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Bayern Munich Lift The German Super Cup At Schalke’s Expense

Mueller Opens The Scoring Against Schalke As Bayern Munich Lift The German Super Cup.

Germany team-mates Thomas Mueller and Miroslav Klose got on the scoresheet to dismiss Schalke and claim an early piece of silverware by way of the German Super Cup.

Thomas Mueller’s reputation continues to grow after breaking in the Bayern Munich first-team late last season. After impressive performances in the Champions League particularly, Mueller forced himself into Joachim Loew’s World Cup squad, and the young German exploded onto the world football season. Mueller claimed both the Golden Boot award and the Young Player of the Tournament award in South Africa, immediately making him one of the greatest young prospects in the game. Even after having an average afternoon against Schalke today, he managed to get his name on the scoresheet.

Despite what looks to be the beginning of a fantastic career ahead of Mueller, the experience of a player like Miroslav Klose cannot be overlooked. He provided an unselfish assist for Mueller’s opening goal, and took his with aplomb as well. His composure and anticipation will provide a great role model for Bayern Munich’s younger players if nothing else. Experience is invaluable, and Bayern Munich have an excellent combination of experienced heads who will lead by example and young stars who will grow into mature professionals under the guidance of players like Klose.

Louis van Gaal will be delighted with the early win over Schalke, who will most likely be their closest rivals for the Bundesliga title this season. But as we all know, van Gaal will look to continue to improve and fine tune the side before their opening tie against Wolfsburg.

For Schalke, this game is a bit of a wake-up call. Raul, who scored a brace against Bayern Munich last week, was virtually anonymous today. Not a good sign for Die Konigsblauen who are short on firepower already. Schalke will know that they must improve quickly if they are to hold their Champions League berth and continue to challenge for domestic honours.

Overall, this is a good win for Bayern Munich, and it will be a celebrated win for fans who will be delighted that the club have already added to their seemingly never-ending supply of silverware.

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  1. bosch teknik servis

    August 11, 2010 at 9:43 am

    Muller is a really good player. Probably soon be transferred to another team 🙂

    • Dylan Thomas

      August 11, 2010 at 10:07 am

      actually, I don’t think he’ll ever leave bayern.

  2. Diriye

    August 7, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    I think Schalke will win it. I like their pressing uptempo game but they can’t play like Chile, one style vs everyone.

    • Dylan Thomas

      August 7, 2010 at 5:25 pm

      I’m not sure if the Schalke squad is deep enough to sustain itself through a period of key injuries. Bayern could pull through that, but I don’t think Schalke could. It’s going to be very tight, but I just can’t see Bayern falling away.

  3. Diriye

    August 7, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    Big fan of under 21 Champs but Höwedes had an off day. The first goal he was out of position, the second didn’t react well. He is a great centeral defender and I hope he leaves it there.

    Schalke didn’t need to press Bayern at their half so much before the first goal. They exposed themselves needlessly.

    • Dylan Thomas

      August 7, 2010 at 4:37 pm

      Agreed, I thought Howedes was out of sorts.

      Still, I think Schalke will be very competitive throughout the season for the Bundesliga title. I also think Steve McClaren will really start to turn Wolfsburg around, so we might see them starting to shine again.

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