I will remember this for a long time
From the beginning, only one man was in the spotlight this Tuesday evening. Applause at every ball contact, “God of football” shouts, standing ovations and high hopes for a goal. Of course, everything was about Bastian Schweinsteiger. From the first to the last second. And they also had to play football…
In the first 45 minutes, he played for Chicago Fire, his current team, where he appeared as the right-hand link in the three-man defence chain. As a defensive player, he had to defend himself for the first time against the Bayern offensive and also for the first time as a professional to experience what it’s like to score a goal against FC Bayern. Seventh minute Serge Gnabry, 38th minute Sandro Wagner.
The half-time break came in handy: Finally – as the people in the arena had been waiting for – Schweinsteiger was allowed to slip into his Bavarian jersey. Of course with the number 31, which was his own for years. In his honour, his Bavarian colleagues also wore the 31st dress in the second heat, and everyone was in Schweinsteiger fever. Everyone wore his jersey. And everyone tried to make the evening an unforgettable one for him. “I should go in front immediately,” says Schweinsteiger to score a goal.