Moments before the first half was over…
A six-man fast break from Bayern Munich.
In the Bundesliga this week, it’s out with the Winterpause, in with the Rückrunde.
The warm weather training holiday has ended.
And the season’s second half has begun.
23 degrees but still hard at work, keep it up guys! ⚽☀️ pic.twitter.com/RWvNxwP39F
— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) January 8, 2017
Bayern have been down a bit this year, almost double digits behind at times in the table.
But they’ve won it six straight years.
Starting off the season’s second half hungry—trying to get back into it.
Alaba, Goretzka and Muller running the show #Bundesliga ⚽️🇩🇪
— Daniel Woodley (@dwoodley1990) January 18, 2019
They break up the corner kick. Take back possession.
Sending nearly the entire team downfield in a last-second rush for a goal.
6v5, and before Hoffenheim can get numbers back, David Alaba send a pre-emptive ball across from the wing, hoping like a Hail Mary pass that some teammate will be there to receive it.
It cuts behind the defense, in front of the keeper…
And Goretzka is there, Lewandowski free behind him.
He slides, hits it on the first touch, and it’s in.
2-0 Bayern Munich.
What a ball off Alaba 😱 who does he think he is? Andy Robbo? Good goal that! Bayern 2-0 Goretzka with his 2nd of the match 👏🏼
— Danny 🔴 (@DannyTF_LFC) January 18, 2019
Just as they’d drawn it up, as they say, straight from the training ground.
— FC Bayern US (@FCBayernUS) January 18, 2019
Dortmund won their game, too—so a six-point gap in the table still remains.
Half a season to go, and a two-team race on our hands.
So, for Bayern to pull this thing out, they might some special trick.
To do something new, to shake things up in their favor.
Leon Goretzka: "We wanted to start well in the second half and it was important to make a good game. The goal is to become champions. We played in the first half of the season so that we were six points behind. Now we are the hunters." pic.twitter.com/t4Uv1SkcF0
— Bayern mania (@Bayern_mania) January 18, 2019
So, with that in mind, an idea:
Look over at Dortmund’s uniform. See the Puma logo.
Look down at your own uniform. See the Adidas.
And channel the pride, the magic… of the three stripes—the tri poloski.
To summon from this your new theme song.
And your seventh straight Bundesliga title.