2018 in GIFs - part 1
2018 is drawing to a close, and FC Bayern look back on 12 exciting months that yielded the sixth consecutive championship title and more. fcbayern.com takes a light-hearted look back.
The year began with hard work in Doha.
The hard work paid off: the Bavarians won three matches in a row at the beginning of 2018. But they had enough reasons to celebrate off the pitch too. especially when Bastian Schweinsteiger's farewell match at the Allianz Arena in August was announced.
But the Bavarians went unbeaten, with Sven Ulreich's impressive displays earning him a new contract.
Apart from the narrow defeat away to Leipzig, March was packed with goal fests, including two 6-0 victories over Hamburg and Borussia Dortmund. Robert Lewandowski set an impressive record against HSV: the Poland captain scored his 100th goal in his 120th competitive appearance in Bayern colours.
The German record champions also progressed to the Champions League quarter-finals when they won 3-1 away to Besiktas. Besides their love for Berni, Bayern realised their soft spot for cats.
April was a busy month as usual. Bayern won four league matches, eliminated Leverkusen 6-2 in the DFB Cup last four and came out on top against Sevilla in the Champions League quarter-finals. Javi Martínez' tackle went viral.
The was more good news off the pitch. Manuel Neuer resumed the squad programme after being sidelined for a long time.
A special highlight for the fans? The FCB reserves came out on top against 1860, sealing two derby victories in the 2017/18 season.
But they had reason to celebrate shortly afterwards when they were presented with the championship shield for the sixth time in a row.
Bayern missed out on the DFB Cup trophy, losing in the final. But that had no impact on Jupp Heynckes' iconic status. Thank you, Jupp!
FC Bayern clinched titles, and not only in football. The FCB Basketballers won the cup and clinched the championship title, sealing the first double in the club's history.
If you want to know more about the second half of the year at Bayern, check out part two of our review on Monday 31 December.