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Sosa, Micho, Poldi

Trio of scorers with tales to tell

José Sosa, Martin Demichelis and Lukas Podolski scored a goal apiece as Bayern deservedly beat Energie Cottbus 3-1 on Saturday afternoon. Each of the goals came complete with its very own personal background and story, in the case of “Micho” Demichelis, as shown by his evocative form of celebration. examines the situation and prospects of the three players involved.

1-0, Jose Sosa (23rd minute)
If everything had gone according to play in the winter break, José Sosa would not have been around to score the opening goal in Cottbus. A loan deal taking the Argentine to Palermo fell though at the very last minute, so Sosa remained in Munich – and promptly seized the chance that came his way. On Matchday 25, his maiden goal in a Bayern shirt handed the champions a 1-0 home win over Karlsruhe. He has made four starts since then, emerging as a real and potent alternative in attacking midfield.

An array of slide-rule passes and intelligent reading of the play in Cottbus earned him the man of the match accolade from the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung broadsheet. Almost two years since arriving in Bavaria, the 23-year-old finally seems to have found his feet at the club.