The 2023 UEFA Champions League final will be held in Istanbul, Turkey, where the speed limit is 120 km/h on highways and 90 km/h everywhere else. In German and Turkish cities, speeds of up to 50 km/h are permitted.
“Why on earth are we talking about speed limits on a blog about Bayern Munich?” you may be wondering. It is still relevant because, in terms of speed limits, Bayern has none!
At least that’s what Karl-Heinz Rumenigge said.
A report from Abendzeitung states that the former Bayern CEO said that with the attacking talent that the Rekordmeister have, Rumenigge couldn’t help but notice that the offense has “pace” written all over it.
“An attack with Serge Gnabry, Kingsley Coman, Sadio Mané, Leroy Sané, and Jamal Musiala is the fastest in Europe,” Rummenigge said. “There’s the incredible speed in the game. That will cause problems for the other 17 Bundesliga clubs.” RB Leipzig and Eintracht Frankfurt can attest to that, being outscored 11-4 by Bayern.
The attack isn’t the only fast group of players that Bayern has, the defense has speedsters too! Alphonso Davies, Lucas Hernandez, Dayot Upamecano, and Noussair Mazraoui are all quick and they aren’t to be scoffed at, which is what someone would do if they lost out in a speed duel (looking at you Erling).
Bayern has for all intents and purposes the fastest team in the whole of Europe, and they will utilize that pace to march their way to a seventh UCL title.