Masterful performance against Mainz

Just a Bayer seized on Saturday at the Allianz Arena a bad feeling: Louis van Gaal. When rushing Arjen Robben after his final 3-0 on him, holding the FCB coach protect his hands over his body and retreated a few steps. A week before he was overthrown in Bremen on the run from the jubilant seals and had run a pulled muscle bundle tear in the right thigh. “I need to make very quiet, even at a gate. Here comes the seal back to me and I was a bit scared, “said Van Gaal. Robben was lenient, slowed and jumped his coach just gently in his arms. Van Gaal continued without further injury.

So much for anxiety. Otherwise, the game against Mainz was a clear matter. Shots 31:6, 26:2 edges, corners 9:1, 64:36 percent ball contacts – FC Bayern was oppressive superior. “It was never a question of who wins the game,” said Jorg Butt after the final whistle. Even Mario Gomez had “at no time of the game the feeling that we do not win.”
The only question in the sold-out Allianz Arena, with 69,000 spectators was when the first door closes. But in the first half, recorded 21 shots on goal, the statisticians of the FCB, but the break was still 0-0. Either standing in the way of the posts (30. minute) or the Mainz goalkeeper Heinz Muller, who in the 32th Minute later a foul penalty parried by Butt.


A penalty kick faded, and many missed opportunities – which can also lead a team that is a game out of hand. But in its current form, the FC Bayern is unstoppable. “A few months ago we would have done us serious. Since we had just won or a draw play, “said Gomez. Meanwhile, the dominance of the master record is also reflected in the results. Against Mainz Daniel van Buyten (worried 58.), Gomez (75.) and Robben (86.) for a deserved victory.
“It was clear that there is a waiting game. But if let’s score the first goal, we will make even the second and third, “said Gomez, and praised the balance between offense and defense:” To the rear we have allowed anything. This shows that despite all we have dominance on the offensive, a very good order, that everyone works with the defensive. “Van Gaal said after the final whistle of the best of our home game” this season.

‘German champion is already clear’

Even the opponents had to “accept without envy, that we deserved lost to a class team. We had no chance, “as 05-PCD coach Thomas noted. For Mainz ‘manager Christian Heidel of the FCB is currently playing in another league. Nor do I believe that Bayern will not lose a game again. The Leverkusen-based do not ask me to be angry, but if Bayern continue so, it is clear to me, the German champions already. ”

In Munich we react cautiously to such forecasts. “We have to look after us,” said Daniel van Buyten, “if we think it will be an easy game, then it can be dangerous.” Van Gaal warned: “I think that we ourselves are our greatest danger, and not retrieve the enemy. “game for game, a top performance was a difficult task, said the head coach. “But for me and my very good technical staff are there, we need to do it.”

Trump Ribéry

And is also the integration of Franck Ribéry during gaming operation “is not easy,” as Van Gaal said. Even without the French winger, it ran very well, noted the coach. “But I am of the opinion that Franck Ribéry has the added quality.” Ribery played after his 22-minute operation in Bremen, a week ago, this time 31 minutes. “The many ball contacts done me good,” he said then, and promised: “I will do my utmost to as quickly as possible to reach my best level.”

On the way to the championship Ribery is another trump card in the hand of Van Gaal. “We’ll play in Leverkusen, inasmuch as we have it in their own hands,” said Butt on the prospects of the FCB to overtake the leader at some point. One must only extend the current run until end of season, put Philipp Lahm down the route: “If we win all the games, then we reached the top.”

Bayern goes over the top to Mainz

BERLIN – Bayern Munich on Saturday to receive Mainz 05 in a game where a victory could position itself as a caretaker leader, remaining pending what the Bayer Leverkusen in Sunday’s home game against Freiburg.

The schedule puts the weekend to repeat the script of the last two days, in which Bayern won Saturday to board the first of which is then posted on Sunday by the team of aspirin, which until now seems to feel the pressure of the Bavarians, sniff.

In discussing how long Bayern may be on the field Franck Ribery, who last week played only just over twenty minutes. The Frenchman has recovered from his injury, or rather of his injuries, but Louis van Gaal did not seem too convinced of their fitness.

During the week, Ribery played in a friendly for the second match of Bayern and was on the field for 60 minutes.

“I hope at least play 45 minutes against Mainz,” Ribery said.

“I’m working hard to be back in the starting lineup but I’m not one hundred to one hundred,” added the Frenchman who has been almost three months out.

Leverkusen have to leave again on Sunday from his captain Simon Rolfes, who re-injured a few days after his comeback last week in the 3-0 victory over Hoffenheim.

In any case, coach Jupp Heynckes is betting on a team that has successfully played the last days, last Sunday Rolfes started but not entered in the second half, bringing down short-term midfielder will not be generate more headaches.

The third-placed Schalke, who are three points behind leaders Hoffenheim received on Saturday, a team that is having a season well below expectations and will have problems reaching the goal of achieving a place in the League Europe .

Schalke is unbelievably giving away a victory by allowing Bochum comeback for 2-2 final after the run by Felix Magath had been 2-0 ahead on the scoreboard.

Borussia Dortmund in fourth place, visit Stuttgart on Sunday, rival Barcelona in the second round of the Champions League.

Dortmund, which is five points behind leaders comeback plan comes with six straight wins and twelve matches without defeat. Stuttgart, meanwhile, won their first two games of the second round, which has managed to get away from the relegation zone.

The event will open on Friday, the duel between reigning champions Hamburg, Wolfsburg, which is undergoing a crisis that led to the dismissal of coach Armin Veh.

Hamburg side, the match comes too soon for the new star-signing from Real Madrid-Ruud Van Nistelrooy is not yet in shape and not on the call.

The day the parties will complete the following:
Borussia Moenchengladbach v Werder Bremen, Eintracht Frankfurt, Cologne, Bochum and Hannover Hertha-96-Nuremberg.

Muller helps Schweinsteiger at the center?

At Bayern Bastian Schweinsteiger played in weeks bärenstark in central midfield. And even in the DFB-team can make the 25-year-old hopes for a transfer from the right wing into the middle. “In particular, Thomas Müller and possibly also Toni Kroos I trust it completely, some times on the outdoor track to close the gap. When one of them growing in this roll is, Bastian also a candidate for the office, “said coach Joachim Loew to the” kicker “. Mueller and Kroos belong at the current meeting of the DFB team in Stuttgart for the first time the group of A-National.

Ribery missing during training
Without Franck Ribéry took place on Monday the training of FC Bayern held at the Säbener road. But do not worry: The Frenchman has not posted after his comeback on Saturday in Bremen again. Ribery but had to take a private appointment in Marseille, but even on Monday night to return to Munich.

Florence is subject to much
The AC Florence has suffered a significant away defeat on Sunday. At Palermo the knockout round opponent of Bayern in the Champions League with a 0-3 (0-2) lost and fell to the table Serie A back to ninth. Mathias Abel Hernandez (28./37) and Igor Budan, the results achieved for the Sicilian.

FCB convince women to ‘Budenzauber’

Successful start to 2010 for the FIFA Women’s Bundesliga for FC Bayern. When T-Home/DFB-Hallencup in Magdeburg, the team of coach Gunther Wörle was only in the finale of holders 1 FFC Turbine Potsdam stopped. In the duel against the reigning German master runner sat down Potsdam clear by 3-0, and celebrated for the third consecutive tournament victory.

“For us, the second place as a tournament victory,” was Wörle after the tournament in 4341 with spectators, including the Federal coach Silvia Neid, well-attended Bördelandhalle more than satisfied. “Turbine is the deserved winner, congratulations!” Said Wörle further, who could look forward to both the second place also on the choice of Kathrin Längert the best goalkeeper of the tournament.

Längert parried

After a goalless draw in the first group match against UEFA Cup FCR Duisburg succeeded against SC Freiburg a 4:2-success. The double Freiburg leadership helped offset Banecki Carolina Pini and Nicole, Carina Wenninger and Vanessa Bürki were responsible for their first win of the day.

Despite a subsequent 1:3-defeat against Hamburger SV, the FCB group of women as the best third party were marching to the quarterfinals, where the 1st FFC Frankfurt defeated after a 1-1 draw in regulation time until Neunmeterschießen was. Extended with a held shot secured the semifinal against the UPS feeder Jena.

Fifth success for Potsdam

After a 2-2 draw there also had to come to a decision in Neunmeterschießen, Jena moved awarded after two shots with the shorter 7:8. In the final game of the undefeated champion from Potsdam was but a size too big and secured for a fifth time the Hall titles.

The second place of the FCB women is the higher estimate, since Wörle has started with a very young team to travel to Magdeburg. In addition to the injured national players Melanie Behringer and Katharina Baunach was also missing from other Leitunsgträgerinnen as Bianca Rech, Tanja Wörle, Nina Aigner or Julia Simic.

Post prevented Gomez ‘Record

Denied more often than any other player on the pitch Mario Gomez scored for the second half kick-off against Hoffenheim at the opponent goal (5 times), but a hit, and thus a personal record was the FCB-Forwards: In the last five league games he had ever met, six matches in a row, he had made before. Especially his last award opportunity in injury time when he alone in front of TSG-keeper Timo Hildebrand showed up and hit the post, irritated him. “I had it in lifting the head, the ball over it, but did not dare, because I’m German. German sowas not do, “he said,” I wanted vorbeilegen the ball safely on the goalkeeper – it did not work. Next time I saw him lifting the over it. “As a half-Spanish so that he can.

Audi wins “Yellow Angel ‘- Rummenigge congratulates
Bayern partner AUDI was honored for the third consecutive year by the ADAC “Yellow Angel” as the strongest car brand of the year. On Thursday, the Ingolstadt-based car producer in the Munich Residenz, the award was contrary. Among the many distinguished guests such as Federal President Horst Köhler was also FCB chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Rupert Stadler, Chairman of AUDI AG congratulated as one of the first.

FC Bayern II: More match scheduled
Half of the Third Schedule of the league is becoming more concrete form. On Friday, the German Football Association (DFB), the 25 to 29 timed laps scheduled. FC Bayern II, therefore, almost always occurs on Saturday. Only the home game on 28 Match against Sandhausen will kick off on Sunday (March 14). No information of the FCB II can be found here.

Basketball Crailsheim received
Action and thrills guaranteed! At 68:66-very exciting win against Tabellendritten from Karlsruhe, who were spectators in the hall Säbener head. On Saturday evening (19.30 clock) to measure the basketball player of the FCB with the heimstärksten team league – the Crailsheim Merlins. These have not only to John Bynum ProA-player of the month in the luggage, but also plenty of other surprises. But the Bayern want the 6th Home win in Serie …