Thus it is our pleasure to dig into Bayern Munich’s chronicles and look up the former matches against Carl-Zeiss Jena, Bayern’s first stop in this year’s DFL-Pokal journey. Friday’s game will be the first match between the two first teams in a competitive match. Both team’s paths have only met for a friendly in 2011, which Bayern won 2-0 with goals coming from Petersen and Alaba. In 1993/94 Bayern already traveled to Jena for a DFB-Pokal fixture, but against their second team. The Reds won the second round game with goals by Nerlinger and Wouters.
The Bayern Amateurs on the other hand have a little history with the team from the former GDR. The first encounter took place in the Grünwalder Stadion in September 2000, when the young Bayern team won 3-2, with a certain Owen Hargreaves and Stefan Wessels on the pitch. Alou Diarra scored the opening goal for Bayern, he later collected 44 caps for France. The away game in the second half of the season was a 1-1 draw, Jena got relegated to the Oberliga and only returned to Munich in 2008, when they again lost their match against the Bayern Amateurs. But only a year later they gave the Bayern backline, featuring future Bundesliga players Kraft, Contento, Lell and Görtlitz, a heavy beating and won 6-0. The last match took place in February 2011, Jena won 2-1 against a very young Bayern team that dropped to the 19th place in the table. Already on the sideline that day and also on the sideline on Friday: Hermann Gerland, who can give Carlo Ancelotti some first hand-memories about the atmosphere at the Carl-Abbe-Sportfeld.
On a weekly schedule, miasanrot.com provides a 2-for-1 information combo meal. It contains a link list to (hopefully) worthwhile texts about the red giant and a feature about either a former player or an upcoming opponent.
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Full history of Carl-Zeiss Jena
If you really want to dig deep into the history of Friday’s DFB-Pokal opponent (and want to show off to some of your friends), read Steffen Peters’ historical piece on BayernCentral.
10 Moments That Made Bayern Munich!
If you are a digital native and thus a bit younger than the history of Bayern Munich or you are too old to remember everything correctly, Football Daily made a helpful video for you.
Tom Payne’s analysis about the DFL-Supercup game against Borussia Dortmund highlights some changes Carlo Ancelotti brought to Bavaria: Bayern are no longer a Guardiola team. Stephan Uersfeld provides three main takeaways, one being the fact that Carlo Ancelotti won a trophy in his first game which Pep Guardiola failed to win during his tenure.
A look back
Pep Guardiola won his first league game with Manchester City last weekend, but his time in Munich is still material enough for a look back. Andy Murray extracted Guardiola’s 16-point blueprint for dominance out of the Catalan’s time in Barcelona and Munich. Marti Perarnau’s new book “Pep Guardiola. The Evolution” will come out in November.
When Blue & White Became “Die Roten”
Max Regenhuber compiled an extensive history about Bayern Munich’s trikot history, including special awards for the best and worst ones.
Eternal beta version
In the summer Markus Hörwick, Director of Media and Communication, left the club after 35 years. The club’s media operations were restructured and Stefan Mennerich was appointed director of the new divison “Media, Digital and Communication”. A major milestone of Bayern Munich’s digital transformation strategy was the re-launch the online and mobile presence this week.