- Bayern celebrate successful start to the season at the Oktoberfest.
- Ancelotti still remains unbeaten with Bayern.
- Oktoberfest a great way to end what was a difficult week for the Bavarians.
In his first visit to one of the world’s most famous annual beer festivals, FC Bayern München coach Carlo Ancelotti could make the club’s time at the Oktoberfest a positive one despite dropping their first points of the season on Matchday 6.
Having promised to drink a beer for every point Bayern earnt on Saturday, Ancelotti may have left sober after the club's visit the Oktoberfest on Sunday. Anthony Modeste put a dampener on the Bavarians celebrations with a 62nd minute equaliser for 1. FC Köln at the Allianz Arena on Saturday.
Captain Philipp Lahm made sure however that the team were nonetheless in the party spirit: "We are Bundesliga leaders, it is all how it should be, and that is a reason to enjoy the Wiesn."
Despite dropping two points, the Bavarians still had a lot to celebrate having won all their first five matches of the 2016-2017 season. The record titleholders flew out of the traps in August with a 6-0 thumping of SV Werder Bremen on the opening day of the season. Successive victories over FC Schalke 04, FC Ingolstadt 04, Hertha Berlin and Hamburger SV followed, before Matchday 6's draw with the high-flying Billy Goats.
Defender Mats Hummels was on hand to make sure his Italian coach would not be missing out by donating his Maß: "He can have mine, then at least he will get two. That should be enough to have fun on the Wiesn."
If anything, the Köln disappointment has made Bayern more determined. "We need to show the opponents that there is nothing to get here at the Allianz Arena." said goalkeeper Manuel Neuer.
Ancelotti, despite the draw, was highly complimentary of his side and keen to celebrate their performance so far: "We can’t forget what we have done up until now this season. The last two games weren’t so good, but we will still be celebrating at the Oktoberfest for sure." So how will the known wine-lover enjoy a Bavarian beer?
Watch: Arnold Schwarzenegger enjoys the match before heading to the Oktoberfest