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Rampant Bayern win fifth straight German league title

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich were crowned Bundesliga champions for the fifth straight season on Saturday after Robert Lewandowski scored twice in a 6-0 thrashing of 10-man Wolfsburg.

After second-placed RB Leipzig were held to a goalless draw by Ingolstadt, Bayern wrapped up the title with a thumping away victory that left them 10 points clear with three games left.

Rampant Bayern win fifth straight German league title

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich were crowned Bundesliga champions for the fifth straight season on Saturday after Robert Lewandowski scored twice in a 6-0 thrashing of 10-man Wolfsburg.

After second-placed RB Leipzig were held to a goalless draw by Ingolstadt, Bayern wrapped up the title with a thumping away victory that left them 10 points clear with three games left.

Bayern win fifth straight German league title

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich were crowned Bundesliga champions for the fifth straight season on Saturday after Robert Lewandowski scored twice in their 6-0 thrashing of 10-man Wolfsburg on Saturday.

After second-placed RB Leipzig had earlier been held to a goalless draw by Ingolstadt, Bayern wrapped up the title as victory at Wolfsburg left them ten points clear with three games left.

Bayern’s Ancelotti turns to title with double dreams dashed

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Berlin (AFP) – Carlo Ancelotti insisted he is focussed on wrapping up the Bundesliga before assessing how successful his first season at Bayern Munich has been following a shock German Cup semi-final defeat.

April has been little short of a disaster for Ancelotti and Bayern.

The German champions threw away a 2-1 lead at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday before going down 3-2 to Borussia Dortmund.

Bayern’s Ancelotti turns to title with double dreams dashed

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Berlin (AFP) – Carlo Ancelotti insisted he is focussed on wrapping up the Bundesliga before assessing how successful his first season at Bayern Munich has been following a shock German Cup semi-final defeat.

April has been little short of a disaster for Ancelotti and Bayern.

The German champions threw away a 2-1 lead at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday before going down 3-2 to Borussia Dortmund.

Clement eyes Terry move if Swansea survive

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London (AFP) – Swansea City manager Paul Clement says he is interested in signing John Terry when the veteran central defender leaves Chelsea this summer, providing his struggling side avoid relegation from the Premier League.

Clement worked with Terry during his time as an assistant coach under then Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti in the 2009-10 season.

Clement eyes Terry move if Swansea survive

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London (AFP) – Swansea City manager Paul Clement says he is interested in signing John Terry when the veteran central defender leaves Chelsea this summer, providing his struggling side avoid relegation from the Premier League.

Clement worked with Terry during his time as an assistant coach under then Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti in the 2009-10 season.

France to introduce video refereeing in football play-offs

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Paris (AFP) – Video technology will be used for the first time in refereeing in France in the end-of-season football play-offs, league officials announced Thursday.

The system will be introduced for the promotion and relegation matches between Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 in May, said French league (FPL) director general Didier Quillot.

France to introduce video refereeing in football play-offs

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Paris (AFP) – Video technology will be used for the first time in refereeing in France in the end-of-season football play-offs, league officials announced Thursday.

The system will be introduced for the promotion and relegation matches between Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 in May, said French league (FPL) director general Didier Quillot.

Key trio return for Bayern, Isco in for Bale

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Madrid (AFP) – Bayern Munich’s hopes of overturning a 2-1 Champions League quarter-final deficit at Real Madrid on Tuesday were boosted as key trio Mats Hummels, Jerome Boateng and Robert Lewandowski were all named in Carlo Ancelotti’s starting XI.

Hummels and top scorer Lewandowski missed last week’s first leg, whilst Boateng sat out Saturday’s 0-0 draw at Bayer Leverkusen with a groin injury.

Madrid’s Bale out of Bayern return, Lewandowski back

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Madrid (AFP) – Real Madrid will be without Gareth Bale as they look to book their place in a record seventh straight Champions League semi-final against Bayern Munich on Tuesday.

However, the visitors’ chances of overcoming a 2-1 first-leg deficit were handed a huge boost as Bayern boss Carlo Ancelotti confirmed top scorer Robert Lewandowski will be fit to start.

Madrid’s Bale out of Bayern return, Lewandowski back

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Madrid (AFP) – Real Madrid will be without Gareth Bale as they look to book their place in a record seventh straight Champions League semi-final against Bayern Munich on Tuesday.

However, the visitors’ chances of overcoming a 2-1 first-leg deficit were handed a huge boost as Bayern boss Carlo Ancelotti confirmed top scorer Robert Lewandowski will be fit to start.

Battle of familiar foes headlines Champions League bill

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Paris (AFP) – Carlo Ancelotti led Real Madrid to Champions League glory in 2014 and now he is hoping to dump the holders out of this season’s quarter-finals as coach of Bayern Munich.

The two giants are familiar foes and they meet for the 23rd time - a record in European competition - at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday in the first leg of a heavyweight tie.

Battle of familiar foes headlines Champions League bill

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Paris (AFP) – Carlo Ancelotti led Real Madrid to Champions League glory in 2014 and now he is hoping to dump the holders out of this season’s quarter-finals as coach of Bayern Munich.

The two giants are familiar foes and they meet for the 23rd time - a record in European competition - at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday in the first leg of a heavyweight tie.

Poulsen strikes late as Leipzig stay on Bayern’s tail

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Berlin (AFP) – Yussuf Poulsen’s late goal gave 10-man RB Leipzig a 1-0 victory over Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday that trimmed Bayern Munich’s lead at the top of the Bundesliga table before the leaders played later.

Carlo Ancelotti’s Bayern were hosting Borussia Dortmund on Saturday evening as Robert Lewandowski and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang - the league’s top scorers - went head-to-head.

Poulsen strikes late as Leipzig stay on Bayern’s tail

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Berlin (AFP) – Yussuf Poulsen’s late goal gave 10-man RB Leipzig a 1-0 victory over Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday that trimmed Bayern Munich’s lead at the top of the Bundesliga table before the leaders played later.

Carlo Ancelotti’s Bayern were hosting Borussia Dortmund on Saturday evening as Robert Lewandowski and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang - the league’s top scorers - went head-to-head.

Poulsen’s late strike trims Bayern’s lead

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Berlin (AFP) – Yussuf Poulsen’s late goal sealed ten-man RB Leipzig’s 1-0 victory over Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday to trim Bayern Munich’s runaway lead to seven points with seven Bundesliga games left.

Carlo Ancelotti’s Bayern host Borussia Dortmund on Saturday evening when Robert Lewandowski and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang - the league’s top scorers - go head-to-head.

Poulsen’s late strike trims Bayern’s lead

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Berlin (AFP) – Yussuf Poulsen’s late goal sealed ten-man RB Leipzig’s 1-0 victory over Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday to trim Bayern Munich’s runaway lead to seven points with seven Bundesliga games left.

Carlo Ancelotti’s Bayern host Borussia Dortmund on Saturday evening when Robert Lewandowski and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang - the league’s top scorers - go head-to-head.

Hoffenheim end Bayern’s 20-match unbeaten run

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Berlin (AFP) – Runaway Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich had their 20-match unbeaten run in all competitions ended at Hoffenheim on Tuesday as striker Andrej Kramaric’s winner sealed the hosts’ 1-0 victory.

Bayern’s run came to an end a week before their mouth-watering Champions League home leg quarter-final against Real Madrid.

Hoffenheim end Bayern’s 20-match unbeaten run

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Berlin (AFP) – Runaway Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich had their 20-match unbeaten run in all competitions ended at Hoffenheim on Tuesday as striker Andrej Kramaric’s winner sealed the hosts’ 1-0 victory.

Bayern’s run came to an end a week before their mouth-watering Champions League home leg quarter-final against Real Madrid.

Bayern Munich in top gear ahead of decisive April

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich face high-fliers Hoffenheim away on Tuesday as the runaway German league leaders look to carry their high-tempo football into two key Bundesliga fixtures within four days.

After thumping Augsburg 6-0 on Saturday, Bayern are unbeaten in their last 20 games dating back to November, but play third-placed Hoffenheim then host arch-rivals Borussia Dortmund, who are fourth, on Saturday.

Bayern Munich in top gear ahead of decisive April

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich face high-fliers Hoffenheim away on Tuesday as the runaway German league leaders look to carry their high-tempo football into two key Bundesliga fixtures within four days.

After thumping Augsburg 6-0 on Saturday, Bayern are unbeaten in their last 20 games dating back to November, but play third-placed Hoffenheim then host arch-rivals Borussia Dortmund, who are fourth, on Saturday.

Lewandowski’s treble in Bayern romp delights Ancelotti

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Berlin (AFP) – Carlo Ancelotti showered praise on Robert Lewandowski after the striker’s hat-trick in Bayern Munich’s 6-0 thrashing of Augsburg left him level in the race to be the Bundesliga’s top scorer.

The home win ensured runaway league leaders Bayern remained 13 points clear at the summit while Augsburg dropped into the relegation places.

Lewandowski’s treble in Bayern romp delights Ancelotti

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Berlin (AFP) – Carlo Ancelotti showered praise on Robert Lewandowski after the striker’s hat-trick in Bayern Munich’s 6-0 thrashing of Augsburg left him level in the race to be the Bundesliga’s top scorer.

The home win ensured runaway league leaders Bayern remained 13 points clear at the summit while Augsburg dropped into the relegation places.

Shakespeare fairytale continues as Foxes beat Stoke

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Craig Shakespeare became the first Englishman to win his first four matches as a Premier League manager after reigning champions Leicester City moved closer to top-flight survival with a 2-0 victory at home to Stoke City on Saturday.

Victory saw Shakespeare join some of football’s most high-profile coaches - Portugal’s Jose Mourinho, Italy’s Carlo Ancelotti, the Netherlands’ Guus Hiddink and Spain’s Pep Guardiola - in an exclusive club.

Shakespeare fairytale continues as Foxes beat Stoke

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Craig Shakespeare became the first Englishman to win his first four matches as a Premier League manager after reigning champions Leicester City moved closer to top-flight survival with a 2-0 victory at home to Stoke City on Saturday.

Victory saw Shakespeare join some of football’s most high-profile coaches - Portugal’s Jose Mourinho, Italy’s Carlo Ancelotti, the Netherlands’ Guus Hiddink and Spain’s Pep Guardiola - in an exclusive club.

Loew frustrated by bench-warming Germany stars

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Berlin (AFP) – Joachim Loew says Germany duo Joshua Kimmich and Andre Schuerrle need more matches - and to spend less time on the bench - for their Bundesliga clubs ahead of next year’s World Cup defence.

Neither Kimmich nor Schuerrle are first-choice starters for their clubs with both facing stiff competition at Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund respectively.

Loew frustrated by bench-warming Germany stars

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Berlin (AFP) – Joachim Loew says Germany duo Joshua Kimmich and Andre Schuerrle need more matches - and to spend less time on the bench - for their Bundesliga clubs ahead of next year’s World Cup defence.

Neither Kimmich nor Schuerrle are first-choice starters for their clubs with both facing stiff competition at Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund respectively.

Costa return bolsters Bayern’s treble bid

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich’s hopes of securing a second treble in four years received a boost on Tuesday with Douglas Costa back in training after the club confirmed he does not need knee surgery.

The Brazil winger did some stability exercises at Bayern’s training ground as Carlo Ancelotti’s squad gathered after the international break.

Costa return bolsters Bayern’s treble bid

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich’s hopes of securing a second treble in four years received a boost on Tuesday with Douglas Costa back in training after the club confirmed he does not need knee surgery.

The Brazil winger did some stability exercises at Bayern’s training ground as Carlo Ancelotti’s squad gathered after the international break.

Stage set for ‘classic’ as Real draw Bayern

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Nyon (Switzerland) (AFP) – Holders Real Madrid will face Bayern Munich and a reunion with “master” Carlo Ancelotti after Zinedine Zidane got his wish and avoided Leicester City in Friday’s Champions League quarter-final draw.

Leicester will play Atletico Madrid - “a massive challenge,” said Leicester manager Craig Shakespeare - and the Italian and Spanish champions clash with Juventus drawing the miracle men of Barcelona.

Real draw Bayern in Champions League quarter-final blockbuster

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Nyon (Switzerland) (AFP) – Holders Real Madrid will face their former coach Carlo Ancelotti’s Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-finals as Juventus were drawn on Friday against comeback kings Barcelona.

English champions Leicester play their first quarter-finals in the top-tier European competition against Atletico Madrid as France’s Monaco clash with Borussia Dortmund over two legs in April.

Real draw Bayern in Champions League quarter-final blockbuster

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Nyon (Switzerland) (AFP) – Holders Real Madrid will face their former coach Carlo Ancelotti’s Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-finals as Juventus were drawn on Friday against comeback kings Barcelona.

English champions Leicester play their first quarter-finals in the top-tier European competition against Atletico Madrid as France’s Monaco clash with Borussia Dortmund over two legs in April.

Zidane relishes showdown with Ancelotti

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Madrid (AFP) – Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane insists he will be the “pupil” to Carlo Ancelotti’s “master” when the European champions face Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-finals.

Zidane was Ancelotti’s assistant when Madrid won their 10th European Cup in 2014 before going onto match the Italian’s achievement by winning the Champions League in his debut season as coach last year.

Real draw Bayern; Juve faces Barca in Champions League quarters

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Nyon (Switzerland) (AFP) – Holders Real Madrid will face their former coach Carlo Ancelotti’s Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-finals as Juventus were drawn on Friday against comeback kings Barcelona.

English champions Leicester play their first quarter-finals in the top-tier European competition against Atletico Madrid as France’s Monaco clash with Borussia Dortmund over two legs in April.

Real draw Bayern; Juve faces Barca in Champions League quarters

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Nyon (Switzerland) (AFP) – Holders Real Madrid will face their former coach Carlo Ancelotti’s Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-finals as Juventus were drawn on Friday against comeback kings Barcelona.

English champions Leicester play their first quarter-finals in the top-tier European competition against Atletico Madrid as France’s Monaco clash with Borussia Dortmund over two legs in April.

Bayern go 10 points clear as rivals crash

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich went 10 points clear in the Bundesliga on Saturday as Robert Lewandowski netted twice in their 3-0 home win against Eintracht Frankfurt while their main rivals lost.

Bayern have now hit 28 goals in their last six games with Lewandowski claiming 10 of them as coach Carlo Ancelotti stays on course to steer Bayern to a fifth straight German league title in his first season.

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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.

Renaissance Man: Carlo Ancelotti Cooks Carbonara On Bayern Munich’s New 24-Hour TV Channel (Video)

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As you well know, Carlo Ancelotti is a man of many talents, having already conquered the realms of football and bit-part Hollywood acting and you can now go ahead and add 'celebrity cheffing' to that impressive repertoire as well.

Followingthe launch of Bayern Munich's 24-hour television channel last month, Ancelotti appeared on a cooking segment with famous Bavarian restaurateur (and Bayern team chef)Alfons Schuhbeck.

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Paulo Ferreira compares Antonio Conte to Jose Mourinho and talks of a new era at Chelsea.

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Paulo Ferreira who played for Jose Mourinho at Chelsea and now works as part of the Chelsea backroom team under Antonio Conte has compared the two in the build up to our big game on Sunday.

It's something that every single manager who comes to Chelsea has to face, questions and comparisons of the most successful manager in the history of Chelsea Football Club - Jose Mourinho.