It was the first mid-week fixture in the new Bundesliga season and Bayern played FC Schalke away from home. In Gelsenkirchen, they confirmed their improved form and cruised to a 3-0 victory that was never really in danger. FC Schalke 04 vs FC Bayern, basic formations 3 things we noticed: 1. Offensive power James, Müller, […]
The mood hasn’t been overly positive in Munich in the opening days of the Oktoberfest. However, this changed on Saturday afternoon. The 4-0 against Mainz 05 was a strong performance and the end to many discussions in recent weeks. FC Bayern vs. Mainz 05, starting formations 3 things we noticed: 1. Coman plays well In […]
Holger Badstuber is set to leave FC Bayern Munich. A message which wasn’t surprising, but for the majority of the fans it’ll be a loss. An attempt at a levelheaded analysis of the “Holger case”. Seeing Holger Badstuber with a hanging head definitely wasn’t unusual. When Schalke’s centre-back left the pitch after picking up his […]
“The motivation in knock-out games is different from that in the Bundesliga,” said Carlo Ancelotti during the press conference ahead of the game against Hertha BSC; an attitude that might have cost the team two points in Berlin. Hertha BSC – FC Bayern, 18/02/2017, starting formations. 3 things we noticed: 1. Collective > individual class […]
It feels like the second half of the season kicked off a week ago, but officially, the game against Bremen was the first one in the Bundesliga return leg. Like in the previous week, the game was exciting and gripping until the end, and yet again Bayern managed to leave the pitch victorious. SV Werder […]
This Monday, the balls will be mixed with the stars in Nyon again, and the ties for the Champions League round-of-sixteen will be drawn – enough of a reason for us to take a look at the statistics from an FC Bayern point of view. Before the 1-0 win against Atletico Madrid, FC Bayern had […]
Three games, three wins – that’s the slogan Carlo Ancelotti demanded for the closing stages of the year. The game against Wolfsburg delivered several arguments, why the Italians wish might come true. 3 things we noticed: 1. Lots of variability against poor Wolfsburg side Monotonous, lack of combinations and barely any urgency in the final […]
In his new book Martí Perarnau tells us more about the era of Pep Guardiola in Munich. We talked to him about Carlo Ancelotti, the last three years and Philipp Lahms present to Pep.