Created on 23-11-2020 at 14:32 PM
Temperatures were much frostier and it wasn't the Estádio da Luz, but there was still a hint of Lisbon in the air on Saturday when FC Bayern scored the 1-1 equaliser against Werder Bremen. After a deft cross from the right side of the pitch, Kingsley Coman headed the ball in at the back post to the rapturous cheers of all those in Munich.
Coman overcomes his fear
Close your eyes and make yourself happy. Despite being afraid of heading, Coman scored in that manner in the UCL final and against Werder Bremen.
Strangely enough, the 24-year-old once again scored with his head, even though he doesn't really like it. "I'm always afraid of heading. Always," the Frenchman admitted in an interview with UEFA.com. "The fear hasn't gone. You can also see it in pictures. I close my eyes when I head the ball. It's instinctive, it's a natural reflex. I always try to keep my eyes open, but at the last moment I always have this reflex."
Kingsley Coman takes them all on. In nine appearances so far this season he has already been involved in five goals (3 goals, 2 assists).
It's good that this reflex in Lisbon and against Werder didn't have a negative effect on the result. On Saturday, the winger's goal may not have secured a title, but it nonetheless ensured an important point in the fight for the championship. After all, it did keep FCB at the top of the Bundesliga table. Coman also once more underlined the strong form he's been in for some time now.
Ready for a busy end to the year
In the reverse fixture in Salzburg, Coman provided a lot of service from wide positions.
It was the third goal for our number 29 in this season, who was also successful in the last international break when he scored in France's 4-2 win over Sweden. The winger can now take this momentum into the home straight of the calendar year, and the best thing he could do would be to convert this form into another goal on Wednesday against Salzburg.
Coman's goal enabled Hansi Flick to celebrate his anniversary by staying top of the table. His stats continue to be more than impressive: