What makes Atlético Madrid different from most other great teams in the sport is that they have mastered the art of reactivity. The prevailing trend in elite soccer is the implementation of proactive, possession-based playing styles. Almost all the richest and therefore best teams in the world pack the pitch with…
Today’s Bayern Munich-Borussia Mönchengladbach broadcast on FS2 had a bonus soundtrack: “HELLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!?”
Check out this ridiculous run right here, and remember that Saúl Ñíguez is a central midfielder not at all known for his dribbling ability, and marvel at his awkward grace as he skates by Bayern Munich’s whole defense and scores:
It’s quite a morning for stunning goals by French legends, as Franck Ribéry scored his second goal of the Bundesliga season on an incredible overhead kick off the rebound from Frankfurt keeper Lucas Hradecky.
This is why Bayern are rightly considered one of the two best teams on the planet. Under immense pressure, down two goals to a great Juventus side, the Germans stormed back to tie the game up in regulation, then finished the job by adding another two in extra time.
Uh, did Juventus just kill Bayern Munich? Because from the look of this scoreline—the Italians are up 2-0 at halftime, the second goal set up by this marvelous run by Álvaro Morata—it really looks like Bayern will need something approaching a miracle to get back into this.
Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp saw his team smash Manchester City 3-0 today, but after the game was more focused on the Bundesliga, where leaders Bayern Munich lost 2-1 at home to Mainz 05. Klopp played for Mainz for a decade and managed them for seven years, and was quite pleased with their takedown of Pep…
Thomas Müller has, apparently, been reading the pamphlets and watching the tapes. The move in 2016, it seems, is knocking the ball down to yourself and spinning about while scoring. Christine Sinclair did it. Dele Alli did it. And it wasn’t as pretty as the Canadian or the Englishman, but Thomas Müller did it today…
This weekend, Barcelona entered the stadium of the biggest club in the world and took on its starting lineup with a higher collective Q-Score than the cast of Ocean’s Eleven. The injury-stricken culés were missing their own brightest superstar and in his place featured a player who’s probably sold a grand total of 16…
Talk about an ass-beating. Coming off a huge, totally unexpected Arsenal home win in the last round of Champions League matches, Bayern made no mistake about who’s really the better team and pasted the Gunners, 5-1 today.
For a while there it looked like Manuel Neuer’s superhero saves would keep a surprisingly dominant Arsenal off the scoresheet. By the end, though, the Gunners wound up sneaking the ball past Neuer twice—not with moments of brilliance, but by bungling the ball over the line by any means necessary.
This save is simply preposterous. The subtle positioning, the movement, the straight up hand of steel that Bayern Munich keeper Manuel Neuer uses to keep out this point-blank Theo Walcott header is nothing short of amazing. This guy is something else.
It’s that time of year again, when all of Bavaria breaks out their finest lederhosen and dirndl skirts, and prepares to lift krug after enormous krug of the finest German beers in celebration of Oktoberfest. Bayern Munich’s players and coaching staff are no exception, and so we have loads of pictures of them squeezed…
Robert Lewandowski came on for Bayern Munich at halftime in a match they were losing 1-0 to Wolfsburg. Five minutes and 40 seconds into his appearance, his first goal hit the back of the net. Almost exactly nine minutes later, his fifth goal did the same. This man is on fire.
Manuel Neuer had to be so tight standing there at midfield watching that shot, praying it wouldn’t sail into the empty net he had just ran a good 50 yards away from in a crazed and failed attempt to clear the ball. That it didn’t go in goes to show how astounding Florenzi’s wondergoal last week was.
Bayern Munich is one of the world’s top soccer clubs, but the record they broke today is one they’d rather forget as Hoffenheim’s Kevin Volland scored eight seconds into the match—the fastest in Bundesliga history.