2018 in GIFs - part 2

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2018 is drawing to a close, and it's been another exciting 12 months for FC Bayern. After an eventful first half of the year (part 1), the new season too was packed with action. fcbayern.com takes a light-hearted look back.

July

Bayern took up their preparations for the new season. After some demanding sessions in Munich the Bavarians travelled to the US for the Audi Summer Tour. The FCB pros turned in exhausting shifts but also had some leisure time. Besides a visit to the Rocky statue and the legendary steps in Philadelphia, there was a "reunion" with Miami Vice.

Corentin Tolisso won the World Cup in Russia as the other FCB pros worked up a sweat. Congratulations, Coco!

August

Bayern got off to a good start to the season, downing Frankfurt 5-0 in the Supercup final and beating Drochtersen/Assel in the cup and Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga. The Arena is finally resplendent in an exclusively FC Bayern look.

And then there was the probably most emotional moment of the year. Bastian Schweinsteiger said goodbye to the fans. The whole of Munich hailed him, and rightly so. Thank you, Basti! Servus, Fußballgott!

September

The men from Munich sealed their 400th Bundesliga victory on the road when they beat Stuttgart 3-0. Leon Goretzka scored his maiden goal wearing the FCB kit.

September also brought the first few setbacks, a 1-1 draw against Augsburg and a 2-0 reverse away to Berlin. But Corentin Tolisso's cruciate ligament rupture was much worse. The world champion has been working towards his comeback since then.

October

O'zapft is! Besides a packed schedule including two Champions League matches and one cup game, the Bavarians made the traditional visit to the Oktoberfest.

November

Bayern struggled in November, not winning any of their league matches and dropping to fifth place in the table.

Serge Gnabry scored his maiden goal wearing the Bayern shirt.

There was anticipation when FC Bayern announced that the Allianz Arena would apply to host the the 2021 Champions League final. FC Bayern beat AEK and Benfica, sealing a spot in the last sixteen of Europe's premier club competition. Wooyeong Jeong made his senior debut in the 5-1 victory over Benfica.

December

Bayern returned to winning ways in December, beating Bremen 2-1, downing Nürnberg 3-0, followed by a 4-0 thrashing of Hannover, a 1-0 victory against Leipzig and a 3-0 win away to Frankfurt. There was more good news as Kingsley Coman and Thiago made their comebacks away to Bremen.

The 3-3 draw away to Ajax thrilled the fans, with Bayern finishing first in their Champions League group. Besides, the Bavarians learned the identity of their next CL opponents. They will face Liverpool in the last sixteen. We're looking forward to 2019!

Happy New Year! Bayern will be back in action in January. Let's go: Pack ma's! Mia san mia!


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