1) Lilian Laslandes - From Sunderland to 1 FC Köln (transfer-free loan, 2002)
2) Ailton - From Besiktas to Hamburger SV (loan, 0.45 million €, 2006)
3) Tuncay Sanli - From Stoke City to VfL Wolfsburg (4.5 million €, 2011)
4) Boubacar Sanogo - From Werder Bremen to 1899 Hoffenheim (loan, € 0.9 million, 2009)
5) Patrick Helmes - From Bayer Leverkusen to VfL Wolfsburg (5 million €, 2011)
6) Julio Dos Santos - From Cerro Porteno to Bayern Munich (2.7 million €, 2006)
7) Rever - From Gremio Porto Alegre to VfL Wolfsburg (5 million €, 2010)
8) Albert Streit - From Eintracht Frankfurt to FC Schalke 04 (€ 2.5 million, 2008)
9) Ze Roberto II - From Botafogo to FC Schalke 04 (€ 3 million, 2011)
10) Breno - From Sao Paulo to Bayern Munich (12 million €, 2008)
Mario Gomez and Arjen Robben scored as Bayern Munich preserved their place at the top of the Bundesliga with a hard-fought 2-0 win over Wolfsburg.
Bayern had to wait an hour before Gomez made the breakthrough against a well-organized Wolfsburg side at the Allianz Arena.
Wolfsburg responded well after going behind, but were unable to find an equalizer as Bayern held on before adding the second in stoppage time through Robben.
Bayern were looking to bounce back from their defeat to Borussia Monchengladbach last weekend, while Wolfsburg were intent on making life difficult for them.
Felix Magath’s visiting side defended resolutely, frustrating their hosts in the first half and trying to force them into mistakes.
Bayern did find a few gaps in the Wolfsburg defense, but when they did have the ball in the back of the net through Gomez in the seventh minute, the goal was correctly ruled out for offside.
Philipp Lahm committed one of the mistakes Wolfsburg were hoping for, but Ashkan Dejagah was unable to take full advantage as he pulled his shot wide of the far post after intercepting the Bayern captain’s pass back to Manuel Neuer.
Gomez was not offside when he collected the ball in the 19th minute, but he never really brought it under control and Diego Benaglio came out to clear.
Thomas Muller lost his balance when he was put through, but he did not even make it into the penalty area before crashing to the ground.
The last chance of the half fell to Mario Mandzukic from another Bayern mistake, this time from Bastian Schweinsteiger who made amends by blocking the Wolfsburg striker’s shot after heading the ball to him.
Wolfsburg’s resistance was broken after an hour when Gomez put Bayern in front, sweeping the ball in from six yards after his own header was blocked.
The visitors changed their tactics and the flow of the game changed as the visitors attacked, with Bayern reverting to a defensive, counter-attacking style.
Bayern nearly got a second goal on the break in the 80th minute when Toni Kroos set up Franck Ribery, but Benaglio pushed his shot wide of the post.
Robben then scored a somewhat fortunate second with time running out as Ivica Olic’s lobbed shot was cleared off the line by Felipe Lopes, but the ball hit Robben in the midriff and cannoned in.
3/2 - 1. FC Nuremberg : Borussia Dortmund (FT : 0-2)
4/2 - VfL Wolfsburg : Borussia Monchengladbach
4/2 - 1899 Hoffenheim : FC Augsburg
4/2 - Hertha BSC Berlin : Hannover 96
4/2 - FC Schalke 04 : 1. FSV Mainz 05
4/2 - Bayer 04 Leverkusen : VfB Stuttgart
4/2 - Hamburger SV : FC Bayern München
5/2 - SC Freiburg : SV Werder Bremen
5/2 - 1. FC Kaiserslautern : 1. FC Köln
Bayern : Neuer - Rafinha, Boateng, Badstuber, Lahm - Gustavo, Alaba - Müller, Kroos, Ribery - Gomez
Benches : Butt, Tymoshchuk, Pranjic, Usami, Robben, Olic, Petersen
Freiburg : Baumann - Sorg, Diagne, Höhn, Caligiuri - Schmid, Flum, Makiadi, Rosenthal - Jendrisek, Santini
Benches: Batz, Ferati, Guede, Lumb, Hinkel, Reisinger, Dembele
1- Bayern Munich have kept a clean sheet in 8 of their last 10 home matches in Bundesliga.
2- Bayern Munich have won 9 of their last 10 home matches in Bundesliga.
3- Bayern Munich have won with at least a 2 goal margin in 9 of their last 10 home matches in Bundesliga.
4- In the 41 occasions that Bayernhave hosted Schalke over the years, the Gelsenkirchen side have only managed to take home three points on six occasions. Most recently, the Bavarians have won their last two clashes against Sunday’s visitors – both home and away.
5- While Bayern have been struggling for form of late, Schalke have actually won their last five matches at the AllianzArena in all competitions.
6- In their last 19 trips to Bayern, Schalke have only managed to score more than one goal on one occasion: a 3-1 win in April of last year.
7- Both sides boast the Bundesliga’s top scorers for the season as Mario Gomez and Klass-Jan Huntelaar have each notched an impressive 18 goals in 21 appearances so far.
Bayern : Neuer - Rafinha, Boateng, Badstuber, Lahm - Gustavo, Alaba - Robben, Müller, Ribery - Gomez
Benches: Butt, Tymoshchuk, Pranjic, Can, Kroos, Olic, Petersen;
Schalke : Hildebrand - Höwedes, Papadopoulos, Metzelder, Fuchs - Höger, Matip - Farfan, Raul, Draxler - Huntelaar
Benches : Schober, Uchida, Moritz, Holtby, Obasi, Pukki, Marica
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Goalkeeper : Tom Starke (Hoffenheim)
Defenders : Dennis Diekmeyer (Hamburg), Dominic Maroh (Nuremberg), Jan Kirchoff (Mainz), Gotoku Sakai (Stuttgart)
Midfielders: Jakub Blaszczykowski (Borussia Dortmund), Eugen Polanski (Mainz),Lars Bender (Bayer Leverkusen), Franck Ribery (Bayern Munich)
Strikers : Robert Lewandowski (Borussia Dortmund),Torsten Oehrl (Augsburg)
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Goalkeeper: Bernd Leno (Bayer Leverkusen)
Defenders : Jerome Boateng (Bayern Munich), Gibril Sankoh (Augsburg), Dominic Maroh (Nurnberg), Gotoku Sakai (Stuttgart)
Midfielders : Lard Bender (Bayer Leverkusen), Jakub Blaszczykowski (Borussia Dortmund), Franck Ribery (Bayern Munich)
Strikers : Martin Harnik (Stuttgart), Robert Lewandowski (Borussia Dortmund), Torsten Oehrl (Augsburg)
1. - Franck Ribery - FC Bayern München
2. - Didier Ya Konan - Hannover
3. - Torsten Oehrl - Augsburg
4. - Adam Szalai - Mainz
5. - Sinji Okazaki - Stuttgart
Hertha Berlin vs Werder Bremen - 15:30 CET & 9:30AM EST
Hamburg vs Stuttgart - 15:30 CET & 9:30AM EST
Kaiserslautern vs Wolfsburg - 15:30 CET & 9:30AM EST
Bayer Leverkusen vs Bayern Munich - 15:30 CET & 9:30AM EST
Hannover 96 vs Augsburg - 15:30 CET & 9:30AM EST
Freiburg vs Schalke 04 - 15:30 CET & 9:30AM EST
Borussia Dortmund vs Mainz 05 - 18:30 CET & 12:30PM EST
Sunday, March 4
Nürnberg vs Borussia Mönchengladbach - 15:30 CET & 9:30AM EST
Hoffenheim vs Köln - 17:30 CET & 11:30AM EST
1) Bayern Munich could win their 900th match in the Bundesliga today.
2) Bayern are looking for their first away win since the winter break, during that time frame, they have lost once and drawn twice.
3) Manuel Neuer has not conceded in 337 minutes, the last to score on his net was Hamburg’s Jacopo Sala, on February 4.
4) The last time Leverkusen beat Bayern in the league was back in August 2004, 14 meetings ago.
Leverkusen : Leno - Schwaab, Toprak, Friedrich, Kadlec - Reinartz, Bender - Castro, Augusto, Schürrle - Kießling
Benches : Giefer, Oczipka, Rolfes, Bellarabi, Ortega, Zenga, Derdiyok
Bayern : Neuer - Rafinha, Boateng, Badstuber, Lahm - Gustavo, Kroos - Robben, Müller, Alaba - Gomez
Benches : Butt, Ribéry, Tymoshchuk, Pranjic, Petersen, Contento, Olic