How Bayern Munich Can Go Through the Whole Season Unbeaten

Dusan LucicCorrespondent IIFebruary 5, 2014

Bayern's Thomas Mueller, right, celebrates after scoring a penalty with Bayern's first scorer Mario Goetze, second from left,  during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Moenchengladbach and Bayern Munich in Moenchengladbach, Germany, Friday, Jan. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
Martin Meissner/Associated Press

Having shattered countless records in recent years, it's no secret Bayern Munich are currently the best team in the Bundesliga, and possibly in the whole world.

After Bayern's latest league win against Eintracht Frankfurt, their 11th consecutive, Franck Ribery said that he believes they can not only win the league, but go through the whole season unbeaten (as per ESPN FC).

Of course, we can win the league undefeated. But we must keep our feet planted firmly on the ground. And focus on us, win and have fun.

Ribery's comments couldn't have been more true.

With Bayern already on a run of 44 consecutive unbeaten matches, there's no doubt who the next Bundesliga champions will be. As Pep Guardiola implemented his style seamlessly since his arrival, continuing the dominance of the Bavarians, the next reasonable step for his team is to try and go unbeaten through the whole season.

How can Bayern achieve that?


Pep Guardiola, the man behind this current invincible Bayern
Pep Guardiola, the man behind this current invincible BayernMartin Meissner/Associated Press

It's ridiculously simple. Don't change the winning formula, just keep to the old adageif it ain't broke, don't fix it.

Bayern's current style of possession-based football has done wonders so far, both in the league and internationally. Understandably, there's very little room for improvement.

Going forward and scoring goals has already proved to be an easy task for the Bavarians, but when it comes to defending, Pep's men can still perfect their game. Even though they have by far the best defense in the league, having conceded just nine goals so far.

Bayern's defenders can be easily caught wandering, especially when defending against a quick counter-attacking team. As was evident in their match against Borussia Monchengladbach, when Die Folhen's attack tormented the Bavarians' defense with quick feet and decision-making.

Although Pep's men eventually ran away unscathed from the match, winning 2-0, the problems were there to be seen.

And as Bayern's dominance continues, more teams will start to look up to Gladbach when playing against Bayern, meaning they'll rely on pressing hard and quick counter-attacks in the hopes of securing a draw or a win.

Sooner or later, someone is bound to shock the Bavarians. With Borussia Dortmund, Bayer Leverkusen and other top teams still to play, Bayern need to get their defending in order before they get an unpleasant surprise from their rivals.

Should they manage to overcome their defending troubles, Bayern might even rule the Bundesliga as The Invincibles for years to come.


What do you think? Can Bayern go through the whole season unbeaten?