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Bayern draw holders Dortmund in German Cup

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich have been handed another tough German Cup tie after being pitted against Borussia Dortmund in the third-round draw on Sunday.

Having beaten fellow Bundesliga giants RB Leipzig 5-4 away on penalties when their second-round tie finished 1-1 after extra-time on Wednesday, Bayern have drawn Dortmund in a repeat of last season’s semi-final.

Bayern draw holders Dortmund in German Cup

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich have been handed another tough German Cup tie after being pitted against Borussia Dortmund in the third-round draw on Sunday.

Having beaten fellow Bundesliga giants RB Leipzig 5-4 away on penalties when their second-round tie finished 1-1 after extra-time on Wednesday, Bayern have drawn Dortmund in a repeat of last season’s semi-final.

Thiago strike helps Bayern past 10-man Anderlecht

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Munich (Germany) (AFP) – Thiago Alcantara’s second-half strike helped an underwhelming Bayern Munich see off 10-man Anderlecht 3-0 in their opening Champions League group match on Tuesday.

After Robert Lewandowski converted an early penalty, Thiago turned the tie decisively Bayern’s way before Joshua Kimmich grabbed a late third at a sold-out Allianz Arena.

Thiago strike helps Bayern past 10-man Anderlecht

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Munich (Germany) (AFP) – Thiago Alcantara’s second-half strike helped an underwhelming Bayern Munich see off 10-man Anderlecht 3-0 in their opening Champions League group match on Tuesday.

After Robert Lewandowski converted an early penalty, Thiago turned the tie decisively Bayern’s way before Joshua Kimmich grabbed a late third at a sold-out Allianz Arena.

Juventus stadium finally given name after 6 years

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Rome (AFP) – Six years after its inauguration, Champions League finalists Juventus’s home stadium in Turin has finally been given a name: the Allianz Stadium.

As of July 1, the German insurance firm’s name - which already adorns a number of other sports stadiums, including Bayern Munich’s Allianz Arena, Nice’s Allianz Riviera, and the Allianz Park in London of rugby club Saracens - will be emblazoned on a ground until now simply known as the Juventus Stadium.

Juventus stadium finally given name after 6 years

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Rome (AFP) – Six years after its inauguration, Champions League finalists Juventus’s home stadium in Turin has finally been given a name: the Allianz Stadium.

As of July 1, the German insurance firm’s name - which already adorns a number of other sports stadiums, including Bayern Munich’s Allianz Arena, Nice’s Allianz Riviera, and the Allianz Park in London of rugby club Saracens - will be emblazoned on a ground until now simply known as the Juventus Stadium.

Pressure on Wenger to break Bayern curse in Champions League

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Munich (Germany) (AFP) – Arsene Wenger is once again under pressure to end Arsenal’s Champions League last-16 misery as the Gunners travel to bogey team Bayern Munich in Wednesday’s first leg.

Bayern are riding a record 15-match home winning streak in Europe with the midweek clash marking the 11th meeting between the sides at Munich’s Allianz Arena in the Champions League.

Pressure on Wenger to break Bayern curse in Champions League

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Munich (Germany) (AFP) – Arsene Wenger is once again under pressure to end Arsenal’s Champions League last-16 misery as the Gunners travel to bogey team Bayern Munich in Wednesday’s first leg.

Bayern are riding a record 15-match home winning streak in Europe with the midweek clash marking the 11th meeting between the sides at Munich’s Allianz Arena in the Champions League.

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Chelsea - Back in the Champions League and right up there with the biggest clubs in the world.

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Chelsea's sponsorship deals tally up to one of the biggest in football history, according to the latest infographic from Betfair.
Yokohama Rubber Company are sponsoring us roughly £60 million per season as both the main shirt sponsor and on the sleeves.
This ranks fifth on Betfair's chart, with Manchester United's £75 million deal with Chevrolet and Adidas topping us among Premier League sides.

Impact Stub: Bayern Munich’s New Sporting Director Has Banned Carlo Ancelotti From Smoking On The Job

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Bayern Munich recently appointed Hasan Salihamidzic as their new sporting director and the former Champions League-winning midfielder's first order of business was a decidedly risky one.

In an effort to promote a more wholesome, healthy image, Salihamidzic approached head coach Carlo Ancelotti and asked him to stop smoking on club premises, be that sneaking out for a ciggie during training sessions or enjoying a crafty bifter round the back of the bins at the Allianz Arena on matchdays.

Official: Rather Confusingly, Juventus Have Changed The Name Of Their Home Ground To ‘Allianz Stadium’

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In a rather confusing turn of events, Juventus have renamed their stadium the 'Allianz Stadium'.

The change comes after the Serie A champions signed a six-year naming rights deal with Allianz Italy, meaning the stadium will no longer be officially known as the 'Stadio della Juventus'as of 1st July.

‘I Couldn’t Eat For Two Days’ – Jerome Boateng Describes What Losing A Champions League Final Feels Like

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In all honesty, since passing 30, there's a fairly slim chance that Pies will ever find ourselves draftedfor a Champions League final.

There. It feels incredibly catharticto say it out loud. Maybe now we can come to terms with it and move on.

To be perfectly honest, listening to Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng recountthe pain of losing out to Chelsea in the 2012 showpiece, we're not entirely sure we're overly fussed aboutmissing out.

Projecting the Integration of Carlo Ancelotti’s Tactics at Bayern Munich

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Projecting the Integration of Carlo Ancelotti's Tactics at Bayern Munich - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

With Pep Guardiola set to leave FC Bayern Munchen at the end of the 2015-2016 season, 3-time Champions League winner Carlo Ancelotti has been picked to replace the Catalan man at Saebener Strasse next summer.

United handed hardest of tests

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Manchester United will face Bayern Munich in the quarter finals of the Champions League, after the Reds were handed arguably the hardest possible draw in today's draw, with the first leg to be played at Old Trafford on April 1st, while the return leg at the Allianz Arena eight days later.

Bayernqualified for the quarter finals by knocking Arsenal out 3-1 on aggregate, winning 2-0 at the Emirates, before drawing 1-1 at home at the Allianz Arena and will enter the clash against United as overwhelming favourites, as they bid to become the first side ever to retain the Champions League.

Video: Bayern Munich present Mario Goetze, Thiago Alcantara and Pep Guardiola, get carried away with smoke machine

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Bayern Munich's pre-season presentation turned into a passable impersonation of Stars In Their Eyes thanks to the European champions' liberal use of smoke machine. Tonight, Matthew, I'm going to be Mario Goetze, Thiago Alcantara and Pep Guardiola. The Bavarians presented their two star signings and their new manager to a decent crowd gathered at the [.

UEFA Champions League: Your Running Commentary

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By DAN KARELL

Two of the world's soccer heavyweights collide today in the Allianz Arena, as Bayern Munich play host to FC Barcelona in the first leg of the Champions League semifinals (2:45pm, Fox Soccer Channel).

Barcelona will be led by Lionel Messi, who has recovered from his hamstring injury and will start today.

Champions League: Projected Juventus first team against Bayern Munich

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Juventus have their work cut out for them in the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League as they face off against a high flying Bayern Munich on Apr. 2, 2013, in Bavaria at the Allianz Arena.

The Turin giants will be looked at by many as potential champions and as a club that have what it takes to final stop Bayern in their quest for a second straight trip to the Final of the competition.

Bayern Preview & A Bit About Wilshere

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Wenger's eyes on the two men

After 10 days of inactivity from Arsenal in a competitive match (and so did I on here), we find ourselves on the cusp of the 2nd leg match between us and Bayern Munich. I say match but for the rational, it is just a matter of concluding what is already known. That by Thursday morning, we would find ourselves knocked out of the Champions League.

Backpage Roundup: Bayern Dealt Ribery Blow, Robben Doubtful too, Hoeness Divulges Bavarians’ Attempts to Sign Wenger, Jenkinson Wants UCL Stay and More

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Bayern Dealt Ribery Blow, Robben Doubtful too

Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery has injured his ankle and will not play any part in his club's upcoming UEFA Champions League clash with Arsenal.

The 29-year-old Frenchman strained a ligament in his left ankle during the Bavarians' 3-2 defeat of Fortuna Dusseldorf at the weekend.

Borussia Dortmund Fans Pull Ultimate Prank and Turn Allianz Arena into Signal Iduna Park

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Prank: (noun) a mischevious act or practical joke

The above definition doesn't even begin to describe what Borussia Dortmund fans did to one of their biggest rivals last week. Bold, brave, and bright-eyed, several Dortmund fans apparently broke into Bayern Munich's stadium, vandalized a box with their beloved club's logo, then executed the unthinkable.

Borussia Dortmund Fans Tag The Allianz Arena

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And filmed it, of course. Because it didn't happen unless it's on YouTube.

One would suppose the easiest retribution would be Bayern fans sneaking into the Weserstadion which it shall always be and tagging a picture of the current Bundesliga table. Or projecting a giant image of their trophy cabinet onto the stadium walls.

Bayern Munich vs Stuttgart 6-1 Highlights 2012 Muller Kroos L.Gustavo Harnik Schweinsteiger Mandzukic Goals Video

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Football Results for Bayern Munich ( 6 – 1 ) Stuttgart at Allianz Arena on September 2, 2012, 4:30 pm

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Football Match just over at Allianz Arena Bundesliga Home Team Bayern Munich Goals & Scorers 51′: Bastian Schweinsteiger;49′: Thomas Müller;47′: Mario Mandzukic;44′: Luiz Gustavo;34′: Toni Kroos;32′: Thomas Müller; Keeper Manuel Neuer Midfield Luiz Gustavo; Thomas Müller; Toni Kroos; Bastian Schweinsteiger; Franck Ribéry; Forwards Mario Mandzukic; Defense Philipp [.

Team Lineup for Bayern Munich v Stuttgart at Allianz Arena on September 2, 2012, 4:30 pm

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Playing at Allianz Arena Bundesliga Home Team Bayern Munich Keeper Manuel Neuer Midfield Arjen Robben; Thomas Müller; Toni Kroos; Franck Ribéry; Luiz Gustavo; Forwards Mario Mandzukic; Defense Holger Badstuber; Jérome Boateng; Philipp Lahm; Emre Can; Subs Away Team Stuttgart Keeper Sven Ulreich Midfield [.

Top City target clinches Bayern move

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Bayern Munich have announced the signing of highly rated Spain midfielder Javi Martinez in controversial circumstances, with the player's former club Athletic Bilbao claiming that they never allowed the player to enter transfer discussions.

Martinez, once a top target for English champions Manchester City, arrived in Munich on Tuesday to begin talks with the Bundesliga giants amid reports that his La Liga club were still unwilling to offload him.

The 200% Pre-Season Previews: Chelsea

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It was a penalty shoot-out like no other. In the intensity of the moment, perhaps the longer term significance of Chelseas Champions League victory against Bayern Munich was forgotten, but its ramifications have been felt throughout the Premier League this summer, with the stop-start nature of Chelseas season being swept to one side in those few tumultuous minutes.

Bayern Munich New Third Kit 2012/13- Bayern Munich UEFA Champions League Shirt 2012/2013 by Adidas

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Euro 2012: Young, talented Germany must guard against mental fatigue

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This article titled "Euro 2012: Young, talented Germany must guard against mental fatigue" was written by Kevin McCarra in Warsaw, for guardian.co.uk on Friday 8th June 2012 13.14 UTC

The European Championship is as severe as it is enthralling. Few sides get the opportunity to use inadequate opponents for confidence building and target practice.

Drogba jokes about ‘actor’ accusations

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Didier Drogba had initially kept matters serious when asked about Bayern Munich manager Jupp Heynckes' accusations of him as a player who 'acts' too much on the pitch. However, the departing Chelsea striker has now comically turned the tables such that the joke is on Heynckes.

It was widely assumed across the English media that Heynckes' comments ahead of the UEFA Champions League final between the two sides were intended to derail Drogba's focus.

Snapshot: Every Single Bayern Munich Shirt Goes On Display At New Museum (With Photos)

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By Chris Wright

Bayern Munich have just opened their snazzy new 'FC Bayern Erlebniswelt' ('The Bayern Munich Experience) museum at the Allianz Arena for the first time, which has over 400 exhibits representing the entire history of the club including vintage tickets, matchballs, a scale cutaway model of the stadium, replicas of every trophy the club have ever won and this corking display of every shirt the club has ever worn in one huge glass case (click thumb for brilliant full-size image).

Las fallas del futbolista holandés Arjen Robben

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La vida como el deporte es de momentos , muchos de ellos no podemos evitar a que lleguen ,momentos que nos harán sacar lo mejor o lo peor de nosotros como deportistas, cuando esos momentos aparezcan debemos de estar preparados.
Este post no pretende hacer leña del árbol caído, pero es que cuando te dedicas a una sola actividad y pretendes ser de los mejores debes de saber que hay momentos que no se presentan tan a menudo.

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United vs FC Bayern All Star Match – Fan Report Pt. 1

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First off a big thank you to everyone at FC Bayern and Allianz Football who made the FCBday#1 an incredibly special day. As an Allianz employee here myself in the UK I was expecting it to be a tremendous event, however I wasn't quite ready for the real once in a lifetime experience I had yesterday.

Liverpool and Arsenal in fresh transfer tussle

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Liverpool and Arsenal are involved in a new transfer battle this time to see who can sign their respective Bayern Munich targets quickest. Away from the Luis Suarez saga, both clubs are pursuing transfer targets. Arsenal are reportedly close to signing Bayern midfielder Luis Gustavo, while Liverpool want to take left-back Diego Contento from [.

Supercoppa al Bayern Monaco. Mandzukic-Muller e il Borussia Dortmund finisce ko

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Supercoppa al Bayern, domati i campioni di Germania del Borussia Dortmund per 2 a 1. Nel proprio stadio, l'Allianz Arena, impianto che lo scorso maggio aveva riservato la profonda amarezza della sconfitta in finale di Champions contro il Chelsea, il Bayern ritrova il sorriso e si aggiudica il primo trofeo ufficiale della stagione in Germania.

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Football Stadiums by Oscar Bolton Green So much similarity, yet...

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Football Stadiums by Oscar Bolton Green

So much similarity, yet so many subtleties providing unique visions of a proper home for the game. The finest European stadiums are open, closed, full of color, and grey and white.

Die Champions League Vorrunde geht in die heiße Phase

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Heute findet ja das bekanntermaßen etwas unwichtige Testländerspiel zwischen Deutschland und der Niederlande statt. Und auch in der Bundesliga scheint die Messe ja schon gelesen zu sein. Was bleibt uns da noch? Richtig: Die Champions League! Und da ist es noch sehr sehr spannend. Die Bayern zum Beispiel sind in ihrer Gruppe F punktgleich mit Valencia und BATE Borisov befindet sich auch nur drei Punkte hinter dem FCB.

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Backpage Roundup: Arteta Proud Of Arsenal’s Effort, Wenger Worried About PL Plight, N’Koulou Set for Marseille Exit, Miyaichi’s Injury and More

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Arteta Proud Of Gunners Effort

Mikel Arteta says that he and his Arsenal teammates gave their all in the second leg against Bayern Munich and their performance on Wednesday night was nothing to be ashamed of.

The Gunners defeated the Bavarians 2-0 at Allianz Arena but crashed out of the competition as Bayern had scored more away goals than them in the tie.

Arsenal living on the edge ahead of Munich

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While Tottenham threw Arsenal a lifeline in the Premier League, they still have a sizable mountain to climb on Wednesday when they visit the Allianz Arena in Germany for a match with Bayern Munich. Of course everybody remembers the Gunners last go round with the Bundesliga squad as it resulted in a disappointing 3-1 home loss at the Emirates in the first leg of their Champions League tie.

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Der Spielball für die neue Saison

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Wer zu spät kommt, den bestraft die Allianz Arena! Das leicht abgewandelte Zitat beschreibt vermutlich am besten, wie es mir letzten Samstag ergangen ist. Eigentlich hatte ich geplant, die Adidas Präsentation des neuen offiziellen Spielballs für die Saison 2013/2014 zu besuchen, aber das hat nur bedingt geklappt.

Champions League Preview: Fixture Congestion

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We're with Buffy. Sometimes, just sometimes, we can't quite believewhat happened in the Allianz Arena last May either.Images:Mike Hewitt/Getty Images Europe. If last night's excitement wasn't enough for you, there's another eight games to wrap your remote around tonight. Will Chelsea get their defence of the trophy off to a flying start, or will Signore [.