Friday, 26 April 2013

Bayern Dominate The Semi Final & The Transfer Market

This week, all is looking bright and sunny for the Germans. After already clinching the league title by a huge margin, for the first time since 09-10 as well, Bayern Munich came up against the very tough test of beating a Barcelona side, who were featuring in their sixth consecutive Champions League semi final.

Now most people, including myself, had written them off. Maybe they might sneak a win, 1-0 or something, at home, but then they'll get destroyed in the away leg. Well now, that destruction has got to be amplified and ramped up to annihilation mode from the Barca boys during the return leg, as they were absolutely trounced, 4-0, during their visit to Germany, with Thomas Muller taking the plaudits, after netting two goals past Victor Valdes.

And their counterparts and rivals, Borussia Dortmund also pulled off a shock win, beating Real Madrid 4-1, with Robert Lewandowski netting all four goals! So this week we have seen the Germans schooling the Spanish on how to play football, but there is one major problem.

Bayern Munich.

That's right, they're destroying every football hipsters dream, by basically buying out the Borussia Dortmund team for their buyout clauses. One Mario Götze, who is one of the brightest young stars in football today, has been bought out, as Bayern matched his release clause, of £32m. And on top of that, there is heavy speculation that Mr. Lewandoski will be following Mario to the Allianz Arena, although that particular story is not 100% confirmed, but looking very likely.

On top of that, Bayern will have arguably the best manager in the world leading them on, as they have managed to secure the signing of Pep Guardiola to replace the departing Jupp Heynckes.

What the main thing about Bayern is, is that they are buying a large group of young talent. They already have players such as Toni Kroos, Thomas Müller, Xherdan Shaqiri and David Alaba on the books, but now Mario Götze is joining that list too. All of these players will be around longer than ten years, but the only problem is they mainly all occupy the same positions, attacking midfielders, or wingers, which will create high levels of competition, and no doubt, unrest among the young players not getting chosen for the first team.

However, if Pep managed to keep Fabregas happy, when he went from star man at Arsenal, to also ran at Barcelona, I'm sure he can do the same with the youngsters at Bayern too.

The football world will be a scary place to be next year, especially if you're in Germany.

By Dan Lloyd (@DRL1990)

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