FC Bayern are champions for the ninth time in a row: It’s pure boredom

FC Bayern are German champions for the ninth time in a row. And there is little to suggest that this will change in the years to come. The principle of hope remains.

At this point, congratulations to FC Bayern Munich on their ninth championship in a row. Yes, you heard that right: FC Bayern is celebrating winning the German championship for the ninth time in a row! If this is still surprising, he or she did not hear the shot. Even if the Bundesliga has another exciting relegation battle this season, the question of the championship has already been resolved two game days before the end. Pure boredom. The reasons for this are easy to find.

Weakness of the competition, but also financial dominance

For years, the only serious competitor of FC Bayern, Borussia Dortmund, weakened this season already in the first half of the season. It was clear early on that BVB would not play a role in the title fight. And RB Leipzig, which sooner or later sees itself as the strongest pursuer of Bayern, had to admit in mid-April in the 1: 2 against Cologne that it is not yet ready for the title. The weakening of the competition is one thing, the (also financial) dominance of the Munich team that has grown over the years is another.

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Sure, the Bundesliga still has its charms. In times when world clubs risk splitting off from their domestic leagues and are looking for big money, it becomes all the more clear how important stable national competition is.

But the truth is also: The title fight has not been in years. Only in 2019 was the championship decided on the last day of the game. Since 2013, the shell has always been awarded early to the record champions.

Fans long for times like 2009

But that’s what all football fans long for: tension right through to the end, an open, balanced competition in which at least three or four clubs can seriously compete for the title. And that was last the case in 2009, when on matchday 34, both FC Bayern, VfL Wolfsburg and VfB Stuttgart were able to become German champions.

Stuttgart’s Mario Gomez (right) and Bavaria’s Lucio met on matchday 34 of the 2009 season. Both teams could still become champions, in the end VfL Wolfsburg triumphed. (Source: Sportfoto Rudel / imago images)

Twelve years later, the reality is very different. Bayern don’t even have to have an outstanding season (with more than 80 points) to take the title. And there is little reason to hope that something will change in the Bundesliga title holder in the coming years.

Only a look at Italy could nourish the hope that the champion would not be Bayern Munich in Germany in 2022. In Serie A, Inter Milan are at the top of the table this season, serial champions Juventus Turin are thirteen points behind the leaders in third place – and that after nine titles in a row. The principle of hope remains.

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Julian Nagelsmann probably wants to get Alfred Schreuder from Barcelona

Julian Nagelsmann will take over FC Bayern as head coach for the coming season. According to media reports, the 33-year-old wants the support of an old friend for this task.

According to media information, the future Bayern head coach Julian Nagelsmann would like to bring his former assistant coach Alfred Schreuder to Munich. As “ESPN” reported on Friday, citing unspecified sources, Nagelsmann wants to convince the Dutchman to move from FC Barcelona to the German record champions. Nagelsmann already worked with Schreuder at TSG 1899 Hoffenheim. The 48-year-old is currently the assistant to his compatriot Ronald Koeman in Spain.

According to “Bild” information, Schreuder’s involvement in Munich is “a thoroughly realistic scenario”. The 33-year-old Nagelsmann will move from RB Leipzig to FC Bayern in the summer for a high million dollar transfer fee. In Munich he receives a five-year contract.

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Javi Martínez is leaving Bayern Munich this summer

Dhe FC Bayern says goodbye to all-round winner Javi Martínez. After nine successful years, the Spaniard’s time with the German record champions ends in the summer and his future is open. “For nine years, Javi was an important cornerstone of our team, which has achieved historic achievements during this time,” said future CEO Oliver Kahn.

Martínez became German champion every year in Munich – he wants to perfect the continuation of this series next weekend. Then FC Bayern will host Mönchengladbach. “Javi Martínez will always have a special place in the history of this club,” said President Herbert Hainer on Tuesday.

In the summer of 2012, Bayern paid a 40 million euro transfer fee for the services of the man with the big heart of a fighter – at that time the professional from Athletic Bilbao was the Bundesliga’s record entry. “It was a difficult decision,” said CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, recalling the move into a new transfer dimension. “The decision was spot on.”

Martinez als „Mr. Supercup“

After three second places in 2012, including the tearful final at home, Martínez, who was highly valued by coach Jupp Heynckes, came. The Spanish world and European champion was instrumental in the triple triumph a year later. Together with Bastian Schweinsteiger, Martínez ensured outstanding stability in the defensive midfield. “I will never forget these nine years. Already on the first day I felt the ‘Mia san mia’ and what is special about FC Bayern, ”said Martínez.

Not only the defensive all-rounder, who was used in central defense as well as in midfield, is about to say goodbye to Bayern. Jérôme Boateng and David Alaba will also leave Munich at the end of the season. Like coach Hansi Flick, whose expected change to the national coaching post as Joachim Löw’s successor is a long time coming.

Martínez has so far celebrated eight championships, five cup wins, two victories at the Club World Cup and two Champions League triumphs with the Munich team. In addition, he advanced to “Mr. Supercup “. In September he secured Bayern victory for this European trophy when he scored the 2-1 winning goal in extra time against Sevilla FC. Martínez, of all people, who saved the team from penalties in Bayern’s first Supercup win in 2013 against Chelsea with a 2-2 loss in added time in extra time.

At that time Martínez was still full of strength. Many injuries left traces on him – but you could always rely on him. “His track record is almost unprecedented,” said sports director Hasan Salihamidzic. Martínez is a “difference player”. Last year, the Spaniard flirted with a new challenge after his time in Bavaria. He hadn’t indicated where this might be. Again and again, Athletic Bilbao was considered an option.

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Hübner raves about coach Schmidt

Ein candidate less from the coach transfer market: With Jesse Marsch, a courted soccer teacher has decided against the offer of Eintracht. The American, who had been in the selection as Adi Hutter’s successor in Frankfurt, preferred the offer from Leipzig. The 47-year-old will replace Julian Nagelsmann at the Saxons, for whom he had already worked as Ralf Rangnick’s assistant in the 2018/19 season.

Marsch is leaving the RB branch in Salzburg for this, which was not really surprising to Bruno Hübner, considering the connection that the two clubs maintain. The Eintracht sports director, who quits his job at the end of June and then retires, spoke of a “logical obligation”. Hübner denied that the Frankfurters were under pressure to find a coach. “We give ourselves the time to find a clever solution,” said the 60-year-old.

Commitment to unity?

Hübner made no secret of the fact that he would welcome it should Roger Schmidt, who is still tied to PSV Eindhoven, decide to join Eintracht. “He’s an absolute expert, an offensive fanatic and a top person,” he enthused about the 54-year-old, whom he almost brought to the Main in 2014 before Bayer Leverkusen got ahead of him. “He would be a trainer that I could well imagine in Frankfurt,” said Hübner, who admitted that he was “outside” in far-reaching personnel matters. That is the task of those “who will have the say in the future”.

Everything that counts when casting Mister X is “quality”, and overall, the fourth place in the Bundesliga with Hütter is “well positioned” until the summer. Not everyone within the association, which will soon have 100,000 members, sees it that way. Hübner also knows that, who therefore used the opportunity to support the Austrian before the final spurt, which should lead to the Champions League. Hütter was “totally focused,” said Hübner. He recalled that in spring 2018, after Niko Kovac announced that he was moving to Munich, there were also voices calling for him to be expelled.

He also resisted this – and the subsequent cup victory showed how right it was to be patient. Hütter was “ambitious” right down to the tips of his hair, said Hübner, he wanted to “achieve the optimum” with unity and then say goodbye on good terms. The fact that Fredi Bobic is also in the final stages of his work as Frankfurt sports director has no influence on everyday work for Hübner: “There is no lame duck.” In particular, “no sheet of paper” fits between the team and the trainer, they rather want To create “something extraordinary” together: “Everyone is ready to do anything for it.” By May 22nd at the latest, it will be clear what it is worth.

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President Hainer speaks about transferring Julian Nagelsmann

Julian Nagelsmann will be the Bayern coach for the new season – and according to several reports, he will cost a record fee. Bavaria’s President commented on the numbers mentioned in an interview.

The sums mentioned in connection with the change of coach Julian Nagelsmann from RB Leipzig to FC Bayern Munich are not all true, according to Bayern President Herbert Hainer. “We had to find an agreement with Leipzig because Julian Nagelsmann was still bound there. And don’t believe all the numbers that were being rumored,” said the 66-year-old in an interview with the “Abendzeitung” when asked about the record replacement in the Corona -Time in which the German record champions have to save according to their own statements.

Managing director confirms the order of magnitude

Reports on the transfer fee range from 15 million euros plus bonus payments to 30 million euros. Leipzig’s managing director Oliver Mintzlaff had confirmed a transfer fee of this magnitude at a press conference last Tuesday. Nagelsmann, who has a five-year contract with FC Bayern, is definitely the most expensive coach in football history.

“FC Bayern are one of the best teams in Europe, and they also need a top coach. We managed to do that by signing Julian Nagelsmann,” said Hainer, justifying the 33-year-old’s commitment.

After two years in Leipzig, Nagelsmann, who was born in Landsberg am Lech, is returning to Bavaria. Already In 2017 he dreamed of an engagement on the Isar. Before that, he wants to say goodbye to Leipzig with a title. To do this, RB must beat SV Werder Bremen tonight (8.30 p.m., in the live ticker on t-online).

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Spain team: Adama Traoré and Ansu Fati, called up for the Nations League

The front Ansu fati, from FC Barcelona, ​​attacker Adama Traoré, from Wolverhampton, and the central Eric García, from Manchester City, are three of the main novelties of the Spanish coach Luis Enrique Martinez to face Germany (September 3 in Stuttgart) and Ukraine (September 6 in Madrid) in matches of the League of Nations.

A year and a half after his last call-up as coach on March 15, 2019, Luis Enrique gave his first list after retaking command of the Spanish senior team.

On the Asturian coach’s list, several players from the Under-21 team stand out, such as Ansu Fati, Oscar Rodríguez, Eric García and Ferrán Torres, who will have their chance with the senior team after a good campaign in their respective clubs.

Other novelties are Adama Traoré, author of six goals this last season as a forward for the Wolverhampton, and the Navarrese midfielder Mikel Merino, who last season had an outstanding leading role at Real Sociedad and scored five goals.

At 23 years old, and after defending Athletic’s goal 37 times this last year, Unai Simón joins the list of goalkeepers in which David De Gea and Kepa Arrizabalaga continue to be and from which he falls, compared to the last list by Robert Moreno, Pau López.

In the chapter on absences, those of central Iñigo Martínez, who was injured in training with Athletic, also stand out; the side of Barcelona Jordi Alba, international 70 times; and midfielders Isco Alarcón and Saúl Ñiguez.

“We compete without the public and fans, but the day is closer to recovering normalcy. We are eager to see the players and get together,” said Luis Enrique, on the social networks of the Royal Spanish Football Federation, after revealing the summoned list

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Tom Brady may have violated an NFL rule with Buccaneers

The new quarterback of the Tampa Bay BuccaneersTom Brady was able to break an NFL rule by meeting with his offensive coordinator before the start of the offseason.

This would be the 42-year-old’s second mistake, the first was to train in a park, so the police sent him to his house for going out in the quarantine and the second was to have broken into the house of a stranger when he was looking for his offensive coordinator, Byron Leftwich.

Although Brady will not face legal charges for his mistakes, the teams in the NFL They want a penalty because they apparently broke a rule.

Well, according to NFL regulations, players and coaches can’t talk about the game, get together, or even see a playbook together before the start of a team’s offseason, and since that show hasn’t started yet for Tampa, Brady apparently he would have violated the rules of the competition by going to Leftwich’s house.

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Héctor Moreno, ready to give up part of his salary to fight COVID-19

The Mexican Héctor Moreno expressed solidarity with the situation against COVID-19 and announced that he is willing to give up a percentage of his salary at the Qatari club Al Gharafa SC to redouble efforts and combat the coronavirus in Qatar.

Through their social networks, the team announced the decision of the defender, who also communicated it with a message.

“Joining forces for the common good, I am willing to give up a part of my salary, in support of the efforts made in the fight against the coronavirus in the State of Qatar. My primary message is that everyone stay at home to fight together “the player wrote on Twitter.

It should be remembered that Moreno signed with the Al Gharafa of the Qatar soccer league in July 2019, where he remains in confinement for quarantine.

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| The SEMPRO and Medicine of the Interior continue with the training of health professionals throughout the province

The Government of San Luis continues to train doctors, nurses and drivers in the province to combat the coronavirus. This time the talk was in Quines and Buena Esperanza and discussed the correct use of personal protective equipment and the transfer of suspected patients.

“The idea is to train the different professionals of the hospitals and health centers in the interior. Emphasis is placed on the definition of suspected cases of COVID-19 and the transfer parameters in case the protocol is activated. All the nurses, drivers and doctors have to be prepared and can make the referrals of a suspected case ”, synthesized the lawyer Gabriel Moyano, referring to the coronavirus in the interior.

Moyano commented: “We take the opportunity to train the teachers and kitchen staff, since the cleaning and disinfection process is extremely important, especially considering if there was a suspicious case. We also work with the Health Agents in the Ramón Carrillo application and the survey of the population in charge and with the pharmacy staff, with stock control and ordering supplies. ”

The SEMPRO details the activation of the protocol and the proper use of the personal protection elements -EPP-, since it is essential to protect the health and safety of professionals. The selection of a team does not ensure protection against an agent if it is used incorrectly. Along with Moyano and Daniel José, director of SEMPRO, Sempro nurse Verónica Montani, the graduate in Nutrition, Adrián Albornoz, participate in the training. , the health worker Javier Cortes and the graduates Analía Leyes and Horacio Lipfeld.

Training schedule:

Tuesday 21 – La Toma

La Toma, Naschel, Tilisarao, Villa del Carmen, La Punilla, Paso Grande, Juan Llerena and San José del Morro.

Note and photos: Press Ministry of Health.

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Adama Traoré: ‘My relationship with Raúl Jiménez is incredible’

Raúl Jiménez has become one of the great figures of Wolverhampton, thanks to the teammates with whom he has coincided and the good work of Nuno Espírito Santo. One of his best partners is the Spanish Adama Traoré, who spoke about his relationship with the Mexican off the court and stressed the good heart of the Mexican.
“I think it is incredible. The relationship with Raúl and everyone, really. I think it is a great team. We have friendship on the field and we also talk in and out of the game: How are we going to move, eye contact, what is the best space, what is the best time to do things and after the games we try to do what we tell ourselves on the field, “said the Spaniard in an interview with the Wolves.

Also, Traoré spoke about the offer he received from the NFL to become a player in that league, although at the time he rejected it, now he is rethinking whether he will ever be able to accept the challenge.
“No, never. Soccer is what I love and I’m always thinking about playing soccer, to be honest, I’m professional and I try to be the best I can, but to be honest, maybe someday, why not? One day I could try that challenge. ”
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