Bayern Munich: Awards for 2021/22 campaign

Bayern Munich players celebrating Bundesliga title victory. (Photo by Markus Gilliar/GES-Sportfoto via Getty Images)
Bayern Munich players celebrating Bundesliga title victory. (Photo by Markus Gilliar/GES-Sportfoto via Getty Images) /
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Bayern Munich players celebrating the win against Union Berlin. (Photo by MICHAELA REHLE/AFP via Getty Images) /

Game of the season

Rahul Asnani – Bayern Munich 3 – 2 RB Leipzig (Feb 5, 2022)

The game against RB Leipzig showcased the essence of what makes Bayern an unstoppable force each season. While the side continually picked up expected points, their ability to capitalize in pivotal moments of the season underscores their success. It took no time for the Bavarians to grasp onto an error from Willy Orban to put the side ahead. Despite incessant pressure and crisp responses from Leipzig, who had in-form Christopher Nkunku within the ranks, Bayern stayed the course, ultimately picking up a win with a Gnabry-enforced own goal by Josko Gvardiol to pull the side further ahead at the top of the table.

Isaac Rivers – Bayern Munich 4-0 Wolfsburg (Dec 17, 2021)

Bayern’s last game of the 2021 calendar year against Wolfsburg was just an overall world-class performance— and honestly, the last game that Bayern was truly showing their full stride. In a game that ended 4-0 for the Bavarians, every player on the pitch was at their best. From this game, we got to see Leroy Sane’s true shooting potential, a complete defensive lockdown, and Lewandowski broke the record for most Bundesliga goals in a calendar year.

Daniel Garza – Bayern Munich 3 – 2 RB Leipzig (Feb 5, 2022)

The game against RB Leipzig was going to be a difficult test for Bayern as they looked to begin their February Bundesliga schedule with a victory at home. Leipzig came into this game on the back of three consecutive Bundesliga matches, and Bayern had won their previous two league matches. It ended up being one of the most closely contested fixtures for Bayern last season. The Bavarian club scored first, but Leipzig answered shortly after to level the score. Lewandowski scored a key goal right before halftime, and Leipzig once more equalized with Christopher Nkunku scoring just eight minutes into the second half. An own goal in the 58th minute proved to be the difference. Leipzig did try their best to find the equaliser, but Bayern did enough to seal the victory.

Rituraj Deka – Borussia Dortmund 2-3 Bayern Munich (December 4, 2021)

Bayern Munich came on top in a fiery encounter for their sixth Klassiker success against Dortmund, which ended in a 2-3 win for the Bavarian club during December. It was a crucial game in the context of the points table. Bayern started building a healthy lead at the top of the points table after going four points clear of Dortmund with a win at Signal Iduna Park in December. It was a crucial test for Julian Nagelsmann, which he passed in a nail-biting manner. Robert Lewandowski came back again to haunt Dortmund as he scored a brace in this game.

Kiran Thakare – Bayer Leverkusen 1-5 Bayern Munich (October 17, 2021)

Julian Nagelsmann is yet to completely instill his philosophy at Bayern Munich. However, the performance away at Bayer Leverkusen in the first half of the season gave glimpses of how the team will play once they completely adapt to Nagelsmann’s methods. Bayern was near perfect in the 5-1 victory away at Leverkusen. They blew away Leverkusen by scoring five goals in 40 minutes. The Bavarian club pressed brilliantly to suffocate Leverkusen higher up the pitch. The linkup play in the final third was a delight to watch. Nagelsmann will be hoping that such a performance becomes a regularity from next season.