Daily Schmankerl: Bayern Munich almost signed Julian Brandt; FC Barcelona favorite to sign Erling Haaland ?; Chelsea’s Timo Werner prefers Manchester United over Barca; Robert Lewandowski, Kingsley Coman recognized; and more!



Bayern Munich nearly signed Borussia Dortmund star Julian Brandt as a young player, but the Germany international eventually signed a deal to move from Wolfsburg to Bayer Leverkusen instead:

Julian Brandt made BVB dream of winning the cracker against FC Bayern with his first goal – after the record champions almost had it themselves. This was revealed by former Bayern boss Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.

“Basically we spotted him as well,” Rummenigge revealed to Bild: “He was on the National Under-17 team. Besides Brandt, (Joshua) Kimmich and (Davie) Selke were also interesting. , our scout Michael Reschke focused on Kimmich.

Erling Haaland is another player associated with Bayern on several occasions. Rummenigge has also spoken about the Norwegian – and even hopes the star will stick with BVB.

“My former colleague Aki Watze thinks the chances of keeping him are good. I can only cross my fingers that he can do it: says ex-Bayern boss: “What other big attractions do we have in the Bundesliga? We don’t have a lot of quality. Haaland, of course – and Lewandowski. These are the players that spectators come to the stadiums and turn on the television.

Brandt had a scary exit from Der Klassiker and was subsequently diagnosed with concussion. Hopefully the versatile midfielder recovers quickly.

Bayern Munich stars Robert Lewandowski and Kingsley Coman have been named in the Bundesliga Kicker’s Team of the Week:

Another week of Bayern Munich-related action has passed and it provided a lot of food for thought. Julian Nagelsmann hits the first speedbump of his tenure, as injuries and absentees pile up as performances become increasingly desperate. Meanwhile, Robert Lewandowski has once again been robbed of a well-deserved Ballon d’Or, and the Bundesliga is no longer allowed to have spectators. Not good news, all things considered.

In this episode, Ineednoname and Samrin discuss:

  • Why Julian Nagelsmann is making his best impression of Carlo Ancelotti right now.
  • The problems with Bayern’s tactical setup – starting with the positioning of Alphonso Davies and the consequences of the pseudo-three back.
  • The strange role of Thomas Muller, and how it negatively affects the rest of the system.
  • The problem with Leroy Sane right now – is it fatigue or some other slump?
  • Where are the young players? Why doesn’t Musiala play more often?
  • Nagelsmann vs Flick – something is missing from this Bayern Munich team.
  • Changing topics, talking about the impact of the return of ghost games on the Bundesliga.
  • Why closing stadiums just doesn’t make sense (including a rant from INNN).
  • Closing the chapter on the Ballon d’Or – how Robert Lewandowski was robbed and why Champions League performances matter more than ever to the club’s image.

FC Barcelona are said to be Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland’s “favorite”:

According to a report from El Nacional, Barcelona have become the favorites to secure the signing of Borussia Dortmund center-forward Erling Haaland, who is also a key transfer target for rivals Real Madrid.

Barcelona are on the hunt for a marquee signing to lead the club into a new era after club legend Lionel Messi left last summer. In addition, they have serious concerns about the options in the No.9 slot, with Sergio Aguero facing the prospect of retirement due to heart disease while Memphis Depay struggled to make an impact on the games. when deployed centrally.

Haaland is pretty much the main transfer target for all the big clubs for next summer, but it seems unlikely that Barca can afford Haaland without some big sales.

Chelsea FC and German national team striker Timo Werner would prefer a move to Manchester United at Barca:

Timo Werner had reappeared in Barca’s plans. In the past he was already linked with Barca and there was serious speculation about his possible hiring. The truth is there were talks, but he went with Chelsea’s proposal. There, they promise to be the undisputed owner of a very ambitious project. And, above all, it was the salary they offered him that led him to leave with Roman Abramovich.

The problem is that another team has appeared, which is much more to the liking of Chelsea’s “11”. It is Manchester United who are now the big favorites to get Werner. The reason is the arrival of Ralf Rangnick, who will be the coach until June, then occupy a place in the office for the next two years.

He has a great relationship with Timo, because he was the one who took him to RB Leipzig, where he showed his best. Abramovich prefers to sell him to Barca, not to bolster a direct Premier League rival. Still, the footballer’s urge is to move to Old Trafford, even though it is much more difficult to play regularly.

What a week…

Bayern Munich were trapped in the middle of around a billion stories, but none were bigger than the botched Ballon d’Or.

This topic – and a few others – was the focus of this weekend warm-up podcast. Here is what we have pending:

  • The reality that Robert Lewandowski was, indeed, better than Lionel Messi in 2020 and 2021 – and why the fanboys and bots just need help.
  • Pini Zahavi’s insane rumor mill that the super agent totally managed to try and put early pressure on Bayern Munich to extend Robert Lewandowski.
  • A dive into Der Klassiker and what Bayern Munich might try to cover for their potentially gaping midfielder hole.

Bayern Munich CEO Oliver Kahn believes match-fixing accusations of Jude Bellingham by referee Felix Zwayer have crossed the line.

Hertha Berlin could consider a move for Borussia Dortmund’s Edin Terzic:

With Edin Terzic, the technical director of Borussia Dortmund, there could be another attempt in the spring. The 39-year-old, who led BVB to the Champions League and DFB Pokal triumph last season, was seen as Bobic’s dream fix even after this season’s false start.

Bayern Munich further cemented their place at the top of the Bundesliga table with a 3-2 victory over Borussia Dortmund in the first round of the Bundesliga this season. Der Klassiker. Clash of the Titans did live up to its bill and it was a meeting that certainly did not escape controversial talking points, as it usually does. We’ve seen goals from Erling Haaland and Robert Lewandowski, a handful of crucial challenges, Marco Rose and Julian Nagelsmann taking on referee Felix Zwayer, and pretty much everything in between.

After the result, Bayern are four points ahead of Dortmund at the top of the table, posting a goal difference of +30 after 14 matches played. Both teams had a plethora of chances and Gregor Kobel and Manuel Neuer were called into action a few times to keep their squad, but Bayern saw him over the line thanks to Lewandowski’s penalty at the 77th minute after Mats Hummels was judged he had handled the ball in the box with his arm in too unnatural a position. Rose, like most Dortmund fans, was very frustrated with the penalty and Maro Reus did not receive one earlier in the second half after being knocked down by Lucas Hernandez in the box. Rose received her marching orders at the end of the second half after arguing with Zwayer and the fourth official.

In this special Bavarian Podcast Works Postgame Show edition, Tom and Schnitzel team up to discuss:

  • Bayern midfielder is hit
  • The back line is too often exposed
  • The genius of Thomas Muller and Lewandowski
  • Dayot Upamecano struggling against Haaland
  • The NEED to get Joshua Kimmich back
  • Our verdicts on how Corentin Tolisso linked Leon Goretzka to the midfielder



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