Bayern Munich

  • Spotlight on Flick as Bayern prepare to defend league lead
    BERLIN, November 19 (Reuters): Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick has been the talk of the town this week, even though the German champions have not played a game in 10 days. Spain's 6-0 demolition of Germany in the Nations League on Tuesday has turned Flick into a potential successor to Germany coach Joachim Loew if he quits. While it is unlikely that Loew, in charge for 14 years, will leave right away, it is hardly surprising that his assistant from 2006-2014 should be li
  • Bayern crush Salzburg 6-2 to make it 14 wins in a row
    SALZBURG, Austria, November 4 (Reuters): Bayern Munich came from behind to crush RB Salzburg 6-2 with two goals from Robert Lewandowski on Tuesday, stretching their record winning run in the Champions League to 14 consecutive games and leading their group by five points after three games. The Bavarians, who have won five titles in 2020 including the Champions League, went behind after only four minutes when Mergim Berisha was left completely unmarked inside the box to beat goal
  • Four-star Lewandowski gives Bayern last-gasp win over Hertha
    MUNICH, October 5  (Reuters): Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski scored four goals including a stoppage-time penalty to give the German champions a 4-3 home win over Hertha Berlin in a pulsating Bundesliga clash on Sunday. The result left Bayern fourth in the standings on six points from three games, one behind the top three led by Leipzig on goal difference, while Hertha slipped to 13th on four points. The sides had a goal each ruled out for offside before Lewandow
  • Liverpool complete Thiago signing from Bayern Munich
    Reuters Liverpool have signed Spain midfielder Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich on a long-term contract, the Premier League champions said on Friday. British media reported Thiago signed a four-year deal with Liverpool after the Merseyside club agreed a transfer fee worth 20 million pounds ($25.91 million) plus five million pounds in add-ons with European champions Bayern. Thiago, 29, won the Bundesliga title in each of his seven seasons with Bayern and played in last month
  • Bayern title haul should feed Germany's Euro ambitions: Suele
    STUTTGART, Germany, September 2 (Reuters): Bayern Munich's treble-winning season should feed the hunger for titles in the national team as Germany prepare to host Spain in their Nations League opener on Thursday, the Bavarian club's defender Niklas Suele said on Tuesday. Bayern won the domestic league and Cup double and also dominated in the Champions League tournament in Lisbon earlier this month to win their sixth European crown. Central defender Suele had missed m
  • Bayern edge PSG 1-0 to claim sixth Champions League title
    Lisbon, August 23 (Reuters): Bayern Munich won the Champions League for a sixth time by beating Paris St Germain 1-0 in Sunday's final thanks to a goal from former PSG youth academy graduate Kingsley Coman. France international Coman appeared at the back post to head home in the 59th minute, completing a sweeping move from Bayern. Coman's strike secured a treble for the Germans and punished PSG's wastefulness in the first half as Neymar and Kylian Mbappe both fai
  • Lisbon provides the stage but no audience for Champions League final
    LISBON, Agust 23 (Reuters): The biggest game in club football takes place in the Portuguese capital on Sunday but walking around the cobbled streets of the city you could be forgiven for being oblivious to the impending Champions League final. A giant replica of the European Cup at the Rossio square is the only clear sign of the big game that will take place across the city at the Estadio da Luz, between Bayern Munich and Paris St Germain. Normally the squares of host c
  • Lyon and PSG through to semi-finals in Women's Champions League
    BILBAO, Spain, August 23 (Reuters): Holders Olympique Lyonnais edged out Bayern Munich 2-1 in their UEFA Women's Champions League quarter-final in Bilbao on Saturday to set up an all-French clash in the semis against Paris St Germain, who beat Arsenal by the same scoreline in San Sebastian. England striker Nikita Parris put Lyon, who have won the last four Champions League titles, ahead in the 41st minute with Amel Majri adding a second goal 14 minutes into the second
  • Brilliant Bayern humiliate hapless Barca with 8-2 crushing
    LISBON, August 15 (Reuters) - German champions Bayern Munich utterly humiliated Barcelona with an extraordinary 8-2 demolition job on Friday that sent them through into the semi-finals of the Champions League. Thomas Mueller scored twice for a rampant Bayern, who led 4-1 after 31 astonishing minutes, as Lionel Messi and his team mates were condemned to a thrashing that felt like the end of an era for the illustrious Catalan club. "We feel devastated, although shame is the re
  • Europe's aristocrats battle for right to take on nouveau riche
    LISBON, August 14 (Reuters): Europe's old guard meet on Friday when Barcelona face Bayern Munich at the Estadio da Luz in the highly anticipated pick of the Champions League quarter-finals. Much of the build-up to the mini-tournament has focused on the challenge from the 'nouveau riche' clubs. Paris St Germain were the first to book a semi-final place with Wednesday's win over Atalanta and Manchester City are looking to progress on Saturday against Olympique
  • Lewandowski dazzles as Bayern crush Chelsea to reach last eight
    MUNICH, Germany, August 9 (Reuters): Robert Lewandowski struck twice and set up two more goals as Bayern Munich cruised past Chelsea 4-1 on Saturday to reach the Champions League quarter-finals with a 7-1 aggregate victory and remain on course for a treble of titles. The Bavarians will be on an 18-game winning streak across all competitions as they head into next week's Final Eight tournament in Lisbon, where they will face Barcelona. "We're already excited. Bar