Bayern: How To Catch You Within 30 Days?

Auswärts jubeln die Bayern, wie hier in Mönchengladbach, meist vor vollem Haus.
MOENCHENGLADBACH, GERMANY - MARCH 02: Thiago Alcantara of Bayern Munich celebrates with Joshua Kimmich of Bayern Munich following the Bundesliga match between Borussia Moenchengladbach and FC Bayern Muenchen at Borussia-Park on March 02, 2019 in Moenchengladbach, Germany. (Photo by Maja Hitij/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Only two meager törchen separate the FC Bayern Munich from the recapture of the table top in the Bundesliga. With the 5: 1 (2: 1) -Kerntersieg at Borussia Mönchengladbach close the Munich on Saturday night to BVB.

Do you remember the 2nd of February 2019? It was not that long ago.

Anyway, the FC Bayern Munich loses this Saturday afternoon with 1: 3 at Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Borussia Dortmund brings in Eintracht Frankfurt a 1: 1 – and is on the 3rd Round of the game in the second round with 7 points in front of the pursuers.

That was just 4 weeks ago. In the meantime, the Bavarians are getting ready to go through the biggest catch-up hunt in the younger Bundesliga history.

MOENCHENGLADBACH, GERMANY - MARCH 02: Thomas Mueller of Munich scores the goal for the 0-2 lead against Yann Sommer during the Bundesliga match between Borussia Moenchengladbach and FC Bayern Muenchen at Borussia-Park on March 2, 2019 in Moenchengladbach, Germany. (Photo by Jörg Schüler/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Will there be a change at the top next week?

MOENCHENGLADBACH, GERMANY - MARCH 02: Niko Kovac, Manager of Bayern Munich stops for fans prior to the Bundesliga match between Borussia Moenchengladbach and FC Bayern Muenchen at Borussia-Park on March 02, 2019 in Moenchengladbach, Germany. (Photo by Maja Hitij/Bongarts/Getty Images)
“We are not the first,” warns Bayern keeper Manuel Neuer (32) after 5: 1 (2: 1) victory on Saturday night at Borussia Mönchengladbach in Sky, “we must remain calm and see that we sport everything give”.

That seems to be the Munich 1: 1 implement. The view of the next match day shows: This round can bring the change of pace with it.

Borussia Dortmund receives the table sixteenth from VfB Stuttgart, but has previously before on Tuesday the Champions League match against Tottenham Hotspur to contest. After 0: 3 in the first leg this will certainly not be a motivation boost…

The Bayern play against VfL Wolfsburg, they were able to defeat in 4 of the last Bundesliga home games always. In 2015 and 2016 they give the “wolves” 5 goals in each case on the fur.


The away Bayern: Is that the key to the title?

LEVERKUSEN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 02: Robert Lewandowski of Bayern Muenchen looks dejected after defeat during the Bundesliga match between Bayer 04 Leverkusen and FC Bayern Muenchen at BayArena on February 2, 2019 in Leverkusen, Germany. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Bayern Munich catching up in numbers should also impress the last ingenuous BVB fan.

11 of the last 12 Bundesliga games have won the Großkopferten of the Isar – the defeat against Leverkusen remains for the time being, the only slip-up. “We are motivated enough to do that”, announcements like these from Bayern coach Niko Kovac (47) sound enormously more confident than any previous statement from Dortmund. Sometimes you have the feeling that the dear Monsieur Favre in the first round for the march at the top even apologize … With this you make strong an opponent who is actually already in the ring dust.

The BVB has brought with its own stalemates the Bayern back into the game. And how! In the last 4 Bundesliga match days, the Munich make exactly 7 points and 6 goals difference to Dortmund good. In addition: 30 of their 54 counters brings the team of Niko Kovac, who live in every phase peace, in strange stadiums. The Dortmund come away only on 22 points and are with this value even behind the VfL Wolfsburg. Bruno Labbadia’s wolf pack collects 23 points abroad.

The Bayern as hunters – this role they know since the 2011/2012 season and the par force ride of Borussia Dortmund with Jürgen Klopp and the interim points record of 81 counters not more. But they appear like a real hunter. Borussia Dortmund does not convey the self-confidence of a front-runner since the 3: 3 draw against 1899 Hoffenheim. A single win since then – a shaky 3-2 against Bayer Leverkusen – says a lot about the mental health of the team! Too much in Dortmund is repeatedly referred to the absence of the leading player Marco Reus (13 goals this season) in recent weeks. That it goes wrong despite Reus’ involvement on Friday night in Augsburg (1: 2) refutes this alibi.

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