Bayern Munich: Analysis

Goal breakdown: Bayern fails at set piece defense

Bayern Munich failed miserably at set piece defending to give Manchester United the lead at Old Trafford on Tuesday. Here's what happened.

Tactics: Bayern Munich vs. Arsenal

Tactical Analysis of Bayern Munich's 1-1 draw (3-1 aggregate win) with Arsenal that sent them through to the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals.

Possible Perplexities of Pep's Plans | Part 3

Javier Martínez and Rafinha have both changed the way Pep Guardiola constructs his depth chart in defense

Possible Perplexities of Pep's Plans | Part 2

A Lahm-centric midfield may change with a full-fitness squad, even more if Lahm make another position change

Possible Perplexities of Pep's Plans | Part 1

With "Robbery" soon back to full fitness, "Mütze" has to take a back seat, although systematic changes could keep them involved in a significant capacity

Manuel Neuer: The Bundesliga's best shot stopper?

Is Manuel Neuer the best shot stopper in the Bundesliga? The answer may surprise you.

Extending Toni Kroos: considering team salary

Bayern Munich have an enormous payroll. Like super duper enormous. And it's getting even more super duper enormous. Which is kind-sorta-maybe bad news for the prospect of keeping Toni Kroos.

Smooth sailing for Bayern in win over Nürnburg

die Roten won all three points to keep their league lead at 13 points but it was far from a comfortable affair.

Bayern Munich are lining up Bundesliga trophy #24

Bayern Munich are on pace to wrap up the Bundesliga in record fashion, but they could effectively clinch it in poetic fashion.

Thomas Müller: this year's underappreciated asset

The 24-year-old German international is Bayern Munich's leader in scoring and assisting. Yet he's not really talked about.


Goal Breakdown: Thiago's wonderstrike

Thiago's absolutely amazing wonderstrike goal wouldn't have been without the combination of several critical individual errors from the Stuttgart defense.

Bayern on a free: Homegrown, free transfers

If you take all of the home grown players and free transfers currently in Bayern's team, you can build a very good squad.

Bayern Munich should sell high on Mario Mandzukic

A profile in statistics and why Bayern Munich should sell high on Mandzukic

Profiling the Single Pivoteers: Part 2

Expanding the data to look at Bayern's center midfielders as as whole and identifying key patterns and the best players for which positions

A Closer Look at FC Bayern's Rückrunde

While busy, the fixture list is set up for FC Bayern's multiple title defenses

When losing friendlies does matter

Losing friendlies doesn't usually matter. But they do matter when the coach sets you up to fail from the beginning.

Profiling the Single Pivoteers

WIth the wealth of talent available to Pep Guardiola and the numerous options that can play the single pivot of the 4-1-4-1, who is really the best option for Bayern Munich?

How Ribéry Can Win the FIFA Ballon d'Or

Goal scoring records may not compare, but the French international still may have a shot to take home football's biggest individual prize.

Guardiola's Juggling To Dictate Mandžukić's Future

Pep's upcoming puzzle could determine if the Croatian still fits in FC Bayern's future plans

Robert Lewandowski: A profile in statistics

A profile of Bayern Munich's soon-to-be newest striker, Robert Lewandowski.

FC Bayern Squad Rankings | January 5, 2014

Neuer joins Kroos at the top of the latest ranks, Götze's stock inflates and Lahm's stock loses a little air

Does FC Bayern Need Another Center Back?

With rumors surrounding Matthias Ginter and Inigo Martínez, the Rekordmeister are probably set with the triumvirate it currently has.

Bayern Munich vs. Manchester City | Tactics

Manchester City frustrated Bayern Munich all evening as the Bavarians cross-based gameplan was ineffective against the compact and structured Manchester City defense.

Javi Martinez: Guardiola's newest CAM

Pep Guardiola has now run out Javi Martinez as the teams CAM twice in the last two weeks. Is it a gimmick? Or has the Spanish master tactician come up with another viable option to break down the opposition?

BFW FC Bayern Squad Ranking | November 28, 2013

Thiago Alcântara's return restated the importance of his transfer from one Champions League winner to another, while Bastian Schweinsteiger's lengthy injury has made him a tough player to rely on.

Goal Breakdown: Mario Götze's Slalom

Breaking down Mario Götze's brilliant slalom and strike against CSKA Moscow to put Bayern Munich up 2-0.

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