Mario Gomez Could Not Believe Bayern Munich Start Muller vs. PSG
As Bayern Munich took to the field in the Champion League’s first leg round of 16 ties against Paris Saint Germain, they had done so without Thomas Muller, their long-time talisman in the line-up, even though the selection by Julian Naglesmann the manager still caused a surprise.
He thinks that that is a very important element in games like this. Gomez was a little surprised but surely Nagelsmann had something in mind. Regardless of what it is, it has worked. Bayern eventually found the goal and Choupo-Moting played well, even though he appeared more left alone without his partner being in the attack.
Now, the Bavarians have a narrow lead of 1-0 to enjoy from the first leg.
Thomas Muller set a record for Bayern Munich for the appearances in the Bundesliga and celebrated by scoring a 3-0 over Bochum for keeping the defending champion on top. It was the 428th league appearance by Muller, one more than Gerd Muller, the club’s great and most for any outfield at the club. Just Oliver Kahn- the goalkeepers and Sepp Meier have played more games for Bayern Munich in Bundesliga.
Bayern kept 3 points clear of Borussia Dortmund that defeated Werder Bremen away to maintain a perfect start to 2023. Union Berlin visited 4th placed Leipzig in the late game and can restore the gap of one point to Bayern with a win.