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Bayern vs Milan: A ray of hope in the catastrophe

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The Pre-season friendly between Bayern München and AC Milan played at Shenzhen Universiade Sports Centre on Saturday, is one of the very few pre-season matches in the recent past which has been significant in terms of its quality and insight. The Bavarians had a disastrous game with AC Milan netting four goals courtesy of goals from Franck Kessié, Hakan Çalhanoğlu and a brace from Patrick Cutrone.

To a Bayern fan, the match was alarming a bit because of the fact that the team lacked creativity throughout the whole game, only a few great offensive runs by Kingsley Conan and Frank Ribery were there, but as a whole even having much more possession compared to AC Milan, the team lacked its creative prowess. Corentin Tolisso, the very new signing, was one of the foremost figure in Bayern’s prowess.

In spite of the devastating show that the team endured in China, he has especially marked his strong presence with a good holding ability, something that the German champions had been missing since the departure of Toni Kroos. Kingsley Coman, another young Frenchman, was one of the very few Bayern players who actually attacked with speed and vigor instead of just circulating the ball around.

Thomas Müller continued his bad run of form and with this performance, it would be almost impossible for him to regain his place in Ancelloti’s side.The defence had been dreadful, although much credit goes to AC Milan who had attacked with lethal speed and linkups to absolutely cripple the central defence and both the flanks. David Alaba, Matts Hummels weren’t at their absolute best today which is easily understood from the scoreline.

The most alarming situation that the present Bayern team have been through is, even after the departure of Guardiola, the team still haven’t overcome the lack of creative prowess and meaningless circulation of the ball; two things for which Guardiola had been heavily criticized. Although; despite the result, the positive thing is the young players performing quite good in this match which adds fuel to better future. Hoping for the very best.