Category: Bayern Munich

Bayern crank up the pressure as Dortmund continue to stumble

Bayern Munich’s relentless pursuit of Borussia Dortmund has set up what promises to be a thrilling end to the Bundesliga season. A 5-1 victory at Borussia Monchengladbach over the weekend was a huge statement of intent from Bayern and took them level on points with the long-time leaders. Dortmund’s 2-1 defeat at Augsburg opened the door for Bayern and was one of the most surprising developments in European soccer leagues this term. The two sides are currently locked together on 54 points with 10 games to play and Munich are now big favourites to win their seventh successive title. Dortmund ... Read more

Why Hudson-Odoi should move to Bayern Munich

Photo credit: James Boyes Although few neutral fans of football knew the name of Callum Hudson-Odoi a few months ago, the 18-year-old Englishman is the January transfer window’s hottest property. Despite only making a handful of appearances for Chelsea, Hudson-Odoi’s reputation has soared as his club have reportedly turned down many bids from Bayern Munich. Meanwhile, Hudson-Odoi has added further intrigue to the saga after reportedly turning down a new contract at Chelsea. In turning down the £85,000 a week deal, Hudson-Odoi has kept all his options open and has perhaps signaled his intent to leave Chelsea. Though any international ... Read more

Bayern Munich and Manchester City still have a long way to go in United States

On paper, Manchester City and Bayern Munich are two of the biggest clubs in club soccer. One is a reigning Premier League champion as well as one of the most exciting, attacking teams on the planet. The other is the biggest and most successful club in Germany. In reality, neither club is heavily supported in the United States. Their fanbases are dwarfed by bigger clubs in the United States such as Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea, Spurs, Arsenal and others. That’s not an indictment on City or Bayern. It’s just that it takes decades to grow a fanbase ... Read more

Where to find Bayern Munich vs. Frankfurt on US TV and streaming: DFB Pokal Final

If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Bayern Munich vs. Frankfurt in the German Cup final (aka DFB Pokal final), you’ve come to the right place. The final game of the DFB Pokal competition features Bayern Munich against Frankfurt in what should be a very memorable game. It’ll be Jupp Heynckes last competitive game in charge of the German Bundesliga champions. Plus the final will be against Eintracht Frankfurt — who recently replaced manager Niko Kovač since he’ll be heading to Bayern Munich as their new coach soon after Heynckes steps down and retires. Match: Bayern Munich ... Read more

Ribery signs Bayern extension until 2019

Berlin (AFP) – Veteran winger Franck Ribery, 35, has signed a one-year extension to stay at Bayern Munich until 2019, the German giants announced on Monday. “I am very happy to be able to play for another year at this great club,” said Ribery in a statement. “Munich has long since become a home for my family and I, therefore, am proud to be able to play in the FC Bayern shirt next season.” Ribery joined Bayern in 2007, scoring 80 goals in 247 Bundesliga appearances, and won the German league title for a joint record eighth time this season. ... Read more

Ribery, Robben sign one-year Bayern extensions – reports

Berlin (Germany) (AFP) – Veteran wingers Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben will sign one-year contract extensions to stay at Bayern Munich for the 2018/19 season, according to reports on Thursday. German magazines Sport Bild and Kicker claim the pair, who were both out of contract in June, have already agreed terms with the Bundesliga champions. Last weekend, Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge hinted Robben, 34, and Ribery, 35, could expect to be offered extensions. An official announcement is expected to be made in the next two weeks. Bayern reportedly received enquiries from clubs in China, Qatar, Turkey and the USA interested ... Read more

Heynckes happy as disciplined Bayern keep treble dream alive

Munich (Germany) (AFP) – Jupp Heynckes expressed his delight at Bayern Munich’s ability to keep their composure despite a frustrating 0-0 draw against 10-man Sevilla as they qualified for the Champions League semi-finals. Bayern progressed to the last four on Wednesday for the seventh time in nine seasons, prevailing 2-1 on aggregate following their first-leg victory in Spain last week. Franck Ribery had Bayern’s best chance in the Munich home leg, but he fired at Sevilla goalkeeper David Soria in the first half at the Allianz Arena. Sevilla’s Joaquin Correa hit the Bayern crossbar with a header on the hour ... Read more

Bayern toil but overcome Sevilla to reach semi-finals

Munich (Germany) (AFP) – Jupp Heynckes’ Bayern Munich marched into another Champions League semi-final on Wednesday despite 10-man Sevilla holding them to a goalless draw at home in Wednesday’s second leg. Bayern progressed to the last four for the seventh time in nine seasons as they prevailed 2-1 on aggregate following their first-leg victory in Spain last week. Sevilla’s bid for a first semi-final appearance fell short in spite of shutting out Bayern’s attack and restricting the hosts to just 51 percent possession.  “I’m proud of my team, they showed great personality and character against a very strong opponent, it ... Read more