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David Beckham: From Hero to Zero

Started on 9 February 2013 by Glenn T / First Post
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Beckham: Focus



Bayern Munich manager David Beckham has revealed that he "partied hard into the night" with his team after the Bavarians were handed the Bundesliga trophy following their 1-3 win over Dresden in the last league game of season.


However, the talented head coach has now urged his squad not to get complacent, with a DFB Pokal Final, a Champions League Final, and a possible quadruple looming.

Speaking to German journalists two days after their win against Dresden, Beckham has called for his players to be on their toes.

"We won the Bundesliga," he said. "We won the German league. That does not make us the best club in the world. But winning a quadruple will push us there, to the top.

"I want the boys to realize that. We've won the Bundesliga. Fantastic. Now it's time to focus. We have two more Finals coming up and I don't want everyone to go thinking 'oh, we've won the league, it's the end of the season, let's party.' It is alright to party, but I hope we can now all keep our focus on the matches up ahead."

Bayern will first play Stuttgart in the DFB Pokal Final next week, before they travel to the Olympic Stadium Spyros Louis in Athens, Greece for their Champions League Final against Arsenal just five days after.

May: Champions of Germany

Under the guidance of David Beckham, Bayern Munich are now the undisputed champions of Germany and the Bundesliga. However, two Finals await them...





Bundesliga
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Nurnberg 0 - 4 Bayern
Brunner
Verratti
Ademilson
Ademilson


Bayern 4 - 0 Frankfurt
Ademilson
Lenti
Brunner
Brunner


Dresden 1 - 3 Bayern
Tuna
Kroos
Grealish


Champions League Semi Final Leg 2

Bayern 2 - 3 Atletico
Grealish
Ramirez

FC Bayern Munich Player of the Month


It's gotta be him again! Although he did not play well in Bayern's last league match, Ademilson still managed to score three league goals during the month of May, and ends the season with 43 goals in 34 appearances in the league, and 52 goals in 49 appearances in all competitions. What an absolute beast.

Player Worthy of a Mention


Young Johannes Brunner has impressed all season and this month was no difference as he won a Man of the Match with his performance against Frankfurt, bagging a brace. In a few years, Brunner is going to be the main man for Bayern Munich. Watch this space.



Another player worthy of a mention is Jack Grealish after his incredible volley against Dresden and then his vital goal against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League Semi Finals that ensured Bayern's safe passage to the Final. He has done well since his return from injury and will strive to have an injury-free season next year.

Road to Olympiastadion 2019

David Beckham has led Bayern Munich to their second consecutive DFB Pokal Final and their second consecutive appearance in the Olympiastadion, but can he make it a second consecutive year of winning the DFB Pokal? Can Beckham make it a treble for Bayern Munich?

A possible 17th DFB Pokal lies on the horizon for Die Bayern, and only Stuttgart stands in the way.

First Round



Bayern did not get off to a good start in the DFB Pokal, only managing to scrap a 1-0 win against Union Berlin, who play in the 2.Bundesliga. Although really a match where they should have dominated, there are also honestly no complains needed with Bayern advancing to the next round anyway. A sole goal from Ademilson was enough to seal the deal.

Second Round



Bayern faced another minnow in the Second Round, in the form of Inglostadt. They did not put up much of a challenge despite getting a goal, and Die Bayern eventually ran out 3-1 winners thanks to goals from Abdoulaye Sylla, Bahri Tuna, and Gaston Ramirez.

Third Round



Fellow Bundesliga side Werder Bremen was the one to come head to head with Bayern in the Third Round. Unfortunately for them, they were tossed aside with goals from Ademilson, Fedele Lenti and Will Hughes.

Quarter Final



Kaiserslautern faced Bayern in the Quarter Final, and they held firm to deny 21 shots from their classy opponents. However, they still fell to a solitary goal from Toni Kroos.

Semi Final



Again, not at their best, with Bayern only winning only 2-1 against a lackluster Hannover side thanks to goals from Ademilson and Siyanda Xulu. However, the Bayern players have no complains. Bayern Munich are in the DFB Pokal Final!

Final



Another minnow, Stuttgart play in the 2.Bundesliga and this obviously makes Bayern Munich clear favorites. After all, why in the world would a struggling 2.Bundesliga team win against the winner of the Bundesliga? Unfortunately for Bayern, in football, anything can happen. Stuttgart will be wanting the cup as much as Beckham's boys. It will all be down to their play on the pitch, and a bit of luck. See you all for the Final, taking place in the Olympiastadion tomorrow.
Good god Ademilson is amazing :O Championes Championes Ole Ole Ole :D congrats Mr Beckham! Now to win the DFB Pokal and Champions League!!
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You've certainly got the DFB Pokal, hopefully the CL will be soon to follow :)
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Krupesh: He's a beast indeed! Thanks, and also thanks for the comment! :D

Neal: Certainly, certainly! Would be embarrassing if Stuttgart somehow snatch a 1-0 win now :P
Stuttgart for the win! ;)
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What tactic do use with Bayern that makes Ademilson soooo good. 52 in 49! Wow!
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Just came across it and read all the posts starting at page 1, wat an amazing story!
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TCO: Piss off :))

Joe: I use a tactic I create myself most of the time. 4-2-3-1. In a few other times, say 3 in every 10 matches, I use a tactic created by Michael. Will post the tactics up later.

Zaans: Glad you enjoy. Welcome to FM Scout as well!
It's amazing to think you came from Villa to Dortmund! This story fully deserves the credit it gets!
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DFB Pokal Final 2019



Arvind Krishna: Hello, and welcome to Eurosport's live coverage of the DFB Pokal Final between Stuttgart and Bayern Munich. I am Arvind Krishna and beside me right here is my co-commentator Krupesh Shah.

Krupesh Shah: Hello, everyone. Let's take a look at the line-ups for today.

Bayern: Neuer; Garland, Xulu, Doria, Radu; Blanco, Sylla; Hughes, Kroos, Grealish; Ademilson

Stuttgart: Ulreich; Ochs, Ramial, Felipe, Bastians; Yalcin, Andrade; Bellarabi, van der Weg, Zuck; Mlapa


Krupesh Shah: Both teams are going for extremely strong starting elevens. Ryan Garland takes his usual spot in the starting squad but today Philipp Lahm is on the bench, and thus might have a chance to lift the DFB Pokal as captain.

Arvind Krishna: It is amazing how Garland has managed to snatch the right-back spot from under Lahm's nose in his first season in Germany! The boy is truly magnificent.

Krupesh Shah: Indeed, Arvind.

Arvind Krishna: Some dangerous men for Bayern will be the lethal Ademilson, who will probably get a goal today. Toni Kroos is also another one of their star men and Jack Grealish, who is on a brilliant run of form, will also be one to look out for.

Krupesh Shah: Stuttgart are not favored to win today, but they might just pull off an upset. Arjen van der Weg will be someone Bayern need to look out for. He's only on loan at Stuttgart from Ajax, but van der Weg has proven himself as a very important player for them this season.

Arvind Krishna: Some other players that will also be crucial if Stuttgart want to pull off a win. Jorge Andrade and Rewien Ramlal, just to name a few!

Krupesh Shah: The players are ready to kick off. Let's move on to the match.



1' - We kick off here at Olympastadion, with Bayern Munich hunting their second consecutive DFB Pokal, while Stuttgart search for their first trophy since 2007.

16' - Toni Kroos swings the ball in from a free kick and Will Hughes strikes it! But it hits the bar! A Stuttgart defender gets to it quickly, and it is cleared. What a chance for Bayern there.

17' BAYERN GOAL -A brilliant goal! Stefan Radu crosses the ball in for Will Hughes but the English midfielder misses it. However, his fellow compatriot Ryan Garland is there at the end of the receiving ball, and strikes it hard past Ulreich! A wonder strike. That's his first ever goal for Bayern Munich, and what a time to get it, too. Bayern go up 1-0.

28' STUTTGART OWN GOAL - Some fantastic passing football from Bayern Munich ends with Will Hughes crossing for Ademilson, but the Brazilian striker is unable to win the ball from Rewien Ramlal. Unfortunately, Ramlal accidentally knocks the ball into his own net. Bayern go 2-0 up.

45' - It is half-time, and as expected, Bayern Munich are up ahead! Can Stuttgart pull a comeback off?

HT: Bayern 2-0 Stuttgart

45' - Welcome back to the Olympiastadion, for the second half of the DFB Pokal Final, contested between Bayern Munich and Stuttgart. The Bavarians are currently 2-0 up, courtesy of a goal from an unlikely scorer in Ryan Garland, and an own goal from Rewien Ramlal. Let's get on with the second half.

53' - Abdoulaye Sylla has the ball at 30 yards, and he tries a shot, but it is no problem for Sven Ulreich who gets his hand to it.

54' - Will Hughes makes a run from down the right wing and it is some excellent play from him. He hits it, but unfortunately the finish goes way wide of the goal.

60' - Bayern Munich make a double substitution with Marco Verratti on for Abdoulaye Sylla and Gaston Ramirez coming on for Jack Grealish.

78' - Ademilson is also off now. It seems David Beckham wants to keep his star man fresh for the upcoming Champions League Final. Johannes Brunner will get a few minutes on the pitch.

84' BAYERN GOAL - A corner from Toni Kroos finds Doria, but he is subsequently dispossessed by Rewien Ramlal. Fortunately for Bayern, the ball rolls up to none other than Siyanda Xulu, who has no problem rocketing it into the net at the close-range proximity.

90' - AND THAT'S IT! Bayern Munich have won their second consecutive DFB Pokal!

FT: Bayern 3-0 Stuttgart

Krupesh Shah: Not a Final you would have expected Stuttgart to win, but Bayern Munich made it entertaining at least.

Arvind Krishna: And Bayern Munich have also secured the treble with this trophy. But the Champions League Final awaits!

Krupesh Shah: Alright, that's it from us here at Eurosport tonight.

Arvind Krishna: This is Arvind Krishna.

Krupesh Shah: And this is Krupesh Shah. Good night.
2013-05-30 19:52#106624 tokenginge : It's amazing to think you came from Villa to Dortmund! This story fully deserves the credit it gets!

Dortmund indeed :))
I see I have some silky skills when it comes to commentary :p great job on the treble with Munich mate! Can't wait to see the update from the CL final
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2013-05-30 20:20#106636 k1rups : I see I have some silky skills when it comes to commentary :p great job on the treble with Munich mate! Can't wait to see the update from the CL final

Thanks Krupesh :P

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