Bundesliga on Sunday: Bayern “gigantic”

Leverkusen (AP) – The Bayern stars were celebrated by fans who traveled with them after the show of force in Bayern Leverkusen’s main game.

5: 1 (5: 0) the German soccer champions had humiliated the previously enthusiastic Leverkusen youth guard around Florian Wirtz on Sunday afternoon and played “gigantic”, as did Joshua Kimmich with a view to the last quarter of an hour before. of the average. break time in the DAZN streaming service described.

In a coup, Munich again topped the table with 19 points ahead of Borussia Dortmund (18 points) and Leverkusen (16). “Everyone was aware of the importance of the game. That’s why we cheered a lot,” said coach Julian Nagelsmann, who celebrated his team’s five goals on the wing in 34 minutes as if he had scored them himself.

Clash for the top of the Bundesliga

Robert Lewandowski, previously scoreless in two Bundesliga games, gave him a 2-0 lead (minutes 4 and 30). Thomas Müller (34th) and Serge Gnabry then encountered a double pack (35th / 37th) almost every minute. Patrik Schick’s goal for Leverkusen (55th) was nothing more than a blot. The Bayern gala should have been a shock not only for Leverkusen, who entered the game higher on par with Munich, but for the entire top of the Bundesliga.

For Nagelsmann, continuity is the foundation of success. The new Bayern manager had come out in the same starting lineup for the third time in a row, he wanted to make amends after the first loss of the season in a 2-1 loss to Eintracht Frankfurt before the international break. “If you bring in new people, you need structure and stability,” Nagelsmann said of his approach. It is also important to have “good pranksters.” Nagelsmann analyzed the substitutions for young star Jamal Musiala and Kingsley Coman, just two prominent players on a luxury substitute bench.

Davies’ failure is imminent

If they “maintain stability” as they did against Leverkusen, other players would also come from the beginning. Nagelsmann is likely to be forced to do this in the intense 17 days with six matches that began on Wednesday in the Champions League match at Benfica Lisbon. Left-back Alphonso Davies was replaced in the 40th minute due to a thigh problem and threatens to leave for Lisbon.

And Lucas Hernández could be absent in the long term for legal reasons. The French world champion is threatened with prison in Spain for disobeying a court ruling. On Tuesday, the day before the Lisbon game, the 25-year-old must appear before a criminal court in Madrid. As of now, Hernández must face a six-month prison sentence in the coming days. The central defender was unimpressed by the procedure and the possible consequences in Leverkusen. He showed “his best performance of the season,” Nagelsmann said. Two high-performance ones that the stable frame might now lack.

Our colleague Gerardo Seoane at Bayer Leverkusen would like to have these problems. After heady weeks, the acclaimed Bayer Juniors around young star Florian Wirtz, who had previously won five competitive games in a row, experienced a Waterloo. “The first half was brutal,” said new coach Seoane, who appealed to the “honor” of his players during the break. “I never want to see that again,” said captain and goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky, adding: “I hope it continues to be a slip up.” The first litmus test is scheduled for Thursday in the Europa League at Betis Sevilla.

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