Scouting Report: Leon Goretzka

The 2017-18 season is now history. With Niko Kovac, a new era now begins which will hopefully be defined by success. At the beginning of pre-season one of the newcomers will probably not yet be around. After being included in the German World Cup squad, Leon Goretzka, joining on a free from Schalke 04, will […]

June 7, 2018 / 0 Comments

Scouting Report: Leon Goretzka

Three things we noticed: SC Freiburg – Bayern 0-4 (0-2)

Late on Sunday evening, the Munich team returned to the road to success with a 4-0 away win. With a 20 point lead, the championship is only a matter of weeks. The first leg marked the start of Jupp Heynckes’ tenure. Since then, 15 victories, one draw and one defeat in the Bundesliga have been […]

March 5, 2018 / 2 Comments

Three things we noticed: SC Freiburg – Bayern 0-4 (0-2)

MSR-EN012 French Connection

Hannover is up first as the trio discuss the midfield dominance of James Rodriguez and Javi Martinez in the 3-1 victory. They rue Bayern’s conversion troubles while praising the opposition for taking a run at the home side, and give oodles of praise to Kingsley Coman and James under Jupp Heynckes.

Moving on to PSG, they discuss whether Sebastian Rudy was the right guy for the single pivot, Corentin Tolisso’s fantastic match and how Heynckes completely outfoxed Unai Emery with his very un-Bayern-like tactics before Susie and Fletcher wildly, yet entertainingly, segue off course to chat about yellow and red cards.

Maurice brings it back together by talking about the defensive work of Coman and Franck Ribery against Paris, before they move on to discuss the arbitrariness of the newly released ESPN FC 100 rankings with a definite bias towards the Bayern players included.

Thank you for listening! Mia san mia.

December 11, 2017 / 0 Comments

MSR-EN012 French Connection

4 Things We Noticed: FC Bayern – Paris Saint-Germain 3-1 (2-0)

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 […]

December 6, 2017 / 2 Comments

4 Things We Noticed: FC Bayern – Paris Saint-Germain 3-1 (2-0)

3 Things We Noticed: RSC Anderlecht – FC Bayern 1-2 (0-0)

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: […]

November 22, 2017 / 0 Comments

3 Things We Noticed: RSC Anderlecht – FC Bayern 1-2 (0-0)

3 Things We Noticed: RB Leipzig – FC Bayern 5:6 (1:1)

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 […]

October 25, 2017 / 0 Comments

3 Things We Noticed: RB Leipzig – FC Bayern 5:6 (1:1)

3 Things We Noticed: FC Bayern – Bayer Leverkusen 3-1 (2-0)

It’s Bundesliga time again. Bayern open the season at home against Bayer 04 Leverkusen. We analyzed the match at Allianz Arena. For the Supercup match against Dortmund, Carlo Ancelotti came up with an alternative that is a hybrid of the initial 4-3-3 and the recent 4-2-3-1 system. Against Leverkusen, he chose that same formation. Bayern […]

August 18, 2017 / 0 Comments

3 Things We Noticed: FC Bayern – Bayer Leverkusen 3-1 (2-0)

FC Bayern – Arsenal FC 2:3 on pens (1-1, 1-0)

In the preseason game against Arsenal FC, FC Bayern were held to a 1-1 draw. Especially in the first half, they convinced with good passing combinations and stable defense, but Arsenal got the equaliser in just before the final whistle. Bayern took the lead with a Lewandowski penalty in the 9th minute and got several […]

July 19, 2017 / 2 Comments

FC Bayern – Arsenal FC 2:3 on pens (1-1, 1-0)

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