The Waldstadion is primed and ready for Friday’s showdown, as Eintracht Frankfurt welcome Bayern Munich to Hesse, with revered tactician Oliver Glasner looking to build on his side’s Europa League triumph in May and provide an early bit of drama in Germany for the 2022/23 season.
The Eagles are in uncharted territory as they prepare for their first season in the Champions League, earning a place at Europe’s premier table after beating Rangers in Seville, but first, attention will be on Friday’s Bundesliga opener, and they don’t come much tougher than against perennial champions Bayern.
It was a stable if unspectacular debut season in Bavaria for Julian Nagelsmann, who picked up a par-for-the-course Bundesliga title but failed to make a serious dent in the Champions League. He begins life post-Robert Lewandowski with a new-look squad, and a strong start will make sure the Pole is quickly forgotten.
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Sadio Mane scored on his debut for Bayern in Saturday’s 5-3 DFL-Supercup triumph over RB Leipzig, so he is likely to be feeling confident heading into this showdown. And the Senegal international has previous when it comes to the opening game of a league season. In five of his six Premier League campaigns for Liverpool, he netted in his first away game of the season, including on his debut for the Reds in a 4-3 win at Arsenal.
If there is one player who will likely be teeing him up, it’s Thomas Muller. The prolific playmaker is one of Europe’s best chance creators having registered the most assists of any player in the Bundesliga last season (18) and being the only player in Europe’s top five leagues across the previous five seasons to register at least 80 assists, leading the likes of Lionel Messi (69) and Kevin De Bruyne (58).
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Nagelsmann actually suffered his first Bundesliga defeat as Bayern boss to Eintracht Frankfurt last season, coming up short 2-1 at the Allianz Arena, with Jens Petter Hauge and Filip Kostic providing the goals that sunk the Bavarian behemoth.