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  • 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...
  • Inter Milan reach deal to sign Shaqiri from Bayern Munich January 8, 2015

    Milan: Inter Milan has reached a deal with Bayer Munich to sign midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri. On Thursday the Serie A side confirmed the agreement between the clubs, adding that the deal still had to be signed. Shaqiri is expected to arrive in Milan in the next 24 hours to complete the...
  • 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...