Munich without Kim Min-jae is ‘shocked’ by low-ranked Bremen! Bundesliga wins far away… 7 points clear of leader Leverkusen

Bayern Munich suffered a shocking defeat in the absence of its main defender Kim Min-jae (27).

Munich lost 0-1 to Werder Bremen in the 18th round of the Bundesliga in the 2023-2024 season at Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany, on the 21st (Korea time).라바카지노주소

The team has lost ground in the Bundesliga. On the same day, Bayer 04 Leverkusen, led by coach Xavi Alonso, defeated RB Leipzig. Leverkusen, which won 3-2 over five goals, maintained its lead with 15 wins, three draws, and zero losses in 18 matches, with 48 points. Munich took second place with 13 wins, two draws, and two losses in 17 matches, with 41 points.

Currently, Munich’s starting center back Kim Min-jae has been called up to the South Korean national team for the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup. Munich started Matthias the Licht and Dayo Upamecano at home against Bremen. Alfonso Davis and Konrad Reimer played both fullbacks.

There was no significant change in the offense. Harry Kane was the one-top, and Leroy Sane, Jamal Musiala and Kingsley Coman were in the second line. The center midfielders were Rafael Guerreiro and Joshua Kimmich. The goalkeeper’s gloves were worn by Neuer.

In the first half, Munich targeted Bremen by increasing its ball possession. It was similar to the last game. Leverkusen had already won, so Munich was in desperate need of a victory.

Bremen attacked Munich efficiently. It aimed for the back space of Munich with a quick turn of offense and defense. When Munich caught the ball, it also tried to press forward quickly. In the 24th minute of the first half, Mitchell Weiser’s shot targeted Munich’s goal. Goalkeeper Neuer overcame the crisis with a good defense. The ball that was deflected off Davis’ foot bounced high, but Neuer looked at it to the end and managed to hit it.

It was Bremen that shook the net first. Bremen crushed Munich’s defense with a counterattack. Eun Jin-ma, who received a pass from the visor, got a chance to dribble alone. He hit the ball alone at the half line and confronted Neuer, and seemed to score the first goal with an accurate right foot shot.

However, the final decision was offside. After VAR, the umpire declared a visor foul. When Bremen stole the ball, it was confirmed that the visor fouled Musiala. The first half ended 0-0.

In terms of records, Munich seemed to be ahead of Bremen. According to Football Mob, a sports statistics media outlet, Munich took the lead in ball occupancy ratio of 64 to 36 in the first half. The number of shots was the same, 5:5. Munich missed one big chance. The number of passes more than doubled in Munich, 311 to 150.

In reality, Munich had difficulty reaching the goal for Bremen. Three of Munich’s shots were made in the box. Bremen had four.

Early in the second half, the visiting team Bremen scored the first goal. Viser’s left-footed shot hit the top of Munich’s goal in the 14th minute. Bremen solved the attack with a pass from the rear area. He smashed Munich’s side with a long pass, and Viser beat Davis with his own personal ability before scoring with a strong left-footed shot.

Munich, which was hit by a blow, tried to turn the tables by putting in three players at the same time. Leon Goretzka, Thomas Muller and Matthias Tell came in. Gereiro, Kimihi and Davis came into the bench 64 minutes after the start of the match.

Still, the team failed to score a goal. It even scored striker Erik Maksim, Chupo, and Motting to get the goal. Bremen replaced only midfielders who lacked physical strength. Having blocked Munich’s wave attack to the end, Bremen won 1-0. The victory pushed Bremen to 13th place.

The pride of the Bundesliga in the first round is faltering. The defending champion Munich took the lead by dramatically beating Borussia Dortmund in the final round in the 2022-2023 season. Leverkusen’s pace is especially fast in the 2023-2024 season. It has been undefeated in 18 games, continuing its dominance in the Bundesliga.

Munich is in second place with a gap of seven points from VfB Stuttgart (34 points in 18 matches). Depending on the outcome of the remaining matches, the team can secure a gap of up to 10 points.

Munich has been leading the league with Leverkusen since the first half. Before the start of the second half, Munich elevated itself through a friendly match against Basel (Switzerland) on the 6th. In its first match against TSG Hoffenheim, Munich won the game 3-0 thanks to Mussiala’s multiple goals and Kane’s wedge goal.

In this match, Munich also exposed its loopholes in defense. On the day, Munich placed The Licht and Upamecano at its central defense. It allowed Hoffenheim several critical opportunities but overcame the crisis thanks to Neuer’s good defense.

In 15 matches that Kim Min-jae played for, Munich had 12 wins, two draws and one loss. Its last loss was in the match against Einracht Frankfurt in September last year. At that time, Munich gave up three goals in the first half alone, and collapsed significantly. The overall balance of the team was largely due to its poor performance. At that time, Munich put forward Davis and Kim Min-jae, Upamecano and Nusar Mazraoui as four-back players. At the time, “Footmob” harshly criticized Mazraoui, who showed the worst performance in terms of performance in the team, with a 4.5 rating. Davis and Mazraoui were replaced as soon as the first half ended.

Munich, which suffered its first defeat in the second half of the year, will play a 13th round match against Union Berlin on the 25th. Kim Min-jae continued to play in a row during the season. Last year, Munich was scheduled to face Berlin, but the game was suddenly canceled.

Heavy snow was the problem. “There was heavy snow at Allianz Arena (home stadium). Public transportation was paralyzed. Spectators could be in danger as well. The schedule for the match against Berlin will be revealed later,” he said. “Unexpectedly, Kim was able to rest for the first time in a long time.

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