Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Can Van Gaal complete turnaround against Lyon?

Bayern Munich face one of their biggest games in recent history this week when they tackle Lyon in the Champions League semi-final second leg.

Carrying a 1-0 lead from the first game, reaching the final would be a personal triumph for their manager Louis Van Gaal after his career looked to have stalled a few years ago.

After a trophy laded spell with Ajax and then Barcelona in the 1990s Van Gaal took charge of the Dutch national team and infamously failed to qualify for the 2002 World Cup.

Unsuccessful second spells at Ajax and Barca followed before an 11th place finish with minnows AZ Alkmaar in 2007 seemingly put Van Gall on the road to mediocrity.

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