Bayern Munich are preparing for a bitter sweet end to the Bundesliga season amid numerous farewells on Saturday, when Robert Lewandowski will hope to break the league record.
The Polish star needs only one goal to improve the score of the great Bayern Gerd Müller of 40 in the 1971-72 season, although the coach of Augsburg Marcus Weinzierl does not want to see a broken record.
“Gerd Müller was my idol when I was young and he was my assistant coach for Bayern’s amateurs,” said Weinzierl, whose team is safe and plays only for pride. “I know him well and I really watch him, so I would like the recording to be shared.”
This will be the last match of the Bayern colleague Hansi Flick before he left, after winning every trophy he could in just under two seasons at the club. Flick is expected to take over the German national team after his former boss Joachim Loew retired after the European Championship.
“I enjoyed this trip,” Flick said of his time at Bayern on Friday. “I’m happy the trip is over and I’m looking forward to the new one.”
Assistant coaches Hermann Gerland and Miroslav Klose are also leaving, and Flick’s successor Julian Nagelsman is taking his coaching team with him from Leipzig.
Defenders David Alaba, Jerome Boateng and Xavi Martinez will play their last game to end their extremely successful stays at the Bavarian power plant. “I can guarantee that all three will play,” said Flick.
The 28-year-old Alaba, who has won 10 league titles with Bayern, is expected to join Real Madrid. Boateng and Martinez, who both won nine, face uncertain futures. The trio helped Bayern win the Bundesliga, Champions League and German Cup triples in 2013 and 2020.
Up to 250 fans have been admitted to Bayern Stadium for the first time this season due to declining levels of coronavirus infections in the state.