Bundesliga

  • Club will never fire Pep Guardiola, says Bayern chairman 4 days ago

    Munich: Bayern Munich's chairman is giving coach Pep Guardiola a ringing endorsement as he prepares for his second season in charge, saying that the club will never fire him. Chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge was responding to questions in Sunday's Welt am Sonntag newspaper about whether he was worried that Bayern could...
  • Bundesliga side Hoffenheim to arrive in India on May 12 May 5, 2014

    Bundesliga side TSG 1899 Hoffenheim will arrive in India for their first-ever visit to the country on May 12. The team will touch down in Kolkata on May 12 following a short stopover in New Delhi on their journey from Germany. "The Hoffenheim players and officials will get a first feeling of...
  • Bayern's Manuel Neuer extends contract by three years to 2019 May 3, 2014

    Bayern Munich's Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer signed a contract extension that will keep him at last season's treble winners until 2019, the Bundesliga club said on Friday. Announcing the deal after the end of an emergency general meeting to elect the successor to convicted former club president Uli Hoeness, Bayern CEO...
  • Bayern defender Rafinha banned for three games April 14, 2014

    Frankfurt: Bayern Munich defender Rafinha has been banned for three Bundesliga matches after getting a late red card in the 3-0 loss to Borussia Dortmund. Rafinha was sent off for sticking his hand into the face of Henrikh Mkhitaryan. The Brazilian defender will miss matches against Eintracht Braunschweig, Werder Bremen and Hamburger...
  • Bayern Munich: the unstoppable German champions on a rampage March 26, 2014

    The rampaging Bayern Munich continue to move like a fast train as they litterally raced to their 24th Bundesliga title undefeated and in a record time, beating Hertha Berlin 3-1 on Tuesday. The result broke a number of records as Pep Guardiola's side wrapped up the title in March itself, the...
  • Champions Bayern breaking more records under Guardiola March 26, 2014

    When former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola agreed last year to join Bayern Munich this season, the Bavarian club was in the middle of challenging for three trophies. A few months later his predecessor Jupp Heynckes crowned his retirement with the first German club treble of domestic league and cup titles and...
  • Bayern Munich clinch Bundesliga title in record time March 26, 2014

    Berlin: Bayern Munich defeated Hertha Berlin 3-1 to become the earliest Bundesliga champion in 51 years of the league on Tuesday, when the defending champion claimed their 24th German title. Toni Kroos scored in the sixth minute and Mario Goetze added a rare header in the 14th. Adrian Ramos pulled one back...
  • Dante extends contract with Bayern Munich March 25, 2014

    Berlin: Bayern Munich defender Dante Bonfim Costa Santos has extended his contract with the German giants until June 2017. After contract extensions of Dutchman Arjen Robben, Austrian David Alaba and Brazilian international Rafinha, Bayern Munich Monday had another key player, Dante, put pen to paper on a new deal ahead of...
  • Arjen Robben extends contract with Bayern Munich March 19, 2014

    Munich: Arjen Robben extended his contract with Champions League titleholder Bayern Munich on Wednesday to 2017. Robben's contract was to expire in June after five seasons. The Netherlands winger will stay with Bayern for another three seasons. Robben scored the deciding goal in the 2-1 win over Borussia Dortmund in the...
  • Hoeness quits Bayern, accepts jail term for tax evasion March 15, 2014

    Uli Hoeness said on Friday he would accept a 3-1/2-year prison term for evading 27 million euros in taxes and resigned as president and chairman of Bayern Munich, the club he made into one of the world's most successful football dynasties. Hoeness, 62, a household name in his country and friend...
  • Adidas boss Hainer to take over from Hoeness at Bayern March 14, 2014

    Adidas boss Herbert Hainer will become the new president and business chairman of German soccer club Bayern Munich, after the resignation of Uli Hoeness, the club's supervisory board said on Friday. Uli Hoeness said on Friday he would accept a 3-1/2 year prison term for evading 28 million euros in taxes...
  • Hoeness accepts conviction, quits as Bayern boss March 14, 2014

    Munich: Uli Hoeness says he has decided not to appeal against his conviction for tax evasion and is stepping down immediately as president of European champion Bayern Munich. Hoeness, one of the most prominent figures in German football, was convicted on Thursday of evading millions of euros (dollars) in tax through...
  • Bayern Munich president sentenced to prison March 13, 2014

    Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness was found guilty Thursday and sentenced to 3½ years in prison for evading millions of euros (dollars) in tax through an undeclared Swiss bank account. The 62-year-old Hoeness, one of the most powerful figures in German soccer, was initially charged with dodging 3.5 million euros ($4.85...
  • Kevin de Bruyne signs for Wolfsburg from Chelsea January 18, 2014

    Wolfsburg: Belgium forward Kevin de Bruyne has completed his transfer from Chelsea to Wolfsburg. The Bundesliga side says de Bruyne signed a contract through mid-2019. The move is reportedly costing Wolfsburg about €20 million ($27.17 million). De Bruyne scored 10 goals in 33 Bundesliga games while on loan to Werder Bremen last...
  • Borussia Dortmund sign Finland striker Tim Vayrynen January 10, 2014

    Germany: Borussia Dortmund have signed striker Tim Vayrynen from Finnish first division side FC Honka. The Bundesliga club say on their website that the 20-year-old Vayrynen is getting a contract to 2016, and that he will play initially with its under-23 side in Germany's third division. Vayrynen scored 17 goals in 24...
  • Lewandowski pledges to give Dortmund his all January 5, 2014

    Dortmund: Poland striker Robert Lewandowski says he will give his all for Borussia Dortmund before switching to Bundesliga rival Bayern Munich at the end of the season. Lewandowski, who signed a five-year deal with Bayern on Saturday, told Dortmund fans on the club website: "We still have half a year ahead...
  • Franck Ribery says he is confident of winning Ballon d'Or November 25, 2013

    Franck Ribery said he was confident of winning the World Player of the Year award because he "made the difference" and "set defences on fire". "I have no fear, I am confident. I have done all I had to," the Bayern Munich and France winger told French daily Le Monde in...
  • Ribery will be out for 'long time': Pep Guardiola November 22, 2013

    Munich: Bayern Munich winger and Ballon d'Or candidate Franck Ribery will be sidelined for longer than originally believed. Bayern coach Pep Guardiola told reporters on Friday that Ribery will be missing "for a long time," without being more specific. But Guardiola added that he now hopes to have Ribery back for the...
  • Bayern keeper's role easier under Guardiola: Neuer October 29, 2013

    Manuel Neuer is better suited to new Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola's style of passing the ball out from the back than he was to the tactics of predecessor Jupp Heynckes, said the Germany goalkeeper. Guardiola took over from the treble-winning Heynckes in the close season and ball possession has always...
  • Pep Guardiola attends first Oktoberfest with Bayern October 7, 2013

    Munich: Bayern Munich switched its attention from football to beer on Sunday as players and coaching staff enjoyed the city's Oktoberfest celebrations. The Bundesliga leader toasted last season's treble-winning success and looked forward to more under new coach Pep Guardiola. The Spanish coach wore a traditional hat to go with the...
  • Schalke sign Milan midfielder Boateng on four-year deal August 30, 2013

    Berlin: Champions League competitors Schalke 04 have signed AC Milan midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng on a four-year deal after the Ghana international passed his medical at the German club on Friday. "I am delighted to be back home in Germany," Germany-born Boateng told reporters. "It is one of the best leagues in...
  • Schalke to bid for Ronaldinho: reports August 30, 2013

    Rio de Janeiro: Brazilian footballer Ronaldinho is reportedly being pursued by German club Schalke 04 ahead of Monday's European transfer deadline. The Bundesliga club have turned their attention to the two-time FIFA World Player of the Year after their first choice target Samuel Eto'o joined Chelsea, reports Xinhua. "Schalke is looking for...
  • Bayern's Thiago out until November after ligament surgery August 26, 2013

    Berlin: Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara will be out of action until early November after having surgery on Monday for damaged ligaments, the club said. The hugely talented 22-year-old Spain international, who joined in the close season from Barcelona, damaged ligaments in his right ankle in the second half of their...
  • Lewandowski settles disagreements with Borussia Dortmund August 21, 2013

    Berlin: Borussia Dortmund forward Robert Lewandowski has resolved differences with the club over a failed transfer to Bayern Munich in the close season, the Poland international said on Wednesday after being given a pay rise. Lewandowski was desperate to leave the Champions League runners-up to join treble winners Bayern Munich but...
  • Schalke's Klaas Jan Huntelaar to miss Champions League playoff August 18, 2013

    Gelsenkirchen, Germany: Schalke striker Klaas Jan Huntelaar will be out of action for several weeks due to a knee injury sustained in his side's 4-0 defeat at Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga on Saturday. The club says on its website that Huntelaar has a partial rupture to a ligament in his right...
  • Dortmund's new attack key to challenging Bayern August 15, 2013

    Berlin: Borussia Dortmund's new "five-star attack" is fueling speculation that Bayern Munich face a serious challenge in defending their Bundesliga title this season. While Bayern are still adapting to Pep Guardiola, Dortmund coach Juergen Klopp has the advantage of five years' Bundesliga experience and a side well-attuned to his demands. Dortmund reacted...
  • Werder Bremen sign Argentine forward Franco Di Santo August 14, 2013

    Germany: Werder Bremen have signed Argentine forward Franco Di Santo on a free transfer from English side Wigan. The Bundesliga club say the 24-year-old Di Santo signed a three-year deal after undergoing a medical on Tuesday. He is currently in England but expected in Bremen for his presentation on Thursday. Bremen...
  • Germany in no hurry to introduce goal-line technology August 13, 2013

    Berlin: Germany will wait before introducing goal-line technology despite a wrong call in the Bundesliga on Saturday, when a goal wasn't given despite the ball crossing the line. Hoffenheim forward Kevin Volland's goal was not awarded after the ball spun back out over the line during his side's 2-2 draw with...
  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scores hat-trick on Dortmund debut August 11, 2013

    Berlin: New signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang enjoyed a dream Bundesliga debut on Saturday, scoring a hat-trick to steer last year's runners-up Borussia Dortmund to a 4-0 win at Augsburg in their first league match of the season. The weekend was also marked by controversy as Hoffenheim were denied a Kevin Volland...
  • Bayern make winning Bundesliga start on Guardiola debut August 10, 2013

    Munich: Treble winners Bayern Munich launched their Bundesliga title defence with a commanding 3-1 victory over Borussia Moenchengladbach on Friday to mark a winning German league debut for new coach Pep Guardiola. Two first half goals in four minutes from Arjen Robben and Mario Mandzukic and a 69th minute penalty...