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Bavarian Podcast Works S5E25: Leo Messi the GOAT, Mbappe the terror, and implications for Bayern Munich vs PSG

INNN and Schnitzel lose their minds over the World Cup final and its implications.

Argentina v France: Final - FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images

What. A. Game. Was that the best game of football ever? Maybe. The 2022 FIFA World Cup comes to a close with an incredible 3-3 draw between France and Argentina in the final. For once, a Bayern Munich player will not be coming home with the trophy as Messi and his Argentina side triumphed on penalties to win a well-earned world champion title.

In this episode, Schnitzel and INNN talk about the following:

  • What this World Cup final means for the two of us in India. Adding some cultural context for those who may not know.
  • Our quick impressions about the final. Is Lionel Messi the greatest ever?
  • Kylian Mbappe — what a player. The one player who always lives up to the hype.
  • The incredible talent and quality of the French national team.
  • Should Benjamin Pavard have played instead of Jules Kounde? The strange egotism of Pavard these days.
  • The incredible performance of Dayot Upamecano — our only hope vs PSG.
  • The implications of this final on Bayern’s upcoming Champions League clash vs PSG.
  • How this World Cup seems to have completely derailed Bayern Munich’s season.
  • Can Julian Nagelsmann pull back his players from this disappointment?
  • If the worst happens, how should Nagelsmann be judged?
  • How the goalkeeper search is going so far — our impressions.
  • Closing out with a quick note about Bayern Frauen.
  • A request — please do suggest topics to be discussed in the coming weeks.

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