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Flashback: Ten-man Bayern shocked by Uerdingen in 1985 DFB-Pokalfinale

by Rick Joshua

Olympiastadion, Berlin, 26.05.1985 FC Bayern München’s campaign to retain the DFB-Pokal in 1984/85 would not start auspiciously as they struggled to see off non-league BV 08 Lüttringhausen with ten men in the first round of the competition, but they would show far less mercy in the second round with part-timers TSV Friesen Hänigsen being subjected […]

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Viva America! 1. FC Köln States its Case to Become America’s (German) Team

by Randall Hauk

FLO-REE-DAH CUP SEE-GAH! FLO-REE-DAH CUP SEE-GAH! FLO-REE-DAH CUP SEE-GAH!  EFF-ZEH KÖLLLLLLLLN! Sung to the tune of Twisted Sister’s “We’re not gonna take it,” the 1. FC Köln fans who had travelled to Jacksonville, Florida’s EverBank serenaded their conquering heroes in the wake of Saturday’s tournament clinching 3-2 victory over Fluminense of Brazil, making Köln the first-ever winner of the […]

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Flashback: Bayern flirts with disaster – Bayern 0-2 Arsenal, March 2013

by Rick Joshua

At the end of February 2013, FC Bayern München would meet Premiership side Arsenal in the second round of the UEFA Champions’ League. The first leg at the Emirates Stadium would see a polished performance from Jupp Heynckes’ side as they strolled to a 3-1 win, with the return at the Allianz Arena being a […]

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Robben leaves it late as Bayern snatch the points against plucky Mainz

by Rick Joshua

The winter break could not have come any sooner for injury-ravaged FC Bayern, but despite having ten players out through injury or illness and four youngsters on the bench they would complete an excellent Hinrunde with a hard-fought 2-1 win against an energetic FSV Mainz 05. With the game all set to finish one apiece, […]

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1899 Hoffenheim 0 – 1 Bayer Leverkusen: Kießling’s goal is real this time

by Linus Vedmar

TSG Hoffenheim’s supporters got to see their team create many good chances during the first 45 minutes of the encounter at home against Bayer Leverkusen. It took less than seven minutes before the visitor’s goalkeeper Bernd Leno had to produce a top save to keep the Werkself in the game when Roberto Firmino took advantage […]

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Bayern 2 – 0 SC Freiburg: Bayern ends 2014 comfortably at Allianz

by Rick Joshua

FC Bayern’s final home game before the winter break would end with a comfortable if slightly underwhelming 2-0 win over relegation-threatened SC Freiburg – more than enough to maintain their unblemished record at the Allianz Arena. There would be a few slight injury concerns in a match where Manuel Neuer wouldn’t have to make a […]

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Herbstmeister Bayern outgun hard-working but one-dimensional Augsburg

by Rick Joshua

With the season approaching the winter break FC Bayern travelled a short distance up the road to take on local rivals FC Augsburg, and in a match that would be tight and well-contested for the best part of an hour would finally break the shackles to collect three more points – and secure the unofficial […]

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Clinical Bayern dispatch toothless CSKA at the Allianz

by Rick Joshua

With their position atop the group and the according place in the knockout stages already assured, FC Bayern saw out the final match of their group campaign with a clinically professional, if not necessarily spectacular, display against a robust but ultimately toothless CSKA Moscow. Coach Pep Guardiola made five changes to the side that downed […]

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Ribéry notches up 100th goal as Bayern see off lively Leverkusen

by Rick Joshua

Having laboured to a single-goal win over Hertha BSC the week before FC Bayern München would be pitted in the late Saturday afternoon Spitzenspiel against third-placed Bayer Leverkusen, and would once again claim all three points with relative ease – though there would be more than the odd scare to keep Pep Guardiola’s side on […]

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Robben’s Rocket keeps Bayern ticking in chilly Berlin

by Rick Joshua

After the mid-week defeat to Manchester City – their first since the pre-season Super Cup in August – FC Bayern returned to Bundesliga action where next year’s Champions’ League final will be held: the Olympiastadion in Berlin. Although struggling for form in the bottom half of the table, home side Hertha BSC offered enough resistance […]

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