FC Bayern Munich: Marcel Sabitzer in Augsburg bankruptcy underground – Bundesliga

Kimmich replacement Marcel Sabitzer (27) is simply not in his old form. In the 1: 2 defeat against Augsburg, the newcomer from Leipzig disappointed across the board (came for 15 million euros in the summer).


Sabitzer played underground (BILD rating 6), was too far away from Pedersen in the 0: 1, and lost the ball lightly before the 0: 2.

Julian Nagelsmann (34): “Sabi has not yet reached his performance limit. It is extremely high quality. It would have been a top game for him. In this position he has already played very good games in Leipzig against a similar system of the opponent, with similar rooms that he can play much better. In the end, you can always lose a ball. But it’s about how we react to it. There is a lot of fingers crossed and hope that the others will still defend it. “

In terms of all three competitions, it was only the Austrian’s third starting line-up at his new club. In his total of twelve competitive appearances in Bayern dress, he was not even involved in a goal. A poor record.

Just a matter of the head? “It works like that,” said Nagelsmann after the bankruptcy.

Possible reasons for Sabitzer’s bumpy start:

In Leipzig, the midfielder missed part of the preparation due to a thigh injury. As a result, he came to Munich with a training deficit, where he first did build-up training for the adductors and then extra fitness shifts.

After that, Sabitzer couldn’t get past Kimmich and Goretzka and sat on the bench seven times in a row. Even in games like against the bottom of the table Fürth.

He’s not acting fast enough in his actions on the pitch. The passes take a second too long, his position is sometimes not perfect and, like the mistakes he made before the goals conceded in Augsburg, he is sometimes inattentive. The variant after his replacement – with Goretzka on six and Musiala next to it or in front of it – worked much better.

The ex-Leipziger is integrated in the team. He gets along well with Niklas Süle (26) in training, but doesn’t have a big buddy in Munich. National team colleague David Alaba (29) went to Real …

There is still a lot of potential!


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Kimmich was absent from the defeat against Augsburg. Reason: he had to be in corona quarantinePhoto: CHRISTOF STACHE / AFP

Sabitzer had slipped into the starting line-up for Kimmich because the unvaccinated national player had to be quarantined because of direct contact with a suspected corona case.




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