Pos Team GD Pts 1st Dortmund 55 81 2nd FC Bayern 55 73 3rd Schalke 30 64
Date Fixture Result 12/5 Dortmund v FCB 5-2
Date Fixture Result 19/5 FCB v Chelsea 4-5
Pos Team GD Pts 13th 1860 II -24 38 14th FCB II -11 34 15th Memmingen -17 33
Name From/To Fee ⇨ X.Shaqiri Basel 11.6m ⇨ Dante Gladbach 5.5m ⇨ T.Starke Hoffenheim free ⇦ J.Butt Retired - ⇦ I.Olic Wolfsburg free ⇦ T.Usami G.Osaka - ⇦ D.Pranjic ? free ⇦ Breno Lazio free
With Ivica Olic missing the tournament due to an injury, there are 12 players representing Bayern at this year’s Euro. Coming up are these guys’ chances to play and the dates you have to mark in your calendar if you want to see how they’re doing, basically just stuff you can find anywhere but what would the internet be without numerous websites telling you the same things with different words?
Sometimes the journey is greater than the destination.
It’s the day we have all been waiting for. Months and months later and it has finally arrived. Blackpool v. West Ham United! Two European giants come together for a shot to compete in the best league in the world. It is not to be missed!
What could have been, eh? Saturday began with talismanic Bayern frauen captain Kathrin Langert hoisting the elegant, swanny frauen pokal and ended with an ignominious exit from the other pokal at the hands of the most low, vile, disgusting, self-righteous, revolting, arrogant, and reprehensible team in Germany; Borussia Dortmund. But that’s football, just like it is every time.
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For Bayern, the title race was already over. For Stuttgart, all that was left to play for was fifth place. From Jupp Heynckes’ half strength squad to Hans-Jorg Butt’s cameo to those neon orange shirts, there was always going to be a certain element of surrealism to this game. Stuttgart seemed slightly more awake throughout, aided somewhat by a superior incentive to return to Schwabia victorious, while Jupp Heynckes’ men wore their boredom on their immaculate coral striped sleeves. So different, yet wholly the same.
One step away. One very, very big step. Bayern travel to Madrid aware of the fact that even a draw would be enough to be a part of the final, knowing that even a draw will be horribly difficult to reach. Whether it can be done remains uncertain, what’s sure is that every player will give it everything and, barring a complete disaster, return to Munich with the head held high.
Football is a game of errors. All analysis of football is in fact the analysis of tiny errors, and it is for this reason the events of Saturday, April 21st of 2012 cannot be analyzed. FC Bayern’s journey to Bremen on that date was perhaps the closest I have ever come to observing that unattainable phenomenon that is perfection. This is a match that cannot be analyzed, for it existed no longer than those 90 minutes on that warm spring day in Bremen. Ah, time, you cheeky blighter.