Top of the charts? FC Bayern honorary President Franz Beckenbauer believes Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski (l.) is better than Mario Mandzukic
Top of the charts? FC Bayern honorary President Franz Beckenbauer believes Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski (l.) is better than Mario Mandzukic
Bundesliga

Off the ball

Munich - Off the Ball, bundesliga.com’s daily weekday feature, casts an eye over the weird, wonderful and sometimes controversial tales to have emerged from Germany's top flight in recent days.

Today, bundesliga.com hears some praise for Robert Lewandowski from an unlikely source, analyses the impressive German record at Wembley, and wonders what Thiago will make of his first Klassiker.

Thiago will be aiming to add his own piece of Klassiker history to this fascinating FC Bayern victory reel video, courtesy of the official Bundesliga YouTube channel: