Created on 11-11-2019 at 13:26 PM
The emotions just had to be released: Following Serge Gnabry's goal to put the Reds 2-0 up in the 4-0 win against Borussia Dortmund, right-back Benjamin Pavard ran to the FC Bayern bench and let his joy show for all to see. The Frenchman knew: the goal was the clincher!
After the comfortable 2-0 win in the Champions League against Olympiacos, FCB kept another clean sheet against BVB. The team from Munich put on an impeccable defensive display on Saturday evening - with Pavard playing a major role. The World Cup winner won 75 percent of his tackles - the most of any of the outfield players on the pitch. Likewise, his 107 touches also placed him firmly at the top of the rankings and, in the air, he was invincible. Pavard, who has often been deployed as a central defender, is currently also showing off his strengths at right-back, giving the record champions even more options.
"When you see how many goals we've conceded, it was important that we kept a clean sheet and also that we defended high up the field. Everyone together, in a well-structured compact formation," said interim head coach Hansi Flick after the match. Tasks that Pavard and Co. fulfilled with flying colours.