Last weekend Expekt hosted a football weekend in Munich for five punters who had won their trip through a monthly betting challenge at Expekt.com – this particular one was arranged last autumn. All the winners, four from Poland and one from Norway, brought a travel partner each and they were joined by Expekt representatives Gosia and Niklas for the Bundesliga clash between the mighty Bayern München and Schalke 04.
The winners and the Expekt representatives are lined up outside Allianz Arena before the match.
Relaxed start to the weekend
The winners flew in to Germany on Saturday the 25th of February and made their way to the Maritim Hotel near the central station. Each and everyone enjoyed a nice and rather warm winter day on their own in central Munich, including a bit of shopping, sightseeing, traditional German food – and some also visited to the city’s famous and historic beer hall; the Hofbräuhaus, where Schalke fans and Bayern fans drank beer and sang together throughout the whole evening.
Piotr and Tomasz are posing in their new Bayern Munich shirts inside the stadium.
Bayern München vs Schalke 04 (2-0 FT)
The following day the two representatives Gosia and Niklas had agreed to meet all the winners in the hotel lobby at 1pm. Everyone arrived well on time – excited, happy and full of expectations. The group of 12 showed great teamwork skills right from the beginning and made their way together through the Munich U-Bahn network in style, before entering the Allianz Arena with over an hour left to kick off. After a few minutes in the Bayern souvenir shop, and the purchase of a few replica shirts and scarves, the group enjoyed a pre-match beer and had a light bite together before the two teams entered the pitch. Bayern had the most of the possession and chances in the initial stage of the game and should have scored within the first ten minutes. But Frank Ribery finally broke the deadlock in the 36th minute and the crowd exploded to the tunes of a remix of White Stripes’ hit “Seven Nation Army“. Bayern doubled their lead in the 55th minute when Ribery shot past Schalke’s goalkeeper Timo Hildebrand. The home side then controlled the lead throughout the rest of the game and took three well deserved points to 69,000 fans’ delight.
Yet another group photo, this time after the game in front of the massive Allianz Arena.
March Betting Challenge
Can you be our next big winner? Surely you can, but you will have to prove it – register your bets into our new betting challenge in March and you can win a massive football trip for two to this summer’s big football party. Read more here.
On behalf of Expekt, we wish everyone good luck with their bets in March and we would also thank all the winners, Piotr, Monika, Marcin, Tomasz, Henrik, for an unforgettable weekend in Munich.