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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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Team of the week – Match Day 12

by Niklas Wildhagen

Schalke averted a crisis by beating Wolfsburg 3-2 at the Veltins Arena and Bayern are now 7 points clear at the top of the table despite their injury worries. The 12th match day of the season offered goals galore and plenty of surprising results. Here’s our team of the week. Goalkeeper Sven Ulreich – The […]

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Classy Bayern book their place in knockout stage after easy win against Roma

by Rick Joshua

The meeting with AS Roma at the Allianz Arena was never going to be as spectacular as the record-breaking 7-1 triumph two weeks earlier at the Stadio Olimpico, but FC Bayern would book their place in the knockout stages two weeks early with a calm and measured performance that would only emphasise the gulf in […]

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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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Müller penalty sees three more points in the bag for FC Bayern in Moscow

by Rick Joshua

FC Bayern would undertake what was arguably their strangest game of the season so far with their visit to Moscow’s Khimki Arena to take on Russian champions CSKA – with the Champions’ League encounter taking place behind closed doors. Following the display of offensive banners in a previous match the Russian team would be duly […]

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Koeln vs. Bayern Recap Header

Bayern brush Billygoats aside with solid display at the RheinEnergie

by Rick Joshua

Week six of the Bundesliga campaign would see Bayern travel north-west to take on 1. FC Köln, last year’s champions of the second division. The team known as Die Geißböcke or “Billygoats” had been among Bayern’s rivals in the early 1980s, and while the intensity may have waned over the years with the decline of […]

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