Bayern Munich 3-0 Duren: Initial reactions and observations


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86’ — Huge blow for Bayern. Youngster Armindo Sieb, who was looking bright, has gone off due to an ankle injury.

74’ — GOAL! Choupo-Moting scores after a wonderful turn on the edge of the box.

60’ — Subsitution, Thomas Muller and Douglas Costa comes off for Armindo Sieb and Leon Dajaku.

35’ — GOAL! Thomas Muller converts the penalty. Choupo is the one who won the pen, so he gets half the credit. Duren still doing better than Barcelona.

One hour until kickoff: We have lineups! Thomas Muller dons the captain’s armband as Bayern play their first Pokal game of the season.

Bayern Munich have it all to do now. With the international break just barely behind us, the club enter one of the toughest stretches of the season. Kicking off a gauntlet of games every three days, we have 5th tier side FC Duren, who will be looking to shock the world by knocking the title holders out of the DFB Pokal.

Hansi Flick is no fool. He knows his international players won’t be available, so he has probably been preparing the reserves for some time now. Among the starters, only Jerome Boateng, Thomas Muller, and Alphonso Davies will be available — the others are all out for international duty or injury. New signings Douglas Costa, Marc Roca, Bouna Sarr, and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting are set to make their debut, while Alex Nubel will get a rare chance to show what he has due to an absentee Manuel Neuer.

Flick has a good collection of players at his disposal, but it’s a single legged knockout. Duren will fancy their chances of catching Bayern off guard, especially with all the espected youngsters and new players in the XI. The senior players must step up to the plate if the Bavarians are to advance.

Check out our beginners thread if you have any more questions. That’s about it. Auf geht’s!

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