With Harry Kane up front and Kim Min-jae at the back, the Bavarians were a lock to win the rivalry match.
Bayern Munich defeated Dortmund 4-0 in the 10th round of the 2023-24 Bundesliga at the Ziegenaal Iduna Park in Dortmund, Germany, on Friday (Sept. 5). Kim Min-jae started the match and combined with Dayo Upamecano to keep a clean sheet, making it 12 consecutive full-time appearances for the Bavarians. Kane, who started up front, scored a hat trick in the win.
Dortmund came out with a 4-2-3-1 formation. Nicklas Fühlkrug started up front, with Daniel Marlon, Julian Brandt, and Marco Reus in the second line. Salih Özcan and Marcel Zavitser protected the back line. The back four consisted of Julian Luegersson, Niko Schlotterbeck, Mats Hummels, and Marius Wolff. Gregor Kovel wore the goalkeeping gloves.
The visitors lined up in a 4-2-3-1 formation. Kane started up front, followed by Leroy Sane, Jamal Moussaoui, and Kingsley Coman in the second line. Leon Goretzka and Konrad Reimer lined up in the back three. Jozua Kimmich, who was sent off against Darmstadt, did not play. The back four consisted of Alfonso Davies, Kim Min-Jae, Upamecano, and Nusair Mazrouei. Upamecano came in for the recently injured Matthias Der Licht. Manuel Neuer was in goal.
Dortmund attacked early in the first half. In the first minute, Reus won the ball near the Munich box, but Kim Min-jae was quick to react. Kim pressed hard and succeeded in forcing Reus out of the danger zone.
The first goal of the match came just four minutes later. From a Munich corner, Zane sent in a sharp left-footed cross that Upamecano, who was in the box, headed into the back of the net. Dortmund’s players missed Upamecano altogether, allowing the goal to slip through their fingers.
Having taken the lead, Munich threatened Dortmund two minutes later with a powerful strike from Coman. Musalla made a good run to create space, and with the defense focused on him, he slipped the ball to Coman on the flank. Coman beat one defender before firing a powerful right-footed shot, but the ball sailed high over the bar.
With the momentum now evened out, Munich added a ninth goal in the ninth minute. Kane was the man of the match. Munich quickly capitalized on a counterattack. Goretzka drove the ball in from the center and played a through ball to Zane, who was penetrating the back of the flank. Zane played a quick pass to Kane in the center of the box, who slotted the ball into the back of the net. Dortmund conceded two goals in the first nine minutes, signaling that this was going to be a tough game.
Spurred on, Dortmund fought back, capitalizing on a breakaway by Marlon. After a solo run down the left flank, Malone cut inside the box and tried to shoot, but Kim Min-jae was there first to block his angle.
The two teams continued to battle back and forth. As Dortmund continued to build their attack slowly and cautiously, Komang managed to win the ball. Moussa Allah collected the ball just outside the box and played a one-touch pass to Kane. Kane’s shot hit the post and the assistant referee flagged Kane offside.
Munich took the lead again on the strength of this attack. However, Munich was in no hurry. They played the ball carefully in their own half, trying to draw Dortmund out. In the 36th minute, Coman played a roving pass to Goretzka, who was alone in the box. Goretzka took the ball to his chest and unleashed a spectacular bicycle kick that went just wide of the goal.
A minute later, Mazurawi made a good run into the half-space before crossing straight into the box, where Goretzka was once again presented with a chance. Goretzka calmly attempted a header, but it was blocked by Hummels in front of goal.토토사이트
In the 41st minute, Wolfe exchanged passes with Marlon before breaking into the half-space, but Kim Min-jae made a good tackle to deny him. Things were not going well for Dortmund in the first half.
In first-half stoppage time, Dortmund had a crucial chance. Xavier drove the ball into the Munich box, and Brandt, on the left flank, picked it up. Brandt sent a cross in front of the goal, and the ball found its way past Reus and into the path of Marlon. Marlon wasted no time in taking a direct shot, but the ball went just wide of the goal. Dortmund were unable to find the equalizer and went into halftime 0-2 down.
In the second half, Munich immediately knocked on Dortmund’s door. From a corner kick, Goretzka sent in a sharp cross that Kane’s shot was blocked by the physicality of the Dortmund defense. From there, the ball found its way to Mazurawi, who unleashed a powerful shot, but the ball sailed over the bar.
In the fourth minute of the second half, Brandt broke through the center and played a penetrating pass to Royce. However, the pass was intercepted by Kim Min-jae, who was standing in the way. Soon after, another penetrating pass came in, this time to Brandt, but once again, Kim made the right tackle to stop the Dortmund attack.
In the 10th minute of the second half, Dortmund finally got their chance. A pass from Poulkrug found Reus one-on-one with Neuer. However, Neuer made an incredible save to deny Reus’ turning shot. The Dortmund home fans held their heads in their hands.
With Dortmund’s offense stifled, Munich tried to hit back. After a two-on-one between the speedy Mbappe and Zane, Zane unleashed a sharp left-footed shot, but Kovel made a fine save to deny the Bavarians a second goal.
Munich’s counterattack continued, this time with a penetrating pass from Moussaouiallah, who found himself with one defender in front of him. However, Kovel was able to save this one as well.
In the 21st minute, Yusufa Mukoko broke down the flank and found Mmecha near the center of the box. Mmecha took a direct shot at Munich’s goal, but the ball hit the side netting.
Three minutes later, Musiala found the back of the net for Dortmund. Kane was offside as he cut in before Musiala’s goal.
However, in the 26th minute, Kane scored the game-winner. After a 2-on-1 pass, Coman broke down the right flank and sent in a grounded cross that Kane, who was in front of goal, simply slotted home. The score was 3-0 and the game was tilted in Munich’s favor.
Kane completed his hat-trick in stoppage time to seal the deal. Aleksandar Pavlovic went down and tried to pass to Kane, and when he was one-on-one with the ball, Kane simply slotted it into the back of the net for his third goal of the night. It was Kane’s second hat-trick in as many league games, following his hat-trick against Darmstadt the day before. The Bavarians went on to win the match 4-0 behind Kane’s hat trick.
The win gives Munich 26 points and solidifies their second place in the league behind leaders Leverkusen, who have 28 points. Dortmund, on the other hand, suffered their first league loss of the season and remain in fourth place in the league behind third-place Stuttgart.
Meanwhile, Kim Min-jae has been a source of concern for fans after his poor performance in the second round of the Pokal against Saarbrücken. With Der Licht and Upamecano picking up injuries in quick succession, he was left to defend Munich’s backline on his own. The concerns were confirmed against Saarbrücken. Kim made a critical passing error on Saarbrücken’s equalizer. In the subsequent play, he also missed a tackle, giving the opposition a better chance. It was definitely an uncharacteristic performance. Saarbrücken would go on to score the game-winning goal against Munich and pull off the ‘Giant Killing’.
After the game, coach Thomas Tuchel criticized Kim directly. “It was definitely not a good decision on his part,” Tuchel said, referring to the conceded goal. For Kim, it was unfair. He had recently been playing full-time and had appeared to have reached his physical limits in the last month of domestic A matches.
However, as if on cue, he showed off his flawless defense in the ‘der Klassiker’. After the match against Dortmund, soccer stats site Footmob gave Kim a 7.5 rating, and he had a total of 97 touches of the ball on the day, with a passing success rate of 91%. The highest rated player for both teams in the match was Kane, who scored a hat trick and earned a 9.7 rating.