Fifth 'autumn championship' in a row
FC Bayern wrapped up the 21st so-called 'autumn championship,' the unofficial accolade awarded to the team at the top during the winter break, with the 2-0 victory over Ingolstadt. After 17 of the previous 20 'titles' Bayern have gone on to win the championship shield too. FCB are the first Bundesliga team to achieve this feat five times in a row. Some other stats are just as impressive: after Matchday 16 the Bavarians boast 45 goals -- they only had more in the 1976/77 season, a whopping 50 goals. They are on 43 points, a total only bettered by one Bundesliga team after 16 games: the Reds themselves, with 44 points in the 2013/14 season. The 14th consecutive win on home soil is a new record.
Comeback for Thiago
After being sidelined for four weeks due to a knee injury Thiago made his comeback on Saturday. The midfielder was brought on after 50 minutes in the Bundesliga match against Ingolstadt. The last time he was on the pitch for the Reds dates back to 7 November. Shortly afterwards, on 13 November, he sustained the injury when playing for Spain.
'Art Works' exhibition at the Allianz Arena
FC Bayern display art on a regular basis -- on the turf. But from now on you can also enjoy art off the pitch at the Allianz Arena. On Saturday FCB board member Andreas Jung and Israeli General Consul Dr Dan Shaham inaugurated an exhibition by Art Works -- young Israeli art on world tour . Until the end of February about 200 pictures and 60 sculptures can be found on the fifth floor at the Allianz Arena. Art Works aims to present unique pieces of art throughout the world. Visitors to the FC Bayern Erlebniswelt can visit the exhibition on three public days, 3 January, 24 January and 14 February 2016.