Bayern fall in Nagelsmann's debut and lose Roca

The Bundesliga champion deservedly lost 3-2 to Cologne in what was the first friendly of the season for the Munich players.


Julian Nagelsmann's debut on the Bayern Munich bench did not end in the best possible way. The Bundesliga champions deservedly fell 3-2 to Cologne in what was the first friendly of the season for the Munich players. With three weeks to go until their official debut in the Pokal against the modest Bremer SV and four weeks until the start of the Bundesliga in Mönchengladbach, Bayern are already aware that it will not be an easy preseason, especially due to the absence of Much of the workforce as a result of international commitments throughout this summer.

Without being able to count on heavyweights such as, for example, Robert Lewandowski, Manuel Neuer, Joshua Kimmich, Leon Goretzka, Leroy Sané or Serge Gnabry (on vacation until the end of July), Nagelsmann pulled from the quarry when making his first eleven . Scott, Stanisic, Rhein, Sieb or Bott started against a Colony that had practically all its troops. Even so, it was Sieb who managed to overtake some Bavarians who, yes, allowed too many errors in the creation. Colonia took advantage of them and traced the shock through Thielmann and Uth. Zirkzee put the tables again until, once again, Uth gave the prestigious triumph to FC.

It was not the only bad news for Nagelsmann that, in addition to Lucas (meniscus operation) and Alphonso Davies (torn ankle ligaments), he will also have to do without Marc Roca for the next few weeks. As the club communicated through its website, the former Espanyol suffered an ankle injury that will force him to put the brakes on. “FC Bayern will have to do without Marc Roca (24) for several weeks. The Spanish midfielder suffered a tear in the external ligament of his left ankle in the training of the German champion. The injury will be treated conservatively, "explained Bayern in the press release.

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