UCL MD3 Group Stage Previews: Salzburg-Bayern, Man City-Olympiacos

Workmanlike Reds overcome Köln and go top - FC Bayern Munich

Two match previews as the Champions League group stages continue tonight. Bayern Munich look to continue their impressive form away in Austria at Salzburg, while Manchester City hope to stay perfect in Group C at home against Greek champions Olympiacos. Read on for more… 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

Tottenham 2-7 Bayern Munich: 5 Talking Points and Tactical Analysis

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Serge Gnabry stole the show with a fabulous four-goal haul as Bayern Munich’s attacking ruthlessness was on display for all to marvel at, during their 7-2 thrashing of Tottenham in north London. The result adds further pressure on Mauricio Pochettino and his players, having struggled in recent months with critics suggesting this current crop has reached its peak. Continue reading

U21’s: Arsenal 3-1 Newcastle – Gnabry excellent as Rosicky and Wilshere return

U21's: Arsenal 3-1 Newcastle - Gnabry excellent as Rosicky and Wilshere return

Serge Gnabry was particularly excellent as the Gunners’ under-21 side flourished against a somewhat underwhelming Newcastle team at the Emirates – with Tomas Rosicky and Jack Wilshere making welcome returns to competitive football.

Arsenal’s youngsters impress in convincing display

Goals from Daniel Crowley, Stephy Mavididi and Serge Gnabry helped the Young Guns leapfrog Aston Villa back into second place – with two games in hand over Derby County, whose lead at the summit has been cut down to five points. In-front of a well-attended crowd at the Emirates, following their narrow but frustrating exit from this year’s FA Youth Cup at the semi-final stage, Arsenal got off to the best possible start with two goals in quick succession.

Jack Wilshere made his long-awaited return to competitive football, whilst Tomas Rosicky also featured: the first-team midfielders were involved in both goals. First, it was initial great forward play between Rosicky and Mavididi. The latter teed up Crowley nicely, and he weaved past two defenders before keeping a cool head to slot home from close-range.

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