Bayern Munchen-Champions of the World, Stars of the South...as their anthem goes. In fact I have it played on my red bottle opener every time I open a bottle or more frequently put a coin to the metal part and play the anthem for friends.
Yet another capacity crowd of 75,000 at Allianz Arena last Tuesday as I took my seat in the lowest tier, far awy from the seats in the upper tiers wilth there energy sapping flights of stairs. We were entertained pre match by the Oktoberfest band in their traditional uniforms and feathered felt hats, and then former super star and now chairman Karl- Heinz Rumminegge had a gigantic biirthday cake wheeled onto the pitch as he celebrated 63 years. He and President Uli Hoeness are some of the few ex players you have helped build up the club to an international status with worldwide fans.
Its their 119th season and 53rd continuous membership in Bundesliga 1.. www.fcbayern.de
MIA SAN EIN VEREIN... We Are One Club; We Are Role Models; We Are Ambassadors; We Are Diversity; We are Loyal; We are Dynamic; We Are Tradition; We Are Respect; We Are Joy; We Are Munich; We Are Family; We Are Bavaria......
Nearby FC Augsburg were the visitors 4 days into Oktoberfest, a two week fesitval that attracts more than 6 million visitors annually. Arjen Robben opened the scoring in the 47th minute but the team did not finish the job and had to be content with one point after a late 86th minute equalizer from Felix Golze, which was richy deserved.
A bigger tragedy awaited on Friday evening at the Olympiastadion in Berlin as Hertha came out winners 2-0 which left the Bavarians in joint 2nd place with the Berliners after 8 games, with 13 points, one less than the new leaders Borussia Dortmund. A long way to go of course and tomorrow they are at home in The Champions League to Ajax Amsterdam and on Saturday host Monchengladbach in the Bundesliga.