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Last-gasp Lewandowski penalty rescues Bayern at Wolfsburg

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Berlin (AFP) – Robert Lewandowski converted a 91st-minute penalty to rescue Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich with a 2-1 win at Wolfsburg on Saturday which took their winning streak to 13 and extended their advantage at the top of the table to 21 points.

With Bayern hosting Besiktas in the last 16, first-leg, of the Champions League on Tuesday, they rested several stars and were almost made to pay.

Last-gasp Lewandowski penalty rescues Bayern at Wolfsburg

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Berlin (AFP) – Robert Lewandowski converted a 91st-minute penalty to rescue Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich with a 2-1 win at Wolfsburg on Saturday which took their winning streak to 13 and extended their advantage at the top of the table to 21 points.

With Bayern hosting Besiktas in the last 16, first-leg, of the Champions League on Tuesday, they rested several stars and were almost made to pay.

Robben won’t retire if Bayern don’t extend stay

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Berlin (AFP) – Veteran winger Arjen Robben says he plans to extend his career by moving to a new club should Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich fail to offer him a contract extension.

Robben, who turned 34 in January, is out of contract at Bayern at the end of the season, along with fellow winger Franck Ribery, but has no immediate plans to retire.

Robben won’t retire if Bayern don’t extend stay

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Berlin (AFP) – Veteran winger Arjen Robben says he plans to extend his career by moving to a new club should Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich fail to offer him a contract extension.

Robben, who turned 34 in January, is out of contract at Bayern at the end of the season, along with fellow winger Franck Ribery, but has no immediate plans to retire.

Robben, Ribery playing for new Bayern deals

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Berlin (AFP) – Veteran wingers Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery are effectively playing for new contracts after Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge admitted the club are in no rush to extend their deals.

Robben and Ribery, both 34, are out of contract at the end of the season and a primary round of extension negotiations has already begun.

Robben, Ribery playing for new Bayern deals

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Berlin (AFP) – Veteran wingers Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery are effectively playing for new contracts after Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge admitted the club are in no rush to extend their deals.

Robben and Ribery, both 34, are out of contract at the end of the season and a primary round of extension negotiations has already begun.

Robben nets twice as Bayern power into Cup semis

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Berlin (AFP) – Arjen Robben scored twice as Bayern Munich breezed into the last four of the German Cup with a 6-0 quarter-final romp at third-division Paderborn on Tuesday.

Kingsley Coman, Robert Lewandowski, Joshua Kimmich and Corentin Tolisso all hit the target for Bayern before Robben added two late goals as the Bavarian giants continued their quest for a record 19th German Cup title.

Five Bundesliga things you may have missed

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich are on course for a sixth straight German league title after finishing the weekend 13 points clear thanks to Friday’s 3-1 win at Bayer Leverkusen.

Second-placed RB Leipzig have told Liverpool Naby Keita will not join them before next season after the midfielder scored a superb goal in the 3-1 win over Schalke amidst rumours the Reds want him in this transfer window.

Five Bundesliga things you may have missed

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich are on course for a sixth straight German league title after finishing the weekend 13 points clear thanks to Friday’s 3-1 win at Bayer Leverkusen.

Second-placed RB Leipzig have told Liverpool Naby Keita will not join them before next season after the midfielder scored a superb goal in the 3-1 win over Schalke amidst rumours the Reds want him in this transfer window.

Ribery strikes as Bayern go 14 points clear

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Berlin (AFP) – Franck Ribery showed Bayern Munich why the Bundesliga leaders should extend his contract as the 34-year-old netted a superb goal in Friday’s 3-1 win at Bayer Leverkusen.

The away victory - Bayern’s first at Leverkusen since 2013 - leaves them 14 points clear and on course for a sixth straight Bundesliga title as the German league resumed after the winter break.

Ribery strikes as Bayern go 14 points clear

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Berlin (AFP) – Franck Ribery showed Bayern Munich why the Bundesliga leaders should extend his contract as the 34-year-old netted a superb goal in Friday’s 3-1 win at Bayer Leverkusen.

The away victory - Bayern’s first at Leverkusen since 2013 - leaves them 14 points clear and on course for a sixth straight Bundesliga title as the German league resumed after the winter break.

Boateng lifts lid on Ancelotti’s Bayern exit

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich star Jerome Boateng has lifted the lid on Carlo Ancelotti’s team selection for what turned out to be the manager’s last match in charge, a Champions League thrashing in Paris.

Bayern were hammered 3-0 at the end of September as Dani Alves, Edinson Cavani and Neymar netted for Paris Saint-Germain after Ancelotti dropped five stars from his starting line-up, including Boateng.

Boateng lifts lid on Ancelotti’s Bayern exit

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich star Jerome Boateng has lifted the lid on Carlo Ancelotti’s team selection for what turned out to be the manager’s last match in charge, a Champions League thrashing in Paris.

Bayern were hammered 3-0 at the end of September as Dani Alves, Edinson Cavani and Neymar netted for Paris Saint-Germain after Ancelotti dropped five stars from his starting line-up, including Boateng.

Bayern down Dortmund to open four-point lead

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich stamped their authority on the Bundesliga on Saturday by opening a four-point lead as Robert Lewandowski netted an audacious goal in their commanding 3-1 win at Borussia Dortmund.

Defending champions Bayern stay on course to win the German League for a sixth straight season after dominating the high-tempo showdown at Dortmund’s Signal Iduna Park.

Bayern down 10-man Leipzig to top Bundesliga

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Berlin (AFP) – James Rodriguez and Robert Lewandowski scored as Bayern Munich went top of the Bundesliga table on Saturday with a 2-0 home win against RB Leipzig, who played most of the game with 10 men.

This was Bayern’s second win over RB in four days after they won on penalties in Leipzig in midweek in the German Cup.

Bayern down 10-man Leipzig to top Bundesliga

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Berlin (AFP) – James Rodriguez and Robert Lewandowski scored as Bayern Munich went top of the Bundesliga table on Saturday with a 2-0 home win against RB Leipzig, who played most of the game with 10 men.

This was Bayern’s second win over RB in four days after they won on penalties in Leipzig in midweek in the German Cup.

Dutch ponder total flopball after World Cup failure

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The Hague (AFP) – Dutch football fans are in mourning after the once mighty Oranje failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, plunging the inventors of “total football” into a collective bout of soul-searching.

Not even two goals from retiring legend Arjen Robben against Sweden could save the stuttering Dutch football machine, which now has the dubious distinction of failing to make it to two major football competitions in a row.

Robben retires from Netherlands duty

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Amsterdam (AFP) – Netherlands captain Arjen Robben signalled the end of his international career on Tuesday after his country failed to reach the 2018 World Cup finals despite a 2-0 win over Sweden.

The Bayern Munich star signed off by scoring both goals in Amsterdam as the Dutch fell well short of the unlikely 7-0 win they needed to make the play-offs after a desperately disappointing qualifying campaign.

France on brink of World Cup, Dutch hopes all but over

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Paris (AFP) – Blaise Matuidi’s early goal saw off Bulgaria 1-0 on Saturday and kept France top of European World Cup qualifying Group A, while the Netherlands’ hopes are hanging by a thread despite a 3-1 win in Belarus.

France took the lead in only the third minute as midfielder Matuidi curled home a fantastic shot from a tight angle into the far top corner.

Robben ‘still believes’ Dutch can qualify

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The Hague (AFP) – Netherlands captain Arjen Robben still has hope that the struggling Dutch can reach next year’s World Cup, despite their perilous position in qualifying ahead of Saturday’s trip to Belarus.

Anything but a win in Barysaw would almost certainly see Dick Advocaat’s side miss out on back-to-back major tournaments for the first time since 1986, having failed to qualify for Euro 2016.

Robben ‘still believes’ Dutch can qualify

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The Hague (AFP) – Netherlands captain Arjen Robben still has hope that the struggling Dutch can reach next year’s World Cup, despite their perilous position in qualifying ahead of Saturday’s trip to Belarus.

Anything but a win in Barysaw would almost certainly see Dick Advocaat’s side miss out on back-to-back major tournaments for the first time since 1986, having failed to qualify for Euro 2016.

Draw dampens Bayern’s Oktoberfest visit

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich were in dampened spirits during their visit to the Munich ‘Oktoberfest’ beer festival on Saturday, after a shock Bundesliga home draw to mid-table Wolfsburg.

Bayern threw away a two-goal lead on Friday at the Allianz Arena which cost them the chance to top the Bundesliga table.

Bayern sweat over new Neuer injury

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich face an anxious wait to discover the extent of the recurrence of a foot injury suffered by club captain and Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer.

Bayern said Neuer will undergo a scan on Tuesday which will reveal the full nature of the new injury to the same foot he fractured last April.

Bayern sweat over new Neuer injury

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich face an anxious wait to discover the extent of the recurrence of a foot injury suffered by club captain and Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer.

Bayern said Neuer will undergo a scan on Tuesday which will reveal the full nature of the new injury to the same foot he fractured last April.

Lewandowski scores twice in Bayern romp

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Berlin (AFP) – Robert Lewandowski netted twice on his 100th Bundesliga appearance for Bayern Munich who brushed off their internal strife with a 4-0 hammering of Mainz on Saturday.

Lewandowski has now netted 82 goals for Munich amidst reports he wants to join Real Madrid next season, but Bayern chairman Uli Hoeness laughed off the claim by Spanish newspaper AS.

Lewandowski scores twice in Bayern romp

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Berlin (AFP) – Robert Lewandowski netted twice on his 100th Bundesliga appearance for Bayern Munich who brushed off their internal strife with a 4-0 hammering of Mainz on Saturday.

Lewandowski has now netted 82 goals for Munich amidst reports he wants to join Real Madrid next season, but Bayern chairman Uli Hoeness laughed off the claim by Spanish newspaper AS.

Bayern crash to shock defeat at Hoffenheim

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Berlin (AFP) – Striker Mark Uth netted twice as defending champions Bayern Munich slumped to a shock 2-0 defeat at Hoffenheim in the German Bundesliga on Saturday.

Bayern coach Carlo Ancelotti paid the price for rotating his squad, having started with both Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery on the bench, ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League match at home to Anderlecht.

Dutch give themselves Propper World Cup chance

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Paris (AFP) – Davy Propper was on target twice as the Netherlands boosted their hopes of making it to next year’s World Cup with a 3-1 win over Bulgaria in Amsterdam on Sunday.

Propper’s goals came either side of an Arjen Robben effort and Dick Advocaat’s side move back above the Bulgarians into third place in European qualifying Group A.

Dutch give themselves Propper World Cup chance

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Paris (AFP) – Davy Propper was on target twice as the Netherlands boosted their hopes of making it to next year’s World Cup with a 3-1 win over Bulgaria in Amsterdam on Sunday.

Propper’s goals came either side of an Arjen Robben effort and Dick Advocaat’s side move back above the Bulgarians into third place in European qualifying Group A.

Robben, Thiago back in training for Bayern

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich received a timely boost on Tuesday when Thiago Alcantara, Arjen Robben and Javi Martinez all returned to training ahead of Saturday’s Bundesliga match at Werder Bremen.

The trio sat out last Friday’s opening match of the season when the defending champions eased to a 3-1 win at home to Bayer Leverkusen.

Robben hits Bayern winner in nine-goal thriller

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Berlin (AFP) – Arjen Robben’s superb solo goal five minutes into time added on sealed a dramatic 5-4 comeback win for Bayern Munich at RB Leipzig in an electric top-of-the-table clash on Saturday.

Carlo Ancelotti’s star-studded Bayern, who were already confirmed as Bundesliga champions for the fifth straight year, were 4-3 down on 90 minutes until David Alaba drilled home a free-kick a minute later.

Majestic Bayern floor Dortmund in Real warm-up

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Berlin (AFP) – Robert Lewandowski overtook Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the race to be the Bundesliga’s top-scorer this season after netting twice in Bayern Munich’s 4-1 thrashing of Borussia Dortmund on Saturday.

Runaway league leaders Bayern dominated the clash of Germany’s giants and the win leaves them 10 points clear with six games left as Munich edge closer to a fifth straight league title.

Majestic Bayern floor Dortmund in Real warm-up

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Berlin (AFP) – Robert Lewandowski overtook Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the race to be the Bundesliga’s top-scorer this season after netting twice in Bayern Munich’s 4-1 thrashing of Borussia Dortmund on Saturday.

Runaway league leaders Bayern dominated the clash of Germany’s giants and the win leaves them 10 points clear with six games left as Munich edge closer to a fifth straight league title.

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The Best Five Chelsea Flair Players in Premier League History

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We look back at some of the most talented and skilful players to wear a Chelsea shirt in the past twenty-five years.
While football is a team game and success owes everything to collective effort, Chelsea supporters love to get value for money by watching skilful players on show and the Blues have had a steady stream of them over the past few years.

There will be no one more important — not only for you, but for everyone — than John Terry.

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Arjen Robben has written his "Letter to my Younger self" over at The Players Tribune and has paid tribute to John Terry. Of all the tributes we have written and read, Arjen Robben's speaks volumes of the most successful Chelsea Captain in our clubs history - Captain, Leader and Legend.

Bayern Munich

‘My Son Has Better Training At His Youth Team’ – Arjen Robben Not Fully Complimentary In Assessment Carlo Ancelotti’s Bayern Munich Tenure

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About a week after pointedly refusing to defend his manager in the aftermath Bayern Munich's 3-0 humiliation against PSG in the Champions League, Arjen Robben has offered a scathing micro-assessment of Carlo Ancelotti's freshly-terminated tenure at the Bavarian side.

Bundesliga team of the season: Who were the best players in Germany in 2016/17?

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Another Bundesliga season is over and although the league of the reigning world champions does seem a bit one-sided at the top, it still produced surprising winners and losers. Here is our Just...

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Bayern Munich: Carlo Ancelotti Puts Abrupt End To Franck Ribery Substitution Sulk With Tender Kiss And Cuddle (Video)

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Bayern Munich spanked an injury-hit Borussia Dortmund on Saturday night to go 10 points clear at the top of the Bundesliga.

Franck Ribery opened the scoring after just four minutes, with goals from Robben and Robert Lewandowski (2) fleshing out the winning margin in Bayern's favour.

With the score already at 4-1, Carlo Ancelotti decided to haul Ribery off for the final 15 minutes a decision that didn't sit too well with the grumpy French winger.

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Christian Pulisic's latest display leaves Lothar Matthaeus believing Bayern should buy him

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Saturday may not have been a good afternoon for Borussia Dortmund, but Christian Pulisic was a lone bright spot for Peter Bosz's side.

Dortmund, which has only won one match out of its last seven across all competitions, fell 3-1 on Saturday against Bayern Munich in Bundesliga play.

Pulisic helped set up the lone goal for the hosts, dancing past Arjen Robben on the left-wing before passing off to Gonzalo Castro.

Wednesday Kickoff: Sergio Aguero injury, Pachuca owner bashes Liga MX TV deal and more

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Bad news for one of the Premier League's top strikers, who will miss significant time after a recent accident

Argentina's team doctor says Segio Aguero "can't leave his house" and should miss up to six weeks after injuring his rib in a car crash. (REPORT)

Pachuca owner Jesus Martinez hit out at the Liga MX TV deal, saying there wasn't a fully transparent process that kept all owners involved.