Bayern Get Big Week Off To Winning Start

Those doing online betting saw Bayern Munich come up just short of a treble last season, winning the Bundesliga and German Cup before falling to Inter Milan in the Champions League final. This season, Bayern isn’t likely to capture the Bundesliga, but they have a chance to take Borussia Dortmund down when they host the leaders on Saturday. But first, a trip to the San Siro where they would face Inter Milan in the first leg of the Champions League Round of 16 tie.

At the San Siro, Bayern received two of the five yellow cards handed out, and Arjen Robben was at the heart of Bayern’s best work as he crossed to Franck Ribery, who hit the bar in the first half, and Robben found the post after an exchange with Ribery in the second half. Finally, Bayern unlocked the hosts in injury time as Robben blasted a shot that was dropped by Inter’s Julio Cesar, and Mario Gomez slotted home to give Bayern a crucial away goal for the second leg at the Allianz Arena on March 15th.

Next up is a visit from Borussia Dortmund, who have a 12-point lead over third-place Bayern in the Bundesliga. Bayern would love to avenge a 2-0 loss at Dortmund on October 3rd, and they were undermanned with Robben and Ribery out of the lineup. Bayern also lost defender Daniel Van Buyten during that match and the man who stepped in for him, Martin Demichelis, had a nightmare of a match as he was directly responsible for both of Dortmund’s second-half goals, which came in a nine-minute span. Look for a full-strength team this time around for Bayern.

Bayern against Inter Milan , Valencia against Shalke

Hammerless for FC Bayern Munich, feasible task for FC Schalke 04: The two premier league football got it in the second round of the Champions League to do with attractive opponents.FC Bayern meets in the Round of 16 in the new edition of the final match of the season at Inter Milan. Schalke fight against FC Valencia to the quarter-finals.The draw of the first knockout round, led by the European Football Union (UEFA) in Nyon.The Bayern Munich and Schalke 04 as group winners must-Hinrunden their games in February 2011, first play away. Against Inter in the Munich offers a quick opportunity for 0-2 in the final of the Champions League on 22 May 2010 to return the favor in Madrid. “We all mourn the great opportunity of the lost final in Madrid is still a little. Now we can put right in two games against Inter again,” said Bayern sporting director Christian Nerlinger.

Inter in Group A behind Tottenham Hotspur have completed the second tier. In Serie A, the Italian champion greater Weaknesses: Even 13 points, the residue is on the leading city rivals Milan. Nevertheless warned Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge: Inter Milan is a very tough draw, probably the most difficult, which was for us in the pot. ”

Like Bayern and Schalke meets an old friend. On the way to victory in the UEFA Cup 1997, the club in the area quarter-finals (2:0 / 1:1), the Valencia had turned off. For coach Felix Magath, the Spaniards, against Schalke in the group stage of Champions League 2007/2008 (0:1 / 0:0), played an “attractive and at the same time tough draw.”

Keeper Manuel Neuer is betting that against the fifth of the Spanish Primera Division with the support of the fans in Gelsenkirchen the next round will be sealed. “Our advantage might be that the return match takes place at Schalke.”Valencia in Group C behind Manchester United in second place.

Ribery Forever!

FC Bayern forever: Franck Ribery can obviously imagine, to finish his career in Munich.

“When my contract expires in 2015, I close not to sign another contract for five years,” citing the French ‘L’Equipe’ the French. The disputes with coach Louis van Gaal seem so endured, last of the 27-year-old played over 90 minutes. “My family and I feel comfortable in Munich,” said Ribery, who would then stay until 2020 in Munich.

Bayern: van Bommel im Sommer schon weg?

In the case of Bavaria, announced a bang, the team brings internal hierarchy properly shaken.

According to the ‘Sport Bild’, the Munich face the commitment of Luiz Gustavo.Apparently, negotiations between the FCB’s executive offices, manager Christian Nerlinger with the consultants of the Hoffenheim midfielder in full swing. Even in winter should be reported to law enforcement when it comes to the ideas of Bavaria.

The conversation is a transfer of 10 million €. The contract of the 23-year-old is still running at 1899 to 2014. As Hoffenheim after the bad experience from last season has won the ‘Education Association’ written on the flag and have loud patron Dietmar Hopp continue to yield profits, they will probably be drawn Luiz Gustavo.

With the commitment of Abräumer is also the tactical road map to change the Bavarians. The very speed and ball-winning Brazilian would fill the 6-position in back row alone, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Toni Kroos could move a little further forward.
Farewell to the Dutch in the winter

With the possible commitment, the Personnel Mark van Bommel comes into focus. The contract of the master until 2011, talks about an extension on hold.Even in summer the Munich had only increased by one year with him, among other things, on the advice of coach Louis van Gaal.

The 33-year-old would like to Euro 2012 play in the Bundesliga. In order not to be expected in the summer may be empty, it will probably take the first best way to leave Bayern. In view of the merits of the Dutchman, his Munich will put no obstacles in their way.

Largest prospect, according to ‘image’ of VfL Wolfsburg. “Wolfsburg have a good team,” Van Bommel is quoted as saying. “Of course now is much speculation about transfers. But I would like to contribute to speculation not. “Hertha manager Dieter Hoeness would” of course always players who are bilious “to the sleepy durchzurütteln ‘Wolves’. Finally, the commitments already from Jermaine Jones and Anatoliy Tymoshchuk had failed. From Abroad them also have Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur.

Schweinsteiger Calls: Holt New!

The speculation about a move from Schalke’s Manuel Neuer to Bayern to continue. Now, Bastian Schweinsteiger has also intervened in the discussion and is committed to an obligation of the goalkeeper.

“.. We currently have on the goalkeeping position, but we may have no problems with Manuel Neuer can get the best goalkeepers in Germany and I’m always up for that FC Bayern should have the best German player,” said the 26 – year-old in an interview with sport1. “I know Manuel from the national team,
He has a very good character, “said the Bayern player, who recently extended his contract until 2016. Perhaps it was a commitment-new, with a requirement for a signature on his new Bayern contract.

New: “Certainly there is nothing”
The goalkeeper was after the victory against Mainz at the weekend but from a commitment to Schalke. “I’m assuming next year to play for Schalke Once Schalke me makes an offer, I will talk first with Schalke,” said Neuer, limited but also a “safety is nothing.” A Service of the New Munich did not present claims to date.