Bet Enthusiast followers are now in a strong trading position with regards Bayern Munich winning the Champion’s League after the German side’s impressive 4-0 win against Barcelona in the first leg of the semi-final. Bayern were advised at 5.0 to win the trophy and can now be layed at less than even money.
Anyone who took the 4/1 can now place a counter bet to either cover the initial stake or even guarantee a profit whatever the outcome. Bayern have yet to qualify for the final but no side has ever overturned a four goal deficit to win a Champions League tie. When Barcelona play at the Nou Camp anything is possible but scoring four goals without reply looks beyond them.
There was talk afterwards that the match in Germany marked the end of Barcelona’s reign as the best team in Europe. However, it seemed that it was not that they did not play well but Munich were so much better and played the perfect match. Lionel Messi may not have been totally fit but the home side’s defence still had to work hard to eliminate his threat.
Bayern were strong and disciplined in almost every area against Barcelona. They have already won the title in Germany and what must be frightening to the opposition is that they have bought one of Borussia Dortmund’s best players and look like signing another in the summer.
It appears that Robert Lewandowski will be moving from Borussia Dortmund to Munich to join his current colleague Mario Gotxe who has signed to make the move. Lewandowski scored all four goals for his side as Dortmund beat Real Madrid 4-1 in the other semi-final. It now looks certain to be an all-German final, the first time this happened in the history of the Champions League.
One of the clubs apparently interested in signing Luis Suarez is Bayern Munich. However, it would be a surprise that a club built on strength and discipline would consider adding such an unpredictable player to their squad. When Munich took about the traditions of the club they really mean it while Liverpool say all the right things but don’t follow it up with actions.
It is difficult not to become too moralistic about Suarez. Yet again a major misdemeanour is being viewed on the basis of club allegiances with Liverpool fans saying the length of the ban is unfair and supporters of certain other clubs taking the moral high ground. However, Suarez gives the FA no opportunity to victimise him if he behaves on the pitch.
That issue is now something of a red herring to the major playing issues of the day and specifically the final of the Champions League. It will take a huge effort for Dortmund to beat Bayern but the latter lost in the final last year against Chelsea in a match played at their own stadium. Wembley is the venue this year and Bayern look strong enough to gain some compensation for last season’s defeat.
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