Football: Bayern Chairman Dampens Treble Dreams Before Season Start

Football: Bayern chairman dampens treble dreams before season start

BERLIN, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News -25th Augst,2016) - On the eve of the new German Bundesliga season, Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has poured cold water on their fans' dreams of winning another treble. "Of course, I know that the public is dreaming of the treble, but we also know well enough how difficult and unpredictable the Champions League is," Rummenigge wrote in the programme for Friday's season opener against Werder Bremen. "Even perfect football, even being the best team in Europe, they are no guarantees for winning this title. "The Champions League is a marathon." Under new coach Carlo Ancelotti, Bayern will kick off the 2016/17 season against Bremen with a sell-out crowd of around 75,000 expected at the Allianz Arena as the defending champions begin their bid for a fifth straight league title.

The Bavarian giants made history last season under Ancelotti's predecessor Pep Guardiola by becoming the first German club to win the league title four years in a row.

They then completed the domestic double by also winning the German Cup. But the Champions League is the trophy Bayern fans crave the most and they will be dreaming of a repeat of their treble-winning 2012/13 campaign under Jupp Heynckes. The draw for the group stage of the Champions League will take place in Monaco later on Thursday.