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Percentage of Youth Minutes among Bundesliga sides 2019-20 | Club Playing minutes for youngsters

Have you wondered which Bundesliga team gives the most minutes to youth players? A study conducted has revealed that Borussia Dortmund give the most minutes to players under the age of 22, while Union Berlin, one of the three promoted teams, give their youngsters virtually zero playing time.

The Ruhr derby teams top this table, with 22.3% of Dortmund’s playing league minutes this season going to their youngsters and 19.1%. Leipzig are third with 18.7%, but champions Bayern are well down the list with 7.4%, thus showing that the Bavarian giants prefer to rely on a well-established, experienced core. Marco Rose’s Borussia Monchengladbach give just 0.8% percent of their minutes to youth players, the lowest of any side in the current top six.

Percentage of Bundesliga Youth Minutes 2020

(Data as of May 2020 before Coronavirus resumption, with 25 rounds of the season completed)

Red Star Belgrade 0-6 Bayern Munich Player Ratings

Bayern’s revival under Hansi Flick continued as they hammered Red Star Belgrade 6-0 away from home in the Champions League. Red Star are not easy to beat at home, as shown by their win over Liverpool and draw against Napoli last season, but they were blown away by the Bavarians, with striker Robert Lewandoski scoring four times after the interval.

It therefore comes as no surprise that the Pole was Bayern’s best rated player on the evening according to Bild. In their four games since Flick took over from Niko Kovac, Bayern now boast of a 16-0 record, finding the back of the net sixteen times and conceding none.

With the results on MD5, Bayern and Spurs have now both confirmed their places in the Round of 16.

Red Star vs Bayern Munich Player Ratings

Bayern Munich 4:0 Borussia Dortmund Player Ratings | BVB crushed in Der Klassiker, Jadon Sancho poor

Bayern’s first game after the departure of Niko Kovac saw the Bavarian giants outclass rivals Borussia Dortmund. It was a rare Der Klassiker where neither of the teams were top of the table, and Bayern ran out deserved winners thanks to Robert Lewandowski’s brace. The Polish striker has now scored on each of the Bundesliga’s opening 11 game weeks- a new record.

Dortmund’s first shot on target only came in the middle of the second half, and they could have no complaints about the result.

The player ratings from German newspaper Bild tell the story- Axel Witsel the only BVB player to emerge with a level of credit, but every Bayern player on the park was better than him. Sancho, Akanji and Hakimi the worst of the lot according to these Bild ratings. Caretaker Bayern manager Flick (1) comprehensively outplayed his opposite number, with Lucien Favre getting a 5.

bayern 4-0 dortmund player ratings 2019 bild

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