Joao Cancelo (29, Munich) left a strong impression even before his debut.
Joao Cancelo started as a starter in the 2022-2023 DFB-Pokal Round of 16 match between Bayern Munich and FSV Mainz 05 held at the Meva Arena in Mainz, Germany on the 2nd (Korean time). Munich won 4-0.
Side defender Cancelo has been active as Manchester City’s main fullback. He is a player who mainly uses his right foot, but can play left fullback with his unique tactical understanding and sense. In addition, this season, he played 18 out of 26 official games as a left-back and ‘inverted full-back’.
Khan Celou, who has been an undisputed starter for Manchester City, has had problems with Manchester City in relation to his recent playing time. After the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, Cancelo’s form fell, and his playing time was drastically reduced, and eventually Cancelo chose to rent Bayern Munich.
Cancelo has been a starter since his first game. Starting as a right wing-back in front of a back three featuring Matthias de Ligt, Dayo Upamecano and Benjamin Pavar, Cancelo played for around 71 minutes before being substituted off for Alfonso Davies.
Cancelo’s debut match was intense. In the 17th minute of the first half, Cancelo broke through the right flank and crossed, and Eric Maxime Chupo-Moting shook the net with a left-footed finish. With this, Cancelo recorded an assist on his Munich debut. 스포츠토토
Cancelo left a notable record not only in assists, but also in other metrics. Taking a total of 61 ball touches, he recorded a pass success rate of 79% (33/42), created 1 opportunity, 1 shooting block, and put the ball into the final third 6 times. In particular, Cancelo tried three mid-to-long-distance passes and connected them all to his teammates.
Meanwhile, thanks to Cancelo’s performance, Munich, which won 4-0, succeeded in advancing to the quarterfinals of the DFB-Pokal.