Bayern Munich

  • Belgium defender Van Buyten announces retirement 6 days ago

    Brussels: Veteran Belgium defender Daniel van Buyten announced his retirement on Thursday, ending speculation he was to join champions Anderlecht for the season. The 36-year-old, 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 6 days ago

    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 2-0 to retain German Super Cup 1 week ago

    Borussia Dortmund eased past lacklustre Bayern Munich 2-0 with goals from Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Pierre-Emerick 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...
  • France winger Franck Ribery ends international career 1 week ago

    France winger Franck Ribery is ending his career with the national team to focus on his club and family, the player, who missed this year's World Cup through injury, said on Wednesday. "I am stopping," the 31-year-old told German magazine Kicker in an interview to be published on Thursday. "I realised...
  • No more signings for Bayern Munich, says coach Pep Guardiola August 12, 2014

    Berlin: Bayern Munich will not sign any more players during the current transfer window despite a series of injury setbacks as they prepare for Wednesday's German Super Cup against Borussia Dortmund. Last season's domestic double winners, seeking revenge for last year's defeat by Dortmund in the same game, will be without...
  • Pepe Reina joins Bayern Munich on three-year contract August 8, 2014

    Munich: Bayern Munich have signed Spain goalkeeper Pepe Reina on a three-year deal. Bayern said Reina signed his contract with the Bundesliga champions on Friday, joining as a backup to first-choice goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, who is also Germany's No. 1. Reina passed a medical on Thursday evening. The 31-year-old Reina spent...
  • Landon Donovan goal gives MLS 2-1 win over Bayern Munich August 7, 2014

    Landon Donovan celebrated the winning goal in his 14th All-Star game by grasping the MLS badge on his jersey before he was swarmed by his team-mates. Take that, Bayern Munich. Donovan dribbled the ball at the top of the box before blasting it past German World Cup goalkeeper Manuel Neuer in...
  • Club will never fire Pep Guardiola, says Bayern chairman July 27, 2014

    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...
  • Germany midfielder Toni Kroos joins Real Madrid July 17, 2014

    Munich: Germany midfielder Toni Kroos has joined Real Madrid from Bayern Munich on a six-year contract. The Bundesliga champion did not disclose the transfer fee for the 24-year-old Kroos, a key member of Germany's World Cup-winning team. Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge thanked Kroos on Thursday for his time in Munich and wished...
  • Kroos moves from Bayern Munich to Real Madrid July 14, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: After winning the World Cup at the Maracana Stadium on Sunday, Germany's Toni Kroos announced that he will move to Spanish club Real Madrid. Currently with Bayern Munich, the midfielder confirmed his move to 'Los Blancos' after the final where Germany defeated Argentina 1-0, reports Efe. "The World Cup...
  • FIFA World Cup 2014 will be my last, says Franck Ribery May 21, 2014

    France winger Franck Ribery will play in his last World Cup in Brazil, the Bayern Munich player said on Wednesday. The 31-year-old, who also featured in the 2006 and 2010 tournaments, wants to sign off in style by winning the trophy. "First off it will be my last World Cup," he told...
  • Bayern Munich say Manuel Neuer, Philipp Lahm fit for World Cup May 20, 2014

    Munich: Germany captain Philipp Lahm and goalkeeper Manuel Neuer will be fit in time for the World Cup despite sustaining injuries in the German Cup final, Bayern Munich said Monday. Neuer finished the match with a right-shoulder injury. Lahm was substituted after injuring his left ankle. Both were examined Monday by...
  • Bayern Munich secure double after Cup win over Borussia Dortmund May 18, 2014

    Berlin: Bayern Munich restored their undisputed dominance in Germany when they beat rivals Borussia Dortmund 2-0 with two extra-time goals on Saturday to win the German Cup and secure their tenth domestic double. Dutchman Arjen Robben, who scored the winner against Dortmund in the Champions League final last season, tapped in...
  • Xherdan Shaqiri heads young Switzerland World Cup squad May 20, 2014

    Bayern Munich winger Xherdan Shaqiri is the star player in a youthful 23-man Switzerland squad selected for the World Cup. The only player above 30 picked by Ottmar Hitzfeld on Tuesday is central defender Steve von Bergen, who turns 31 five days before the Swiss open play on June 15 against...
  • 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...
  • I won't change anything at Bayern Munich, says Pep Guardiola May 2, 2014

    Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola hailed on Friday what he said was a successful season despite the crushing 5-0 aggregate defeat by Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-finals and said he would not change the way his team played football. The 4-0 loss to Real in Munich on Tuesday was...
  • Brilliant Cristiano Ronaldo breaks Lionel Messi's Champions League record April 30, 2014

    Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo on Tuesday broke the record for the most goals in a European Cup or Champions League season in his side's 4-0 semi-final second-leg victory over Bayern Munich. Ronaldo picked up his 15th and 16th goals of the campaign to help put the Spanish side into the final...
  • Heat is on Pep Guardiola at Bayern after Real rout April 30, 2014

    Bayern Munich's humbling Champions League defeat against Real Madrid will increase the pressure on coach Pep Guardiola to change his methods, which were being questioned even before Tuesday's debacle. Hailed as the world's best coach when he arrived at the start of the season, Guardiola's constant tactical switches are now seen...
  • I won't change philosophy, says beaten Guardiola April 30, 2014

    Munich: Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola still believes in possession-based football and cannot alter his feelings about the way the game should be played, he said after the Champions League holders were hammered by Real Madrid on Tuesday. The former Barcelona boss was forced to defend his philosophy, already under fire...
  • Champions League final is why I came to Real: Gareth Bale April 30, 2014

    Munich: Real Madrid's world record signing Gareth Bale looked forward to his first Champions League final after a 4-0 thrashing of holders Bayern Munich on Tuesday and said it was exactly why he wanted to join the Spanish side. The 100 million-euro ($138.17 million) man, who set up Cristiano Ronaldo's record...
  • Real Madrid destroy Bayern Munich 5-0 on aggregate to reach Champions League final April 30, 2014

    Munich: Sergio Ramos and Cristiano Ronaldo scored two goals apiece as Real Madrid advanced to the Champions League final by stunning title holder Bayern Munich 4-0 on Tuesday. Real completed a 5-0 aggregate victory and will now play either Chelsea or Atletico Madrid in the May 24 final in Lisbon. Bayern's...
  • Bayern look to count on home advantage for Real Madrid clash in Champions League April 29, 2014

    Bayern Munich seem to be going through a bumpy ride right in the crucial part of the season. Dominant until a few weeks ago, Pep Guardiola's team has been less-than-convincing in some recent matches. In the Champions League, Real Madrid take a 1-0 lead into the second leg of the semifinals...
  • Bale says he is fit for Champions League semi-final against Bayern April 28, 2014

    Munich: Real Madrid's Gareth Bale is fit and ready to play in their Champions League semi-final against Bayern Munich on Tuesday after missing their 4-0 league win over Osasuna at the weekend with flu, he said on Monday. Bale had been rested for the league win but is expected to feature...
  • Pep Guardiola banking on 'angry Ribery' to pip Real Madrid April 28, 2014

    Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola is counting on Frenchman Franck Ribery's anger to power them past Real Madrid in their Champions League semi-final second leg on Tuesday despite the winger's recent slump in form. Ribery had a sparkling season until Bayern clinched the Bundesliga title with seven games to spare. The team...
  • Fast-breaking Real home in on elusive tenth European crown April 24, 2014

    Real Madrid took a step closer to an elusive 10th European Cup with a 1-0 home win over Bayern Munich on Wednesday and the Spanish side will hope to finish off the job in Germany having shown how effective they are on the counter-attack. Before the match, Bayern coach Pep Guardiola...
  • Confident Bayern promise home improvements against Real Madrid April 24, 2014

    Holders Bayern Munich promised a sharp improvement when they host Real Madrid in the second leg of their Champions League semi-final after failing to convert the lion's share of possession into goals in a 1-0 defeat in Spain on Wednesday. Bayern enjoyed 80 percent possession in the first half but it...
  • Benzema goal gives Real Madrid first-leg advantage over Bayern in Champions League semis April 24, 2014

    Madrid: Real Madrid struck early through Karim Benzema and comfortably held Bayern Munich at bay to beat the holders 1-0 on Wednesday and move a step closer to a first Champions League final in 12 years. Chasing a record-extending 10th European crown, Real were content to cede possession to the slick...
  • Real's Bale a doubt for Bayern game with illness: reports April 23, 2014

    Madrid: Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale could miss Wednesday's Champions League semi-final, first leg at home to Bayern Munich due to illness, Spanish media reported on Tuesday. Bale, who has been suffering from flu, trained with the rest of the squad earlier on Tuesday but had not been able to join...
  • Bayern, Madrid renew European rivalry in Champions League semifinal April 23, 2014

    Madrid: Real Madrid and Bayern Munich renew their storied European rivalry in the Champions League on Wednesday, with the Bundesliga champion dominating their history. The first-leg semifinal at Madrid's Santiago Bernabeu Stadium marks the 20th time the clubs will meet in the continent's top competition, and marks Bayern coach Pep Guardiola's...
  • Familiar foe Pep Guardiola blocking Real Madrid's path to glory April 22, 2014

    The last thing Real Madrid wanted was another Champions League semi-final clash against Bayern Munich and on Wednesday they will need to get the better of a familiar foe who very much appears to have their number. Pep Guardiola, whose Bayern side play their last four, first leg at the Bernabeu,...