Status: 05.11.2022 at 8:25 PM
That hit and hit and hit: Erik Maxim Chopo-Motting led FC Bayern Munich to first place in the Bundesliga for a while. At Hertha BSC, however, the record champion made it unnecessarily exciting.
Munich’s 3:2 (3:2) on Saturday afternoon (November 5, 2022) in the Bundesliga was fine on aggregate. However, Julian Nagelsmann’s team was already leading 3-0 after a good half-hour time and then went into management mode very quickly.
wild roller coaster ride
In any case, the first round was a wild roller coaster ride through the Olympic Stadium. But only in one direction at the start: Jamal Musiala gave Bayern the lead with the visitors’ first goal in the 12th minute, Sadio Mane brilliantly staged it after a single run.
Then the October employee of the month of Bavaria struck twice – in November – within 60 seconds. Eric Maxim Chopo-Motting made it 2-0 using a blocked shot by Leon Goretzka higher than the Hertha Defense.
speed helps quad-motor
3:0 proved that the game thrives on “pace” like hardly any other: the center threw his right kicking leg past the ball after another poorly deflected ball, but then swung it to his left. With the shin pushed more or less. Berlin keeper Oliver Christensen on the line.
Hertha coach Sandro Schwarz was furious on the sidelines, but his team managed to calm him down a little before half time.
Meet Lubacchio and Selke
After a positional error by Bayern right-back Nauser Mazrouei, Dodi Lukebaccio gave return keeper Manuel Neuer no chance with a volley (42nd minute). VAR Soren Stork then corrected a mistake in perception by referee Bastian Dankert, who had overlooked a foul by Benjamin Pavard on Davy Selke – Selke himself took the penalty to make it 2:3 (45th) safely. Changed.
In the second half, the game initially fell fairly flat, but chaos returned in Berlin’s defence. After nearly an hour, Hertha had failed in several attempts to clear the ball in their penalty area, before central defender Agustin Rogel swung the ball into his own goal just before Chaupo-Moting was ready to score. After a lengthy VAR study, however, Alfonso Davies was eventually found offside, so that 4:2 was rejected again.
just barely missed the equalizer
Not much came from the Berliners on the offensive, but they did have a historic chance. The last time Bayern gave up a 3–0 lead was 49 years ago, when 1. FC Kaiserslautern turned the game into a 7–4 victory.
After that, it didn’t look promising any time in the second round, but 3:3 would have been possible: Lukebaccio threw Neuer’s ball wide in the 74th minute.
Davis injured thigh – World Cup in danger
But there was bad news for Bayern, which also affects Canada: Davies had to replace the injured in the 64th minute. Nagelsman later explained after consulting with doctors that it was “at least one torn muscle fiber”. This at least jeopardizes the left-back’s participation in the World Cup.
Bayern against Werder, Hertha in Stuttgart
FC Bayern will now welcome a promoted team from Bremen on the 14th match day of the Bundesliga (Tuesday, 8 November 2022 at 8:30 pm). At the same time, Hertha needs to play in Stuttgart.
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