Bayern 2:2 Berlin Player Ratings | Bavarians held by Hertha BSC | Lewandowski & Gnabry good

Hertha Berlin claimed an unlikely point on the opening day of the season as they held Bayern Munich to a 2:2 draw at the Allianz Arena. Bayern coach Niko Kovac cut a frustrated figure at the end, bemoaning that his side’s dominance in the game didn’t translate into three points.

Here are the player ratings for the game from the German papers Bild & Abendzeitung M√ľnchen (only Bayern in case of the latter). A bad day at the office for Bayern’s defenders, especially Niklas Sule.

Lewandowski and Gnabry the best players for Bayern.

Bayern 2-2 Hertha Ratings Bild

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Predicted Lineups- Bayern-Hertha from the German media

The 2019/20 league season kicks off later tonight with defending champions Bayern Munich taking on Hertha. The Berlin outfit have tended to be tough opposition for Bayern in recent years- the Bavarian giants have won only one of the last five league games between the two sides.

Here are the predicted lineups for this clash from German paper Bild- it again seems to feature Thomas Muller on the wing.

Predicted Lineup Bayern Hertha 2019

Bayern will be looking to send out a strong statement following their Super Cup loss to Dortmund.

BVB 2:0 Bayern in Supercup 2019 & Bild’s brutal player rating for Thiago Alcantara

Borussia Dortmund prevented Bayern Munich from claiming their fourth consecutive Super Cup as they beat Niko Kovac’s side 2:0 at Signal Iduna Park.

Mats Hummels was a late withdrawal for BVB, forcing Favre to play Toprak in central defence alongside Akanji. Julian Weigl was chosen to partner Axel Witsel in midfield.

BVB starting lineup

Bayern’s XI was pretty much on the lines of what Kicker had predicted for them– the only difference being Corentin Tolisso starting in midfield ahead of Renato Sanches.

Marco Reus, who was given the German Footballer of the Year trophy just before the game began, almost put BVB ahead in the first minute, but was denied by an excellent Neuer save.

At the other end, Kingsley Coman forced a double save from Dortmund reserve keeper Hitz, but the game remained goalless at half time. However Dortmund came running out of the blocks after the interval, and Jadon Sancho created one and scored another as Bayern went 2-0 down.

Thiago carelessly giving away the ball started Bayern’s downfall, and the Brazilian was given a 6 (lowest possible score) in Bild’s ratings.

Bild Ratings Continue reading BVB 2:0 Bayern in Supercup 2019 & Bild’s brutal player rating for Thiago Alcantara

Predicted Bayern & Dortmund lineups for German Super Cup 2019

The German Super Cup this year has lost a little bit of sting owing to the mounting injury lists at both the Allianz Arena and the Westfalenstadion, but it nevertheless represents a chance for both teams, especially Dortmund, to lay down a marker ahead of the new season.

BVB have Julian Brandt, Thorgan Hazard, Roman Burki and Mateu Morey unavailable while Lucas Hernandez and Serge Gnabry are both on the sidelines for Bayern.

Here are the predicted lineups for the game, courtesy well known German magazine Kicker.

Bayern are the reigning Super Cup holders, having beaten Eintracht Frankfurt 5:0 in last year’s game, with Robert Lewandowski scoring a hat trick

Predicted Lineups for Bayern Dortmund

Eintracht Frankfurt 2:1 Flora Player Ratings| Eintracht progress to third qualifying round UEL

Germany’s solitary club in Europa League action tonight sealed their passage into the next round with a 2:1 win over their opponents. Eintracht Frankfurt, also last year’s EL semi-finalists, took the tie 4:2 on aggregate against their Estonian opponents.

The first leg in Estonia had produced a record attendance for a club game in that country and the Eintracht fans were in full voice for the second leg, with the 48.000 capacity Commerzbank Arena almost filled to the brim.

Both of Eintracht’s goals came from Goncalo Pacencia (37 and 54 pen), while Sinyavskiy netted in the 40th minute for Flora. Pacencia was therefore the pick of the players in the ratings, as seen below.

Eintracht Flora Player Ratings Einzelkritik

Eintracht will take on Liechtenstenian outfit Vaduz in the third round.

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