Bayern vs Freiburg 2021 Player Ratings (Bild + Kicker Newspaper)

Here are the player ratings for Bayern Munich’s narrow 2:1 win over SC Freiburg in the Bundesliga over the weekend. Thomas Muller, the scorer of the winner, was the pick of the Bayern players in both the Bild and Kicker newspapers. Freiburg’s only goal of the game came from an ex FCB player in the form of Nils Petersen. Robert Lewandowski was also on target for Bayern.

Kicker, as you can see, are not as generous with their ratings as Bild. Muller receives a 2 in the former, but a 1 in the latter.

Bayern vs Freiburg 2021 Player Ratings

Bayern Freiburg Player Ratings 2021 Kicker

Leon Goretzka AfD comments 2020- AfD is not an alternative, but a disgrace for Germany

Bayern Munich midfielder Leon Goretzka has often been vocal in his political views, and in an interview with German newspaper Die Welt (Welt am Sonntag) today (December 20, 2020), has criticised the country’s far-right leaning AfD party (Alternative for Germany/Alternative fur Deutschland)

Goretzka said for the AfD “Die AfD ist keine Alternative, sondern eine Schande für Deutschland“

Goretzka also said that their behaviour in the Coronavirus crisis had made it very clear to him what kind of party they were, and added that the AfD was supported by Holocaust revisionists & Corona deniers.

Goretzka talked about his meeting with Holocaust survivor Margot Friedlander in Berlin in November and said that Germans must ensure that “such a thing never happens again”

Goretzka quoted the legendary Fritz Walter, who said German national team players were effectively “foreign ministers” in shorts, and said footballers had to use their position to raise awareness on subjects like this.

The Welt paper carries the full Goretzka interview, but is behind a paywall online.

Hat tricks conceded by Manuel Neuer | Occasions where 3 or more goals have been scored against Bayern & Germany goalkeeper Neuer

Which players have scored hat tricks against Manuel Neuer in club and international football?

Bayern Munich and Germany international Neuer is widely regarded as one of the world’s best goalkeepers, but here is the list of players who have scored hat tricks against Neuer.

Robert Lewandowski for Dortmund (BVB 5-2 Bayern, 2011/12 DFB Pokal final, 12 May 2012)

Sergio Aguero for Man City (MCFC 3-2 Bayern, 2014/15 UCL group stage, 25 November, 2014)

Cristiano Ronaldo for Real Madrid (RMA 4-2 Bayern, 2016/17 UCL QF second leg, 18 April, 2017)

Dodi Lukebakio for Dusseldorf (Bayern 3-3 Fortuna, 24 November, 2018- 18/19 Bundesliga)

Ferran Torres for Spain (Espana 6-0 Germany, 17 November, 2020, 20/21 UNL Group 4)

Interestingly, the Lukebakio hat trick is the only time when Neuer has conceded three at home- all the others have been away or at neutral venues.

German sides face to face tough opposition in European knockouts

The draw for the first knockout round of both the Champions League and Europa League have been conducted and here is a look at whom the German teams left in the competition have drawn. Interestingly, all four Bundesliga teams competing in the group stages qualified from their respective groups while Hoffenheim and Leverkusen also made it out of their Europa League groups. That’s six German sides still in the competition- the exception being Wolfsburg, who were eliminated in the EL playoffs.

UCL Draw2 Continue reading German sides face to face tough opposition in European knockouts

Bayern Munich vs Lokomotiv Moscow Player Ratings Champions League- December 9 2020 (FCB 2-0 Moskau)

Here is a look at the player ratings for Bayern vs Lokomotiv in the Champions League on December 9, 2020. Bayern won the game 2:0, thus finishing the group stages unbeaten (16 points from 5 games). The goals for Bayern Munchen came from Sule and Choupo-Moting.

Here are the player ratings for FCB-Lokomotiv from the Bild newspaper. 1 is an excellent rating and 6 is bad. Leroy Sane very disappointing in Bild’s eyes, with Sule and Manuel Neuer the best in their eyes.

Bayern vs Lokomotiv Player Ratings 2020 Champions League