FC Bayern with a draw in the test against Red Bull Salzburg
BIn the debut of newcomer Daley Blind, the FC Bayern delivered a high-scoring winter test with Red Bull Salzburg. A week before the tricky away game against RB Leipzig next Friday (8.30 p.m., in FAZ live ticker for the Bundesliga and at DAZN) the Munich team separated 4: 4 (1: 1) from the Austrian champions in the dress rehearsal and prevented at least one defeat after being 1: 3 behind.
Scored in front of around 2000 spectators at the FC Bayern Campus Leroy Sane (9th minute), Arijon Ibrahimovic (69th), Kingsley Coman (71st) and Mathys Tel (88th) scored the goals for the German record champion, who had to do without numerous stars. Sékou Koïta (17′), Karim Konaté (50′) and Noah Okafor (54’/89′) scored for the visitors.
A day after returning from the training camp in Qatar, coach Julian Nagelsmann sent a selection onto the pitch that will largely be the starting lineup in Leipzig. Matthijs de Ligt (ankle problems), Leon Goretzka (stress control) and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (illness), who were missing in the test due to injury, are likely to be different from the many long-term injuries around the captain Manuel Neuer (Broken leg) then be options again.
The Munich team is still trying hard to get a new assignment. In the tough poker for Gladbach’s goalkeeper Yan Summers (34) new movement is said to have come. Before the test, Nagelsmann pointed out the “duty” to get another goalkeeper.
Versus Salzburg Unlike his defensive line, Sven Ulreich, who was cheered by the fans with chants (“Ulle for Germany”), was not to blame for the goals conceded. In the last half hour, Johannes Schenk was allowed between the posts on his 20th birthday with a score of 1:3.
Overall, Nagelsmann also saw some defensive vulnerabilities despite the superior performance of his stars in the improvised back four. Attacking, Sané was not only an asset in the team around captain Thomas Müller because of his opening goal.
After the half-time break, when the Dutch World Cup participant Blind was on the pitch for the first time in a game with his new teammates after a major change, Salzburg initially made better use of their chances – before Bayern turned up the heat again. The former Ajax professional and most recently clubless blind was initially committed for six months. He is to replace Lucas Hernández, who has been out for months after a cruciate ligament tear at the World Cup.
Whether Sommer will close the gap from Neuer is an open question. According to “Bild”, a summer change is “more and more likely”. According to his own statements, Alexander Nübel, who was loaned to AS Monaco by Munich, has not had any talks with Munich and wants to concentrate on his current club.