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Bayern’s cornered tigers tear Porto apart on the pitch, Pep tears his trousers on the touchline

by Rick Joshua

Backs against the wall. Under pressure. Slap bang in the middle of an epic injury crisis, the week after the shock departure of the long established medical team. Staring Champions’ League elimination squarely in the face less than a week after one of the most miserable displays in years. The buildup could not have been […]

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Rode shines as hard-working Bayern get back on track against Hoffenheim

by Rick Joshua

This past week has seen things crashing down all over the place at FC Bayern – from the error-riddled defeat at FC Porto through to the internal fallout resulting in and following the sudden resignation of long-time doctor Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt. Skipper Philipp Lahm being ruled out with a bout of gastroenteritis certainly didn’t help matters, […]

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Sloppy, error-riddled Bayern punished by clinical Porto

by Rick Joshua

FC Bayern took on FC Porto with a plan and with hopes of continuing their march towards the Champions’ League final in Berlin, but instead found themselves on the brink after a error-strewn and at times painful 3-1 defeat against an energetic opponent. Bayern had gone into the game with an eleven-game unbeaten record on […]

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Injury crisis? What injury crisis? Lewa’s double help makeshift Bayern cruise past Frankfurt

by Rick Joshua

After the gruelling DFB-Pokal quarter-final against Bayer Leverkusen earlier in the week, a depleted FC Bayern resumed their Bundesliga campaign with a professional and highly competent 3-0 win over mid-table Eintracht Frankfurt. The injury problems may be bad and Bayern may have had only four fit substitutes on the bench, but it was more than […]

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Foals overcome Dortmund hurdle in Battle of the Borussias

by Conor Garratt

In the wake of a triumphant victory over Borussia Dortmund, just three days after a rare low point for his side this season with the Pokal loss in Bielefeld, Borussia Mönchengladbach coach Lucien Favre was at pains to defy the media narrative of the performance being a reaction. He claimed it was just another league game, […]

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Week 28: Schalke’s slump rings out calls for change

by Tim Snoddon

SC Freiburg 0-0 FC Schalke At the start of this match, there was reason to hope for a surge in Schalke’s play. Long injured but still valuably talented players had returned. Jefferson Farfan was starting in his first match in over a year along with Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and Max Meyer as the attacking midfielders. […]

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Gladbach pay the penalty in Bielefeld

by Conor Garratt

Nothing is certain in life apart from death, taxes and cup upsets. On an exciting spring evening at the Schüco-Arena in Bielefeld on Wednesday, fans of German football got their latest fix of the latter as visiting side Borussia Mönchengladbach, flying high in third place in the Bundesliga, crashed out to their third tier hosts […]

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Neuer the shootout hero as Bayern battle past brave Leverkusen

by Rick Joshua

Over two hours of football couldn’t separate FC Bayern from DFB-Pokal quarter-final opponents Bayer 04 Leverkusen, with a pulsating encounter going all the way to the lottery of a penalty shootout. In the end the matter was decided by one crucial save from goalkeeping hero Manuel Neuer and a calm and composed winning strike from […]

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BVB Bulletin: Bayern, Bayern, Dog-gone Bayern

by Travis Timmons

This loss hurts deep down in there where seasons are lost. I dared Bayern to make me look foolish, and they did to an extent. I say to an extent, because, all things considered, Bayern did precisely what a win required, no more or no less. My colleague, Rick Joshua, was closer to the match’s truth in […]

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Lewandowski claims the points as hard-working Bayern scalp Dortmund at Signal Iduna Park

by Rick Joshua

The Red Dragons gathered in force at the Bavarian Beerhouse for the much awaited “Klassiker” against Borussia Dortmund, and after a gritty encounter at the Signal Iduna Park that lacked the usual quality and gloss but contained plenty of drama and tension, a depleted and rejigged Bayern side did enough to score the crucial goal […]

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