I am certain there is a story to come out at some stage about Bayern and Der Spiegel. Apparently Bayern were involved in a legal case against the magazine based on a story they had run about the club. But it was settled quietly and quickly just before Der Spiegel switched the focus of its Footyleaks coverage onto City. It was a strange move in many ways to focus on five historic emails about City and FFP rather than the hundreds of millions of significant documents which offered much bigger stories such as the Ronaldo rape allegations.Despeigel didn't do this without support, for me Bayern were always behind this you only after listen to Houness and his snide remarks about City. German.football as a whole are against rich owners and new money clubs Red Bull are detested over there . It would also harm Bayern who have the league to themselves with the current German structure !
It seems suspicious that Der Spiegel have done very little coverage of the entire Pinto case which affects many clubs and is a much bigger story than City's vague emails. I also thought the coverage of City's case by Der Spiegel was very racist (or Islamophobic) in terms of the language used.