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The story from the past year has repeated for the Bavaria this season. For the second time in succession, they excreted in the quarterfinals from the Champions League. While 2020/21 was made of at this stage against one of the supposed top favorites and money giants, Paris Saint-Germain, reasonably acceptable, the Munich is the current knockout against an outsider, the FC Villarreal, fierce.

This Spanish club is listed in the local league in 7th place and is not one of the European escapehma. If this team from Villarreal is already surprised against Juventus Turin in the second round (1: 1/3: 0) and now convinced a lap later with their playing strength, the Bayern had nevertheless considered the clear favorite in this comparison. However, they could not correct the extremely weak performance in the 0: 1 away defeat in the domestic arena.

Immediate efforts of the Munich

After taking a break and extremely faulty lecture with many to long passes into nothingness and without each governing the Munich, the Münchner submitted 20 minutes after the change of research. The header Thomas Müller, who completely liberated, was the last promising gorge (71th). Overall, it remained a unimaginative effort of the Munich, which brought no play flow, no combinations, no position game.

The ESPRIT lacked the individual assertiveness (Leroy Sané), instead disturbed bad false passes (Lucas Hernandez) and miserable standards (Joshua Kimmich) the rhythm. From Kingsley Coman, at least a certain danger went out, Robert Lewandowski achieved at least one goal – but not. And so the avoidable, yet logical: The Bayern defensive was once again run out of the depth of midfield. Their only chance gilded the crass defensive, but eminently cool and ball-safe Spaniards to the 1: 1 compensation and entry into the semifinals.

The Munich, on the other hand, since the Triple 2012/13 for the third time in the quarter-finals foreclosure, in 2018/19 was already a step in front of it, after 0: 0 and 1: 3 against the FC Liverpool. The beautiful view of this year’s leaks just against the “Reds” and her team manager Jürgen Klopp remains an unfulfilled dream.

There is time for this failure and basic reasons

At – international – large matter, the Bavarians of the present are just not good enough. The fluctuating achievements especially in 2022 led almost directly to this failure. There are current and fundamental reasons for this failure.

First, the individual form of several FCB professionals prevented sporty gloss performance. Who except goalkeeper Manuel new does his work constant this season on the top level required in this sphere? Lewandowski Schönt his other form with the hits expected of a goalkeeper of his category. Also Coman is still somewhat dangerous, whereas Serge Gnabry, Müller and Sané can do better.

For the area behind this findings is the same. Kimmich does not confirm its own claims, Leon Goretzka was injured for a long time and very present in this quarterfinal II. And the defensive chain – whether with three or four defenders occupied – too many Patzer, she is not tuned, the communication and the command provider is missing. In the center, this time, this time, this time continues to practice Bayern-München-Standard, Hernandez is a determined dual-fighting from the Diego-Simeone school, but as little blessed with the grace of the sovereign players opening as UPAMECANO. Hernandez ‘flanks and passes mistaken against Villarreal by the arena and mostly into the out or in opponents legs.

two-class company in the Bavaria squad

However, all these names can be found in almost every list because the workforce does not allow serious personnel exchange. The German record champion employs 2021/22 around 14 field players of the top class, behind it sets a steep quality drop. Therefore, this squad screams for new, almost equivalent forces so that the competition is forced, as this incoherent and little energetic plays revealed.

FC Bayern has to dissolve this two-class company – here the stars with regular reserve warranty, there resolve the chanceless replacement beams – in this clear expression. Better challengers have to come up with employees without perspective and order by mutual agreement. It will be a difficult job.

It needs fantasy for structural reforms

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Only then can a definite judgment about Julian Nagelsmann be pleased. The young coach imported a lot of elans, but took a weaker group after David Alaba and Jerome Boateng had gone, the year before Thiago, Ivan Perisic or Philippe Coutinho. Marcel Sabitzer justified Nagelsmann’s trust – one knows from Leipzig – in just thin approaches. Various failures over a longer period – see the family forces Alphonso Davies, Goretzka or Kimmich – left the structure of consumed and uncoordinated; And the various changes in system and startTELF also did not promote stability. The problems in the rear team – Attention: Defensive midfield! – remained unsolved.

The team not only needs a right and center-back, but also a strategic and defensive six has to be worth considering. The personnel and in the consequence of football-specific renewal of FC Bayern becomes and has to continue. However, the finances dictate unwelcome restrictions. That’s why it also needs fantasy for structural reforms.

The sporting yield 2021/22 is similar to the preseason: the Bavarians are masters, but failed in the DFB Cup in the second round and internationally in the quarterfinals. The championship, just the tenth in series, is definitely worthy of all honors, but in the self-understanding of the FC Bayern rather a consolation price. At the senior road, very direct questions will now be asked. They require religious, very perspective answers and professional reactions.

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