Frankfurt wins the ball high in counterpressing and Lindstrøm pulls into the box on the right. The Dane puts the ball past Davies and then seeks contact to provoke a penalty kick, but in the end simply falls down without touching it. And so there is no penalty.
There is still nothing to see from Mario Götze in his Bundesliga comeback after more than 800 days. However, this applies to the entire Eintracht offensive. In addition, the 2014 world champion always has two men from Munich on his heels when the ball comes close to him.
The SBU continues to play with fire on the defensive. This time Musiala is not properly attacked and is allowed to march into the sixteen, but can only shoot to the side netting from a tight angle from the left.
The new Bundesliga season is off to a great start! There has been a real fire in here since the first second. Strong Bavarians have already been successful twice, the home side failed on aluminum.
This time Eintracht almost has a suitable answer ready! After a nice counterattack in the penalty area, Knauff initially hesitated for too long, but took out a corner. The comes from the left on the far post, where Tuta climbs up and cracking the ball heads to the left post!
Tooor for Bayern Munich, 0:2 by Benjamin Pavard
Now it happened! After a corner from the right, the Hessians didn’t get the ball cleared and after Müller was initially blocked, the ball ended up with Benjamin Pavard. The Frenchman has far too much space eight meters in front of goal and hits the dry half-height in the left corner.
Munich presses on the second goal! Dayot Upamecano steps forward and marches to the right into the pits, only to drop across to Müller. The 32-year-old is also stuck with his degree.
Frankfurt are looking for a quick answer and make a little progress on the left for the first time, but Kostić’s cross goes straight to Neuer. FCB then countered, but Gnabry shot a defender from 18 meters after a Musiala cross pass.
Tooor for Bayern Munich, 0:1 by Joshua Kimmich
The dream start for Bayern is perfect! After a pluck by Ndicka against Müller, there is a free kick for the guests in a half-right position 25 meters from the goal. Everyone expects a cross, including Eintracht keeper Kevin Trapp. But Joshua Kimmich has something else in mind and chases the ball right past the poorly positioned wall flat into the short corner. Trapp takes a long time, but can’t get close.
Bayern are up to speed straight away and have already put the hosts under pressure in their own penalty area. Frankfurt is not in the game at all and only busy defending.
FCB pushes energetically and gets the first corner kick of the season. But this is delayed slightly at first, because it smokes a little bit in the SGE curve. Then Upamecano comes to the headball after Kimmich corner, but clearly misses the box.
And now the new Bundesliga season is officially open! Bayern Munich kicked off in red, Eintracht Frankfurt played in black and white.
Then there is a minute’s silence for Hansi Weilbächer. The Eintracht legend died a few days before this opening game at the age of 88.
Things are slowly but surely getting serious in Deutsche Bank Park! Of course, the Frankfurt fans gave their team a frenetic welcome in the first official home game after the Europa League triumph. Then the national anthem, sung by Carolin Niemczyk, sounds first.
The Bundesliga opener will be led by the experienced referee Deniz Aytekin. Christian Dietz and Eduard Beitinger are assisting on the sidelines and Sören Storks is responsible for the video evidence.
Julian Nagelsmann took the same line. “I’m looking forward to the start with great anticipation,” said the FCB coach, adding: “Friday evening, the start of the season, it will be a good game.” The Reds showed in the first half of the Supercup on Saturday that his team will be able to outplay an opponent again this season. “We were able to get a lot out of the game against Leipzig, it was very valuable,” said Nagelsmann, who sees no problem in Robert Lewandowski’s departure: “We could become more variable. Everyone has to take on more responsibility. Everyone has to move more. “
Eintracht coach Oliver Glasner expects a “tricky task” against Bayern, who have not lost on the first day of the game since 2011. The Austrian himself didn’t know how to solve this until the very end. “We sit down with the analysts, let our heads smoke – and white smoke will rise on Friday,” said Glasner in the run-up to the game. In any case, anticipation prevails on the Frankfurt side. “We’re happy that it’s starting! Friday evening, prime time, against the reigning German champions – football heart, what more could you want,” said the SBU coach.
In addition to the injured Leon Goretzka, the guests also have to watch Kingsley Coman, who is also serving a suspension from the past season. In the meantime, of course, the newcomers are also the focus at FCB. Above all, world star Mané, who moved from Liverpool to Säbener Straße, and defender Matthijs de Ligt, who came from Juventus Turin but is currently on the bench. Center forward Mathys Tel (Stade Rennes), right-back Noussair Mazraoui and midfielder Ryan Gravenberch (both Ajax Amsterdam) are also new to the Bayern jersey and have to watch for now.
The hosts have done a lot in terms of personnel in the season after the sensational Europa League coup. In addition to the coup with world champion Mario Götze, on whom all eyes are of course on today in the duel with his ex-club, the Hessians were able to lure a seasoned striker from Leverkusen to the Main in Lucas Alario. Jens Petter Hauge has now been signed by AC Milan after being loaned out last year. In addition, the SBU has brought some promising talents such as 21-year-old Hrvoje Smolcic from KNK Rijeka to Frankfurt, who, however, has to watch today due to a ban from the previous season.
Let’s take a quick look at the line-ups: Julian Nagelsmann is sending exactly the same eleven into the race that laid the foundation for the Supercup. So Mané starts again and storms next to Gnabry, all other newcomers are initially on the bench. In the SGE there is a change compared to the cup game in Magdeburg. In midfield, Sebastian Rode starts alongside Mario Götze, another ex-Munich player, but Daichi Kamada rotates to the bench.
Both teams have made a strong impression in preparation for this Bundesliga season. Frankfurt remained unbeaten in all friendlies and celebrated a confident 4-0 win in the first round of the cup at second division promoted 1. FC Magdeburg, where newcomer Götze already impressively pulled the strings. Bayern meanwhile impressed in the 5: 3 spectacle in the Supercup against RB Leipzig, especially offensively over long stretches and have already bagged the first title of the season.
Less than three months after the last game of the 21/22 season, the ball is already rolling again in the Bundesliga. Due to the upcoming World Cup in Qatar in winter, the German elite class starts unusually early after a short summer break. And the start could hardly be crisper in many respects. The reigning Europa League winner welcomes the reigning German champions. Two of the most exciting transfers of the summer will also be presented at the same time. Bundesliga returnee Mario Götze meets his former club with star attacker Sadio Mané in Eintracht dress.
Hello and welcome to the 2022/23 Bundesliga season! As usual, the defending champion opens the new season and of course that is once again FC Bayern Munich. At 8:30 p.m., the record champions will make a guest appearance at Eintracht Frankfurt.