Coach Julian Nagelsmann praised Marcel Sabitzer after the narrow win against FC Augsburg. In memory of Gerd Müller, the Bayern bosses presented a book of condolences. The referee for the game against FC Villarreal has been chosen. All news and rumors about FC Bayern at a glance.
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FC Bayern, News: Nagelsmann raves about Sabitzer
Marcel Sabitzer played a crucial part in Bayern Munich’s 1-0 win over FC Augsburg as a substitute (57′). “Sabi and King (Sabitzer and Kingsley Coman; editor’s note) gave us the three points. We had a lot of moments in the first half that Sabi solved in the second half,” said coach Julian Nagelsmann after the game.
Sabitzer would have had the “biliousness that also distinguished him in Leipzig. (…) It was an outstanding game from him”.
At Nagelsmann’s request, the Austrian moved from Leipzig to Munich for 15 million euros in the summer. After severe teething troubles, he appeared in recent weeks with improved performances. He scored his first goal in an FCB jersey in the 4-1 win in Freiburg.
FC Bayern commemorates Gerd Müller
FC Bayern Munich, in the person of President Herbert Hainer and CEO Oliver Kahn, presented the Bayern family’s book of condolences in honor of the late striker Gerd Müller to his widow Uschi Müller.
“The hardcover edition contains farewell greetings from companions and supporters who had registered at the FC Bayern Museum, as well as messages from fans who reached the club digitally from all over the world. The response around the world was the memory of Worthy of Gerd Müller: A total of more than 34,000 fans from 132 different countries took the opportunity to personally say goodbye to the ‘bomber of the nation’,” the statement said.
Hainer explained: “The enormous worldwide popularity is clear proof of how much Gerd Müller meant to people. The condolence book is intended to be a special family album from our FC Bayern family, especially for Gerd, in memory of a unique person.”
Kahn added: “Gerd Müller stands out in a special way from all the personalities in the history of FC Bayern. We are very pleased to be able to present Uschi Müller with this book of condolences on behalf of the fans. Gerd Müller will live on in our hearts forever.”
FC Bayern: referee against Villarreal is fixed
Slovenian referee Slavko Vincic will referee Bayern Munich’s second leg against Villarreal in the Champions League quarter-finals on Tuesday. This was announced by UEFA on Sunday.
The FIFA referee has never directed a game of the German record champions before.