27
Jul

Pitch invaders takes selfies with Javi Martinez, Mario Balotelli

Bayern Munich snatched up their first title of the season on Sunday, winning the final of the Telekom Cup against Wolfsburg, 3-0, behind a pair of goals from Robert Lewandowski and another from fellow newcomer Sebastian Rode.

With the game all but decided late in the second half, one fan rushed the field and did what all proper pitch invaders of this day and age try to do - take a selfie with a player!

Javi Martinez was the fan’s chosen target, though he clearly wasn’t quite sure how to react:

Later on Sunday, towards the end of AC Milan’s brutal 5-1 loss to Manchester City, a pair of fans emulated this act, bee-lining it to Mario Balotelli for an on-field selfie (and a hug!)

This was the result:

Great day for pitch invaders!

26
Jul

Bayern Munich’s Lewandowski scores cheeky goal in preseason test

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Something tells us that Robert Lewandowski will bring Bayern Munich fans lots of joy this season.

Earlier this week, the former Dortmund man found the net in his very first game as a Bayern player. Then, on Saturday against Borussia Moenchengladbach, he goes and does this:

Come on!

That little moment of magic gave Bayern a 1-0 lead over Gladbach in the preseason Telekom Cup. The defending Bundesliga champions would later go on to win in a penalty shootout and advance to the final.

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25
Jul

Bayern Munich present new away kit featuring Dutch flag?

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Bayern Munich revealed their new away kits for the upcoming season on Friday, and while undeniably sharp, they do have a rather peculiar look to them.

The red and blue horizontal stripes across the white shirt draw strong comparisons to the Dutch flag!

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What, did Arjen Robben design these? Is former Bayern manager Louis van Gaal somehow going to take the credit?

Images via fcbayern.de

22
Jul

GIF: Lewandowski scores in first test as Bayern player

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This summer has produced yet another arms race between the elite clubs in Europe. Real Madrid signed James Rodriguez and Toni Kroos, Barcelona scooped up Luis Suarez, and Chelsea reloaded with the likes of Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas.

Bayern Munich? They’ve been rather quiet, but for good reason.

The German champions did their best business back in January, when it was announced that Robert Lewandowski would join them on a free transfer. You’d be forgiven to have forgotten about him, since he couldn’t star at the World Cup and all.

But on Monday against third-division side Duisburg, in his first test as a Bayern player, the Polish goal machine announced his arrival with an impressive goal:

GIF via Pies

9
May

Bayern Munich unveils new home kits for 2014-15 season

In case you’d forgotten over the past couple of seasons, Bayern Munich’s colors extend beyond red and white. The Red Machine’s scheme also includes the blue found in the flag of Bavaria, and their latest kits make sure the soccer world knows it:

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On Friday, the team unveiled the new look for next season. It’s been about 15 years since Bayern had a home kit with so much royal blue in them. Sure, the shirt might be a bit busy with all of the stripes, but we must say the change of pace is refreshing:

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What do you think of the German juggernaut’s new duds?

(Images: FCBayern)

29
Apr

"Angry Ribery" slaps Carvajal in face, karma strikes back

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In the days leading up to Tuesday’s Champions League semifinal loss to Real Madrid, Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola had asked his team’s best player, Franck Ribery, to play angry in order to be at his best.

You see, Ribery recently found himself in a month-long slump after dazzling for much of the season, and was completely shut down by Real defender Dani Carvajal in the first leg. But a bounce-back, man-of-the-match performance last weekend against Werder Bremen had Guardiola encouraged:

"He was playing angry against Bremen. Franck needs this aggression, he needs to play angry. He keeps fighting and that is why fans love him."

Play angry, huh? Well, this is probably not what Guardiola had in mind:

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Ribery was lucky not to be sent off for the slap on Carvajal, who shackled him for a second time. But based on the final result, a 4-0 drubbing at home and Bayern’s elimination from the Champions League, the Frenchman will still have plenty to be angry about… with himself.

29
Apr

Sergio Ramos behind-the-goal strike inspires brace against Bayern

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Sergio Ramos is a defender by trade, but that doesn’t mean he can’t create the occasional stroke of magic on offense. So, to warm up for Real Madrid’s clash against Bayern Munich, Ramos dug deep into his bag of tricks for a crazy goal scored from behind the goal line. 

 This is pretty, pretty good:

And it seems as though this trickery inspired Ramos in Tuesday’s match. He scored not once…

…but twice to lead Real to their first final since 2002.