From last Friday’s European Super Cup to today’s German Super Cup, only six days have passed, and there was also an away Bundesliga game with Hoffenheim. In the face of such a dense schedule, Bayern coach Flick performed a certain rotation in the league, and the team suffered a 1-4 loss.
In this game, Sane was determined to be unable to play early due to injury, and Gretzka was also absent due to a back injury. Frick’s choice in the midfield position is to allow Harvey Martinez, who has been re-used in the recent period, to be the queen of Harvey Martinez. Toliso and Kimmich are separated to form an inverted triangle position; Gnabry is placed on the bench. Retained as a backstop, Thomas Muller appeared on the right in the starting lineup.
在这场比赛中，Sane被确定为因伤无法提早比赛，而Gretzka也因背部受伤而缺席。弗里克（Frick）在中场位置的选择是允许最近被重新使用的哈维·马丁内斯（Harvey Martinez）成为哈维·马丁内斯（Harvey Martinez）的女王。 Toliso和Kimmich分开形成一个倒三角位置； Gnabry被放在长凳上。作为支持者，托马斯·穆勒（Thomas Muller）出现在首发阵容的右边。
For Dortmund, the absence of Sancho and Hazard has a great impact on the team. Compared with the first two rounds of the league, coach Favre made a very big adjustment to the team’s frontcourt starter: the formation changed from 3412 to 3421, and the central midfielder partner changed from Bellingham + Witsel to Drey Nie + Dahoud, Guerrero, the best choice for left-wing guards, was put on the bench, while Brandt and captain Royce each ushered in their first official games this season.
Contemporary football, especially the giants, emphasizes the two points of passing and pressing. Nowadays, even many relatively low-ranking teams often leave two central defenders in the penalty area when kicking off the goal, making short passes with the goalkeeper, shifting and splitting the sides. The success rate of a bigfoot kick to the frontcourt is not high, and the long pass that easily leads to the conversion of the ball is gradually lowered when the goal kick is used.
As the two best teams in the Bundesliga, Bayern and Dortmund are naturally very good at controlling the ball. In the Bundesliga last season, Bayern ranked first in possession rate per game, and Dortmund ranked third; in terms of the number of passes per game and the number of successful short passes, Bayern ranked first and Bayern second. At the same time, the total pass success rate of the two teams is 86.9%, tied for the highest in the league.
Corresponding to the backcourt conduction is a high position press: when your backcourt is in control of the ball, it is not easy to take the risk that may lead to the change of the ball, and when the opponent is attracted to grab the ball, it will attack the weak area of the opponent by transferring the ball or through the ball; When the opponent is in possession of the ball in the backcourt, he actively presses on the press, does not let the opponent feel comfortable with the ball, and seeks the opportunity to switch the ball, so that a counterattack can be initiated on the spot. The fierce collision of the two ideas is exactly the common confrontation on the football field today.
Looking at the five goals in this game, in fact, most of them are closely related to the possession of the ball and the conversion of offense and defense.
First goal: From Bayern defending a corner kick in their own half, to Toliso finally finishing the goal, the whole process is only 15 seconds. The offensive and defensive sides switch, using speed and transfer the ball to counterattack. In this process, Bayern only had four legs to pass (Davis-Comment-Müller-Levin Tolisso), from left to center, from center to right, from right to center, concise and efficient.
In fact, "ball possession" and "counterattack" are by no means two opposing concepts. In the concept of a team, the two can go hand in hand. A strong team must always learn to play with the possession of the ball. The defense is always passive. No matter how weak it is, it is difficult for a weak team to stick to the penalty area. When pressed, it is also the time for the opponent to counterattack. .
The second ball: Bayern passed patiently for nearly a minute, from back to front, from left to right, constantly pulling the opponent's defense, and finally Davis made a pass to help Mueller score the goal far.
Third goal: Bayern's backcourt transmission was interrupted, and Harland assisted Brandt to score.
Fourth goal: Bayern's weak pass from the backcourt, Akandi interfered with Lewandre's retracement to take the ball successfully, and Delaney by his side assisted Harland with a single goal.
Fifth goal: Dortmund's midfielder's possession of the ball was broken, and Kimmich intercepted the ball and passed it to Lewand to advance himself, and then received Lewandary to pass the goal.
As a young center that has attracted the attention of all Europe, Harland's performance in this game is very impressive. On the offensive end, he withdrew the ball many times to seek cooperation, and also showed very good speed and impact. The 25 touches in the game were all over the team's frontcourt, first assisting Brandt to score, and then scoring solo. Had it not been for Neuer's bravery, Harland would have seized another similar single-handed opportunity to complete the hat trick.
And Lewand, who is 12 years older than Haaland, performed well in this field, with 35 touches even higher than Haaland. Although he did not directly score goals or assists in the account, Tolisso and Kimmich’s goals were all made by him in the final pass, but they did not directly kick the ball into the goal after receiving the ball, so strictly In a sense, these two assists can not be counted as Lewand. But on the "Kicker" website, which has relatively loose statistical requirements, Lewann really took the two assists into account.
The reason why Bayern under Frick won the second triple crown in team history with a sweeping trend last season was designed to suit Bayern. The perfect combination of control and pressing is the most critical factor.
But in this summer window, the team only introduced a good player Sane, but lost one after another Perisic, Thiago, Coutinho three key players. In particular, Thiago's departure greatly reduced the team's midfield control. Coupled with the impact of the intensive schedule on physical fitness, the team had to perform some rotations.
In this game alone, Bayern still has the advantage of possession rate (57% vs. 43%), but in fact, it can be seen that the strength of the frontcourt is not the same as last season. This can be considered as Free Compromise with reality. In fact, the high-position press requires extremely high physical fitness for the players, and it is impossible to run through the entire court. It also requires the tacit understanding and unified action between the players. It is also a good way to appropriately reduce the time ratio of high-position pressing, reclaim the front line in some time periods, and fight with relatively low-cost ball control.
Of course, Bayern’s current lineup is still too small, and it urgently needs to step up its signings in the transfer market, otherwise it will be more difficult to cope with this season’s intensive schedule.
People like Reina and Bellingham, of course, have different talents and unlimited prospects, but at the moment they don't have the strength to act as the absolute main force, and direct promotion is likely to encourage them. A better way is to start with the rotation of players, continue to improve with the team, and grow in a relatively relaxed environment.
Dortmund's starter in this game has changed a lot from the previous games. Especially with the two absolute main players of Witsel and Guerrero on the bench, Favre seems to be paying more attention to the league matchup with Freiburg two days later. The team's soul Royce started in an official game for the first time this season, and he is obviously still looking for state through the game.
Judging from the content of the game, Bayern and Dortmund are not in the best state, and both sides have made many unnecessary mistakes. But overall, there is no shortage of goals in this German Super Cup, which is wonderful.
Whether it is for Bayern who won the championship or Dortmund who lost the championship, the 2020-21 season is very special and the competition is also extremely dense. Some of the problems exposed at the moment should not be concealed by two victories. The team must work hard to solve them and work together to continuously improve.