Dhe stars of FC Bayern Munich are constantly challenged this season. The full force of the serial match schedule was really felt for the first time in the past two weeks: Bundesliga home game against Hertha BSC, up to three international matches for their national teams, first-round cup game on Thursday against 1. FC Düren, Bundesliga Everyday life on Saturday evening in Bielefeld during a duel with the newcomer Arminia Bielefeld. In addition, there will be the Champions League overture at home against Atlético Madrid on Wednesday and another Bundesliga game against Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday.
And so on and so on. The all-round winner of the previous season had the trip to East Westphalia on the “Alm”, which was fanless due to the high Corona incidence values, with a 4-1 win by the hits from Müller (8th / 51st minute) and Lewandowski (25th / 45th minute). +1) with a goal conceded by Doan (59th) without danger, although Tolisso was sent off after an “emergency brake” against Klos (76th). Even without their young leader Joshua Kimmich, who stayed at home because his partner is expecting their second child.
Right from the start, Bayern showed who was the champion and who was returning to the first division. At times the superiority was blatant – intimidated, as the Armines presented themselves in the first half. The unequal duel was already decided at half time. With their goals, Müller and Lewandowski gave their team the opportunity to conserve their own resources a little before the defending champion’s first Champions League test. The goal of clearing things up early on was achieved after 45 minutes thanks to the determination of the two top attackers.
After that, the Munich team didn’t take it as seriously and allowed the now more courageous thirteenth in the table after Müller’s second goal to make it 4-0 after a counterattack against Klos, which Arminia’s best, the Japanese Doan, completed. In the last quarter of an hour, the Bielefelds were outnumbered after Tolisso fouled the storming toilet and was shown the red card for it. An advantage from which the East Westphalia could no longer make a profit.
“We showed a good face and a great game,” said captain Manuel Neuer. “We scored four goals, that speaks for our strong offensive.” Lewandowski was also satisfied with the performance. “We played really well in the first half. After the fourth goal it was a little too little, ”said the striker. “The first half was close to how we imagine football,” said coach Hansi Flick, who criticized the late red card for Tolisso as “stupid”.
Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the FC Bayern team could not use the guest cabin. Instead, the Munich media reports had to move to a nearby school. “As I was told, it was the case that the guest cabin did not comply with the Corona rules,” said Flick on Sky about the curious cabin situation for the football record champions. “That’s why we were over there, but there was enough space, that’s why it was ideal for us.” Videos showed how the Bayern professionals covered the short distance to the stadium on a newly laid black carpet. “Everything was perfectly organized,” said Flick.