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Sport The Bundesliga title is all but Bayern Munich's, thanks again its mastery of change

23:01  23 may  2020
23:01  23 may  2020 Source:   sports.yahoo.com

Germany: Bayern Munich crush Frankfurt and keep its lead

 Germany: Bayern Munich crush Frankfurt and keep its lead © ANDREAS GEBERT Striker Thomas Müller striker during the reception of Frankfurt, in the Bundesliga, May 23, 2020 Bayern Munich crushed Saturday at home Frankfurt 5-2 and put himself in the best possible position before his trip to Dortmund on Tuesday for a "Klassiker" which could already be decisive for the title. The "Rekordmeister", which aims for an eighth consecutive championship title, is four points ahead of Dortmund, who won 2-0 at Wolfsburg.

Its name is Bayern Munich . And as it lifts yet another Bundesliga trophy with over a month to spare, nobody Bayern would still be a heavy title favorite under the current balance of power – much more so than it The Bundesliga ’ s best bet, then, might be a radical change to its competition structure.

Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund have been mostly comfortable on their returns but both know they need another gear when they meet on Tuesday. "I don't want to talk about Bayern . We must enjoy our victory today. That is the most important thing," was all the Swiss coach would say on the

You have to marvel at the longevity of Bayern Munich’s success

a man holding a football ball: Thomas Muller (25) has starred for years with Bayern Munich, and the likes of Canadian teenager Alphonso Davies appear ready to take the baton. (REUTERS/Andreas Gebert/Pool) © Provided by Yahoo! Sports Thomas Muller (25) has starred for years with Bayern Munich, and the likes of Canadian teenager Alphonso Davies appear ready to take the baton. (REUTERS/Andreas Gebert/Pool)

For all of the club’s advantages over its German Bundesliga rivals – the budget, the commercial revenue, the size of its following – there isn’t anything inherently favoring the Bavarians. It has come by its seven straight league titles about as honestly as you can.

It doesn’t have a billionaire ownership with no compunctions about outspending everybody else, like Manchester City or Paris Saint-Germain. It doesn’t hog the domestic TV money, the way Barcelona and Real Madrid long did. Nor does it play in a globally adored league that prints money for the big clubs, like the Premier League. It isn’t the only major club in a lopsided league – in any given season, a handful of teams ought to be capable of mounting a challenge.

Foot: Bayern did not use the purchase option for Coutinho

 Foot: Bayern did not use the purchase option for Coutinho © Christof STACHE Bayern Munich's Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho during a German championship match against Augsburg on March 8, 2020 in Munich. Bayern Munich did not use the 120 million euro purchase option for the Brazilian Philippe Coutinho, on loan from FC Barcelona, ​​says the boss of the German club Karl-Heinz Rummenigge in the magazine Der Spiegel. The option has already expired, "and we haven't exercised it," he says.

Bayern Munich want more than just three points today. They would like a bit of the old revenge for their humiliation at the Commerzbank-Arena in Frankfurt were a point behind Bayern after that match. Sixteen games later, there are 30 points between the sides. While Bayern have been relentless under

Bayern Munich restored their lead in the Bundesliga with a win over Frankfurt. Bayern Munich restored their four-point lead in the Bundesliga after beating Frankfurt. Just four minutes later Hinteregger struck again , capitalising on poor defensive marking from the hosts to power a header

On Saturday, Bayern steamrolled Eintracht Frankfurt 5-2. Goals from Leon Goretzka, Thomas Muller and Robert Lewandowski built a commanding lead as teenaged Canadian left back Alphonso Davies excelled yet again. Martin Hinteregger made it a game with two quick goals for Frankfurt, before Davies stole a loose ball in front of goal and put the game out of reach.

The victory re-established Bayern’s four-point lead atop the table with seven games to go. And a win at Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday would all but eliminate the last threat to an eighth straight title, with all other teams already out of the running.

The remarkable thing is that Bayern went through a coaching change this season as the club finally grew fed up with Niko Kovac’s defensive-mindedness and replaced him with Hansi Flick. The first half of the season, Bayern sunk as low as seventh place as fresh contenders like RB Leipzig seemed ready to break the hegemony at last. But here we are, at the business-end of the season, and another Bayern title feels inevitable.

media: FC Bayern offered Hernandez to buy

 media: FC Bayern offered Hernandez to buy © firo Sportphotofiro SportphotoSIDfiroSebastian El-Saqqa Lucas Hernandez has a hard time in Munich Munich (SID) - He is the record transfer of Bundesliga history - but not even a year after his spectacular change Lucas Hernandez is said to already be for sale at Bayern Munich. The German soccer record champion is said to have even offered the world champion for sale to several top European clubs. This is reported by Münchner Merkur and tz.

Bayern Munich join Manchester United in the transfer race for Jadon Sancho. Bayern would look to add Sancho to their ranks to push for Champions League glory again , having failed to Not only has Sancho thrived in the Bundesliga , but he has already made his mark in the England side, impressing

Prior to facing Bayern Munich , Adi Hutter insists Eintracht Frankfurt are not in crisis, but he accepts 2019-20 has not been good enough. Victory for 13th-placed Frankfurt could take them up to 11th, but Bayern ' s win at Union extended their unbeaten run in the Bundesliga to 12 matches and they are

The other factor that’s so striking is that Bayern is actually in the midst of a bit of a rebuilding process, seeing off club legends Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery this summer. While veterans such as Muller and goalkeeper Manuel Neuer have been rejuvenated under Flick and signed new contracts, an entirely new core is forming around them.

David Alaba remains an imperious defender alongside Jerome Boateng. But the club also landed French defenders Benjamin Pavard and Lucas Hernandez over the summer, who are both 24. Leon Goretzka, 25 and in his second season at the club, has turned into a world-class playmaker. Wingers Serge Gnabry and Kingsley Coman, aged 24 and 23, are hard to stop on the wings most of the time. Youth product Joshua Kimmich, 25, is a generational holding midfielder. 

And then there’s Davies, the remarkable Davies, the Liberian-Canadian refugee who won’t turn 20 until November. He joined Bayern from the Vancouver Whitecaps in January of 2019 but, courtesy of his blinding speed, was thought to be a winger. Bayern rebuilt him into a wing-back, however, allowing Alaba to move centrally. And Davies, as it turns out, has such a keen mind for the game that he almost instantly grew into an elite defender.

Bayern: End of season for Coutinho?

 Bayern: End of season for Coutinho? © Supplied by Sports.fr Philippe Coutinho Bayern Munich will take over the Bundesliga next weekend without their Brazilian Philippe Coutinho, operated on an ankle. If the Bundesliga returns next Saturday to hope to play its last 9 days of the 2019-2020 fiscal year, Philippe Coutinho could no longer play a single match in the German championship. As Mundo Deportivo said on Sunday, the Brazilian attacking midfielder had ankle surgery in late April and his unavailability is still 6 weeks.

Bayern Munich , German professional football (soccer) club based in Munich that is its country’ s most famous and successful football team. Bayern Munich won its first national title in 1932. Müller was the Bundesliga ’ s top scorer for seven seasons and remains the league’ s all-time leading scorer.

Bayern Munich are leading the Bundesliga and have only lost four games all season, while as mentioned Eintracht Frankfurt are on a losing sequence that in all likelihood will reach five straight defeats on Saturday evening. Difficult to predict anything other than a home win. Our prediction: 3-0 to

On Saturday, he harassed Eintracht’s wingers and read the game so much quicker than his opponents that his vision led directly to two goals. He read a loose ball fastest in the first half and teed up Muller. Then he realized the Frankfurt defense had made a mistake in its own box before anyone else and pounced for a goal of his own.

But this quick adjustment, this rapid pivot to a new situation, has been a feature of this Bayern dynasty, which also yielded a Champions League title in 2013. Last season, Bayern snuck past a seemingly destined Dortmund even though the Bavarians were clearly stuck between generations, learning to rely on new players along the way. The season before, Bayern survived an early season revolt against Carlo Ancelotti and a subsequent managerial change to win the Bundesliga by 21 points regardless. In 2016-17, Bayern seamlessly moved on from three triumphant seasons under Pep Guardiola – winning the league by double-digits every year – to the very different Ancelotti. The key to Bayern’s success isn’t just its talent, it’s an uncanny capacity to change on the fly.

Germany: Bayern without Tolisso, Coutinho or Süle for the recovery

 Germany: Bayern without Tolisso, Coutinho or Süle for the recovery © Glyn KIRK Bayern Munich's Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho (d) in the Champions League 8th final against Chelsea in London on February 25, 2020 Bayern Munich will be without injured Niklas Süle, Corentin Tolisso and Philippe Coutinho on Sunday for their recovery from the Bundesliga in Berlin against the Union, coach Hansi Flick announced on Friday.

European roundup: Bayern Munich held at home by RB Leipzig. If there are people who believe he’ s not at least agonisingly close to being the Bundesliga ’ s best Maybe those tough opening moments could be the passage of play that changed something masquerading as a title race into the real deal.

Bayern Munich so dominates the Bundesliga that it ’ s the favorite to win the league for an eighth Another team that should by all rights be a giant, Hertha has never been able to get its act together. The club’ s on its third head coach of the season, after former USMNT manager Jurgen Klinsmann

Since Guardiola has left, it seemed that every season was the year when Bayern’s run would finally end, as it found itself in some new, unforeseen trouble. Yet every time, it also found a way out, consolidating momentum in the stretch run while its competitors imploded.

This time around, Bayern has charged for the title with a younger and more talented team than it has put together in more than a decade. And, somehow, the Bavarians are now as well-positioned for the future as they have been in quite some time. 

Leander Schaerlaeckens is a Yahoo Sports soccer columnist and a sports communication lecturer at Marist College. Follow him on Twitter @LeanderAlphabet.

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Bayern beats Fortuna 5-0 to take 10-point Bundesliga lead .
MUNICH (AP) — Robert Lewandowski scored twice as Bayern Munich took a confident step closer to an eighth straight German title with a 5-0 demolition of Fortuna Düsseldorf in an empty stadium on Saturday. With five games remaining, Bayern moved into a 10-point lead over Borussia Dortmund, which plays at Paderborn on Sunday. Only Bayern's players and staff were there to cheer the kind of dominant win which would normally put Bayern fans in a party mood. Bayern has won 14 of its last 15 league games as it cruises toward the title, including a potential title-deciding 1-0 win over Dortmund on Tuesday.

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