PHOTO: Xabi Alonso enjoys first Oktoberfest at Bayern Munich

Xabi Alonso

The ex Liverpool star has been in superb form since moving to the Bundesliga from Real Madrid.

It's currently the Oktoberfest in Munich, traditionally a time when the players of Bayern Munich, the city's biggest club, come out to take part in the celebrations associated with the festival.

Last year Pep Guardiola was the man making his debut at the funfair, before leading the Bundesliga giants to yet another league trophy.

This year, it is another Spaniard who was photographed taking part in his first festival, with Xabi Alonso socialising in his new city having received 5 man of the match awards in his 35 days at the club.

The former Liverpool player seems like an inspired piece of business by Bayern and their Spanish coach Guardiola.

At 32-years-old Alonso is certainly not one for the future, but given his natural ability to let the ball do most of the work for him with his wonderful passing and positional knowledge, it is fully possible that the Spaniard could have 3 or 4 years of football left in him.

His retirement from the national team will also have immeasurably helped Alonso stay fresh for his games at Bayern, and with the Bavarian club so dominant in their league, the number of rigorous matches he will have to face shouldn't be too demanding.

No wonder the classy playmaker looks to be enjoying the surroundings at his new team, and what better way to celebrate Bayern extending their margin at the top of the Bundesliga than some tasty local beers while looking sharp in cardigans and checked shirts.

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