“I was on the verge of losing the eye”, assured Demichelis

Martin Demichelis spoke for the first time from his operation and counted the gravity of the situation, to the point that the doctor of the Bayern Munich admitted: “It was the operation more complicated than he was called on to me to realise in my life”

The strong blow that gave Michael Ballack in the friendly one of the 3 of March in that Argentina won by 1 to 0 to the Germans with goal of Gonzalo Higuaín could leave to Martin Demichelis without the vision of an eye. Thus the defender from the Bayern Munich told it the Sport Red site.

“The doctors Germans who took care of to me gave account of the gravity of the injury just during the operation”, showed the ex- defender of River, that as well reproduced the words of the doctor who was in charge of the operation: “It was the operation more complicated than he was called on to me to realise in my life”.

“I had five fractures and they put five plates to me. One underneath the nose, another one between the eyebrow and the right eye and three more by the fracture of malar. In addition part of the jaw was broken to me, reason why they applied several points to me in encías. Thanks to God I could save the right eye, that was what more it worried to the doctors when I arrived at the clinic”, related Micho.

In spite of its evil drink, Micho does not have reconres with Ballack: “I thought that I had been codazo, but when I saw by tele I gave account that was a blow with the knee of Ballack without intention. After the party each that approached camill, when they saw my face leaved to cry. Luckily it left all good”, closed the titular zaguero of Maradona, that will not lose the World-wide one of South Africa.

Franck Ribery: The legitimate successor of Zidane

Some players have been declared in France, even as a potential successor to “Zizou”, but until now has only one who could do justice to and that is Franck Ribery.

The star of Bayern Munich is the hope of an entire nation and is intended as once Zidane to make the “Equipe Tricolore” to the world champions.

Nevertheless, all that stuff does not really hurt, because he remains the undisputed superstar on the national and international level and will not only give the Bayern Munich to help track, but Ribery has the task of France in the World Cup in South Africa a success lead.

Since July 2007 the Bavarians in the big transfer coup was successful and you could oblige the little Frenchman, Offensive shows again and again that he is one of the top stars.

After he almost only active in the youth in the lower division clubs and he was signed only after 21 years of his first professional contract with FC Metz, slightly pointed towards a successful career.

In the French television show “Téléfoot said on Sunday he said:” It is decided in the next two to three weeks. I am not one hundred percent behind to go to Real. Barca is also very interested and there’s Chelsea. All this is but not to say that I absolutely have to leave Bayern. “Christian Nerlinger however, now declared that Ribery will initially focus on the tasks and be a respected sport. So we can only hope that the head until the start of the championships is free again, because we want a Ribery see in top form and not hope that he will be thrown off track by injury.

Hoeneß worries about the fans

The FC Bayern Munich worries about its fans. Before the play against the sports club Freiburg 16 fans of the German record master from 250 applicants were allowed to discuss for two hours with the Bavaria president Uli Hoeneß. This showed up afterwards contently.

The discussion round was for the first time delivered by the FC Bayern Munich. Uli Hoeneß showed up however over the discussion pleased: „It was a very active discussion with good ideas, it also many references came, which help us. “The president of the German record master continued to implement besides: „I believe, it was very important that our fans have the feeling that one takes care of their concerns. “It makes now immediately personally.

Four meetings per year

There is to be such fan discussions in the future more frequently. Per and back series two of such meetings are to be delivered in each case. „We want to know, what explains them oppressed “, to Hoeneß, which sounds itself also gladly the ideas of the fans and considers it. Because also a as experienced man as the strong Bavaria doer probably never really finished learning. And of it now the fans can profit.

Fiorentina 2:3 Bayern

A defeat, which does not do pain. Bayern stand despite a failure in Florenz in the next round „of the king class “. After the break a lively play with difficult outside conditions, which wogte back and forth, developed.

The AC Florenz has the eighth final replay in Champions League against the FC Bayern Munich with 3:2 (1: 0) won. To correctly be pleased itself the Italians could not however over the victory, because Bayern draw after the 2:1 in the first leg owing to the more obtained Auswärtstore into the next round.


The Fiorentina set on the same tactics as in the first leg: Behind the only point Alberto Gilardino should provide Stevan Jovetic and Juan Vargas for the accents. Felipe represented the closed Massimo Gobbi on the link defender position. That was the only change in the team of coach Cesare Prandelli.

With Bayern coach Louis van Gaal trusted the 17-jährigen David Alaba, which defended left in the back. Holger Badstuber represented the injured Martin Demichelis in the defense center. Otherwise Bayern could muster the familiar faces and let also their superstars Arjen seals and Franck Ribéry accumulate.


A possible good play was blown in Florenz by the stormy wind. The outside conditions did not permit the used football, because combinations developed rather coincidentally or were destroyed by a gust of wind. The Fiorentina had to attack after the 1:2 in the first leg – and the Italians did first carefully. Juan Manuel Vargas put a Freistoß from 30 meters on the gate roof (6.). And in the 16. Minute was it again the Peruaner, for which Bayern on the right defense side made many problems: It flankte inward and there affected Daniel van Buyten the ball easily with the hand. The eleven-meter whistle was missing however.

Bayern tried to get with short passports security and play control. That succeeded also phasenweise, but dangerously before the Fiorentina gate the guests did not come. How one can also use the wind, Florenz showed in the 28. Minute: Riccardo Montolivo took Butt off with tail wind from more than 30 meters and could only weakly poor copy. With the fight for the ricochet pennte Daniel van Buyten, who only watched, how Juan Manuel Vargas from pointed angle met to the 1:0.

Bayern were now under tight spot – and erspielten themselves a large chance against a Fiorentina team, which withdrew itself now far, as soon as those were native of Munich in ball possession. Arjen seals took ten meters before the gate a shot and Fiorentina goalkeeper Sebastien Frey parierte the attempt with a mad parade (34.).


After the page overflow the play took up trip correctly. It began with a large chance for Alberto Gilardino, which got the ball after a Hereingabe from right before the feet and with its shot from five meters at Hans Jörg Butt failed (50.). Four minutes later the Bayern Keeper could make however for nothing, than Gilardino put a flank back of Marco Marchionni and free standing to the 2:0 could shoot Stevan in Jovetic (54.).

For a long time Bayern did not need however, in order to recover from the shock to. Franck Ribéry became generally accepted on left against three Fiorentina players and put the ball inward, where Marks van Bommel with a flat shot from 20 meters in the left lower hit a corner to the 2:1 met (60.). Now again Florenz had to answer – and did that. Vargas introduced one counters the AC with a passport on the left side to Jovetic. That played a double passport with Gilardino and tunnelte to the conclusion also still Butt to the 3:1 (64.).

Thus Florenz would have through been, but Arjen seals had something against it. Only one minute later it sank a shot from 25 meters fantastically in the left angle (65.). 3:2 – Bayern was enough.

In the final stage the Fiorentina did not set by hundred percent on offensive. The Italians strove, but correctly large possibilities did not erspielten themselves them any longer. The Bayern defense was quite wacklig in this evening, but Florenz could not celebrate the introduction despite three obtained gates in the quarter final.


The 1:0 by Juan Manuel Vargas in the 28. Minute changed the game situation and set Bayern under pressure: Butt could only insufficiently repel a far shot of Montolivo, so that Vargas could abstauben. To the break the initial position changed equivalent several times: Times Florenz had to meet, times Bayern. Both did it also – and only the 3:2 by a fantastic far shot of Arjen seals exactly into the angle terminated the back and forth in favor of Bayern (65.).

PLAYER OF THE PLAY: Mark van Bommel

Indications set – which are it, which the Dutchman makes gladly. It strikes the ball in the centre zone between them or also times in the gate. As to the 2:1, which was a typical Van Bommel gate: A flat shot, which it in hit a corner exactly sank. Beyond that it shone in the centre zone with much employment and ensured for the fact that in the final stage any longer much did not anbrannte for the native of Munich.

ARBITRATOR: Alberto Undiano Mallenco – note: 7

No simple task in Florenz had and had on some tricky offside questions and possible hand plays to decide. Thereby no large errors made and did not rate the questionable actions of Daniel van Buyten not as intentional hand play in the first half time. Held back itself after the break with the yellow maps, which became however not negatively apparent.

Note: The note scale is enough as with the play note of 1 (work arbeitsverweigerung) to 10 (world class).


The play in Florenz suffered clearly from the outside circumstances. The wind made first a beautiful play not possibly, because the combinations did not run simply on both sides. After the break it became turbulent and correctly interesting. In the final stage then any longer much did not happen.


Property and bad ones from Florenz ranking lies together closely in the Castrol: Daniel van Buyten had gotten a weak evening on Wednesday – and that, although it is actually a genuine service provider. The Belgian lies in the ranking to 7th place and thus five places before Arjen seals, which untwisted correctly against the Fiorentina after the break.


Nearly a weak conception of the defense Bayern would have cost the quarter final. At the end the individual class of Top players secured such as Franck Ribéry and Arjen seals the introduction for the natives of Munich in the quarter final. From Florenz came in the final stage too little.

FC Cologne 1:1 FC Bayern Munich

The FC Bayern Munich threatens to play the table guidance in the federal league after only one week already again. Against the 1st FC Cologne the Munich played only 1:1 (0: 1). Calculated Lukas Podolski obtains the guidance hit for „the Geißböcke “. The Munich play over far distances not concentrated forward and permit again and again in the defensive possibilities for the opponent. Both crews meet besides once in each case the slat and only therefore it does not ring more frequently in an exciting and a maintenance seed play.

Hans Jörg Butt looked rather irritated, when the leather hit in its gate. Lukas Podolski had been the sender of the projectile and it brought the 1st FC Cologne with it in guidance. The FC Bayern Munich however still came to the 1:1 (1: 0) – reconciliation.


With the 1st FC Cologne as expects Christopher Schorch was missing because of its cross torn-tape condition. However Maniche returned to the first crew and also with Lukas Podolski gave it to ‘all-clear’ signal. Also it could play again, after it was fastened under the week. With the FC Bayern Munich gave likewise it to changes. Daniel van Buyten came for the injured Martin Demichelis into the play. Franck Ribéry sat first only on the bank. For him Thomas’s Mueller moved in the left centre zone, Ivica Olic came for the storm into the crew. On the right side replaced besides Hamit Altintop the Arjen afflicted with a cold seals.


The play began directly correctly quickly, both crews used tactics not for a long time, but looked for directly the way forward. Thus there was the first thick possibility also after seven minutes already: Lukas Podolski zimmerte the leather from 20 meters on the housing of Hans Jörg Butt, met with the projectile however only the slat. Shortly thereafter there besides for the 1st FC Cologne a Strafstoß have been could: Sebastian Freis put the ball past at Contento. The Bavaria defender came with the hand to the ball. The movement looked unnatural, but the whistle of Babak Rafati from Hanover remained mute (14.).

Later then also the FC Bayern Munich had finally a scoring chance. Daniel van Buyten drew a Freistoß directly from far distance on the gate, but Faryd Mondragon was with a mad parade to the place, prevented the hit (21.). Also on the opposite side there should be a similar scene after 32 minutes: Lukas Podolski started to the Freistoß and thundered the leather on the gate. The ball came nevertheless very central on the box however the irritated and obviously made excessive demands of Butt applauded itself the ball into the net. 1: 0 and just against the FC Bayern Munich terminated Lukas Podolski after approximately 1400 minutes its peat sounds in the federal league.

Up to the break it remained with this limited guidance of the hosts, who were not undeserved. „The Geißböcke came again and again “dangerously before the gate. Mostly Lukas Podolski was involved in which was obviously motivated against its ex club. It was missing to the German record master in full swing forward at ideas. Seals and Ribéry seemed to be missing evenly nevertheless and the two Stürmer were up to then logged out.


The FC Bayern Munich came also somewhat more decided into the second half time, played now more aggressively and more willingly and pushed on reconciliation. This should fall then also quite fast. After a mad heel trick of the exchanged Miroslav Klose Thomas’s Mueller was suddenly in the Strafraum through. It lifted the leather into the back of the defense, where Bastian Schweinsteiger could push ten meters in before the gate loosely (58.). Louis van Gaal applauded into the hands and was pleased over this reconciliation. But thus it did not want to give itself yet contently. A victory should ago. And „Schweini “would have been jubilant shortly thereafter nearly again, met however with its header after a corner only the slat (64.). Now the record master on 2 pushed: 1.

But the 1st FC Cologne let itself not under-get and played likewise again and again anxious forward. Thus it remained up to the end excitingly, when approximately after 85 minutes Franck Ribéry from the distance only the post met. Also because of this assigned chance the FCB at the end came not over a Remis outside. It was that altogether 16. Aluminum hit of the German record master in this season. Luck Bavaria did not have surely in this afternoon, earned were the undecided however nevertheless, because also „the Geißböcke constantly worked “anxious and did not immure themselves in the defense. Even if the second half time the guests belonged nevertheless quite clearly.


Apart from the hits still the two slat shots were to be stated as key scenes. The key players were in this play the two friends Lukas Podolski and Bastian Schweinsteiger, which marked evenly selbige gates and slat hits. Besides there were further mad attacks, which became playful. Altogether also more than the 1:1 would have been possible. In addition, a Faryd Mondragon had there with mad parades which against it.

PLAYER OF THE PLAY: Lukas Podolski

One was already bent the German national player after the hit naturally to küren to „one the OF the match “. But the resolution was justified not only because of the hit, but above all also, because the offensive man of the FC was extremely much on the way and acted in the duels madly. It hung itself fully clean and was finally again the hoped for reinforcement from playful and aggressive view. At the end it let completely scarce Bastian Schweinsteiger behind itself, who was in the second passage of most remarkable players and took the money at the end a dämliche yellow map and so that in the coming week is closed.


Altogether Babak Rafati did not have to do surely too much. With, for two hitting a corner balls he was appropriate wrongly and besides it in the first half time after a hand play of Contento a Strafstoß for the FC have given could. But on the whole then nevertheless a konzetrierte and very tidy Lei (s) was tung the impartial one.

Note: The note scale is enough as with the play note of 1 (work arbeitsverweigerung) to 10 (world class).


It was a altogether very unterhaltsame portion, which had only few calm phases. Altogether both crews were on the victory out and in such a way played them also. While the first 45 minutes were allowed to please still more the 1st FC Cologne, the FCB was in the second passage somewhat better in the meeting and also in full swing forward more consistent. In addition also gates came and a few tricky scenes. That was altogether for the spectators very maintenance SAM and surely no play, which one would like to forget fast.


Daniel van Buyten was located again in the starting eleven with the FC Bayern Munich. It had the best scoring chance of the Munich in the first half time, when it failed however with a mad Freistoß because of Faryd Mondragon. In the current Castrol of ranking the Belgian is on the seventh place – European-wide. Thus he is after this computation in the last months the best professional in the highest German play class. It has at present 851 points and thus still another view of the European Top five.


At the end the undecided for the FC Bayern Munich naturally too little and for the Cologners is absolute correct. Particularly since also the achievement of the hosts was than tidy more. The players acted also after the guidance not defensively, but played forward. The German record master will exactly observe now on Sunday Bavarian 04 Leverkusen in Nuremberg and for one the Ausrut Rhinelands will hope. The 1st FC Cologne secures itself a respect success in the centre zone of the table and played within one week twice undecided against a table leader – considerable.