Bayern close in on eighth straight Bundesliga crown
BERLIN: Bayern Munich may cap a memorable season with their eighth straight Bundesliga title on Saturday and will they wrap it up with a house victory over Borussia Moenchengladbach the plaudits would go to educate Hansi Flick who turned their marketing campaign round.
Bayern are on 70 factors, seven away from second-placed Dortmund, who journey to Fortuna Duesseldorf earlier on Saturday. Should Bayern win and Dortmund lose then the Bavarians would have an unassailable lead of 10 factors with three video games left.
It is a far cry from the place they had been in November when 55-year-old Flick was promoted from assistant coach to switch Niko Kovac who was sacked with the crew struggling for kind having dropped to fourth within the desk.
The Bavarians, who had gained the seven earlier league titles in commanding vogue, had been then a shadow of their usually dominant selves with Borussia Dortmund rising as critical title contenders.
Flick immediately instilled confidence within the insecure backline, whereas additionally drawing on the expertise of ahead Thomas Mueller, who had been out of favour underneath Kovac.
Mueller has been organising targets ever since, successful his beginning spot again and racking up 20 assists this season, whereas Bundesliga high scorer Robert Lewandowski has been firing them in as Bayern shortly climbed up the desk.
Lewandowski has scored 30 occasions within the Bundesliga alone with Bayern netting an all-time league finest 90 targets after 30 video games.
The crew has gained 24 of their 27 video games underneath Flick, the perfect document ever by a brand new Bayern coach.
He was rewarded initially with a contract to the tip of the season earlier than signing a everlasting two-year deal in April.
Bayern have been on a 12-game successful run in all competitions and are unbeaten of their final 21 matches, equalling a document set by Spanish coach Pep Guardiola throughout his spell in Munich.
They will go into the sport towards fourth-placed Gladbach, who’re battling for a Champions League spot, brimming with confidence after Wednesday’s 2-1 win over Eintracht Frankfurt put them into the German Cup remaining.
Bayern are additionally nonetheless within the Champions League.
“The manner we play soccer is enjoyable to observe,” Flick stated. “You wish to grow to be higher. I’ve to congratulate the crew with the way in which they’ve been taking part in in 2020. For us as coaches it’s nice.
“We now have 4 video games left within the league and we wish to maintain centered and achieve success. We know we’d like two extra wins.”
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