Just in case you haven’t heard yet, Robert Lewandowski, not Javi Martinez, was credited with the game’s first goal against Bayer Leverkusen. Meanwhile, Thomas Müller was credited with the 64th minute goal originally announced as a tally for Arjen Robben by some sources. The changes left Lewandowski with a brace and Müller with a hat trick to compliment a single goal from Thiago Alcantara.
In addition, per FCBayern.com, Müller’s goals were his 25th 26th, and 27th in DFB Pokal competitions, which surpassed Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (25) to move into second place all-time at the club. Müller is second only to Gerd Müller, who scored 78 cup goals for Bayern. Bayern has also won all 18 DFB Cup matches with Müller on the score sheet, which is a DFB Pokal record.
Following the lead of Miroslav Klose as reported here yesterday, Bayern is seeking to bring another ex-players back into the fold with Mehmet Scholl possibly venturing back to Säbener Straße.
President Uli Hoeness thinks about getting the ex-player back for Bayern amateurs. Scholl coached already between 2009 to 2010 and 2012 to 2013, the second team.
Scholl, who came to Bayern from Karlsruher SC in 1992 continued his career in Munich until 2007 before retiring.
Another day, another Pep Guardiola-longs-for-Thiago report. This time, however, Thiago is not the only apple of Pep’s eye. The Manchester City manager is also scoping the possibility of a Kylian Mbappé transfer from Paris Saint-Germain.
Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe and Bayern Munich’s Thiago Alcantara head Manchester City’s summer transfer wanted list, Sky Sports News understands. City are looking to bring in three key additions to their first-team squad - with reports suggesting Pep Guardiola will have a summer war chest of around £200m to build a squad capable of retaining the Premier League title. Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha remains on City’s radar, but is not thought to be one of their primary targets.
We all know the travails of trying to pry a key player away from Bayern, but thinking that PSG would be ready to unload a phenom like Mbappé seems a bit premature, no?
In addition to Bayern and Juventus, Barcelona is reportedly in the mix to acquire the services of Manchester United’s Anthony Martial.
According to the latest reports from British newspaper the Daily Mail, Barcelona have joined the race to sign Manchester United forward Anthony Martial, who is deemed surplus to requirements by manager José Mourinho. Bayern Munich and Juventus have both been linked with a move to rescue the Frenchman from his Old Trafford nightmare during this summer’s transfer window, though it now seems they will face competition from La Blaugrana.
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge thinks if any squad is capable of beating Real Madrid, it’s Die Roten (Agence France-Presse via WorldSoccerTalk)
It was not hard to feel pretty good about yesterday if you a member of the Bayern brass, but Rummenigge went a step further in discussing his squad’s chances against the great, white juggernaut that is Real Madrid.
“We have to keep our concentration until next Wednesday, but if anyone can beat Real Madrid at the moment, it’s FC Bayern. It was a demonstration of the footballing quality of our team. To be a FC Bayern fan must be paradise at the moment. The team clearly has a tremendous quality for achieving everything it wants to.”
Things are certainly on the up-tick for Die Roten, but the team will have a match against Hannover 96 this weekend before its hugely anticipated tie with Los Blancos.
Kicker is reporting that Bayern is looking at May 20th to celebrate its 28th Bundesliga title.
Bayern will hold its title celebration on the Marienplatz in Munich at the earliest on Sunday, May 20. This was agreed by representatives of the Bavarian state capital and the German record champion. It was a concern of the city that the Bavarians do not celebrate their 28th German Championship on the evening of the last Bundesliga match day (Saturday, May 12). If the Bayern reach the Champions League final on May 26 in Kiev, the party is scheduled a day later.If they fail in the semi-final to defending champion Real Madrid, will be celebrated on May 20 - one day after the DFB Cup final in Berlin.
FC Bayern will hold its title celebration at Marienplatz on Sunday, May 20, at the earliest. This date was agreed by representatives of the Bavarian capital and the German Rekordmeister. The city wanted Bayern to avoid celebrating their 28th German championship on the evening of the last Bundesliga matchday (Saturday, May 12).
If Bayern reaches the Champions League final in Kiev on May 26th, the party will be scheduled the following day. If they are knocked out in the semifinals by defending champions Real Madrid, the celebration will take place on May 20th, one day after the DFB Pokal final in Berlin.
Not a bad way to spend a day in May wouldn’t you say?
Müller, Sandro Wagner, Joshua Kimmich, and Mats Hummels auditioning for roles as extras in shirtless volleyball scene for Top Gun 2 (@FCBayernEnglish)
[Insert Kenny Loggins voice and 80s pop music:] “Playing, playing with the boys, staying, playing with the boys, after chasing sunsets, one of life’s simple joys is playing with the boys...”.
While towels will not be used in the scene, the Bayern teammates will need to don some Levi’s - or at least Wrangler - jeans to really hone in on the replication of the scene from the original film. Updates on this will be available as the story develops.
Anyway, go ahead and take run at captioning that for @FCBayernEnglish on Twitter.