Team PEP Guardiola seemingly easily dealt with Leverkusen
This week the team is Roger Schmidt effectively bounced back at home with Lazio, leaving the Romans out of the Champions League. On the one hand it was made clear that Leverkusen is strong and ready to compete with teams of a decent level, but on the other hand was too tired factor. Especially at the start of the season.
For Bayern PEP Guardiola came up with another demonstration of tactical know-how, putting on the field all but a nominal centre-back. In the end, their defense played a trio of Lahm — Alaba — Bernat, although they often helped and Xabi Alonso. And on the flanks of the attack is already accustomed Douglas Costa and Robben. And this time shone not only Brazilian, but the Dutchman.
It was Douglas, from the start giving to understand that he is going to be in key positions in the new team, and in fact made the first goal. Ex-miner at the reception famously went from Hilbert and sighted shot at running a parallel course Muller. Thomas just had to get on goal from five yards.
Leverkusen tried to put pressure, but this time Bayern silly mistakes (like the one — “labowski” — Hoffenheim) the back is not allowed. Needless to say, if dangerous moments at the gate Neuer remember only shot Çalhanoğlu’s free-kick, then head over to Keeper of the owners of stresses the crossbar.
But the Leverkusen defence “noprivacy”. First of all, Roberto Hilbert, who organized for two penalty opponent. First, right-back Bayer pushed back jumping to the ball Vidal, and then interrupted the chamber of the Costa hand. Muller and Robben eleven feet is not missed.
Interestingly, if Bayern luckier, they could win with a bigger score. So, Costa hit the crossbar, a few moments Lewandowski missed, could be more effective in the final stage and Robben.
Bayern Munich – Bayer Leverkusen 3:0
Goals: Mueller, 26, 60 (pen), Robben, 71 (penalty)
Bayern Munich: Neuer, Lahm, Alaba, Bernat (Dante, 73), Xabi Alonso, Thiago (Kind, 83), Vidal, Muller, Robben (Goetze, 78), Douglas Costa, Lewandowski
Leverkusen: Leno, Hilbert, TA, Papadopoulos, Wendell (Boenisch, 78), Kramer, Bender, Bellarabi, Çalhanoğlu (Kruse, 61), Mehmedi (Brandt, 46), Kiessling