Germany Column

The ball's in Bayern's court, pitch and lane

November 9, 2010
By Uli Hesse
It's been a difficult season for Bayern Munich so far. The team has been haunted by an injury curse, yet the coach is unfazed and not willing to change his aim for the season. That aim is of course first place and anything less is, to be frank, simply unacceptable at this club.

After all, Bayern field a whole collection of star players, including the Germany captain. These elite athletes want to play in Europe against the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid on a regular basis ...

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