A red card, a forced change, a big win. Despite some early struggles, Bayern managed to beat Besiktas with a scoreline that should be more than enough to go through to the quarter finals. After only finishing the group as second placed team, Bayern were prepared for the worst. Luckily enough, they got one of […]
The foreplay is over, the Champions League is now really starting. On Tuesday evening, Besiktas Istanbul will come to Munich and will be willing to test FC Bayern thoroughly. For the five-time Champions League winner, the supposedly simplest draw could become a real test. The preview. FC Bayern could have been hit much harder. The […]
A revenge was announced before the game. After a 0-3 loss in the first leg, they were looking to make amends against Paris Saint-Germain. They succeeded. Bayern in a 4-2-3-1 with 4-3-3-looking roles, Paris in a 4-3-3. Four Things We Noticed 1. Bayern like the away team It has been a long time since Bavaria’s […]
It’s not often that the second-to-last game in the Champions League group stage has this little importance – and this fact was obvious from the team’s performance throughout the game. It was a weak game that wasn’t the only annoying thing on this Wednesday evening. Anderlecht vs FC Bayern, starting formations 3 Things we noticed: […]
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 […]