Reporter Joo Dae-eun = Bayern Munich won a difficult away game in Türkije.
Bayern Munich recorded a 3-1 win against Galatasaray in the third round of Group A of the 2023/24 UEFA Champions League qualifiers held at the Neff Stadium in Turkye Istanbul on the 25th (Korean time).
Ahead of the game, ‘Korean Monster’ Kim Min-jae was expected to play as a starter. Ahead of the game, various media outlets predicted Munich’s lineup. ‘Bavarian Football’ reported, “Manuel Neuer, Leon Goretzka, Dayot Upamecano, Rafael Guerreiro and Serge Gnabry will not participate in the game due to injury.”
He continued, “Munich coach Thomas Tuchel has no choice. Speaking of defence, Matthias de Ligt will play again after three days. He will be paired with Minjae Kim. “Alphonso Davis and Konrad Reimer will play left and right defenders, respectively,” he said, introducing the lineup.
‘Barbarian Football’ predicted a 4-1-4-1 lineup. With Harry Kane at the forefront, Leroy Jané, Jamal Musiala, Thomas Müller, and Kingsley Coman will stand in the second line. Below him is Joshua Kimmich. The back four is expected to feature Davis, Minjae Kim, De Ligt, and Reimer. The goalkeeper’s gloves are worn by Schwen Ulreich.
Football media outlet ‘Kell Now’ also discussed the starting list. ‘Kell Now’ predicted a 4-2-3-1 formation. Harry Kane appears as a lone striker, and Coman, Musiala and Janae support the attack. Kimmich and Reimer will play in midfield. In defense, Davis, De Ligt, Minjae Kim, and Buna Sar will play. The goalkeeper is Ulreich. Another media outlet, Sports Mall, also predicted the same lineup as Kel Now.
As expected by the media, Kim Min-jae appeared as the starter. The away team, Bayern Munich, used a 4-2-3-1 structure. Harry Kane led the attack, along with Leroy Janae, Jamal Musiala, and Kingsley Coman. Joshua Kimmich and Konrad Reimer were named in midfield. The back four consisted of Alphonso Davis, Matthias de Ligt, Minjae Kim, and Nosair Mazraoui. The goal was guarded by Schwen Ulreich.
The home team Galatasaray came out with a 4-2-3-1 formation. Mauro Icardi was in the front line, and Wilfried Zaha, Kerem Akturkolu-Tete were in the second line. The midfield was guarded by Lucas Torreira-Khan Ayhan. The defense consisted of Kazinjan Karatas, Avjulkerim Bardakzi, Davinson Sánchez, and Sasha Boy. The goalkeeper gloves were worn by Fernando Muslera.
Galatasaray attacked aggressively in the early stages of the game. In the 3rd minute of the first half, Icardi fired a shot during a counterattack, but it missed the goal. In the 6th minute of the first half, Aktyrkoğlu followed Boy’s low cross with a non-stop shot, but Ulreich blocked it.
Munich scored the first goal early on. In the 7th minute of the first half, Jaune passed from Coman, who was on the other side, on the left side of the penalty box. Coman attempted a shot without delay and hit the Galatasaray net.
Galatasaray counterattacked right away. In the 8th minute of the first half, Tete crossed with his left foot from the right, and Aktyrkolu attempted a volley with his right foot, but Ulreich managed to get it away. In the 10th minute of the first half, Ulreich was unable to properly block Boy’s cross. The ball fell to Akturkolu in front of the goal, but the shot split the air.
Both teams traded attacks. In the 15th minute of the first half, you entered the penalty box after dribbling from the left side, but your shot was blocked by the opposing defender. In the 22nd minute of the first half, Icardi headed a long pass, but it was canceled out.
Galatasaray balanced the game. In the 28th minute of the first half, Kimmich and Kim Min-jae rushed to steal the ball from Icardi at the same time, and Icardi fell. The referee declared a penalty kick. Icardi, who took over as kicker, scored with a Panenka kick to the center.
Both teams continued to attack, but lacked precision. In the 32nd minute of the first half, your shot crossed the goalpost. In the 33rd minute of the first half, a pass was sent to Icardi, who was penetrating the goal, but it was a bit long. In the 37th minute of the first half, Kim Min-jae was unable to properly block Aktörkoğlu’s penetration. Aktörkoğlu attempted a shot, but Ulreich blocked it.
In the 42nd minute of the first half, you received Kane’s pass. He advanced with speed, but his dribble in front of the goal was long. In the 45th minute of the first half, Galatasaray succeeded in applying pressure. Icardi continued to shoot, but missed the goal slightly. The first half ended 1-1.
Munich failed to capitalize on the opportunity. In the 4th minute of the second half, Coman gave a cutback pass to Jaune after breaking through the dribble. You took a left-footed shot, but it went over the bar. In the 10th minute of the second half, Coman’s mid-range shot missed the goal. Munich also made a mistake. De Ligt and Ulreich were unable to communicate properly during the defense in the 11th minute of the second half. De Ligt barely cleared.
Galatasaray targeted the Munich goal. In the 14th minute of the second half, Torreira sent a header from a free kick, but it hit the side net. In the 15th minute of the second half, Icarti received a pass from Torreira and had a shooting opportunity, but De Ligt blocked it.
Munich took the lead. The solution was Kane. In the 28th minute of the second half, Musiala passed to Kane inside the penalty box, and Kane finished the game while maintaining concentration.
Munich’s momentum rose. In the 31st minute of the second half, Davis joined the attack and took a shot, but it headed toward the side net. The key goal came in the 33rd minute of the second half. Musiala’s shot from inside the penalty box went into the Galatasaray goal.
At the end of the game, Munich continued their attack with you at the center, but it did not lead to a goal. Galatasaray also did not give up. In the 4th minute of extra time in the second half, Bardakzi scored with a header from a free kick, but it was offside. The game ended with Munich winning 3-1.
Minjae Kim recorded a pass success rate of 90% (52/58), 2 interceptions, 2 clearances, and 7 recoveries in 90 minutes. Football statistics company ‘Foot Mob’ gave Kim Min-jae a rating of 7.3. Kane, who recorded 1 goal and 1 assist, had a rating of 8.2.
The evaluation of the soccer media was poor. Britain’s ’90min’ gave Kim Min-jae a rating of 5 and said, “He showed sloppy performance in the center. A rash decision was made in the defensive area. Ball possession was also wasted. “He often threw hopeful long passes,” he said somewhat harshly.
From Kim Min-jae’s perspective, this is a somewhat unfair assessment. It is no exaggeration to say that the hidden contributors to Munich’s victory in this game were Minjae Kim, De Ligt, and Ulreich. Of course, there were a lot of shots allowed, but it wasn’t entirely the defense’s fault. Fortunately, because the defense struggled, Munich only conceded one goal.토스카지노
Kim Min-jae has established himself as the core of the defense since moving to Munich. He was recognized for his performance in Naples last season. Based on his unique defensive skills, he led Napoli to win Serie A for the first time in 33 years. After the season, he received the Serie A Best Defender award. It was also selected as Serie A Team of the Year.
Munich, which wanted a top European defender, chose Kim Min-jae. Immediately after his transfer, he started playing as the team’s starter. Kim Min-jae is currently playing so many games that it is almost like overwork. He has played in 15 consecutive games, including this one.
He appeared in 45 games for Naples last season. He even played with a minor injury at the 2022 FIFA Qatar World Cup. At that time, Minjae Kim played in 2 group preliminaries and 3 games in the round of 16.
He was unable to get a proper rest until just before his transfer to Bayern Munich ahead of this season. Kim Min-jae lived at the Nonsan Army Training Center for three weeks for basic military training. With his athlete-specific exercise program and diet interrupted, he lost 4kg of weight during training.
During the international match last October, he was selected for the Korean national team and played in the matches against Tunisia and Vietnam. Although it is a schedule in which other players would fall, Minjae Kim boasts solid defense.
Meanwhile, Munich will play a home game against Darmstadt in the 9th round of the German Bundesliga on the 28th.