How many goals will Bayern Munich put past Manchester United?

Written by: Published: 01 April 2014.

Bayern Munich travel to Manchester United this evening for the first leg of their UEFA Champions League quarter-final tie.

The German side have already won the Bundesliga and were able to rest a number of players during Saturday’s 3-3 draw at home to 1899 Hoffenheim in the league.

Manchester United have struggled against the teams above them in the English Premier League this season under David Moyes, currently in seventh position, picking up just 5 points from 11 matches against the current top 6.

Pep Guardiola’s side have won six of their eight Champions League games this season, with the exceptions of being beaten at home by Manchester City in the final group game and drawing their round of 16 second leg at home to Arsenal.

Manchester United came from 0-2 in their first leg to eliminate Olympiacos with a 3-0 win at Old Trafford in the previous round.

The Red Devils were 4-1 winners over Aston Villa in the Premier League over the weekend which saw Wayne Rooney help himself to two goals.

Last season’s Premier League top goalscorer Robin van Persie is unavailable through injury, whilst left-back Patrice Evra is suspended for the first leg.

Bayern Munich are overwhelming favourites for the tie. With the attacking talents of Thomas Müller, Franck Ribéry and Arjen Robben, as well as the ball possession they maintain through the likes of Philipp Lahm, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Javi Martínez – it would be a significant upset if Manchester United were to progress.

We’re just wondering how many goals Bayern Munich will win both legs by…

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Thiago Alcântara out for 6-8 weeks

Written by: Published: 29 March 2014.

Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcântara will be sidelined for up to eight weeks after he suffered a knee injury during the champions’ 3-3 draw at home to 1899 Hoffenheim on Saturday.

The summer signing from Barcelona suffered a partial tear to his medial ligaments in his right knee and was substituted after 25 minutes.

Thiago Alcântara had an X-ray after the match where club doctor Dr. Hans-Wilhelm Müller Wohlfahrt confirmed he will be out for “six to eight weeks”.

This rules out the midfielder playing in either leg of Bayern Munich’s UEFA Champions League quarter-final tie with Manchester United at the beginning of next month as well as the majority of the final weeks of the Bundesliga season.

Head coach Pep Guardiola said his summer signing will be missed:

“It’s very bad news and we will miss him badly.”

In his first season in Germany, Thiago Alcântara has made 16 Bundesliga appearances for Bayern Munich, scoring 2 goals included the spectacular stoppage time winner versus VfB Stuttgart at the end of January.

Yesterday’s draw was only the third time this season that Bayern Munich have dropped points this season, now having played 28 matches.

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Bayern Munich lose 100% home record

Written by: Published: 29 March 2014.

For only the third time in 28 Matchdays this season Bayern Munich have dropped points in the German Bundesliga.

And for the first time in the league this season, the visiting fans have had something to cheer about when leaving the Allianz Arena.

1899 Hoffenheim’s 3-3 draw at Bayern Munich on Saturday ended Pep Guardiola’s 100% home record in Germany in their 14th match at the Allianz Arena.

A number of first-team players were rested by Guardiola ahead of Tuesday’s trip to Manchester for the first leg of their UEFA Champions League quarter-final tie with last season’s English Premier League winners.

Anthony Modeste opened the scoring for the visitors midway through the first half but usual order was restored even before half-time when the hosts turned the game around to take a 3-1 lead shortly before half-time.

Claudio Pizarro (31′), Xherdan Shaqiri (34′) and Pizarro again (40′) had given the home side a two-goal cushion. However, Sejad Salihović did reduce the lead to 3-2 just before the break.

With 15 minutes to play, Roberto Firmino rescued an unlikely point for the visitors.

In between their two Champions League matches with Manchester United, Bayern Munich travel to FC Augsburg next weekend.

This point for Hoffenheim moves them into the top half following Hertha Berlin’s 2-0 loss at Schalke 04 on Friday night.

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Bayern Munich win the 2013-14 Bundesliga!

Written by: Published: 25 March 2014.

Bayern Munich have won the 2013-14 German Bundesliga in record time with a 3-1 victory at Hertha Berlin this evening.

The record German champions have lifted their 23rd Bundesliga crown, becoming the first team to win the title as early as Matchday 27 and in March.

Pep Guardiola’s side still have 7 league matches remaining in which they can set several more records including most wins and most points.

Bayern Munich have dropped just 4 points this season from a possible 81 – drawing 1-1 at SC Freiburg in Matchday 4 and at Bayer 04 Leverkusen in Matchday 8. They are currently on a 19-game winning streak in the Bundesliga and unbeaten in an incredible 52 games.

Borussia Dortmund in the Super Cup and Manchester City in the UEFA Champions League are the only teams to hand Bayern Munich competitive defeats under Pep Guardiola.

The Bavarians remain on course to defend their historic treble achieved under Jupp Heynckes last season – winning the Bundesliga, German Cup and Champions League.

Bayern Munich were 3-1 winners at Hertha Berlin this evening – Toni Kroos and Mario Götze scored the first two goals inside 15 minutes.  An Adrian Ramos penalty midway through the second half halved the deficit for the home side before Franck Ribéry’s goal 11 minutes from time secured the title for the visitors.

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Bayern Munich can win the Bundesliga title tonight

Written by: Published: 25 March 2014.

Bayern Munich travel to Hertha Berlin in Matchday 27 in the German Bundesliga with the opportunity to lift the crown as early as March.

Pep Guardiola’s side have dropped just two points in their first 26 games this season and hold a 23-point lead over Borussia Dortmund with 8 games remaining.

FCB travel to Hertha Berlin this evening where a win will guarantee them their 23rd Bundesliga crown.

The record German champions can also win the title without picking up 3 points in the capital should Borussia Dortmund drop points in the Revierderby at home to Schalke 04 this evening.

Guardiola’s side are on course to set several Bundesliga records this evening.

Bayern Munich also have sights set on defending the UEFA Champions League. They have been drawn against English Premier League champions Manchester United in the quarter-finals of this season’s competition with both legs taking place in April.

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Bayern Munich chasing AC Milan + FC Porto records

Written by: Published: 17 March 2014.

Bayern Munich have set several domestic records over the past 12 months and are on course to break them and set several more between now and the end of the season.

As well as records in Germany, Bayern Munich are closing in on an impressive record currently held by AC Milan.

Runaway German Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich are currently unbeaten in an incredible 50 league games since 28 October 2012.

The record in Europe’s top 6 leagues (Spain, England, Germany, Italy, Portugal, France) is currently held by AC Milan at 58 games set between 1991-93, starting under head coach Arrigo Sacchi and later with Fabio Capello in charge.

FC Porto hold the record in Portugal with an unbeaten streak of 55 games. The two-time champions of Europe have also had two runs of 53 games unbeaten.

Bayern Munich have 9 Bundesliga left meaning they can break both FC Porto and AC Milan’s undefeated streaks and set a new record amongst Europe’s elite this season.

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Bayern Munich: 50 games undefeated

Written by: Published: 16 March 2014.

Bayern Munich stretched their undefeated run in the German Bundesliga this weekend with a 2-1 victory at home to Bayer 04 Leverkusen.

Mario Mandžukić and Bastian Schweinsteiger scored either side of half-time before Stefan Kießling netted a stoppage time consolation for the visitors.

Bayern Munich now have an incredible 23-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga after Borussia Dortmund were beaten at home by Borussia Mönchengladbach.

It is mathematically possible for FCB to defend their title next weekend when they travel to Mainz 05 with 3 points match by Borussia Dortmund losing at Hannover 96.

The 22-time German Bundesliga champions are undefeated in the league since matchday 9 last season when Bayer Leverkusen won 2-1 at the Allianz Arena on Sunday 28 October 2012.

If Bayern Munich remain undefeated over the last 9 games of the season they will set the record for longest undefeated streak in the history of Europe’s Top 6 leagues (Spain, England, Germany, Italy, Portugal, France).

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Bayern Munich boss jailed

Written by: Published: 13 March 2014.

A German court has sentenced Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeneß to three and a half years in jail for tax evasion.

The World Cup winning striker admitted defrauding German tax authorities of millions of Euros.

Uli Hoeneß’s lawyer argued that the 62-year old should escape punishment because he gave himself up that he had been keeping funds in a secret Swiss bank account.

The court in Munich found Hoeneß guilty of “seven serious counts of tax evasion.”

The former West German international now has a week to appeal the sentence.

Uli Hoeneß was initially charged with evading €3.5m (£2.9m) in taxes before he admitted to dodging another €15m. It emerged in court that he owed a total of €27.2m.

He came clean about his secret bank account last year when he filed an amended tax return in the hope of an amnesty in return for paying the tax he owed.

Hoeneß was part of the Germany side that won the 1972 European Championships and the 1974 FIFA World Cup. He spent his 10-year playing career with Bayern Munich.

The long-serving president offered his resignation at last year’s annual meeting but was backed by the supporters and the club’s board.

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