We need someone like you in our squad Bixente. I miss you. I miss those glorious days. :((
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.
The match against France will never be the same without these two. :((
Bayern Munich vs Schalke Interview - Manuel Neuer, Franck Ribery & Jupp Heynckes
Frank Ribery’s brace, was enough to salvage a 2-0 win for Bayern Munich as they marched past Borussia Monchengladbach into second spot on the Bundesliga log with a win over rivals, Schalke.
The Frenchman netted on the 36th and 55th minute.
Bayern Munich and Schalke both had good introductory minutes into this game, with Robben and Ribery troubling the Schalke wing-backs, and Schalke’s Farfan and Draxler also had a go of their own at the Bayern defence, setting up Raul on two occasions.
In the eighth minute, Farfan did well to dribble past Rafinha before sending a teasing cross for Raul to pounce on with a header, but Neuer was up to scratch with a brilliant save.
Papadopoulos rose well to reach Fuch’s corner but could not reach the target.
Thomas Muller and Arjen Robben were both presented with scoring opportunities inside Schalke’s penalty spot, but both failed to find the target.
In the 36th minute, Luiz Gustavo did well to find Frank Ribery, who opened the scoring.
Ribery returned to haunt Schalke with another threatening effort in the 39th minute, but it was cleared well by the covering defence.
Bayern led 1-0 at the break.
In the second half, both sides returned to the field unchanged, but Bayern looked to be on the upper hand as Robben exploited his speed and setup Ribery, who got in a strike that deflected for a corner.
In the 53rd minute, Gomez, for the first time in the match looked destined to score, but his effort was cleared by the covering defence.
It was Ribery again who extended Bayern’s lead in the 55th minute after some brilliant play from Thomas Muller to set him up.
After this goal, Schalke failed to create any real scoring opportunities, as they were forced to defend inside their own half by the revived Bavarian side.
It was Huntelaar who got closest with a header which went inches wide in the 74th minute. Before Raul followed with another of his many trademark headers from the six yard box, but he once again failed to hit the target in the 89th minute.
A total of 12 corners were defended by the visitors in front of the 69 000 fans who attended at the Allianz Arena as Bayern went on to win 2-0 and move to second spot on the log.