Xabi Alonso Continues To Show Why He’s So Integral To Guardiola’s Bayern Munich

Xabi Alonso, once again, showed just why he’s such an invaluable member of Pep Guardiola’s Bayern Munich. No matter what the situation he’s confronted with, the Spaniard’s class always shines through, and against Roger Schmidt’s high-octane Bayer Leverkusen outfit, this was precisely the case. Although Alonso’s role was tweaked by Guardiola for this colossal clash […]

Dynamic Pedro Rodriguez Far More than a Mere System Player

It’s August 18, 2013, and Tata Martino is watching on from the bench. It’s the first time he has taken charge of Barcelona in a competitive match, and the signs are good. His selected eleven are already three goals ahead of the less illustrious Levante, on home turf at the Camp Nou, and it’s about […]

Can Louis van Gaal Get the Best out of Bastian Schweinsteiger for a Second Time?

In the midst of Bastian Schweinsteiger’s departure, there has been a sense of disappointment amongst the Bayern Munich fans. As a much-loved figure in the Bavarian capital, Schweinsteiger’s exit leaves a somewhat sour taste for them. And yet for all of his achievements at Bayern, and all of the trophies he has inspired, manager Pep […]

Thiago’s Technically Brilliant Showing in Bayern Munich’s Win vs Frankfurt

In just his third match back from injury, Thiago Alcantara put in a performance full of class and polish, as he was a key orchestrator in Bayern Munich’s 3-0 dismantling of Eintracht Frankfurt. The man who completed 73 of his 78 passes ran the show very competently for Pep Guardiola’s side, in tandem with Philipp […]