Bundesliga

  • Bayern defender Rafinha banned for three games 14-04-2014 11:48 PM

    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...
  • Bayern Munich: the unstoppable German champions on a rampage 26-03-2014 12:23 PM

    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,...
  • Champions Bayern breaking more records under Guardiola 26-03-2014 10:19 AM

    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...
  • Bayern Munich clinch Bundesliga title in record time 26-03-2014 02:42 AM

    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...
  • Dante extends contract with Bayern Munich 25-03-2014 02:01 PM

    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...
  • Arjen Robben extends contract with Bayern Munich 19-03-2014 07:26 PM

    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...
  • Hoeness quits Bayern, accepts jail term for tax evasion 15-03-2014 08:58 AM

    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...
  • Adidas boss Hainer to take over from Hoeness at Bayern 14-03-2014 10:40 PM

    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...
  • Hoeness accepts conviction, quits as Bayern boss 14-03-2014 02:57 PM

    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...
  • Bayern Munich president sentenced to prison 13-03-2014 09:12 PM

    Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness was found guilty Thursday and sentenced to 3 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...
  • Kevin de Bruyne signs for Wolfsburg from Chelsea 18-01-2014 04:35 PM

    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...
  • Borussia Dortmund sign Finland striker Tim Vayrynen 10-01-2014 11:12 PM

    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...
  • Lewandowski pledges to give Dortmund his all 05-01-2014 11:24 PM

    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...
  • Franck Ribery says he is confident of winning Ballon d'Or 25-11-2013 08:35 PM

    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...
  • Ribery will be out for 'long time': Pep Guardiola 22-11-2013 10:12 PM

    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...
  • Bayern keeper's role easier under Guardiola: Neuer 29-10-2013 06:11 PM

    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...
  • Pep Guardiola attends first Oktoberfest with Bayern 07-10-2013 09:14 AM

    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...
  • Schalke sign Milan midfielder Boateng on four-year deal 30-08-2013 07:20 PM

    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...
  • Schalke to bid for Ronaldinho: reports 30-08-2013 10:16 AM

    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...
  • Bayern's Thiago out until November after ligament surgery 26-08-2013 07:47 PM

    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...
  • Lewandowski settles disagreements with Borussia Dortmund 21-08-2013 05:12 PM

    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...
  • Schalke's Klaas Jan Huntelaar to miss Champions League playoff 18-08-2013 07:39 PM

    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...
  • Dortmund's new attack key to challenging Bayern 15-08-2013 06:30 PM

    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....
  • Werder Bremen sign Argentine forward Franco Di Santo 14-08-2013 04:50 PM

    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....
  • Germany in no hurry to introduce goal-line technology 13-08-2013 01:50 PM

    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...
  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scores hat-trick on Dortmund debut 11-08-2013 12:16 PM

    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 10-08-2013 08:50 AM

    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...
  • Bayern launch Bundesliga title race as favourites 08-08-2013 02:44 PM

    Munich: Treble winners Bayern Munich launch their Bundesliga title defence against Borussia Moenchengladbach on Friday but league rivals and soccer fans across German are already talking about a foregone conclusion. The all-conquering Bavarians, who won a domestic double as well as the Champions League against German rivals Borussia Dortmund last...
  • Messi, Ronaldo, Ribery competing for 'Best Player in Europe' 06-08-2013 09:43 PM

    Nyon, Switzerland: Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Franck Ribery will compete to be named UEFA Best Player in Europe for last season. UEFA published the three candidates' names on Tuesday after announcing an initial 10-player list of contenders last month, selected by journalists from UEFA member countries. Ribery was one...
  • Football Transfers: Latest news and rumours on Wednesday 31-07-2013 10:40 PM

    IBNLive Sports gives you Wednesday's round-up of all the latest transfer news and gossip involving the leading clubs and top players around the world. Manchester United to smash transfer record in Cesc Fabregas bid The Daily Mail believes that United will submit a bid of around 35million pounds for the...