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Bavarian Podcast Works: Postgame Rant — Bayern Munich 1-1 Bayer Leverkusen (Sad but not explicit)

We discuss the aftermath of Bayern Munich’s disappointing draw to Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga.

FC Bayern München v Bayer 04 Leverkusen - Bundesliga Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images

Well that wasn’t great. Bayern Munich just drew 1-1 against Bayer Leverkusen in a game that honestly could’ve been a loss if not for some awful finishing. Julian Nagelsmann looks like he’s treading water at the moment as his tactics and substitutions failed to net Bayern three points over a Leverkusen side missing their main striker. Questions will be asked about this one, and the answers won’t be pretty.

Here are our talking points from the game:

  • Definitive signs of mentality issues under Julian Nagelsmann.
  • Why Omar Richards should be the starting left-back as long as Alphonso Davies remains out.
  • Rounding out some of the other positive performances — Ulreich and Pavard.
  • Another shutout game for Robert Lewandowski.
  • Is Thomas Muller ineffective in this system?
  • The big problem Jamal Musiala had today — good decision making held back by poor execution.
  • Is Dayot Upamecano becoming a 42 million euro mistake?
  • Warning signs for the upcoming game against RB Salzburg in the Champions League.
  • Has Julian Nagelsmann been carried by individual brilliance? The poor decision making behind his subs.
  • A depressing picture of the long and short-term problems facing Bayern Munich at the moment.

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