“We didn’t expect Bayern to leave five points,” said Leipzig captain Marcel Sabitzer after the 3-0 win in Berlin on the “Sky” microphone about the title fight in the Bundesliga. Instead of scoring six points against Bielefeld and in Frankfurt, the German champions only had one on the account. The deficit in both games was mainly the defensive.
Bayern conceded five goals. Three against Bielefeld, two in Frankfurt. Too much for a team that ten days ago were almost certain to be champions. The weaknesses on the right side of the defense were particularly noticeable. Benjamin Pavard was spared against Bielefeld, substitute Bouna Sarr had big problems. Pavard was then absent in Frankfurt due to a corona infection, representative Niklas Süle was duped several times by opponent Filip Kostic, especially in the first half. It wasn’t difficult to see that the international was more comfortable in the center.
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Lazio likes to attack from the left
On Tuesday, Lazio Rome is another task waiting for Bayern, which has it all. The Italians have won eight of their last ten competitive games and are not afraid of the first from Germany. The “Laziali” like to attack the side that is causing Bayern problems. 40 percent of the moves are left.
Luis Alberto (left) and Ciro Immobile are two key players in the Lazios offensive. (Source: Gribaudi / ImagePhoto / imago images)
Hansi Flick should therefore carefully consider whether he wants to take the risk with Sarr or Süle again. An alternative would be Joshua Kimmich. The national player is actually in the defensive midfield, but would be a good solution on the right back. At the same time, David Alaba could take over the Kimmich position and move Lucas Hernandez into the defense center.
At the press conference before the Lazio game, coach Flick also commented on the mind games with Kimmich: “It’s not over yet how we play. It may well be that Joshua is playing on the right side. The se are things that we are going through Let go of your head and decide tomorrow. ”
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