Bayern boss Kahn sharply criticized for reacting to CL draw

Bayern Munich CEO Oliver Kahn has been sharply criticized in the Spanish press. The trigger was his reaction on Thursday evening to the draw for the Champions League group stage, in which the German record champions again met FC Barcelona and thus ex-scorer Robert Lewandowski.

TV pictures showed how Kahn reacted to the draw with a visibly amused smile. On Friday headlines the Sports then: “Kahn scoffs at Barca” and accused the former world-class goalkeeper of “an unusual reaction from a manager attending a draw where respect is the norm”.

The Spanish sports newspaper allegedly speculated that Kahn was amused by the opponent because of the past clap that the Catalans received against Bayern in the Champions League.

Barca had already met Munich in the group phase of the last Champions League, twice without a chance with 0: 3 and then had to start the bitter transition to the Europa League, where it was over in the quarter-finals against Eintracht Frankfurt. Worse was the historic 8-2 defeat that Bayern inflicted on the Catalans en route to the 2020 CL ​​triumph.

Kahn’s grin is more likely to have been due to the fact that FC Bayern will now meet his former goalscorer Robert Lewandowski directly. His transfer to the Catalans made the headlines in the Spanish and German sports media at the beginning of the summer transfer window.

Bayern boss Kahn: Barca? “That was so obvious!”

“It was so clear, it was so clear! Of course we’ll get Barcelona in the group,” said Kahn, accordingly amused after Thursday’s draw. Lewandowski himself would have preferred to avoid the duel with the former employer at first. “My wish for the draw: Please don’t take the ball with Bayern,” he said sports picture said in advance.

“It’s going to be immense. What kind of reception will he get? What mood will he be in? Apart from this unfortunate reunion, it’s also a rendezvous between two teams that have played epic and humiliating games in recent years,” brought it ESPN accordingly to the point.

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