Bayern Munich won 2-1 over Eintracht Frankfurt in the DFB Pokal Cup Semifinal. The club has reached the final for the straight third time, they will face Bayern Leverkusen in the finals on the 4th of July in Berlin. Playing at their home stadium Allianz Arena, Bayern performed as per the expectations. The match was played in an empty stadium, which becomes is abnormal especially when you are playing in Germany. Here are some observations from the match.
There was only one commentator in the whole game who summed up the game in the 25th minute only with his two words, ‘Power Play’. Tom Bartels was the only commentator there. Bayern was playing very well in the first half they outplayed their opponents. They played the game so smoothly, after watching them play anyone could’ve said they will at least score three goals in the first half. But when match referee Marco Fritz blew the whistle, Bayern was winning 1-0. Surprisingly Eintracht Frankfurt had defeated Bayern 5-1 at the starting of the season. During the first 25 minutes of the match, Bayern barely lost the ball.
Well played David Alaba
The Austrian defender David Alaba played his role the finest. Bayern’s tactics of high pressing have always benefitted them, in today’s game as well Khimmich sat back whereas Goretzka pushed up, which led to the formation of 4-1-4-1. Along with this Muller’s endless runs and clever positioning gave Bayern many chances to score.
Frankfurt and second half
The most disappointing thing for Frankfurt in the first half was their midfield which improved a lot in the second half of the game. Sebastian Rode the german mid had a great second half, which led to the coming back of Goretzka to help out his mate Kimmich.
Danny da Costa scored an equalizer which created some problems for the home team.
A bad second half for Bayern
Although Bayern won the match and scored a goal even in the second half, the overall performance of the home team was poor in the second half. The performance in the second half of the game nowhere matched their first-half performance. Flick’s tactics require a lot from the players, due to which the side became a bit tired.