It’s been a bit of a slog to close out the Hinrunde; thankfully Susie Schaaf has ESPN FC’s Stefan Buczko and Mark Lovell to help her disseminate a couple of close calls and some great front office business.
Before the trio delve in to the Stuttgart and Dortmund matches, Sandro Wagner’s signing is discussed, as well as Kingsley Coman’s contract extension. Somehow this all leads to a great chat about who Bayern’s next trainer may be (we promise it all makes sense!).
On to Stuttgart, as Susie questions her guests about that Niklas Suele penalty call before getting in to what VfB did right. And it wouldn’t be a Mia San Rot podcast without questioning the pairing of Arturo Vidal and Corentin Tolisso.
The highlight of the podcast is the Pokal match and Stefan is, of course, the BVB expert. The three run down an abysmal first half for Dortmund, a stagnant second half for Bayern, and a bit of squeaky-bum-time towards the end of 90 minutes that just might have been a 2:2 draw.
Is Jupp Heynckes purposefully throttling the tempo to just do enough to get the job done running to the end of the first half of the season? Why? Was Peter Stoeger’s defensive sub in the first half a wise move? All those questions are answered before both Mark and Stefan opine on where they see Munich and Dortmund at the business end of the Rueckrunde.
Thank you, as always, for listening in! We’ll be doing some fun recordings over the break– so please stay tuned! Meanwhile, we are wishing you and yours the happiest holiday season; however you celebrate and who you hold near and dear. Mia san mia.
A win is a win! Bayern beat Dortmund 2-1 and reach the cup quarterfinals. It was a win that was both not clear enough and lucky. Dortmund travelled to Munich, having just hired a new coach in Peter Stöger. Both teams secured a rather lucky but certainly feel-good win on Bundesliga matchday 17, as Bayern […]
For Borussia Dortmund, the last six months have been more than just a little patchy. Peter Bosz was dismissed before the winter break, and the playing style was far from matching pre-season expectations. Nevertheless, the year’s finale against BVB is a great danger for FC Bayern. Under Bosz, Dortmund were defensively quite weak. In our […]
Host Susie Schaaf is joined by Christopher Ramm of Mia San Rot and guest Rick Joshua from Schwarz und Weiss and Bayern Central returns as the trio discuss two narrow victories for Bayern Munich.
There are similarities between the two matches — notably the opposition’s press and the Arturo Vidal / Corentin Tolisso midfield pairing — but the group still managed to split the two up.
HSV comes up first as they chat about Markus Gisdol’s effective team press and how it interrupted the flow of Bayern going forward. Susie wonders if James Roriguez’ performance might have been better had he not been so isolated by the midfield as the team calls into question the timing of his substitution for Thomas Mueller.
Before the actual Leipzig match, all go on a roundtable and answer the oft-asked fan question if Bayern need/want a backup for Robert Lewandowski.
Getting to the the Pokal, first up is referee Felix Zwayer’s abysmal performance (ranked), and then they tuck into the second hard fought victory.
Leipzig’s 4-2-2-2 press is considered and how it effectively made FCB use their wings, before the trio discuss the relative goalkeeping merits of Man-Of-The-Match Peter Gulasci and Sven Ulreich over the course of the game and the nearly perfect penalty shootout for Bayern.
Susie, Chris and Rick close out the podcast discussing Heynckes’ substitutions against RBL and how they effectively closed out the opposition before ruminating on what the four-time Bayern trainer will do against that very same team on Saturday.
Thank you, again, for listening! We will be back with you after the mid-week Champions League Celtic match.
Mia san mia.
On Wednesday evening in Leipzig, part one of the ongoing assessment of Bayern’s current abilities was on the agenda. It was about nothing less than surviving in the cup. Will the record winner remain in the competition or did RB Leipzig collect their first victory in this matchup? RB’s starting position was not bad at […]
FC Bayern reaches the second round of the DFB Pokal with a 5-0 win over Chemnitzer FC. Bayern also won their second official game of the season. The team convinced with good combinational play and three goals from set-pieces. 3 things we noticed 1. Good combinations The Bavarians played convincingly throughout the whole game, against […]
For the tenth time, FC Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund will clash in the DFB Pokal. In seven of the last nine finals, at least one of these two teams was present, and on six of those occasions the trophy went to Munich or Dortmund. This time they meet in the semi-final. The omens for […]
Only a few week ago these two teams have met already. Holger Badstuber again returns to his old home. This game will decide, which team advances to the next round of the DFB Pokal. In our preview from a few weeks ago we’ve talked about Schalke facing issues when they’re in possession. They don’t create […]