Former Bayern Munich boss urges club to secure Alexis Sanchez Signing

Former Bayern Munich manager Ottmar Hitzfeld has urged his former club to make a move for Alexis Sanchez before their European rivals pounce for the Arsenal forward.


The Chile international grabbed 30 goals and 15 assists for the Gunners last term as they celebrated FA Cup success. Despite this, he is reluctant to prolong his stay beyond next season with the club failing to qualify for the Champions League for the first time in 20 years. Manchester City and Chelsea are the other suitors for Sanchez this summer, and it is suggested that the 28-year-old could push for a reunion with Pep Guardiola at the Etihad.

BAYERN SHOULD GET READY FOR MOMENT OF TRUTH

With Xabi Alonso and club icon Phillip Lahm hanging their boots at the end of the just completed season, bundesliga giants Bayern Munich can be said to have had two large chinks appear in their armour.


In the cut-throat profit-crazy brand of football ran nowadays, the pressure to replace two veterans as quickly as possible are no doubt knocking at the door steps of the decision makers of the Bavarian club.

Why did Bayern Munich fail against Real Madrid?

Bayern Munich have one of the best squads in the entirety of Europe. In fact, they probably have the best squad in the world. With players such as Robert Lewandowski, Arjen Robben, Javi Martinez, Arturo Vidal, Thiago and Mats Hummels, Bayern are certainly a match for the strongest teams anywhere on the planet.

However, Bayern still came short against Real Madrid in the semi-finals of the Champions League. Carlo Ancelotti’s side lost the first leg of the tie 2-1 at the Allianz Arena and the second leg 4-2 at the Santiago Bernabeu after extra time. This means that for the fourth successive season, the Bavarian giants have failed to progress to the final of the Champions League.

Carlo Ancelotti Calls for Video Technology after Champions League Exit

Bayern Munich suffered a 4-2 loss against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu after extra time.


This second leg defeat in the Champions League quarter-final was extremely disappointing for the German club, as they felt that they were the wrong end of several poor refereeing decisions. Bayern Munich made an exit from the competition after the 6-3 loss. The team had earlier suffered a 2-1 loss at the Allianz Arena. Yet, Bayern did produce one of the best performances, but it was not enough against a Madrid team, which were termed as lucky.

Carlo Ancelotti Admits Bayern’s Struggles Against Frankfurt

Carlo Ancelotti admitted that Bayern Munich were lucky to get a 2-0 advantage over Frankfurt going into the halftime.


The club managed a 3-0 win over the German outfit in order to retain top spot in the German Bundesliga. Goals from Douglas Costa and Robert Lewandowski were crucial in getting this lead going into halftime. However, Bayern Munich were second best in the game and it was only after these goals that they tightened the grip. This was the fifth consecutive win for Bayern in all competitions. The club have a 10-point advantage over RB Leipzig, whose title challenge has been fizzing out over the last few weeks.

Champions League Preview: Bayern Munich v Real Madrid

Despite the early promises of RB Leipzig and the strength of Borussia Dortmund, Bayern Munich seem set to win the Bundesliga title this season. With a sizeable lead at the top of the league table at the moment, Bayern should wrap up the championship in a matter of weeks.

The main target now for Bayern is to win the Champions League. The Bavarian giants last claimed Europe’s premier club competition in 2013 and reached the semi-finals in each of the past three seasons. Could Bayern under Carlo Ancelotti do the same this campaign?

Carlo Ancelotti Confident about Alcantara and Thomas Muller Combination

Bayern Munich coach Carlo Ancelotti has once again stressed that Thomas Muller and Thiago Alcantara are capable of playing with each other as they are compatible.


Muller has faced the first serious threat for his first team spot since becoming a professional. He has been unable to reproduce the same kind of form as he did a few years ago. This compounded with former Barcelona midfielder Thiago Alcantara being an excellent form, while playing in the hole behind Robert Lewandowski, has reduced the number of first-team opportunities for Muller. Muller watched Alcantara perform exceptionally well in the 5-1 win over Arsenal.

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