Germany – 27th day
Involved in three of the five goals scored by his own against Eintracht Frankfurt (5-2), Thomas Müller once again guided Bayern Munich this Saturday evening. With him, everything seems simpler.
He had to be seen entering the lawn of the Allianz Arena like an employee going to the office. In all relaxation, Thomas Müller was then preparing to take up his post: that of chief facilitator. And the least we can say is that the world champion did not take long to complete his office. After a first quarter of an hour to set off, it was he who once again showed the way. In the wake of a nice diving race behind the back of the Frankfurt defense, the number 25 signed their 17th (!) Assist in the season. At the reception of the back center, Leon Goretzka was not asked to shoot Kevin Trapp (1-0, 17th).
Fox around the surface
The following ? A game between the lines to be shown in all football schools and a glaring visual impression: that the German international is currently able to place one of his teammates in orbit at any time. A sort of fox around the area, Müller was at half-time with 36 balls touched, an assist, therefore, and a goal. Because the Bayern playmaker remains a player capable of scoring. In a service on the left side of an Alphonso Davies, always as restless, the best passer in the Championship won his duel against Martin Hinteregger before deceiving Trapp at close range (2-0, 41st). There was indeed a bit more waste than usual (65% of successful passes, 13 lost balls) but the handyman could return to the locker room with the feeling of duty accomplished.
In great physical shape
Symbol of the renewal of Munich by Hans-Dieter Flick, Müller was not satisfied however. Of a marvel of deviation, it was he who allowed Kingsley Coman to have all the time necessary to adjust a perfect center for Robert Lewandowski (3-0, 46th). We imagined then blowing quickly for the shock against Borussia Dortmund (next Tuesday). This was without counting on a surprise return from visitors (52nd, 54th, doubled by Hinteregger). Fortunately for Flick, his number 10 and their gang, Gelson Fernandes was at fault and allowed Davies to give air to his family (4-2, 61st). What allow Müller to manage his efforts at the end of the meeting? Not really. At ten minutes from the end, it was still him who boosted the pressing, a sign of a completely recovered physical form. The defensive midfielders of the BVB are warned. – T. P.
Bayern ready for Klassiker against Dortmund