With Bundesliga action for the second half of the season about to kick off on Friday with Bayern facing off against Hamburg, here are the five things we are looking out for: Four In A Row  For Bayern? After winning three Bundesliga titles in a row without much competition from closest rivals, Borussia Dortmund’s tenacious form this season poses a genuine title challenge for Bayern. Though Dortmund rode on their blistering attack’s heroics to become table toppers, it has only opening week happiness for the Yellow and Blacks. Bayern with their ruthless consistency have grabbed the top spot gaining on their bitter rivals’ occasional slipups. But it has not been easy going for the Bavarian giants as they had to dig deep to gain points this season and even tasted their first defeat for the first time in three years in the Hinrunde against a revitalized Monchengladbach. When it comes to their chances of winning the fourth consecutive title, they […]

            Bayern Munich              vs         Arsenal Allianz Arena, Munich 4th November 2015 2045 hours CET After mixed results in recent matches, Arsenal travel to Germany to face Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena. Based on current form its difficult to say who are favorites, and whenever these two sides meet, the match results have turned out to be the opposite of what was expected. During Bayern’s all conquering 2012-13 season, a 3-1 win at the Emirates looked to have sealed the Bavarians’ progression to the quarterfinals but the return fixture at the Allianz Arena had all Bayern fans breathing easy after the final  when Arsenal couldnt push for a third goal ending the match with a 2-0. The very next season both teams were drawn at the same stage of the competition which produced similar nail biting moments. Bayern won 2-0 at the Emirates but the return fixture was again closely contested as Arsenal finished […]

      Bayern Munich   V       TSG 1899 Hoffenheim WIRSOL Rhein-Neckar-Arena August 22, 2015 – 15:30 CEST The 2015-2016 Bundesliga season kicked off in fine fashion on August 15th and the results from the first round have been interesting, giving indications to things that might follow. It was no surprise as the opening match of the new season saw title favourites Bayern Munich thrashing long-time Bundesliga survivors Hamburg SV. But their opponents on Saturday – TSG Hoffenheim – started their season with a defeat at the hands of Bayern Leverkusen at the BayArena. On Saturday, they will be hosting the champions in WIRSOL Rhein-Neckar-Arena, as they look forward to upset the holders for the first time in their history. Team News & Tactical Brief TSG Hoffenheim Markus Gisdol’s men finished 8th last season missing out on European football for the second time in a row, which according to Gisdol was a result of their inability to […]

With the German captain's imminent arrival to Old Trafford, it is worth examining exactly what role Schweinsteiger will play. Despite his numerous achievements, Schweinsteiger enters uncharted territory in the form of the premier league, but under a familiar manager, the German could re-discover the form that made him one of the world's most complete midfielders

The Spaniard’s place in Bavaria has been coming under increasing pressure but despite four straight defeats he says he will remain for the final year of his contract. Pep Guardiola has declared that he will still be manager of Bayern Munich next season, dismissing the growing speculation linking him with a summer switch to Manchester City. Guardiola, whose contract at Bayern is due to expire in a little over a year, has been linked with a move to City for some time. City chiefs Ferran Soriano and Txiki Begiristain worked with Guardiola at the Camp Nou, and Bild has reported that Guardiola met with Begiristain in Munich the day after Bayern’s 6-1 win over Porto. Guardiola has been much criticised recently, particularly following the departure of long-time club doctor Hans Muller-Wohlfahrt and after his side’s 3-0 Champions League semi-final first leg loss at Barcelona. But with his future shrouded in doubt, Guardiola has sought to clarify that he will be […]

Bayern Munich’s versatile midfielder Javi Martinez sounded warning before their crucial UEFA Champions League semi-final encounter against FC Barcelona on Wednesday. The Spaniard hailed his club manager as the ‘best coach in the world’. The Spanish midfielder admitted that they are facing several injury-related problems and that their opponents are one of the best teams currently in the world. Bayern Munich have lost their previous two encounters against Borussia Dortmund and Bayer Leverkusen while FC Barcelona have scored 14 goals in their last two matches against Getafe and CF Cordoba. Speaking to Marca, the midfielder said, “Our run of injuries has been incredible. We’ve had them all year, but a lot, too many, have come all at once at a decisive juncture in which we’ve got everything at stake. “These sorts of situations are when it’s important to have a squad like Bayern’s. It showed against Porto when, despite all the absentees, we put out a line-up capable of challenging and […]

Bayern Munich will not allow Robert Lewandowski to play in the UEFA Champion League semi-final game against Barcelona if he is not fit enough to play. The club’s Sporting Director Matthias Sammer opined that they won’t risk the Polish striker even though it is a crucial encounter. Robert Lewandowski was jolted with a concussion and he also broke his nose last week in the DFB Pokal semi-final game against Borussia Dortmund. Regarding Lewandowski, Sammer said, “The doctors, the player and the mask will make this decision. “But one thing is clear: No player in the world can be so important to jeopardise his health. “Even if the doctors give their green light, that does not necessarily mean he will play.” Also, the striker’s agent Cezary Kucharskim too advised his client not to risk his health if he is not fit enough to play. Robert Lewandowski added to Bayern’s injury woes as they will miss the services of Arjen Robben and David […]