1. FC Bayern Munich: BATE Borisov Awaits in the Champions League on Match-Day 2

    Bayern was provided with a ‘reality check’ in the weekend when they played Werder Bremen prior to an extremely important clash against the high-flying kings of Belarus, BATE Borisov ...

    Samrin Hasib Written by Samrin Hasib about almost 2 years ago 1,366 reads 23 comments

  2. FC Bayern Munich: Wolfsburg Thrashed at Allianz, a Trip to Bremen Awaits

    "Wow", the German commentator yelled. It is rare to hear a commentator be amazed by any move. However, Xherdan Shaqiri really took his and everyone’s breath away on Tuesday evening...

    Samrin Hasib Written by Samrin Hasib about almost 2 years ago 1,170 reads 42 comments

  3. FC Bayern Munich: A Look Back at Schalke and a Look Ahead to Wolfsburg

    Schalke was supposed to present Bayern ’s first real challenge this season. They lived up to their billing, but for only ten minutes prior to the end of the first half...

    Samrin Hasib Written by Samrin Hasib about almost 2 years ago 1,362 reads 35 comments

  4. FC Bayern Munich: A Look Back to Valencia; a Look Ahead to Schalke

    Valencia’s game plan on Wednesday was simple—defend and press. They did exactly that and managed to frustrate Bayern until the 38 th minute when Bastian Schweinsteiger broke through for the opening goal of Bayern ’s campaign...

    Samrin Hasib Written by Samrin Hasib about almost 2 years ago 973 reads 24 comments

  5. FC Bayern Munich: Valencia Awaits in the UEFA Champions League

    Mainz pushed Bayern to the limits on Saturday. However, they couldn ’t prevent last year's Champions League runners-up from earning an inevitable (at least after 12 minutes of play) three points...

    Samrin Hasib Written by Samrin Hasib about 2 years ago 1,040 reads 3 comments

  6. The UEFA Champions League: A World of Heartbreak.

    What we take solace in sometimes breaks our hearts beyond repair. The very competition which ingrained Real Madrid ’s status in the history of football caused exactly that ...

    Samrin Hasib Written by Samrin Hasib about 2 years ago 4,214 reads 22 comments

  7. FC Bayern Munich: Mainz Looms Large on the Horizon

    FC Bayern is about to face an opponent that has caused endless headaches for them over the past two seasons...

    Samrin Hasib Written by Samrin Hasib about 2 years ago 1,124 reads 14 comments

  8. FC Bayern Munich: The Big Debate, Thomas Müller vs. Toni Kroos

    With internationals hogging the spot-light this week, Bayern had no games to play. Thomas Müller featured in Germany’s 3-0 win over Faroe Islands while Toni Kroos was kept out of the squad due to pelvic bruising...

    Samrin Hasib Written by Samrin Hasib about 2 years ago 11,261 reads 165 comments

  9. FC Bayern Munich vs. VfB Stuttgart: A Memorable 6-1 Victory for FC Bayern

    There are some days when everything goes perfectly; nothing seems out of place. Sometimes, when Mario Gomez scores a hat-trick, he manages to get an assist—and as an added bonus, his hair remains perfectly placed through ninety minutes...

    Samrin Hasib Written by Samrin Hasib about 2 years ago 2,435 reads 30 comments

  10. FC Bayern Munich: Stuttgart, Martinez, Champions League Draw and More

    The on-goings in Germany’s biggest club has mostly been related to the transfer of the Spaniard, Javier Martinez. The transfer has perhaps placed a victory against Fürth in the back of everyone’s mind...

    Samrin Hasib Written by Samrin Hasib about 2 years ago 121 reads 14 comments

  11. FC Bayern München: A Look Ahead to the Bundesliga Opener Against Fürth

    The first two matches have gone according to plan—Borussia Dortmund was put away for a trophy while Jahn Regensburg was put away 0-4. The focus now shifts to the Bundesliga opener against Greuther Fürth...

    Samrin Hasib Written by Samrin Hasib about 2 years ago 724 reads 9 comments

  12. FC Bayern München: Season Preview 2012-13.

    Three competitions. Three second-place finishes. The goal of each season is to improve upon the last—Bayern will have to win each competition if they are to banish the memories of a ‘Neverkusen’ season...

    Samrin Hasib Written by Samrin Hasib about 2 years ago 2,918 reads 55 comments

  13. FC Bayern: DFB Pokal Opener Preview vs Jahn Regensburg

    Bayern will be the last team to set foot in the first round of the competition. They will play the final match in the first round of fixtures against Jahn Regensburg. Regensburg was promoted to the 2...

    Samrin Hasib Written by Samrin Hasib about 2 years ago 768 reads 10 comments

  14. Germany: Bundesliga Season Preview 2012-13

    The Bundesliga doesn’t kick off till the August 24. The most debilitating fact about the opener is that Bayern won’t be involved—the champions traditionally play the first game and nowadays, a trophy is hard to come by in Munich...

    Samrin Hasib Written by Samrin Hasib about 2 years ago 1,309 reads 21 comments

  15. FC Bayern: A Look Back at the DFL Supercup Triumph over Borussia Dortmund

    The Allianz Arena clock read 11 minutes. I was wondering whether this match was one of the ‘best executions of tactics’ from Bayern that I had seen for a while...

    Samrin Hasib Written by Samrin Hasib about 2 years ago 1,561 reads 34 comments

  16. FC Bayern Munich: A Look Ahead to the DFL Supercup Against Borussia Dortmund

    The curtain-raiser to the German domestic season will take place on 12 August at the Allianz Arena. This match is meant to be contested between the winner of the Bundesliga and the DfB Pokal ...

    Samrin Hasib Written by Samrin Hasib about 2 years ago 995 reads 20 comments

  17. FC Bayern Munich: The Bastian Schweinsteiger Equation

    I found myself complaining to my father last year about something very unusual—Bayern’s extremely good form. At one point winning every game by at least a two goal margin and not conceding any goals was becoming 'boring'...

    Samrin Hasib Written by Samrin Hasib about 2 years ago 8,075 reads 76 comments

  18. FC Bayern Munich: A Look Back at the LIGA Total! Cup and Injury News

    The LIGA Total! Cup came to its conclusion today with Bremen coming out the victor and Bayern finishing third...

    Samrin Hasib Written by Samrin Hasib about 2 years ago 1,173 reads 4 comments

  19. FC Bayern Munich: Recent Friendlies, Hoeness' Words and Liga Total Cup Preview

    Bayern Munich has played two friendlies recently and has the Liga total! Cup coming up later this week. Let's take a look at the club's latest news...

    Samrin Hasib Written by Samrin Hasib about 2 years ago 1,962 reads 10 comments

  20. FC Bayern: A Look at Transfer Rumours and Preseason Friendlies

    Now that preseason friendlies have begun, Bayern's team is beginning to come together for next season. But there are still rumors of more transfers, too...

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  21. FC Bayern Munich: A Final Look Back to the Problems of 2011-12 Ahead of 012-13

    A major part of looking ahead to a new season involves finding solutions to problems of yesteryear. Most teams, perhaps even 31 of the 32 teams involved in the Champions League, would ...

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  22. FC Bayern Munich: A Look at the New Signings Ahead of the 2012-13 Season

    As the Champions League Round of 16 match in the Allianz Arena between Basel and Bayern drew to a close, the fourth official raised his board to announce a substitution. Xherdan Shaqiri’s night was about to come to an end...

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  23. FC Bayern: Why Was Christian Nerlinger Dismissed?

    Robin van Persie is on his way out of Arsenal but where he is heading is beyond anyone. This transfer saga reminded me about Franck Ribery. In 2009, he was trying desperately to flee from a Bayern side that in truth had stagnated to a Spanish suitor...

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  24. Germany Fails to Learn from Failures Past in 2012

    German football took another blow once more as Italy lived up to their tag as Germany’s curse. Joachim Loew’s team selection almost gave an indication of fear or too much respect...

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  25. Euro 2012 Semi-Final: Has the Time Come for Germany to Break the Italian Curse?

    ‘Fabio Grosso.’ That name still gives me goose bumps. Six years have passed since that day in Germany in 2006. And yet, it lives on in my memory...

    Samrin Hasib Written by Samrin Hasib about 2 years ago 1,067 reads 5 comments