Tag Archives: Bastian Schweinsteiger

Geissböcke have their horns trimmed by birthday boys Bayern

by Rick Joshua

27th February 2015 marked the 115th anniversary of the foundation of FC Bayern, and the Red Dragons London gathered in force for what would turn into a memorable birthday party. The evening ended with the presentation of a special “Allianz Arena” cake and a club history quiz, but the main meal – a Friday evening […]

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Toothless Bayern shackled by cynical Shakhtar

by Rick Joshua

Fresh after their eight-goal demolition of Hamburger SV at the weekend, Bayern were back in Champions’ League action against Ukrainians Shakhtar Donetsk, but after an insipid and at times undisciplined performance they had to make do with a share of the spoils at the Arena L’viv against a solid but professionally cynical opponent. Coach Pep […]

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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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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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Lucky Man City benefit from late show of generosity by battling ten-man Bayern

by Rick Joshua

More than twenty members of the Red Dragons fan club would make their way from London and beyond to Manchester’s Etihad Stadium for week five of the Champions’ league group stage, as Bayern looked to maintain their hundred percent record in this year’s competition. It would be a game of dramatic twists and turns that […]

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“Fussballgott” Schweinsteiger returns as Bayern hammer Hoffenheim

by Rick Joshua

After a frustrating week that had started with the injury to skipper Philipp Lahm, things would end on a bright note for FC Bayern against high-flying TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, with Bastian Schweinsteiger coming off the bench to warm the soul of every fan of Die Roten everywhere. It would be yet another comfortable victory, and […]

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Obstacles on Germany’s Road to Euro 2016: Are there grounds for panic?

by Rick Joshua

This article was originally published on SchwarzUndWeiss.co.uk. When the draw was made for the Euro 2016 qualifiers, nobody would be questioning Germany’s dominance. Even before their World Cup triumph in Brazil, their place in France would be more or less guaranteed. There would be little to fear in three opening matches against Scotland, Poland and […]

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German national team’s Campo Bahia turned into a hotel

by Niklas Wildhagen

The scrutiny and the criticism of the German national team ahead of the World Cup concerned several different elements. Even environmentalists got on the DFB’s case, stating that building a five star resort, the so called Campo Bahia, solely for the national team players was irresponsible, especially given that the fact that there wouldn’t be any use for […]

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Team photo of Germany's 2014 World Cup squad

Germany’s World Cup Report Card

by Bundesliga Fanatic Staff

The dream was finally realized. Germany are World champions again after waiting 24 years. Let’s take a look back at how each player performed in this truly historic tournament. Goalkeepers Manuel Neuer – 1 The Germany number one played a flawless tournament. Neuer won the golden glove at the end of the tournament, declaring him […]

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