Bayern Munich drew 2-2 with Arsenal in the first leg of their 2023-2024 UEFA Champions League (UCL) quarterfinal first leg at the Emirates Stadium in London, England, at 4 a.m. ET on Tuesday.

The visitors started Harry Kane, Serge Gnabry, Jamal Musial, Leroy Sane, Leroy Sane, Constant Reimer, Leon Goretzka, Alfonso Davies, Matthijs Dier, Dier, Joachim Kimmich, and Manuel Neuer in goal.

Kim Min-Jae, who had been lined up to start from the bench, was ultimately ruled out. Instead, Dier and Der Licht played the full match in the Munich center back combination.

Arsenal struck early on the day. In the 11th minute, Xhaka completely broke down Munich’s left back line and drove the ball into the near corner of the box. He then fired an inside left-footed shot into the back of the net with Dier in front of him.

Munich didn’t stand still. They responded with an equalizer. In the 17th minute, Gnabry took advantage of a defensive lapse and fired a right-footed shot from inside the box. Despite losing his center of gravity and falling to the ground, Gnabry still managed to hit his shot and score a valuable goal.

Then came the equalizer.

In the 31st minute, Munich won a penalty kick. Saliba tripped Zane as he made a solo run through a narrow space in the box. Zane went down, and the referee pointed to the spot. Kane stepped up to take the spot kick and converted.

In the 30th minute of the second half, Arsenal finally equalized. First, Arsenal caught the Munich defense off guard with a passing play. The ball was played in by Jesus. Der Licht stretched his feet to reach him, who was threateningly in possession in the box, but Jezus didn’t let him get the ball.

The ball was played to ‘substitute’ Leandro Trosar, who was all alone and free, and he slotted the ball inside the left post. The score was 2-2.Dier, 바카라사이트 who was disappointing from the opening goal, has the lowest rating of any field player in the starting lineup at 6.3. Only four defenders in the Munich starting lineup have a rating in the 6s.

The other field players were rated in the 7s. It’s a good thing that Arsenal’s attack squandered their chances, but the defense as a whole was in trouble. However, despite the poor performance, the German media defended Dier.

In many ways, this contrasts with the harsh criticism of Kim Min-jae.

Kim Min-jae’s poor performance in the last match against Heidenheim (2-3 loss) was met with a barrage of criticism from the German media. TZ wrote, “Kim hasn’t been trusted by Tuchel lately, but he was given a chance against Heidenheim. However, he showed his worst side as evidenced by his facial expression while conceding a goal.”

The German ‘Kicker’, which has been a consistent critic of Kim, published a feature article on Kim, saying, “He greatly disappointed Tuchel, who gave him a chance after a long time. Honestly, I don’t know if it’s a lack of confidence or a lack of the necessary ability.”

“Upamecano’s mistake is one thing, but Kim Min-jae’s positioning is another. In Serie A, which is a defense-oriented league, he was one of the best defenders, but in Munich, he’s been shaky. To be honest, I don’t know when he’s going to defend properly. He has to change himself,” he said.

After the Arsenal game, ‘TZ’ praised Dier after the match. “It wasn’t an easy game, he was booed relentlessly every time he touched the ball, but he didn’t show any weakness. He was calm and did his job in the center defense,” and gave him a thumbs-up.

Other outlets were more blatant.

“Dier had to endure boos from the Arsenal fans as a former Tottenham player. He was consistently good in contested situations,” or SPOX, which wrote: “Dier played well while hearing Arsenal fans chanting ‘You’re rubbish’. He made some bad passes but didn’t have a bad game. His long ball was good, and he was stable on the ball.”

The stats don’t support these claims. According to stats site Footmob, Dyer completed 77% of his passes (47/61), created 0 chances, touched the ball 69 times, 사설 토토사이트 completed 43% of his long balls (6/14), attempted 0 tackles, made 5 interceptions, cleared 2 headers, and made 5 defensive actions in his full-time appearances.

In many ways, you can’t help but sigh for Kim Min-jae, who has a low pass completion percentage and yet is forced to defend it. He criticizes Dyer’s performance while giving him a pass. In fact, Dyer’s poor performance against Dortmund was widely criticized. The German media’s double standard only added to Kim’s worries.

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