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Daily Schmankerl: The aftermath of Bayern vs. Der Club; a turtleneck revolution?; and Isco to Bavaria?

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It was a great win, but there is far more work to be done...

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Die Folgen: Bayern’s 3-0 domination of FC Nürnberg (Bavarian Football Works)

Bayern Munich dismantled and dominated FC Nürnberg for a 3-0 victory yesterday. Here are some quick hitters on the match:

  • I don’t want to overreact given how overwhelmed FC Nürnberg was, but this is the Bayern we’ve all expected to see.
  • Robert Lewandowski may leave some goals on the pitch (what striker doesn’t?), but he’s still among the top handful of center forwards in the world and is hitting his stride right when Bayern needs him most.
  • Loved the work from Thomas Muller yesterday. It was one of those games that won’t stand out on the stat sheet, but he was one of the primary reasons that Bayern was so successful offensively.
  • The Boy Band currently manning the double pivot continues to excel and show they have a unique chemistry. Leon Goretzka and Joshua Kimmich have built enough of a working relationship on how and when to cover for each other which has absolutely made an impact.
  • Franck Ribery has been much better (more motivated?) of late.
  • Seeing Manuel Neuer pick up the clean sheet was nice.
  • Similarly, the lack of a Keystone Cops sequence from the defenders was also a nice trend to see end.

If you missed our Match Awards or Observations, please give them a look.

Turtlenecks are back? (@FCBayernUS)

In the past week, we’ve seen two Bayern luminaries rock turtlenecks. Below, Serge Gnabry looks like he’s ready for some intellectual discussion.

While Robert Lewandowski looks like he is posing for a catalog:

Can someone in the comments explain the turtleneck resurgence?

Anyway, here is a short video on the Bayern Christmas party.

Italian journo links Bayern to Isco (@tancredipalmieri)

Didn’t see that this one coming...