‘Monster’ Kim Min-jae reignites Walcott performance…’Goalless’ Munich thrashes Bochum 7-0 ‘Kane scores 3 goals, adds 2 assists’
Kim Min-jae put in another monster performance.
Bayern Munich cruised to a 7-0 victory over Bochum in the fifth round of the 2023-24 German Bundesliga at the Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany, at 10:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday. With the win, the Bavarians added three points to their tally and leapfrogged Stuttgart into first place.
For this match, Thomas Tuchel made one change to his center back combination. Kim Min-jae remained in the starting lineup, but Matthias der Licht started in place of Dayo Upamecano. It was the first time the duo had started together all season.
The right fullback spot also went to Nusair Mazrouei instead of Konrad Reimer. Instead, Reimer moved into Leon Goretzka’s old spot in central midfield. Eric Maxime Choupo-Moting started in Jamal Musiala’s place.
Key reserves Alfonso Davies, Joshua Kimmich, Leroy Sane, Kingsley Coman, and Harry Kane also started.
Munich had the first chance of the game just 35 seconds into the match. Coman whipped in a sharp cross from the left and Choupo-Moting produced a powerful header that was saved by the goalkeeper.
After swallowing her disappointment, Chupo-Moting didn’t waste her second chance. Four minutes into the first half, Der Licht, who was given his first start in a long time, played a good pass to Kane, who was holding up the front. Kane’s touch was a little shaky, but Sane made a good move to take over the ball.
Sane played a perfect pass to Coman, who found himself in space, and he didn’t have to work too hard to find Choupo-Moting. Choupo-Moting comfortably slotted the ball into an empty net for the 1-0 lead.
Kim Min-jae has been on a tight schedule, but he looked in better shape than usual. In the sixth minute of the first half, when the pressure was loosened, he showed a momentary flash of his Napoli days, driving the ball forward himself.
In the 12th minute, Munich widened the gap. Davies received a pass from Kim Min-jae, who turned and broke free. Davies used his long legs to advance quickly. There was no defense against Davis at all.
The Bochum defense, unable to contain Davies, failed to clear the ball properly and the ball was unlucky to find its way to Kane. Inside the penalty box, Kane opened the scoring with a powerful shot.
Three minutes later, Kane had another perfect scoring opportunity. The buildup started with Kane, and Munich quickly moved forward. Sane set up Kane with a great chance, but uncharacteristically for Kane, his shot went wide.
Munich’s first real threat came in the 22nd minute. Christopher Antoine Adjayi cut in from the left and sent in a cross that Kim Min-jae momentarily lost sight of Takuma Asano. The cross didn’t get to Asano’s feet and the goal was saved.
Munich then briefly ceded the initiative to Bochum. Kim Min-jae’s defensive one-man show was on display. Every time Bochum sent a forward pass, Kim was there to intercept it, proving why Tuchel has kept him in the starting lineup.
Munich had another chance on the counterattack. In the 27th minute of the first half, after a successful defense by Kim Min-jae, Munich quickly went on the counterattack. Choupo-Moting distributed a pass to an onrushing Coman. Coman tried to score himself, but his shot went just wide of the goal.
Munich scored their third goal. In the 28th minute, Kimmich distributed a corner well and Der Licht opened the scoring with a powerful header. The game was completely tilted in Munich’s favor.
Kim Min-jae’s defense stood out again. In the 32nd minute, Bochum won a corner kick, which Kim cleared with his head. Bochum picked up the second ball and tried to attack again, but Kim made a crucial cut to deny them.
Munich didn’t let up on the attack. In the 35th minute, it was Kane again, this time dropping down and playing a sharp pass to Choupo-Moting. Choupo-Moting’s shot was saved by the goalkeeper. Bochum’s concentration faltered after the third goal 토토사이트.
In the 38th minute, no one was able to stop Kane, who came down the middle. Kane comfortably slipped a pass to Sane. Bochum didn’t even bother to defend around Sane, and the result was a fourth goal.
In first-half stoppage time, Bochum tried a cross from the right for the first time in a long time, but again Kim Min-jae was there to block it. Bochum tried to use Asano’s lateral movement and speed to their advantage, but they couldn’t get their offense going as Kim was blocked every time. The first half came to an end.
Der Licht was replaced by Upamecano at halftime. Munich continued to push forward in the second half. In the fifth minute of the second half, despite Bochum’s outnumbered defense, a passing play went well. Kane collected and finished, but his shot was weak.
Bochum shot themselves in the foot. In the eighth minute of the second half, a silly passing error in the buildup led to an interception by Choupo-Moting and a penalty kick awarded when Ivan Ordetz blocked Choupo-Moting’s shot with his hand. Kane stepped up to take the spot kick and converted with ease.
There was no mercy for the Munich players. In the 14th minute of the second half, they tried a counterattack, this time with Coman driving the ball forward himself. Coman tried his luck, but his shot went wide of the post. Bochum kept sending passes to Asano, but he couldn’t get past Kim Min-jae at all.
Munich pushed for a sixth goal. In the 24th minute, Sane played a pass to Mazurawi. Mazurawi cut it back to the center of the box, where Frans Kraczyk unleashed a powerful shot that was saved by the goalkeeper. From the ensuing corner, Choupo-Moting’s header went just over the bar.
The game then entered a brief lull. Bochum tried to attack in an attempt to regain the lead, but Kim Min-jae remained focused and continued to defend. Then came Munich’s sixth goal. In the 36th minute of the second half, Bochum again gave away possession with a silly pass. Kane intercepted the ball and played it to Mathis Thiel. Teller’s sharp shot rattled the net.
Munich pushed it to 7-0. In the 42nd minute, Sane was all alone on a counterattack. He drove into the center of the box and fired a shot that was saved by the goalkeeper, making it 7-0. In the 43rd minute, Mazurawi overlapped and sent in a cross that Kane subtly redirected to complete his hat trick. It was his first hat-trick since joining Munich.
The soccer statistics site Couch Score gave Kim a rating of 7.7. Playing full-time, Kim was in ironclad mode, with 10 clears, 1 ground ball won (1 attempt), 7 aerial balls won (8 attempts), 85 touches, 94% pass success rate (81 attempts, 76 successful), and 100% long pass success rate (3 attempts, 3 successful).
His defense and buildup were flawless. Kim has been on a roll since his move to Munich, but Tuchel continues to put him in the starting lineup and he’s getting stronger every time.
After the game, Tuchel said, “I feel very good. The attitude and approach were correct. It was an important step forward. We know how difficult it can be to play against Bochum. We had to be diligent, but it seemed easier than before. We took advantage of the team’s speed. It was a very consistent and focused performance at a high level, which led to a decisive result.” He praised his players.