Munich (dpa) – The pace of the rollercoaster night in Munich in the trembling victory over Hertha BSC could also continue in the transfer market.
After the four-goal gala from Robert Lewandowski in a 4-3 win against Berlin, Bayern worked their way up to one point at the top of the Bundesliga table led by RB Leipzig. In the battle for further titles, the permanent trophy collector wants to further strengthen his ensemble in the transfer period that ends today (6 p.m.). “I’m happy when that is over,” said coach Hansi Flick.
LEWANDOWSKI SHOW: Everyone was amazed at these gate arts. “Robert is an absolute top scorer,” said Flick of the man who saved him the evening. “I think it’s important that he also brings in the other elements, such as setting goals and playing defensively.” For the tenth time, the Pole has scored three or more goals in a Bundesliga match. Only Gerd Müller (32 times), Klaus Fischer and Mario Gomez (twelve times each) beat that. With his four goals on Sunday evening, Europe’s Footballer of the Year now has a total of 251 league goals for Bayern (in 294 appearances).
WIGGING THE TRIPLE HEROES: Six weeks ago FC Bayern was still invincible, now the Munich team wobbles repeatedly. First the 1: 4 in Hoffenheim, then the 3: 2 in the Supercup against Dortmund after a 2: 0 lead – and now Hertha. “If you have won five titles, the step to this standstill is of course close by, which is in some way logical and perhaps understandable”, says Thomas Müller. “But we are not on the field to do understandable things, but things that FC Bayern does and only FC Bayern does.”
ENTRY: Marc Roca (23 / Espanyol Barcelona) is stuck for midfield, the transfers of attacking player Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (31 / without club) and right back Bouna Sarr (28 / Olympique Marseille) would be imminent. An old friend is also under discussion: Douglas Costa from Juventus Turin. After the 4: 3 against Hertha, Flick did not comment on the rumors. He might be able to say more after Monday night.
DEPOSITS: Sven Ulreich wants to celebrate promotion with Hamburger SV. It remains to be seen if Javi Martínez will leave the club at the last minute. “He’s a player you can rely on,” said Flick. “I assume he will still be in our selection after the international break.” After his failed move to England, midfielder Michaël Cuisance remains a candidate for an exit.
HERTHA-HADERN: The brave Berliners sniffed repeatedly at one point. “After we came back there was a certain disbelief about the defeat,” said goalkeeper Alexander Schwolow. Trailing 0: 2 and 2: 3, Hertha fought back thanks to Jhon Cordoba (59th), Matheus Cunha (71st) and Jessic Ngankam (88th). But the Berliners don’t have Lewandowski. His “individual quality”, that’s how controversial coach Bruno Labbadia decided the match.