As the 2014 - 2015 season closes any Pep Guardiola Champions League hopes for this season are gone, but what does he need to do if he is to secure a win in 2015 - 2016? For the second year in a row, Bayern Munich exited the UEFA Champions League after the semifinals. You could hardly call that a "slump" for Bayern Munich Home Shirt 2015 - 2016the beloved and hugely successful German football club, who just won their third consecutive Bundesliga title. However, the fans of the team have still begun to wonder when they will return to the top of UEFA's most prestigious club football event, which they last won two years ago. More specifically, fans are asking what Bayern manager Pep Guardiola can do over the course of the next few months to transform his team from a national championship-winning soccer squad to a continental championship-winning powerhouse.

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Recent Champions League Outcomes

Will the new home jersey mark a new era of success for Pep Guardiola and his Champions League hopes? Clearly, Guardiola and his Bayern squad had something of a stranglehold on the Bundesliga these days (they won this year's division by 10 points and last year's by 19), so it stands to reason that they should be ready to shoot for domination elsewhere.

Fans, of course, would love to see the wearers of the Bayern Munich home jersey 2015 2016 back at the top of the Champions League podium. They won their fifth UCL title-a German record-back in 2013, beating Bundesliga rivals Borussia Dortmund in the final.

Other recent UCL events haven't gone quite as well for the Bavarians. In 2014, they made it to the semifinals, but lost to eventual victors Real Madrid on a demoralizing 5-0 aggregate. This year, they put up more of a fight, beating FC Barcelona 3-2 in a riveting home leg. However, a 0-3 loss in the away leg meant Munich still lost the round (and exited the tournament) on an aggregate of 3-5.

Prospects for 2015 2016

Based on what's happened in the last two Champions League tournaments, it's fairly clear that Pep Guardiola should have one primary goal for his squad this summer: figuring out how they can stand up against Spain's heavyweight clubs.

Indeed, it seems as if Spanish teams like Real Madrid and Barcelona are really the only opponents that can beat Bayern. England's best football squads certainly aren't a match, as the Bavarians have topped Manchester City, Manchester United, and Arsenal at the UCL in the past two years.

It's not tough to see why Barcelona and Real Madrid are such tough opponents for Bayern Munich. With world-famous goalscorers like Lionel Messi, Neymar, Luis Suarez, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Karim Benzema on the payroll, Barca and Real could outplay just about any soccer team on the planet.

That's not to say that Bayern lacks the talent to contend with those teams. On the contrary, the Bavarians had three of the Bundesliga's 10 top scorers this year (Robert Lewandowski, Arjen Robben, and Thomas Muller), and goalkeeper Manuel Neuer went toe to toe with Messi and Ronaldo for the 2014 Ballon d'Or.

However, Bayern Munich do have an aging core right now, with Bastian Schweinsteiger, Philipp Lahm, and Franck Ribery-players the team has counted on in recent years-all over the age of 30. The popular opinion right now is that Munich's best chance of building a UCL-winning team for 2015 2016 is to bring in a new central midfielder to relieve some of the pressure on the squad's older players. Some football analysts have pointed to Juventus star Arturo Vidal as a possible signing, though the 28-year-old Chilean player is reportedly drawing the interest of Arsenal and Liverpool as well.

Is Vidal the key to a 2015 2016 season for Bayern Munich? It's hard to say. What's easy to see is that Pep Guardiola will be pushing hard for a Champions League title next year. Right now, he only has one year left on his contract at Allianz Arena, and whether this will be the end of his time at Bayern or not, he will want to leave a lasting impression.

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