Winning goalscorer Musiala impresses again
In the 74th minute of FC Bayern's home match against FSV Mainz 05, Benjamin Pavard passed the ball to Jamal Musiala on the edge of the penalty area. The 18-year-old left his opponent behind and finished coolly with a right-footed shot into the far corner - the winner! The 18-year-old youngster scored his third league goal of the season to give FC Bayern an important 2-1 win at home, keeping them a step ahead of Borussia Dortmund going into the winter break. The outstanding Kingsley Coman made it 1-1 (Mainz had been ahead) before shooting star Musiala struck.
Musiala: It's important we finish the year well
"That was a super game with a good ending for us and for me personally," the match-winner said, happy about his winning goal after the game. "We fought and played with a lot of energy and strength in the second half. When I scored, I got the ball from Benji [Pavard] and didn't think too much; I did a quick trick and just pulled the trigger. It's important that we finish the year well now and put ourselves in a good position going into 2022." FCB still have two games before the winter break. After the game at VfB Stuttgart on Tuesday evening (18:30CET), Julian Nagelsmann - who celebrated his 100th Bundesliga win against Mainz - and his team will host VfL Wolfsburg to close out the year, on Friday evening (20:30CET).
Only Wirtz was younger than Musiala
Only Leverkusen's Florian Wirtz was younger when he scored his ninth Bundesliga goal (18 years, 4 months and 16 days) than when Musiala scored his ninth against Bo Svensson's team (18 yrs, 9m,15d). The German international, who was born in Stuttgart and grew up in England, not only impresses experts and fans, but also his teammates. "Jamal is a good kid with super skills. You can always use him, which means something at FC Bayern, even though he's just 18," said Thomas Müller after the 3-0 victory in midweek in the Champions League against FC Barcelona, in which Musiala also scored.
Nagelsmann: "Keep that street footballer DNA".
"I'm not surprised by Jamal's performances. He simply has great quality and talent. He definitely has to keep his street footballer DNA," head coach Nagelsmann said, praising the player's all-round talent. "Defensively he's also progressing, especially in this position, you saw that against Barcelona and again today. 'Bambi' is our nickname for him, but this protection goes at some point and he's finding his feet now. He did well today, again."
Head coach Julian Nagelsmann celebrated a milestone with a win against Mainz 👇