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Category: Bayern Munich

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European roundup: Drama as Gladbach beat Bayern; Dortmund rout Düsseldorf

• Borussia Mönchengladbach 2-1 Bayern Munich• Atlanta beat Verona 3-2 in see-saw Serie A encounterBorussia Mönchengladbach’s Ramy Bensebaini scored twice, including a stoppage-time penalty, for a 2-1 comeback home win over the champions, Bayern Munich,…

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Leon Bailey and lucky Leverkusen hold their nerve to beat Bayern

Bayern-Dusel normally dictates fortune favours Munich but the heroics of Leon Bailey and Lukas Hradecky proved decisive It’s hard to get too far into the general lexicon of the Bundesliga without Bayern-Dusel coming up. It’s more than the rub of the gr…

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Champions League: Lewandowski hits four for Bayern and Juve beat Atlético

• Bayern Munich thrash Red Star Belgrade 6-0 in Group B• Paulo Dybala scores winner to leave Atlético Madrid vulnerableBayern Munich secured top spot in Champions League Group B with a match to spare after four second-half goals from Robert Lewandowski…

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Arturo Vidal strikes to complete Barcelona’s comeback win at Leganés

• Luis Suárez also on target for table-topping champions• Real Madrid could go level on points with win over SociedadBarcelona came from behind to snatch a 2-1 victory at La Liga’s basement club Leganés as the substitute Arturo Vidal struck a scrappy l…

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From Vardy to Lewandowski, vintage traditional No 9s are thriving again

The modern game was supposed to have left such centre-forwards behind, so why are they topping the scoring charts?Ever since Hungary swaggered into Wembley in 1953, deploying Nandor Hidegkuti as a “false nine” and shattering England’s superiority compl…

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Hansi Flick to stay as Bayern Munich head coach ‘at least until Christmas’

‘We trust him,’ Karl-Heinz Rummenigge tells club AGMHerbert Hainer elected president, replacing Uli HoenessHansi Flick will continue as Bayern Munich’s interim head coach “until further notice”, although the club have stopped short of offering the 54-y…

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Hansi Flick to stay as Bayern Munich head coach ‘at least until Christmas’

‘We trust him,’ Karl-Heinz Rummenigge tells club AGMHerbert Hainer elected president, replacing Uli HoenessHansi Flick will continue as Bayern Munich’s interim head coach “until further notice”, although the club have stopped short of offering the 54-y…

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Hansi Flick weaves magic as Borussia Dortmund curse their Bayern Munich jinx | Andy Brassell

Lucien Favre had said his side had nothing to lose, but lose they did – their six successive Bundesliga defeat at the Allianz ArenaEvery team has their blind spot, their house of horror, where they can’t put a foot right. On the weekend of Der Klassike…

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Bayern Munich crush Dortmund thanks to Robert Lewandowski double

Bayern Munich crushed Borussia Dortmund with two goals from Robert Lewandowski to climb back into third place and give interim coach Hansi Flick an impressive Bundesliga debut.Lewandowski kept up his sensational scoring run, netting in the 17th and 76t…

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In defence of RB Leipzig

RB Leipzig are unloved for a good reason, but they deserve respect for trusting young players, promoting exciting managers and challenging Bayern Munich’s hegemonyBy Jason Humphreys for Englische WocheThe headlines from the Bundesliga last weekend belo…

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Der Klassiker: Bayern face Dortmund amid uncertain future

The Bavarian club sacked Niko Kovac this week and need a win against their rivals to kickstart their season“The next Bayern Munich manager will also fail,” read a headline in Der Tagesspiegel this week after the Bundesliga club had sacked Niko Kovac 10…

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Football transfer rumours: Emmanuel Dennis to Leicester City?

Today’s tell-all is quantum, baby Not content with all the praise being lavished on his exciting Leicester side as they chase a top-four finish, Brendan Rodgers is hoping to earn even more by bringing in several January recruits. Emmanuel Dennis is a 2…

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Arsène Wenger: ‘I’ve not decided if I am going back into management’

• Bayern Munich targeting Wenger for managerial vacancy • Former Arsenal coach would ‘not refuse’ to talk to German clubArsène Wenger maintains he is not in discussions with Bayern Munich about their managerial vacancy – but would “never refuse” to tal…

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Arsène Wenger: ‘I’ve not decided if I am going back into management’

• Bayern Munich targeting Wenger for managerial vacancy • Former Arsenal coach would ‘not refuse’ to talk to German clubArsène Wenger maintains he is not in discussions with Bayern Munich about their managerial vacancy – but would “never refuse” to tal…

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Champions League roundup: Ramsey and Costa steer Juventus to late win

• Ramsey reacts fastest after Cristiano Ronaldo free-kick• Bayern Munich see off Olympiakos 2-0 to seal qualificationDouglas Costa scored a brilliant stoppage-time goal to give Juventus a 2-1 win away to Lokomotiv Moscow on Wednesday, which clinched t…

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Football quiz: managers who won trophies … then got sacked

Niko Kovac was sacked months after he won the double at Bayern. He’s not the first manager who has been treated harshlyClaudio Ranieri was sacked in February 2017, nine months after he led Leicester to their first ever league title. Where was his final…

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Bayern Munich set sights on Arsène Wenger as manager after Rangnick blow

Wenger set for talks with Bundesliga clubFrenchman the No 1 target for rest of the seasonArsène Wenger has emerged as the frontrunner to replace Niko Kovac as Bayern Munich’s manager after Ralf Rangnick ruled himself out. Bayern have made the Frenchman…

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The Fiver | A phonecall from Vorsprung durch Tin und Lederhosen Fünfer

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!The Fiver’s German cousin, Vorsprung durch Tin und Lederhosen Fünfer, was on the blower this weekend, reader, and what a giddy mood he was in! At first, we assumed he’d been on the WeissTin again, beca…

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Ralf Rangnick and Arsène Wenger on Bayern shortlist to replace Niko Kovac

• Bundesliga side looking at short- and long-term solutions• Ajax’s Ten Hag and former Juve manager Allegri also on listRalf Rangnick, Erik ten Hag, Arséne Wenger and Max Allegri are on Bayern Munich’s list of possible candidates to replace Niko Kovac,…

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Ralf Rangnick and Arsène Wenger on Bayern shortlist to replace Niko Kovac

• Bundesliga side looking at short- and long-term solutions• Ajax’s Ten Hag and former Juve manager Allegri also on listRalf Rangnick, Erik ten Hag, Arséne Wenger and Max Allegri are on Bayern Munich’s list of possible candidates to replace Niko Kovac,…