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Is the Bundesliga better than the Serie A?

Serie ABundesligaDespite the change in the UEFA Country Coefficients, which now pits the Bundesliga in third place, ahead of Italy’s Serie A, the fans of Italian clubs still claim that the Serie A is superior to the Bundesliga. For the casual football fan, this may seem like the case; after all, clubs from Milan have won the UEFA Champions League twice in the last five seasons, and at least one of these Milan clubs looks good for another title, having mauled Arsenal 4-0 in the first leg of the Champions League first knockout round. On the other hand, only FC Bayern has represented the Bundesliga in the Champions League final during the last five years, a final they lost to Internazionale. Continue reading

Back to Square Three

A Champions League preview

Ladies and gents, the Heynckes vs van Gaal discussion is just about starting. For all the hoopla the Heynckes regime has brought, we are now standing on shaky grounds. Bayern Munich lost not only its pole position in the Bundesliga; it now sits in third place after losing two valuable points against the rock bottom club in the league. The loss meant the team now trails Borussia Mönchengladbach, a team that had to fight relegation last season. FC Bayern looked all but beatable at the year’s end, now the team just seems to be scratching to find back its mojo. Continue reading

Breno: should he stay or should he go?

Breno at São Paulo

Breno at São Paulo

The contract of Bayern Munich’s Brazilian defender Breno Vinicius Rodrigues Borges, commonly known as Breno, expires this summer. When he was signed in January 2008, Breno was hailed by former Bayern legend Giovane Élber as being “already genuinely world class”. Four years and a number of injuries later, he has simply failed to live up to the expectations of him. In this article, we will review five reasons in favour of keeping Breno and five reasons why he should leave. Continue reading

Champions League heroes of 2001: where are they now?

Kahn celebrates the Champions League victory

On 23rd May 2001 in San Siro, Milan, a towering 1.93m tall Mauricio Pellegrino stepped up to take the decisive penalty kick in the Champions League final. The first six penalties were taken, and Linke had just scored in the seventh kick, which meant that Pellegrino needed to score his spot kick. As the anticipation engulfed the whole stadium and the millions watching on televisions around the world, Pellegrino ran up to the ball and gave a hard left-footed shot towards his left. Oliver Kahn dived to his right and saved. History was written as Bayern Munich were crowned European champions. Almost eleven years have passed since that day, and we’re going to look at what the heroes of that season have since been doing in their lives. Continue reading

Are Bayern Munich already in the Champions League Quarterfinals?

In our previous article, we wrote about the troubles that FC Sion have with FIFA, and how that may lead to FC Bayern’s opponents FC Basel being eliminated from the Champions League, and we mentioned two possible outcomes, either Bayern Munich getting a walkover or else Manchester United replacing Basel. Now, it has just started to get more interesting for Bayern Munich fans, and we bring you not one but two reasons for this. Continue reading