Kim Min-jae Plays Full Time in his First Game Back in Munich… The Team was Completely Defeated in the Match for 1st and 2nd Place
2nd place Munich, 5 points behind leader Leverkusen... 12 consecutive Bundesliga losses ‘red flag’
National team defender Kim Min-jae returned to his team Bayern Munich in Germany after the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup and played full-time from the first game, but the team was completely defeated by Bundesliga leader Leverkusen.
Minjae Kim started as a starter in the 21st round away game of the 2023-2024 Bundesliga against Leverkusen held at the Bay Arena in Leverkusen, Germany on the 11th (Korean time) and played until the end. 카지노사이트
Kim Min-jae, who played as Korea's starting defender in every game at the Asian Cup, was eliminated in the semi-final against Jordan held early on the morning of the 7th after losing 0-2 and played full-time without a break in his first game back in Germany.
Despite Kim Min-jae's return, Munich was defeated 0-3 by Leverkusen, the current league leader.
Munich, whose attempt to win four consecutive league games failed, remained in second place with 50 points.
Leverkusen, who beat Bayern Munich on this day and continued their undefeated run in 21 games (17 wins, 4 draws) since the league opened, accumulated 55 points.
There were mixed emotions in the match, and the point difference between the two teams widened to 5.
Munich has been at the top of the Bundesliga for 11 consecutive seasons from the 2012-2013 season to the previous 2022-2023 season, but its position appears to be shaking this season.
If Leverkusen wins this season, they will reach the top of the Bundesliga for the first time in the team's history.
Leverkusen, which is also the home team of Son Heung-min (Tottenham), has been runner-up five times so far, which is its best league record.
In this game, which could be seen as a watershed moment in the championship race, Munich, who put Harry Kane at the forefront and deployed Kim Min-jae, Eric Dier, and Dayot Upamecano as the starting three, conceded a goal just 18 minutes into the game.
Josip Stanisic finished with his right foot from the right side of the goal area when Robert Andrich sent a low cross from the left flank, scoring the first goal.
Stanisic is a wing defender on loan from Munich to Leverkusen this season.
Munich was unable to score a goal and collapsed after being hit by consecutive goals from Alejandro Grimaldo in the 5th minute of the second half and Jeremy Frimpong in the 45th minute of the second half.
On this day, Munich recorded 9 total shots and only 1 effective shot, falling behind Leverkusen (14 shots, 8 effective shots).
According to Footmob, a soccer statistics specialist, Kim Min-jae recorded a 94% pass success rate on this day and succeeded in all five ground ball duels.
Two of four tackles were successful.
FootMob gave Kim Min-jae the second-highest rating of 7.0 among Munich players.
Wing defender Nusair Mazraoui had the highest score for Munich with 7.6 points, while the highest score for both teams was Leverkusen's Edmond Tapsoba with 8.4 points.
Minjae Kim also received 6.6 points in the WhoScored.com rating, second in the team after Mazrawi (7.0 points).
WhoScored.com gave Stanisic the highest rating of 8.4 out of both teams.