Why did Bayern Munich fail against Real Madrid?

Bayern Munich have one of the best squads in the entirety of Europe. In fact, they probably have the best squad in the world. With players such as Robert Lewandowski, Arjen Robben, Javi Martinez, Arturo Vidal, Thiago and Mats Hummels, Bayern are certainly a match for the strongest teams anywhere on the planet.

However, Bayern still came short against Real Madrid in the semi-finals of the Champions League. Carlo Ancelotti’s side lost the first leg of the tie 2-1 at the Allianz Arena and the second leg 4-2 at the Santiago Bernabeu after extra time. This means that for the fourth successive season, the Bavarian giants have failed to progress to the final of the Champions League.

Carlo Ancelotti Admits Bayern’s Struggles Against Frankfurt

Carlo Ancelotti admitted that Bayern Munich were lucky to get a 2-0 advantage over Frankfurt going into the halftime.

The club managed a 3-0 win over the German outfit in order to retain top spot in the German Bundesliga. Goals from Douglas Costa and Robert Lewandowski were crucial in getting this lead going into halftime. However, Bayern Munich were second best in the game and it was only after these goals that they tightened the grip. This was the fifth consecutive win for Bayern in all competitions. The club have a 10-point advantage over RB Leipzig, whose title challenge has been fizzing out over the last few weeks.

Carlo Ancelotti Confident about Alcantara and Thomas Muller Combination

Bayern Munich coach Carlo Ancelotti has once again stressed that Thomas Muller and Thiago Alcantara are capable of playing with each other as they are compatible.

Muller has faced the first serious threat for his first team spot since becoming a professional. He has been unable to reproduce the same kind of form as he did a few years ago. This compounded with former Barcelona midfielder Thiago Alcantara being an excellent form, while playing in the hole behind Robert Lewandowski, has reduced the number of first-team opportunities for Muller. Muller watched Alcantara perform exceptionally well in the 5-1 win over Arsenal.

Arturo Vidal will not play until their upcoming Champions League match

The last competitive appearance that Arturo Vidal made with Bayern Munich was on January 20 of 2017 when his team faced off with Freiburg and came out on top with a 2-1 triumph.

Unfortunately for the Chilean player, he picked up a rib injury which forced him to be subbed off from the pitch at the 54th minute.

Can RB Leipzig end Bayern's dominance?

If anyone is going to break Bayern Munich’s stranglehold on the Bundesliga title this season, it is going to be Ralph Hasenhuttl’s RB Leipzig. Their journey since the club’s formation back in 2009 has been nothing short of astronomical but success in Germany’s top flight would send shockwaves across European football’s elite divisions.

The likes of Borussia Dortmund, Borussia Monchengladbach and VfL Wolfsburg have all pushed Bayern close in the last few years but the Bavarians are a class above their German rivals. When it comes to the domestic campaign, Bayern are simply too strong for the vast majority of clubs and Carlo Ancelotti’s side could probably finish in the top half of the table if they played their reserves for the entire campaign.

Sane Scores for Manchester City

Leroy Sane was signed from German club Schalke in the summer for a whopping transfer fee of € 37 million despite the fact that he was only 20. The astonishing transfer fee was for the immense talent that he possessed.

However, Sane has found it difficult to adapt to life in the Premier League straight away. He has not been helped by manager Pep Guardiola rotating him in a number of positions and even asking him to play as a wing back on certain occasions. Sane, though, proved that he remains a hugely talented player after scoring the equaliser against Arsenal.

Higuain being tracked by Bayern

Napoli’s Gonzalo Higuain is rumoured to be in the radar of Pep Guardiola as the Spanish manager wants to bring Higuain to the Allianz Arena in the summer transfer window.

Higuain has scored 13 Serie A goals for Napoli in this season. These 13 league goals were converted from the 30 appearances that the Argentine forward has made and it seems to have been enough to attract the interest of Arsenal and Bayern.

Gonzalo Higuain


Karim Benzema has signed a new deal at Real Madrid, but, it’s believed he is not the most comfortable there especially with Javier Hernandez being brought in.

Over the last 4 seasons, Benzema has played regularly in the Liga for Madrid, but, this season, that might not turn out to be the case. He will have to compete with Hernandez.
Benzema was said to be feeling unsecured during the summer and there were talks of him moving to Bayern, but he ended all the speculations by accepting the extension offered by Madrid.


It’s almost time for Manchester United to battle and play against what will be their biggest and toughest match of the season as they have to face off against Bayern Munich for the 2nd leg of the Champions League which will be played at the Allianz Arena.

Bayern Munich’s sensational season has seen them already being crowned as the champions of the German league despite there still are more than 3 matches left to be played until the season concludes.


Bayern Munich sealed a place in the quarter-finals of the Champions League after a 3-1 aggregate win over Arsenal. This was after the club managed a 1-1 draw in the second leg at the Allianz arena. After a goalless first half, Bayern Munich took the lead early on in the second half through Bastian Schweinsteiger, who entered into the penalty box unmarked with a trademark late run.