Bayern Munich stars out in force to watch Tom Brady and the Bucs at the Allianz Arena3 min read
Bayern Munich stars out in force to watch Tom Brady and the Bucs in action at the Allianz Arena against the Seattle Seahawks as the NFL stages its first ever game in Germany
Bayern Munich‘s soccer stars were out in force on Sunday to watch Tom Brady and his Tampa Bay Buccaneers team face the Seattle Seahawks at the Allianz Arena.
Stars such as Thomas Muller, Canada’s Alphonso Davies and Jamal Musiala were all spotted in the crowd around an hour before kickoff to watch the teams warming up for the first ever NFL game in Germany.
And the atmosphere was fantastic before the game began, with the 72,000 capacity stadium largely full for a good while before the game began.
Bayern Munich stars – such as Jamal Musiala (left) and Alphonso Davies – were on hand to watch the NFL on Sunday in Germany
Thomas Muller (centre) poses with his wife and team-mate Serge Gnabry (right) before the start of the Seattle Seahawks against Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Bayern star Gnabry was on hand in Munich to watch the NFL’s first ever game in Germany
And on the field, all eyes were on Tom Brady ahead of an important game for the Bucs
Joel Glazer, owner of the Bucs and Man United co-chairman, with Bayern CEO Oliver Kahn
Joe Glazer, chairman of the Bucs and the much criticized co-chairman of Manchester United, was there.
Bayern welcomed the Seahawks to Germany earlier this week, with its coach Julian Nagelsmann speaking of how he was looking forward to meeting Pete Carroll.
Seahawks wideout DK Metcalf also spoke of how hard he found it to play soccer and how much respect he holds for the skills of the Bayern team.
‘I can’t kick the ball like that, I’ve tried a couple of times and been unsuccessful on many occasions,’ Metcalf said. ‘But they’re very skilled with their feet and how they move around on the soccer field.’
But it’s Brady who is commanding center stage and after the Bucs won last week, 16-13 against the Rams.
It’s also the perfect time for Bayern to host an NFL game with the European soccer season on pause ahead of the World Cup in Qatar.
Canada soccer star Davies is about to lead his team’s hopes for the World Cup in Qatar
Young Bayern star Musiala looks on shortly before the start of the Seahawks vs Bucs game
Bayern star Davies is going to be the main man for Canada, which plays Belgium, Croatia and Morocco in a difficult group. Canada will confirm its World Cup squad later on Sunday.
Bayern attacker Muller, meanwhile, is not expected to play a central with Germany but is in the squad for what will be his fourth tournament. He won it in 2014.
Bayern’s CEO Oliver Kahn – a legendary goalkeeper in his soccer playing days – was also in attendance.
The teams pictured out on the Allianz Arena field in the build up to the game on Sunday
The Allianz Arena holds 72,000 spectators and is one of the finest stadiums in Europe