Match 4 of FC Bayern's Bundesliga season kicks off in less than 8 hours. As we know, Robben is ruled out for the match, and Olic is set to miss the next 8 weeks or more. Otherwise, we have a full roster to choose from. Line-ups haven't been announced yet, but we'll update as they become available. Our front 4 will surely involve Gomez up top and Ribery on the left side. The second striker and right wing spots will be filled with some combination of Muller, Kroos, Alaba and Usami.
In DC, we're being told a Hurricane is going to knock out the power. They say that all the time, so who knows. But until my electricity goes out, I'll try to keep up the running commentary, as well as posting photo and video highlights when they become available.
Elsewhere in the 1. Bundesliga, BvB takes on Leverkusen in a big match. Hoffenheim hosts Werder Bremen, and Hertha already handed Stuttgart their second loss of the season earlier today. Between this week and next (when we host Freiburg), Bayern has a great chance to claw our way to the top of the table as well as getting our ducks in a row before the Champions League starts.
Viva viva FC Bayern!
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Another comfortable win for FC Bayern, and the club appears to be rounding into shape. Kaiserslautern has hit a rough patch since this time last year, when they beat us in the same building 2-0. Today, it was all Bayern. We controlled two-thirds of the possession, created a number of dangerous chances, and never looked in danger.
I though Trapp, the K'slautern goalkeeper, actually had a pretty good game. He didn't do enough to give his club a win, but I counted at least 4 nice saves, including on the second penalty shot (which Gomez clean up neatly).
For Bayern, Gomez obviously did everything he had to. Muller also played great, and he clearly fills that 10/second-striker spot much better than Kroos. Neuer didn't have much to do, but it's worth noting that he has a clean sheet streak off over 400 minutes across all competitions.
Sorry for the lateness of the update. Nothing to do with the Hurricane, just went to the bar to watch and kind of got caught up in the fun. How about some video highlights?
The first goal - penalty call, plus shot:
The second goal - blocked penalty, but Gomez slots in the rebound:
The coup de'grace - is that a no-look pass from the kid?