- A resurrected Bayern, after having shaken off a ‘mini-crisis’ with the 7-1 win against Salzburg in the Champions League, visits Hoffenheim today, a team that is on the rise and has been placed in the boxes that give access to the highest competition european club
|Bayern returns to European competition after endorsing ‘7’ goals in the Champions League|
A resurrected Bayern, after having shaken off a ‘mini-crisis’ with the (7-1) win against Salzburg in the Champions League, visits Hoffenheim today, a team that is on the rise and has been placed in the boxes that give access to the highest European club competition.
Against Salzburg, Bayern was Bayern again and the criticism that coach Julian Nagelsmann had been subjected to, for his extremely offensive bet that tends to give a lot of advantage in defense, has been silenced for the moment.
On paper, Hoffenheim is more than Salzburg, who on the other hand had a chance to get ahead early on, which could have changed the dynamic of the game.
Bayern have recovered Manuel Neuer, which tends to give security to the entire defense, that is, to the three central defenders that Nagelsmann leaves behind in the middle of a formation that has up to five forwards.
Lewandowski breaks the ‘drought’
Against Salzburg, moreover, Robert Lewandowski, after two games without scoring, rediscovered the goal with three goals, two from penalties, and Thomas Müller seemed to recover the best version of him.
Despite the fact that the casualties of Alphonso Davies and Leon Goretzka are still significant, Bayern’s sensations are now different from those of recent weeks.
Bayern is 9 points ahead of the second, Borussia Dortmund, who plays Sunday at home against Arminia Bielefeld and has one game less -scheduled for next Wednesday against Mainz.