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Germany's Bastian Schweinsteiger finds success with Bayern Munich
Germany's Bastian Schweinsteiger finds success with Bayern Munich

Growing up in southern Germany, Bastian Schweinsteiger's favorite players were Lothar Matthaus and Flemming Povlsen. The successful Matthaus because he won a World Cup for Germany and seven Bundesliga titles for Bayern Munich. And Povlsen? Well, Schweinsteiger and his brother Tobias thought the Borussia Dortmund striker "was really cool." Now, however, Schweinsteiger appears poised to eclipse both his idols. Last summer, he helped Germany win its first World Cup since Matthaus' 1990 championship, while Saturday's 6-0 rout of Paderborn moved Bayern a step closer to its eighth league title in Schweinsteiger's 13 seasons there. And four days before that,...

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