Tag Archives: Manuel Neuer

Bizarre horror show at Allianz ends Bayern’s Pokal dream

by Rick Joshua

Sometimes you just have to disappear for a while, clear your head, and hope against all hope that it was all just a bad dream. But after rubbing your eyes on more than one occasion and even dunking your head in a basin of freezing cold water, the horrible vision still remains. On the evening […]

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

by Rick Joshua

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 […]

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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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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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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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Insipid Bayern ridden roughshod by well-drilled Foals

by Rick Joshua

This week’s report was always going to be a little different, with my being in the south stand of the Allianz Arena in Munich to watch FC Bayern live in what was arguably a modern revival of the age-old Klassiker of the 1970s against Borussia Mönchengladbach. Sadly, for Bayern fans the game wouldn’t quite match […]

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Gladbach stamp out Bayern: Raffael’s double shocks Bayern

by Jack Grimse

Allianz Arena, Munich Bayern Munich lost at home for the first time this season. Raffael finished off two excellent counter attacks, and Yann Sommer made some important saves for Borussia Mönchengladbach, as the Foals shocked Bayern in Munich. However, during the first half, Arjen Robben was forced off after a heavy tackle from Tony Jantschke, […]

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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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MMCB: VfL Wolfsburg Emerges as Last Unbeaten in 2015

by Randall Hauk

Sidebar: I don’t know if it’s even allowed to start with a sidebar, but I’m going to do it anyhow and ask that you pretend I have awesome photo-editing skills and put Bas Dost’s face on Connor MacLeod’s in the header of this story. Another Sidebar: If you haven’t seen Highlander, some of the references […]

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Ten-man Bayern frustrated by stubborn Schalke

by Rick Joshua

FC Bayern’s 4-1 mauling at the hands of VfL Wolfsburg had provided something of a shock to all fans of the club, and the Englische Woche fixture against Schalke 04 couldn’t come to soon – if just to get back on track as quickly as possible and get the horror of their first defeat of […]

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