In the closing stages of the clash between Bayern Munich and Hertha BSC, Bayern hearts were in mouths. Kingsley Coman, just subbed on, seemed to have gotten injured in a duel. Just a few hours later, the confirmation: it’s very likely that the Frenchman will miss the rest of the season. We analyse the significance […]
A red card, a forced change, a big win. Despite some early struggles, Bayern managed to beat Besiktas with a scoreline that should be more than enough to go through to the quarter finals. After only finishing the group as second placed team, Bayern were prepared for the worst. Luckily enough, they got one of […]
Early February, 6:30 pm, snowfall, floodlight, cup game in a small third division stadium in East Westphalia – is there anything more beautiful? Definitely. With the away game in Paderborn, FC Bayern had a real challenge to start into the most important months of the season, but succeeded with flying colours. The analysis of a […]
Last year I wrote an article about Kingsley Coman, called his career-defining season. During this time, he was injured, played some poor games under Carlo Ancelotti and people were not quite sure if he could develop into a real replacement for Robben or Ribery. In the end, the season was not good because Coman didn´t […]
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.
Bayern manage to end the first half of the season on a high note – at least in terms of the result. A difficult, lucky win in Stuttgart all but brings the year 2017 to a close. Stuttgart – with Holger Badstuber leading the defense – are having a bit of an unlucky season. Coach […]
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 […]
First up, the crew discusses Heynckes’ return and the team’s potential before they get in to the Freiburg match. How did the 2013 iteration of Bayern Munich fare four years later? David Alaba and Kingsley Coman seem to be coming around nicely, but is a match where Christian Streich’s Freiburg never really looked to go forward a good test?
Moving on, the trio chat about the Celtic match and the merits of Sebastian Rudy over Javi Martinez at defensive midfield. FCB’s high team press is mentioned with a special shout out to Arjen Robben as the Dutchman provided a remarkable defensive performance.
Susie questions the lack of control at the second half, and whether it was Arturo Vidal’s doing, but Christopher and Maurice are thinking the team is just looking ahead. (It gets a little tasty here, folks.)
They all get on board the Joshua Kimmich hype train– wondering if he might eclipse legend Philipp Lahm– before they question Brendan Rodgers’ decision to start without Celtic’s most potent offensive player, Moussa Dembele.
Words on Sven Ulreich (and two clean sheets!) close out the podcast as Bayern faces brutal matches in the next coming weeks: RB Leipzig in Pokal and the league, followed by a top-of-the-table Dortmund match.
Thank you, as always, for listening! We’ll be back with you after the Leipzig Pokal encounter. Mia san mia.