This Saturday is the day: if they win at Mainz, Bayern will win their ninth Bundesliga in a row, extending their record. To achieve this victory, Hansi Flick, coach of the Munich team, recovers his great scorer, Robert Lewandowski, recovered from the injury he suffered on March 28 playing for his team, Poland, against Andorra.
The sprain in his right knee deprived Lewandowski of playing the Champions League quarter-finals against Paris Saint-Germain (which eliminated Bayern and prevented him from continuing to defend his European champion title, achieved on August 23, 2020 precisely against the French with a 0-1). Much weighed the absence of Lewandowski in the tie. Against Mainz the Polish star will reappear. Flick also recovers Serge Gnabry and Leon Goretzka.
Lewandowski, who has scored 35 goals in the current German championship, aims to beat Gerd Müller’s record for goals in a single Bundesliga in the last four games (the legendary former striker scored 40 in the 1971-72 edition).
Flick said that “we will support” Lewandowski in his attempt to break the record, but that now the priority is to win the Bundesliga “as soon as possible, the success of the team is ahead and the title is our first objective”.
Mainz, meanwhile, is 13th, 5 points behind relegation after achieving 4 victories in 5 games. Bayern are leaders, with 71 points, 10 more than 2nd, Leipzig. Whatever their pursuers do, the winning Bavarians are champions.
Bayern won a ‘Sextete’ in the 2019-20 season with Flick, who, due to his confrontation with sports director Hasan Salihamidzic, wants to leave at the end of the season despite having a contract until 2023. Although there is alirón, the pandemic of the coronavirus will leave Bayern with few celebrations.
Mainz: Zentner; St. Juste, Bell, Niakhaté; Da Costa, Kohr, Mwene, Barreiro, Boetius; Burkardt and Glatzel
Technician: Christian Heidel
Bayern: Neuer; Pavard, J. Boateng, Alaba, Davies; Kimmich, Goretzka;
L. Sané, T. Müller, Coman; Lewandowski
Technician: Hansi Flick