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Pep Guardiola navigating Bayern Munich's biggest obstacle: themselves

Matthias Sammer, Bayern Munich sporting director, and influential midfielder Xabi Alonso discuss the resumption of the Bundesliga season after the winter break.

Bayern Munich have long operated under the mantra of "We can only beat ourselves." That unshakable self-belief, demonstrated again recently by Thomas Muller's (slightly too honest) quip about matches in training being harder to win than some Bundesliga fixtures, is one of the reasons why the Bavarians are loved and loathed in equal measure throughout Germany. What sounds like rank arrogance to those predominantly living north of the Danube River and supreme confidence to those in the southern half...

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...

Franck Ribery and Rafinha out for Bayern ahead of Wolfsburg trip

Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben believes his team are ready to continue their quest for a third straight Bundesliga title.

Bayern Munich are set to be without Franck Ribery and Rafinha when the Bundesliga champions resume their campaign with an away match at Wolfsburg on Friday. Both players suffered injuries in training and are set for at least three games on the sidelines.

Ribery, 31, suffered a muscle tear in his right thigh during training on Wednesday, and Rafinha, 29, sprained the lateral collateral ligament in his left ankle, the club announced.

Bayern hope that former France international Ribery can return to...

By ESPN Staff
7 hours ago

Bayern need to keep intensity up

If Bayern Munich switch off in the second half of the season they'll be doomed to repeat last term's European failures.

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By ESPN Staff
13 hours ago

Alonso: Wolfsburg match is massive

Matthias Sammer, Bayern Munich sporting director, and influential midfielder Xabi Alonso discuss the resumption of the Bundesliga season after the winter break.

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