Tag Archives: Thomas Muller

Toothless Bayern shackled by cynical Shakhtar

by Rick Joshua

Fresh after their eight-goal demolition of Hamburger SV at the weekend, Bayern were back in Champions’ League action against Ukrainians Shakhtar Donetsk, but after an insipid and at times undisciplined performance they had to make do with a share of the spoils at the Arena L’viv against a solid but professionally cynical opponent. Coach Pep […]

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Clinical Bayern find their mojo as they dismember hapless Hamburg

by Rick Joshua

A 4-1 thrashing in Wolfsburg. A scrappy 1-1 draw with ten men at home to Schalke. A laboured 2-0 win at struggling Stuttgart. Things had not started well for FC Bayern after the winter break, and already there were a few rumblings among commentators, critics and supporters. Four weeks into the Rückrunde the real Bayern […]

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Team of the Week – Match Day 21

by Niklas Wildhagen

Goals, goals, and more goals was what match day 21 had on offer for fans of German football. Bayern München made the biggest headlines of the week by crushing the completely inept Hamburger SV, whose coach Joe Zinnbauer had clearly chosen the wrong tactics. The match between Bayer Leverkusen and VfL Wolfsburg ended in a […]

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Bayern 2 – 0 SC Freiburg: Bayern ends 2014 comfortably at Allianz

by Rick Joshua

FC Bayern’s final home game before the winter break would end with a comfortable if slightly underwhelming 2-0 win over relegation-threatened SC Freiburg – more than enough to maintain their unblemished record at the Allianz Arena. There would be a few slight injury concerns in a match where Manuel Neuer wouldn’t have to make a […]

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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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Thomas Müller: the Awkward, Unorthodox, “Anti-Star”

by David Morris

Only the best in the world are afforded the honour of having a position named after them, or their manner of play. An example that immediately springs to mind is the ‘Makelele Role’, named after the former Chelsea and Real Madrid man, who dominated a game from his position in between the defence and midfield. […]

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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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