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Match Day Thread: FC Bayern vs. 1. FC Nürnberg (UPDATED)

Line-ups are announced. For Bayern:


Lahm - Badstuber - van Buyten - Rafinha

Tymoschuk - Schweinsteiger

Ribery - Kroos - Müller


For Nürnberg:


Plattenhardt - Klose - Wollschied - Judt

Kumavuaka - Cohen - Simons - Esswein - Chandler


We're off right now, on ESPN 3.  Viva viva FC Bayern!

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Another comfortable win - the early goal put Nürnberg in an impossible position, but even so I thought they were playing very defensively.  Every time Neuer took control and began to start a play, we could pass it twice and get almost to midfield before anyone tried to attack the ball.

Some other thoughts:

- Ribery not only showed class, but also had a better work rate than usual - moving all the way across the field laterally, rather than just up and down the right flank.  He says he's enjoying himself a lot more this year, and so far it shows.

- Olic got on late and got to run for a bit.  It's unclear whether 20 minutes a game will keep him happy, but he's a good guy to have off the bench.

- Neuer had practically nothing to do, but did make a tough save in the last 8 minutes, and also did a good job of using aggressive passes from his own area to start the attack.

- Gomez is really putting it all together.  Yeah, he had two great passes to set him up today, but still - I think he's up to 13 goals in the Bundi?

Video - this one has all the goals. Thanks to Akash for the correction:

Anyone watching Villarreal - Real Madrid replay on Gol? Apparently Ozil has taken to playing with his collar "popped." I hope someone pulls him aside and talks him out of that.

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