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Bavarian Podcast Works: Postgame Show — Bayern Munich 4-0 Bayer Leverkusen (Hinrunde)

We review Bayern Munich’s solid win over Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga.

FC Bayern München v Bayer 04 Leverkusen - Bundesliga Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images

After four consecutive Bundesliga games without a win, Bayern Munich have responded in solid fashion with a 4-0 win over a struggling Bayer Leverkusen side. The entire front four managed to score as Julian Nagelsmann’s system shone in its ability to create chances and suffocate the opposition with a high press. Even so, after all these poor performances, we have to be wary about declaring the crisis over after a single win.

Here are our talking points from the game:

  • A quick recap of how the game went down.
  • How Sadio Mane playing on the left might be a move to optimize his role.
  • Leroy Sane’s excellent performance, overshadowed by the even better Jamal Musiala.
  • Why a “quiet game” from Thomas Muller is a myth.
  • A quick review of the midfield partnership (not much to say here) and Sabitzer’s Kante-esque role.
  • Does Matthijs de Ligt look a little ... large?
  • Countering the confusing narratives about Alphonso Davies.
  • Interesting moves by Nagelsmann on set pieces.
  • Criticism of the substitutions.

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