The Bundesliga finally brought us the first tasty meeting between Schalke and Bayern Munich from the former’s home stadium: the Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen, Germany.
For the visitors, this is a game that hey will not want to forget since they absolutely embarrassed their rivals in their own stadium in front of their truly beloved fans. As for the home side, this is their sixth straight league loss to Munich and in all of these losses, they did not manage to score a single goal against them. This is not only embarrassing, but nearly unacceptable.
How can one team be so much better than the other when they are both two of Europe’s top clubs playing the UCL?
Munich have played in three of the last four UCL finals, whereas Schalke were nowhere near the final of that competition. Munich have also become the first German Bundesliga side ever to hoist the treble: Bundesliga, German Cup and the UCL.
Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben were already masterminds of their respective flanks before coach Pep Guardiola even arrived. Now, with his possession and skill combination style, they are truly thriving and bringing the rest of their teammates along for the successful ride to the top.
With this win and Borussia Dortmund finally dropping points on the road in a 1-1 draw at Nurnburg, Munich are level on points with the Super Cup champions atop the league standings. These two sides will meet later on November 24 at Dortmund’s Signal Iduna Park. That is truly going to be a tough game, with both sides looking to attack and play possession while also being as physical as possible.