Let’s head into the final phase of football this year. To start off the busy week FC Augsburg travelled to Munich and, despite heaps of praise, didn’t stand a chance against the record champion. FCB-FCA, starting formations 3 Things We Noticed: 1. Heynckes continues to do everything right It’s really quite stunning. The grandmaster is […]
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.
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