“Are you watching Matheus?” Munich’s 4-0 landslide victory over Dortmund…”Kane’s hat trick, Kim Minjae’s full time.”
Bayern Munich won the German Bundesliga in a ‘der Klassiker’ against Borussia Dortmund. Harry Kane once again found the back of the net, while Kim Min-Jae also played the full game to secure a clean sheet. “The media should do a 180,” laughed Bayern Munich coach Thomas Tuchel.
The Bavarians cruised to a 4-0 victory over Dortmund in the 10th round of the 2023-24 Bundesliga at Zignale Iduna Park in the German state of Westphalia on Friday morning (ET). Dayo Upamecano, back from injury, opened the scoring and Kane scored a hat-trick to complete the rout. Kim Min-Jae also had a solid performance, playing the full game once again.
With their 134th der Klassiker victory, the Bavarians improved to 67 wins (35 draws, 32 losses) all-time and are unbeaten in their last 11 matches against Dortmund. Munich extended its unbeaten run in the league to 10 games (8 wins, 2 draws) and moved into second place with 26 points. Dortmund, meanwhile, suffered their first league defeat and remain in fourth place (21 points).
Dortmund, coached by Edin Dzerzhitsch (GER), played a 4-2-3-1. Niklas Fühlkrug is up front, with Julian Brandt, Marco Reus and Daniel Marlon in the second line. The midfield was Salih Özjan-Marcel Xavitzer. The back four was Julian Luegersson-Nico Schlatterbeck-Mats Hummels-Marius Wolf, with Gregor Kovel in goal.
Munich’s counterpart was also a 4-2-3-1. Kane started up front, with Sane, Jamal Moussaouiallah, and Kingsley Coman behind him. The midfield was Leon Goretzka-Konrad Reimer, and the back four was Alfonso Davies-Kim Min-Jae, Upamecano, and Nusair Mazhrawi. Manuel Neuer was in goal.
It was the visitors who took the early lead. Within the first three minutes, Sane’s corner was headed home by Upamecano. It was the first goal of his return from injury. Schlorterbeck was unable to stop Upamecano’s penetration.
Munich’s second goal came six minutes later. On a counterattack, Sane and Goretzka exchanged passes and quickly crossed into Dortmund territory. Sane crossed it back into the center of the box, where Kane slid it in and rattled the net.
After going two goals down early, Dortmund had a chance in the 15th minute when Davies and Kim Min-jae exchanged passes and Brandt-Wolfe headed into the box, but Kim Min-jae was there to make the save. The Bavarians responded shortly afterward when Sane fired home from a pass from Moussa Allah, but the goal was ruled out for offside. Dortmund’s backline continued to open up in the early stages of the match.레모나토토 주소
The Bavarians continued to push forward. In the 36th minute, Goretzka trapped the ball with his chest and attempted a bicycle kick after receiving a pass from Moussaoui. Goretzka was active immediately afterward, heading home a cross from Mazrawi.
Toward the end of the first half, it was a defensive lesson for Kim Min-jae. In the 41st minute, Hummels’ through ball was lightly blocked by Kim. A minute later, after holding off Marlon, he made a sliding tackle to stop a ball from Wolfe. He also won a contest with Lukaku in extra time. Dortmund had a chance in stoppage time when Marlon fired a left-footed shot over the bar.
Dortmund regrouped and started more aggressively. But right from the start, the defense was broken down by a Kane through ball. It was Moussaouiallah who had a one-on-one chance, but Kovacs kept his cool. From the ensuing corner, both Kane and Mazurawi headed wide.
Dortmund tried to hit back in the fifth minute of the second half, but Brandt and Özuzan’s through balls were both blocked by Kim Min-jae. In the 11th minute, Pilkruk won a contest between Kim and Upamecano before shooting, but this time Neuer made the save. Four minutes later, Sane also had a chance in the box, but this time Kovel made the save. Meanwhile, Upamecano was replaced by midfielder Aleksandar Pavlovic for administrative reasons. Goretzka took over the central defense alongside Kim Min-jae.
Dortmund tried to test Munich’s defense with aerial balls and through balls, but were unable to convert them into shots. Instead, it was Dortmund that consistently allowed space in the back.
Finally, in the 17th minute of the second half, Coman broke down the flank with a simple 2-on-1 before crossing lightly into the center. Kane, once again, slid it in with his right foot to make it a three-goal game. Dortmund tried to pull one back in the 41st minute, with Xavier’s free kick going over the bar and Yusufa Mukoko’s left-footed effort shortly afterward.
Munich doubled their lead two minutes into stoppage time after Nicklas Zuerle’s pass was intercepted by Pavlovic, who played the ball to Kane. Kane rattled the net once again to complete his hat trick. It was a spectacular win for Munich against Dortmund.
However, it was Tuchel”s post-match comments that caused a stir. Speaking to a local broadcaster after the win, Tuchel asked, “Why did we win when there are cracks in the team, when there is no progression?” “Lothar Matthäus will know. I’m happy with my team, everything was great”. This was apparently in response to Mateusz’s recent comments about Munich’s poor form. Tuchel added: “It can’t be as bad as it’s written in the press. Munich won 4-0, but the press and journalists need to turn 180 degrees. You can do your job without me,” he added.
In response to Tuchel’s reaction, Mateusz told Sky Sports: “Everyone has their own point of view. I try to treat everyone fairly. I always expect Munich to have the advantage,” he said, adding, “In the end, we’re probably on the same page.”
Finally, Kane and Sane were the highest-rated players of the match. German publication Bild gave Kane the highest rating of 1 for his hat-trick. He was tied with Sane, who had two assists. Mkhitaryan, Goretzka, and Upamecano received two points. Kim Min-jae, on the other hand, received three points along with the rest of the players.
According to soccer statistician Sofascore, Kim played the full 90 minutes of the match, making five clearances, two shot blocks, one interception, three tackles, five ball wins (six attempts), and a passing success rate of 91% (74 completions/81 attempts) in the team’s clean sheet victory.