SC Freiburg – Bayern Munich: Four Spectacular Goals But Nothing Spectacular About Bayern (2-2)

Bayern Munich had to settle for a 2-2 draw at SC Freiburg, after trailing early and conceding late. The game featured four spectacular goals but there was nothing spectacular about Bayern’s performance, as the Munich club dropped further points in their diminishing Bundesliga title chase.

Tactical analysis and match report by Nick Smoothy.

Bayern’s visit to the Europa-Park Stadion to face Freiburg was their 2,000th Bundesliga match, the first club ever to reach this milestone. From their 1,999 fixtures, Bayern have registered 1,206 wins, scored 4,484 goals and won the Bundesliga title a record 32 times.

But in the unfinished chapter of 2023/24 in the club’s history books, the Bayern storyline is descending towards a season of less success. Prior to kick-off, the Munich club sat second in the Bundesliga table, eight points adrift of the unbeaten, and seemingly unbeatable, Bayer Leverkusen in top spot.

Bayern’s late victory over RasenBallsport Leipzig the previous weekend put an end to a run of three back-to-back defeats for Thomas Tuchel’s side. It has already been announced that Tuchel will end his “working relationship” with the club in the summer, but as still currently in charge, the German manager was forced into making two changes to his previous starting line-up.

Kim Min-jae came in to replace the suspended Matthijs de Ligt and Mathys Tel for the injured Leroy Sané. This meant that Joshua Kimmich continued to operate from right back in the team’s 4-2-3-1 formation. Ahead of him on that flank, Thomas Müller and Tel switched between who played on the right-side of the attack . . .

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