Bayern Munich: Why the German giants will win the Champions League
After hammering Besiktas 5-0 in the first leg, Bayern have surprisingly been forgotten about in Europe this season. Will they add a sixth European title this season?
Bayern Munich might have won half of their Champions League finals, but you won’t haven’t heard much about them in Europe this season.
It’s a strange kind of dark horse that can call on Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Muller, but the Germans have plodded through the current campaign without the slightest upset. A 5-0 win at home to Besiktas last week meant they were the first team to secure a place in the last eight, whilst the Bavarians remain 20 points ahead of the rest of the field in the Bundesliga.
It isn’t business as usual though. At the start of the season, Bayern were tepid and frothy under Carlo Ancelotti, with several senior players decrying his pedestrian coaching. The club were languishing in the European qualifying places by the time he left, with a 3-0 result against Paris Saint-Germain proving the final straw.