Bayern Munich vs Leipzig in the German Super Cup: Everything you want to know

12 August 2023 - 9:35 pm

Thomas Tuchel, coach of Bayern Munich, announced the formation in which he will play against his counterpart, Leipzig, for the German Super Cup title, which is scheduled for exactly ten to one quarter of the evening, Saturday, at the “Allianz Arena”.

English star Harry Kane, the newcomer from Tottenham during the current summer Mercato, sits on the benches of the Bavarian club.

Bayern will enter the meeting with a formation consisting of:

Goalkeeper: Ulrich.

Defense: Upamecano, De Ligt, Pavard and Davies.

Midfielders: Kimmich, Leimer and Musiala.

Attack: Sane, Gnabry and Teal.

Bayern Munich won the Bundesliga title last season, while Leipzig is playing the Super Cup as the German Cup holder.

Bayern met Leipzig in last season’s edition of the local Super Cup, and the confrontation ended with an impressive 5-3 victory for Bayern at the Red Bull Arena, and the confrontation between the two teams is renewed, but with different features in light of the many changes that resulted from the summer transfer market and injuries.

Bayern Munich is playing the Super Cup match for the 12th year in a row, and there is no doubt that the confrontation will be a good opportunity to shed light on the new deals for the Bavarian.

The Bayern Munich team played 4 friendly matches in the preparatory camp, starting with a loss against Manchester City 1-2, then beating Japan’s Kawasaki 1-0, then beating Liverpool Premontada exciting 4-3, then defeating Monaco 4-2 on Monday.

Korean defender Kim Min-jae, coming from Naples, is the most prominent Bayern Munich deal so far, and the Bavarian has strengthened its ranks by including Konrad Leimer and Rafael Guerrero, while Lucas Hernandez, Sadio Mane, Jan Sumer and Marcel Sabitzer left Bayern.

Among the new faces, Guerrero will miss tomorrow’s match, as he is still recovering from a calf injury he suffered during pre-season, and Manuel Neuer, Thomas Muller and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting will continue to be absent, with the rehabilitation program continuing for each of them.

On the other hand, Leipzig, led by Marco Rose, the manager, witnessed many changes, as Leimer, Nkunko, Dominic Suboslay, Gvardiol and Marcel Halstenberg left him, and Leipzig strengthened his offensive strength and supported the team by including Christoph Baumgartner, El Shadayi Picciapo, Fabio Carvalho, Luis Obenda and Xavi Simons.

Bayern Munich and Leipzig achieved positive results in general during the friendly matches in the pre-season period, but the Super Match will constitute a real test of the capabilities of the two teams before the start of the German League.

It should be noted that the confrontation of the two teams in the last edition set a record in terms of the number of goals in the history of the German Super Cup, as it witnessed 8 goals signed by 8 different players.

Bayern Munich can achieve a new record of winning the German Super Cup for the fourth time in a row.