After a somewhat unconvincing start to the season, Bayern is flourishing. Most recently, Bayern defeated Galatasaray in the 2023/24 Champions League with a score of 3-1 on away field, thereby firmly consolidating the top spot in Group A with 9 absolute points after 3 matches.
However, the Gray Tigers could not overwhelm their opponents in the Bundesliga. They are ranked 3rd, behind Stuttgart (1 point) and Bayer Leverkusen (2 points). Therefore, coach Thomas Tuchel and his team are determined to defeat Darmstadt to put pressure on these two teams.
Bayern is expected to easily defeat Darmstadt. This club has only won 7 points since the beginning of the season and has a losing record when facing Bayern in the last 6 meetings.
In this match, Manuel Neuer officially reappeared after 351 days, returning to start for the first time since his skiing accident late last year. However, a surprise happened in the 4th minute when Joshua Kimmich received a direct red card.
Having to play with 10 people early on, Bayern still dominated the match. They diligently attacked and had two Darmstadt players expelled in the 21st and 41st minutes respectively. That was the premise for the Gray Tigers to have an explosive second half.
They scored 8 goals in a row, making it impossible for the away team to get up. With Stuttgart unexpectedly losing to Hoffenheim, Bayern temporarily rose to the top of the Bundesliga table with 1 point more than Leverkusen and played 1 more match.
Tieu Lam | 21:54 October 28, 2023