BAYERN MUNICH

  • 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...
  • We need to do better, says Pep Guardiola after Bayern Munich hit seven October 22, 2014

    Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola, never easy to please, said after his team's 7-1 demolition of AS Roma that the Bundesliga champions can still do better. "We have a few things to improve and one of them is that we gave Roma too many chances at the start of the second...
  • Bayern Munich, Chelsea win in Champions League goal-fest October 22, 2014

    Frankfurt: The Champions League returned on Tuesday with a 40-goal bonanza as Bayern Munich thrashed Roma 7-1 for their biggest victory on the road and Luiz Adriano scored five as Shakhtar put seven goals past BATE Borisov. On a record-busting night, Chelsea were't far behind in a 6-0 win over Maribor,...
  • Bayern win 7-1 at Roma for record away victory in Champions League October 22, 2014

    Rome: Pep Guardiola's Bayern Munich line-up is finally starting to resemble his Barcelona team that revolutionised football not too long ago. Arjen Robben scored twice as Bayern routed Roma 7-1 on Tuesday for a club-record away win in the Champions League, showing the German club is once again among the favourites...
  • Champions League: Bayern Munich face first big test against AS Roma October 21, 2014

    Berlin: German League champions Bayern Munich face their first biggest test of 2014-15 season so far when they take on Italian side AS Roma in the Champions League Group E match on Tuesday. In contrast to other German clubs like Borussia Dortmund (Group D), Bayer Leverkusen (Group C) and Schalke 04...
  • Champions League: Bayern Munich yearn for more clinical finish October 1, 2014

    It was never going to be an exciting game given the empty stands in the Khimki Arena but Bayern Munich's 1-0 Champions League win at CSKA Moscow on Tuesday highlighted the Germans' need to make their dominance count more effectively. A 22nd-minute Thomas Mueller penalty put them in the driving seat...
  • Bayern Munich beat CSKA Moscow 1-0 in Champions League September 30, 2014

    Moscow: Thomas Mueller fired Bayern Munich to a 1-0 win away over CSKA Moscow in an empty stadium on Tuesday in the Champions League. Mueller put Bayern ahead from the penalty spot in the 22nd minute, after Mario Goetze was fouled by CSKA's Mario Fernandes as he dribbled into the box. The...
  • Champions League: Bayern hold edge over CSKA as City eye comeback September 30, 2014

    Frankfurt, (Germany): Group E of the Champions League features two teams that need to recover from defeats in opening matches. CSKA Moscow host four-time champion Bayern Munich after losing 5-1 at Roma. Manchester City lost 1-0 at Bayern and are now at home to Roma. Here are some things to know about...
  • Champions League: Contenders, Pretenders and the Outsiders September 22, 2014

    Every four years, the world comes together to be enthralled and excited by the magic of the Football World Cup, the most watched and celebrated sporting event in the world. And while the splendour and romance of the World Cup dictates that it shall always remain the premier and definitive...
  • Germans draw first blood in rivalry with English foes September 18, 2014

    Berlin: German teams scored a point or more accurately, seven in their rivalry with English clubs this week, coming out on top in two of their three Champions League duels, with the third resulting in a share of the spoils. Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich certainly had the better of...
  • Bayern Munich frontline needs improvement despite win over Manchester City September 18, 2014

    Bayern Munich's lastminute victory over Manchester City may have left fans delighted with a winning Champions League Group E start but highlighted their need to improve their finishing after missing a string of clear chances. Last season's Bundesliga striker Robert Lewandowski, brought in to boost their frontline, has yet to score...
  • Champions League: Bayern edge City; big wins for Roma, Porto September 18, 2014

    Bayern Munich scored a 90thminute goal to beat Manchester City 10 in the Champions League on Wednesday, while Barcelona had an easier time edging APOEL 10. Bayern defender Jerome Boateng's powerful shot appeared to deflect off teammate Mario Goetze, rising up and beyond the dive of his former City teammate Joe...
  • Boateng's goal gives Bayern Munich 10 win over Manchester City September 18, 2014

    Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng returned to haunt his former club with a lastgasp goal that secured a 10 win over English title holders Manchester City in their opening Champions League Group E clash on Wednesday. Boateng, who joined Bayern from City in 2011, broke the deadlock in Munich with a...
  • Champions League: Bayern's Ribery out of Manchester City match September 17, 2014

    Munich: Franck Ribery will miss Bayern Munich's opening Champions League game against Manchester City on Wednesday because of a recurrence of his knee problem. Bayern coach Pep Guardiola says the Frenchman, who scored in his comeback against Stuttgart on Saturday, will definitely not play, but Arjen Robben could make an appearance. Ribery...
  • Familiar rivals Bayern Munich, Manchester City clash again in Champions League September 17, 2014

    Bayern Munich have reached at least the semifinals in each of their last three Champions League appearances. With the 201415 final taking place in Berlin, the German powerhouse has added incentive to go for their second title in three years. Bayern kick off their campaign at home Wednesday against familiar rival...
  • Injuryhit Bayern Munich still a tough test for City, says Vincent Kompany September 16, 2014

    Munich: Injuryhit Bayern Munich pose a big test for Manchester City on Wednesday in what should prove a good gauge of their Champions League ambitions this season, City captain Vincent Kompany said. Manchester City beat Bayern 32 in Munich in the group stage last season and the Bundesliga champions are ravaged...
  • I still have the hunger for the game, says Bayern's Xabi Alonso August 31, 2014

    Bayern Munich's Xabi Alonso said he was still hungry for success despite two Champions League wins, a World Cup victory and two European championship titles. The 32yearold Spaniard surprisingly joined ambitious Bayern Munich on Friday on a twoyear deal from Real Madrid and said it was his desire to keep playing...
  • Bayern Munich complete transfer for Xabi Alonso August 29, 2014

    Madrid: Real Madrid says they had completed the sale of midfielder Xabi Alonso to German champion Bayern Munich. Bayern had said on Thursday they were close to inking the deal for the former Spanish international. The 32yearold Alonso will help fill the void left by the injury to fellow Spaniard Javi Martinez. Alonso...
  • Bayern Munich set to sign Xabi Alonso from Real Madrid August 28, 2014

    Munich: A Bayern Munich official says the Bundesliga champions are set to sign midfielder Xabi Alonso from Real Madrid. Bayern financial director JanChristian Dreesen says Alonso was expected in Munich on Thursday for his medical. Alonso and Bayern have "in principle" agreed on a transfer and the two clubs are "in...
  • Bayern Munich agree deal for Roma defender Mehdi Benatia August 26, 2014

    Munich: Bundesliga champion Bayern Munich said they have reached a deal with Roma to sign Morocco defender Mehdi Benatia. Benatia will travel to Munich soon to undergo a medical and is expected to sign a fiveyear contract. Bayern said they have agreed with Roma not to disclose the terms of the deal....
  • Belgium defender Van Buyten announces retirement August 14, 2014

    Brussels: Veteran Belgium defender Daniel van Buyten announced his retirement on Thursday, ending speculation he was to join champions Anderlecht for the season. The 36yearold, one of the outstanding performers at the World Cup in Brazil, came to the end of his contract with Bayern Munich in June and although he...
  • Bayern Munich's Javi Martinez out for rest of the year August 14, 2014

    Bayern Munich's Javi Martinez will undergo surgery and is out for the rest of the year after tearing cruciate ligaments in his left knee in Wednesday's German Super Cup defeat by Borussia Dortmund, the German champions said on Thursday. The holding midfielder will fly to the United States in the coming...
  • Borussia Dortmund beat Bayern 20 to retain German Super Cup August 14, 2014

    Borussia Dortmund eased past lacklustre Bayern Munich 20 with goals from Henrikh Mkhitaryan and PierreEmerick Aubameyang to lift the German Super Cup on Wednesday and draw first blood in their rivalry with the Bavarians this season. Both clubs left most of their World Cup winners and big names at home or...