“Tuchel played without mercy”
“Sport1”: Thomas Tuchel announced “cards on the table” several times on Friday, declaring that the top-flight duel against Bayer Leverkusen would be a real determining factor. To remain an image of the card game: the Bayern coach bet mercilessly on Saturday night!
The idea of forming a three-man chain with Eric Dier, Kim Minjae and Dayot Upamecano can safely be described as the core of all evil, also because the three of them repeatedly made individual mistakes. The “railway players” Noussair Mazraoui and the hopelessly overwhelmed Sacha Boey completed the catastrophic panorama of the Bavarian defense. Tuchel completely overestimated the capabilities of both, and they “thank him” for the corresponding mistakes.
“This Saturday night leaves a deep mark on Bayern”
“The world”: A performance like that in such an innovative game is a red flag. And it has to give everyone at the club something to think about. After winning the main match, league leader Leverkusen is five points ahead of Munich. Bayern no longer have victory in the championship in their hands, they are threatened with a season without a title, something that, given the demands of the world club, would be catastrophic. On Saturday night's form, a Champions League triumph looks extremely unrealistic. […]
Very hectic days ahead FC Bayern before. Many things are likely to be questioned. This Saturday night in Leverkusen hurts the club brutally. And it is likely to leave deep marks.
“It bordered on humiliation here and there.”
“South German newspaper”: This Tuchel team had no center to develop from and had no idea how to surprise their now well-organised opponents. Jamal Musiala undertook some unproductive solos, Leroy Sané was left in the hands of Piero Hincapie, Harry Kane struggled. Bayer 04, on the other hand, got drunk against the drunken Bayarena and vice versa. Quick movements with a clear objective alternated with training rondo sequences: Bayern was denied the ball in a very small space, and here and there it bordered on humiliation.
“Hurricane Leverkusen! “Alonso is destroying Bayern”
“Gazzetta dello Sport”: He Italian The sports newspaper headlines “Hurricane Leverkusen! Alonso destroys Bayern and goes to +5.” This game is a “turning point”, a “new thing”. And the newspaper analyzes the situation in the table: “With 13 games remaining it is still not a decisive advantage, but in the last eleven years Bayern has never had so many difficulties.”
“The match was torture: Bayern were completely subjected to Leverkusen”
“Brand” (Spain): “Xabi Alonso's Leverkusen crushes Bayern and gets going the Bundesliga a fatal blow. The match was an ordeal for Bayern, who despite the defeats were completely defeated by a superior Leverkusen. This was another demonstration of the strength of Leverkusen, who have achieved 17 wins, four draws and zero losses in the 2023/24 Bundesliga. After 21 games played, they are five points ahead of Bayern. A big step towards a “miraculous title”.