Just a Bayer seized on Saturday at the Allianz Arena a bad feeling: Louis van Gaal. When rushing Arjen Robben after his final 3-0 on him, holding the FCB coach protect his hands over his body and retreated a few steps. A week before he was overthrown in Bremen on the run from the jubilant seals and had run a pulled muscle bundle tear in the right thigh. “I need to make very quiet, even at a gate. Here comes the seal back to me and I was a bit scared, “said Van Gaal. Robben was lenient, slowed and jumped his coach just gently in his arms. Van Gaal continued without further injury.
So much for anxiety. Otherwise, the game against Mainz was a clear matter. Shots 31:6, 26:2 edges, corners 9:1, 64:36 percent ball contacts – FC Bayern was oppressive superior. “It was never a question of who wins the game,” said Jorg Butt after the final whistle. Even Mario Gomez had “at no time of the game the feeling that we do not win.”
The only question in the sold-out Allianz Arena, with 69,000 spectators was when the first door closes. But in the first half, recorded 21 shots on goal, the statisticians of the FCB, but the break was still 0-0. Either standing in the way of the posts (30. minute) or the Mainz goalkeeper Heinz Muller, who in the 32th Minute later a foul penalty parried by Butt.
A penalty kick faded, and many missed opportunities – which can also lead a team that is a game out of hand. But in its current form, the FC Bayern is unstoppable. “A few months ago we would have done us serious. Since we had just won or a draw play, “said Gomez. Meanwhile, the dominance of the master record is also reflected in the results. Against Mainz Daniel van Buyten (worried 58.), Gomez (75.) and Robben (86.) for a deserved victory.
“It was clear that there is a waiting game. But if let’s score the first goal, we will make even the second and third, “said Gomez, and praised the balance between offense and defense:” To the rear we have allowed anything. This shows that despite all we have dominance on the offensive, a very good order, that everyone works with the defensive. “Van Gaal said after the final whistle of the best of our home game” this season.
‘German champion is already clear’
Even the opponents had to “accept without envy, that we deserved lost to a class team. We had no chance, “as 05-PCD coach Thomas noted. For Mainz ‘manager Christian Heidel of the FCB is currently playing in another league. Nor do I believe that Bayern will not lose a game again. The Leverkusen-based do not ask me to be angry, but if Bayern continue so, it is clear to me, the German champions already. ”
In Munich we react cautiously to such forecasts. “We have to look after us,” said Daniel van Buyten, “if we think it will be an easy game, then it can be dangerous.” Van Gaal warned: “I think that we ourselves are our greatest danger, and not retrieve the enemy. “game for game, a top performance was a difficult task, said the head coach. “But for me and my very good technical staff are there, we need to do it.”
And is also the integration of Franck Ribéry during gaming operation “is not easy,” as Van Gaal said. Even without the French winger, it ran very well, noted the coach. “But I am of the opinion that Franck Ribéry has the added quality.” Ribery played after his 22-minute operation in Bremen, a week ago, this time 31 minutes. “The many ball contacts done me good,” he said then, and promised: “I will do my utmost to as quickly as possible to reach my best level.”
On the way to the championship Ribery is another trump card in the hand of Van Gaal. “We’ll play in Leverkusen, inasmuch as we have it in their own hands,” said Butt on the prospects of the FCB to overtake the leader at some point. One must only extend the current run until end of season, put Philipp Lahm down the route: “If we win all the games, then we reached the top.”