Bayern Munich: Takeaways from massive win against Werder Bremen

Bayern Munich players celebrating Mathys Tel's goal against Werder Bremen. (Photo by Stefan Matzke - sampics/Corbis via Getty Images)
Bayern Munich players celebrating Mathys Tel's goal against Werder Bremen. (Photo by Stefan Matzke - sampics/Corbis via Getty Images) /

Bayern Munich ran riot against Werder Bremen in Die Roten’s last home game before the World Cup. The home side managed to put six goals past Ole Werner’s side on Tuesday. The win against Bremer helped Bayern to increase their lead to four points at the top of the points table.

It was a convincing performance from Nagelsmann’s side with a dominating midfield performance from Leon Goretzka and Joshua Kimmich. Serge Gnabry was on fire in front of the goal bagging a hat-trick while Goretzka, Jamal Musiala, and Mathys Tel were also on the scoresheet.

Gnabry’s Brilliance

Serge Gnabry had a game to remember scoring the third Bundesliga hattrick for Bayern. The German winger has nine goals and 10 assists to his name across all competitions. Gnabry’s first goal of the game was a beautiful take the ball fell for him on the left-hand side of the goal just inside the box and he curled the ball around a defender and the goalkeeper into the side netting.  The other two finishes were more about his awareness in the box. After a slow start to the season, Gnabry is picking up form for Die Roten at the right time

Musiala’s maturity in the final third is astounding

Jamal Musiala continued his great form netting by the opener of the game by picking up the ball in the box and sidestepping an opponent before passing it into the back of the net. A goal that showed a high level of composure which is rare at such a young age. The goal against Bremen took his tally in the Bundesliga to nine this season. Along with five assists, Musiala has the most goal contributions in the Bundesliga.

Jamal Musiala has managed 12 goals and 9 Assists in 21 appearances across all competitions which are only topped by 5 players in all of Europe this season. His ability to find the back of the net partnered with his creative play displays the special talent he is and how lucky Bayern are to have him. (Stats courtesy: Transfermarkt)

Mazraoui has great ability going forward

Noussair Mazraoui had a fantastic game for Bayern in his right-back position he had two assists to his name. The Moroccan right-back had a passing accuracy of 96% and created three chances. Going forward on the right-hand side he looked strong on the ball and confident in his passing. He looks settled at Bayern after going through the slow integration process in the team. It wouldn’t be outrageous to say that Mazraoui is the first-choice right-back for Die Roten.  (Stats courtesy: Sofascore)

Kimmich showed his strength in the midfield 

Kimmich and Goretzka seem to be Nagelsmann’s go-to midfield duo and it’s no surprise when you watch them play together. Kimmich dominated the midfield with a 93% passing accuracy, winning six of his nine duals and creating two big chances. So far this season he has had 71 shot-creating actions. The German midfielder provides the ideal base for the attacking players to go ahead and create chances in the final third. Kimmich also shows great defensive awareness to break up play and initiate attacking moves. His consistency is unrivaled in this position and Tuesday was no different.

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Matthijs de Ligt was missed 

The only negative for Bayern in this game was a couple of shaky moments in defense, particularly  Dayot Upamecano seemed less confident without Matthijs de Ligt by his side. The French defender has formed a very solid partnership with de Ligt. Benjamin Pavard has done a good job in central defense over the past three games, but Die Roten do miss de Ligt’s composure at the back.