Defending champion FC Bayern Munich started the new Bundesliga season with a gala performance. The team coached by Julian Nagelsmann won the Europa League winners Eintracht Frankfurt 6-1 (5-0).
Nagelsmann relied on the same starting eleven as in the Supercup victory against Leipzig and did everything right. Right from the start, his team was extremely dominant, enthusiastic and goal-oriented. As if in a frenzy, FC Bayern took a deserved 5-0 lead by half-time and even had chances to score more goals. The goal shot ratio was 17:3.
Due to the rather unusual 4-2-2-2 system, the center was naturally always well manned. The four offensive players Müller, Gnabry, Mane and the outstanding Musiala castled constantly and took turns occupying the flanks cleverly. The Munich assault was favored by Frankfurt’s alignment. The hosts didn’t put themselves in the back, but acted courageously themselves and thus offered FC Bayern space behind the defensive line.
When in possession of the ball, Frankfurt tried to use the supposed weakness of FC Bayern’s center-heavy system on the wings, especially in the early stages. However, the Munich defenders defended in a concentrated manner and stopped most of the attacks with ease, while Frankfurt only came close to the goal a few times. Götze took Bayern completely out of the game with consistent attacks.
Frankfurt coach Glasner made three changes at half-time. Because FC Bayern were now a little more reserved, the hosts immediately gained more access and scored the consolation goal. From the Bayern spectacle of the first half there was hardly anything to see for long stretches of the second half. Only in the final phase did the guests turn up the heat again.
Eintracht Frankfurt – Bayern Munich: The analysis
The Frankfurt captain never got the Munich attack through the center under control and was substituted at half-time. Rode won just under 40 percent of his duels.