team from losing.

The Bavarians fell 0-3 in the 2023-24 German DFL Super Cup final against RB Leipzig at 3:45 a.m. ET on Wednesday at the Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany. Munich deployed a back four of Alfonso Davies-Matthias De Ligt-Dayo Upamecano-Binjamin Pavard that they have used frequently since last season, but were unable to contain Dani Olmo.

Kim Min-jae took the field for De Ligt at the start of the second half, making his official Munich debut. Forming a central defense duo with Upamecano, he put in a decent performance with four recoveries and two interceptions. The same day, Harry Kane came on as a substitute and made his debut, but he only had three touches and had to watch his team lose.

The DFL Super Cup pits the winner of last season’s Bundesliga against the winner of the DFB-Pokal. It’s a one-sided affair and a chance to lift the trophy at the start of the season.

Munich went with a 4-2-3-1 on the day. Sven Ulreich-Davies-Der Licht-Ufamecano-Fabar-Joshua Kimmich-Konrad Reimer-Sergio Gnabry-Leroy Sane-Jamal Musalla-Matthys Tel started up front, with Reimer the only new signing to get a start and Tel, who has been getting regular chances in preseason, up front.

Leipzig faced Munich in a 4-4-2 formation. Roy Offenda and Timo Werner lined up at the top, with Dani Olmo and Xavi Simons on the wings. The midfield was Nicolas Seibald-Javi Schlager, and the back four was David Rahm-Willi Oban-Mohamed Simakan-Benjamin Henriks. Janis Blasvić was in goal.

Leipzig were the first to threaten. They capitalized on a mistake by Kimmich in the first minute of the match. However, Opedan’s right-footed shot was powerless and ended up in the arms of Ulreich.

However, Leipzig took the lead shortly afterward. Raum’s cross was poorly cleared by the Munich defense and Olmo calmly slotted it home with his right foot from inside the box.

In the ninth minute of the first half, Munich also had a great chance when Kimmich played a great through ball. Three minutes later, on the counter-attack, Sane’s cross was too long and the attack was thwarted.

In the 15th minute, Gnabry played a sharp pass straight to Tell in the attacking third, but his shot was saved by the keeper.

Eight minutes later, Gnabry found Tell in the box after a nice run. However, Tell’s left-footed shot was well over the top of the goal.

Gnabry and Sane continued to have chances but were unable to finish their attacks.

The frustrating stalemate continued until just before halftime, the momentum shifted once again in Leipzig’s favor. Olmo made a great trapping move in front of De Lichte, beating him perfectly before finding himself one-on-one in the box. Olmo easily beat Ulreich to complete his hat-trick.

Kim Min-Jae took the field for De Lichte at the start of the second half. He formed a central defense duo with Upamecano.

Munich had a chance in the first minute of the second half when Gnabry found himself in the box, but after chest trapping, he was unable to get a shot off. Three minutes later, he tried a cross that didn’t connect with Teller.

In the 12th and 14th minutes of the second half, Musiala had two shots on goal, but both went wide.

Meanwhile, Kim Min-jae showed off both his speed and long-range passing in the second half. In the 15th minute of the second half, he showed off his speed in a contest with Opanda.

Munich brought on Kane in the 17th minute to try and find a goal, but three minutes later, a handball by Mazurawi in defense of a corner kick resulted in a futile penalty kick. Olmo stepped up to take the spot kick and neatly slotted it into the right corner to complete his hat-trick.바카라

With the game tilted in their favor, Munich lost momentum. Kim Min-jae was also in heaven and earth. First came a disappointing pass. In the 24th minute, a pass to Kimmich was intercepted, giving them a chance to attack. Fortunately, Upamecano fouled him.

Kim Min-jae showed off his long legs again a minute later. In the 24th minute of the second half, Seschko was left completely unmarked, but Kim followed him to the end and stopped the ball with a tackle. Seshuko had beaten Ulreich and it would have been another goal if not for him. In the 43rd minute, Seshuko had another chance to shoot when the ball came back to him.

The Bavarians were unable to find a way back into the game in the second half and had to watch Leipzig celebrate from home. Munich’s Bundesliga opener will be away to Werder Bremen on Sept. 19.

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