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Bayern Munich vs Celtic
UEFA Champions League 2017/18
18th October, 19:45 pm BST
Allianz Arena, Munich
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Bayern Munich face Celtic in the Champions League this week and the German outfit will look to pick up a comfortable win here.

Canine Intervention: Jupp Heynckes, 72, Reveals He Returned To Bayern Munich Because His Dog Told Him To…

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After previously bowing out with a treble in 2013, Jupp Heynckes has once again been coaxed back for a fourth tour of duty at Bayern Munich.

Speaking after saying his last round of farewells at Bayern five years ago, the veteran coach seemed fairly definite about wanting to get out of the managerial racket:

I will never say 'never', but I can assure you that I have no intention of coaching again.

‘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.

Official: Bayern Munich Sack Carlo Ancelotti After Slumping To Worst Champions League Group Stage Defeat In 21 Years

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It's being reported this afternoon with a certain degree of certitude that Bayern Munich have sacked manager Carlo Ancelotti.

That should raise a few eyebrows in Bavaria.

Anyway, BILD (among many other well-placed sources) have confirmed that Ancelotti has left his post in the wake of Bayern's abject defeat against PSG in the Champions League on Wednesday night the club's heaviest defeat in a group stage fixture for 21 years.

Bayern Munich Coax Veteran ‘Keeper Tom Starke Out Of Retirement To Help Cover Manuel Neuer’s Extended Injury Lay-Off

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Bayern Munich have added veteran goalkeeper Tom Starke to their Champions League squad despite the fact that the 36-year-old retired from football four months ago,

Starke managed a full 10 appearances in five years at Bayern before calling it quits at the end of last season, only to make a couple of cameos in the Bavarian club's pre-season tour of the USA.

‘Bullsh*t’ – Bayern Munich Hotshot Robert Lewandowski Addresses Resurfaced Real Madrid Transfer Rumours In Curt Fashion

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Robert Lewandowski invited a whirlwind of tabloid bullhonky upon himself recently when, in the wake of PSG splurging to sign Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, he publicly criticised Bayern Munich for failing to match their state-financed Champions League rivals in the money-frittering stakes this summer.

English Premier League

Back to the club schedule in Europe and Liga MX

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In the Bundesliga, Bobby Wood subbed out in the 79th minute for Hamburg's 3-2 loss at Mainz. Trailing from the 2nd minute, Walace equalized for Hannover in the 9th. Mainz went ahead in the 52nd and scored again in the 58th. Sejad Salihovic pulled a goal back for Hannover two minutes into stoppage time.

Footy On The Telly October 13-20

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Now that we don't have to worry about booking a trip to Russia anymore... We can watch UEFA Champions and Europa Leagues; the FIFA U-17 World Cup; a USWNT Friendly; all sorts of domestic and international league and college fixtures; and the Union as they play out the string, and player contracts, too.

Cameron back in action for Stoke City

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The USMNT players in Europe and Mexico roundup starts with Geoff Cameron's return for Stoke City in the 2-1 win over Southampton at the Britannia Stadium. Mame Diouf put Stoke up in the 40th with Southampton equalizing in the 75th. Peter Crouch scored Stoke's winner in the 85th minute.

"We got a good reward for our efforts, in terms of our performance we've played better and you've got to give credit to Southampton because they like to keep the ball away from you," Stoke City manager Mark Hughes said.

Soccer TV: Chelsea vs Manchester City

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The weekend soccer TV schedule has Chelsea hosting Manchester City in the Premier League and MLS on Univision on Saturday. In the Bundesliga, FS1 has Borussia Dortmund at Augsburg. On Sunday, it's a 1pm start in MLS for Philadelphia vs Seattle.

Chelsea vs Manchester City at 12:30pm on Saturday on NBCSN.

Vitesse wins at Ajax and another big win for Dortmund

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The roundup of USMNT players in Europe and Mexico starts with a big win for Matt Miazga's Vitesse Arnhem. Vitesse beat Ajax 2-1 at Johan Cruijff Arena. Guram Kashia put Vitesse up in the 21st with Milot Rashica doubling the lead three minutes into first-half stoppage time. Ajax pulled a goal back in the 83rd.

Soccer TV: Atlanta United vs Montreal Impact

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The weekend soccer TV schedule has a Sunday MLS doubleheader on Fox. Yes, two MLS games on national television. Well, sort of. Fox isn't distributing either game across the country. Check the map to see if it's on in your area. The day before, NBC is going with Leicester City hosting Liverpool in the Premier League.

Footy On The Telly September 22-29

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This week, we can watch the WAFU Nations Cup action; UEFA Champions and Europa Leagues; a plethora of league and college action; and a double dose of the Union's ever-so crowd-pleasing Process.

Real Madrid Dominate FIFA World XI

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A record number of 13 Real Madrid players have been nominated for long list of the FIFPro World XI, while Manchester United's Paul Pogba and Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez lead the pool of Premier League nominees.

A total of 25,000 professional footballers were asked to select a team of 11 players – one goalkeeper, four defenders, three midfielders and three attackers – from across the world, and the 55 players with the most votes have now been revealed.

Does the Bundesliga really want to be like the Premier League?

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By J Hutcherson (Sep 19, 2017) US Soccer Players - The Bundesliga has a longstanding reputation as the European big league most resistant to quick change. They're not going to revamp their competition just to chase more money. They're not going to redo their particular club structure that favors the ideal of a club without considerable debate.

Yedlin back for Newcastle United

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The USMNT players in Europe and Mexico starts with DeAndre Yedlin returning for Newcastle United in their 2-1 win over Stoke City. Christian Atsu opened the scoring for Newcastle in the 19th minute at St James' Park. Xherden Shaqiri equalized for Stoke in the 57th. Jamal Lascelles scored Newcastle's winner in the 68th.

Soccer TV: Chelsea vs Arsenal

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The London derby is on CNBC on Sunday, with most of us thinking cable news when considering our options on the weekend soccer TV schedule. Also on the schedule, MLS is on Univision on Saturday with Atlanta hosting Orlando as their run of home games continues. That game should set a new attendance record for the league.

3-5-1-1 v Dortmund: Pochettino makes 3 changes, top class Tottenham trio ruled out of crucial game

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Tottenham host Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League tonight and both sides will be without some of their key players for this one.

The German giants are plagued with injuries right now and Pochettino will be hoping to take full advantage of that.

The likes of Durm, Schurrle, Schmelzer, Weigl, Bartra, Guerreiro and Rode are ruled out for the away side.

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Bayern have ‘no more excuses’, says Mueller

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Ingolstadt (Germany) (AFP) – Bayern Munich have “no more excuses”, interim captain Thomas Mueller told AFP after veteran German coach Jupp Heynckes took over as manager of the Bundesliga champions.

Heynckes, 72, came out of retirement to take charge of the squad - his fourth stint with Bayern - when Carlo Ancelotti was sacked after a stinging 3-0 defeat to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League.

Heynckes to coach Bayern Munich to season’s end – club

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Berlin (AFP) – Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich confirmed Friday that veteran German coach Jupp Heynckes will take over as manager until the end of the season, replacing the sacked Carlos Ancelotti.

Heynckes, 72, will come out of retirement to take take charge of the squad from Monday, the fourth time he has coached Bayern.

Heynckes to coach Bayern Munich to season’s end – club

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Berlin (AFP) – Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich confirmed Friday that veteran German coach Jupp Heynckes will take over as manager until the end of the season, replacing the sacked Carlos Ancelotti.

Heynckes, 72, will come out of retirement to take take charge of the squad from Monday, the fourth time he has coached Bayern.

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.

Football: James hits first Bundesliga goal as Bayern go top

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Berlin (AFP) – James Rodriguez scored his first Bundesliga goal on Tuesday to help Bayern Munich top the table for the first time this season following a 3-0 win at Schalke 04.

The Colombian was involved in all three goals after winning the penalty which Robert Lewandowski converted for the opening goal before his deft chip saw Arturo Vidal fire home.

Football: James hits first Bundesliga goal as Bayern go top

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Berlin (AFP) – James Rodriguez scored his first Bundesliga goal on Tuesday to help Bayern Munich top the table for the first time this season following a 3-0 win at Schalke 04.

The Colombian was involved in all three goals after winning the penalty which Robert Lewandowski converted for the opening goal before his deft chip saw Arturo Vidal fire home.

James hits first Bundesliga goal as Bayern go top

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Berlin (AFP) – James Rodriguez scored his first Bundesliga goal on Tuesday to help Bayern Munich top the table for the first time this season following a 3-0 win at Schalke 04.

The Colombian was involved in all three goals after winning the penalty which Robert Lewandowski converted for the opening goal before his deft chip saw Arturo Vidal fire home.

Aubameyang in a hurry as Dortmund crush Cologne

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Berlin (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund were back atop of the Bundesliga on Sunday thanks to a 5-0 hammering of Cologne as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored twice in a minute.

After losing at Tottenham Hotspur in midweek in the Champions League, Dortmund needed just three minutes to take the lead at home.

Aubameyang in a hurry as Dortmund crush Cologne

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Berlin (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund were back atop of the Bundesliga on Sunday thanks to a 5-0 hammering of Cologne as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored twice in a minute.

After losing at Tottenham Hotspur in midweek in the Champions League, Dortmund needed just three minutes to take the lead at home.

Hoffenheim draw keeps Hanover top of Bundesliga

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Berlin (AFP) – Hanover 96 remain top of the Bundesliga after Hoffenheim were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Hertha Berlin on Sunday after Sandro Wagner’s early header was cancelled out.

In the first ever Bundesliga match to kick off at 1:30pm local time (1130 GMT), Germany striker Wagner powered home a header after just six minutes to give Hoffenheim the lead in Sinsheim.

Promoted Hanover top Bundesliga

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Berlin (AFP) – Promoted Hanover 96 went provisionally top of the German Bundesliga on Friday when a 2-0 win over Hamburg saw them climb above Dortmund and Hoffenheim.

Those three teams had been level on seven points going into the weekend where Dortmund play Cologne and Hoffenheim take on Hertha Berlin on Sunday.

Bayern out to silence critics as Bundesliga returns

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Berlin (AFP) – Carlo Ancelotti’s Bayern Munich will be looking to silence their critics with victory over Mainz in the Bundesliga this Saturday.

A 3-0 victory over Anderlecht in the Champions League on Tuesday was overshadowed by reports of internal disharmony in Munich. The German media have reported growing discord between coach Ancelotti and leading players such as Thomas Mueller, Franck Ribery and Robert Lewandowski.

Bayern out to silence critics as Bundesliga returns

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Berlin (AFP) – Carlo Ancelotti’s Bayern Munich will be looking to silence their critics with victory over Mainz in the Bundesliga this Saturday.

A 3-0 victory over Anderlecht in the Champions League on Tuesday was overshadowed by reports of internal disharmony in Munich. The German media have reported growing discord between coach Ancelotti and leading players such as Thomas Mueller, Franck Ribery and Robert Lewandowski.

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Youssoufa Moukoko: Borussia Dortmund Move To Deny Rumours That 12-Year-Old Prodigy Is Actually A Middle-Aged Bloke

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Borussia Dortmund have moved to deny swirling tittle-tattle about one of their most highly-prized academy prospects, Youssoufa Moukoko, is the teenage whizkid he purports to be and not, in fact, a middle-aged man who conned his way into the club's youth system.

Moukoko was born on 20th November, 2004, making him 12-years-old.

Bundesliga: Ex-Man Utd Playmaker Shinji Kagawa Makes History With Stunning Chip For Dortmund (Video)

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Borussia Dortmund moved five points clear at the top of the Bundesliga after a 2-1 win away to Augsburg on Saturday.

The winning goal was scored by Shinji Kagawa, with the stunning strike making the former Manchester United midfielder the top-scoring Japanese player in the history of the German top-flight.

Light Fingers: Dortmund ‘Keeper Roman Burki Has Weird Pre-Match Ritual That Involves Pinching Balls (Video)

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Generally speaking, you don't have to look very far to find a professional footballer who is hopelessly enslaved to a pre-match superstition.

Some players flick light-switches, some don their kit in a strict order, some chant inside a hastily-scrawled hexagram, light candles and sacrifice newborn livestock to the satanic nether-lord.

Robert Lewandowski To Real Madrid?

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Robert Lewandowski has instructed his agent to push through a move from Bayern Munich to Real Madrid, according to AS.

The Polish striker made waves earlier this summer when he questioned why the German champions didn't match the spending of Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona.

Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge then added fuel to the flame by mentioning in an interview with German newspaper Bild that Real Madrid was 'the club of Lewandowski's dreams'.

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Woodwork Wipeout: MSV Duisburg Manage To Hit The Post Four Times In Just 2.5 Seconds (Video)

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MSV Duisburg fell to a 3-1 defeat on Fortuna Dusseldorf's manor in the 2. Bundesliga on Monday evening, initially falling 2-0 behind with just six minutes on the clock.

The Zebras did at least try to fight back in the second half, going close on several occasions.

In fact, they actually managed to hit the Dusseldorf woodwork no less than four times, and all in the space 2.

BundesFAIL: Hoffenheim Fan Grabs Nadiem Amiri’s Shirt, Miscalculates Height Of Advertising Board When Returning To Seat (Video)

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Hoffenheim kept up their impressive start to the Bundesliga campaign with a 3-2 away win over Mainz on Wednesday evening.

After going 2-0 to a couple of early goals, Nadiem Amiri pulled one back for1899 on the half-hour mark before a couple of injury time strikes (one in the 46th minute, one in the 92nd) saw the visitors escape with all three points in dramatic fashion.

The Rest

Footy On The Telly October 6 – 13

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This week, it's World Cup Qualifying time again! Also, the U17 Club World Cup; second and third-tier league and college action; and the Union rest for the final Playoff (PLAYOFFS!???) stretch.

Win for Gladbach, exits in the League Cup

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Wednesday's soccer news starts with games in the Bundesliga. Fabian Johnson subbed on in the 70th minute for Gladbach's 2-0 shutout of Stuttgart. Gladbach's goals came from Raffael, scoring in the 57th and converting a 74th minute penalty. Aron Johannsson wasn't in the squad for Werder Bremen's 1-1 draw at Wolfsburg.

Pick your Arsenal team to brush past Doncaster

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Arsenal's second-string side got past Cologne in the Europa League last week, and if anything this Caraboa Cup game at home to Doncaster should be even easier. Cologne may have lost their opening four games in the Bundesliga, but Doncaster are two tiers below us in League One and have won just one game out [.