In what was the last Bundesliga match at Bayern Munich, the Bavarians had a fairly comfortable victory against a team from Wolfsburg. Despite Bayern scoring goals at regular intervals, the game was very intense. Here are the party prizes:
The Wolfsburg goalkeeper had a brilliant game. Despite conceding 4 goals, Casteels is what kept Bayern posting goals in almost double figures today. With a total of six saves in the game, Casteels denied Robert Lewandowski on two crucial occasions before finally awarding Lewy the penalty. The only foot misplaced by Casteels was when he was nearly ejected in the first half by handball, but by a lucky break under sloppy VAR radar today.
The Frenchman had a decent game, scored a goal early in the 4th minute and assisted a Mickaël Cuisance player. While he created 3 opportunities, Coman could have scored again when he missed an absolute tap-in session in front of goal.
Lewandowski could have had a hat-trick and more if it wasn’t for Casteels. Engaged in multiple links throughout the game, Lewy had some beautiful touches, movies, and even helped out in the middle of the park with some crucial heists that helped Bayern retain possession. He finally got his name on the record after outsmarting Casteels from the penalty spot. Six goals below Gerd Müller’s legendary 40-goal record, but an unreal season for the Gran Polo.
Thomas Muller, on the other hand, continued his excellent career, recording his 21st attendance of the season, a league record! Contributing with 5 (!) Key passes and winning 78% (!!) of his duels, Müller was a constant behind Bayern’s attack on the field today before Müllering scored a goal from a Perisic cross in the minute. 79.
What a day in the country for the young Frenchman! After several shots blocked from a similar position in previous games, he finally got his goal from outside the box: a beautifully curved shot that seemed laser-guided to the upper left corner of the goal. His pivots in the middle ran perfectly, succeeding in 5 of 6 dribble attempts. Cuisance also intervened defensively with a total of 5 recoveries made. Despite showing good distribution skills, Cuisance needs to put some work into his pass (82% of successful passes). In short, a promising performance that increases confidence.
After finishing the title two days ago, Bayern could have easily taken this game on, especially after that early goal from Coman. But not for a moment in the game did Bayern seem like the game was not important to them. Already champions, Bayern did not shy away from the Lobos nor did they lower their intensity, creating 7 great possibilities, winning almost 60% of their duels and maintaining 61% possession. The intensity of the races, tackles and the resulting emotions were extremely high. At a time when alleged rivals Dortmund are throwing games, congratulations to Hansi Flick on his first Bundesliga title as head coach and to his boys for their mentality to fight and win the field to the finish. #Mia San Mia