Bayern Munich: Jamal Musiala shines for Germany against England

Bayern Munich midfielder Jamal Musiala delivered a fine performance for Germany against England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
Bayern Munich midfielder Jamal Musiala delivered a fine performance for Germany against England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images) /

Germany’s final game before the World Cup in Qatar turned out to be an eventful affair. Hansi Flick’s team fumbled a two-goal lead by conceding three goals in nine minutes during the final quarter of the game. Kai Havertz eventually scored the equaliser for Germany late in the game. There were several positive performances for Germany on Monday, but Bayern Munich’s attacking midfielder Jamal Musiala was the best player on the pitch.

It was a special evening for Musiala as he was starting against England at the Wembley Stadium for the first time in his career. The German midfielder was not fazed by the occasion and produced a scintillating display in a big game.

Hansi Flick decided to use Musiala in the number ten role, occupying space in front of the midfield pivot of Joshua Kimmich and Ilkay Gundogan. He always showed up between the lines for Kimmich and Gundogan to play the pass into him and launch attacking moves. Musiala played a big role in most of the promising attacking moves for Germany.

Musiala’s quick feet helped him to win the penalty for Germany. The teenager pressed aggressively to win the ball in the final third. After winning the ball, he managed to go past Harry Maguire quickly, which induced a foul. The penalty was won by Musiala’s great skill and awareness in the final third.

The youngster was easily beating English players in the center of the park. He managed to complete four out of six attempted dribbles on Tuesday. Musiala was causing all sorts of problems for English midfielders and defense. His decision-making was accurate in most circumstances. (Stats courtesy: FotMob)

Jamal Musiala managed to thrive in a position where Germany relied on Thomas Muller for most of the last decade. Former Bayern defender Lothar Matthaus had big praise for Musiala after the game as he insisted that the youngster should be starting most of the games for Germany from now.

Bayern will be hoping to see Musiala extend his good run of form in October. The German attacking midfielder will be playing a key role in transforming Die Roten’s fortunes in the Bundesliga. The German club is currently on a winless run of four games in the league.

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Apart from Musiala, Kimmich also delivered a solid performance for Germany on Monday. He played a deeper role for Flick’s team and dictated the tempo of the game. Meanwhile, Thomas Muller came on late in the game as Germany was searching for the equaliser.