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Cup success despite injury concerns: Bayern Munich confidently beat Münster

As of: September 26, 2023 11:31 p.m

FC Bayern Munich has confidently reached the second round of the DFB Cup. The record champions celebrated a clear 4-0 (3-0) win against third division team Preußen Münster.

The goals for the record champions were scored by Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (9th), Konrad Laimer (40th), Frans Krätzig (45th + 5th) and Mathys Tel (86th).

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“We definitely did well. We gave it our best, the fans were happy too. I was happy that I was able to be on the pitch”said Prussia player Sebastian Mrowca to the Sportschau.

“The attitude, the passion were right. It was a great performance from us“said. Prussia Münster coach Sascha Hildmann of the sports show.

New back four

Thomas Tuchel put a newly formed back four on the pitch on Tuesday (September 26th, 2023). Leon Goretzka and right-back Noussair Mazraoui formed the central defense. Daniel Peretz replaced Sven Ulreich in goal, Harry Kane took a seat on the bench.

“I’m very satisfied. Good energy, good attitude. That was very good”said Bayern Munich coach Thomas Tuchel. “It is our clear goal to win the next five games in the cup.”

Gnabry with serious injury

Bayern started offensively – Münster was lucky that Jöllenbeck didn’t decide on a penalty after four minutes. Schenk stormed past Serge Gnabry in the penalty area. The national player had to be substituted shortly afterwards due to a hand injury.

The diagnosis came straight after the game. Gnabry will be out for several weeks after suffering a fracture to his left forearm. Gnabry will therefore also be unable to take part in the national team’s trip to the USA in October with the new national coach Julian Nagelsmann’s first international matches.

Bayern Munich found itself stuck in the Münster half in the early stages. Choupo-Moting used a cross from Tel to make it 1-0. Even after taking the lead, Munich remained in control, but Münster also had their first big chance after almost 20 minutes. A shot from Malik Batmaz was deflected by Goretzka and ended up being parried by Peretz.

Joker Krätzig scores to make it 3-0 at halftime

After 30 minutes, everyone involved had to be patient again. Jöllenbeck interrupted the game for a few minutes because the Bayern supporters threw numerous tennis balls onto the court. The fans made their displeasure with the game scheduling clear with a banner saying “No to the Supercup on the cup weekend.”

After the restart, the favorite continued to establish itself in the opponent’s half. Münster’s goalkeeper Johannes Schenk was able to distinguish himself. The 20-year-old brilliantly parried a header from Goretzka (39′). A little later, Schenk had to reach behind himself for the second time. Konrad Laimer refined the Goretzka template with his head. After a short corner, Krätzig poked the ball through the legs of keeper Schenk to make the score 3-0 at halftime.

Tel puts the lid on it

Even after the break, the guests initially created more chances to score. Kingsley Coman and Tel each missed another goal. After 62 minutes, Raphael Guerreiro celebrated his competitive debut for FCB.

Münster had more confidence in the final phase and managed to get some shots. Niko Koulis missed his header by just a few centimeters after a corner (74th), shortly afterwards Joel Grodowski failed with a central shot past Peretz (80th). But Bayern brought the final point. The eye-catching Tel scored from an acute angle after an assist from Sarr to make the final score 4-0.

The draw for the second cup round will take place live on the Sportschau on October 1st (7:10 p.m.).

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