UCL MD2 Group Stage Previews: Lokomotiv vs Bayern, Atletico Madrid vs RB Salzburg

Salzburg let Lokomotiv off the hook in 2-2 draw

A look ahead to a pair of MD2 group stage fixtures as the Champions League continues today. Lokomotiv Moscow host defending champions Bayern, while Atletico Madrid hope to bounce back from their humbling 4-0 defeat last week when hosting Red Bull Salzburg in Group A. Continue reading

Bayern Munich 4-0 Atletico Madrid: Player Ratings as Bavarians begin UCL defence in style

Lewandowski, Hernandez and Tolisso celebrate with Coman during his brilliant showing against Atletico

Bayern Munich began the defence of their Champions League title emphatically, cruising to a comfortable 4-0 win over last season’s quarter-finalists Atletico Madrid at the Allianz Arena. Kingsley Coman netted a well-taken brace, while there were also goals for Leon Goretzka and a Corentin Tolisso second-half screamer – but which players excelled here while others faltered? Continue reading

Borussia Dortmund 2-3 Bayern Munich: Player Ratings as Kimmich seals another trophy

Bayern players celebrate as Manuel Neuer lifts the German Supercup after beating Borussia Dortmund

Bayern Munich sealed their fifth trophy of 2020, but had to do so the hard way after relinquishing a two-goal cushion against Borussia Dortmund in this season’s German Super Cup before Joshua Kimmich’s late matchwinner halted BVB’s spirited comeback. Which players struggled while others excelled at the Allianz Arena, during a true game of two halves? Continue reading

Bayern Munich vs Schalke 04 Preview: Bavarians begin another title defence

Bundesliga | Robert Lewandowski leads five-star Bayern Munich to win over  Schalke

27 days after their Champions League triumph, Bayern start the new Bundesliga season at home to Schalke. The last time they dropped points to the Royal Blues? February 2017. Their team is much changed now, with summer signing and Schalke academy graduate Leroy Sane poised to start against his boyhood club. How will they fare as their latest title defence begins? Continue reading

UCL SF Preview: Lyon vs Bayern Munich – Bavarians looking to end OL’s fairytale

Barcelona vs Bayern Munich: Initial reactions and observations on ...

After humbling Manchester City with an impressive 3-1 win, Lyon face a quick turnaround against Bayern Munich. Hansi Flick watched his ruthless Bavarians dismantle a dishevelled Barcelona with a record-breaking 8-2 thrashing last week. Firmly favourites to book their place against PSG in Sunday’s final, are their French opposition capable of another surprise here? Continue reading