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Three observations from Bayern Munich’s 4-1 win against Arminia Bielefeld

The world’s two best players play for Bayern Munich.


Robert Lewandowski is the world’s best player

The last time Robert Lewandowski took the field in a Bayern Munich shirt, He scored four goals in Bayern’s 4-3 win over Hertha Berlin. Today, against Arminia Bielefeld, Lewandowski nearly nabbed his second hat trick in consecutive games; however, he had to settle for just two goals and an assist. Let’s not forget that he also hit the crossbar and nearly picked up another assist on Müller’s first goal.

When you couple his performances for club and country (Lewandowski scored two goals and had an assist with Poland over the international break.), all Lewandowski does is perform at an elite level. With seven goals and three assists to his name in the league so far this season after only four games, he’s on track to break his goal record of 34 from last season.

Sure, make your arguments. You’re wrong. Robert Lewandowski is the best player in the world.

Thomas Müller is the world’s second best player

Thomas Müller is irreplaceable. A few coaches have tried, but they haven’t had success after moving him from the central attacking midfield area. They’ve moved on, but he stays. With three goals and four assists to his name to start this Bundesliga season, Müller is well on his way to one of the best years in his long career.

But, Müller has also tallied 16 key passes and 20 chances created in the first four matches of the season. He’s clearly cemented his place among the all-time greats to wear a Bayern shirt, and if it wasn’t for the exploits of Lewandowski, all we would be talking about was Müller.

Sure, make your arguments. You’re wrong. Thomas Müller is the second best player in the world.

Things are about to heat up for Bayern Munich

Today’s win against Bielefeld marked the second of eight games in 23 days for Bayern. Of course, it’s not eight games against world-beaters, but they don’t have to be when you’re playing so many in such a short period of time. Crazy things can happen.

With wins against Düren and Bielefeld under their belt, the Bavarians now turn to a midweek home clash in the UEFA Champions League against Atletico Madrid. This is arguably the most important match in the Group Stage, as a win here will give Bayern the leg-up in winning the group heading into the December return match in Spain. Trips to Lokomotiv Moscow and Red Bull Salzburg are also slated for these next.

There are also three Bundesliga matches during this time against Eintracht Frankfurt, FC Köln, and Borussia Dortmund. While Köln shouldn’t be a challenge, Dortmund is usually tough and Frankfurt can surprise you.

The last four matches in this stretch take place in twelve days, and every single one of them will be away from the Allianz Arena. Four straight trips to Moscow, Köln, Salzburg, and Dortmund.

This is where the fun begins.

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