Bundesliga: Bayern attunement to Cologne with "cucumber game" and goal gala

Bayern have been warned.

Bundesliga: Bayern attunement to Cologne with "cucumber game" and goal gala

Bayern have been warned. But Julian Nagelsmann will not only get the Munich soccer pros in the mood for 1. FC Köln with the results of the brilliant 7-1 shooting match of the Rhinelanders against SV Werder Bremen. Before the final first round game on Tuesday (8.30 p.m./Sat.1 and Sky), the Bayern coach will also address the Cologne team’s identified weaknesses. "We will analyze a cucumber game, but we also analyzed the 7:1," said Nagelsmann.

The Munich coaching team around Nagelsmann recognized in the analysis: "You have gaps that you can fill in." And this is exactly what the offensive of the leaders of the table around Jamal Musiala and Leroy Sané should take advantage of at the end of the first half of the Bundesliga season and four days after their own 1-1 draw in Leipzig.

"You look at everything. Cologne have very clear processes against teams with a back three and clear processes against teams with a back four. Bremen plays with a back three, we won't do that. So it's a bit different, there are times a difference. You have very good emotionality with the ball, but also defensively," Nagelsmann said of coach Steffen Baumgart's team.

Summer makes his home debut

Baumgart recently betrayed his entire starting eleven in an unusually open manner and then celebrated the 7-1 win against the Hanseatic League. "Betraying a line-up is not that dramatic. But it's always about communicating with the player," said Nagelsmann. "The healthy relationship with the player is important. You can do that when you've talked to all the players. I haven't decided on a line-up yet."

In any case, the newly signed Yann Sommer will make his home debut in goal. After his cold start, the Swiss World Cup goalkeeper was able to get to know his new colleagues better. "It's about you as a goalkeeper making the right decisions in a short time. He did it very well, can play football. If you're brave, you can make mistakes," said Nagelsmann about his current number 1. " It's always about balancing the risk. He did well, I was very happy."