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 […]
In a spectacular game, Real Madrid beat Bayern Munich 2-1 in the Champions League quarter-final. The game was heavily influenced by Cristiano Ronaldo, who scored his 100th European goal. After the convincing 4-1 victory against Borussia Dortmund, FC Bayern wanted to start into the game against Real Madrid full of confidence. The attack on Dortmund’s […]
Ahead of the international break, Bayern played Borussia Mönchengladbach away from home – unlike many other times before, however, this time the opponent couldn’t scare Bayern. The team won, not undeservedly, 1-0. Even ahead of kick-off, Bayern’s weekend had been quite eventful: the Champions League draw on Friday and the other Bundesliga results on Saturday […]
A focused performance, a convincing victory. Bayern beat Köln thanks to a very strong midfield pairing, confirming the positive trend of recent weeks. On Friday evening, second-placed Leipzig only managed a 2-2 draw in Augsburg. Thus, the tough away fixture in Köln was an important opportunity for Bayern. A win here would extend the league […]