Bayern Munich: Key takeaways from emphatic home win against Freiburg

Bayern Munich players celebrate Leroy Sane's goal against Freiburg.(Photo by CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP via Getty Images)
Bayern Munich players celebrate Leroy Sane's goal against Freiburg.(Photo by CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP via Getty Images) /

Bayern Munich continued to build momentum in the Bundesliga with good performances and results. The defending champions extended their unbeaten run to three games since the international break with an emphatic victory against Freiburg at Allianz Arena. Bayern delivered a ruthless performance on Sunday to move second in the points table.

It was a satisfying performance for Die Roten since they managed to keep a clean sheet and score five goals. Moreover, there were several positive individual performances at Allianz Arena. Before turning our attention towards the DFB Pokal clash against Augsburg on Wednesday, let us look at key takeaways from the victory against Freiburg.

Good distribution of goals in the team

Despite the departure of Robert Lewandowski in the summer, Bayern Munich has scored the most goals in the Bundesliga this season. They are currently averaging three goals per game in the league. Lewandowski used to do the bulk of scoring for Die Roten, but goals are much more evenly distributed across the team.

Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and Marcel Sabitzer were on the scoresheet against Freiburg. Both players are fighting for opportunities in the team, so the best way to get more chances is by scoring goals. The lack of a natural number nine has made sure that Bayern is much more fluid in the attack. Midfielders and defenders are chipping with goals. Having more players contributing with goals makes Die Roten an even more dangerous team.

Leroy Sane taking more responsibility in the final third

Bayern Munich needed other forwards to take more responsibility in the final third this season after Lewandowski joined Barcelona in the summer. Leroy Sane is one of the two forwards from last season that has stepped up this season, Jamal Musiala is the other.

The German winger has been very productive in the final third for Bayern. He came up with a goal and an assist against Freiburg, taking his tally to 13 goals and assists for the season across all competitions. Most importantly, Sane already has ten goals to his name. The German forward is stepping up for Die Roten at the right time. His injury is a big blow to Bayern, but Sane deserves all plaudits for a fantastic season until now.

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Bayern starting games aggressively once again

The first three league games of the season saw Bayern starting the game on the front foot. The Bavarian club pressed aggressively and forced turnovers in the final third. This crucial particular aspect of Die Roten’s performances went missing in September. However, Julian Nagelsmann has managed to bring the same aggressive approach after the international break.

Die Roten started on the front foot against Freiburg on Sunday. They scored the early goal and went for the kill instead of taking the foot off the pedal. Barring the trip against Dortmund, Bayern has made a strong start to games. It will be intriguing to see if there is a drop off in the intensity during the next few weeks as we get closer to the World Cup.