Bayern Munich won the 4th period away to Mainz 05. Rather than the performance being good, the difference was in the finishing ability of the star attackers and the ability of the defenders to escape crisis.
On the 22nd (Korean time), Bayern Munich won 3-1 against Mainz 05 in the 8th round of the 2023-2024 German Bundesliga at the Meva Arena in Mainz, Germany. Bayern’s Kim Min-jae and Mainz’s Lee Jae-seong both played as starters in the ‘Korean Derby’. South Korean coach Jurgen Klinsmann went on a business trip to his hometown Germany to watch the match.
Mainz has won all of its home games against Bayern over the past three seasons. In April of this year, they won 3-1 with Lee Jae-seong playing. Mainz won 3-1 in April last year, and 2-1 in April 2021. For Bayern, the trip to Mainz was close to a jinx.
However, Mainz was currently too weak to continue this record. Mainz was in 17th place, second behind before the game, i.e. in the relegation zone. Bayern also had a record of being undefeated in the last 50 games against teams in the relegation zone.
The difference between the two teams was the finishing ability and the defense’s stopping ability. For the first 20 minutes, the number of shots taken by both teams was equal, 4 to 4. However, in the meantime, Bayern scored two goals, and Mainz was scoreless. This was partly due to the superior decision-making power of Bayern’s star attacking resources, but it was basically due to the difference in defense. Mainz’s defense was in trouble and kept missing opposing players. In the first goal situation, there was an opportunity to block Bayern’s quick attack, but they lost the midfield battle and were unable to check the final pass to Kingsley Coman. The second goal was a header contest in front of Mainz’s goal, with Bayern winning three times in a row and scoring a headed goal. A serious problem with Mainz’s three back was revealed.
On the other hand, Bayern faced fewer crises thanks to Kim Min-jae’s dedicated cover, even though Matthijs Delicht returned after being absent for about a month and looked uneasy at times. The difference in the center backs’ capabilities was noticeable.
At the end of the game, Mainz had more shots (14 to 13). What was unusual about this day was that all 27 shots taken by both teams were taken by teammates. This means that Mainz’s offensive work was effective in its own way.토스카지노
Mainz was unlucky. He hit the post twice. Lee Jae-seong’s header hit the goalkeeper’s hand, the goalpost, and the goalkeeper’s body three times and was canceled out. Brajan Gruda’s left-footed strong shot, which stood out that day, hit the goal post and bounced off. My colleague couldn’t even pick up this ball.
In the end, it was a difference in decision-making power. Harry Kane, who scored the team’s second goal, finished the attack with high concentration and good positioning, even though it was not the smoothest attacking situation.
This is Kane’s 9th Bundesliga goal. Since his league debut, he has scored 9 goals in 8 games, showing a scoring pace of over one goal per game. This ranks 4th in the 9th goal category in the shortest period of history. First place is Erling Haaland’s 6 games.