On February 7, Daniel van Beyten celebrates his birthday. The ex-defender of Bayern and the Belgian national team turned 45 years old.
Together with the German Record Master, Van Beyten became the German champion four times, took the German Cup the same number of times, and also won the Champions League and won the UEFA Super Cup.
But one episode stands apart in the defenseman’s career. The situation is so curious and unusual that the official accounts of Bayern and the Bundesliga on social networks regularly remind subscribers of it.
In the 17th round of the 2011/12 season, Bayern beat Cologne 3-0 at home. It is unlikely that Bayern would remember this everyday victory 12 years later, if not for Van Beiten and his crazy shot.
Munich tried to play a free kick, but the Belgian kissed the ball with such force that the projectile had to be urgently changed – the ball could not withstand the stress and burst! Tomoaki Makino from Cologne even approached Robben to touch the projectile. Judging by the reaction of the players, neither the Japanese nor the Dutch have seen this before.
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