Choupo-Moting the standout performer against Düren
That's the way to start! In his first appearance in a Bayern jersey, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting scored a brace in his 3-0 cup win against Düren. The striker, who was voted Man of the Match, also won the penalty, which Thomas Müller converted, to make it 2-0. Müller also praised the striker in the immediacy after the game: "You could see what he can do, even though we knew already. He fits in well with our style of play". Choupo-Moting almost broke a club record because no player has ever scored more than twice in their first FCB match.
From the start
A total of eight players made their competitive debuts for FC Bayern on the night. Summer signings Alexander Nübel, Marc Roca, Bouna Sarr, Douglas Costa and Choupo-Moting were in the starting XI and produced convincing displays. “The new signings had time today to show what they're about. I’m satisfied with their first outing. Now we want to see them go step-by-step up to 100 percent," FCB's head coach said after the match.
Young talents and a setback
Youngster Jamal Musiala made his first senior start on Thursday evening. Angelo Stiller, Daniels Ontužāns, Fiete Arp and Armindo Sieb made their first competitive appearances when they came on in the second half against Düren. Musiala (17 years, 232 days) and Sieb (17 years, 241 days) are among the three youngest players to ever feature for FCB in the DFB Cup. Only David Alaba (17 years, 231 days) was younger. However, one of the debutants had his evening cut short when he had to be subbed off with injury: “The bad news is that Armindo Sieb probably sustained an ankle injury, a ligament injury,” said Flick.
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