A day after a frustrating 1-1 draw with Bayer Leverkusen, Bayern Munich replaced their boots with lederhosen and took some time off to relax at Germany’s famed Oktoberfest. After the match, Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge told the players, “Celebrate freely. Our next game isn’t for another two weeks. We can enjoy the beer.”
Oh, and enjoy they did. Pep Guardiola and his team spent the day with their families drinking beer, laughing and savoring the rare time off, as they toasted last season’s treble-winning success and are looking forward to more under Guardiola.
Guardiola and his wife dressed the part for the festival.
The team gathered for a little bonding. There’s nothing like beer and bratwurst to bring people together.
It was a family affair too, with the kids coming out to play. Look at Daniel Van Buyten's son is eying his dad's beer intently. Hopefully he kept it at a safe distance.
It was a well-deserved day off for the Bundesliga leaders, who are one point ahead of Borussia Dortmund and Bayer Leverkusen after eight league matches, as they head into the international break.
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