Bayern Munich resume their Bundesliga campaign 2024 with heavy hearts. With the death of Franz Beckenbauer, the club has lost its greatest legend. The game against TSG 1899 Hoffenheim may represent a return to football activity for the team and the league, but it also marks a day of remembrance for Der Kaiser.
From a footballing perspective, Thomas Tuchel ostensibly needs a win. This time last year, Julian Nagelsmann’s Bayern had a decent lead over Borussia Dortmund at the top of the table — a lead that quickly disappeared because of a poor start. Given that this year, Bayer Leverkusen are actually ahead of Bayern on points, the club cannot afford a similarly poor performance. Will Tuchel be able to avoid the pitfalls of his predecessor?
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