With the Bundesliga title wrapped up last week following their victory over relegated Hertha Berlin at the capital city's Olympiastadion, Bayern MÃÂ¼nchen paid the stadium a second successive visit on Saturday, as they aimed to take home more silverware by beating defending DFB Pokal champions Werder Bremen.
Before the blog kicks off with its normal rants and raves - and it has some whoppers stored up today - it is going to begin with some fluffy news and the most insanely brilliant concept ever conceived by anyone ever - aside from trams. But thatÃ¢ÂÂs probably just a LLL fetish.
Ã¢ÂÂWhen I arrived we were fighting relegation, but now we are champions,Ã¢ÂÂ beamed Claudio Ã¢ÂÂBichiÃ¢ÂÂ Borghi on Sunday night in the kind of self-congratulatory manner which would leave even Harry Redknapp blushing.
If Bordeaux let out a whimper on Sunday morning in recognition that the sun had already set on what had only recently seemed like a bright new dawn, the rest of France breathed a collective sigh of relief, as Laurent Blanc revealed that he would be quitting the Stade Chaban Delmas to take charge of the French national team after this summerÃ¢ÂÂs World Cup finals.