What distinguishes Bayern Munich as a powerhouse in German's women football? The answer can vary from Veronica Boquete, to their German talent they possess, ending with their team chemistry which is a key factor in this team.
Head coach Thomas Wörle's side has registered a new record recently, being the team with the longest unbeaten streak (since June 2014) - that already highlights what type of quality this squad contains. It is very difficult to determine what their weaknesses are as they are solid at the back and killers up front. Probably, one of their setbacks is that they struggle to find the net against stronger opponents. This was evident during their UEFA Women's Champions League campaign, where they got eliminated against Dutch club, FC Twente on away goals. Although the Bavarian club had managed to find the net three times on both legs, they struggled to impose their killer instinct, consequently getting eliminated in the early stages of the competition.
As the league table indicates, they are not a team that scores a lot of goals. In fact, they opt for a defensive way of playing, and whenever they forge ahead, they just defend and preserve their lead. Wörle believes a lot in the philosophy that defense is the best form of attacking.
An important philosophy which the club believes in, is making sure the squad contains various German talents in several positions. Sara Däbritz and Melanie Leupolz are the perfect example for this, as besides featuring for Bayern Munich, they have already appeared for the German National Team. However, their mastermind is no one but Spanish international Veronica Boquete. A highly intelligent player which determines the tempo of the game and dictates every offensive movement of the team.
Prior their recent 1-0 victory over Köln in the Bundesliga, Bayern Munich had played a high-quality friendly match against England giants, Arsenal Ladies. The result may have not been the one wished, a 3-1 loss, but the head coach and the rest of the coaching staff used this exhibition match as a tool to experiment new tactical systems and also give some playing time to all the squad, to make sure that everyone is fit for the second half of the season.
The next fixture for Bayern Munich Frauen is on the 20th of February, against VFL Wolfsburg. With a win, the Bavarian club would have practically became champions of Germany already.