FC Bayern are close to missing their fourth Audi Cup title but look forward to the Supercup against Borussia Dortmund. A star who has been suffering for a long time after a fault.
Niko Kovac and Bayern are eagerly awaiting the Supercup, even though the win in the home tournament is missed on penalties.
Three days before the fight for the opening title of the new season against Borussia Dortmund, Munich was to defeat Champions League finalists Tottenham Hotspur 5: 6 (2: 2, 0: 1) on penalties . After defeating Fenerbahce 6-1 on penalties and coaching Kovac the day before, German soccer champion Fiete Arp (61st minute) and Alphonso Davies (81st) missed their fourth overall victory in the Audi Cup. Jérôme Boateng shot decisively.
Kingsley Coman, who had been injured several times in the past, was able for a moment to join the killing. After a foul, the Frenchman left five minutes after his replacement.
"We are well prepared, we have to go to Dortmund on Saturday, it's going to be a hot dance, and we hope to win a title for ourselves," said goalkeeper Sven Ulreich after the break for Manuel Neuer after shooting session on ZDF. "We played very well, especially with the boys," said the goalkeeper. "Bayern can be proud of having such guys."
After five preparatory matches against well-known international opponents, Saturday's prestigious duel (20h30 / ZDF) really begins with the national rivals. "You will see where we are," said Leon Goretzka, member of the national team. "I'm really in the game." David Alaba is already hoping for "a big year" in German football. After the Supercup is still a short training camp in Tegernsee, before the Munich Cup Cottbus and league start against Hertha BSC are needed.
The last test before the BVB showdown made little sense in front of 67,500 spectators, as Kovac had almost replaced all of the starting eleven compared to the previous day. The Croatian, who was criticized Tuesday by CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge for his poker optimism for Leroy Sané, left only Captain Manuel Neuer and Niklas Süle in the starting lineup.
In addition to professionals such as newcomers Benjamin Pavard and Arp, several amateur and junior footballers such as Alexander Nollenberger and Ryan Johansson joined the group. Serge Gnabry and Javi Martínez, slightly beaten, were warned as a precaution. Joshua Kimmich and Goretzka were allowed to breathe.
"With the fitness stand and the joke" Kovac is happy just before the first emergency. And with the use of the 47-year-old was against Tottenham also agree. Funny, fans, some whistling loudly during the break, would have liked more finesse. There were not as many as Real Madrid's 5: 3 in the match for third place against Istanbul.
After several changes, the Bavarians continued to fight honestly, but the recovery was not enough, even after taking more professional power. Tottenham scored goals for Erik Lamela (19 minutes) and Christian Eriksen (59).
The Munichers do not want to comment on poker for the Royal Sané staff. "Neither the optimistic statements nor the pessimistic statements help us there," Rummenigge explained. His coach too optimistic ("I'm very confident, I guess we can have"), he blamed. Kovac is even excused during a phone call to Pep Guardiola, coach of Sané Club Manchester City. There is the contract of the national player until June 2021.