In the last two matches, Bayern have won a maximum of 6 points with 7 goals and conceded no goals. A 4-0 home win over Mainz in the fourth round showed the gray hogs ready to stand up after the troubles with more bloody play. Meanwhile, Schalke's 3-0 win over Schalke in the middle of the week confirmed that the wind was halting at the Bavarian side.
In the 3-0 win over Schalke, star James Rodriguez made a brilliant performance with one goal and two chances for his team-mates to make it. That was the first time James was kicked in the Bundesliga. James's brilliant performance brings new hopes for Bayern. Also operating under the 4-2-3-1 scheme but with James, metamorphosis in the middle area has appeared. It was when the Colombian star with good technical and visual exchanges with Thomas Mueller, even the left winger, made the breakthrough in the gameplay. It is different from Bayern when there are Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben on the pitch. Because at that time, Bayern had only the leading edge.
So, with 26-year-old Colombian rookie Ancelotti coach will have more tactical options to apply to each specific opponent. And equally important is the Italian strategist has enough factors to turn back, respond to the dense schedule in September and still help the Bayern players get the best physical strength.