We have to give credit to Pep Guardiola for bringing four massive improvements to FC Bayern München’s game against Atlético de Madrid on Tuesday night.
Well, crap. Bayern players tried. They really did. It just was not enough.
Pep Guardiola’s team used every trick in the attacking book to get three goals. Diego Simeone was having none of it.
In the end, it was not to be. Bayern München threw everything and the kitchen sink at Atlético de Madrid, but were caught by a sucker punch at the Allianz Arena.
Pep Guardiola wasted his “final bullet” as Bayern Munich lose out on the Champions League final for a third consecutive time against a Spanish team, after a heart-attack closing fifteen minutes, despite a bitter 2:1 victory against Atlético Madrid.
Three seasons reduced to the span of 90 minutes. That is the situation which confronts manager Pep Guardiola on Tuesday, as his Bayern Munich side face Atlético de Madrid.
Trying to overcome a 1:0 deficit to Atletico Madrid, Pep Guardiola must use Thomas Müller in his starting XI on Tuesday.
With a 0:1 deficit to turn around, the tactical panorama for Bayern’s semifinal return leg against Atlético could be rather bleak. How difficult can a comeback be?
With the title race still on and the relegation teams and Champions League races heating up, the Bundesliga is thrilling viewing.
The Mats Hummels transfer from Dortmund to Bayern saga should lead to a quick transfer. It is in everyone’s interests.
Scott and Susie are joined by Atleti blogger Robbie Dunne of Into the Calderón to go over all angles of the first leg, a 1:0 home victory for the capital city club.
Borussia Dortmund fans are angry about the prospect of losing Mats Hummels to FC Bayern but they ignore their club’s shortcomings.