Bayern Munich

Bayern take Bundesliga (again) — is the league losing its sparkle?

Bayern Munich’s ascended to yet another Bundesliga title, and yet again it was pretty comfortable. The future of the Bundesliga is seriously in question as the lack of competition for the top spot in Germany’s first division is, quite frankly, embarrassing.

DFB reaffirms “50+1” rule—but is it ideal for anyone except Bayern?

The ruling body for German football voted last week to retain the controversial 50+1 rule. Some called for a change, in part, to combat perceived stagnation in the game personified by Bayern Munich’s dominance of the Bundesliga. But does Bayern’s success come in spite of the rule or in the face of it?

Renato Sanches: From Benfica phenom to waterfront washout

Renato Sanches burst onto the scene at Euro 2016 in France alongside countryman, Gonçalo Guedes, as Portugal took UEFA honors. But the rugged midfielder with the striker’s instinct has not enjoyed an easy road since then.

Jupp Heynckes’ return makes Bayern more ‘Bayern’

Jupp Heynckes’ return to Bayern Munich comes at a critical time for the Bavarians. The German giants have struggled, but not due to a lack of talent.

“Mia san Mia”: DW’s new Bayern documentary dotes and drones

Germany saw the development of two huge exports in 1974. Volkswagen introduced the Golf and Bayern Munich won its first European Cup (now Champions League). A new documentary examines at the continuing international success of one of those.

Why have Bayern suffered such a poor start in 2017?

Bayern-Munich has had a poor start to the 2017 Bundesliga season at least by the club’s high standards. Last week’s loss to PSG in UCL group play resulted in the sacking of Carlo Ancelotti after just over a year at the helm. But the seeds of Bayern’s current troubles seem to have been sown some time ago.

Bibiana Steinhaus to debut Matchday 1 at Allianz Arena

The Bundesliga breaks new ground this Friday as the first woman referee will take the field during Match Day 1. But has Bibiana Steinhaus arrived too late?

Niklas Süle and Sebastian Rudy and Ancelotti’s scheme

Sebastian Rudy and Niklas Süle connected on a free kick for Bayern-Munich during Saturday’s Supercup. Is that Carlo Ancelotti’s plan of attack for 2018?

3 things we learned from DFL-Supercup and 3 we didn’t

Saturday’s victory for FC Bayern in the 2017 DFL Supercup was the club’s second in a row under Carlo Ancelotti. What did we learn from the game?

Do Bayern really have a place for James Rodriguez?

FC Bayern, Bundesliga champions, this week signed striker, James Rodríguez on a two-year loan from Real Madrid. Do they have room on the field for him?