It has been an impressive start to the Champions League campaign for Bayern Munich boss Julian Nagelsmann and his side with three wins from their first three games.
With an attack packed with goals, a tireless midfield and a mean defence, the German giants are expected to be serious contenders for the European crown again this season.
Bayern Quick Out The Blocks
Bayern have an unbelievable record in the Champions League in recent years, only losing two of their last 30 matches in the competition. With that in mind, it’s understandable why Bayern are again one of the favourites in the UEFA Champions League betting to claim the title for the sixth time in their history. The Bundesliga champions were drawn alongside Barcelona, Benfica and Dynamo Kiev in their group, and after three rounds Bayern have a perfect winning record. Three wins, 12 goals scored and none conceded shows why Bayern will have plenty of backers to win the tournament.
A strong start was always going to be key for Nagelsmann in his first season since taking over from Hansi Flick. It was Flick who managed to guide Bayern to their fifth European title in the 2019-20 before eventually going on to take the German national team job. There is always pressure on any manager at Bayern Munich, where the demands are high and anything but first is seen as failure. Former Hoffenheim and RB Leipzig boss Nagelsmann has an exciting squad, with a good blend of rising talent and experience throughout. The manager will also have his own high expectations of what the team can achieve this season, and the early signs are promising.
Lewandowski Key For Bayern Success
With five goals in his first three outings of the Champions League campaign, Bayern striker Robert Lewandowski continues to show why he is one of the best in the business. The Poland talisman is in the running to land this year’s Ballon d’Or, as he continues to get better with age. At 33 years old, and with a wealth of experience at the highest level, the former Borussia Dortmund striker will be essential to Bayern’s hopes in Europe.
In the Bundesliga, Lewandowski has also been in a rich vein of scoring form, after finding the back of the net 10 times in his first nine outings of the league campaign. With fellow experienced campaigner Thomas Müller alongside him and former Manchester City star Leroy Sané also in attack, Bayern are looking strong in the final third of the field. While in defence, the men in red have already shown they won’t be giving up goals easily in Europe’s elite competition.
The ambitious Nagelsmann will be pleased with the start his team have made, and the early signs have shown Bayern will be a force to be reckoned with in Europe again this season.