Bayern Munich beat Hertha Berlin 3-2 at the Olympiastadion to go top of the Bundesliga until at least Sunday. Jamal Musiala opened the scoring before Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting scored twice in two minutes to extend Bayern’s lead even more. Dodi Lukebakio would score in the 40th minute then just before half-time Davie Selke would score a penalty to cut Bayern’s lead to one. A relatively quiet second half saw Bayern have a goal disallowed for offside, but they were able to see out the win.
Hertha Berlin show they are getting better
Last season for Hertha was tragic to say the least, they only just escaped relegation beating Hamburg in the playoff under Felix Magath. In the summer they hired Sandro Schwarz as manager, and they have looked a better side than last season and have been improving game by game. The issue for Hertha is that they are unable to get the results to win the games, they have only won two games this season against Augsburg and Schalke while today they caused issues for Bayern.
Their biggest let down is their attack, at times they seem to rely too much on the likes of Dodi Lukebakio to win them games, which has ultimately not worked. The return of Marco Richter earlier on in the season was a big plus, but he has yet to reach his potential. Similarly their other attackers have been rather ineffective with Stevan Jovetic, Wilfried Kanga and Davie Selke all scoring one goal.
Jamal Musiala will be key for Germany in Qatar
Although, Choupo Moting is the standout player from this game once again, Jamal Musiala showed why Hansi Flick should play him from the start in Qatar. Not only is Musiala having his best season of his career so far with eight goals and four assists in 12 games, but he is also showing why he keeps the likes of Serge Gnabry, Leroy Sane and Kingsley Coman out of the team when Thomas Müller plays.
Musiala is likely to be just as key for Bayern’s future along with likes of Alphonso Davies, Joshua Kimmich and Mathijs de Ligt so any experience he can get in one of the biggest tournaments in the world will defiantly benefit not only him, but Bayern as well.
GGFN | Jack Meenan