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End of Euro era but business as usual for Lahm, Alonso

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich’s Philipp Lahm and Xabi Alonso insisted it’s business as usual despite the ex-Champions League winners making their final European appearances in the quarter-final defeat at Real Madrid.

Lahm and Alonso both retire from all football at the end of the season.

Bayern ‘keeper Neuer out for season with foot fracture

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Berlin (AFP) – Germany’s goalkeeper Manuel Neuer is out for the rest of the season after fracturing his left foot in Bayern Munich’s Champions League defeat at Real Madrid, his club announced on Wednesday.

The Bayern shot-stopper and Germany captain suffered the injury while trying unsuccessfully to stop Cristiano Ronaldo netting his third goal in the 109th minute at the Bernabeu as defending holders Real won 4-2 after extra-time on Tuesday.

Ronaldo hat-trick fires Real into semis

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Madrid (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick to become the first man to reach 100 Champions League goals as Real Madrid overcame 10-man Bayern Munich 4-2 after extra time in Tuesday’s quarter-final second leg to advance 6-3 on aggregate.

The holders will be in Friday’s semi-final draw for a record seventh consecutive year.

Cristiano Ronaldo fires Real Madrid into semis after controversial refereeing decisions

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Madrid (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick to become the first man to reach 100 Champions League goals as Real Madrid overcame 10-man Bayern Munich 4-2 after extra time in Tuesday’s quarter-final second leg to advance 6-3 on aggregate.

The holders will be in Friday’s semi-final draw for a record seventh consecutive year.

Cristiano Ronaldo fires Real Madrid into semis after controversial refereeing decisions

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Madrid (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick to become the first man to reach 100 Champions League goals as Real Madrid overcame 10-man Bayern Munich 4-2 after extra time in Tuesday’s quarter-final second leg to advance 6-3 on aggregate.

The holders will be in Friday’s semi-final draw for a record seventh consecutive year.

Bayern can still turn it around at Real – Ancelotti

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Munich (Germany) (AFP) – Carlo Ancelotti insists Bayern Munich can still turn around their Champions League quarter-final tie at the Bernabeu despite their 2-1 first-leg defeat at home to Cristiano Ronaldo-inspired Real Madrid.

Ronaldo netted his 100th European goal on Wednesday, scoring both goals in Real’s 2-1 comeback win at Bayern, who had Javi Martinez sent off.

Bayern can still turn it around at Real – Ancelotti

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Munich (Germany) (AFP) – Carlo Ancelotti insists Bayern Munich can still turn around their Champions League quarter-final tie at the Bernabeu despite their 2-1 first-leg defeat at home to Cristiano Ronaldo-inspired Real Madrid.

Ronaldo netted his 100th European goal on Wednesday, scoring both goals in Real’s 2-1 comeback win at Bayern, who had Javi Martinez sent off.

Ronaldo hits 100th European goal as Real Madrid win at Bayern

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Munich (Germany) (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo netted his 100th European goal on Wednesday to give holders Real Madrid a 2-1 comeback win at 10-man Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-final, first-leg.

“I wanted to reach this record. To be able to reach this mark is an honour and against a team like Bayern it is even better,” Ronaldo, who scored both goals, told BeIN Sport Spain.

Ronaldo hits 100th European goal as Real win at Bayern

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Munich (Germany) (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo netted his 100th European goal on Wednesday to give holders Real Madrid a 2-1 comeback win at 10-man Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-final, first-leg.

“It was an important step in the tie, but there is still the return to come against a great team that is one of the favourites to win the Champions League,” warned captain Sergio Ramos after Ronaldo scored both Real’s goals.

Ronaldo hits 100th European goal as Real win at Bayern

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Munich (Germany) (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo netted his 100th European goal on Wednesday to give holders Real Madrid a 2-1 comeback win at 10-man Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-final, first-leg.

“It was an important step in the tie, but there is still the return to come against a great team that is one of the favourites to win the Champions League,” warned captain Sergio Ramos after Ronaldo scored both Real’s goals.

Ronaldo hits 100 as Real Madrid beat Bayern Munich

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Munich (Germany) (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player to score 100 European goals as Real Madrid defeated Bayern Munich 2-1 in the Champions League quarter-final first leg on Wednesday.

Chile international Arturo Vidal headed Bayern into a 26th-minute lead but then missed a penalty on the stroke of half-time.

Lewandowski leads Bayern to new rout against Hamburg

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Berlin (AFP) – Robert Lewandowski netted a hat-trick as Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich handed Hamburg an 8-0 thrashing at the Allianz Arena on Saturday in Carlo Ancelotti’s 1000th match as a coach.

Kingsley Coman came off the bench to score twice while Arturo Vidal, David Alaba and Arjen Robben were also on target as Bayern got back to winning ways after last weekend’s 1-1 draw at Hertha Berlin.

Last-gasp Robben, Vidal put Bayern seven clear

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Berlin (AFP) – Arturo Vidal and Arjen Robben netted last minute goals in Bayern Munich’s 2-0 win at Ingolstadt on Saturday to open a seven-point lead as their main Bundesliga rivals all lost.

Bayern, who host Arsenal on Wednesday in the Champions League last 16 first leg, broke the deadlock when Vidal ghosted in behind the Ingolstadt defence and put his side ahead on 90 minutes.

‘Hunters’ Bayern now chasing Leipzig: Rummenigge

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Berlin (AFP) Chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge admits Bayern Munich are now the hunters rather than the hunted as they attempt to reclaim top spot from surprise new Bundesliga leaders RB Leipzig.

Bayern flew to Russian side Rostov for Wednesday's Champions League clash with the Bavarian giants already through to the last 16, but needing a win to challenge Atletico Madrid for top spot in Group D.

‘Hunters’ Bayern now chasing Leipzig: Rummenigge

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Berlin (AFP) Chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge admits Bayern Munich are now the hunters rather than the hunted as they attempt to reclaim top spot from surprise new Bundesliga leaders RB Leipzig.

Bayern flew to Russian side Rostov for Wednesday's Champions League clash with the Bavarian giants already through to the last 16, but needing a win to challenge Atletico Madrid for top spot in Group D.

Injured Neuer out of misfiring Bayern’s Rostov trip

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Berlin (AFP) Bayern Munich head to Russia for Wednesday's Champions League clash against Rostov without goalkeeper Manuel Neuer and with a trio of other stars also out injured.

Germany's captain is suffering from a calf problem picked up in Saturday's 1-0 defeat at Borussia Dortmund and missed training on Monday, the German champions said.

Injured Neuer out of misfiring Bayern’s Rostov trip

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Berlin (AFP) Bayern Munich head to Russia for Wednesday's Champions League clash against Rostov without goalkeeper Manuel Neuer and with a trio of other stars also out injured.

Germany's captain is suffering from a calf problem picked up in Saturday's 1-0 defeat at Borussia Dortmund and missed training on Monday, the German champions said.

Bayern march on in cup, Dortmund need penalties

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Berlin (AFP) Holders Bayern Munich reached the third round of the German Cup with a 3-1 win over Augsburg on Wednesday while second-division Union Berlin took injury-hit Borussia Dortmund to penalties.

Goals by Philipp Lahm, Julian Green and David Alaba sealed Bayern's win at the Allianz Arena, while Borussia, last season's finalists, endured nervous moments before beating Union 3-0 in a shoot-out after it finished 1-1 in Dortmund.

Bayern march on in cup, Dortmund need penalties

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Berlin (AFP) Holders Bayern Munich reached the third round of the German Cup with a 3-1 win over Augsburg on Wednesday while second-division Union Berlin took injury-hit Borussia Dortmund to penalties.

Goals by Philipp Lahm, Julian Green and David Alaba sealed Bayern's win at the Allianz Arena, while Borussia, last season's finalists, endured nervous moments before beating Union 3-0 in a shoot-out after it finished 1-1 in Dortmund.

Bacca out of Colombia line-up for Copa semi-final

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Chicago (AFP) Colombia's Copa America Centenario hopes suffered a blow here Wednesday after striker Carlos Bacca lost his battle to be fit for his team's semi-final against Chile at Soldier Field.

The AC Milan striker was nursing a knock from his team's bruising quarter-final win over Peru but had been hopeful of making the starting line-up.

‘We were robbed’ Bolivia leader says after Copa loss to Chile

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La Paz (AFP) President Evo Morales complained bitterly Saturday that Bolivia was "robbed" one day after a controversial loss to Chile at football's Copa America Centenario tournament.

"Congratulations to our football team, excellent battle," the Bolivian leader wrote on Twitter.

"Unfortunately we were robbed" during the penalty kick to break a one-one tie, Morales tweeted following the controversial match.

‘We were robbed’ Bolivia leader says after Copa loss to Chile

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La Paz (AFP) President Evo Morales complained bitterly Saturday that Bolivia was "robbed" one day after a controversial loss to Chile at football's Copa America Centenario tournament.

"Congratulations to our football team, excellent battle," the Bolivian leader wrote on Twitter.

"Unfortunately we were robbed" during the penalty kick to break a one-one tie, Morales tweeted following the controversial match.

Chile scrape Copa win after penalty shocker

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Foxborough (United States) (AFP) Arturo Vidal scored a controversial penalty deep into injury time as holders Chile snatched a dramatic 2-1 victory over Bolivia to keep their Copa America Centenario campaign alive.

Bayern Munich star Vidal struck from the spot in the 10th minute of time added on after a hugely debatable penalty was awarded against Bolivian defender Luis Gutierrez for handball by US referee Jair Marrufo.

Chile scrape Copa win after penalty shocker

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Foxborough (United States) (AFP) Arturo Vidal scored a controversial penalty deep into injury time as holders Chile snatched a dramatic 2-1 victory over Bolivia to keep their Copa America Centenario campaign alive.

Bayern Munich star Vidal struck from the spot in the 10th minute of time added on after a hugely debatable penalty was awarded against Bolivian defender Luis Gutierrez for handball by US referee Jair Marrufo.

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Wednesday Kickoff: Griezmann, Jesus, Vidal and more

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While one star forward is debating English interest, another is set to miss quite a bit of Premier League action.

Antroine Griezmann says he has "doubts" over a potential Premier League move. (REPORT)

Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus suffered afractured metatarsal and could be out for up to three months.

Antoine Griezmann unfazed by criticism of Atletico Madrid’s ‘ugly’ style

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Atletico Madrid forwardAntoine Griezmann doesn't care about the criticism heaped on his side by disgruntled opponents.

Most recently, Arturo Vidal labeled Atletico's style as "ugly football" after Bayern Munich were sent crashing out of the Champions League by the Spanish club.

Despite dominating the return fixture at the Allianz Arena where the German side had 72.

Antoine Griezmann unfazed by criticism of Atletico Madrid’s ‘ugly’ style

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Atletico Madrid forwardAntoine Griezmann doesn't care about the criticism heaped on his side by disgruntled opponents.

Most recently, Arturo Vidal labeled Atletico's style as "ugly football" after Bayern Munich were sent crashing out of the Champions League by the Spanish club.

Despite dominating the return fixture at the Allianz Arena where the German side had 72.

Atletico Madrid president rejects ‘ugly soccer’ slur

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Madrid (AFP) Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo has hit back at critics of the Spanish side's defensive tactics after the club reached a second Champions League final in three years.

An incredible rearguard action against Bayern Munich saw Atletico narrowly defeated 2-1 by the German giants on Tuesday to progress on away goals after edging the first leg 1-0 last week.

Atletico Madrid president rejects ‘ugly soccer’ slur

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Madrid (AFP) Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo has hit back at critics of the Spanish side's defensive tactics after the club reached a second Champions League final in three years.

An incredible rearguard action against Bayern Munich saw Atletico narrowly defeated 2-1 by the German giants on Tuesday to progress on away goals after edging the first leg 1-0 last week.

German Cup: Arturo Vidal Goes Down Like Sack Of Chilean Potatoes As Bayern Beat Bremen 2-0 (Video)

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Bayern Munich booked their place in the German Cup final after beating Werder Bremen 2-0 on Tuesday night. However, there was more than a hint of good fortune about Bayern's second goal, with Arturo Vidal producing an exquisite dive to earn his side a penalty.

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Pep Guardiola's side were already a goal up with 20 minutes to go when Chilean midfielder Vidal powered into the Bremen box before executing a theatrical dive despite the lack of any contact whatsoever.

Benfica worried about fitness of Nicolas Gaitan ahead of Bayern Munich match

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With their leading scorer Jonas already suspended, Benfica are sweating on the fitness of their biggest creative threat Nicolas Gaitan ahead of their Champions League quarter-final, second leg against Bayern Munich.

The teams meet at the Estadio da Luz on Wednesday with German champions Bayern defending a 1-0 first-leg lead after an early Arturo Vidal goal last week.

Benfica worried about fitness of Nicolas Gaitan ahead of Bayern Munich match

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With their leading scorer Jonas already suspended, Benfica are sweating on the fitness of their biggest creative threat Nicolas Gaitan ahead of their Champions League quarter-final, second leg against Bayern Munich.

The teams meet at the Estadio da Luz on Wednesday with German champions Bayern defending a 1-0 first-leg lead after an early Arturo Vidal goal last week.

Champions League Review: Bayern Edge Benfica 1-0

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An early goal from Arturo Vidal proved enough to give Bayern Munich a slender win at home to Benfica in their Champions League quarter-final first leg, although their failure to add to that lead means the Germans will face a nervy trip to Portugal.

Ahead of the tie, Pep Guardiola had warned that Benfica were a dangerous side and that they had the best defence of all the teams left in the Champions League.

Arturo Vidal gives Bayern slender lead against Benfica [VIDEO]

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Arturo Vidal gave Bayern Munich a slender 1-0 lead for their Champions League quarter-final return leg at Benfica next week, after hitting the winner just 109 seconds into Tuesday's first leg.

Bayern produced an off-key display at Munich's Allianz Arena and their fifth straight appearance in the Champions League semi-finals is far from assured.

Arturo Vidal gives Bayern slender lead against Benfica [VIDEO]

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Arturo Vidal gave Bayern Munich a slender 1-0 lead for their Champions League quarter-final return leg at Benfica next week, after hitting the winner just 109 seconds into Tuesday's first leg.

Bayern produced an off-key display at Munich's Allianz Arena and their fifth straight appearance in the Champions League semi-finals is far from assured.

Conte: €37m Chelsea target is an amazing player, I'd take him

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Italy manager and the most likely would-be-next-Chelsea-manager Antonio Conte has expressed his desire to work with Bayern Munich midfielder Arturo Vidal again.

Conte, who enjoyed three successful seasons with Juventus and coached Vidal from 2011 to 2014, insists that he would love to work with the Chilean again.

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The controversial end to Bolivia vs. Chile was underserving and unfortunate for Bolivia

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Bolivia got robbed by Jair Marrufo.

Referee Jair Marrufo—one of the two American officials employed at the Copa America this year, alongside Mark Geiger—spent around 90 minutes without any sort of controversy at the center of Bolivia and Chile's match in Foxborough. He didn't miss any major calls and has appeared to rebound well from his poor showing in the MLS Cup final last season.

Late Vidal penalty puts Chile past Bolivia

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The defending Copa America champions needed a controversial late penalty call to beat Bolivia Friday night and pick up their first three points of the Copa America Centenario. Two goals by Arturo Vidal at either end of the second half gave Chile a2-1 win over Bolivia,keepingChile's hopesalive in Group D.

Valiant Effort from Bolivia Falls Short Due to Late PK in Loss to Chile

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – A controversial stoppage time penalty kick gave Chile a 2-1 victory over a determined Bolivia in front of 19,392 at Gillette Stadium on Friday night in Copa America Group D action. Arturo Vidal gave the heavily favored Chileans the lead under a minute into the second half, but substitute Jhasmai Campos scored a phenomenal free kick in the 61st minute to knot the score at 1-1.

Copa America Group D Recaps: Di Maria, Banega Pace Argentina; Blas Perez Nets Brace for Panama

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Argentina scored twice in the span of eight minutes to beat Chile and Panama scored in the final minutes to top Bolivia.

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Some might argue that the Copa America Centenario got off to a slow start. Argentina will say that they should've have been drawn into the last game of the first cycle of group games.