Bayern Munich have reached their third Champions League final in four years, making them the most consistent team during this period.
Although they haven’t won the prestigious trophy yet during this era, they’ve provided a new ground-breaking image for Germany to return to football dominance.
Bayern are on the verge of clinching a historic treble, putting themselves on par with the teams such as Manchester United in 1999, Barcelona in 2009 and Inter Milan in 2010 – all special teams. They clinched their league title in record time and have been ruthless in cup competitions.
Here we look at the other nine reasons why Bayern Munich are the best team in the world.
The next best club in Europe are 20 points behind
Joining Bayern Munich in the final will be arch-rivals Borussia Dortmund. The gulf in class might not be as evident, but a football league never lies.
Bayern are 20 points clear of their final opposition, which shows the world the distance between Bayern and the rest of Europe at this stage. Dortmund are worthy Champions League finalists, so they can be no debate about either side having prevailed against weaker opposition to get this far!
The emphatically trounced a special team
For years, Barcelona has been regarded as the best team – probably in the history of the game. They have turned on the style with an impressive assortment of passing football, and at times, have looked invincible and untouchable. However, Bayern came in with the slight underdog tag, and prevailed with an emphatic score line of 7-0 over the two legs in their semi-final clash. That result was proven by justice and didn’t flatter, as Barcelona hardly had a sniff of note over the course of both legs.
They have an intelligent board of directors
With Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and Matthias Sammer pulling the strings, Bayern Munich have a board of directors who fully understand the game. Having been in similar positions during their time as players, they have that inside knowledge of not just reaching out with big-money transfers, but acknowledging the depths of their players and staff.
They have a formidable directory following the addition of Matthias Sammer, who has kept the team from imploding since their final defeat at home at the hands of Chelsea.
They have a brilliant manager
With Jupp Heynckes at the helm, they have a respectable manager with a formidable rapport. Heynckes has done it all as both player and manager, and he has guided his team from the depths of despair onto a trail which awakens the worst defeat for some teams.
Heynckes is a very intelligent manager, with a humble pride and dignity, which upholds. He comes with sincere knowledge of the game, both on and off the pitch and has experience in abundance. This will be his last season in football, and he is likely to end a wonderful career in the best possible manner.
The manager will be replaced by another brilliant one
With Heynckes in the twilight of his career, the focus will be immediately turned back to another great manager – Pep Guardiola.
Guardiola may have to fill a difficult void left by his predecessor, a void that is on the verge of a complete fulfilment. Guardiola has been there before with Barcelona, and the pressure won’t be as telling as expected, but the innovative manager is still likely to continue the band-wagon, and who knows; maybe Bayern can further expose their dominance.
They have a perfectly balanced squad
If you come across the name of Bayern Munich, it’s very difficult to point out exactly who is their best footballer. It makes for all the good, with that perfect balance beginning from goalkeeper through to attack.
They have a few core and key players; yet, they do not function as individuals like Real Madrid and Barcelona, who have relied on Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi too often over the years. They have a correct balance in all areas, and almost have no weaknesses in addition!
If you beat one defender, then there is another
There is no doubt that this team currently has the best flank partnerships in the world. In addition, they have a no nonsense midfield core, and brilliant centre-backs as well. The ideal circumstance about Bayern, is that you may be able to sweep pass one defender, but there will be another to sweep the ball away.
Their chemistry is formidable, and they help each other out in their defensive work, patting each other backs while keeping that loyal alliance. This makes them extremely difficult to breakdown.
Then there is the goalkeeper
Now, shall a player find a way through the defence; they will need to encounter with one of the best goalkeepers in the world – Manuel Neuer. The big man will raid anything in the box, and he is a surety for the team if they slip up. Their brick wall defence is difficult to beat, but the presence of their goalkeeper makes it seem like they are impossible to score against.
They are on a boulevard of vengeance
Following their defeat in the Champions League final against Chelsea in front of their home fans, Bayern were set for a huge implosion. The team laid devastated, having crumbled under pressure in an opportunity they felt would never come again! It was perfect; the prospect of winning the Champions League on home turf felt like easy pickings.
It wasn’t to be, and the world folded their arms soliciting if you can’t win at home, where else can you win? However, Bayern have gone stronger since their horrific night at Munich, ruthlessly avenging innocent teams in the process. They have to win it this time, or all they’ve worked for will be for nothing.
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