Tag Archives: Manuel Neuer

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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Insipid Bayern ridden roughshod by well-drilled Foals

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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 up to our expectations – […]

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Gladbach stamp out Bayern: Raffael’s double shocks Bayern

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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, which saw the Borussia defender […]

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Geissböcke have their horns trimmed by birthday boys Bayern

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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 match up against one-time old […]

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