‘Monster’ Kim Min-jae played his first full-time game of the season and helped Bayern Munich win.
Munich won 2-1 away against Borussia Mönchengladbach in the third round of the 2023-2024 Bundesliga season held in Mönchengladbach, Germany on the 3rd (Korean time). Munich, which had won three games in a row since the opening game, was in second place after leader Bayer Leverkusen.
On this day,메이저사이트 Kim Min-jae started as a central defender for three consecutive games and played full-time. In the previous game against Augsburg, there were concerns about him being selected as a starter due to calf muscle spasms and several pass misses, but he dispelled those concerns with an impressive performance. Throughout the game, Kim Min-jae led the Munich defense with stable defense and high activity level, and his strengths, such as overwhelming control of aerial balls and covering the space behind the defense using his high speed, were fully displayed.
Kim Min-jae, who joined Munich just before this season, has appeared in all four games since the season opened. He came on as a substitute in the August Super Cup last month and played 45 minutes, and started in the league opener and second round, replacing Matthijs de Ligt in the second half. Kim Min-jae played his first full-time game of the season today, brightening his prospects for competition for the starting spot.
According to soccer statistics company ‘Foot Mob’, Minjae Kim received a rating of 7.7, recording two interceptions and two clearances. Among Munich defenders, this is the second highest rating after Alphonso Davis (8.3). Dayot Upamecano, who played as a central defender, received a rating of 7.3, lower than Kim Min-jae.
Another statistics company ‘Whoscode.com’ gave a rating of 6.96 points. Joshua Kimmich, who provided two assists, received the highest rating of 8.91, while Leroy Sane, who scored the equalizer, received the second highest rating of 8.77. Harry Kane, who had scored goals in two consecutive games until the previous game, started as a starter and played until he was replaced in extra time in the second half, but did not score a goal. Kane received the lowest rating of 5.8 among Munich players.
Munich gave up the first goal in the 30th minute of the first half through a header to Mönchengladbach’s Japanese defender Go Itakura. In a corner kick situation for Mönchengladbach, Maximilian Böver deflected the ball with a header, and Itakura Go, who was behind the goal, attempted a header toward the empty goal, shaking the net.
Munich strengthened its offensive in the second half and scored an equalizer in the 13th minute of the second half. Sane received Kimmich’s lobbed pass and hit the net with a left-footed shot. Then, in the 42nd minute of the second half, Matisse Tell jumped up to the corner kick given by Kimmich and headed it for the winning goal.
Now, Minjae Kim will join Klinsmann for the international match in September. Munich will play the league leader Leverkusen in the fourth round of the league on the 16th after the international match period.