A name to note: Christian Früchtl – Bayern’s 15 year-old goalkeeping sensation

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So who just is he? The youngster has been asked to join up with Pep Guardiola’s side ahead of the their winter pre-training regime in Doha, Qatar. Born on Janurary 28th 2000 in Bischofsmais, the teen sensation is one of the hottest prospects in German football. He is currently part of the Bayern Munich under 16 side managed by Wolfgang […]

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Top 25 Bundesliga Players 2014/15: 20-16

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Need to catch up on the countdown? Read part one of our annual Top 25.  We continue our countdown of the top 25 players of the 2014/15 Bundesliga season, highlighting the performances of two keepers, one goal-scoring gem, a team captain who should take great credit for his team avoiding relegation, and a holding midfielder who reads the game better than […]

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We Went There: Bayern’s Champions League dream in tatters after late Barça surge

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Three-quarters of the way into the opening leg of their Champions’ League semifinal in Barcelona, FC Bayern looked good to take a decent result with them to Bavaria. All seemed well as Pep Guardiola’s side had kept out everything their opponent could throw at them as the clock ticked past the seventy-five minute mark. Then . . . two crushing […]

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Makeshift Bayern unable to counter energetic Werkself

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This was the game nobody really wanted to play. With the Bundesliga all wrapped up with four games to spare and the Champions’ League semi-final against Barcelona just around the corner, injury-hit FC Bayern presented an unfamiliar lineup with a number of new faces and tried their best, only to fall short against an enterprising Leverkusen outfit chasing a coveted […]

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Bayern clinch title with win over stubborn Berlin (and a little help elsewhere)

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One expected a comedown after the midweek Champions’ League quarter-final heroics against FC Porto, and this was clear as FC Bayern took on strugglers Hertha BSC at a packed Allianz Arena. The tight 1-0 win was enough to send Bayern fifteen points clear of second-placed VfL Wolfsburg with four matches remaining, and the Wolves’ defeat by the same score in […]

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Sloppy, error-riddled Bayern punished by clinical Porto

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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 Portuguese soil, but this counted […]

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Neuer the shootout hero as Bayern battle past brave Leverkusen

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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 comeback kid Thiago Alcântara – […]

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

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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 and hold firm to claim […]

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