Tactical analysis Bayern Munich Eintracht Frankfurt 5-1

FC Bayern Munich – Eintracht Frankfurt: Bayern celebrate title-winning victory over Frankfurt’s fragile defense (5-1)

Bayern Munich could win the Bundesliga title for the seventh time in a row. In a game full of Bayern domination against the challenged defensive department of Eintracht Frankfurt, the home side made efficient use of their abundance of scoring opportunities. Frankfurt could not cope with Bayern’s fast and skillful attackers and only scored a consolation goal.
Tactical analysis and match report by Max Bergmann.

Nearly one year since departing Frankfurt, Niko Kovač played his former side with the chance to win the Bundesliga title with Bayern. Eintracht Frankfurt on the other hand were in need of points to stay on the Europa League ranks despite a sensational season under manager Adi Hütter.

Eintracht Frankfurt deployed a 3-5-2 formation as usual, with a double pivot and a playmaker in midfield. Makoto Hasebe played in the center of their back three while wing-backs Danny da Costa and Filip Kostić were supposed to defend and attack down the flanks. In midfield, Jonathan de Guzmán replaced the injured Sebastian Rode. Since Mijat Gaćinović took over the role of the offensive midfielder, usual playmaker Ante Rebić played as an attacker alongside Luka Jović.

Bayern Munich stuck to their typical 4-2-3-1 formation and also played with the same starting lineup as in their previous match against Leipzig. Leon Goretzka paired up with Thiago Alcántara forming the double pivot in midfield. Wide attackers Serge Gnabry and Kingsley Coman went on to play an important role in this match.

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Max Bergmann (21) likes to watch football from every possible angle as an ambitious coach, player, (former) referee and analyst. Holding the UEFA B-Level license, he is coaching youth teams and making video analysis. In order to extend his knowledge about tactics, physiology and psychology in sports, he is studying sports science. Whenever Max is not on the pitch or at the university, he analyses football with a focus on the Bundesliga and the other European top leagues for TotalFootballAnalysis and Between the Posts. [ View all posts ]

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