Bayern Munich: Young defenders rightly annoyed with team after loss

MUNICH, GERMANY - APRIL 25: Niklas Suele (L-R), Sebastian Rudy, Franck Ribery and Robert Lewandowski
MUNICH, GERMANY - APRIL 25: Niklas Suele (L-R), Sebastian Rudy, Franck Ribery and Robert Lewandowski /

Young Bayern Munich defenders Joshua Kimmich and Niklas Sule are rightly annoyed with their teammates after their 2-1 loss to Real Madrid.

Bayern Munich fell victim to Real Madrid once again yesterday, losing the first leg of the semi-final tie 2-1 at home. This loss came after Bayern dominated their visitors for the majority of the match. The Bavarians looked much the better side, but wasted chances and gifted goals meant die Roten left the field ultimately disappointed.

Things were all looking good after 30 minutes. Joshua Kimmich had just put his team up 1-0 after a smartly taken shot from the right side of the box. However, that was the only chance Bayern on which Bayern were able to capitalize by the end of the night.

Kimmich, after his goal, continued to play a great game for Bayern Munich. Along with James Rodriguez — who provided the assist for his goal — he was the German’s best player on the night.

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His fellow young German international, Niklas Sule, also played a key role in yesterday’s match. He replaced Jerome Boateng after 33 minutes and did well to snuff out all Real Madrid attacks that came his way. The German giant shared his thoughts on the disappointing result after the match (via Goal):

"“Nobody could have moaned if we won this match 5-2.“I think I never saw Real Madrid this weak in a match in Munich.”"

Joshua Kimmich shared similar thoughts on the match with his compatriot. The right-back, though, felt Bayern Munich could have won by an even larger margin.

"“I’d go with 7-2.“I think you’ve seen the game too. We have two or three more chances in the first half, and in the second half Franck Ribery had a few more. I can not list all the chances, but there were six to seven good ones.”"

Clearly the two young defenders are annoyed with their attack for wasting so many clear chances. And rightly so. Robert Lewandowski was abysmal. The Pole should have left the match with a few goals.

Franck Ribery, though he catches a break for remaining hard-working throughout and creating several chances, similarly should have left the match with at least one goal.

The Bayern defense did their part for the majority of the match. Their visitor’s goals came from silly mistakes by individual players, but neither Kimmich nor Sule were at fault for either of those. They both stepped up when it mattered most. It was the veteran stars who let the team down.

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At the end of the day, going down 2-1 is not the worst possible result. They still head into next week’s match at the Santiago Bernabeu with a significant disadvantage, but a win is possible. Bayern Munich will need all players, though, to step up and perform at the highest level if they’re to have any chance.