The Bavarian club could have had a couple more days of rest and preparation before beginning their 20/21 campaign, but they instead opted to keep with the tradition of … The analysis will examine how Bayern used the half-space to overwhelm Schalke, how Schalke didn’t do themselves any favours with their defensive set-up, and how Leroy Sané fits into Bayern’s game model. Schalke will look to do just that against a club that were nearly relegated last season, Werder Bremen, next Saturday. Just like at Man City, Sané was used to get in behind the defence with his speed, but his tactical nous proved to be the biggest addition to Bayern’s success. They come into the match after a 2-1 loss to Markus Gisdol's Koln on Wednesday. However, in order to prevent those passes, the Schalke players have to be aware of the two or even three passing options that Tolisso has. FC Bayern maintains close links with a huge network of official Fan Clubs. Highlights, action, and every goal from every game. Bayern are in Champions League action on Saturday when they host Chelsea in the round of 16 second leg. These opportunities resulted in them creating. This allowed Kimmich to quickly turn and play a ball again over the top of the defence into the space behind the back line. Bundesliga 2020/21: Bayern Munich vs Schalke – tactical analysis. Driven on by an outstanding Thomas Müller, Bayern put in a top performance against Stuttgart. While this was somewhat successful, the emphasis on the use of their cover shadows saw them step back and deny passes inside rather than provide direct pressure to the man on the ball. On Friday, Hansi Flick spoke about FC Bayern's upcoming Bundesliga top-of-the-table clash at RB... On his birthday: Manuel Neuer's 35 best saves. Defending champions Bayern Munich will start the 2020/21 Bundesliga season at home to Schalke in mid-September, but the exact date depends on whether the Bavarians reach the Champions League final, the German league said Friday. Lewandowski had both men as a supporting option; this made the centre-backs’ jobs even harder because they have to quickly decide where to step and give up space. In the image above, Gnabry had just completed a run through the half-space, dragging a Schalke defender with him for a second or two. The Deutsche Fußball Liga (DFL) has confirmed the fixture list for the 2020/21 Bundesliga season as Bayern look to defend their league title. Fans in India can watch the Bundesliga matches, including Hoffenheim vs Bayern Munich … This lack of pressure combined with a high back line (and Bayern’s incredible speed) caused them a lot of trouble. Video: Manuel Neuer is the best goalkeeper in the world. It was quite clear that Bayern did not need time to prepare for their opponent, as they defeated Schalke 8-0 in their opening match. Lewandowski had positioned himself in between Schalke’s two centre-backs, causing confusion about who should step to pressure him. You can add the Bayern fixture list to your digital calendars (Apple iCal, Microsoft Outlook, Google Calendar) for FREE! Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid facing off for supremacy […], This resulted in a chain-reaction of movement that ultimately saw Bayern score their, While Schalke had been previously going forward and attacking, their inability to organise or have pressure near the ball when they turned it over proved to be costly, even just twenty minutes into the match. In the image above, Sané had already done well to position himself between the right-back and centre-back. Pavard was able to win the loose ball and use his first touch to play Kimmich. The Schalke midfielder actually shifted over to mark Sané, creating a passing lane into Lewandowski, who was checking to the ball. Bayern Munich, German and European champions, begin their 2020-21 season Friday when they welcome Schalke for Bundesliga's Matchday 1. As he made his run, Müller and Lewandowski occupied the half-space. The two German giants will be on the road for their matchweek 2 fixtures. Select the sports you want to hear about and TSZ will send the best previews, analysis and predictions straight to your inbox. Our full coverage of Bayern’s game against the Augsburg, in one place. As Kimmich received the ball, Sané turned and checked his shoulder, recognising the numerical advantage. These opportunities resulted in them creating 2.93 xG in the first half, leaving Hansi Flick less than happy with his team’s finishing, despite going into halftime up by three goals. In addition to the domestic league, Bayern Munich participates in this season's editions of the DFB-Pokal, the DFL-Supercup, the UEFA Champions League, the UEFA Super Cup, and the FIFA Club World Cup. Goretzka was on the ball when the four Schalke attackers provided very little pressure on him. On Matchday 26 of the 2020/21 Bundesliga season, FC Bayern host VfB Stuttgart at the Allianz Arena... You can become a club member on January 1st or on July 1st each year. FC Bayern go away to RB Leipzig on Matchday 27 - see what other games are of interest to Bayern... League title clashes, Champions League deciders and relegation battles: the coming week is a big... Training on Monday ahead of the Bundesliga clash in Leipzig brought good news. The 2020–21 season is the 122nd season in the existence of FC Bayern Munich and the club's 56th consecutive season in the top flight of German football. By manipulating his opponent, Sané was able to create room for a teammate to receive. All Content © 2021 Total Football Analysis Magazine. David Wagner sent his squad out in a 4-4-2 with Ralf Fährmann in goal. The first away game of the campaign sees Hansi Flick’s side take on Hoffenheim and their new coach, former FCB Reserves boss Sebastian Hoeneß, the following week. Sané also used his positioning to exploit numerical superiorities on behalf of Bayern. Bayern Munich had the opportunity to delay the start to their Bundesliga season because of their victory in the UEFA Champions League last month. Bayern Munich’s use of the half-space is one of their greatest strengths. One of the ways in which Bayern was so successful was through their angles of support when a player was about to receive the ball in the half-space. FC Bayern kick off the 2020/21 Bundesliga season at home to Schalke at the Allianz Arena. If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it. Hansi Flick rewards Bayern Munich’s roster with two days off for some much-needed rest; Schalke 0-4 Bayern Munich: Initial reactions and observations ; Schalke vs Bayern Munich: Lineups, team news, a chance for rotation, and more! In our video preview, Thomas Müller and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting talk about the upcoming top-of... Hansi Flick's press conference ahead of crucial clash at RB Leipzig. Schalke started the match in a 4-4-2 defensive structure. 'Definitely go into the international break with a win'. The Deutsche Fußball Liga (DFL) has confirmed the fixture list for the 2020/21 Bundesliga season as Bayern look to defend their league title. 31 projected points: the change Potter must enforce to keep Brighton in the EPL, How ‘clinical’ Liverpool and their pressing were able to edge a win over a dangerous Leipzig side, Real changes: How Zidane’s crucial switches salvaged a point against Atletico. Nabil Bentaleb and Suat Serdar started as the central midfielders with Amine Harit on the left wing and Rabbi Matondo on the right. Bayern enter … Bundesliga Match Report for Bayern München v Schalke 04 on 18 September 2020, includes all goals and incidents. The real problem is that those two were able to get service into that space. The DFL will announce the times for the first few games in the coming weeks. Defending champions Bayern Munich will start the 2020/21 Bundesliga season at home to Schalke in mid-September, but the exact date depends on whether the Bavarians reach the Champions League final, the German league said Friday. This space was covered by the other centre-back (Stambouli) as Lewandowski was making a run in behind. brings you the most important stats and facts ahead of Bayern's top of the table clash... Bayern vs Leipzig was a top match from the get-go and has provided some great photos. He was also able to recognise the large amount of space in behind Schalke’s back line, and Kimmich delivered a wonderful forward cross that split the centre-backs as it found its way to Sané. Their two forwards on Friday evening were Gonçalo Paciência and Mark Uth. Bayern are pencilled to host Schalke at Munich's Allianz Arena on Friday September 18. Those see Bayern visit Freiburg on 15 May 2021 for Matchday 33, before closing out the season at home to fellow Bavarians Augsburg at the Allianz Arena on 22 May. This resulted in a chain-reaction of movement that ultimately saw Bayern score their sixth goal. Bayern are pencilled to host Schalke at Munich’s Allianz Arena on Friday September 18. The word transition is used a lot by football clubs as a means to excuse a season-long underperformance. In this instance, Müller and Gnabry froze the defenders, allowing Lewandowski to turn and dribble into the area, winning a penalty in the process as he was brought down from behind. Defending champions Bayern had no mercy and thrashed Schalke 04 8-0 at the Allianz Arena in the opening game of the 2020-21 Bundesliga season. “Subscribe to schedule” button on the fixtures page. The FC Bayern Women represent the club in the Bundesliga and Women's Champions League. 2020-21 Bundesliga – Bayern Munich vs Schalke 04 Preview & Prediction. Bundesliga in 1991. The yellow lines highlight all the different men that the Schalke defenders have to consider as potential passing options. In the image above, Sané, Lewandowski, and Müller were positioned well to be able to draw the attention of three Schalke defenders. The timing of when Bayern receives the ball in the half-space is also incredibly important for their success. The Bundesliga 2020-21 Schalke vs Bayern Munich will be played at the Veltins-Arena. With Sane even with the back line, Kimmich was free to receive a pass, turn, and deliver another ball in over the top. Either head to the FCB website and click the “Subscribe to schedule” button on the fixtures page or click HERE to select your desired fixture list and follow the instructions. This service is also available for individual competitions and other Bayern teams (Reserves, Women, youth). The highlights from the Bundesliga match between RB Leipzig and FC Bayern, Müller ahead of Leipzig: 'We can take a decisive step'. This time, the victim was Schalke 04, who will … Ahead of facing Bayern in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-finals, Paris Saint-Germain... 'These are the games we all want to play in', Crunch match against Leipzig heralds start of run-in for FC Bayern. For Bayern’s first goal, Schalke’s back four was playing a fairly high line considering the amount of speed that Bayern possessed. Despite being surrounded by three Schalke players, none of them stepped to provide any sort of pressure on him. The exact kick-off times for the remaining fixtures will be confirmed during the season, as these are dependent on teams competing in the Champions League and Europa League. While supporters and board members may be able to dismiss this as a one-off defeat at the hands of an incredibly well-oiled machine, David Wagner needs to organise his squad and quickly get a result if he hopes to keep his position for the season. From there, the young German used his speed to make a vertical run and get on the end of Lewandowski’s pass, although his first touch did not set him up for success. Watch the Bundesliga on ESPN+. Gnabry was able to control and Bayern were actually quite wasteful with Leroy Sané, who was unmarked on the back post, mistiming his touch and missing out on an opportunity to put Bayern ahead by another goal. The Bavarian club could have had a couple more days of rest and preparation before beginning their 20/21 campaign, but they instead opted to keep with the tradition of having the previous year’s title winner host the opening match. They have won 27 games, lost three and drawn six. Bayern hit 8 past Schalke in Bundesliga opener (2:29) Bayern Munich thrash Schalke 8-0 in the 2020-21 curtain-raiser. We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. In the image above, Müller checked into the half-space and received the ball from Kimmich right when he arrived. While the execution wasn’t flawless, this ultimately allowed Bayern into the penalty area and allowed Lewandowski the time and space to deliver his rabona assist. 6 stats and facts on top-of-the-table clash vs. Leipzig, Bayern vs. Leipzig: looking back at previous clashes, What games to look out for on Matchday 27, Men, women and reserves with crucial clashes, Title chase: Crunch week for Bayern teams, Leipzig run-in has started – Nianzou back in full training, Schedule for Matchdays 29 to 32 finalised, FC Bayern claim earliest title of all time, Flick goes into international break on back of victorious milestone, Radio Müller on full volume vs. Stuttgart.