The convoy of the FC Bayern was in a hurry. After the 3:0 at Eintracht Frankfurt hustle and bustle broke out in Munich. After the obligatory TV Interviews only for Thomas Müller and Niklas Süle were the journalists, to sports Director Hasan Salihamidzic came. The mandatory press conference with both coaches. Instead, Niko Kovac responded to on his return to old club fast at the edge of the most pressing issues – until he was admonished to depart, the plane will go soon. The employees of the Munich-based media Department shrugged their shoulders. In the cabin had been shortly after the final whistle, only five players, the Rest was gone.

Bundesliga round DISPLAY

Tobias Rabe

editor responsible for sports Online.

F. A. Z.

The Christmas holiday is waiting. And especially the players from abroad wanted to, apparently, remain not a Minute longer than necessary in Frankfurt. They began their individual journeys with a good feeling. Due to the success in Frankfurt, FC Bayern moved to the completion of the first half of the season in the table to Mönchengladbach over in second place, six points behind leaders Dortmund. “It couldn’t have gone better,” said Kovac after the victory thanks to two goals from Franck Ribéry (35. and 79. Minute) and a goal from Rafinha (89.).

“it’s a Pity that we have played in three home against Augsburg, Freiburg and Düsseldorf in a draw. Since we have six points left“, looked back Kovac on his first series as coach of Bayern. “Otherwise, we would now be at par with Dortmund.” The BVB is in the front. But the mood spoiled, the on Saturday evening, no-one in the Munich camp, finally, the last impression was a positive. “The last third of the first half of the season was very good,” said Salihamidzic. “The last games were very good. This is what accounts for the FC Bayern,“ said Kovac. And Müller “makes it fun to be back in range.” It is clear that Bayern are a hungry hunter.

The hungriest of all in Frankfurt was also the oldest player on the arg bumpy lawn. Franck Ribéry impressed not only by his goals. Almost all the attacks of the Munich went on the left side of the 35-year-old Frenchman. “A big compliment to Franck,” said Kovac. “What he is doing, is immense. He is a world-class player who is not resting on its laurels.“ The impressed also Süle. “If I can run a 35 yet, I am very glad,” said the young defensive player in the return to his birthplace. “He has given us with his goals in the last two Games, six points.”

A beautiful Mess before the Feast! Prior to the double pack from Frankfurt Ribéry scored the decisive 1:0 against Leipzig. Also before the 3:0 victory over Nuremberg, he was successful. In his first eleven games this season, the Oldie is not met. In the middle of the Winter, he seems to be in terms of eye for goal to flourish. In Frankfurt, he set a club record. Never an elderly Munich player scored more than one goal in a game in the Bundesliga. Müller found it “amazing that he helps us so much”.

“We had a complicated Phase,” said Ribéry in the TV-transmitter Sky. “But we have responded well. We are now much better. I try to always give 100 percent. This is my mentality. I enjoy it.“ How long Ribery can do, however, is uncertain. His contract expires after the end of this season. In this Form, he has to get yet another extension. Or not? He just said, “I love Bayern, the Bavarians love me. You never know what happens in life.“


the sports Director Salihamidzic did not want to be in the personnel Ribéry concrete. Just like in the case of Lucas Hernandez. The world champion and compatriot of the double-goal scorer is supposed to come from Atlético Madrid. Salihamidzic repeated in Frankfurt, only what he says for days. “We will not comment on transfer rumours.” He said: “the Winter Transfers are not easy.” Karl-Heinz Rummenigge replied: “Whether we make now in the Winter or in the summer – there is still no final decision has been made,” said the Chairman of the Board at Sky.