Bayern Munich Bundesliga champions 2012/13

 

Bayern Munich Bundesliga champions 2012/13

Bayern Munich Bundesliga champions 2012/13

Bayern Munich is the German sports club based in Munich, Bavaria. It is popular for having one of the best professional football teams. It is the top performing football club in Germany. It plays Bundesliga league which is the Germany’s premier Football League. It has won 23 Bundesliga titles.

The 2012-13 football Bundesliga was the 50th season of Bundesliga league. The opening match held on 24th August 2012 at Westfalenstadion between Borussia Dortmund and SV Werder Bremen. Bayern Munich clinched the 23rd 2012-13 Bundesliga title in the fastest time i.e. after only 28 match days with 1-0 victory over Eintracht Frankfurt at Commerzbank-Arena.

The 2012-13 season had eighteen teams. Bayern Munich thrashed the other teams. It was not only winning matches but also dominating its opponent teams in a record setting way. The team became very popular by winning the first eight games in the Bundesliga after 5-0 away win to Fortuna Dusseldorf. It was the first team in history of Bundesliga to do so. It kept going ahead without conceding any goal in the first five matches played away from home.

Bayern Munich got the ‘Fall Champion’ title after just 14 match days which was faster than any other team in Bundesliga league history. In terms of points and goals, the team also had the second best first half of the season in this league history. +37 was the goal difference at the half way point, 7 as the no. of goals against at the half way point and just 1 goal conceded away from home at the first half point.

It started the second half of Bundesliga campaign on 19th January against Greuther Furth. Then also it got victory by defeating so many teams one by one and hence giving a handsome start to the second half by 14 wins and 49 points.

The team’s triumph in the first nine away matches was incredible and the tenth game away from home was a draw.

After 20 matches, Bayern Munich conceded just seven goals that became a new record of fewest conceded goals in the league. It gave the best start in the tournament history after first 20 matches when it made 51 points and a goal difference of 44.

It had set the best record by making 91 points, 25 highest league winning points margin, most wins i.e. 29 and fewest goals conceded i.e. 18 in a season. It broke the record of longest winning streak within a season by recording 14 straight wins and equalled the record with just 1 loss in the entire tournament which was against Bayer 04 Leverkusen.

The final match held on 18th May 2013 in which Bastian Schweinsteiger   gave lead to Bayern Munich in the 53rd minute by getting one past Kevin Trapp in the Frankfurt goal. Bayern Munich would have been leading by 2-0 had Australian International David Alba not missed a penalty earlier in the game. Finally, Bayern crowned the champions after defeating Frankfurt by 1-0.

Ronaldo hat-trick vs Sweden

Ronaldo hat trick against Sweden, in the final play off of World 2014

Zlatan Ibrahimovich wonderfull goal against England

A wonderful goal you need to see.

PSG Winner of Ligue 1 2012/13

PSG Winner of Ligue 1

PSG Winner of Ligue 1

PSG or Paris Saint-Germain Football Club is a professional association football club based in Paris, France. This more than 40 year old club was founded by merger of Paris FC and Saint-Germain. Their home stadium is Parc des Princes.

The 2012-13 season was the club’s 40th season in Ligue 1. Ligue 1 is the French professional league for association football clubs. It is also sometimes referred as Le Championnat. There are two divisions that make up the Ligue de Football Professional, Ligue 1 and Ligue 2. 20 clubs play on a system of promotion and relegation in this league. The 2012-13 season marked the 75th season for the league. The season began on 10 August and ended on 26 May 2013.

PSG didn’t have a good start to the season with three consecutive draws and spent only 2 weeks at the top of table in the first four months. Marseille who ultimately finished second was on the other hand on fire winning their first six matches, the first team to do so since 1960. PSG were in more trouble in December as they lost to Nice and now had just four points from five matches. Coach Carlo Ancelotti’s place was being questioned now. He promised to make radical changes and saw immediate results. He changed the formation to 4-4-2 and this saw his team winning 13 matches on a trot. A home win against Lyon on 16 December 2012 took them to the top of table. But by the year ended PSG, Lyon and Marseille were within sniffing distance of each other and it was looking as if it is going to a three horse race. Start of 2013 again changed the fortunes of PSG as both Lyon and Marseille won very few matches PSG though remained consistent.

On May 12, PSG played Lyon in an away from home match. Lyon looked the stronger side at the beginning of the match and were close to scoring early on with attack from Bafetimbi Gomis. PSG maintained their strong defense through the pair of Alex and Mamadou Sakho and started to dominate the game later on.

Jeremy Menez scored the winner for PSG in the 53rd minute when Thiago Motta, the 30 year old Italian international produced the perfect pass to him and Menez slide a left-footed finish past the Lyon goalie Anthony Lopes to clinch the title for Carlo Ancellotti’s men. The match overall lacked any style and will be remembered by fans and players more for the celebration that followed the victory rather than the match itself. This is PSG’s 3rd Ligue 1 title after a gap on 19 years. They conceded just 23 goals in the entire season. Ibrahimovic, captain Thiago Silva and Blaise Matuidi were all nominated for the Ligue 1 Player of the Year prize. Ibrahimovic who was the top scorer in the league with 30 goals won the prize.

Russian Premier League: Season 2012/13

Russian Premier League

Russian Premier League 2012/13

The 2012/13 season of the Russian Premier League was the 21st season of Russian Football League since the dissolution of the Soviet Union. Under the banner of the Russian Premier League this is the 11th season. The 2012/13 season kicked off on the 21st of July 2012 and the last game being played on the 26th of the May 2013. The winter break was from December and through March. With 240 games played by the 16 teams with each team playing 30 matches, the season was a huge hit.

This Russian Premier League season was full of surprises and firsts like for e.g. this was also the first season in the history of Russian Football that the league was played according to the autumn and spring calendar instead of the usual schedule used by the Russians.

This league comprises of mainly 16 teams participating from 12 cities. The defending champions Zenith St. Petersburg faced strong competition. The 16 teams playing this season comprised of the best fourteen teams from last season i.e. 2011/12, the other two teams were the two clubs promoted from the previous season of the NFL. Surprisingly this season there was not a single Serbian club participating in the league. This has happened for the first time since 2005.

The two teams relegated at the end of the 201/12 season were Tom Tomsk and Spartak Nalchik. These two teams finished the last season at the bottom two positions and hence were relegated for this one. The relegated teams have made their positions in the First Division. Highlights of the participating teams were the first timers Mordovia and the former champions Alania that got promoted and made a comeback to the Russian Premier League from the NFL.

Teams:

The teams that participated in the Russian Premier League 2012/13 were:

  1. Alania Vladikavkaz
  2. Amkar Perm
  3. Anzhi Makhachkala
  4. CSKA Moscow
  5. Dynamo Moscow
  6. FC Krasnodar
  7. Krylia Sovetov Samara
  8. Krylia Sovetov Samara
  9. Lokomotiv Moscow
  10. Mordovia Sarasnsk
  11. FC Rostov
  12. Rubin Kazan
  13. Spartak Moscow
  14. Terek Grozny
  15. Volga Nizhny Novgorod
  16. Zenith St. Petersburg

Each team played two other teams twice; once on home ground and once away. Thus making up the total of 240 matches. The champions of this season were the CSKA Moscow and the runner up was Zenith St. Peterburg. Every month we had a player of the month who swept everyone off their feet with his game. The following players won this honor for this season:

  1. Yura Movsisyan of Krasnodar for the month of August
  2. Samuel Eto’o of Anzhi for the month of September
  3. Aleksandr Kokorin of Dynamo for the month of October
  4. Kevin Karanyi of Dynamo for the month of November
  5. Vagner Love of CSKA for the month of March
  6. Dmitri Kombarov of Spartak for the month of April

With all the changes and firsts, the players made this season worth remembering. Excellent football from the players marked the characteristic of this season.