EXCLUSIVE: Watch Bayern stars flaunt slick basketball moves

Bayern Munich made the headlines last week for losing to an under-strength Manchester City side in the Champions League and then again yesterday for drawing Arsenal in the last 16 for the second year running.

But now you must prepare to witness the European champions as you’ve never seen them before.

Regular readers will know that here at bwin HQ, we love to use our Skills Series videos to put the technique of the best players on the planet to the test.

In the past, we’ve brought you Gareth Bale wowing his new Real Madrid team-mates with some nifty footwork.

Then there was Carlos Tevez bossing a Juventus-themed challenge.

And who could forget Manchester United star Wayne Rooney scoring an incredible bicycle kick while blindfolded?

However, we quickly realised ahead of this latest instalment that Bayern are an exceptional case.

Seeing as Pep Guardiola’s men have been almost peerless on a football pitch in the past 18 months, some lateral thinking was required to really take them out of their comfort zone.

Enter forward Thomas Muller, midfield enforcer Javi Martinez and Brazilian defensive duo Dante and Rafinha – on to a basketball court.

What happened next was as impressive as it was unexpected.

In the video – which you can watch by opening the player at the top of this page – the quartet appear to make the transition from foot-to-eye to hand-to-eye coordination effortlessly, peppering the basket at will.

The sort of teamwork famously demanded by Guardiola is also frequently on display as they pull off all manner of alley-oops and slam dunks, passing some tricky tests with flying colours.

And if you’re still hungry for more after checking out the footage, how about the chance to win a shirt signed by the entire Bayern Munich squad too?

Don’t say we’re not good to you…enjoy!