Highly impressive performances from Serge Gnabry and, league top scorer, Robert Lewandowski, contributed to the unbeaten streak in the Bundesliga. A goalless draw to German up and comers, RB Leipzig, was the only loss of points to come for the next four league matches, as Munich went on to make it 12 games in a row unbeaten.
Flick’s influence on the Munich players has seemingly been positive thus far, enabling the Bavarian side to regain their position at the top of the Bundesliga, four points ahead of Dortmund with nine games remaining.
Fan favourite and Bayern loyal servant, Thomas Muller, also agreed a contract extension to 2023 which will see him add to his 500 appearances for Bayern, where the 30-year-old has played for all of his professional career.
By the time the league returns to playing behind closed doors, Munich’s injury list would also have shortened with Gnabry, Hernandez and Perisic already training and Sule expected to return from his injury, giving Bayern fans confidence they will be able to finish the season as league winners.
The return of these players will also give a needed squad depth for Flick and ease the worries of the looming danger from Dortmund, who are just four points behind them. As usual, the clubs have been running with each other in this title race, and it could well be as close as last season.
With the addition of Erling Haaland, Dortmund themselves are on an unbeaten streak and have their own Lewandowksi-esque talisman up top. The two clubs still have to play in the Bundesliga and this could well be a title decider in some aspects.
Bayer Leverkusen and Borussia Monchengladbach are also in their remaining league fixtures, which are no easy ties. Holding off Dortmund and Leipzig who are five behind is going to be no easy task, and Bayern's grip on their 29th title is loose.
By Bradley Beecham