Tag Archives: Manuel Neuer

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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Neuer? Robben Deserved Our Ballon d’Or Love

by Travis Timmons

Seven Bundesliga players made the first cut for the 2014 Ballon d’Or award: Mario Götze, Philipp Lahm, Toni Kroos, Thomas Müller, Manuel Neuer, Arjen Robben, and Bastian Schweinsteiger. Look closer and you’ll notice that 6 of the players on this list won the World Cup final in Brazil. Then there’s Arjen Robben. However, thanks to the […]

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Bundesliga Hinrunde Best XI

by Cristian Nyari

With the first half of the season behind us it’s time to evaluate some of the best individual performers of the 2014/15 season. While FC Bayern Munich have a commanding (and record-setting) lead atop the standings, there were a number of standout performers from teams throughout the league. Let’s take a look at the best […]

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Flashback: Bayern flirts with disaster – Bayern 0-2 Arsenal, March 2013

by Rick Joshua

At the end of February 2013, FC Bayern München would meet Premiership side Arsenal in the second round of the UEFA Champions’ League. The first leg at the Emirates Stadium would see a polished performance from Jupp Heynckes’ side as they strolled to a 3-1 win, with the return at the Allianz Arena being a […]

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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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Clinical Bayern dispatch toothless CSKA at the Allianz

by Rick Joshua

With their position atop the group and the according place in the knockout stages already assured, FC Bayern saw out the final match of their group campaign with a clinically professional, if not necessarily spectacular, display against a robust but ultimately toothless CSKA Moscow. Coach Pep Guardiola made five changes to the side that downed […]

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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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Robben’s Rocket keeps Bayern ticking in chilly Berlin

by Rick Joshua

After the mid-week defeat to Manchester City – their first since the pre-season Super Cup in August – FC Bayern returned to Bundesliga action where next year’s Champions’ League final will be held: the Olympiastadion in Berlin. Although struggling for form in the bottom half of the table, home side Hertha BSC offered enough resistance […]

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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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It’s the Müller (and Neuer) show as Bayern put four past hapless Frankfurt

by Rick Joshua

Having secured their place in the knockout stages of the Champions’ League with a ruthlessly efficient 2-0 win over AS Roma in midweek, FC Bayern would return to domestic action with a journey up to Frankfurt to take on mid-table Eintracht. There would be little team-tweaking from coach Pep Guardiola with Thomas Müller returning for […]

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