Stung by Joachim Löw’s retiring of three of their Germany players, Bayern responded with a 6-0 win over Wolfsburg
“Anger is an energy,” John Lydon famously sang on Public Image Limited’s ‘Rise’. The line has had a fair airing in the past week, used in attempts to sum up the on-stage essence of Keith Flint after The Prodigy frontman’s untimely passing. Flint himself frequently laughed off the perception that he was an angry man but this weekend, Bayern Munich took the phrase – which Lydon later also used as the title for a memoir – and showed themselves to be more than happy to embody it.
By the time the clock ticked 17.21 in the Allianz Arena on Saturday afternoon, as an overwhelmed Wolfsburg team stood dazed on the turf having taken a thrashing that could easily have been worse, it was tricky to work out which scenario should have been the most obvious to us two hours beforehand. That Wolfsburg, who had never won in 21 previous visits to Bayern, were never going to change that? That Bayern’s relentless pace of late, seemingly reaching a familiar crescendo as they entered this match with 11 wins from their last 12 in the Bundesliga, showed no sign of faltering? Or that having been piqued by the treatment of Mats Hummels, Jérôme Boateng and Thomas Müller from Germany national team coach Joachim Löw during the week, that Bayern would react with extreme prejudice.
Source: Football News
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