Daily Schmankerl: The consequences of Bayern Munich against Borussia Dortmund; Bayern eyeing Celtic forward ?; Cristiano Ronaldo at PSG ?; Chelsea want Ibrahima Konate; and more!

Bayern Munich secured an absolutely thrilling 4-2 comeback victory over Borussia Dortmund which showcased the heart, motivation, persistence and talent of the team. Here are some quick hitters on what was an extremely memorable game:

  • What a game. Bayern Munich have shown great resilience as they battled a two-goal deficit. The Bavarians got off the canvas to get three points.
  • Erling Haaland is a monster … an unstoppable force … just a total beast. His first two goals were an absolute full-back breaker and it was hard for many to believe that Bayern Munich would be able to bounce back. That’s the potential he has. Haaland can shatter entire teams with his thirst for a goal.
  • Jerome Boateng might have nightmares about Haaland after this match. Unfortunately for Haaland and Boateng, the Gods of Injury hit them both.
  • I wondered why Edin Terzic dressed like a professional skater, while Marcus Iredahl responded by saying that Terzic actually looked like someone promoting the Monster Energy drink. I don’t want to pat myself on the back, but we made it.
  • The setting up of Robert Lewandowski’s first goal by Leroy Sane was spectacular. It was a very positive game for Sane and it looks like Hansi Flick made the right choice again with his starting lineup.
  • Speaking of spectacular, Lewandowski ended the game with a hat trick and his third goal was a masterpiece.
  • After a somewhat difficult start to the match, Bayern Munich’s double pivot of Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka was much better in the second half. Goretzka, of course, hit the winner, while Kimmich stabilized the pitch for Bayern Munich when needed most. This duo is just pure class.
  • Niklas Sule put on another screen with the ability to dribble and play effectively from the right-back. Like the entire bottom line, Sule wasn’t at his best early on, but he improved and put together a solid performance.
  • The backline is to be commended for getting it back after a rough start, but the game just got a lot easier once Haaland was gone.
  • Kingsley Coman was not at his best, but still had a positive impact on the game.
  • I still think something doesn’t seem 100% with Alphonso Davies. He looked like he was fighting Borussia Dortmund at times. Hopefully the mega-talent can start to return to his best form soon enough.
  • All in all, it’s a fine win for Bayern Munich – potentially a defining win for the season. Being able to fight like they did was super impressive.

If you missed our post-match Match Awards, Observations or Podcast, check them out or listen:

Sport1’s Florian Plettenberg has confirmed his initial report that Bayern Munich are eyeing Arminia Bielefeld goalkeeper Stefan Ortega. Oliver Kahn is said to be a fan of Ortega’s style between the sticks:

Are Bayern Munich considering Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard? According to Celtic interim manager John Kennedy, both the Bavarians and Borussia Dortmund are in the mix:

On nowhere, John Kennedy let down Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund in a discussion about the future of Odsonne Edouard. The striker appears certain to leave Celtic this summer with a report in the Daily Mail claiming Leicester City are on the verge of accepting a £ 15million fee for the Frenchman. With Paris Saint Germain due to a 40% reduction in fees above £ 9million, that figure would give Celtic a profit of just £ 3.6million after four years at the club.

Kennedy was asked directly about the Leicester report, but chose to bring the German giants into the equation with Jadon Sancho and Leroy Sane both leaving English clubs for Germany. At the end of January, Celtic sold Jeremie Frimpong to Bayer Leverkusen, which suggests that German clubs are keeping a close eye on Celtic.

Could Cristiano Ronaldo tackle Juventus in favor of Paris-Saint Germain? Uh, maybe … I guess:

According to the latest Italian news, 36-year-old Portuguese winger / striker Cristiano Ronaldo is considering the possibility of saying goodbye to Juventus, after three seasons, once over. To that end, provided they can pay their royal salary (perhaps by signing one from Kylian Mbappé and Neymar), PSG are ready to welcome the former titan of Real Madrid and Manchester United.

Chelsea have RB Leipzig defender Ibrahima Konate on their radar:

Real Madrid offer Sergio Ramos a bit of ultimatum for the deal he offered the veteran defender:

According to Marca, the current offering consists of one year plus one additional per option. And it has an expiration date! It is valid until the end of March. Until then, Real want clarity in planning the squad for the coming season.

Ramos has met President Florentino Pérez (73) according to ‘Marca’ in the last two games, but not a word should have been said about the future.

The point is, Ramos would love to stay in Madrid and has already turned down requests from other big clubs. But he is still hesitant to say yes to the offer. After his meniscus surgery, he is fighting for a comeback and wants to be back on the pitch as soon as possible. Ramos is currently training individually.