Created on 06-12-2020 at 11:50 AM
There’s fast, and then there’s Kingsley Coman. The Frenchman was measured at a top speed of 35.9 km/h in Saturday’s top-of-the-table clash against RB Leipzig, setting a new season record in the Bundesliga. But above all, the 24-year-old shone against Leipzig for his assist qualities, setting up all three of Bayern’s goals. “At the moment, Coman is the one who’s making things happen, scoring goals and creating them. He sees space and he played very well,” praised Hansi Flick.
Coman has only previously registered three assists in a Bundesliga game once, and that was in March 2016 in a 5-0 win over Bremen.
It was therefore only right that he was crowned the official Man of the Match by the Bundesliga. He particularly impressed in the first half with his distribution, making 21 passes in total. For both goals in the first 45 minutes, he threaded the ball accurately through the gaps in the Leipzig defence. Then in the second period, as Bayern were pushing for the equaliser, it was again Coman who provided a made-to-measure cross for Thomas Müller to head in another leveller.
Praise from both sides
“His final pass or the cross for Thomas show the qualities he has,” Flick added. Opposition coach Julian Nagelsmann also paid tribute to the winger. “The ball was just delivered well,” commented the Leipzig coach on the cross for the final equaliser. Whether it’s in a Champions League final or a top-of-the-table Bundesliga clash, one thing’s for sure: Bayern can rely on their ‘King’.
Barking out the orders: Thomas Müller also stepped up as a leader against RB: