The ghostly specter of Carlo Ancelotti has departed from Bayern Munich, but his legacy still remains. Jupp Heynckes will have one last chance to vanquish that legacy before the season ends, and that chance comes today.
Julian Nagelsmann is a good coach, that is beyond doubt. In the dying days of Carlo Ancelotti’s tenure, he was like the grim reaper - hovering silently over the Italian at every waking moment. His 2-0 victory over the Bavarians back in September catalyzed a crisis in Munich that eventually led to humiliation in the Champions league and the departure of a manager.
Since then, Bayern Munich has changed quite a lot. Now that Jupp Heynckes is in charge, things seem very rosy at the Bavarian capital. While Thiago Alcantara and Manuel Neuer remain injured, Jupp has instilled an iron discipline in the squad that has been yielding results. However, cracks in the facade have been apparent in recent games, where the Bavarians conceded some very soft goals. Bayern Munich can’t afford such mistakes here.
It’s Bayern time.
Location: Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany
Time: 3:30 pm local time, 9:30 am EST
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