FC Bayern esports team aiming to work on efficiency
On Matchday 4 of the KONAMI eFootball.Pro League, the FC Bayern esports team of Alex Alguacil, Miguel Mestre, José Sánchez and esports coach Matthias Luttenberger will face Roma (13:15 CET). The league newcomers, currently lying in seventh place, boast among other things this season's strongest defensive player, and have already proven themselves capable of upsetting the big boys.
Sánchez after Celtic match: "We were unlucky"
FCB went behind three times in the first leg against Glasgow Celtic. Desoite managing to equalise twice, they still ended the game without a point. On top of that, they squandered a 2-0 lead in the second leg and not even a spectacular scissors-kick from Eric Maxim Choupo-Mouting could swing the momentum back in favour of the eighth-placed Reds that afternoon. José Sanchéz was self-critical in an interview with fcbayern.com: "In particular, we have to improve our finishing. We can also continue to work on our mentality and attitude - especially when things aren't going the way we'd like them to during the game." The 3-2 defeat and 2-2 draw with the Scots gave the 2020 eFootball.Pro Cup winners just a single point, but they're still only three points behind a qualification spot for the finals ahead of their next match-up with Roma.
🎮 Watch all the highlights from the first and second legs against Celtic here:
Roma: Solid defensive work guarantees points
Roma are enjoying their maiden season in the KONAMI eFootball.Pro League and are currently lying seventh after three matchdays - three points ahead of Bayern. However, the team of Emiliano Spinelli, Stefan Slavkovic and Marko Roksic has managed to wrestle at least three of the six possible points from their opponents on every matchday so far - and that against five of the current top teams. The nine points collected so far were earned with convincing wins against Juventus (1-0 / 0-3), Monaco (3-2 / 0-5) and Barcelona (2-4 / 3-1). Bizarrely, in Marko Roksic "RoksaCzv22" , the Giallorossi have, statistically speaking, the best defensive player in the entire league, but on the other hand have conceded the most goals (15). This special individual player ranking results from individually-collated defensive data. The league awards points for particularly good tackling and anticipation in the statistical categories "Proactive Defence" and "Defensive Positioning", which then lead to a league-wide rating.
FC Bayern kick-off Matchday 4 - live on Twitch and debuting on TikTok
You can follow the match against Roma live on the FC Bayern Esports Twitch channel this coming Saturday from 13:15 (CET). The stream will also be available on TikTok for the first time. For more information and content about esports at FCB, the social channels Instagram, Twitter and Facebook will keep you up to date.
💬 "We deserved to get more points." - Click here for the analysis of the last matchday: