FC Bayern won the Champions League home game against Celtic Glasgow 3-0, keeping the Munich team on track for success under Jupp Heynckes. With kick-off, Jupp Heynckes became the oldest coach ever to have looked after a team on the sidelines of the Champions League. The life of the Bayern coach now spans 72 years […]
Jupp, Jupp, hooray? With the triple coach returning to Munich, Bayern welcomed the struggling Freiburg. Did the Bavarian supercomputer finish its reboot or is it still being formatted? 3 things we noticed: 1. Party like it’s 2013? Bayern’s core structure was similar to the 2013 one. The full-backs pushed forward vertically, Thiago and Martinez acted […]
Lucky lead, bad ending. Bayern showed a bad performance against Wolfsburg, causing worries over the upcoming CL clash. Friday night Bundesliga action! A rare event for the record champs, unless they play yet another season opener. Today’s opponent was the wild card from Wolfsburg, including their recently appointed coach Martin Schmidt. FC Bayern vs VfL […]
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 […]
The rumour mill is still open as Renato Sanches might yet be on his way out, but Thomas Mueller’s public comments about his particular skill-set — and Carlo Ancelotti’s ambivalence towards it — dominate the second half of the podcast.
Everyone’s least favourite international break is upon us as questions about James Rodriguez’ call up for Colombia are addressed, before the trio top it all off with their Champions League Group B predictions. (Everyone, root for Jan to be right!)
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It’s Bundesliga time again. Bayern open the season at home against Bayer 04 Leverkusen. We analyzed the match at Allianz Arena. For the Supercup match against Dortmund, Carlo Ancelotti came up with an alternative that is a hybrid of the initial 4-3-3 and the recent 4-2-3-1 system. Against Leverkusen, he chose that same formation. Bayern […]
Six goals, five championships – Bayern are Bundesliga champions! Following the heartbreaking cup loss against Dortmund, Bayern faced relegation-troubled Wolfsburg with the chance to decide the league race, as Leipzig had failed to beat Ingolstadt a few hours earlier. VfL Wolfsburg vs FC Bayern – basic formations Three things we noticed 1. Unusual verticality Against […]