Bayern Munich has shown once again why they are the clear title favourite – currently taking advantage of the warm whether in Doha Qatar, they defeated fellow Bundesliga top fligh team Shalke in a warm up game by 5 goals to nil. Mario Mandzukic and Thomas Muller scored 2 goals each before half time before Mario Gomez crowned an entertaining evening with a goal. The game highlighted why Bayern Munich is fast becoming one the best club sides in Europe. Currently there seems to be a huge gulf in class between the Bavarians and other Bundesliga team.

The Champions league runners up moved the ball with such fluidity and looked very frightening when on the offence – Frank Ribery was quite instrumental from the flanks and he set up 2 of the goals for Manzukic. He has been in the best form of his life and for the first time he is reflecting why the German team spent 25m euros

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At the half hour mark, Jupp Hynckes made changes to the team but the dominance continued. Xherdan Shaqiri combined well with Gomez which resulted in the 5th goal. The Bundesliga stock is rising as both team showed why the league is growing to become a dominant force in Europe. Both teams captured the imagination of their new found soccer fans. The second half of season commences on the 18th of January 2013.

 NB: Watch out for African Cup of Nation Reports on 18th January 2013


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