BVB coach Lucien Favre is considered a wise tactician. But in the top match on Saturday night at Bayern Munich went down his BVB – also because FCB coach Hansi Flick set his team on the spot exactly on the Borussia. We explain the tactical reasons for the 4: 0.
6: 0, 5: 0, 4: 0 – the FC Bayern proves in games against Borussia Dortmund, either Bundesliga summit or German classic called, a sheer merciless continuity. Also this time the BVB went under in Munich, after the omens in the run were completely different.
Bayern: A victory of Hansi Flick
Immediately after the record-breaking champions' 4-0 (1-0) against his supposedly closest opponent, scored by Robert Lewandowski (17 minutes / 76), Serge Gnabry (49) and an own goal by Mats Hummels (80) , the unanimous opinion prevailed in the Allianz Arena: It was a victory for interim coach Hansi Flick. A victory over Dortmund's analyst Lucien Favre.
The Swiss struggled through the catacombs of the Munich stadium long after the end of the game, stopping in front of the reporters to answer questioned questions. What the 62-year-old said after the humiliation of the champions and cup winners was as uninspiring as what his side had tried on the field in the 90 minutes on offense.
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"They pressed us, but we knew that, we had unbelievable ball losses instead of playing simple balls," he told Sky and went to court with his team without real disappointment, real solutions to the mess present.
As he did so, Flick on the other side praised his team, and more importantly, the Bayern stars raved about their new coach, their tactics and leadership.
The boss was rewarded by the bosses, CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge confirmed that Flick remains head coach until the Dusseldorf match (23.11.), President Uli Hoeneb said, and moreover. The fact that once again not a single voice was spoken at this point, became the marginal aspect of the Flick triumph. Because: His reputation in the team was formally tangible.
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Manuel Neuer called him a "human catcher", Leon Goretzka attributed the Badener a "high level of empathy and a good instinct" and Thomas Muller said: "The team has shown that we feel comfortable with his ideas."
Flick's ideas against Favre's perplexity can be summarized as follows: Fast, early and permanent attacking of the opponent while he tries to raise his game, in technical language called pressing and Gegenpressing. As well as high start of the BVB by the outside and center-back, so tight together with compact midfield spaces between the chains. Led by a brilliant David Alaba center-back, reminiscent of a playmaker.
The first fifteen minutes of a wild game proved that the danger was being countered. But Flick went all out. That's not all new in football. But the Bavarians lacked in the past few weeks under Kovac these qualities. And now they put the more perfect. Just so the Dortmund did not seem to have expected. What proved a completely unnerved defensive boss Mats Hummels, as the former Bayer – despite owning even the best BVB player – frustrated first in the direction of the sky, then nowhere and finally ground agitated and motzte.
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"You can not change the world in five days, but he has set at the right points and made the right changes, so big is his share of the two wins," said national player Goretzka about Flick, who actually only temporarily bear the responsibility should. But is it better than a 4-0 against Dortmund?
"We've been trying to focus on the defensive, who's starting who, how we're going, with some aggressiveness and risk, trying to push through and scoring," said Joshua Kimmich in the mixed zone after the win. as if he were still standing on the pitch: "That gave us a lot more high ball wins, we never left Dortmund alone and put them under pressure for more than 90 minutes, we went through that intense game."
For weeks, the self-declared leader had silently passed the reporters, now it was bubbling out of the 24-year-old Swabian formally. Another proof that the Bavarians are swimming free. Safety, self-confidence, self-conception – these were the terms that dominated and probably should not tell the competition anything other than: FC Bayern are back on the field again FC Bayern. Or, to put it in a true style: "Mia san mia."
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Kimmich said: "If you win the ball in the opponent's half, you'll be more likely to take chances and take the audience with you instead of the ball on your own Win sixteen and play off ten field players. "
It's a simple calculation. The Flick obviously brought his specialist staff closer in no time. "He changed the attitude, especially the defensive start-up and how we want to defend, creating a different dynamic on the defensive," Goretzka said, adding: "Especially at the beginning of a game, that is crucial when the intense opening phase is through ball wins is on your side. "
World Champion Muller, who made a good game and prepared the 2-0 shortly after the break, had a really good mood. He told of new confidence by Flick. That the former assistant of national coach Joachim Loew relies on him. Flattering should also be these statements for former coach Kovac not exactly.
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"Even though the Olympiakos game was considered mediocre by the public, in this game we defended ourselves extremely aggressively forward and kept the opponent far away from our goal," said Muller, pushing the corners of his mouth cheekily upwards: "We were all As an outsider, one would say that we wanted more, we were really there. "
Flick remained more objective, in the style of an ingenious tactician who makes himself known as such. "Defend bravely, but all together, to have a good order in a compact organization, with the risk of being played out, but then there is the next one to support you: That gives you confidence," said the 54-year-old at the press conference, visibly relieved that his tricks had been sitting.
Three feet away, Favre had taken his place, but anything but relieved. He had let Jadon Sancho play from the beginning, even though the Englishman had suffered a thigh blow on Tuesday against Inter Milan (3: 2).
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That Favre Sancho then abwatschte even publicly, to express it in the vocabulary of host Munich, the 19-year-old attacker should probably not like.
"He was not injured, just not good, so I changed him," Favre said nonchalantly, creating a construction site with his plain text statement.
"It was too little, too little, we were not there, it was a very, very weak performance," he murmured inwardly to the microphone: "It has been seen: it was too little, too little." Not enough of him against a tactically ingenious Bayern coach Flick.
Without the Mats Hummels screened out in March 2019 together with Thomas Muller and Jerome Boateng, coach Joachim LOw will go into the final two qualifying matches of the German national team for the European Championship 2020.
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