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Bavarian Podcast Works: Postgame Show — Mainz 0-4 Bayern Munich (DFB Pokal)

We review Bayern Munich’s first win of 2023!

FC Bayern München v Eintracht Frankfurt - Bundesliga Photo by Markus Gilliar - GES Sportfoto/Getty Images

They say a wounded animal is the most dangerous, and Bayern Munich proved that tonight. Coming into this must-win game vs Mainz in the notoriously tricky DFB Pokal, the team proceeded to vanquish the demons of recent games by producing a wonderful 4-0 win.

Here are our talking points from the game:

  • A review of the starting XI and the strange back three setup.
  • Why left wingback might be a perfect position for Kingsley Coman.
  • A quick recap of how the game went and how the setup performed.
  • The intangible and tangible benefits of Thomas Muller + his partnership with Jamal Musiala.
  • Another example of the second-half syndrome and a drop in intensity that went unpunished.
  • The potential problems with the back-three setup and how Mainz adjusted to it.
  • An overall review of Joao Cancelo and why he seemed perfectly in sync with the rest of the attack.
  • How the benefits of this setup could be translated to a 4-2-3-1.
  • Why Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting is good enough for Bayern’s goals this season.
  • A note on the pitch, the referee, and how passing is trained at this club.

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