Bayern Munich’s Disappointing Season

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Bayern Munich, one of the most successful football clubs in the world, finds themselves in a rather unfamiliar position this season. After a largely forgettable campaign, the Bavarians are on the verge of finishing trophyless for the first time since 2011/12. The similarities to that forgetful season don’t end there, as it was also the last time Bayern failed to capture the Bundesliga crown. Additionally, they have lost seven league games this season, the most since that fruitless campaign.

Their recent UEFA Champions League semi-final second-leg against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabéu perfectly encapsulated their season. Bayern took the lead, giving hope to their fans, only for Real Madrid to come back with two late goals, breaking Bayern hearts. This result has added fuel to the fire about talk of the ‘curse of Harry Kane’. The England striker, who could only watch from the bench, has yet to win a major honor in his career.

Bayern’s Last League Defeat

Bayern’s last league defeat came at the hands of their closest competitors, Stuttgart, in a 3-2 loss. This defeat means that Thomas Tuchel’s men have some work to do if they want to avoid finishing outside the top-two for the first time since 2010/11. With just two games left in the season, Bayern will be determined to end on a high note.

Upcoming Challenge: Wolfsburg

Next up for Bayern Munich is a clash against an in-form Wolfsburg outfit. Wolfsburg has recently put together a three-game winning streak, their first of the season. They have propelled themselves into a mid-table cluster, just four points behind seventh-placed Freiburg. Ralph Hasenhüttl’s men will be looking to make further inroads in the last two games of the season.

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However, history is not on Wolfsburg’s side. They have never beaten Bayern away from home in the Bundesliga in 26 attempts, making it the longest a team has gone without an away win against an opposition in competition history. Wolfsburg will be determined to bring this torrid run to an end and avoid finishing outside the top-half for just the second time in the last six seasons.

Players to Watch

One player to watch for Bayern is Jamal Musiala. He has been a thorn in Wolfsburg’s side, registering six goal contributions in his last six head-to-head matches against them. On the other hand, Wolfsburg will be relying on their top-scorer Jonas Wind to make an impact. He has scored six of his last seven goals before half-time, showcasing his firepower early in matches.

Bayern’s Late Goals

Bayern Munich has been known for their ability to score late goals this season. They have scored 21 league goals between the 61st and 75th minute, more than any other team in Europe’s traditional top-five leagues. This statistic highlights Bayern’s resilience and never-give-up attitude, even in challenging situations.

As Bayern Munich prepares to face Wolfsburg, they will be aiming to salvage some hope from this disappointing season. Despite their recent setbacks, they remain a formidable team with a rich history of success. It will be interesting to see if they can overcome Wolfsburg’s challenge and end the season on a positive note.

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