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Bayern Munich

Wolfsburg end Bayern Munich's hopes of unbeaten Bundesliga campaign

Kevin De Bruyne and Bas Dost celebrate the match's opening goal in which De Bruyne fed Dost who finished expertly.

Three quick thoughts from Wolfsburg's 4-1 dismantling of Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga on Friday night.

1. Returning to football

Before kickoff, the Bundesliga remembered Wolfsburg midfielder Junior Malanda, 20, who was killed in a car crash during the winter break. It was a sombre, reflective return to football in Germany after 40 days without it.

Players from both sides lined up around the centre circle and turned to the north stand, where the Wolfsburg fans displayed a Malanda tifo. In...

 By Mark Lovell

Bayern defence exposed in walloping at hands of Wolfsburg

The ESPN FC crew react to Bayern Munich's first Bundesliga loss since April 12th, 2014 against Borussia Dortmund.

Shock. Horror.

Bayern Munich were handed a 4-1 pasting by nearest challengers VfL Wolfsburg on their return to Bundesliga action after six weeks winter hibernation.

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Following a minute's applause in honour of the deceased ex-Wolfsburg star Junior Malanda, Bayern never recovered from a wretched start, going behind to Bas Dost's goal from a perfectly executed counter attack after only four minutes. Wolfsburg's big Dutchman then doubled the lead just before halftime with a sublime first time volley...

Bayern Munich return to Bundesliga action in first place

ESPN FC's Shaka Hislop breaks down this week's top rankings.

The German season is set to resume, which means defending Bundesliga champions and Power Rankings leaders Bayern Munich will return to competitive action.  

1. Bayern Munich (no change)

By now you know the drill: Bayern haven't played but stay top by virtue of no other side having done enough to usurp them. But, wait, the Bundesliga resumes this weekend and, furthermore, the runaway leaders face a tough test away at Wolfsburg. Are Pep Guardiola's side in for a surprise?

2. Real Madrid (no change)

The...

By ESPN Staff
7 hours ago

What happened to Bayern Munich?

The ESPN FC crew react to Bayern Munich's first Bundesliga loss since April 12th, 2014 against Borussia Dortmund.

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By ESPN Staff
7 hours ago

Guardiola missing Lahm and Benatia

ESPN FC's Gab Marcotti breaks down Bayern Munich's weaknesses in their 4-1 defeat to Wolfsburg.

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