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Three observations of Bayern Munich’s frustrating 1-1 draw with Gladbach

It’s happened again guys. Bayern Munich have been silenced by their bogey team Borussia Mönchengladbach. Bayern Gladbach dominated from minute 1 to 96; such as complete and total domination. Bayern had 33 (!) shots with 20 on target, 69% possession and a pass of 88% and only one goal on an xG of 3.2. insanity! On the other hand, Gladbach had 5 shots with 3 on target and scored from a counterattack from an error. Frustrating, right?

The attack with Sadioffside Mané and false 9 De Ligt

Why does this happen every time? Sadio Mane is always offside before he puts the ball in the net. Mane has cost Thomas Müller a couple of assists as the latter assisted on the former’s offside goals, which should have counted. Mane’s goals were wrongly written off, but I’ll leave that to you to decide. To be fair, they worked really hard to get the breakthrough, which luckily came in the 82 . camend minute.

For the rest of the attack, Kingsley Coman and Leroy Sane scored the equalizer for Bayern. They all worked extra hard against a Gladbach side that played negative football. You can’t blame the attack for trying and trying, but not being able to go all the way. Incredible effort from the attack, and the whole team for not letting Gladbach get another one. How could I forget Jamal Musiala, who was deployed as an offensive outlet.

But the craziest part of the attack is that Matthijs de Ligt is there, who put Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann on the striker in the final minutes to head in crosses from the wings. Props to De Ligt, who almost scored to give us the lead.

Questionable on duty

That service was worth being in England
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The referee on the night wasn’t the reason why we struggled, but he made our job a lot harder. The ref constantly failed to spot scrappy Gladbach errors and decided to call false mistakes our way. Manu Koné, in particular, had a fair number of fouls that went unnoticed by the referee, and it was baffling why he wasn’t given a card, be it red or yellow. Benjamin Pavard got a card when he pushed Christoph Kramer, who looked like he fell a little too easy. Frankly, you almost wish you had an English referee to run the match.

Not Freaking Sommer: Most Wanted


We feel you Josh
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Yes, this man has come back to terrorize the entire state of Bavaria. I mean come on. He saved 19 or 20 shots on goal, a new Bundesliga record and easily the best goalkeeper performance in the league, even better than Manuel Neuer. This guy is the reason we didn’t win like 10-1 or 15-1. Sommer kept out all kinds of shots: long range shots, point blank range, set pieces attacks. It is truly a miracle that Sané managed to score against this real alien. Hats off to Sommer, huge feat from the Swiss shot stopper (anger had to be fought back when that sentence was typed). Promise us one thing, Sommer, if you’re going to be like that against Bayern, at least do it against other clubs. Otherwise, you’ll make our attack seem toothless.

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