As Bayern Munich steam roll their way to another Champions League quarter final while simultaneously edging towards yet another Bundesliga title, it’s worth acknowledging two Bayern legends whose contributions have been invaluable in the current Bayern era.
Bayern Munich Veteran Duo Continue To Impress
While players such as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo enjoy constant praise from fans the world over, it’s Bayern’s goalkeeper and striker, Manuel Neuer and Robert Lewandowski who create the regular headlines in Germany while providing a safe bet for those who enjoy Live Casino Betting as part of their football experience.
The Polish international striker has established himself as an invaluable leader for the German Champions as well as one of the world’s hottest strikers. The 32-year-old has racked up 26 goals already this season, leading the rankings by some distance.
Fans of MLS will be excited by the recent reports of a possible move to the USA at some point in the future.
“Playing in the USA? I don’t know because I don’t know what does it mean for me and when,” he told CBS sport.
“For sure, I know a lot about the MLS because a few Polish players and also German players was playing there, and they talk to me about the life but also about MLS and they make every year a step up. It means they want to be better and I don’t know what does it mean exactly for me but I would say I’m very happy to be [at Bayern] and I don’t think about so long future.”
At the other end of Bayern’s line-up, Manuel Neuer still stands tall as one of the best goalkeepers to ever grace the game. About to turn 35 in March, Germany’s number one has helped Bayern to eight Bundesliga titles and two Champions League trophies, with more on the horizon.
Known as an adept ‘sweeper-keeper’ with amazing passing accuracy, there are some in the game who believe Neuer could even hack it as an outfield player.
Neuer himself takes a far more pragmatic view of his approach: “In modern football it’s all about winning the ball back as early as you can and getting to the opposition’s goal as quickly as possible. In order to do that as a goalkeeper, I obviously have to play a slightly more attacking style,” Neuer told Bundesliga.com
Neuer also holds the record for the most clean sheets over 90 minutes in the Bundesliga, a record previously held by Oliver Kahn. Neuer’s success is made even more remarkable by the fact he has been playing with a metal plate in his right foot since 2008.