Bayern Mnich demonstrated last night why they are the true favourite to win this year‘s Uefa Champions League Cup in Wembley Stadium London. The Bavarian defeated current Serie A league leaders Juventus 2-0 to secure a convincing 4-0 aggregate.
The visitors had to resist the initial onslaught of the Juventus who want to get an early goal to boost their chances. The Turin based team needed to score at least two goals to turn things in their favours. Juventus began the game firing from all cylinders – It was Mirko Vucinic who tried Manuel Neuer within 2 minutes of the game starting. Bayern Munich struggled to get their rhythm initially and Mario Mandzukic picked up a yellow card that will rule him out of the next game. Phillip Lahm who has been very instrument to the Munich’s success founded Mandzukic whose close range effort was deflected by a defender.
Bayern Munich wrapped the title pursuit in an enviable fashion over the weekend when the pipped host Eintracht Frankfurt by 1-0 in well earned victory. The 22nd Bundesliga title did not come to them on a platter of gold as the Eagles put in a relentless display and made the champion worked hard for their victory. Bein Schweinsteiger sublime finish came in the second half of the game. Bayern Munich got a grip of the game quite early as they dominated possession , even though the host were without their captain Permin Schweglar and top goal scorer Alex Mier, they were content with Bayern dominating possession while they were just doing enough to contain the attacking onslaught of their opponents. The host had a rare chance through Karim Matmour but could not make the opportunity count, however Swiss international Xherdan Shaqiri rattled the bar with a fierce shot which could have open the goal feast early in the game.
Relegation threatened Bavarian club Augsburg seem to have found the winning formula in the second half of the season. It was almost looking like a foregone conclusion that they would be going down at the end of the season, but history is repeating itself again as they are suddenly showing some signs resilience. By December they had only amassed a total of 9 points together with fellow bottom placedd SG Furth. The team is now playing with so much confidence that they are winning games away from home. Victories over Dusseldorf, Werder Bremen and Hamburg has announced their presence and sent message to other teams that they are not in the league to make the numbers. They are still currently five point adrift from Dusseldorf but if their recent form is anything to consider, they seem capable of not just avoiding relegation but have respectable finish at the end of the season.