Bayern Munich’s players and coach temporarily put aside their problems on the field to visit the annual Oktoberfest celebrations on Sunday.

Wearing traditional leather trousers, players posed for photographs with their families, with women dressed in the dirndl dresses of the region.

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, left, CEO of the German sport club FC Bayern Munich, and his wife Martina Rummenigge, right, arrive at the ‘Oktoberfest’ beer festival in Munich, Germany, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. (Matthias Balk/dpa via AP)

Bayern coach Niko Kovac posed with chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge holding giant mugs of beer, but Kovac looked preoccupied with his job reportedly on the line ahead of the international break.

Jerome Boateng, right, player of the German first division, Bundeliga, soccer team FC Bayern Munich, his fiancee Sherin Senler, left, and their children Lamia and Soley arrive at the ‘Oktoberfest’ beer festival in Munich, Germany, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. (Matthias Balk/dpa via AP)

Bayern lost 3-0 at home to Borussia Moenchengladbach on Saturday, stretching its winless run to four games. Kovac’s team, which started the season with seven wins across all competitions, is four points behind Borussia Dortmund after seven rounds of the Bundesliga.

Niko Kovac, head coach of the German first division, Bundeliga, soccer team FC Bayern Munich arrives at the ‘Oktoberfest’ beer festival in Munich, Germany, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. (Matthias Balk/dpa via AP)

While Rummenigge and club president Uli Hoeness have declined to comment, sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic appeared to defend the coach on Saturday.

Franck Ribery, center, player of the German first division, Bundeliga, soccer team FC Bayern Munich, and and two unidentified men arrive at the ‘Oktoberfest’ beer festival in Munich, Germany, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. (Matthias Balk/dpa via AP)

“We have to get out of here again. We’ll only do that if we pull back together again,” Salihamidzic said.

Franck Ribery, player of the German first division, Bundeliga, soccer team FC Bayern Munich, arrives at the ‘Oktoberfest’ beer festival in Munich, Germany, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. (Matthias Balk/dpa via AP)

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Source: The Associated Press

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