Created on 04-04-2014 at 13:00 PM
Bayern versus FC Augsburg has often been a hard-fought fixture, both in the league and the cup, where FCB battled to narrow 2–0 victories this and last season. However, the history of the clash shows Munich firmly on top with 13 victories in 14 meetings with their Bavarian rivals. Bayern’s only defeat came in the very first competitive meeting between the teams - more than 52 years ago.
Caution advised for Bayern pair
Both Rafinha and Toni Kroos go into the FCA clash on four yellow cards and would miss the next league fixture at home to Borussia Dortmund in the event of a booking on Saturday. For Augsburg, Tobias Werner, Kevin Vogt and Daniel Baier are all in the same position.
Gräfe in charge
Manuel Gräfe from Berlin is the referee for Saturday’s match in Augsburg. The 40-year-old FIFA match official will take charge of a game involving FCB for the 35th time. FCB have won 20 matches when Gräfe has refereed, with seven draws and seven defeats. Gräfe’s most recent Bayern game was the last-minute 2–1 victory away to VfB Stuttgart in January. The assistant referees are Guido Kleve (Nordhorn) and Dominik Schaal (Tübingen), and the fourth official is Tobias Christ (Kaiserslautern).
Invitation to Extraordinary General Meeting
As required by club statutes FC Bayern München eV invites its members to an Extraordinary General Meeting on Friday 2 May at 7 pm in the Audi Dome. The agenda comprises an election for a new president and a vote to confirm the executive committee members proposed by the advisory board. Invitations to the meeting have been sent to members via the Bayern Magazin within the prescribed period. The invitation can also be accessed online. Please note: voting rights are restricted to full members of FC Bayern München eV.
FCB top online ranking
Bayern are the earliest champions of all time and in a class of their own in the Bundesliga. Germany’s biggest club are also top of the pile in the digital world, as evidenced by a survey conducted by a Hamburg-based communications agency. The study rated all 18 Bundesliga clubs in a number of categories including homepage, apps, social media, brand/communication and sponsorship. FCB were the only club to be awarded 10 points out of 10 for the official homepage. Overall the club world champions scored 63 of a possible 75 points - 18 points more than Borussia Dortmund and Schalke, who finished second and third on 45 points each.