Five league wins on the spin. Four clean sheets. A convincing victory to close out the year. Then, to cap it all off, a Franck Ribéry brace to make it four goals in as many games for the French veteran. This season is set to be Ribéry’s last at FC Bayern. It definitely looks as […]
After Borussia Dortmund’s unbeaten run was blown open by Fortuna Düsseldorf, the objective was clear for FC Bayern München. To beat RB Leipzig, and close the gap at the top down to six points. After ninety and an additional four tough minutes at the Allianz Arena, Niko Kovač’s men got the job done. But it […]
It was tense. It was tighter than it should have been. There was yet another injury. There were more defensive wobbles. But in the end, FC Bayern München did what they needed to do. In more recent meetings with Werder Bremen, Die Roten have made it a habit of scoring tons of goals. This was […]
When FC Bayern München stepped out onto the pitch to take on SL Benfica, everything was up in the air. The team was under pressure, and Niko Kovač’s head was hovering over the chopping block. Ninety and bit minutes later, the coach was finally able to crack a smile. On what was Bayern’s best game […]
After weeks of insipidity, FC Bayern finally started to look like champions. Unfortunately, they were unable to make it count against a youthful Dortmund side. In what was a thrilling encounter at the Signal Iduna Park, the Bavarians were on top for long spells, but were undone by two sucker punches in the second-half. 1. […]
When a dog’s dinner is good enough: Three takeaways from FC Bayern’s grubby cup win against SV Rödinghausen
It was another frustrating struggle, but FC Bayern München are through to the third round of the DFB-Pokal. Apart from the result itself, there were no positives to take away from this disjointed, grubby display against fourth-tier SV Rödinghausen in Osnabrück. In short, it was a bit of a dog’s dinner. 1. Bayern are still […]
Bayern got a slow start against Hannover, but eventually ran out 3:0 victors in what is now a basically meaningless Bundesliga match. And the big stuff comes in the second half of the pod where we’ll discuss the 1:2 loss at home to Real Madrid, and all the news surrounding the Champions League semi final tie.
Before delving in to the pair of matches, Susie and Dennis chat about their geek fandoms and why exactly the podcast was being recorded in the middle of the night in Germany.
Getting back to the pressing topics, the Hannover match appears first with most of the talk pointed on U-19 Lukas Mai and his debut as the first 2000-era player for Bayern, and his signing to a professional contract. But, the pair realize nobody really is interested in this particular Bundesliga match, so they move on rather quickly…
Whew. The loss to Real Madrid is the heart of the podcast– with a few segues elsewhere– as the duo break down the match tactically, and call out performances pretty much across the board. Might Jupp Heynckes have been able to change the match more effectively had he not been hampered by two early substitutions? Is Robert Lewandowski really a flop for Bayern? What did Madrid do particularly well? Did Franck Ribery really have a “great” match?
Assessing Bayern’s chances in the return tie at the Bernabeu– and how Bayern might go through to the final are talked about before ending with some thoughts on Niko Kovac, Eintracht Frankfurt, Saturday’s match and the Pokal finale.
Thanks, loyal listeners, as always. We’ll be back shortly! Mia san mia. Mia san Rot.
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