Pep Guardiola is pointing FC Bayern in a somewhat different direction in terms of style, if not results
Pep Guardiola is pointing FC Bayern in a somewhat different direction in terms of style, if not results
Bundesliga

Guardiola's variations on a theme at FC Bayern

Munich - They left one historic best-mark after another in their wake as they stormed to their first Bundesliga title in three years last season and this time around, FC Bayern München are in some respects looking even more impressive.

The German and European champions dominated hosts Bayer 04 Leverkusen almost at will in Matchday 8's top-end encounter, even if they did somehow contrive to head home with 'only' a share of the spoils to show for their efforts.

Pep Guardiola has acknowledged that he has been "a bit surprised myself at how quickly the players have absorbed my ideas, to be honest." FC Bayern's new head coach is certainly living up to the astronomical hype that accompanied his arrival in the Bavarian capital and bundesliga.com has been taking a closer statistical look at how Guardiola's strategy is influencing Bayern's possession and pass accuracy - and where there are parallels emerging with his former club FC Barcelona.