Ahead of this match, Bayern Munich had just won 2-1 against VfL Bochum in the DFB Cup. In general, even though the results of the last weeks weren’t that disappointing, the performances on the pitch were not on the level at which you expect from Bayern. In light of this, they were in a little crisis and wanted to come out of it with a win in this game against Frankfurt.
On the other side, Adi Hütter’s team had 14 points after the first nine Bundesliga games and beat St. Pauli to advance in the DFB Cup. Eintracht Frankfurt then managed to surprisingly beat Bayern 5-1 and since the tactics and the momentum changed several times throughout the game, this tactical analysis will look at each period of the game. This loss ultimately cost Niko Kovač his job at Bayern as just one day after the loss, his contract got mutually terminated.
Hütter lined his team up in their typical 3-5-2 formation with Frederik Rønnow between the sticks and a back three that consisted of Martin Hinteregger, Evan N’Dicka and captain David Abraham. Gelson Fernandes was the deepest midfielder of the three men in the centre, while Djibril Sow and Sebastian Rode supported the Swiss international in the central midfield. The wide areas were as usual occupied by Filip Kostić and Danny da Costa. The two strikers upfront were Gonçalo Paciência and Bas Dost.
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