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UCL : OL vs Bayern Munich, focus on the opponent

Published on 17 August 2020 at 2:06 PM

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UCL : OL vs Bayern Munich, focus sur l’adversaire
This Wednesday, Lyon and Munich will meet on the pitch of the Estádio José Alvalade to play the semifinal of the Champions League (9 p.m.). We take here the opportunity to present OL's opponent, Bayern Munich.

Bayern Munich's history and honors:

The club was founded on February 27, 1900 and is located in the city of Munich in southern Germany. Since 1965, Munich have played in the top flight of German football. This year, they continued their 55th consecutive year in the Bundesliga, with the opportunity to win 30 German league titles, a record. It has been 8 years since the Meisterschale (league trophy) has left Bavaria. No other team have had such a long streak in Germany. The club also has 20 German Cups, 6 League Cups and 7 German Super Cups in its trophy cabinet. If the Bavarian entity is considered one of the biggest clubs in the world, it is because it also succeeds in asserting its superiority on a continental and global scale. Bayern Munich has won 5 Champions League titles and is the 4th most successful club in the competition, tied with FC Barcelona. A Europa League, a European Supercup, a Club World Cup, two Intercontinental Cups and a Cup of Cups complete this list. In short, Bayern Munich is a giant of the game.


The season review:

The Bavarians have won almost everything this season, and they have made history in German football. They became the first club in Germany to win 30 Bundesliga titles and most importantly the first to win it eight times in a row. The Munich side have also won the German Cup against Bayer Leverkusen, but the season's black spot remains a loss in the German Supercup to rivals Borussia Dortmund. On the European scene, the Germans have played 9 Champions League matches (group stage + elimination matches) and they have won each time. They are the favorite for the competition.


History against OL :

Lyon and Munich have already met eight times, always in the Champions League. OL's record after 8 matches is 2 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses. The double legged tie in the semifinals of the Champions League during the 2009-2010 season remains the most notable. Eliminated by Munich (0-4 on aggregate), Les Gones will be able to try to take their revenge this Wednesday.


They've worn both shirts :

Corentin Tolisso, the French world champion and ex-player trained at the club. After playing for his training club from 2013 to 2017 he currently plays for Bayern Munich since 2017.

Giovane Elber, the Brazilian played for Bayern Munich from 1997 to 2003 and Olympique Lyonnais from 2003 to 2005.


Previous matches results + brief presentation of the squad:

Before entering the Lisbon Final 8, Bayern Munich easily defeated Chelsea (0-3, 4-1). In the quarterfinals in Portugal, the Germans faced Lionel Messi's Barça. It was a match that the players of Hans-Dieter Flick won with the unimaginable score of 8-2 which further consolidates their status as the favorite for the trophy. The club has a 5-star squad, mixing talent and experience. With players of the caliber of Robert Lewandowski, top scorer this season in the Champions League with 14 goals, as well as versatile striker Thomas Muller and Manuel Neuer, the club is calibrated to aim for the top. The challenge promises to be immense for Les Gones, but after the eliminations of Juventus and Manchester City, nothing is impossible now.

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