‘PK conceded in extra time’ Munich fail to leapfrog Leverkusen into top spot after 2-2 draw…Kim Min-jae FT+Kane goal
September 16, 2023 | by pondokslot.com
Munich scored a late goal in stoppage time.
Munich drew 2-2 with Bayer Leverkusen in the fourth round of the 2023-24 German Bundesliga at the Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany, at 3:30 a.m. ET on Saturday. The result extended Bayern’s unbeaten run in the league to four games, but they fell short on goal difference and failed to leapfrog into first place.
Munich brought a 4-2-3-1 formation. Kane, Gnabry, Muller, Sane, Kimmich, Goretzka, Davies, Kim Min-jae, Upamecano, and Reimer started, with Ulreich in goal. Against them, Leverkusen utilized a 3-4-2-1 formation. Boniface, Wirz, Hoffmann, Grimaldo, Xhaka, Andriy, Frimpong, Topsova, Tah, and Kosunu filled out the starting lineup, with Hradecki in goal.
The ‘defending champions’ are looking to win the league again this season. With the addition of Kane, who is eager to win, the motivation is clear. The season didn’t start well. In the German Super Cup against Leipzig, Kane and Kim Min-jae were hoping to win their first trophy, but the 0-3 defeat meant that their chances of winning the title moved on.
The first trophy is out of the question, but the league is cruising. Munich got off to a great start in their league opener with a 4-0 thrashing of Werder Bremen. Kane started the game, scoring a goal and adding an assist, marking his first offensive points since joining the club. With the momentum going his way, Kane continued his stellar performance in the second leg of the league. He scored a multi-goal performance against Augsburg, leading the team to a 3-1 victory.
Riding high on their winning streak, the Bavarians took home three valuable points in the third round. They traveled to a tough Borussia Mönchengladbach team and put up a tough fight, but came from behind to win 2-1 thanks to goals from Sane and Tell.
Munich is back from the A-Match break. In the fourth round, they face a tough opponent: Leverkusen. Leverkusen struggled in the early and middle part of last season, but they hit their stride under Xabi Alonso and made a huge comeback in the second half.
They’ve continued that trend this season. Leverkusen exploded for three goals in their opening match against Leipzig to record a 3-2 win. They followed that up with a clean sheet against Mönchengladbach and another high-scoring game, winning 3-0. A 5-1 win in the third round against Darmstadt saw them leapfrog Munich at the top of the league.
Kim Min-jae teamed up with the Upamecano once again. A newcomer to the team this season, Kim made his official debut in the German Super Cup and has been a regular since the league opener. Upamecano was chosen as his partner, not Der Licht, and the partnership that has been in place since the opening day was triggered once again.
[First half] Kane opens the scoring → Grimaldo’s ‘fantastic FK equalizer’…Munich attacked but Leverkusen’s goal wasn’t open.
Munich opened the scoring early. In the second minute of the first half, Gnabry received a pass from Kimmich and tried to score with a left-footed shot from a difficult angle in the box, but the ball went wide left of the goal. Munich took the momentum. In the third minute of the first half, a pass from Sane found Reimer with a left-footed shot from the right side of the box that was saved by the keeper.
Munich continued to attack and took the lead. In the sixth minute of the first half, a corner kick gave them a chance and Kane, who was in the box, headed the deflected ball over the head of a defender to give them the lead. With the lead, Munich pushed for more. In the 11th minute, Sane picked up the ball just outside the box and took a bold left-footed shot, but he couldn’t quite get the impact right and the ball went wide of the goal.
After several close calls, Leverkusen went on the attack. In the 23rd minute, Boniface received a pass from Grimaldo and attempted a right-footed shot from inside the box that was blocked by Kim Min-jae and deflected for a corner. Nothing much happened from the corner.
Leverkusen equalized. In the 24th minute, Muller was fouled in the box, giving away a free kick, and Grimaldo stepped up to take the spot kick and rattled the Munich net. After equalizing, Leverkusen set the tone. In the 31st minute, Boniface received a pass from Hoffmann and fired a right-footed shot from the left side of the box, but the keeper made a good angle save.
Leverkusen continued to pressure Munich. In the 32nd minute, Xhaka fired a left-footed shot from outside the box off a Birz pass that was saved by the keeper. On the ensuing possession, Boniface had a shot on goal from a Birz pass, but it went wide to the left of the goal.
Munich had weathered the storm. They quickly attacked to regain the lead. In the 35th minute, Kimmich’s cross found Muller in the box, but his header was saved by the keeper. Gnabry followed up with a shot on goal, but it was blocked by the defense.
Leverkusen didn’t stop attacking either. In the 40th minute, Boniface received a pass from Wirz and attempted a right-footed shot from inside the box that was blocked by Kim Min-jae, who was defending in front of him, leading to a corner. After surviving the crisis, Munich had the decisive chance. In the 42nd minute, Sane fired a delicate left-footed shot from outside the box that was saved by Hradecki after a pass from Reimer. Then, after a scramble in the box, Kim Min-jae tried a right-footed turning shot that was blocked by the defense.
At the end of the first half, Munich continued to be frustrated. In the 44th minute, Goretzka tried a header from a Muller cross in the box, but Hradecky, who was in fine form today, once again made the save. In the 45th minute, Gnabry received a penetrating pass from Kim Min-jae and fired a right-footed shot from the left side of the box, but it was blocked by Hradecki, who was able to narrow the angle well.
The offense continued with a corner kick, and in first-half stoppage time, Gnabry had a header that went just wide of the goal. The first half ended 1-1.
The second half saw the ‘home’ team dominate. They dominated possession with 58% and threatened Leverkusen’s goal with a whopping six of their 12 shots on target. Leverkusen also put Munich under pressure with three shots on target.
[Second half] ‘Late PK conceded’ as Munich fail to leapfrog Leverkusen for top spot
Early in the second half, Munich had some questionable officiating. In the first minute of the second half, after Kim Min-jae broke up a counterattack, Kane crossed the halfway line and was brought down by the opposition defense, but the referee did not call a foul. Questioning this, Kane protested a bit to the referee, but it didn’t change the situation. Leverkusen received an unnecessary caution. In the first minute of the second half, a free kick was awarded in the Munich half and play was about to resume, but Birz unnecessarily disrupted it by kicking the ball out of play. The referee then showed Birz a yellow card.
Munich took advantage of the free kick. Two minutes into the second half, Sane was fouled from some distance and the referee awarded a free kick. Kimmich stepped up to take the spot kick and attempted a cross, but he was unable to connect with his teammate in the box and the chance was wasted. Leverkusen maintained their aggressive first-half form, pressing Munich’s defense from high up the pitch and forcing mistakes from their opponents, but Munich’s slick passing denied them any chances. In the fifth minute of the second half, Frimpong tried to break down the flank with a dribble, but Davies made a good save.
Leverkusen made a bold shot on goal. In the sixth minute of the second half, Boniface collected the ball near the halfway line, saw that the opposing goalkeeper was out, and went for a shot, but the ball went over the bar. After surviving the scare, Munich also had a chance. In the sixth minute of the second half, Kane attempted a cross from the right side of the box that was blocked by the defense, and on the ensuing possession, Kimmich had a direct shot from the right side of the half-space that went straight at the keeper.
Munich made a costly mistake. In the 10th minute of the second half, a passing error by Ulreich gave Leverkusen the ball, and inside the box, Frimpong took a direct shot that was saved by the keeper. Luckily, the referee blew for offside. A spooked Munich immediately went on the counterattack. In the 11th minute of the second half, Kane received a pass from Muller in the box and, in a one-on-one situation with the keeper, fired a delicate right-footed shot that was blocked by the angled goalkeeper. From the ensuing corner, Sane sent in a cross that went wide.
Munich capitalized on their substitutions. In the 15th minute, Muller and Kimmich came off and were replaced by Moussaoui and Mazrawi. Munich’s defense was solid. In the 19th minute, Birz won the ball just below the halfway line, and after a daring dribble break against the opposition, he played a forward pass to his teammate, but Upamecano was in the way.
Upamecano’s defense quickly led to an attack. In the 19th minute, a counterattack resulted in a corner kick, and Sane sent in a cross that Upamecano, who was in the box, headed over the bar, but couldn’t quite get the impact right and it went over the bar.
Leverkusen continued to search for a goal. In the 28th minute, Palacios was brought down by Moussaoui on the left side of the half-space with a leg kick and the referee awarded a free kick. Grimaldo stepped up to take the kick and attempted a cross, but it didn’t lead to a shot from inside the box.
Kane struggled to make an impact in the second half. He continued to fail to exploit the gaps in the opposition defense, and when he did get the ball and dribble, he was repeatedly blocked by Tah to create chances. Even in the 31st minute, after winning the ball in front of the box, he tried to break through on a dribble, but was blocked by Tah.
Leverkusen missed a crucial chance. In the 32nd minute, Birz, who linked up well with Boniface, fired a low, quick shot from the left side of the box that beat Ulreich and was headed towards goal, but it hit the post and didn’t result in a goal. After failing to capitalize on the opportunity, Birz immediately held his head in disappointment.
Munich were once again disappointed with the referee’s decision. In the 34th minute, Musalla was brought down by a defender in the box and the Munich players immediately protested that it was not a penalty. However, the referee restarted play and the home team’s stands erupted in loud protest.
Munich didn’t capitalize on a great chance. In the 35th minute, Musalla delivered a ball into the box from the right side of the box, but the ball took an ambiguous course, whether it was a shot or a cross, and Kane, who was in the box, was unable to collect it.
Leverkusen also had shots on Munich’s goal. In the 35th minute, Boniface received a pass from Grimaldo and tried a right-footed shot from a difficult angle in the box, but it was blocked by the opposing goalkeeper, and on the ensuing possession, Grimaldo also had a shot that was blocked by the opposing defense. The hosts continued to attack and in the 39th minute Boniface was brought down in the box and had a chance to shoot, but the ball went over the bar. 메이저사이트
After surviving the scare, Munich took the lead again. In the 40th minute, Goretzka found the back of the net with a left-footed shot from inside the box off a pass from Teller. Leverkusen missed a crucial equalizer. In the 42nd minute, Boniface received a pass from Grimaldo in the box and tried his luck with a left-footed shot, but the ball went over the bar.
In the final minutes of the second half, Leverkusen had a chance. In stoppage time, Hoffmann was tripped by Davies in the box and the referee awarded a penalty after video assistant referee (VAR) review. Palacios stepped up to the plate and calmly finished to tie the game. The game ended 2-2.