Tag Archives: Franck Ribery

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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FC Bayern 2-3 Man City: Five quick words

by Rick Joshua

Before taking on a depleted Manchester City at the Allianz-Arena, FC Bayern München had won all five games in their group, including a convincing 3-1 win over the Citizens at the Etihad. They had won ten Champions’ League games in a row – a record. They had won their last eighteen matches at the Allianz, […]

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David Alaba: Austria’s ‘Fußball Gott’

by Alex Chaffer

After becoming the first footballer to win the Austrian Sportsman of the Year award since 1997 last week, David Alaba’s reputation as one of the world’s best young players is growing with every game he plays. Is Bayern Munich’s unsung hero finally getting the recognition he deserves? To be one of the first names on […]

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Bayern Munich and Guardiola equal Barcelona’s European Record

by Cristian Nyari

With their 1-0 win against Viktoria Plzen, Bayern Munich have equalled Barcelona’s record of nine consecutive Champions League wins, set back in 2003. The win also meant that they have officially qualified for the knockout stage of the competition and remain unbeaten in all competitions going back to July. After their 5-0 win against Plzen […]

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