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  • Bayern Munich secure Bundesliga title with four games to spare 1 hour 1 minutes ago

    Berlin: Bayern Munich clinched the Bundesliga title with four games to spare Sunday, thanks to a little help from traditional rival Borussia Moenchengladbach. 'Gladbach forward Max Kruse scored in the last minute to inflict a 1-0 defeat on second-place Wolfsburg, removing the mathematical possibility of Bayern being caught. Kruse lifted the...
  • Bayern Munich's Pep Guardiola expecting a 'special' game against Barcelona 2 days ago

    Berlin: Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola said on Friday he was happy to have drawn his former club Barcelona in the Champions League semi-finals and expected the clash to be a special experience for him. The Spaniard, a long-time Barca player, won 14 trophies in a four-year spell as head coach...
  • Champions League: Barcelona face Bayern, Juventus get Real Madrid in semis 2 days ago

    Nyon: Barcelona will play Bayern Munich in the Champions League semifinals, pairing coach Pep Guardiola's past and current teams. Guardiola, who spent four trophy-filled years at Barcelona, took over at Bayern in 2013. In the other semifinal, defending champion Real Madrid will face Juventus, with the Italian champions playing at home...
  • UEFA charges Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola over T-shirt statement 4 days ago

    Switzerland: Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola has been charged by UEFA after he wore a T-shirt to a Champions League news conference that supported a campaign to investigate the death of a journalist at last year's World Cup. UEFA said Wednesday that "disciplinary proceedings have been opened" against the Bayern coach...
  • Bayern Munich rout Porto 6-1 to reach Champions League semi-finals 4 days ago

    Bayern Munich outclassed Porto 6-1 on Tuesday to reach their fourth consecutive Champions League semi-final. Robert Lewandowski scored two goals as the five-time champion overcame a 3-1 deficit from the first leg last week and advanced 7-4 on aggregate. Despite missing some of their biggest stars such as Arjen Robben and Franck...
  • Champions League: Bayern hope Pep-talk will boost confidence for Porto tie 5 days ago

    Munich: Bayern Munich are on a mission with coach Pep Guardiola firing up his injury-hit team as they seek to reverse a 3-1 deficit against Porto in the Champions League quarter-final second leg on Tuesday. The five-times European champions, who have reached the final three times since 2010, find themselves in...
  • Problems mount for Bayern Munich as long-time team doctor quits April 17, 2015

    Bayern Munich's long-time team doctor Hans-Wilhelm Mueller-Wohlfahrt has surprisingly resigned following their Champions League loss to Porto, saying the medical department was blamed for the defeat. Mueller-Wohlfahrt, a respected doctor, has been in charge since 1977 and has also treated many other top global athletes, including sprinter Usain Bolt, while also...
  • Ricardo Quaresma brace against Bayern Munich hints at what might have been April 16, 2015

    Porto: Ricardo Quaresma's brace in the first 10 minutes against Bayern Munich was another tantalising glimpse of what might have been if the mercurial forward had harnessed his talent more effectively. At the age of 31, Quaresma, who inspired Porto to a 3-1 win in Wednesday's quarter-final first leg, seems to...
  • Champions League: Quaresma gets 2 as Porto beat Bayern 3-1 in quarters April 16, 2015

    Porto: Ricardo Quaresma's two early goals and a second-half strike from Jackson Martinez helped a slick Porto complete a stunning 3-1 home victory over a sloppy Bayern Munich in their Champions League quarter-final first leg on Wednesday. The Portuguese side raced out of the blocks with two goals in the opening...
  • Champions League: Bayern Munich count injuries but confident against Porto April 15, 2015

    Bayern Munich may be missing some of their biggest names when they travel to Porto for the first leg of their Champions League last eight on Wednesday but the Germans are confident they have enough firepower to defend their favourites tag. Chasing a second treble after 2013, Bayern will be without...
  • Champions League: Thomas Mueller confident of Bayern Munich's good show April 14, 2015

    Bayern Munich may have been ravaged by injuries ahead of the Champions League game at Porto on Wednesday but the squad's sense of unity is stronger, midfielder Thomas Mueller said on Tuesday. The Bavarians, chasing three titles this season, are without Arjen Robben, Franck Ribery, Bastian Schweinsteiger and David Alaba among...
  • Bayern Munich without Ribery and Schweinsteiger against Porto April 13, 2015

    Bayern Munich will be without midfielders Bastian Schweinsteiger and Franck Ribery when they travel to Porto for Wednesday's Champions League quarter-final first leg. Frenchman Ribery is not yet fully fit following a five-week absence with an ankle injury while Schweinsteiger has had a virus for the past few days. "Bastian and Franck...
  • Champions League: Bayern Munich dream of home final after record-equalling win March 12, 2015

    Bayern Munich could be forgiven for sneaking a peek towards the Champions League final in Berlin in June after their 7-0 destruction of Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday sent them through to the last eight. The five-time European champions, who last won in 2013 and also played in the 2010 and 2012...
  • Bayern rout Shakhtar 7-0 to advance to Champions League quarter-finals March 12, 2015

    Munich: Bayern Munich cruised into the quarter-finals of the Champions League after a 7-0 win over Shakhtar Donetsk with the visitors losing a defender to the fastest red card in the competition's history. Thomas Mueller notched two goals, while Jerome Boateng, Franck Ribery, Holger Badstuber, Robert Lewandowski and Mario Goetze added...
  • Bayern Munich have tricky job against Shakhtar Donetsk in Champions League March 11, 2015

    Munich: The only time Bayern Munich went out of a European competition after drawing the first leg away 0-0 was in 1981 against Liverpool, which advanced with a 1-1 draw in Munich. The other five times, the Bavarians went through and they hope to do it again on Wednesday against Shakhtar...
  • Pep Guardiola aware of consequences if Bayern Munich eliminated March 10, 2015

    Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola is well aware of the backlash that awaits him if his team fail to advance past Shakhtar Donetsk into the Champions League last eight on Wednesday. The Spaniard, whose team won the domestic double in his first season in charge and are again favourites to repeat...
  • We have only ourselves to blame, says Bayern Munich after draw February 18, 2015

    Dominant in the first half but scrappy and ineffective in the second, Bayern Munich blamed themselves for failing to score in their 0-0 draw at Shakhtar Donetsk for their Champions League Round of 16 first leg on Tuesday. The Bavarians had the best scoring chances and allowed only one shot on...
  • Champions League: Shakhtar hold 10-man Bayern to a goalless draw February 18, 2015

    Xabi Alonso was sent off in his 100th Champions League game as 10-man Bayern Munich were held to a 0-0 draw by Shakhtar Donetsk in their last 16 first-leg match on Tuesday. On a freezing night in Ukraine, Bayern had the better chances but were thwarted by determined defending from Shakhtar...
  • Andre Schuerrle quits Chelsea for Wolfsburg in $34m deal February 3, 2015

    Berlin: VfL Wolfsburg, trying to establish themselves as Bayern Munich's main title rivals this season, swooped to sign Germany's World Cup-winning forward Andre Schuerrle from Chelsea on a four-and-a-half-year deal on Monday. The Bundesliga high-flyers announced the transfer in a brief statement on their Twitter feed but did not reveal any...
  • Arjen Robben says he was bitten by a crocodile January 17, 2015

    London: Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben offered a bizarre explanation for a mystery hand injury sustained at the team's training base in Qatar on Saturday, saying he had been bitten by a crocodile. The website of German newspaper Bild published a photograph of the Dutchman apparently with the fingers of his...
  • Manuel Neuer aims to end Ronaldo, Messi grip on FIFA player award January 12, 2015

    World Cup-winning goalkeeper Manuel Neuer stands as the only barrier to Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi extending their six-year domination of FIFA's player of the year award on Monday. Germany's Neuer is the latest third man on the shortlist trying to break the free-scoring superstars' grip on football's highest individual...
  • Champions League: Schweinsteiger eyes first start this term vs Moscow December 9, 2014

    Bayern Munich's Bastian Schweinsteiger could make his first start of the season against CSKA Moscow on Wednesday as the Bavarians struggle with a long injury list having already secured top spot in Champions League Group E. The 30-year-old playmaker only recently made a comeback after a four-month break due to a...
  • Manuel Pellegrini revives Manchester City's Champions League spirits November 26, 2014

    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini, with his flagging side trailing 2-1 to Bayern Munich, gave his players a halftime pep talk that sparked a revival and kept their Champions League hopes alive. After Sergio Aguero had put City in front with a penalty following the dismissal of Bayern defender Mehdi Benatia...
  • Bayern Munich eager to learn from late lapses against Manchester City: Guardiola November 26, 2014

    Bayern Munich's 3-2 loss at Manchester City on Tuesday could not have come at a better time for coach Pep Guardiola, who said his side would learn from the mistakes that led to a first defeat since August. Bayern had already secured top spot in Champions League Group E before their...
  • Champions League: Aguero scores hat-trick in Manchester City's 3-2 win over Bayern Munich November 26, 2014

    Sergio Aguero scored a hat trick - including two late goals - to inspire Manchester City to a 3-2 win over 10-man Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Tuesday, reviving the English champions' chances of reaching the knockout stage. Aguero, who put City ahead with a 21st-minute penalty that led...
  • Champions League: Man City feeling pressure ahead of Bayern clash November 25, 2014

    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is feeling the pressure ahead of his side's must-win match at home to Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Tuesday but the Chilean says it is all self-inflicted. The Premier League champions are bottom of Group E with just two points from four games and...
  • Pep Guardiola warns Bayern against strong Roma November 5, 2014

    Munich: Bayern Munich head coach Pep Guardiola warned his side not to take Roma easily when the German champions take on the Italian team in a Champions league tie late on Wednesday night. Bayern have a six-goal advantage after thrashing Roma 7-1 two weeks ago but Guardiola asked his players not...
  • Champions League: Bayern Munich target quick qualification with Roma win November 5, 2014

    Bayern Munich are making short work of the Champions League group stage, the German giants aware that a home victory over Roma on Wednesday will advance them to the knockout round with two games to spare. The Bavarians, who recorded their biggest away win in the competition when they crushed Roma...