Coach Julian Nagelsmann has put his stamp on FC Bayern.
Original documents have now surfaced that reveal his tactics.
Munich – Julian Nagelsmann and FC Bayern have a run.
The record champions have won eight of their last nine competitive games, including the crucial Champions League round of 16 against the star ensemble from Paris Saint-Germain.
While there was still a mood of crisis on Säbener Straße in January, Julian Nagelsmann seems to have pulled the right levers since February.
Name: FC Bayern Munich eV
Foundation: February 27, 1900
Members: 300,000 (as of February 2023)
Trainer: Julian Nagelsmann
Team market value: 995.70 million (source: transfermarkt.de)
The young coach made his mark on FC Bayern, especially tactically.
even speaks of a "tactical revolution" and now reveals alleged original documents that are supposed to show Julian Nagelsmann's new Bayern strategy.
"Diago-Chip" and "Joker": This is how tactical fox Nagelsmann put Bayern back on the road to success
Three different tactics are presented in it.
In the attacking game, Bayern run in a 3-1-5-1 formation.
Nagelsmann attaches particular importance to the so-called "jokers", meaning the track players on the flanks.
Interesting: João Cancelo and Serge Gnabry are entered in the picture as jokers, two players who have recently been sharply criticized by experts.
Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann.
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In the build-up game, Bayern involved goalkeeper Yann Sommer – despite his faux pas in the second leg against Paris Saint-Germain, which, thanks to the spectacular rescue operation by defense boss Matthijs de Ligt, did not concede a goal, but cost him 700 kilograms of chocolate.
A special feature here is the "Diago-Chip", which Benjamin Pavard is supposed to play diagonally into the midfield half-space on Jamal Musiala.
FC Bayern: In the end, what counts for Nagelsmann is the performance in the Champions League
In the game against the ball, Bayern switch to a 3-4-1-2 system in which Thomas Müller supports Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting in attack pressing.
Under high pressure from the opponent, Bayern can then switch to a 5-3-2 formation and make the path to their own goal even closer.
Finally, Nagelsmann's tactical tricks seemed to make the difference.
But despite the current series, in the end it all depends on how FC Bayern performs in the Champions League.
Tough opponents await Munich in the quarter-finals, and the games will be drawn on Friday afternoon (click here for the live ticker).
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