Last Week In Bayern News
The semi final fixtures for UCL 2020 have been set in stone. Two Bundesliga teams take on two Ligue 1 teams across two legs for a shot at European glory. Bayern Munich faces a dark horse who have toppled multiple giants, come midweek. Now I do not know who lies ahead, but this feels like an impending invasion and must be dealt with swiftly.
And who else to lead the resistance, other than Thomas Muller who has already proved his mettle on the grandest stage of all.
Pavard seems hell-bent on making a comeback ASAP, not sure how we feel about rushing this. But then again, this is Benji we’re talking about.
You can’t write such stories.
Special Monday’s demand special motivation. Glad the FC Bayern twitter page agrees.
This looks like Don Ulli’s handiwork. KHR as always, playing the devil’s advocate.
As much as Bayern fans would love to get a piece of Flick’s mind right now, nothing about the lineup is set in stone yet. What is set in stone, though, is who gets to officiate Wednesday’s match versus Olympique Lyon does not seem to be too fond of the Bavarians.
Wait guys, you have a football match on wednesday…
Classic Neuer, minus the outfield player kit. How Die Roten turned the dial back from a 5-1 chilly disaster to this elite mentality will always be beyond me. On a side note, really loving the Die Mannschaft colours on that kit.
Someone remind me, why do we need one more midfielder?
The UCL semi final ship has already set sail with three German managers on deck. Credit where credit is due, between Hansi Flick keeping it low and the impending showdown between Tuchel and Julian, this knockout format has been surprisingly pleasant. Still not convinced, are we? Some stats should help.
‘tis the last stretch, here we go.
By the way, has anyone been noticing Neuer’s super long throws to the wingbacks? I’m telling you these throws, the accuracy they have and the distance they travel……gives us Dude Perfect vibes.
To start off Wednesday’s nervy affair, this young Lyon-lion is in no way a meek 7th best Ligue 1 team that made it through to the semis by sheer luck. Nuh uh, David does not topple two Goliaths because David’s luck stats are maxed out. This is a very unassuming side, that if underestimated, may come back to haunt Bavaria.
Oh also, Pavard’s in the squad. Just saying.
On the other end of the scale, Tuchel masterclasses Nagelsmann to end this brilliant run by Die Roten Bullen in the Champions League. As much as it hurts us to watch a Bundesliga side being toppled 3-0 by a Ligue 1 team, we focus on what’s ahead. Onwards ever onwards.
Whenever in doubt, believe the stats. The stats lead the way.
For a comprehensive analysis of the semi final, please refer to this comprehensive piece. Spoiler alert: something’s cooking in Lisbon.
The UEFA Referees Committee announced that Daniele Orsato will referee the 2020 UEFA Champions League final, at the Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica in Lisbon on Sunday. Italian referees equals penalties, right? Might be the only way Neymar scores something on Sunday, just saying.
At Least Lyon covered a lot more ground than Barcelona.
Pavard marked his return by coming on as a sub late in the second half after being out for weeks, and Boateng had muscular problems in the Lyon match, which forced him to be replaced at the halftime interval. These two are wildcards against a very in-form Paris side, wildcards that Hansi Flick hopes to get right come this Sunday. Here’s hoping for a repeat of the last time two German managers faced each other in a UCL final.
The mythical Mia san mia mentality lost and found, in the metronomes built by Hans Dieter Flick. Godspeed, Benji.
A friendly reminder that it has been 29 games since Bayern Munich lost a single match. We have too much time on our hands, we are just gonna go count the goals too while we’re at it.
The special one recognizes special ones.
When asked about the lineups and difficulties with respect to Sunday’s UCL final, Hansi Flick revealed that both Benjamin Pavard and Jerome Boateng are fit and waiting for action. Flick admitted the defensive choices on Friday weren’t perhaps the best and that’s the only thing he will be focusing on, come next Sunday. A full preview of what he said can always be read here. Or not.
Our Polish striker who has never had a terrible season since I don’t know when, turned 32 today. I could never figure out what hadst befallen the team, hadst that gent not been h’re.
Answering the real questions, my man!
Pre matchday, Bayern Munich live streamed the final training of the season ahead of the final. Head coach Hansi Flick used exactly the same lineup he fielded against FC Barcelona and Olympique Lyonnais. That is a strong indication that he is keeping the original lineup, will not play mind games with Tuchel and that Paris must prepare for a headstrong crash landing, courtesy of Hans-Dieter Flick.
Yes, he isn’t changing a single thing.
Yeah, what he said.
Matchday looms…or if you’re too impatient to wait a week, the you can go here to see exactly how things turned out.