Tag Archives: Thomas Muller

Bayern’s cornered tigers tear Porto apart on the pitch, Pep tears his trousers on the touchline

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Backs against the wall. Under pressure. Slap bang in the middle of an epic injury crisis, the week after the shock departure of the long established medical team. Staring Champions’ League elimination squarely in the face less than a week after one of the most miserable displays in years. The buildup could not have been any worse for FC Bayern […]

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Injury crisis? What injury crisis? Lewa’s double help makeshift Bayern cruise past Frankfurt

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After the gruelling DFB-Pokal quarter-final against Bayer Leverkusen earlier in the week, a depleted FC Bayern resumed their Bundesliga campaign with a professional and highly competent 3-0 win over mid-table Eintracht Frankfurt. The injury problems may be bad and Bayern may have had only four fit substitutes on the bench, but it was more than enough to overcome a opponent […]

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Lahm Returns as Bayern Dispatches Combative Bremen


Fresh from their 7-0 demolition of Shakhtar Donetsk, FC Bayern returned to Bundesliga action against 1980s and early 1990s rival Werder Bremen and registered an easy 4-0 win, with Robert Lewandowski scoring a much-needed confidence-boosting brace. Slight knocks to Arjen Robben and Franck Ribéry meant that coach Pep Guardiola already had to make two changes to the team that had […]

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Ten-man Shakhtar knocked for seven by clinical Bayern


It had started out as a potentially tricky encounter against an unpredictable banana skin, and ended with a gentle breeze. Up against ten men following the fastest dismissal in the history of the Champions’ League, FC Bayern showed their professional poise in seeing off Ukrainian champions Shakhtar Donetsk to claim a place in the quarter-finals. Coach Pep Guardiola made three […]

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It’s Müller at the double as Bayern dispatch scrappy Hannover


FC Bayern closed in on a record-extending twenty-fifth Bundesliga title with a functional and at times scrappy victory against mid-table Hannover at the HDI Arena, coming back from one goal down to register a safe if not exactly spectacular 3-1 victory with a brace from Thomas Müller. Pep Guardiola made just three changes to eleven that has started against Eintracht […]

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Toothless Bayern shackled by cynical Shakhtar


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 Guardiola was able to make […]

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Clinical Bayern find their mojo as they dismember hapless Hamburg


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 suddenly made a reappearance, with […]

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


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 single save, but the evening […]

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Clinical Bayern dispatch toothless CSKA at the Allianz

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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 Bayer Leverkusen over the weekend: […]

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