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Kovac gets final date with future employers Bayern

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Berlin (AFP) – A brilliant back-heel from Luka Jovic inspired Eintracht Frankfurt to a 1-0 victory over Schalke in the semi-finals of the German Cup on Wednesday, meaning that Bayern Munich will meet their future coach Niko Kovac in next month’s final.

Jovic’s goal proved enough for ten-man Frankfurt to win a nervy game, firing Frankfurt into a second successive German Cup Final and setting up a fateful meeting between Kovac and Bayern on May 19.

If anyone can beat Real, then it’s Bayern – Rummenigge

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has thrown down the gauntlet to Real Madrid ahead of next Wednesday’s home Champions League semi-final, first leg.

“We have to keep our concentration until next Wednesday, but if anyone can beat Real Madrid at the moment, it’s FC Bayern,” boasted Rummenigge.

Bayern rout Leverkusen to cruise into German Cup final

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Berlin (AFP) – Thomas Mueller shone as Bayern Munich romped to a 6-2 semi-final win at Bayer Leverkusen on Tuesday to reach the German Cup final and keep their treble dreams alive.

Leverkusen are up to third in the Bundesliga, but trail champions Bayern by a massive 24 points and the gulf in the league table showed up clearly in this semi-final.

Bayern hit back at Frankfurt in row over Kovac

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Berlin (Germany) (AFP) – Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich have hit back at accusations they were “disrespectful” in their signing of new head coach Niko Kovac.

Eintracht Frankfurt’s plans for next season were thrown into chaos on Friday when Bayern confirmed Kovac, 46, will join them to replace Jupp Heynckes as coach in 2018/19.

Bayern hit back at Frankfurt in row over Kovac

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Berlin (Germany) (AFP) – Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich have hit back at accusations they were “disrespectful” in their signing of new head coach Niko Kovac.

Eintracht Frankfurt’s plans for next season were thrown into chaos on Friday when Bayern confirmed Kovac, 46, will join them to replace Jupp Heynckes as coach in 2018/19.

Treble-chasing Bayern thrash Gladbach

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Berlin (Germany) (AFP) – Sandro Wagner netted twice as treble-chasing Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich ran riot in a 5-1 win at home to Borussia Moenchengladbach on Saturday.

After securing a sixth straight German league title last weekend and booking a Champions League semi-final place in midweek, this was another dominant display from Bayern, who have a German Cup semi-final at Leverkusen on Tuesday.

Ribery, 35, signs one-year Bayern extension – report

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Berlin (Germany) (AFP) – Veteran winger Franck Ribery, 35, has signed a year’s contract extension to stay at Bayern Munich for the 2018/19 season, according to German magazine Kicker on Thursday.

Kicker claim Ribery has been told to fight for his place with wingers Kingsley Coman, 21, and Serge Gnabry, the 22-year-old who will return from a loan spell at Hoffenheim, set to be prefered next season.

Ribery, 35, signs one-year Bayern extension – report

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Berlin (Germany) (AFP) – Veteran winger Franck Ribery, 35, has signed a year’s contract extension to stay at Bayern Munich for the 2018/19 season, according to German magazine Kicker on Thursday.

Kicker claim Ribery has been told to fight for his place with wingers Kingsley Coman, 21, and Serge Gnabry, the 22-year-old who will return from a loan spell at Hoffenheim, set to be prefered next season.

Bayern toil but overcome Sevilla to reach semi-finals

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Munich (Germany) (AFP) – Jupp Heynckes’ Bayern Munich marched into another Champions League semi-final on Wednesday despite 10-man Sevilla holding them to a goalless draw at home in Wednesday’s second leg.

Bayern progressed to the last four for the seventh time in nine seasons as they prevailed 2-1 on aggregate following their first-leg victory in Spain last week.

Bayern toil but overcome Sevilla to reach semi-finals

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Munich (Germany) (AFP) – Jupp Heynckes’ Bayern Munich marched into another Champions League semi-final on Wednesday despite 10-man Sevilla holding them to a goalless draw at home in Wednesday’s second leg.

Bayern progressed to the last four for the seventh time in nine seasons as they prevailed 2-1 on aggregate following their first-leg victory in Spain last week.

James will stay at Bayern for at least another year – Heynckes

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Seville (Spain) (AFP) – Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes has indicated the club will keep James Rodriguez for another year and then look to sign the forward on a permanent deal from Real Madrid.

But Heynckes, speaking ahead of Bayern’s Champions League quarter-final first leg in Seville, ruled out the prospect of Bayern striker Robert Lewandowski heading in the opposite direction and moving to Real this summer.

Tottenham boss Pochettino linked to Bayern job

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Berlin (AFP) – Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has been linked to Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich as a possible replacement for Jupp Heynckes next season.

According to reports, Bayern’s director of sport Hasan Salihamidzic has recommended Pochettino to club bosses Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and Uli Hoeness.

Tottenham boss Pochettino linked to Bayern job

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Berlin (AFP) – Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has been linked to Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich as a possible replacement for Jupp Heynckes next season.

According to reports, Bayern’s director of sport Hasan Salihamidzic has recommended Pochettino to club bosses Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and Uli Hoeness.

Werner fires Leipzig to shock win over Bayern

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Berlin (AFP) – Substitute Timo Werner netted a second-half winner as RB Leipzig came from behind to shock Bayern Munich 2-1 on Sunday as the Bundesliga leaders suffered a first defeat since November, a stretch of 19 matches in all competitions.

It was an historic night for sixth-placed Leipzig who have now beaten Bayern for the first time at the fifth attempt.

Werner fires Leipzig to shock win over Bayern

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Berlin (AFP) – Substitute Timo Werner netted a second-half winner as RB Leipzig came from behind to shock Bayern Munich 2-1 on Sunday as the Bundesliga leaders suffered a first defeat since November, a stretch of 19 matches in all competitions.

It was an historic night for sixth-placed Leipzig who have now beaten Bayern for the first time at the fifth attempt.

Bayern star Thiago gets all clear after injury scare

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich received a boost on Thursday when Spain international Thiago Alcantara was given the all-clear after an injury scare in their Champions League win at Besiktas.

The injury-prone midfielder scored Bayern’s opening goal in Wednesday’s 3-1 win in the last 16, second leg, in Istanbul, but was forced off on 35 minutes with a foot injury.

Bayern star Thiago gets all clear after injury scare

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich received a boost on Thursday when Spain international Thiago Alcantara was given the all-clear after an injury scare in their Champions League win at Besiktas.

The injury-prone midfielder scored Bayern’s opening goal in Wednesday’s 3-1 win in the last 16, second leg, in Istanbul, but was forced off on 35 minutes with a foot injury.

Bayern sweat on Thiago injury, yellow cards

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Istanbul (AFP) – Bayern Munich are waiting on Thiago Alcantara after the Spain midfielder picked up a new injury in their Champions League last 16 win at Besiktas.

The 26-year-old went off on 35 minutes after scoring Bayern’s opening goal in the 3-1 second-leg win as the German giants sealed an 8-1 aggregate victory and booked a quarter-final slot for the seventh year in a row.

Ribery in, Robben out, Heynckes annoyed as Bayern go to Besiktas

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Munich (Germany) (AFP) – Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich take a comfortable lead to Besiktas on Wednesday where fan favourite Franck Ribery and ageing coach Jupp Heynckes can make a case for contract extensions by securing a Champions League quarter-final berth.

The 5-0 first-leg advantage will ease Bayern’s worries over injuries which have ruled out Arjen Robben with a pinched nerve, adding to a list of longer-term absentees including striker Kingsley Coman, ‘keeper Manuel Neuer and midfielder Corentin Tolisso.

Ribery in, Robben out, Heynckes annoyed as Bayern go to Besiktas

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Munich (Germany) (AFP) – Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich take a comfortable lead to Besiktas on Wednesday where fan favourite Franck Ribery and ageing coach Jupp Heynckes can make a case for contract extensions by securing a Champions League quarter-final berth.

The 5-0 first-leg advantage will ease Bayern’s worries over injuries which have ruled out Arjen Robben with a pinched nerve, adding to a list of longer-term absentees including striker Kingsley Coman, ‘keeper Manuel Neuer and midfielder Corentin Tolisso.

Lewandowski grabs hat-trick as Bayern rout Hamburg

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Berlin (AFP) – Robert Lewandowski grabbed a hat-trick as Bayern Munich romped to a 6-0 victory over crisis-stricken Hamburg in the Bundesliga on Saturday.

The victory keeps Bayern on course to wrap up another Bundesliga title - their sixth in a row - before the end of March, and heaps misery on Hamburg, who are now without a win in 13 games.

Lewandowski grabs hat-trick as Bayern rout Hamburg

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Berlin (AFP) – Robert Lewandowski grabbed a hat-trick as Bayern Munich romped to a 6-0 victory over crisis-stricken Hamburg in the Bundesliga on Saturday.

The victory keeps Bayern on course to wrap up another Bundesliga title - their sixth in a row - before the end of March, and heaps misery on Hamburg, who are now without a win in 13 games.

Is a weak Bundesliga hurting Bayern in Europe?

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich’s iron-grip on the Bundesliga shows no signs of weakening, but in Germany there is fear the lack of strong domestic rivals is hurting their Champions League chances.

Despite Saturday’s goalless draw at home to Hertha Berlin, Bayern finished the weekend 20 points clear.

Bayern winger Coman undergoes ankle surgery

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich winger Kingsley Coman has undergone ankle surgery and is expected to be out for “several weeks”, the runaway Bundesliga leaders confirmed on Monday.

The French international ruptured a ligament in his left ankle in Saturday’s goalless draw at home to Hertha Berlin.

Lewandowski, Heynckes miss records as Bayern held

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Berlin (AFP) – Robert Lewandowski and Jupp Heynckes both missed out on records as runaway Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich were held to a lacklustre goalless draw at home to Hertha Berlin on Saturday.

Despite the disappointing result, Bayern are now 20 points clear in the table as second-placed Borussia Dortmund host Augsburg on Monday.

Lewandowski, Heynckes miss records as Bayern held

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Berlin (AFP) – Robert Lewandowski and Jupp Heynckes both missed out on records as runaway Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich were held to a lacklustre goalless draw at home to Hertha Berlin on Saturday.

Despite the disappointing result, Bayern are now 20 points clear in the table as second-placed Borussia Dortmund host Augsburg on Monday.

Heynckes brings treble spirit to resurgent Bayern

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich host Besiktas in the last 16, first leg of the Champions League riding a 13-match winning streak under Jupp Heynckes, the architect behind the revival of his 2013 treble-winning heroes.

Since Heynckes replaced Carlo Ancelotti as head coach at the start of October, Bayern have won 22 of 23 matches going into Tuesday’s clash at Munich’s Allianz Arena.

Bayern coach Heynckes misses Schalke clash with flu

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich head coach Jupp Heynckes missed the Bundesliga leaders’ home game against Schalke on Saturday after suffering with the flu.

With the 72-year-old ill, his place on the bench was taken by assistant coach Peter Hermann.

Under Heynckes, Bayern have won 20 of their last 21 games in all competitions and face Schalke looking to move 18 points clear at the Bundesliga summit.

Bayern won’t let up in Bundesliga – Heynckes

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes has said his side “won’t let up” as they bid to break their own record for the least amount of games needed to win the Bundesliga title.

The Bavarian giants sit 18 points clear at the top of the table - the biggest ever lead after 21 games of the 34-match season.

Bayern charm offensive irritates Heynckes

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Berlin (AFP) – Jupp Heynckes said Friday that the charm offensive to persuade him to stay as Bayern Munich coach will be “in vain” as he insists on leaving when the season finishes.

The 72-year-old has turned Bayern’s fortunes around, from trailing in the Bundesliga by five points when he took over in October, to their current 16-point lead.

Nagelsmann hunts third win over Bayern as rumours persist

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Berlin (AFP) – Julian Nagelsmann hopes his Hoffenheim team can inflict a third straight Bundesliga defeat on Bayern Munich this Saturday – amid rumours that the 30-year-old will be the Bavarian’s next head coach.

Hoffenheim have won both of the last two matches against Bayern – sealing a home victories by a score of 2-0 last September and by 1-0 the previous April.

Nagelsmann hunts third win over Bayern as rumours persist

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Berlin (AFP) – Julian Nagelsmann hopes his Hoffenheim team can inflict a third straight Bundesliga defeat on Bayern Munich this Saturday – amid rumours that the 30-year-old will be the Bavarian’s next head coach.

Hoffenheim have won both of the last two matches against Bayern – sealing a home victories by a score of 2-0 last September and by 1-0 the previous April.

Lewandowski, Mueller star as Bayern go 16 points clear

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Berlin (AFP) – Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Mueller both netted twice as Bayern Munich went 16 points clear in the Bundesliga on Sunday with a 4-2 victory over Werder Bremen.

Mueller and Lewandowski each claimed goal-scoring milestones in a polished second-half display by Bayern’s forward pair.

Lewandowski, Mueller star as Bayern go 16 points clear

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Berlin (AFP) – Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Mueller both netted twice as Bayern Munich went 16 points clear in the Bundesliga on Sunday with a 4-2 victory over Werder Bremen.

Mueller and Lewandowski each claimed goal-scoring milestones in a polished second-half display by Bayern’s forward pair.

Germany star Goretzka to join Bayern for 2018/19

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Berlin (AFP) – Schalke 04 confirmed Friday that Germany midfielder Leon Goretzka will join Bayern Munich at the end of this season on a free transfer, with the Bundesliga leaders beating Liverpool to his signature.

“Leon Goretzka informed us at the start of the week that he wants to leave the club and will join FC Bayern,” said Schalke sporting director Christian Heidel.

Germany star Goretzka to join Bayern for 2018/19

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Berlin (AFP) – Schalke 04 confirmed Friday that Germany midfielder Leon Goretzka will join Bayern Munich at the end of this season on a free transfer, with the Bundesliga leaders beating Liverpool to his signature.

“Leon Goretzka informed us at the start of the week that he wants to leave the club and will join FC Bayern,” said Schalke sporting director Christian Heidel.

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.

Bayern resume Bundesliga title quest with Leverkusen trip

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Berlin (AFP) – Franck Ribery warned Bayern Munich face a tricky test at Bayer Leverkusen on Friday as they resume their march towards a sixth straight Bundesliga title following the German winter break.

Jupp Heynckes’s team are 11 points clear of second-place Schalke but Leverkusen, who are two points further back in fourth, are unbeaten in 14 matches dating back to September under ex-Dortmund coach Heiko Herrlich.

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Bayern paired with Real Madrid, Liverpool gets Roma in UCL semifinals

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The UEFA Champions League semifinals are set, and the competition's two favorites will collide in a clash of the world's elite.

Bayern Munich was paired with Real Madrid on Friday while Liverpool will take on Roma in the upcoming UEFA Champions League semifinals. The firstlegs are set to be played on April 24 and 25 with second legs on May 1 and 2.