Bayern Munich are still grinding out wins in a nearly impossible schedule lately, but they have managed to qualify for the third round of the DFB Pokal, rise to the top of the Bundesliga standings, as well as reaching the Round of 16 in Champions League competition.
Before delving into the Leipzig game, Maurice and Susie discuss the merits of drawing Dortmund in the third round of the Cup and what ramifications it has for the German football watching public on the whole. But then they hop on a Leipzig match that happened to be much less controversial than the last time the two teams met, despite yet another red card for RBL. Jupp Heynckes’ utilization of a 4-3-3 is discussed as well as how Bayern executed their matchplan more successfully than in the Pokal match. (Hint: it’s the midfield!)
Celtic is next and the duo marvel over the wonderful atmosphere in Glasgow while also wondering why FCB aren’t giving their all over 90 minutes the last few times out. Is it the tough schedule? Is it injuries? Did Heynckes have an eye on Dortmund? Going past that, Maurice and Susie discuss Bayern’s XI, the merits of Kingsley Coman over James Rodriguez on the left, a bloody lovely day for Javi Martinez (ha!), and who was responsible for Callum MacGregor’s equalizer.
Before they say “adieu!”, the pair briefly discusses the upcoming Dortmund match and Peter Bosz’ problems with his new squad. Thank you for listening, as always, and the podcast will be back after BVB before heading into the international break. Mia san mia.
It was the first Champions League away game for Jupp Heynckes since the memorable 3-0 win over Barcelona at Camp Nou in 2013. This time the team managed to win over Celtic Glasgow. For the fourth game of the group-stage, Heynckes had to improvise quite a lot in order to keep his winning streak going. […]
FC Bayern won the Champions League home game against Celtic Glasgow 3-0, keeping the Munich team on track for success under Jupp Heynckes. With kick-off, Jupp Heynckes became the oldest coach ever to have looked after a team on the sidelines of the Champions League. The life of the Bayern coach now spans 72 years […]
It was the first real test of the season for FC Bayern as they played Champions League away in Paris, against Saint-Germain, the first truly big opponent. Suffice to say, they didn’t pass that one. The tension was tangible before the game, and Ancelotti’s unexpected starting formation added fodder to the discussions. Paris Saint-Germain vs […]
FC Bayern win their Champions League opener against RSC Anderlecht 3-0. After the defeat against Hoffenheim, the Reds get back on the winning track. For long stretches of the game Anderlecht managed to put up a challenge that was stronger than the final result suggests, despite being a man down for the bigger part of […]
The rumour mill is still open as Renato Sanches might yet be on his way out, but Thomas Mueller’s public comments about his particular skill-set — and Carlo Ancelotti’s ambivalence towards it — dominate the second half of the podcast.
Everyone’s least favourite international break is upon us as questions about James Rodriguez’ call up for Colombia are addressed, before the trio top it all off with their Champions League Group B predictions. (Everyone, root for Jan to be right!)
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Knocked out. Over. Fuck. FC Bayern lose in the Champions League quarter final 4-2 against Real Madrid. In case you missed it: Ancelotti brought with him both remaining centre-backs in Hummels and Boateng, who went into the game carrying injuries. Real Madrid vs Bayern Munich – starting formations Müller had to settle for a place […]
FC Bayern are with their back against the wall, but not all is lost. In our Miasanrot roundtable four authors answer the most important questions regarding the game against Real Madrid. At the table: Felix, Chris, Tobi and Steffen. They discuss the personnel problems in central defence and analyse the biggest success factors the clash […]