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  • Champions League: Contenders, Pretenders and the Outsiders Yesterday

    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 4 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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...
  • France winger Franck Ribery ends international career August 13, 2014

    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 31yearold 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 threeyear contract August 8, 2014

    Munich: Bayern Munich have signed Spain goalkeeper Pepe Reina on a threeyear deal. Bayern said Reina signed his contract with the Bundesliga champions on Friday, joining as a backup to firstchoice goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, who is also Germany's No. 1. Reina passed a medical on Thursday evening. The 31yearold Reina spent...
  • Landon Donovan goal gives MLS 21 win over Bayern Munich August 7, 2014

    Landon Donovan celebrated the winning goal in his 14th AllStar game by grasping the MLS badge on his jersey before he was swarmed by his teammates. 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 KarlHeinz 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 sixyear contract. The Bundesliga champion did not disclose the transfer fee for the 24yearold Kroos, a key member of Germany's World Cupwinning team. Bayern chairman KarlHeinz 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 10, 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 31yearold, 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 rightshoulder 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 20 with two extratime 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 23man 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 50 aggregate defeat by Real Madrid in the Champions League semifinals and said he would not change the way his team played football. The 40 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 40 semifinal secondleg 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...