Bayern Munich enjoy day out on the beer

Bayern Munich celebrated their return to the top of the Bundesliga with a visit to the city’s annual beer festival.

The European champions, who drew away at Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday, took the opportunity to mark last season’s treble-winning success of Champions League plus German league and cup, by attending the Oktoberfest.

Among those enjoying the festivities was recently appointed coach, Pep Guardiola, who wore a traditional Bavarian hat to go with the lederhosen and was accompanied by his wife, while players also brought their families to enjoy the annual festival.

Bayern’s chairman, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, told the players: “Celebrate freely. Our next game isn’t for another two weeks. We can enjoy the beer.”

As you can see from this picture, Bayern’s sporting director, Matthias Sammer certainly appeared to have been enjoying the beer, while Guardiola’s wife, Christina, perhaps fearful that she is expected to down the tankard of beer, looks on anxiously.