Gnabry hit two combos, Lewandowski was the icing on the cake, Bayern Munich defeated Lyon and reached the Champions League final. In the first half of the game, Bayern's defense was faltered by Lyon's counterattack, and Frick's high-position press approach met unprecedented challenges. Ecamby’s shot from the center post changed the trend of the game. Gnabry’s inside attack accurately hit the short board of Lyon’s defense, opening the door to victory for the Bundesliga giants.
Both teams performed very well in the quarter-finals, and neither Frick nor Rudy Garcia changed the established first team. In the process of creating 29 unbeaten games in all competitions, Bayern Munich's main lineup configuration has become more stable. After the UEFA Champions League resumed work, Flick did not rotate, and the main players were heavily loaded. Although they had one more day off than their opponents, Bayern could not maintain the high point in this campaign, and the loss in the opening stage is reasonable.
In a series of matches after the Bundesliga resumed work, Frankfurt, Leverkusen and Dortmund all chose to use high positions to press against Bayern. In the absence of Thiago, Bayern relied on the strength of the team to resolve opponents' oppression and made more pass mistakes. After Thiago's "come back", Bayern had strong points in the backcourt that were good at handling the ball and combing as support. The entire offense moved forward more smoothly. Neither Chelsea nor Barcelona chose to risk pressure. Lyon also focused on the defense. In the own half, use the speed and impact of the two forwards to fight back.
There is a switch from 352 to 343 in Lyon's formation. The team's left-sided combination is more aggressive. Marsal, who is a wing back, can put pressure on the top, Oyal can top the position of winger/coster, and Cole The inner wings provide assistance. Bayern has a clear right-leaning in the offense. Muller came to the wing to meet Kimmich, and Gretzka, who was on the right side of the double midfielder, was able to penetrate the penalty area from the ribs.
Lyon stocks heavy troops in the middle, and the counterattack is more from the two wings. Oyar is outstanding, and Kacre on the other side can also instigate an offense. Depay and Ekham can all rush behind and pull sides to respond. Bayern’s right-leaning offensive can suppress Lyon’s left side on the one hand, and mobilize the Lyon line of defense on the other hand, “clearing” the left channel and creating space for Alfonso Davis. The Lyon line of defense has excellent air superiority and confrontation capabilities. Bayern need to mobilize more forces to put pressure on the penalty area. If Kimmich and Muller can continuously send the crosses, Perisic from far away can enter the penalty area to cooperate with Lewandre. Dovsky grabs some points.
The problem that Bayern encountered in the offense was that it could not find a way to penetrate the penalty area. When the offensive rounded back to the left, Perisic and Alfonso Davis lacked a contact point to get the ball in the ribs. . Bayern's left-sided offensive failed to give the opponent enough damage, and Lyon launched a counterattack from the right. The 20-year-old Kacre played the role of the offensive and defensive transition hub.
拜仁在进攻中遇到的问题是，它无法找到穿透禁区的方法。当进攻回合向左转时，佩里西奇和阿方索·戴维斯（Alfonso Davis）缺乏联系，无法将球扑向肋骨。 。拜仁的左侧进攻未能给对手足够的伤害，里昂从右侧发起反攻。 20岁的卡克雷（Kacre）担任进攻和防守过渡枢纽的角色。
Just like against Juventus and Manchester City, Lyon attacked directly behind Bayern's defense after getting the ball. Oyar and Kacre sent several threats in a row. If Depay and Ekhambi had missed the opportunity, Lyon might have already scored. The two full-backs pressed on more and the two central defenders were exposed in front of the Lyon striker.
Defensive players are struggling, and Bayern's midfielder has problems. After dedicating many wonderful performances in a row, Thiago's state of the campaign has declined significantly, and he has directly handed the ball to his opponent many times. The short-circuit of the Spaniard in the key battle is always a hidden danger in Bayern's defensive system.
Gnabry helped Bayern take the lead shortly after Ecamby's center post. Compared with the superior physical strength of the forward players, Lyon's midfielder's confrontation and coverage ability is not as good as that of Oyar and Guimarães. The defensive zone junction between Oyar and Guimarães is the weakness of Lyon's defensive system. In the Juventus home defeat against Lyon, Ronaldo scored a long shot in this area. In the process of Gnabry’s goal, Lyon’s defense had not had time to retreat to a low position. There was a large gap between the midfielder and the defender. Gnabry did not have to force his foot against the two defenses like Ronaldo. Shooting, cutting inward to the arc of the penalty area and firing a shot is more sure.
Just like Paris's performance in beating Leipzig, Bayern did not remain conservative after taking the lead, but continued to put pressure on their opponents, trying to take advantage of Lyon's unsteady footing and further expand the lead. In order to cope with Lyon’s counterattack, Thiago came to the central defender to take the ball, reduced the ground coordination of the midrib, and looked for more opportunities from the side; the frontcourt players strengthened the frontcourt after losing the ball, focusing on limiting Oya The ball from Er and Kaclay cut off Lyon's counterattack from the source.
After taking the lead, Bayern chose to "not retreat", and Lyon faced greater pressure during the advancing stage. Oyar needs to move closer to the striker, and Korne will also actively insert assists. Bayern chose to open the gap from this side. Gnabry, who is in excellent condition, quickly scored the second goal.
When most of his teammates were in a low state, Gnabry came forward, and playing better and better during a period of time was his usual rhythm. The consecutive battles of Chelsea, Barcelona and Lyon have caused a greater consumption of Bayern, and the team's state has reached a critical point. After the striker missed a single shot and two goals in the backcourt, Lyon's heart has decayed by more than half, which gave Bayern the opportunity to control the rhythm to save energy.
Frick replaced Jule after changing the edge to improve the defense and the ability to chase back. Alfonso Davis also chased the Lyon forward several times in the second half. In addition to a mistake by Jule, Bayern's defense in the second half improved a lot compared to the first half, and Frick gained a brand new game idea.
In addition to attacking opponents in sports battles, Lyon also created a threat through set-piece attacks. In the 55th minute, Marcelo grabbed the spot among the Bayern defenders. This time the header was confiscated by Neuer due to an over-angle. In the recent game against Frankfurt, Neuer’s goal was pierced by Hintregg with a header continuously. Flick re-used the strategy of full-back to improve Bayern’s ball-handling and pressure ability, and it also served as a set ball. The defense planted a hidden danger.
Among Bayern’s defenders, only Boateng’s header ability is excellent. Paval and Lucas have a good offensive ability to compete for the top, but they seem to struggle on the defensive end. Paval was missing due to injury, and Bayern's air superiority in the defense further declined. Bayern's midfielders are good at crushing opponents with their height, and they also need to take on more responsibilities in set ball defense.
In the previous few seasons on the road to the Champions League championship, Bayern has repeatedly lost the Champions League knockout due to the absence of key players. Paval's injury did not waver Frick, Bayern continued to adhere to the offensive football style, to solve the defensive dilemma in an offensive and defensive way. In terms of actual combat effects, Bayern's offense is enough to crush any defense, but the high-position press also puts huge pressure on the defense.
Bayern's main force structure is very stable, tactical play has taken shape, it is difficult to adjust in the high-intensity intensive schedule, Frick does not have much room for turning. Compared with their opponents Paris Saint-Germain in the final, the average age of Bayern's starting lineup is too old. After the Champions League resumed work, they played one more game and took another day off near the final. The team's physical condition is worrying.
Tuchel's team is also known for its pressure and running, and the power of the striker is far from Lyon's. The possible overtime is also a new challenge for Bayern. Whether to continue to stick to the high-position press game or to reclaim the enemy in time to lure the enemy deeper, Flick's choice is a matter of success or failure.