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Category: Bayern Munich

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Tayfun Korkut the unlikely architect of Stuttgart’s revival | Andy Brassell

Less than a month after what seemed a deeply underwhelming appointment, it has begun to seem a brighter future is possibleThe fabled ‘new manager bounce’ is one thing. Stuttgart winning away, though? That’s something else entirely and after a first vic…

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Jupp Heynckes, the safe pair of hands Bayern Munich can’t bear to lose

Instead of just minding the shop in his fourth stint as manager the man from Mönchengladbach is being begged to stayJupp Heynckes has a proud record to protect. In each of the three seasons he has coached a team in the Champions League, they have reach…

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Champions League: fans from around Europe preview the last-16 stage

Spurs dread in-form Juventus, Porto plan to cause an upset at Anfield and Neymar will show Spain what it is missingJuventus If we play as solidly as we have done in the last few months, we will be tough to beat. After a slow start to the season we have…

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Schalke’s Leon Goretzka gives Bayern Munich a glimpse of their future | Andy Brassell

Schalke midfielder will join Bayern in the summer and his display against them will have pleased home fans in MunichAt least he ended up with an assist from it. It was a whisker from being one of the goals of the season, as Leon Goretzka threw a bicycl…

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Winter may catch up with the English elite as Champions League resumes | Barry Glendenning

The Premier League’s lack of downtime is much maligned – but few clubs are truly idle over an ever more frenzied ChristmasThe Champions League returns this week and, for many, the most thrilling football tournament in Europe and arguably the world star…

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European roundup: Real Madrid go third thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick

• Real beat Real Socieded 5-2; second-placed Atlético beat Málaga• Robert Lewandowski equals record as Bayern go 18 points clearCristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick as Real Madrid moved into third place following a 5-2 thumping of Real Sociedad at the …

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Champions League last 16: tie-by-tie analysis | Marcus Christenson

From Juventus and Spurs’ intriguing battle to Chelsea’s forbidding meeting with Barcelona and a likely stroll for Bayern, we look over all eight last-16 matchupsTuesday, St Jakob-Park and Wednesday 7 March, Etihad Continue reading…

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Champions League last 16: tie-by-tie analysis | Marcus Christenson

From Juventus and Spurs’ intriguing battle to Chelsea’s forbidding meeting with Barcelona and a likely stroll for Bayern, we look over all eight last-16 matchupsTuesday, St Jakob-Park and Wednesday 7 March, Etihad Continue reading…

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Manchester United fans in Munich mark air disaster’s 60th anniversary

• ‘This is a pilgrimage. A trip every United fan should make once’• Bayern Munich’s Karl-Heinz Rummenigge among the speakersThe strains of “We’ll keep the red flag flying high” sang out across Manchester Platz, or Manchester Square, Munich on a bitterl…

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Champions League: how will your club do in the knockout stages?

With the Champions League returning for the knockout stages next week, we want to know how far you think your team will goThe Champions League resumes for the last-16 stage next week with all five English clubs still in the competition. Both of the Man…

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Ademola Lookman slips and slides from Everton into Leipzig’s affections | Andy Brassell

Ralph Hasenhüttl has belief in the match-winning debutant who ‘only brought one pair of boots with him from England’It could have been all so different for Diego Forlán. So he thought, at least. Some years back he famously told an interviewer the tale …

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If Robben and Ribéry leave Bayern Munich, they will go as club legends

Arjen Robben and Franck Ribéry are 34 and out of contract this summer. It may be time for Bayern Munich to bid them farewellBy Jason Humphreys for Englische WocheArjen Robben and Franck Ribéry joined Bayern Munich while on different career trajectories…

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Germany midfielder Leon Goretzka agrees Bayern Munich move

• Goretzka will complete move from Schalke to Bayern on 1 July • Midfielder passed medical with Bundesliga champions on ThursdayLeon Goretzka will join Bayern Munich from Schalke in the summer after agreeing a contract and passing a medical with the Bu…

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Bayern Munich confirm interest in Schalke midfielder Leon Goretzka

• Germany international can leave on a free in the summer• Liverpool have been linked with a move for the playerBayern Munich have confirmed their interest in the highly rated Schalke midfielder Leon Goretzka.The 22-year-old Germany international, who …

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The Bayern blueprint: how Pep Guardiola honed Manchester City’s unbeatables | Michael Butler

A win at Crystal Palace will give City 19 league wins on the trot, a feat the coach also achieved in Munich. How do Pep’s record breakers compare?Manchester City managers of the future have a problem. The football played at the end of 2017 will always …

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Bayern Munich sign Germany striker Sandro Wagner from Hoffenheim

• Wagner will return to former club after signing contract until 2020• Striker has scored five goals in seven appearances for GermanyBayern Munich have signed the Hoffenheim and Germany striker Sandro Wagner. The 30-year-old will join the Bundesliga ch…

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Bayern Munich top late dramatics as Bundesliga shuts up shop with a bang | Andy Brassell

A swarm of clutch finishes marked out the final round of games before the winter break, including drama for leaders Bayern in their win at StuttgartThe memo, it appeared, was widely received. As the Bundesliga’s Hinrunde – the season’s first half – cam…

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Champions League: tie-by-tie analysis of the last-16 games | Nick Miller

Chelsea renew their rivalry with Barcelona, City get lucky, Liverpool and United should both progress, while Spurs aim to create more historyFirst leg 13 February Second leg 7 March Continue reading…

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European roundup: Cristiano Ronaldo at the double as Real Madrid thrash Sevilla

• Spanish champions stun rivals with five first-half goals• Bayern edge Eintracht Frankfurt; Dortmund lose againCristiano Ronaldo celebrated his fifth Ballon d’Or award with a brace as Real Madrid swept past Sevilla 5-0 following a blistering first-hal…

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Wrong move: how Grzegorz Krychowiak and Renato Sanches lost their mojos

West Brom’s and Swansea’s summer signings expected to shine in the Premier League but the excitement of their arrival has turned into disenchantmentIt says a lot for how badly things have panned out this season for Swansea and West Bromwich Albion that…