Kim Min-jae is the de facto starting center back. Local German media outlets are predicting the starting lineup for the DFL Super Cup match between Bayern Munich and Leipzig, with Kim Min-jae as the key center back.
Football specialist 90min predicted the starting lineup on Tuesday (KST), saying, “In the Super Cup, Bayern Munich coach Thomas Tuchel will field the best lineup he has.
In a 4-3-3 formation, Bayern Munich is expected to field a back four.
The left and right flanks will be flanked by Benjamin Pavard and Alfonso Davies. The center backs are expected to be Kim Min-jae and Dayot Upamecano.
The outlet said: ‘South Korean central defender Kim Min-jae recently joined Bayern Munich and has quickly established himself as a key defender. His solidity and interceptions will be crucial in keeping Leipzig’s attackers at bay. He has already shown his talent in the off-season and will be an important pillar at the back for Bayern Munich.
One question mark is the absence of Matthijs de Ligt from the starting lineup. De Ligt is a world-class center back. He is the heart and ace of the Bayern Munich defense. In terms of quality, he’s second only to Kim Min-jae, which means that at full strength, he and Kim should start. In fact, local media outlets have suggested that the two will be the starting center backs and that Upamecano could be a threat to Kim’s spot. However, De Ligt is missing.
There’s a reason for this.
Bayern Munich’s opponents, Leipzig, also analyzed the Super Cup closely. On their official website, they explained why De Ligt could be left out.
Leipzig’s analysis states that “Bayern Munich will most likely start with De Ligt and Kim Min-jae at center back”. However, “De Ligt was the ace of Bayern Munich’s defense last season. He is not only good in one-on-one defense but also in the buildup. However, he missed the entire pre-season due to a calf injury. De Ligt said he has a chance to play in the Super Cup and if he does, he will form a central defense with Kim Min-jae.
90min named Kim Min-jae and Upamecano as the starting center backs due to De Lichte’s calf injury, while Leipzig’s official website suggested that Kim Min-jae and De Lichte were the starting center backs, but that De Lichte could be ruled out due to injury.
In other words, both sides have Kim in their analysis. He has been Bayern Munich’s first-choice center back since shortly after his transfer.토토사이트
The Supercup is a cup competition between the Bundesliga champions and the DFB-Pokal winners, with a single-legged final. Founded in 1987, Bayern Munich are the most decorated champions (10 times). They also won the title last season. This year’s match will take place on Aug. 13 at 3:45 p.m. at the Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany.