Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Bayern conquers the Cup, seals the double and points to the Champions

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If for your coach, Hansi Flick, outside, the Champions League would resume tomorrow. He Bayern Munich has ratified this Saturday his great state of form by prevailing in the german cup final to a worthy Leverkusen by 2-4. The Bavarian team, with 20 Cups already in their showcases, reissued in Berlin the national double accomplished last year. The treble is not at all disposable, although the long month before the Champions League resumes can play against him.

The fame of the ‘Vicekusen’

Less than three weeks after conquering the Bundesliga showing absolute superiority in the return to competition, Bayern has not failed against a Leverkusen who does not remove his second-rate fame. Since winning the German Cup in 1993, he has been a German runner-up five times and has lost two cup finals and one in the Champions League. His qualification of ‘Vicekusen’ It was especially successful in that 2002 when they were second in the Bundesliga after Bayern, finalists in the Cup won by Schalke 04 and defeated in Glasgow in the Champions League by Real Madrid and the eternal goal of Zidane.

The Bavarian steamroller gave few options. At 16 minutes she went ahead with a great Alaba’s direct free kick at 24 he was on track with a Gnabry. The two goals sparked Leverkusen, who stood up to the end. Lewandowski already sentenced in the second half (m. 59), and although Bender He closed the gap (m. 64), the Polish striker rounded off the victory with a nice bite on the goalkeeper (m. 89).

Neither Havertz nor Thiago next season

The final ended with a penalty (VAR through) with the time already served that Havertz scored but did not celebrate. The young striker (just 21 years old) will continue next year at Leverkusen. “I say it very clearly: a Havertz transfer will not be possible for us this year for financial reasons, “the president of Bayern had indicated before the final, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. This does not mean that it will not be Lewandowski’s replacement in the future, when the Pole sees his for now inexhaustible source of goals (42 this year among all competitions).

Who will not follow is Thiago Alcántara, who has played the last minutes of the final (Odriozola has stayed on the bench and Javi martinez was injured). All the rumors put the exazulgrana in Liverpool for the next season and Rummenigge confirmed his departure: “Thiago is a great guy on and off the court. We were seriously negotiating with him and we fulfilled everything he asked us, but it seems that he wants to do something new at the end of his career“In Germany they are quite open about market issues. Thiago ends his contract and you have to pay something for him.”We don’t want to lose a free player next year. I say this very clearly, “added the president. The transfer of Leroy Sané must be paid.


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