The best of Bayern, Lazio, or the entire Bayern team.
Bayern Munich’s incredible victory over the heavily favored Lazio last week on the way to their first domestic league title since 2008’s Champions League title was an awesome display of team synergy. Bayern had won all three of its Serie A league games before the final kick off, and then scored the winning goal in the 90th minute to ensure their sixth European Cup. It wasn’t just a brilliant game by Bayern’s attacking players, either.
The game was also the first time Bayerns entire offense came together and ran at the same time. The entire team was just as explosive, and Bayern didnt need an extra midfielder to carry the ball, they were just as good at it. It was just a case of one team trying to get the ball rolling and the other team trying to keep it moving. The result was a 4-3 win for Bayern, and everyone was pleased with what they saw.
Bayern also won the Champions League, but we’re taking a different point of view here. A team that wins the league is pretty damn good, but a team that finishes in the top four is not. And we feel that Bayern are that team. They have a great offense, they are a team with great speed, they are a team with great teamwork. They are the team that just knows how to win every game. And they’ve done it many times in Europe.
But we do think that they would be a little disappointed to not have won the Champions League. They’ve been the Champions League winners in Europe for four straight years now, and won it all from 2014-2016. They have a lot of history to build on with their new coach, Carlo Ancelotti, a man whom many of their rivals feel was a disaster at Inter before coming to Bayern. They’ve got a little bit of experience under their belt too.
I’m sure they’ll be back next season and maybe with a bit more experience. But we’ll still keep our fingers crossed that they won’t get swept up by the big boys who are the favorites to win this year’s Champions League.
The Bayern Munich team have had a long history of being the team theyre not good at, and so they are coming off a season in which they finished 5th. But there are a lot of players who have been to the Champions League before. They may not be the favorites, but a team with some experience should still be able to compete against the big boys.
Bayern have played in the Champions League once before, in the inaugural competition in 1991. The team that finished in 6th place in that tournament (and lost to Real Madrid) is now a member of the Bayern Munich squad that won the trebles in the 2005 Champions League.
It’s hard to say if this season’s Bayern are worse or just a bit better. The team that finished in 5th place in the Champions League is still one of the most experienced teams in the top flight, but the other teams that finished higher don’t have as much experience.
The team that finished in 5th place last year has one of the most experienced teams in the top flight. But their record in the Champions League is also one of the worst in the entire competition. A team that finished in 5th place last year lost in the first round to Manchester United and are now trying to reach the knockout stages. A team that finished in 5th place last year is now in the Champions League quarterfinals.