Bayern Munich

Ancelotti Shows He’s The Best Man Manager In Football By Soothing Franck Ribery With A Kiss

Jose Mourinho has spoken at length recently about how difficult it is to be a manager of this next generation of players. They’re rich before their careers even take off, they have everything in their personal lives meticulously managed by others and they’re prey to the insidious advice of those that want a piece of the pie.

Ribery Move To MLS Seems Likely

Franck Ribery is reportedly considering bringing his talents to the United States (or Canada) once his contract with Bayern Munich is up. This does not come as much of a surprise, as German-icon Bastian Schweinsteiger recently made the move to join MLS with the Chicago Fire.

However, according to Ribery, MLS is not the only destination that he would enjoy playing for. Some of the other places we could see him play are China, Dubai or even Qatar.

Bayern Munich Are A Steamroller, And The Bundesliga Is Asphalt

There are any number of farm and construction machines Bayern Munich could be accurately compared to: a threshing machine, for example. I think the best comparison, though, is the steamroller, because there's nothing you can do to a steamroller that will stop it from crushing you. Nothing.

Borussia Dortmund played the part of asphalt Saturday as Bayern Rolled over them, 4-1.

Saturday's Der Klassiker Is Hopelessly Meaningless

Don't expect a competitive affair in tomorrow morning's Der Klassiker with both Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund looking ahead to their upcoming Champions League quarterfinals. Expect both teams to rest quite a few of their star players as they try to conserve energy and fitness for these huge games.

Borussia Dortmund will have one eye on AS Monaco, Ligue 1's only remaining club. Monaco did more than prove themselves in the round of 16 after defeating Pep Guardiola's Manchester City. That match comes on Tuesday, only three days after Der Klassiker.

Hoffenheim Rocket Ends Bayern Munich's 15-Match Unbeaten Streak

Bayern Munich finally faltered in the Bundesliga and lost to TSG Hoffenheim by a final score of 1-0 on Tuesday. The loss comes at the start of a difficult period for the Bavarians. They will take on arch-rivals Borussia Dortmund on April 8th, as well as play Real Madrid in the first leg of the Champions League quarterfinals on April 12th.

Robben Throws a Hissy Fit as he is Subbed

League leaders Bayern Munich have shown great form, only losing once this season. Their lengthy roster of world class players do not want to settle for anything less. During their game against Monchengladbach, Robben was not a happy camper when taken off the pitch in the final minutes of the game. His teammates tried to calm him down, obviously undermining Robben's emotional state. Xabi Alonso exhibited sheer class by giving the sad soul a water bottle although he did not appreciate it in the end. This was the cherry on top for the Bayern Munich bench as they burst into laughter.

Breaking Down The Champions League Quarterfinal Matchups

The Champions League quarterfinal draw took place on Friday in Nyon, Switzerland and has left some very entertaining matchups with the first legs taking place on the 11th-12th of April and the second legs on the 18th-19th of April: