Bayern Munich players enjoy productive international break

Bayern Munich forward Jamal Musiala celebrating first goal for Germany during the international break. (Photo by NIKOLAY DOYCHINOV/AFP via Getty Images)
Bayern Munich forward Jamal Musiala celebrating first goal for Germany during the international break. (Photo by NIKOLAY DOYCHINOV/AFP via Getty Images) /

The international break finally came to an end on Wednesday and with much to the delight of fans, club football will be back this weekend. Bayern Munich will be travelling to Bayer Leverkusen on weekend in the Bundesliga as they look to bounce back from defeat against Eintracht Frankfurt for two weeks. Before building up towards the big game against Leverkusen, let us look at the brief overview of how Die Roten players fared in the international break.


France was the biggest winner of the international break. The defending World Champions managed to beat Spain in the final of the UEFA Nations League. However, Bayern defenders in the French team didn’t have the best performances in these two games. Lucas Hernandez struggled against Belgium before he was dropped against Spain in the final. He struggled to cope with Romelu Lukaku during the victory against Belgium.

Meanwhile, Pavard struggled to provide the cutting edge in the final third while playing as a wing-back. Dayot Upamecano came on for Raphael Varane in the final, but he committed a mistake that handed lead to Spain. Collectively, all three defenders will be happy with the team’s win, but they will like to forget their individual performances from these two games.


Germany clinched victories against North Macedonia and Romania. It was a memorable international break for Jamal Musiala as he scored his first goal for Germany in the victory against North Macedonia. Thomas Muller and Serge Gnabry also had a very productive break. The former scored one and assisted two goals across two games, while the latter was on the scoresheet against Romania.

Joshua Kimmich, Leon Goretzka, and Niklas Sule started both games. Goretzka bagged the assist for the winner against Romania. Manuel Neuer missed the game against Romania due to injury, but he was back in the goal against North Macedonia. The German captain managed to get a clean sheet to his name in his solitary game in this break.


Austria had a mixed international break as they suffered one win and one defeat during the break. Marcel Sabitzer started both games and scored the decisive second goal in the 2-0 victory against the Faroe Islands. However, the Austrian midfield struggled to make a major impact against Denmark.


Bouna Sarr played his first international game for Senegal after committing allegiance to the country. The 29-year-old full-back started for Senegal in the two victories against Namibia. Much needed playing time for the right-back as he continues to struggle to get in the starting lineup at Bayern.


Josip Stanisic has enjoyed terrific growth on the pitch in the past couple of months. He started for Croatia against Slovakia and Cyprus during the international break. The youngster has firmly established himself second choice right-back in Bavaria, which has eventually helped him to make his debut for Croatia’s senior team.


Alphonso Davies helped Canada to remain unbeaten during this international break. He showed blistering pace while scoring against Panama. Davies shone in both games as Canada managed to beat Panama and held on to a draw against Jamaica.

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Robert Lewandowski had a quieter international break by his high standards as he was not on the scoresheet against San Marino and Albania. The Bavarian faithful will be hoping that the Polish striker was saving the goals for the weekend’s game against Leverkusen.


Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting helped Cameroon to clinch two wins against Mozambique during the international break. The 32-year-old forward continued his recent goalscoring form by grabbing a brace in the first leg against Mozambique.