FOOTBALL - Bayern München completed the treble consisting of domestic league, domestic cup and Champions Cup/Champions League. They are the first German club to achieve the feat and join six other winners: Celtic (1967), Ajax (1972), PSV (1988), Man United (1999), FC Barcelona (2009), Internazionale (2010). Having also won the domestic super cup, Bayern also became the first German club to win four trophies in one season.
FOOTBALL - The following is a recap of the 2012/2013 Champions League final.
FOOTBALL - FC Barcelona drew 1-1 with Paris Saint-Germain to reach the semifinals of the Champions League on Wednesday. This is the 29th time Barça reached a semifinal in any European competition, equalling the record set by Real Madrid yesterday. Bayern München reached the semifinals of a European competition for the 23rd time, which is third most of all clubs. Juventus, eliminated by Bayern today, were held to 20 semifinals.
FOOTBALL - Bayern München have clinched their 23rd German league title and 22nd in the Bundesliga era and have thereby broken the record for earliest decision on the calendar beating Köln’s 1963/1964 clincher on 18 April and the record for most matchdays remaining (six). Click on the picture below to enable ALL of our Infographic’s interactive features.
FOOTBALL - Bayern München can win the Bundesliga title as early as this Saturday and head coach Jupp Heynckes’s next championship title seems a matter of time. It has been 23 years since he won his last Bundesliga crown. No coach has ever taken more than 20 years to win his next championship in one of Europe’s top 5 leagues.
FOOTBALL – On Wednesday, 13 March, Bayern München will face Arsenal in the Champions league round of 16, 2nd leg, at the Allianz Arena. With a 3-1 away win in the bag, Bayern have a 98% chance of reaching the next round this CL season. Arsenal have a 2% chance of progressing to the next round, based on previous matches. We have several key stats on this match listed below.
FOOTBALL- On Tuesday, 19 February, Arsenal take on Bayern München in the Champions League round of 16, 1st leg, at Emirates Stadium, London. Bayern have lost 10 of 18 KO ties against English teams. Bayern’s last KO tie against them was vs Chelsea in last year’s CL final. We have several key stats on this match listed below.
FOOTBALL - The second half of the 2012/2013 starts on Friday and Bayern München are odds-on favourites to win the title. In 49 previous seasons, the leaders at the halfway point have taken the championship in 32 (or 65%). Bayern are the leaders in all major statistical indicators, except when it comes to the best track record in home matches. Click on the Infographic to enable interactive features.
FOOTBALL - Bayern München’s 2012/2013 Bundesliga campaign reaches the halfway point when they take on Borussia Mönchengladbach on Friday. Their current lead over second placed Bayer Leverkusen is 11 points and would equal the biggest German top flight lead at the halfway point set by 1. FC Nürnberg in 1967/1968.
FOOTBALL - Borussia Dortmund’s 1-1 draw at Bayern München meant that the Borussen failed to register a unique achievement: winning three successive Bundesliga matches at Bayern. In the 50-year history of the league, an away team win two straight at Bayern on nine occasions, however none of those teams managed to extend that streak to three.
FOOTBALL - Bayern are assured of being crowned ‘Herbstmeister’, the honour bestowed on the team that leads the table at the midway point. With three matches to go until that halfway marker, Bayern have opened up a 10-point lead. In 49 previous Bundesliga season, the halfway leaders converted their Herbstmeisterschaft into a league title on 32 occasions (65%). Bayern’s conversion rate is 82% (14 out of 17).
FOOTBALL - On Saturday, Bayern München beat Hannover 5-0 to secure their fifth Bundesliga win this calender year by at least a 5-goal margin. This equals the Bundesliga record set by Hamburger SV in 1980 which was equalled by VfB Stuttgart in 1984, who also collected five league wins in a year by at least a 5-goal margin.
FOOTBALL - Bayern München negotiated their first draw of the 2012/2013 Bundesliga season despite a third minute goal by Mario Mandzukic. When Bayern score in the first five minutes of a Bundesliga match - they have done that a league high nine times in the last three seasons - they usually win. The only two exceptions are both 1-1 draws against 1. FC Nürnberg (the other on 9 Apr 2011).