Five observations from Bayern Munich?s 3-1 DFB-Pokal victory over Energie Cottbus - football

Five observations from Bayern Munich?s 3-1 DFB-Pokal victory over Energie Cottbus



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Bayern Munich systematically wore down Energie Cottbus in a DFB-Pokal showdown. It might have taken a while to get going, but Bayern Munich eventually solved Energie Cottbus? stingy defense and pulled out a convincing 3-1 victory. Below are some observations on the match:
Coman was electric
Kingsley Coman?s performance against Energie Cottbus is exactly what you want to see from the shifty 23-year-old. Coman was explosive with his movements, tricky with his footwork, and constantly finding creative ways to streak to the net. He could have easily had a brace or even a hat trick with a little luck. When healthy, Coman is absolutely tantalizing and his abbreviated performance today was just more evidence of how important he is to Bayern Munich this season. The midfield logjam is a battle of attrition
With Thiago Alcantara cemented as an every game starter, Niko Kovac flanked him with Renato Sanches and Corentin Tolisso in a 4-3-3 line-up to start the game today. That grouping often morphed into varying looks as the players exercised some positional freedom in the middle of the field against an over-matched opponent.
Tolisso just does not look like himself at the moment ? and that should be expected given the grind he has had in rehabbing over the past year. This DFB-Pokal tilt was the perfect time to see what the 25-year-old could do across a full game and it was not always smooth. While his effort was there, Tolisso just ...
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