Heroes when they save their team with a save and villains when they fail. This is how the life of archers can be summed up. Manuel Neuer can say that more than ever this Friday, after a ‘blooper’ that ended in a goal against Bayern Munich, against Eintracht Frankfurt, within the framework of the first day of the Bundesliga.
The German goalkeeper made mistakes like few times. At minute 64, Neuer left his area and, on the move, received a pass from his teammate Theo Hernández. In the first contact, the ball was close to him, but the second was very strong. Kolo Muani was attentive there, who beat the rival in the melee and defined from the right.
Although Neuer lunged to avoid the Frankfurt attacker’s shot, he was unsuccessful. The world champion with Germany in 2014, he only had regrets. That goal, at Deutsche Bank Park, meant 1-5.
Bayern beating Frankfurt
The Bayern Munich of the ‘post-Lewandowski era’ began the defense of their title with a spectacular offensive display, beating Eintracht Frankfurt 6-1 in the game that opened the first day and the season in the Bundesliga.
In recent years, Bayern’s goalscoring used to be guided by the Polish Robert Lewandowski, who recently left for FC Barcelona. The man signed with the mission of succeeding him as the team’s star, the Senegalese Sadio Mané, scored his first league goal in Germany, in the 29th minute, finishing off a Serge Gnabry cross with a header.
Before that goal, the bayern he had advanced through Joshua Kimmich (5)’ and Frenchman Benjamin Pavard (11′). In minute 35, Jamal Musiala signed the fourth, taking advantage of a pass from the death of Thomas Müller, and in minute 43 Gnabry put the fifth elevating over Kevin Trapp. Musiala (83′) was also in charge of sealing the win.