• Ze Roberto: Bayern Munich made a mistake appointing Carlo Ancelotti

    Ze Roberto: Bayern Munich made a mistake appointing Carlo Ancelotti

    Ex-Bayern Munich winger Ze Roberto says his former club made a mistake by appointing Carlo Ancelotti as their coach.

    Ancelotti took over in the summer after Pep Guardiola ended three successful seasons at the Bavarian club by moving to Manchester City.

    Bayern dominated the Bundesliga in Guardiola’s three years in charge, winning the title each time at a canter, but they have struggled to make a similarly strong impression under Ancelotti and are three points behind league leaders Leipzig with a third […]

  • Bayern Munich 2-1 Bayer Leverkusen: Bundesliga champions scrape home win

    Bayern Munich 2-1 Bayer Leverkusen: Bundesliga champions scrape home win

    The hosts did not have it easy against a determined Leverkusen side, who drew level before the defender stepped up to give his team a priceless three points.

    Mats Hummels netted his first Bundesliga goal for Bayern Munich as Carlo Ancelotti’s side battled to a 2-1 victory over Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday.

    The Germany international returned to the club from fierce rivals Borussia Dortmund in the close-season and made a decisive intervention at the Allianz Arena to end a poor run of […]

  • Lahm will not retire yet, he still has four years left in him – Martinez

    Lahm will not retire yet, he still has four years left in him – Martinez

    Javi Martinez is confident Bayern Munich captain Philipp Lahm will not retire just yet and has backed his ability to keep playing until 2020.

    Lahm suggested this month he could retire at the end of the 2016-17 season, but Martinez feels the former Germany international still has plenty to offer.

    “Philipp is still looking so young and fresh,” Martinez told Bild .

    “He will not retire just yet, I simply do not believe that. Philipp has to keep playing. I’d say he still […]

  • Bundesliga can’t compete with astronomical Ronaldo wages – Rummenigge

    Bundesliga can’t compete with astronomical Ronaldo wages – Rummenigge

    Ronaldo’s eye-watering new deal is further proof clubs in Germany can’t compete financially with those in Spain or England, claims Rummenigge.

    Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has admitted wages in LaLiga are worrying him as much as those in the Premier League following Cristiano Ronaldo’s recent Real Madrid renewal.

    The Portugal captain followed in the footsteps of Gareth Bale and Toni Kroos in committing his future to the European champions, Ronaldo’s deal running until 2021.

    His contract is allegedly worth over €20 million […]

  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang admits midweek ‘mistake,’ apologises to Dortmund

    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang admits midweek ‘mistake,’ apologises to Dortmund

    After scoring four goals on Saturday, Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang admitted he made a mistake in the events that led to his midweek suspension.

    Aubameyang starred in Dortmund’s 5-2 win away to Hamburg. After his first goal in the fourth minute, the attacker ran to his manager Thomas Tuchel to exchange some quick words.

    After the match the Gabonese forward told Sky Sports about the celebration with his coach, saying: “I made a mistake, so I had to apologise.”

    Tuchel had left […]

  • Hamburg 2-5 Borussia Dortmund: Aubameyang nets four on return from suspension

    Hamburg 2-5 Borussia Dortmund: Aubameyang nets four on return from suspension

    The Gabon international missed his side’s Champions League game against Sporting, but gave his side a four goal lead before setting up Ousmane Dembele for another.

    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang marked his return to the Borussia Dortmund line-up in emphatic fashion by scoring four goals in an impressive 5-2 victory over Bundesliga strugglers Hamburg at the Volksparkstadion.

    It was a fine response from Aubameyang, who was left out of the 1-0 Champions League win against Sporting CP on Wednesday due to “internal reasons” having […]

  • Bayern Munich 1-1 Hoffenheim: Zuber own goal rescues point for Ancelotti’s men

    Bayern Munich 1-1 Hoffenheim: Zuber own goal rescues point for Ancelotti’s men

    Bayern Munich were frustrated by unbeaten Hoffenheim on Saturday as they were held to a 1-1 Bundesliga draw at the Allianz Arena.

    The champions, who had won all but one of their home matches this season, were unable to make the most of their territorial dominance after Steven Zuber’s own goal had levelled matters following a blistering opener from Kerem Demirbay.

    Hoffenheim came into the match as one of three sides yet to taste defeat this term, along with Bayern and RB […]

  • Dortmund boss Tuchel talks of ‘relationship of trust’ with Aubameyang

    Dortmund boss Tuchel talks of ‘relationship of trust’ with Aubameyang

    The forward missed out on Wednesday’s clash through an internal suspension, but his coach affirmed that the matter was closed.

    Thomas Tuchel insists his relationship with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang remains one of trust despite Borussia Dortmund suspending the striker for the midweek Champions League win over Sporting CP.

    The Gabon international was dropped from Wednesday night’s squad at the last minute with reports suggesting he had attended a party in Italy without the club’s permission earlier in the week.

    Tuchel admitted the sanction had […]

  • Why was Aubameyang suspended by Dortmund?

    Why was Aubameyang suspended by Dortmund?

    There are competing theories on why the forward was omitted by Thomas Tuchel in their 1-0 win over Sporting…

    Speculation is rampant regarding why Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was suspended from Borussia Dortmund’s squad to face Sporting on Wednesday.

    The forward, 27, was a jarring absentee from Thomas Tuchel’s starting line-up and speculation was rife about why he wasn’t even selected for the bench in BVB’s Champions League Group F clash.

    “He’s left out because of internal reasons,” Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke told reporters before […]

  • Bayern Munich ease past Borussia Monchengladbach

    Bayern Munich ease past Borussia Monchengladbach

    Bayern Munich extended their lead at the top of the Bundesliga to three points after getting back to winning ways with a 2-0 victory over Borussia Monchengladbach.

    Arturo Vidal and Douglas Costa ensured Carlo Ancelotti’s team won in the league again after back-to-back draws, and took full advantage of slip-ups from rivals Cologne and Borussia Dortmund to put some daylight between themselves and their challengers at the top of the table.

    Bayern’s win was never in any doubt as they dominated from […]

  • Premier League not more intense than La Liga, Bundesliga – Guardiola

    Premier League not more intense than La Liga, Bundesliga – Guardiola

    Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has dismissed the theory that the Premier League is the most intense league in the world.

    Many in England have often claimed that when it comes to intensity, the Premier League outrivals La Liga and the Bundesliga.

    However, having worked in both Spain and Germany with Barcelona and Bayern Munich respectively, Guardiola believes there is little truth in that idea.

    “I hear a lot of times about the intensity of the Premier League when none of you have […]