Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Bayern Munchen vs AS Roma Champions League 05-11-2014

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Bayern Munchen vs AS Roma
Competition: UEFA Champions League, Group E
Match date: 5 November 2014
Kick Off Time: 19:45 BST
Venue: Allianz-Arena, Munchen 

Bayern Munich team have hardly held the handbrake against their opponents this season, as the defending Bundesliga champions have now gone unconquered in their last 15 competitive matches, claiming victory on 12 of those occasions. Furthermore, 8 of those 12 wins were by multiple-goal margins, and there is little dispute over who is going to sit atop German domestic football at the end of the season. However, manager Pep Guardiola and his troops will be intent upon returning to European glory as well, where they were crowned champions just 2 seasons ago. A fast start has them atop perhaps the most difficult group in the CL this year headed into matchweek 4, as the hosts have won all 3 of their opening matches against Man City (1:0 at home), CSKA (1:0 on the road), and this midweek’s opponent, Roma (7:1 on the road). That final match witnessed the electric ability of Arjen Robben (2 goals and an assist) and Robert Lewandowski (1 goal and 1 assist), and despite the Bavarians dealing with an extensive injury list at the moment, the quality in this side is too difficult to ignore for the potential outcome of Wednesday’s Group E clash.
AS Roma team won their first 6 competitive games this season while going unconquered in their first 7. Excitement surrounded the camp, as they appeared poised to put up a significant challenge in both the Champions League and the Italian Serie A. But a 3:2 loss to Juventus in league action sent those over-the-moon expectations crashing back down to a harsh reality, as the visitors have now lost 3 of their last 6 competitive matches, falling off the title pace by 3 points. However, they do still sit in 2nd place with 4 points through their first 3 UCL group games, and a difficult road point here would go a long way towards ensuring their presence in the next round. However, they come up against a Bayern Munich side that just destroyed the visitors in Rome 7:1, and the upset here appears to be a bit of a long shot despite the obvious quality AS Roma possess. Furthermore, the Giallorossi lost their league contest over the weekend to Napoli, and confidence may have taken a critical hit as they travel to Bavaria, and with an overall road record of 2 wins and 9 losses against German opposition, the Italian visitors should be seeing defeat once again.

Bayern Munchen last 5 matches:
18/10/14 Bayern München 6 – 0 Werder Bremen
21/10/14 Roma 1 – 7 Bayern München
26/10/14 Borussia M’gla… 0 – 0 Bayern München
29/10/14 Hamburger 1 – 3 Bayern München
01/11/14 Bayern München 2 – 1 Borussia D

AS Roma last 5 matches:
18/10/14 Roma 3 – 0 Chievo
21/10/14 Roma 1 – 7 Bayern München
25/10/14 Sampdoria 0 – 0 Roma
29/10/14 Roma 2 – 0 Cesena
01/11/14 Napoli 2 – 0 Roma

You can watch the match here: Link 1 , Link 2 [Live Scores]


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