Bayern Exploit the Flanks to Dismantle Werder Bremen in Bundesliga Opener

After taking over from Pep Guardiola at Bayern Munich, Carlo Ancelotti has no doubts about what he’s inherited. “I’ve said before the team has fantastic qualities from the Guardiola era,” he said, “especially [in terms of] the control and ball possession.” Those qualities were yet again evident in Bayern’s Bundesliga opener, played at home against […]

Why Unbelievably Complete David Alaba Is Such An Integral Component Of Pep’s Plans

Heading into Bayern Munich’s game with Hoffenheim, Pep Guardiola had some major headaches as to who to pick to in defence, for Medhi Benatia, Rafinha, Juan Bernat, Javi Martinez and Jerome Boateng were all unavailable through injury. While this certainly wasn’t an ideal situation to be in, Guardiola’s makeshift backline of Philipp Lahm, Holger Badstuber, […]