Analyses before match against Fiorentina

When 18 past December the urn of Nyon “has given” to the Fiorentina the Bayern Monaco has been in many to think to an authentic prank. It viola in fact, dominating of a girone that it saw engaged also Lione and Liverpool, worse could not fish. The Bayern, xecutioner of the Juventus in the phase to gironi, was the only one between the sorteggiabili squares to having all the crismi of an European super-potenza, all without being able obviously to preview that to two months of distance the two squares would have faced themselves in diametrically opposite moments of form with the Bavarians who are between the squares more in form of Europe having inanellato twelve victories of row, while nobody in Italy is more in crisis than an able Fiorentina to very put in shack a single point in five days of championship. It dictates thus would be a contest without history, but we go to see unit for unit which are the points of force of the two compages, remembering that own in Champions the Fiorentina has, recently, offered performances of absolute level.

With hardly 19 nets endured, that of the Bayern is the third best one defended of the Bundesliga. Van Gaal is usual to line up a rear unit to four where the brace centers them is a compound of experience and physical force with Van sure titular Buyten and Demichelis, while on the bands it is Lahm to act on the right with the great surprise of schierato Badstuber season like terzino left. Between the poles the Butt porter-goleador has by now gained the voting by ballot with Rensing and, also not being properly a wall to the Kahn, he is however between the best portieri that German soccer can offer. Difficult the situation that it is living instead the rearguard of Prandelli where true point of force is obviously Sebastien Frey. The technician of Orzinuovi has lost for accident Gamberini, the better gigliato defender let alone only endowed element of speed and esplosività. As if it were not enough the cession of Dainelli captain to January has made to lose in emergency to an unit in which the former Udinese Felipe (in doubt to Monaco of Bavaria) is lungi to be integrated. Numbers to the hand that viola is last to being in little weeks a defense that endures two nets to game, unimaginable what to fine Decembers when it was less struck of the championship. Prandelli will opt for De Silvestri on the right in order to try to check the accelerations of Ribery, with Hunchbacks schierato on the left, since the technician gigliato in the contests where greater cover is necessary prefers the former inhabitant of cagliari to Pasqual. If Felipe had to lack, the brace centers will be formed them from Been born them and Kroldrup, not the maximum in terms of speed.

After a found it hard beginning of season, Van Gaal has found the quadrature of the circle heading at a centrocampo for two where they make it from landladies muscles and the race of Bastian Schweinsteiger and the experience of the charismatic leader of the square Mark Van Bommel. Abandoned the idea of a centrocampo to four, the Dutch technician has opted for three players of quality to line up behind the only tip. The unit of the Bayern is the battery of trequartisti that ago more fear, since Van Gaal can count on two phenomena of the bore of Ribery and Robben. The unequalled French has put itself to the shoulders along accident that of it has conditioned the season and is returned on its extraordinary levels. In the last contest of championship against the Borussia Dortmund he has taken in hand the square and he has lead it to the Victoria giving two assist to own companions demonstrating in hardly an hour of game of being the classic player of an other planet. Al its flank will be Robben that arrived from Real Madrid has changed to the face to the square thanks to its class and its speed. If Ribery is an able lightning to cut every defense, Arijen can be decisive also from the long distance, wide demonstrated what in season. With they there will be Thomas Mueller, 20enne the forward new face of German soccer. In the Fiorentina, with the exception of shown how much from many in the last days, Prandelli will not opt for a centrocampo to three like fact in Italy Goblet against the Inter for having greater cover, but it will be entrusted to the tested one centrocampo to two with Bolatti and Montolivo calls to act in median. On the credit side Argentine will touch to make from breakwater in front of the defense putting in field all its fisicità, while to the talent of Caravaggio he will touch to invent and to carry the cross, what that lately is succeeding to it very well. If the captain viola will be that approval in last the two months, the Fiorentina will be able to make its nevralgica zone of the field, since at the moment they are the little able players in circulation to guarantee its quality. In front of the two, the usual trio all dribbling and Marchionni-Jovetic-Vargas rapidity.

The attack of the Bayern will be guided from SuperMario Gomez, bomber of the square and already author of 10 nets in championship, while Klose is in doubt because of a accident and does not go not forgotten Olic, a player that would be titular in many of the squares of our Series To. the quality of the advanced unit of the Bayern is however intuitable also thanks to the extreme facility with which they have made to leave Luca Tones. The true heel of Achille of the Fiorentina is instead own the attack. Gilardino does not mark from 754 minuteren and is the shadow of the player who had dragged viola to beginning season. The Fiorentina, than also has marked more than all in the phase to Gironi of the Champions, in championship it has marked hardly 28 nets, average from lowland squares classifies and, as if it were not enough, the Keirrison young person for the moment does not seem to have convinced Prandelli. In case the gigliato technician had decided to propose a centrocampo to three in ahead making of expenses would have been the hero of the contest with the Liverpool, Stevan Jovetic, with Vargas and Marchionni calls to play to support of the only Gilardino tip. Prandelli instead in the press conference to the eve of the match has clearly said that it does not want to renounce to the campioncino Montenegrin, a talent that if in evening can give to the square that spark and that healthy frenzy that it can blow up the bench. Useless to say that Adrian Mutu will lack. The disqualification for doping of the ace romeno seems to have given a grace blow to the prolificità of the attack not only viola, but also to many of the ambitions of the Tuscany square.

The Bayern is grandissimo protagonist in the Castrol Rankings, with very four classified players between the first twenty of the absolute ranking. The frightening Van Buyten is quite in the top ten, seventh. They follow Robben (12°), Gomez (14°) and Olic (17°). Statistics say who it long on the condition put into effect them of the Bavarians. Various speech for the Fiorentina. In top the 100 the single Gilardino is present, in 56ª position. In order to find others two viola must arrive to Mutu (112°) and Frey (177°).

Masterful performance against Mainz

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.”

Trump Ribéry

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.”

Bayern goes over the top to Mainz

BERLIN – Bayern Munich on Saturday to receive Mainz 05 in a game where a victory could position itself as a caretaker leader, remaining pending what the Bayer Leverkusen in Sunday’s home game against Freiburg.

The schedule puts the weekend to repeat the script of the last two days, in which Bayern won Saturday to board the first of which is then posted on Sunday by the team of aspirin, which until now seems to feel the pressure of the Bavarians, sniff.

In discussing how long Bayern may be on the field Franck Ribery, who last week played only just over twenty minutes. The Frenchman has recovered from his injury, or rather of his injuries, but Louis van Gaal did not seem too convinced of their fitness.

During the week, Ribery played in a friendly for the second match of Bayern and was on the field for 60 minutes.

“I hope at least play 45 minutes against Mainz,” Ribery said.

“I’m working hard to be back in the starting lineup but I’m not one hundred to one hundred,” added the Frenchman who has been almost three months out.

Leverkusen have to leave again on Sunday from his captain Simon Rolfes, who re-injured a few days after his comeback last week in the 3-0 victory over Hoffenheim.

In any case, coach Jupp Heynckes is betting on a team that has successfully played the last days, last Sunday Rolfes started but not entered in the second half, bringing down short-term midfielder will not be generate more headaches.

The third-placed Schalke, who are three points behind leaders Hoffenheim received on Saturday, a team that is having a season well below expectations and will have problems reaching the goal of achieving a place in the League Europe .

Schalke is unbelievably giving away a victory by allowing Bochum comeback for 2-2 final after the run by Felix Magath had been 2-0 ahead on the scoreboard.

Borussia Dortmund in fourth place, visit Stuttgart on Sunday, rival Barcelona in the second round of the Champions League.

Dortmund, which is five points behind leaders comeback plan comes with six straight wins and twelve matches without defeat. Stuttgart, meanwhile, won their first two games of the second round, which has managed to get away from the relegation zone.

The event will open on Friday, the duel between reigning champions Hamburg, Wolfsburg, which is undergoing a crisis that led to the dismissal of coach Armin Veh.

Hamburg side, the match comes too soon for the new star-signing from Real Madrid-Ruud Van Nistelrooy is not yet in shape and not on the call.

The day the parties will complete the following:
Borussia Moenchengladbach v Werder Bremen, Eintracht Frankfurt, Cologne, Bochum and Hannover Hertha-96-Nuremberg.

Muller helps Schweinsteiger at the center?

At Bayern Bastian Schweinsteiger played in weeks bärenstark in central midfield. And even in the DFB-team can make the 25-year-old hopes for a transfer from the right wing into the middle. “In particular, Thomas Müller and possibly also Toni Kroos I trust it completely, some times on the outdoor track to close the gap. When one of them growing in this roll is, Bastian also a candidate for the office, “said coach Joachim Loew to the” kicker “. Mueller and Kroos belong at the current meeting of the DFB team in Stuttgart for the first time the group of A-National.

Ribery missing during training
Without Franck Ribéry took place on Monday the training of FC Bayern held at the Säbener road. But do not worry: The Frenchman has not posted after his comeback on Saturday in Bremen again. Ribery but had to take a private appointment in Marseille, but even on Monday night to return to Munich.

Florence is subject to much
The AC Florence has suffered a significant away defeat on Sunday. At Palermo the knockout round opponent of Bayern in the Champions League with a 0-3 (0-2) lost and fell to the table Serie A back to ninth. Mathias Abel Hernandez (28./37) and Igor Budan, the results achieved for the Sicilian.

FCB convince women to ‘Budenzauber’

Successful start to 2010 for the FIFA Women’s Bundesliga for FC Bayern. When T-Home/DFB-Hallencup in Magdeburg, the team of coach Gunther Wörle was only in the finale of holders 1 FFC Turbine Potsdam stopped. In the duel against the reigning German master runner sat down Potsdam clear by 3-0, and celebrated for the third consecutive tournament victory.

“For us, the second place as a tournament victory,” was Wörle after the tournament in 4341 with spectators, including the Federal coach Silvia Neid, well-attended Bördelandhalle more than satisfied. “Turbine is the deserved winner, congratulations!” Said Wörle further, who could look forward to both the second place also on the choice of Kathrin Längert the best goalkeeper of the tournament.

Längert parried

After a goalless draw in the first group match against UEFA Cup FCR Duisburg succeeded against SC Freiburg a 4:2-success. The double Freiburg leadership helped offset Banecki Carolina Pini and Nicole, Carina Wenninger and Vanessa Bürki were responsible for their first win of the day.

Despite a subsequent 1:3-defeat against Hamburger SV, the FCB group of women as the best third party were marching to the quarterfinals, where the 1st FFC Frankfurt defeated after a 1-1 draw in regulation time until Neunmeterschießen was. Extended with a held shot secured the semifinal against the UPS feeder Jena.

Fifth success for Potsdam

After a 2-2 draw there also had to come to a decision in Neunmeterschießen, Jena moved awarded after two shots with the shorter 7:8. In the final game of the undefeated champion from Potsdam was but a size too big and secured for a fifth time the Hall titles.

The second place of the FCB women is the higher estimate, since Wörle has started with a very young team to travel to Magdeburg. In addition to the injured national players Melanie Behringer and Katharina Baunach was also missing from other Leitunsgträgerinnen as Bianca Rech, Tanja Wörle, Nina Aigner or Julia Simic.