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Reception in Munich: FC Bayern, Bär Berni and the bizarre double ceremony

eIt looked as if nothing had happened. The Maisonne shone down on the 3000 Bayern fans on the Munich Marienplatz, and on top of the Rathausbalkon sparkled German championship cup and DFB Cup. "Bayern, German champion, yes his name is …", it booed out of the speakers. Images and sounds that football Germany has long since become accustomed to. It is the seventh consecutive championship in a row, the tenth time in the last 20 years with the Cup victory to the double ennobled. An appointment as a solid season ending. When the Bavarians leave the balcony, there is a summer break. A little bit of relegation, okay, but then it's over.

"We are very proud that we can present you silver and gold goods of German football", Karl-Heinz Rummenigge had previously said in the town hall to Lord Mayor Dieter Reiter (SPD). Because, as the chairman of the board made clear, this success was not normal in a year of problems and resistance. But from the nine-point deficit on Borussia Dortmund Bayern made a lead of two counters. In parallel, the team fought through the trophy, survived with luck the memorable semi-final of Bremen and answered the Leipzig ambitions with a 3: 0 (1: 0).

Kovac about Leipzig, emotions and holidays

Niko Kovac praises after the 3: 0 victory opponent RB Leipzig. The coach of Bayern Munich also explains the difference to the cup success a year ago and what he is looking forward to.

The cup final was in some facets a reflection of the season. Actually finding the rhythm too late, the individual class of two actors reached to take advantage of the lack of coldness and experience of the opponent. Against final declarer RB Leipzig Manuel Neuer and Robert Lewandowski made the difference.

And so at the end the Bavarians cheered. A standard, a German football law and ritual, to which, however, the disturbing over long distances ceremony "on the most beautiful balcony in Munich, the living room of FC Bayern" (Rummenigge) heard.

As with Hape Kerkeling

While players and officials in the town hall got involved in politics in a complimenting contest of niceties and drew a draw at the end, the unremittingly titillating fanballs outside were lit up with music outside. Like the trophies, the playlist is always the same as last year. But sometimes they have a very special idea in Munich. And it was also remarkable who had gathered in front of the superstars on the balcony. A funny music duo delivered a program that has probably not offered a holding pattern.

The two men voiced Deichkind's "Remmidemmi (Yippie Yippie Yeah)" on their acoustic guitars. In terms of content to match the season (ruckus and Remmidemmi), but overall a disturbing exclusive experience like Marianne and Michael at the Melt Festival and so outrageous, as if you criticize a player's criticism with reference to Article 1 of the Basic Law. But what is impossible these days? Especially in Munich? Then the anthem from "Top Gun" was launched. These are jumps.

In any case, master of ceremonies Stephan Lehmann, in conjunction with mascot Berni, put down a clean-cut parody of Heinz Wäscher and the merry good luck bunny from Hape Kerkeling's "No Pardon": "Yes, tell me, Berni. Were you even in bed at all? "The animal was embarrassed by the answer and let his gestures show how wild the night had been. But then everything was just fun. This Berni … thumbs up from the bear. Many a viewer wondered if the balcony had just been rehearsed for the summer party of a nursing home or kindergarten. Both groups are not to be envied.

Instead, the fans waited amazed, but brave. Until they finally arrived, the Goretzkas, Neuers, Müllers and Lewandowskis. Tired of celebration, a little listless and uninspired. That hardly anyone had something to say and Lehmann's red Bayern micro dismissed more often than expected, could not make the patch laughter of the moderator. The fact that one last time the Rs rolled, may have reconciled some: Robben spoke a few words, Rafinha waved, Ribery cried. "Les Champs-Elysées" were recorded, because the song has something to do with France like Ribery. The trio leaves the club, but should – at least in the case of Robben and Ribery – come back in a new role, as Rummenigge explained.

The club boss spoke a lot. Rummenigge ordered, praised, looked into the future and also confirmed the interest of the Munich to Leroy Sané. Only a clear commitment to his coach, the 63-year-old could not wrestle even after the realized cup victory. Even more: in his acceptance speech in the night he called players and supervisors, up to the team doctors, but forgot or renounced the name Niko Kovac.

Rummenigge forgets Kovac's acceptance speech

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge thanked the team, the doctors and all the employees after the cup victory against RB Leipzig and winning the doubles. Only one forgets the CEO of FC Bayern.

The echoed through both the Olympic Stadium and the day after the Marienplatz. After his first season as a coach at Bayern, he was celebrated with chants. Already on Saturday he answered with a megaphone in the Fankurve, on the balcony he held by far the longest speech: "I would like to thank you all. You, who follow us again and again and behind us. You have always supported us. In the good it is easy, but difficult in the difficult. Stay as you are. I love you. Thank you very much."

Bayern Munich's Croatian head coach

Niko Kovac thanks the Bayern fans after winning the cup final

Source: AFP / TOBIAS BLACK

If the people would vote on the Personalie, the decision would have fallen long ago: "You are the best man." The bosses, however, seem to have doubts and point to an analysis that is now being started. Thomas Tacheles on the balcony alone took care of the microphone. And Walter Mennekes. The vice president told the joke of the day: "It's nice to be a prize. It's higher to be Bayer. "Nobody laughed.

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