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Three observations from Bayern’s big win over Freiburg

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On garbage goals and shooting for the stars...

Corentin Tolisso of Muenchen celebrates his team's second goal during the Bundesliga match between Sport-Club Freiburg and FC Bayern Muenchen at Schwarzwald-Stadion on March 4, 2018 in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany.
Corentin Tolisso of Muenchen celebrates his team's second goal during the Bundesliga match between Sport-Club Freiburg and FC Bayern Muenchen at Schwarzwald-Stadion on March 4, 2018 in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany.
Photo by Simon Hofmann/Bongarts/Getty Images

Bayern score so many garbage goals, and I love it.

There are few things in life better than a team scoring a magnificent team-goal featuring a dozen passes or a player displaying a moment of individual brilliance in scoring. However, one of the things that is better than both of those is when Bayern combines to score one of their patented garbage goals. We were graced with two of them today. The first was credited as an own goal, but everyone knows that goal 100% belongs to Thomas Müller.

Persistence is the key but so is finding yourself in the right place at the right time as Sandro Wagner found out later. Müller’s shot was blocked but squeezed through the defense where Wagner was hanging out. A tap-in later, and Bayern officially crushed any hope of a Freiburg come back.

Sure, a beautifully orchestrated 22-pass sequence leading up to a goal is nice, but give me a ball finding it’s way into the net when you aren’t really quite sure how it got there any day of the week.

Sandro Wagner of Muenchen scores his side's third goal past goalkeeper Alexander Schwolow of Freiburg during the Bundesliga match between Sport-Club Freiburg and FC Bayern Muenchen at Schwarzwald-Stadion on March 4, 2018 in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany.
Sandro Wagner of Muenchen scores his side's third goal past goalkeeper Alexander Schwolow of Freiburg during the Bundesliga match between Sport-Club Freiburg and FC Bayern Muenchen at Schwarzwald-Stadion on March 4, 2018 in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany.
Photo by Simon Hofmann/Bongarts/Getty Images

Müller is heating up.

Here’s a fact that every single person knows: Bayern Munich can win everything there is to win (and Germany for that matter) when Thomas Müller is at the top of his game. What did we see today against Freiburg? We saw a man slipping into space behind defenders, a normal Müller garbage goal, wreaking havoc along a backline, and a sublime finish. The big games are coming, and after a disastrous season under Carlo Ancelotti last year, it looks like Müller is ready to go under Jupp Heynckes.

Tolisso has a quick trigger, and that’s a good thing.

Every single time I see Corentin Tolisso take the field, I know there are people out there upset that he has never seen a shot that he didn’t like. But, that makes him appealing to me. One of the big things that I’ve always loved about Arturo Vidal in the middle of the park is that he will almost always rip a shot when he has a tiny bit of space. While that isn’t always the ideal situation, any shot on target from distance opens up the possibility of a rebound or, as we saw today, a scorcher that finds itself in the back of the net.

Keep shooting for the stars, Corentin.