Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola says it was the result that mattered after his side started the defence of their Bundesliga title with a 2-1 win over Wolfsburg on Friday night.
The Bavarians, with four of Germany's World Cup winners in their starting XI, needed a bit of luck to beat the Wolves at the Allianz Arena, despite taking a 2-0 lead thanks to Thomas Muller and Arjen Robben before Ivica Olic pulled one back.
Guardiola, who had predicted a difficult first few months of the season for his...
The Bundesliga is booming on the back of Germany's success in Brazil, proudly proclaiming its product the "League of the World Champions" to the billions watching all around the globe.
Since 2002, the reigning Bundesliga champions have enjoyed the privilege of commencing proceedings with a match on home soil. Those select few champion teams have never failed to win this prestigious game. Bayern, of course, did not disappoint. The Reds sealed a deserved, yet nervy, 2-1 success against Wolfsb...
With his side down 2-1 against Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga, we have a sneaking suspicion that Wolfsburg midfielder Junior Malanda will rue this absolutely risible nailed-on sitter of a miss.
Horrible, just... horrible.
Wolfsburg did go on to lose 2-1, so Malanda's miss was the difference.
But are we being too harsh? Did the ball carom off the bar too fast for him to react?
Should an elite player be expected to sc...