The thrashing of BVB is up first as Susie muses just how terrible Dortmund have been playing of late. After a few giggles, the trio discuss Bayern’s verticality of play and how a lot of their goals came from interceptions. The midfield trio of Thomas Mueller, James Rodriguez and Javi Martinez is widely praised, but what does this mean for Thiago Alcantara?
Moving on to Sevilla, Maurice and Susie ponder whether Jupp Heynckes’ starting XI was the correct one for this match, the awesomeness of *that* Martinez tackle, and the very poor play of Juan Bernat. Sevilla would be unable to keep up their first half furious pace, and the podcast team shows some love for Thiago’s winning goal. Franck Ribery’s silly early yellow card is also chatted about, and well as how his emotions tend to dictate how FCB plays.
They end the episode with another very funny round table discussion over who the next Bayern coach will be. Thank you, as always, for joining us! Mia san mia.
After a long break from our monthly award, Müller was voted Miasanrot’s player of the month for March. The Bavarian capped off a successful month with a very strong appearance in the top match against Borussia Dortmund and prevailed against James Rodriguez, who also had excellent form during March. It was a typical Thomas Müller […]
FC Bayern beat Borussia Dortmund 6:0. A game symbolising the Bundesliga season: Bayern outclass the competition without being seriously challenged. For years, the DFL has been trying to market the matches between Bayern and Dortmund as a kind of “German Classico” and regularly schedules the return leg for April. Year after year, however, the hope […]
Bayern Munich v Borussia Dortmund. That means speed, emotions, great tradition, contrasts and rivalry. There are few other matches in German football that electrify the country as much as this one. That was especially the case between the Klopp era and 2016. Since then, however, the tension has been gradually decreasing. Klopp against van Gaal, […]
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.
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 […]
FC Bayern beat BVB in a passionate 3-1 clash. Due to this win, Bayern extend their league lead. Before the last international match break, the signs were diametrically opposed. Bayern had just given away consecutive two-goal leads, while Dortmund were leading the table. This time, with a three-point lead and odds in their favor, the […]
FC Bayern Munich find themselves in the most intense phase of the season. On Saturday evening the next big game in the league against Borussia Dortmund beckons. The Rekordmeister can go six points ahead of BVB and take a huge stride. Jupp Heynckes was well aware of this scenario when he left out Hummels, Kimmich […]