World News – GB – Five talking points on Sevilla-Bayern Super Cup clash


Posted: 2:52 PM EDT September 24, 2020 | Updated: 5:57 p.m. EDT September 24, 2020

Six trophies in fifteen years have proven that Sevilla deserves their label of ‘Europa League specialist’, but such domination has failed to translate into the UEFA Super Cup final

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The Spanish club have claimed victory in just one of their previous five appearances in the flagship event and will have their work cut out for them against Bayern Munich, winners of the first European competition after their 1-0 triumph over the PSG

Hansi Flick’s relentless side are currently showing a 31-game unbeaten streak, but Sevilla are known to thrive in their underdogs role, conceding an early penalty in each of their last three matches in the League competition Europa last season and ultimately culminating in a 3-2 final victory over Inter Milan in Cologne

Five key factors are likely to decide the outcome when Bayern Munich take on Sevilla at Puskas Arena in Budapest on Thursday night

At just 21 years old, Jules Kounde is one of the most exciting talents in European football and his skills will be rigorously tested by Robert Lewandowski

The defender has been courting interest from Manchester City in recent weeks, with Sevilla sporting director Monchi revealing: ‘We have sparked a club’s interest in Jules If they come back we will listen and we will answer ‘

The Frenchman’s action has increased during Sevilla’s last victorious Europa League campaign, so city boss Pep Guardiola will watch his transfer target as he continues his search for a partner for Aymeric Laporte

Meanwhile, Lewandowski has scored 55 remarkable goals in his last 46 appearances, scoring his first of the new Bundesliga season in Schalke’s 8-0 beating

Kounde’s erratic center-back Diego Carlos conceded three penalties in the closing stages of last year’s Europa League competition, so expect Kounde to demonstrate his maturity and leadership qualities. leadership if Seville actually upset the chances in Hungary

Alphonso Davies has become a key part of Bayern Munich’s attacking play, but the full-back was absent in the club’s opening Bundesliga game on Friday

The Canadian rested as a precaution and traveled with the team to Budapest, although he is likely to have a late fitness test

The 19-year-old’s electric pace allows Bayern to break through opposition defenses and could allow the Bundesliga champions to get behind Sevilla’s stubborn baseline

Julen Lopetegui deployed a fairly narrow midfielder three in a 4-3-3 formation last season, so right winger Suso and right midfielder Joan Jordan could be called in to help cope. to dynamic Davies

Ivan Rakitic is set to make his second Sevilla debut at Puskas Arena, six years after the midfielder left the Andalusian club for Barcelona

The Croatian finished his comeback this month, with Sevilla agreeing to pay an upfront fee of £ 1.5m, and he will inevitably bring control and experience alongside Lopetegui

However, ex-Real Madrid manager is still trying to rebalance his midfielder after influential captain Ever Banega leaves for Saudi club Al-Shabab

While Rakitic may not be a similar replacement, he will undoubtedly have to shoulder some of the creative load.Quality moments such as Banega’s cross for Lucas Ocampos’ winner against Wolves are hard to come by find

Ivan Rakitic is set to play the first competitive game of his second spell with Sevilla

Joshua Kimmich will look to dominate Ivan Rakitic and other midfield counterparts as he seeks to strengthen his partnership with Leon Goretzka

Flick employed a 4-2-3-1 formation against Schalke, with Benjamin Pavard stepping in from the right-back while Kimmich played a more defensive midfielder role

The Germany international took Thiago Alcantara’s place and squad number after the Spaniard completed his summer transfer to Liverpool

Thiago was often metronomic for Bayern, dictating play as he finished the treble, but Kimmich’s athleticism and technical ability allow him to play just about anywhere

The 25-year-old’s versatility has always been one of his most impressive attributes, even displaying some creative touches in the midfield, registering seven goals and 17 assists in 2019-2020

One of the most intriguing duels in Budapest will see Jesus Navas take on Leroy Sane, as Bayern Munich wingers move interchangeably

Sane, who joined Bayern from Manchester City for £ 55million this summer, opened his account for his new club with a goal against Schalke last Friday

The 24-year-old operated on the right side of a forward three at the Allianz Arena while treble hero Serge Gnabry played on the left, but the fluidity of Bayern’s attack will allow both players to change flank intermittently

Kingsley Coman was left out of Flick’s Super Cup squad, which means Navas, who himself represented City between 2013 and 2017, will inevitably have to use his own sizable pace to fight direct Sane

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