Talking Points: Bayern Munich 5 SC Freiburg 0 – Bavarians regain their...

Talking Points: Bayern Munich 5 SC Freiburg 0 – Bavarians regain their confidence


Bayern Munich have just gone through one of the most turbulent periods in recent club history, but managed to ground themselves with a 5-0 smashing of Freiburg.

Die Roten were well in control at home under the guidance of returning manager Jupp Heynkes, With 68% possession and a goal in the first 10 minutes, they never looked like they were going to lose. Kingsley Coman gave the hosts a comfortable 2-0 lead near half time to provide the players a boost of confidence going into the change rooms.

The second half was when the Bavarians truly exploded. Thiago, Robert Lewandowski and Joshua Kimmich ensured that the day was theirs and contributed to a nice 5-0 scoreline for the supporters to feel good about.

It was a dominating performance from the home side, something the fans and the players desperately needed.

Bayern returns to form?

Bayern Munich are looking for a ray of sunshine in what has been a gloomy month. With the exit of Carlo Ancelotti they struggled to create the aura of confidence that usually surrounds them. However, they smashed any thoughts of waning form with a wonderful win against Freiburg. Yes, the Breisgau-Brasilianer are a low-tier team, but this fluent performance is exactly what was required to pull themselves out of a possible slump.

Bayern will be looking to turn this into a winning streak to get back on track, but with their recent form who knows what could happen in the future.

Jupp Heynkes returns

One of the most famous coaches in Bayern’s history, Jupp Heynkes, has come out of retirement to lead the club out of their slump. The last time he was with the Bavarians he was celebrating a treble, but now he shows up at a troubled time. Doe Roten sits second on the table and are still licking their wounds from a humiliating defeat to PSG in the Champions League. Could Heynkes be the man to turn them around? Perhaps not immediately, but the veteran coach knows Bayern better than anyone and fans are counting on him for a return to their former glory.

Time will tell whether the veteran can achieve everything he wants with Bayern, but one thing is for sure, the faithful are glad to have him back.

Dortmund slips

Bayern Munich were giving more happy news when Dortmund lost 3-2 against RB Leipzig, as Heynkes’ side now sit only two points away from the top. A 5-0 win, the veteran coach back and a BVB loss means things are looking up for Die Roten. It looked as though Dortmund might grab a hole of their lead at the top, but they have blown their opportunity and now Bayern can smell blood. Perhaps with Heynkes back at the helm they will have the desire to retake their lead and return to the summit of German football.