Bayern Munich: Top five moments from Hansi Flick’s first year in Bavaria

Hansi Flick, Bayern Munich manager. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
Hansi Flick, Bayern Munich manager. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images) /
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Bayern Munich players celebrating against Borussia Dortmund at Allianz Arena. (Photo by TF-Images/Getty Images) /

Hammering Borussia Dortmund at Allianz Arena

Flick was handed a stern test in his first Bundesliga game. It was Der Klassiker at Allianz Arena. Bayern were going through a patchy form. The players were looking rusty against Olympiakos, which was Flick’s first official game as Bayern manager.

The German manager has shown the ability to rise to big occasions throughout the last 12 months. He first showed this quality against Dortmund as his team showed great intensity and tactical intelligence to clinch the win.

The victory was in itself a big boost since Die Roten didn’t want to lag behind the title race. However, the manner of the performance showed that the Bavarian faithful would see better days under the manager. The pressing from Bayern was relentless throughout the game. They were not giving breathing space to the visiting side, pouncing on their mistakes, and showing ruthlessness in the final third.

Thomas Muller was back in the team and started showing glimpses of his best form. He managed to bag two assists in the game, setting up the platform to enjoy a remarkable individual campaign. The victory against Dortmund was a moment of pride for Die Roten, and it did set the tone for the rest of the campaign under Flick.