Tag Archives: Franck Ribery

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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Classy Bayern book their place in knockout stage after easy win against Roma

by Rick Joshua

The meeting with AS Roma at the Allianz Arena was never going to be as spectacular as the record-breaking 7-1 triumph two weeks earlier at the Stadio Olimpico, but FC Bayern would book their place in the knockout stages two weeks early with a calm and measured performance that would only emphasise the gulf in […]

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Brilliant Bayern recover to deliver knock-out blow to brave Dortmund

by Rick Joshua

Week ten of the Bundesliga season would see FC Bayern entertain Borussia Dortmund in the latest instalment of Der Klassiker – but one that would have a slightly different pre-match flavour from what we had become used to in recent seasons. Usually a top of the table clash, this season’s encounter at the Allianz Arena […]

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Bayern book third round date with Braunschweig as they brush aside sorry HSV

by Rick Joshua

Having been held to a goalless draw by Hamburger SV at the Imtech Arena a month earlier in the Bundesliga, FC Bayern would not allow history to repeat itself in the second round of the DFB-Pokal – with a comfortable victory over Josef Zinnbauer’s struggling side securing a third round meeting with second division Eintracht […]

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Bayern in seventh heaven as Roma are torn apart in their own arena

by Rick Joshua

FC Bayern would head to Rome for what would be billed as arguably the toughest match of the season so far, against an AS Roma side that had won its last five matches at the Stadio Olimpico. The visiting fans would be ecstatic when Arjen Robben netted the opener inside the first ten minutes, but […]

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Hapless Bremen hit for six in stunning Bayern display

by Rick Joshua

After a busy international break it would be back to domestic Bundesliga action, and in front of a packed Allianz Arena FC Bayern would turn out a sparkling performance against old foes Werder Bremen. Ahead of the upcoming journey to Rome and what will arguably be the toughest game of the season so far, table-proppers […]

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Franck Ribéry’s Race against Time

by Rahul Rangarajan

While a nation rejoiced in the city of Berlin as Die Nationalmannschaft returned home with the coveted World Cup for the first time since reunification, a calming aura was captured in the heart of Munich: Franck Ribéry completed his first training session with FC Bayern since an unfortunate back injury ruled him out of participating […]

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25 Best Bundesliga Players 2013/14: 20 – 16

by Bundesliga Fanatic Staff

On we go with the second part of the list. After featuring some of the league’s best signings in the first part, in this part we will look at some of the more established players in the league, as well as players who were part of a truly historic season for a certain Bavarian club. […]

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Bundesliga Fanatic Footballer of the Year 2013

by Cristian Nyari

Being that it is awards season and Zurich recently crowned Cristiano Ronaldo with the Ballon d’Or as 2013’s best footballer we at the Bundesliga Fanatic felt compelled to engage in the festivities.  2013 was a marquee year not only for Bayern Munich but also for German football.  Bayern put the Bundesliga and German football firmly […]

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The Best and Worst in German Football in 2013

by Bundesliga Fanatic Staff

It has been a great year for German football. The Champions League final this spring featured for the first time in the competition’s history two German teams on the pitch, Bayern have been breaking records left, right and centre and the Bundesliga seems to produce exciting story lines and talents almost on a weekly basis […]

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