FC Bayern Munich is getting ready to be the second side in the history of football to lift all six available trophies in a calendar year. Now Bayern have won all the four competitions they participated in this year and only two to go. If they manage to win all the six they will become the second side to do so after Pep Guardiola’s FC Barcelona in 2009. The trophies remaining to be lifted are German Super Cup and Club World Cup.
Bayern Munich is closer to the Legendary ‘Sextuple’
Bayern came close to winning all the six trophies in 2013 under Pep Guardiola, but failed to deliver the German Super Cup as they lost to Borussia Dortmund. In that year, they won all other five trophies including UEFA Champions League.
In this year, German beast is unstoppable and won the German Bundesliga with 15 points clear lead by winning 26 games out of 34 they played. And won the German DFB-pokal (German cup) by winning all the six matches they played. The third trophy was the Uefa Champions League and they were inevitable throughout the competition, destroying Lionel Messi’s Barcelona in the quarter finals on a scoresheet of 8-2 and won the final against Paris Saint German.
The last trophy they won was the UEFA Super Cup this week against the Europa League champions Sevilla and lifted the trophy by beating them on the injury time for a score of 2-1. Now they have won every tournament they participated in and are the most dominating side on europe.
Bayern is now getting ready to face Borussia Dortmund in 2020 DFL-SuperCup on coming thursday october 1st. And if they manage to win, it will be their fifth trophy of the season. But, they have to be more careful because they are the same team who demolished their sixtuple hopes seven years ago.
And after that the last tournament of the calendar year will be FIFA Club World Cup 2020, and it is scheduled to be hosted by Qatar before 2021.
Pep Guardiol’s Barcelona in 2009 remains the only team to complete the sixtuple in history. Can this dominating Bayern Munich replicate the legendary catalan side? It is hard to argue against it.