German Cup: Bayern Munich defeat Schalke with the help of Kimmich goal
Bayern Munich, leader of the Bundesliga, has learned to live without his injured scorer Robert Lewandowski and, today he acceded to the semifinals of the German Cup by defeating Schalke by 0-1.
From the Catalan point of view, the match brought a reunion between Todibo and Philippe Coutinho, headlines tonight in Schalke and Bayern after agreeing during the second part of last season at Barcelona.
The central spent certain troubles in certain moves, but in general, he played at a good level, while the Brazilian was intermittent and crashed a shot in the crossbar. Bayern’s game went smoothly.
The Schalke threatened to withdraw if the offensive banners of the uniqueness followers were repeated towards Dietmar Hopp, owner of the Hoffenheim.
Schalke, sixth classified in the Bundesliga, faced the game with a brave attitude and his were the first occasions, such as a cross-shot by Alessandro Schopf that came out touching the post (6′) and, above all, an acrobatic volley in the air by Guido Burgstaller who repelled the crossbar after dribbling the ball into the grass (12′).
Gradually Bayern, with Thomas Muller of false 9 before the casualties of Lewandowski, Kingsley Coman and Ivan Perisic in the attack, was imposing their highest quality and becoming more present in the rival field. Leon Goretzka, a former Schalke, warned with a boat shot soon that he came very close to the goal (16′).
Kimmich decides the game results
But in the subsequent corner kick, Kimmich spliced a defensive rebound with a half-fight that reached the net after passing between the legs of Todibo and Weston McKennie (40 ‘).
After the break, Bayern, with Thiago Alcantara in the engine room, began monopolizing the ball. Coutinho had the 0-2 in a characteristic action of his: he cut two rivals and released a threaded shot from the front of the area that spits the crossbar (62 ‘).
Schalke took pride, advanced the pressure and forced a gallop against Rabbi Matondo that Benito Raman failed to complete with everything in favor allowing Manuel Neuer, also before his former team, to tackle his poor shot (65 ‘).
Bayern did not take advantage of his chances to close the tie despite his clear dominance, hence Schalke kept alive the hope of forcing the extension with one of his quick exits to the counter before falling with dignity..