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Pep Guardiola Steers Bayern Munich To Bundesliga Title In Record Time
The Associated Press ^ | Mar 25, 2014 | AP

Posted on 03/26/2014 2:51:28 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper

Bayern Munich defeated Hertha Berlin 3-1 to become the earliest Bundesliga champion in 51 years of the league Tuesday, when the defending champion claimed its 24th German title.

The result ensures Pep Guardiola’s side wraps up the title with seven games to spare in the Spaniard’s first season as coach, beating the mark set in last year’s record-breaking campaign by one game.

“Praise has to go to the coach and the team,” Bayern sporting director Matthias Sammer said. “Pep Guardiola suits this team. He’s not only an expert, he’s also a fantastic guy.”

It was Bayern’s 19th consecutive win, its 10th consecutive victory away from home, and it stretched its unbeaten run to 52 games. All are Bundesliga records.

Bayern finished 25 points ahead of Borrusia Dortmund last season and is even more dominant this campaign. Of 27 games so far this season, Bayern has won 25 and drawn the other two. It also has scored more goals (79) and conceded fewer (19) than any other side by a large margin.

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Viva Viva FC Bayern
1 posted on 03/26/2014 2:51:28 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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Bayern Munich's players celebrate with mock German soccer championship trophies after the German first division Bundesliga soccer match Hertha Berlin, in Berlin March 25, 2014.

Bayern Munich's Thomas Mueller uses a megaphone as he celebrates winning the Bundesliga title

So feiern die Bayern bei Facebook, Twitter und Co.

2 posted on 03/26/2014 3:00:26 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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Bayern Munich > Images

Bayern lang:en

3 posted on 03/26/2014 3:08:43 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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Bayern Munich demolished the Bundesliga in record time
4 posted on 03/26/2014 3:11:46 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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FC Bayern München The Record Breakers -- adidas Football
5 posted on 03/26/2014 3:47:36 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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Neuer: Guardiola has made Bayern Munich better

Bayern Munich - The faces of success

6 posted on 03/26/2014 3:59:45 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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Julian Green's father reveals what drove the Bayern Munich phenom to pick the U.S. over Germany
7 posted on 03/26/2014 4:02:06 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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You posted this for the headline shock. 2/3rds of American FReepers just waking up are collectively saying...”Huh?”

Well played, BF...well played!


8 posted on 03/26/2014 4:21:07 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel
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Bayern Munich: Bundesliga champions in numbers

7 - Bayern have won the Bundesliga title with a record seven games to spare. The previous record was the six games left that Bayern won the title with last year.

10 - Bayern have won their last 10 away matches in the league. The old record was nine - again, set by them last season.

19 - Bayern Munich have won their last 19 games - a Bundesliga record. The previous record was 15, set by Bayern in 2005.

19 - They have scored two goals or more in each of their last 19 wins - also a league record.

24 -This is Bayern Munich's 24th German (and West German) title, another record.

25 - Bayern have won 25 matches in the Bundesliga this season. The record is 29, set by them last year.

25 March - Bayern Munich have clinched the earliest league title in Bundesliga history. They took until 6 April to do it last year - the previous record.

27 - Bayern's 27-game unbeaten run to start a Bundesliga season is also a record. Bayer Leverkusen's 24 at the start of 2009-10 was the old landmark. If they see the season out unbeaten, they will break AC Milan's record of 58 games (1991 to 1993) for Europe's top-five leagues.

27 - Bayern manager Pep Guardiola, appointed in the summer, has not lost in his first 27 matches in the Bundesliga. Kaiserslautern's Karl-Heinz Feldkamp (1978-79) had the old record with 14.

52 - Bayern Munich have not lost in 52 Bundesliga matches, a run going back to October 2012. Hamburg had the old record of 36 games unbeaten in 1982 and 1983.

77 - Bayern are on 77 points. The record for a Bundesliga season is 91 (set by Bayern last year). They can finish on 98 if they win their remaining seven games.

79 - Bayern have scored 79 goals in the league this season. They need another 23 to set a new goal-scoring record in the Bundesliga. Their 101-goal haul in 1971-72 is still the record.

9 posted on 03/26/2014 4:21:32 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

Good morning Cletus.D.Yokel!


10 posted on 03/26/2014 4:22:43 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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FC Bayern München - Stern des Südens
11 posted on 03/26/2014 4:34:29 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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Help me to understand something, please.
Does each country or region in Europe have a “pro league”?
That plays regular season games and then winner goes on to meet other league winners? Will this team go on to play in a European Championship?


12 posted on 03/26/2014 4:37:06 AM PDT by winodog
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Bench mark: Bayern set a Bundesliga record of making 1078 passes against Herha Berlin
13 posted on 03/26/2014 5:16:36 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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Top teams around Europe can qualify to play in The Champions League, which is quite exciting!

Qualification

UEFA Champions League® Anthem (Full + Lyrics)

14 posted on 03/26/2014 5:24:32 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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UEFA reveals plans for a new League of Nations tournament
15 posted on 03/26/2014 6:09:02 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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82.4% of possession again marked a new best since records began 10 years ago
16 posted on 03/26/2014 6:27:52 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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PASS MAP: This is incredible. Philipp Lahm completed 134/134 passes (100%) against Hertha tonight. WORLD. CLASS.
17 posted on 03/26/2014 6:54:53 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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Wonder if Pep is going to face his old team in CL.

The only question about their upcoming tie with Manchester United, is will they win it by double-digits?


18 posted on 03/26/2014 6:57:14 AM PDT by dfwgator
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Double digits in the quarter-finals of the Champions League might be a new record.


19 posted on 03/26/2014 7:19:09 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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I was ready to write off Barcelona, but after they beat Real this past weekend, maybe they’re not done yet. Although I’d still favor Atletico as of now, although they haven’t been on this big of a stage before.


20 posted on 03/26/2014 7:23:34 AM PDT by dfwgator
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Barcelona will make Lionel Messi the world’s highest-paid player, with the four-time Ballon d'Or winner poised to earn more than £335,000 per week.

That is the pledge of club president Josep Maria Bartomeu just two days after the Argentina star's hat-trick defeated Real Madrid and put Barca back in the title race.

21 posted on 03/26/2014 7:52:09 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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Bayern defending the title would be a new record.


22 posted on 03/26/2014 7:53:47 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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Of course Bayern won the Bundesliga championship. Look at their passing.
23 posted on 03/26/2014 8:10:43 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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Bayern have so many options they have to play ‘Rock Paper Scissors’ to decide free-kick taker: https://vine.co/v/MAYDMAZde7W


24 posted on 03/26/2014 10:36:26 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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Manchester United have no chance against Bayern - McManaman
McManaman, who played for United's arch-rivals Liverpool before winning the Champions League with Real Madrid, fully expects Bayern to breeze into the semi-finals.

"Can United beat Bayern? Nooo, they have no chance," he said. "Bayern Munich have an amazing team - they're over 50 games unbeaten which is an incredible record. They are the favourites for the Champions League."

Manchester United can beat Bayern Munich according to Stoke boss Mark Hughes
Hughes said: “They can beat Bayern – absolutely. It will be difficult because they are an outstanding team.

“There was never going to be an easy draw whoever United might have got and they are not having one of their better seasons. But the Olympiacos result was the right reaction and I think David will turn things around there.”

Hughes added: “It’s early days and I’m surprised to see so much speculation about his future. He’s been given a long contract to put things in palce and I think he will.”

'He's the biggest fool in Manchester': Watch Man United fan slam David Moyes after derby defeat

Wayne Rooney: teams no longer fear visiting Manchester United
The last time United lost six league matches at home was in 2002 and that is a statistic Rooney feels is unacceptable. "It's not good enough," Rooney said in a frank interview with MUTV. "We can't lose six homes games in a season and we have to put that right, and make this a place which teams fear again."

Manchester United fans invited to trade their season ticket for a copy of FIFA 14 at GAME
Manchester United, West Brom and Cardiff City fans are being offered the chance to bring miserable seasons to an abrupt end by trading in their season tickets for a copy of FIFA 14.

25 posted on 03/26/2014 10:59:12 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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Bayern Munich averaged 12 passes per min in their last match...12...per minute!
1 every 5 seconds
26 posted on 03/26/2014 11:28:22 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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The way it works is, depending on the strength of a domestic league, each league sends a certain number of teams to the following season’s Champions League.

For example, the English Premier League, sends the top four teams to play in next year’s UEFA Champions League. The Champions League runs parallel to the domestic season. It’s not like we do it here where there’s a regular season than a playoff.


27 posted on 03/26/2014 11:34:38 AM PDT by dfwgator
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Diego Maradona © Reuters Images BPL Fantasy League Bayern's UCL season in pictures Maradona wants to be Pep's sidekick
"I would like to work for a week with Guardiola to watch him in training. I would be very happy to visit Bayern Munich," the former Argentina star player and coach, Maradona, told Wednesday's edition of German weekly Sport Bild.

Maradona Says He’s a Soldier for Venezuela Against Imperialists
“We’re seeing all the lies from the imperialists, and I’m willing to be a soldier for Venezuela for whatever is needed of me,” Maradona said in a video posted on Telesur’s website. “Chavez would have wanted this.”

28 posted on 03/26/2014 11:43:06 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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Be afraid, Moyes: United were predictably lame against City, and Bayern will show no mercy... this looks like the end game
Amid the excitement and sense of deja vu about last week’s thrilling Champions League comeback at Old Trafford, there remained a lingering thought: what if victory over Olympiacos transpired to be the worst thing that happened for Manchester United and David Moyes?
29 posted on 03/26/2014 12:11:18 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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I am so looking forward to Moyes making his return to Goodison.


30 posted on 03/26/2014 12:17:45 PM PDT by dfwgator
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That would be a promotion.


31 posted on 03/26/2014 12:41:09 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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LEAKED: Bayern Munich's away kit for next season has been leaked online today & it looks class. What do you think? >> http://t.co/6MMde7XSIl— Football__Tweet (@Football__Tweet) March 26, 2014


32 posted on 03/26/2014 1:07:21 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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The United States Soccer Federation unveilded their new home jersey for the World Cup resemble on Monday.
33 posted on 03/26/2014 1:21:35 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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I meant I can’t wait for Everton to kick his you-know-what.


34 posted on 03/26/2014 1:43:55 PM PDT by dfwgator
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Former Manchester United defender Paul Parker has insisted that David Moyes's side have done "nothing to suggest" that they will be able to overcome Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

"You can't look at the match against Bayern Munich in the Champions League last eight with any optimism. They just can't. As much as people might say I'm being unfair or negative, it is difficult to be positive," the 49-year-old wrote in his Eurosport column.

"There is nothing to suggest Manchester United can take on Bayern over two games. Especially for a side who have lost at home to West Bromwich, Newcastle United and Everton. The fear factor at Old Trafford has gone."

35 posted on 03/26/2014 2:00:33 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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I may have broken my posting record for a single day.

You’ve posted a total of 2,543 threads and 21,449 replies.


36 posted on 03/26/2014 2:04:06 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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Especially for a side who have lost at home to West Bromwich, Newcastle United and Everton.

The joke at the end of the game was "Moyes finally saw Everton win at Old Trafford."

37 posted on 03/26/2014 2:05:12 PM PDT by dfwgator
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Thanks, So Is this championship played every two years? I went to the link provided and I get the general idea but some parts are still confusing.
I have watched World Cup the past three times and am starting to like it more. I keep hearing to watch the premier league or something to watch the best teams, much better then the WC.
So I guess this will the matches to watch for the best soccer?


38 posted on 03/26/2014 6:26:51 PM PDT by winodog
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poor Ferdinand
39 posted on 03/28/2014 3:27:33 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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Champions League games are every year. Normal league games are on the weekend while CL games are Tuesday and Wednesday.

The CL Quarter Finals are April 1 & 2! :)

Your interactive guide to UEFA Champions League

40 posted on 03/28/2014 3:36:52 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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Ronaldo: Pressure 'huge' on Brazil World Cup team
41 posted on 03/28/2014 3:53:49 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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another record...

Bayern party until 5am in Berlin after winning Bundesliga title with Guardiola showing off dance moves and players scoffing burgers and drinking champagne

42 posted on 03/28/2014 4:03:34 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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