In the season 2004/05, FC Bayern had a good run in the Champions League, narrowly losing 6-5 on aggregate to Chelsea in the quarterfinals after Lúcio had deviated two long shots into his own net, one in either leg. Ten years have passed since then: where are they now? Continue reading
What crosses your mind when you think of Messi? Is it him running rings around defenders, winning yet another Ballon d’Or award or lifting the Champions League trophy? What if you read the article title right, and, like me, you think that Lionel Messi may be the greatest choker ever? Shocking, isn’t it? Continue reading
It’s time for the BayernForum.com Monthly Poll and the winning topic of discussion this month is Kroos’ contract extension. Toni Kroos has a contract of €4m per year and has been holding out for €8m, doubling his salary. What’s your take? Continue reading
“Finishing is the act of putting the ball in the back of the opponent’s net.” – Debra LaPrath
One of the more important attributes of a striker is his finishing skill, i.e. given a presentable chance and assuming that the player does get a chance to shoot it before an opponent gets to it, how likely is that player of scoring? Continue reading
Just yesterday, FC Bayern officially announced the signature of Robert Lewandowski on a free transfer from league rivals Borussia Dortmund. In the meantime, media and football fans around the world launched a scathing attack against Bayern Munich, accusing them of once again employing tactics to turn the Bundesliga into a boring one-horse race.
Yawn. Continue reading
I recently had a (heated) debate with some friends on whether Messi manages to deliver or not in the most important matches he plays in every season. So it was time to hook up some statistics together to shed some light on it. Continue reading