Kim Min-jae Impresses in Debut Match for Bayern Munich in Pre-Season Friendly

Bayern Munich’s Kim Min-jae Impresses in Pre-Season Friendly Match

By Lee Won-hee | July 30, 2023 | 08:39

Kim Min-jae, the talented defender, made his debut for Bayern Munich in a pre-season friendly against Kawasaki Frontale held in Japan. The South Korean player, also known as “Monster Kim Min-jae,” showcased his skills and left a positive impact on the match.

Playing as a center back alongside Benjamin Pavard, Kim Min-jae played the entire first half and made remarkable contributions. With 70 ball touches, 3 interceptions, and 2 tackles, he displayed excellent defensive capabilities. His pass success rate was an impressive 89%.

In the 11th minute of the first half, Kim Min-jae created a pivotal attacking opportunity by breaking through the opponent’s defense and delivering a pass to his teammate Matisse Bell. Unfortunately, the chance was not converted into a goal. The opposing goalkeeper, Jung Sung-ryong, made a crucial save.

Both Kim Min-jae and Jung Sung-ryong showed their sportsmanship and friendship by exchanging greetings and taking pictures before the game.

The Munich coach, Thomas Tuchel, expressed his satisfaction and applauded Kim Min-jae’s explosive crossover during the match.

Kim Min-jae also made significant contributions in the offensive play. He provided an unexpected pass to the forward and effectively blocked the opponent’s through pass. Despite facing physical challenges and even collapsing on the floor, he defended fiercely.

Sofa Score rated Kim Min-jae’s performance with a score of 7.5, the second-highest after Joshua Kimmich.

Director Tuchel also praised Kim Min-jae’s performance, highlighting his defensive and attacking abilities. Matthijs Dericht, who will play alongside Kim Min-jae in the upcoming season, acknowledged his quality and potential.

The match concluded with a 1-0 victory for Bayern Munich, thanks to a winning goal scored by Josip Stanisic in the 12th minute of the second half.

Meanwhile, Korean players Hyunjun Yang, Hyukkyu Kwon, Oh Hyeon-gyu, and Hwang Hee-chan made their debuts for Celtic in a friendly against Wolves. The match ended in a 1-1 draw with goals from Kyogo Furuhashi and Matheus Cunha.

Apart from their debut, the match was significant as all four Korean players competed together for around 20 minutes. Their coordination and teamwork were evident as they made notable efforts and contributed to the game.

Celtic’s manager, Brendan Rodgers, expressed his satisfaction with the Korean players’ performances.

Overall, both Kim Min-jae’s debut for Bayern Munich and the Korean players’ debut for Celtic showcased their potential and left a positive impression on the fans.

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Star News Reporter Lee Won-hee | 2023.07.30 08:39

Bayern Munich and Kawasaki Frontalen match held in Japan on the 19th. Bayern Munich defender Kim Min-jae tries to dribble. /AFPBBNews=News Director1 Thomas Tuchel and Kim Min-jae. /AFPBBNews=News 119 The match between Bayern Munich and Kawasaki Frontalen takes place in Japan. Bayern Munich defender Kim Min-jae (left) blocks an opponent’s attack. /AFPBBNews=News 1 Monster Kim Min-jae (27) played his first game after transferring to Bayern Munich (Germany). Kim Min-jae started and played 45 minutes in the pre-season friendly against Kawasaki Frontale (Japan) held at Shinjuku National Stadium in Tokyo on the 29th (Korea time). He joined Benjamin Pavard as a center back in the back four and left a good impression by recording a clean sheet.

According to the statistical media couch score, Kim Min-jae made 70 ball touches, 3 interceptions and 2 tackles in 45 minutes. The pass success rate was 89%. Kim Min-jae, who thwarted Kawasaki side striker Yusuke Segawa from the 2nd minute of the first half, created a decisive attacking opportunity in the 11th minute of the first half. After breaking the opponent’s ball away, he immediately tried to break through and pierce the flank, and pass to teammate Matisse Bell in the penalty box. However, as Bell failed to score, Kim Min-jae could not raise the point of attack either. Korean Kawasaki goalkeeper Jung Sung-ryong made a decisive save. Kim Min-jae and Jung Sung-ryong showed their friendship by taking pictures from the sidelines before the game. The two also exchanged greetings.

During Min-jae Kim’s explosive crossover, Munich coach Thomas Tuchel applauded and expressed satisfaction.

In addition, Kim Min-jae succeeded with an unexpected pass to the forward at 23 minutes of the first half, and even blocked the opponent’s decisive through pass at 24 minutes of the first half. It was also impressive to see him manage to defend through a physical fight with the opponent until he collapsed on the floor in the 30th minute of the first half. At the start of the second half, Kim Min-jae was substituted for Dayo Upamecano and the game ended.

On this day, Sofa Score gave Kim Min-jae a score of 7.5. This was the second highest score after the team’s midfielder Joshua Kimmich.

Bayern Munich and Kawasaki Frontalen match held in Japan on the 19th. Bayern Munich defender Kim Min-jae (left) blocks an opponent’s attack. /AFPBBNews=News1Thomas Tuchel coach of Bayern Munich. /AFPBBNews=News1Mathais Dericht from Bayern Munich. /AFPBBNews=News 1 There was also a lot of praise from Director Tuhell. According to sports expert The Score, coach Tuhell was highly praised after the game, saying, “Kim Min-jae played a good game not only in defense but also in attack. Min-jae Kim worked hard while training.” Matthijs Dericht, who will play center with Kim Min-jae in the new season, also told German Sport 1, “Everyone must have seen the quality of Kim Min-jae. It will take time, but Kim Min- it’s good.” The match was won by Munich 1-0. In the 12th minute of the second half, Josip Stanisic from Munich scored the winning goal.

Hyunjun Yang. /Photo = Celtic SNS Kwon Hyeok-gyu. /Photo = SNS Celtic Oh Hyeon-gyu. /Photo = SNS Celtic Hyunjun Yang and Hyukkyu Kwon, who moved to Celtic, also made their debuts. Celtic drew 1-1 in a friendly against Wolves Hwang Hee-chan (England) at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland. On this day, there was also a scene where four Korean players competed together. Yang Hyeon-jun and Kwon Hyuk-gyu made their Celtic debuts as substitutes in the 16th minute of the second half, and Hwang Hee-chan also stepped on the ground in the 25th minute of the second half. On the 26th minute of the second half, Celtic’s striker, Oh Hyun-kyu, was substituted, and the ‘Korean Derby’ was kept for around 20 minutes. In the 17th minute of the second half, Hyukkyu Kwon and Hyeonjun Yang showed good teamwork. After receiving a pass from Kwon Hyuk-gyu, Yang Hyun-joon tried to penetrate the middle from the side and fired a mid-range shot with his left foot. The shot was in the goalkeeper’s arms, but he was active. Oh Hyun-kyu and Hwang Hee-chan were also busy moving.

In the game, Celtic striker Kyogo Furuhashi scored the opening goal in the 7th minute of the first half. Wolverhampton also scored an equalizer in the 41st minute from a penalty by striker Matheus Cunha. Ultimately, the game ended in a draw.

Yang Hyun-joon focuses on team training. /Photo = Celtic SNS Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers. /Photo = Celtic SNS Game Celtic and Wolverhampton. Celtic players give a fight shout before the game. /Photo = Celtic SNS

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