Bayern Munich international break roundup- September 2019

BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Serge Gnabry of Germany celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifier match between Northern Ireland and Germany at Windsor Park on September 9, 2019 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan - UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Serge Gnabry of Germany celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifier match between Northern Ireland and Germany at Windsor Park on September 9, 2019 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan - UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images) /

Bayern Munich players had an impressive international break as they delivered impressive performances for their countries.

The first international break of 2019/20 season came to an end on Tuesday. Bayern Munich was very well represented during this int’l break. Niko Kovac will be pleased to see the way his players performed for their respective national teams. Here is a complete low down on the Die Roten players’ performances during this int’l break.


Germany had mixed results during the international break. The 2014 World Cup winners suffered a 4-2 defeat against Netherlands despite starting the game on the front foot. They rectified the tactical errors against Northern Ireland this week and cruised to a 2-0 victory.

Manuel Neuer was not flawless in these two games, but the defensive setup didn’t exactly help him in the game against Netherlands. Niklas Sule also endured a tough game against Dutch as Ronald Koeman’s team kept on penetrating German defense in this game.

Joshua Kimmich was used in the midfield during these international games. The German was tidy on the ball and kept on spraying some good passes from the deeper role. Leon Goretzka missed both the games due to thigh injury. Serge Gnabry meanwhile was the most impressive Bayern player for Germany in these two games. The 23-year-year old forward was threatening in the final third and eventually managed to get on the scoresheet against both teams.


Spain managed to pick up all the six points during their Euro qualifier games against Romania and Faroe Islands. Thiago Alcantara was an unused substitute in the game against Romania. He started against Faroe Islands and capped off an impressive performance with two assists in this game. The Spanish midfielder has endured a mixed start to the season at Bayern, so a positive performance for Spain will help him in gaining momentum ahead of some big games this month.


There were routine wins for France in this international break as they cruised in the games against Albania and Andorra. Kingsley Coman made a fantastic return to the French national team. The 23-year-old winger bagged braces against Albania and Andorra. An extra bit of responsibility at Bayern has helped Coman to improve his performances for France.

Corentin Tolisso also marked his return to French team with two complete display in the center of the park. He is slowly getting back into his best form after being out for one season due to a serious knee injury. Benjamin Pavard and Lucas Hernandez had a fairly decent outing against Albania. The latter notched up an assist in this game and also won the penalty in the first half only for Antoinne Griezmann to miss the target from the spot. Didier Deschamps decided to rest these two French defenders for the game against Andorra.

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Croatia strengthened their hold at the top of Group E as they put four past Slovakia at the end of last week. Ivan Perisic managed to get himself on the scoresheet in this game. The second game of this international break was a trip away to Azerbaijan. The World Cup runners up had to satisfy for one point in this game. Perisic showed his immense work-rate in both these games but found it difficult to score against the stubborn defense of Azerbaijan.


Austria remains third in the Group G of Euro qualifier but managed to clinch an emphatic 6-0 win over Latvia. David Alaba started on the left flank for Austria in this game. He failed to contribute in the goals in this game but played a key role in their 0-0 draw against Poland. In terms of results, this was a sound international break for Austria. They remain in touching distance with the top position in their group.


After his recent exploits with Bayern, Robert Lewandowski found it difficult to score for his national team. Poland delivered a disappointing performance in the first game as they suffered a 2-0 defeat against Slovenia last weekend. They also found it difficult to score against Austria in their home conditions. However, these two results didn’t affect their position in Group G as they lead the table by two points.


Brazil had a disappointing international break as they failed to win their friendly games against Colombia and Peru. Philippe Coutinho started in the game against Colombia and played a crucial role in the team’s second goal. The Brazilian failed to get himself on the scoresheet but looked tidy on the ball during this game. However, the former Liverpool forward struggled against Peru on Tuesday as Brazil suffered a 1-0 defeat in Los Angeles on Tuesday.


Canada managed to win both their games during this international break. They faced Cuba twice in CONCACAF Nations League during the past seven days. In the home leg, Canada demolished Cuba by scoring six goals. Alphonso Davies failed to find the net in this game despite having some bright moments in the final third. The 19-year-old winger was rewarded for perseverance in the second leg as he scored a fine individual goal. This goal eventually helped Canada to clinch a narrow 1-0 win over Cuba.

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Most of the international players will return to Bayern Munich in buoyant mood after managing to get positive results with their countries. This bodes well for the defending champions ahead of the tough game against RB Leipzig at Allianz Arena on Saturday.