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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.

Bayern Munich star would prefer Arsenal over Manchester United

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Bayern Munich star, David Alaba reportedly would prefer a move to Arsenal instead of Manchester...

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Carlo Ancelotti Joins The Leather-Clad Fun As Bayern Munich Celebrate Oktoberfest (Photos)

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Sunday saw the entire Bayern Munich entourage talc up and slither into their finest leather shorts for the club's annual Oktoberfest celebration.

As per usual, the Bayern masses dressed up to the nines and descended on the beer tent at the Theresienwiese in Munich, with Carlo Ancelotti cutting a handsome dash at his first ever Oktoberfest as coach.

Alaba wants to bid farewell to Guardiola with seventh title

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Berlin (AFP) David Alaba says that Bayern Munich are determined to give Pep Guardiola a winning send-off and a seventh title in three years in Saturday's German Cup final.

Bayern face Borussia Dortmund at Berlin's Olympic Stadium in what will be Guardiola's final game in charge before taking over at Manchester City next season.

Alaba wants to bid farewell to Guardiola with seventh title

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Berlin (AFP) David Alaba says that Bayern Munich are determined to give Pep Guardiola a winning send-off and a seventh title in three years in Saturday's German Cup final.

Bayern face Borussia Dortmund at Berlin's Olympic Stadium in what will be Guardiola's final game in charge before taking over at Manchester City next season.

Lewandowski hits two for Bayern Munich to pass Aubameyang as league leader

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Robert Lewandowski netted twice on Sunday to overtake Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as the Bundesliga's top scorer as leaders Bayern Munich won 3-1 at Augsburg.

Bayern coach Pep Guardiola lost yet another defender on the eve of the Bavarian derby when Holger Badstuber fractured his ankle in training.

Lewandowski hits two for Bayern Munich to pass Aubameyang as league leader

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Robert Lewandowski netted twice on Sunday to overtake Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as the Bundesliga's top scorer as leaders Bayern Munich won 3-1 at Augsburg.

Bayern coach Pep Guardiola lost yet another defender on the eve of the Bavarian derby when Holger Badstuber fractured his ankle in training.

Projecting the Integration of Carlo Ancelotti’s Tactics at Bayern Munich

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Projecting the Integration of Carlo Ancelotti's Tactics at Bayern Munich - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

With Pep Guardiola set to leave FC Bayern Munchen at the end of the 2015-2016 season, 3-time Champions League winner Carlo Ancelotti has been picked to replace the Catalan man at Saebener Strasse next summer.

After ‘only’ winning the Bundesliga what next for Bayern Munich and Project Pep?

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Barcelona vs Bayern Munich Preview, Possible Lineups & Key Stats

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A mouth-watering tie at Camp Nou on Wednesday sees Pep Guardiola return to face his former side for the first time as the Spanish and German giants go head-to-head in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League quarter-final.

Thiago shines as Bayern Munich slaughters FC Porto 6-1

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For Porto it was all good just a week ago. They defeated Bayern Munich 3-1 at home and had a very good chance of advancing to the semifinals of the Champions League. Unfortunately for the Dragons, Bayern were motivated by their loss and thrashed them 6-1.

The scoring began when left-back Juan Bernat, starting over the injured David Alaba, whipped a ball into the box and Thiago headed the ball in around the 14th minute.

The 10 Series – Class of 2013 Review: How did our pick of Bundesliga top young talents for 2013 get on?

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After picking out 10 youngsters to watch in six of Europe's top league last season,Just Football'sThe 10 Seriesreturns this year with reviews of how they got on.

David Alaba Gets A Song

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There are a lot of words in the English language. A lot. Plenty in German as well. Nearly all of them escape when it comes to Mista Mirac's song Alaba about, as you might guess, Bayern's young star David Alaba. They're both Austrian, so obviously this needed to be celebrated with a song.

It's.

What can Chelsea learn from Bayern Munich?

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Bayern Munich are set to take on Barcelona in the Champions League semifinals on Tuesday night, with the Bavarians still in search of a momentous treble. It was Chelsea who faced the Catalan giants at the same stage last season, before overcoming Bayern on penalties in the competition finale.

Hope is alive

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In the previous round of the Champions League FC Barcelona destroyed AC Milan 4-0 after having lost the first match in Italy 0-2. Today, in the first leg of the quarterfinal in Paris the Catalonians got 2-2. FC Barcelona was up 2-1 on goals by Messi and Xavi (on penalty) until the 93rd minute when Blaise Matuidi equalized for the French side to give them hope before the second leg in Barcelona.

UCL Rewind: PSG earn controversial tie vs. Barcelona; Bayern exerts control in win over Juve

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By DAN KARELL

Two times during the match, the odds were against Paris Saint-Germain rescuing a point or finding a win.

But twice, the French side came back from a goal down to tie the scoreline in both controversial and dramatic fashion, tying Barcelona, 2-2, on Tuesday night in UEFA Champions League quarterfinal action in Paris.

Bayern need to get defensive

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It may seem odd to suggest a club needs defensive help when they have conceded a mere eight leagues goals and perhaps seems even stranger when you consider the presence of world class defenders such as Philipp Lahm and emerging players such as David Alaba. However, Bayern need to look to strengthen the defensive side [.

Philipp Lahm.

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.

Wednesday Kickoff: UEFA reveals team of the year; Arsenal increase interest in Draxler; and more

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By DAN KARELL

UEFA released their fan-voted team of the year, and just like the FIFPro World XI, it contains several players from Real Madrid and Bayern Munich.

Both Madrid and Bayern have four players included on the UEFA Best XI, lead by Cristiano Ronaldo and Franck Ribery.

Best players of 2013

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My (very personal) top ten list of the best players of 2013 is as follows: 10. Mario Gotze: While in Borussia Dortmund the German youngster was one of the leading players in taking the Germans to the Champions League final. He was purchased for a record sum by Bayern Munich, where he remains struggling to become a steady player, but still has time.

The Soccerlens Best XI: 2013′s Best Footballers

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The Soccerlens Best XI: 2013′s Best Footballers - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Best XI's are tricky: No one is ever completely happy, and there are so many worthy candidates, it's a shame you can't pick an entire 23 man squad. But it's a fun exercise that lets you know exactly where the cream of the soccer world sit after the year is finished.

Austria

No blame for Dragovic penalty miss, says Austria coach Koller

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Paris (AFP) Austria coach Marcel Koller absolved Aleksandar Dragovic of any blame after the central defender missed a costly first-half penalty in Wednesday's 2-1 loss to Iceland at Euro 2016.

Dragovic assumed spot-kick duties after David Alaba was fouled by Ari Skulason with Iceland leading 1-0, but the Dynamo Kiev centre-back struck his 37th-minute effort against the outside of the post.

No blame for Dragovic penalty miss, says Austria coach Koller

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Paris (AFP) Austria coach Marcel Koller absolved Aleksandar Dragovic of any blame after the central defender missed a costly first-half penalty in Wednesday's 2-1 loss to Iceland at Euro 2016.

Dragovic assumed spot-kick duties after David Alaba was fouled by Ari Skulason with Iceland leading 1-0, but the Dynamo Kiev centre-back struck his 37th-minute effort against the outside of the post.

Cristiano Ronaldo seeks Euro 2016 redemption against Austria

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Paris (AFP) Portugal superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is looking to make amends for a poor performance and some unwise words when his side take on Austria at Euro 2016 on Saturday.

Ronaldo failed to shine in his opening Group F game, and after the 1-1 draw against Iceland he lambasted the North Atlantic minnows for their "small mentality" because of their defensive tactics.

Cristiano Ronaldo seeks Euro 2016 redemption against Austria

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Paris (AFP) Portugal superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is looking to make amends for a poor performance and some unwise words when his side take on Austria at Euro 2016 on Saturday.

Ronaldo failed to shine in his opening Group F game, and after the 1-1 draw against Iceland he lambasted the North Atlantic minnows for their "small mentality" because of their defensive tactics.

Euro 2016 best players: From Eric Dier to Dimitri Payet – Every teams’ star performer of round one

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Austria look to lay down Euro 2016 marker against old foe Hungary

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Bordeaux (AFP) Seen by many as dangerous dark horses at Euro 2016, Austria have an early chance to underline their credentials when they begin their Group F campaign against old rivals Hungary on Tuesday.

The game in Bordeaux will be the 138th meeting of the two nations, but their first encounter in a decade and their first competitively in more than 30 years.

Austria look to lay down Euro 2016 marker against old foe Hungary

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Bordeaux (AFP) Seen by many as dangerous dark horses at Euro 2016, Austria have an early chance to underline their credentials when they begin their Group F campaign against old rivals Hungary on Tuesday.

The game in Bordeaux will be the 138th meeting of the two nations, but their first encounter in a decade and their first competitively in more than 30 years.

Whoops: David Alaba Scores Farcical Own-Goal As Austria Just About Beat Malta (Video)

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Normally so reliable and cool under pressure, it was David Alaba who scored the late own-goal that made Austria's friendly win over Malta on Tuesday night seem an awful lot narrower that it perhaps should have been.

Having been drubbed 6-0 by the Czech Republic last Friday, Malta scrapped their way to a relativelyimpressive 2-1 defeat against the Austrians, with Alaba's ridiculous botch gifting thevisitorsa consolation goal in the final few minutes of the match.

USA v. Austria: Will It Be The Sound of Sweet Music for The States?

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Will Space Monkey play the disruptor again today?

Here's a little bit on Das Team by Oxford, Mississippi-based Scott Schroder who writes at SB Nation:

To come at it from my area of expertise, Austria would be a mid-table Bundesliga team with a star in the midfield who would likely be angling for a move to a bigger club in the near future.

Manchester United

Friday Kickoff: Europa League draw, FIFA to test fourth sub and more

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The UEFA Europa League quarterfinals draw took place on Friday, pairing eight teams from six different countries to play on April 6 and 14.

Borussia Dortmund-Liverpool and Athletic Bilbao-Sevilla headline the pairings, while Braga-Shakhtar Donetsk and Villarreal-Sparta Praha round out the four matchups.

Ranking the Top 10 Left Backs in World Football

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Left back is a position that has been in high demand in recent years because there just isn't much depth at the position across world football. Paolo Maldini, Roberto Carlos, Nilton Santos and Giacinto Facchetti represent some of the best left-backs of all time and all of them typified the characteristics necessary to excel at the left fullback position: work rate, crossing, pace, attacking support and defensive aptitude.

The Rest

Thursday Kickoff: Philippe Coutinho back in training, David Alaba injured and more

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While a Brazilian star has returned to training, one of Bayern Munich's top players will be out for some time.

Philippe Coutinho returned to Liverpool training for the first time since reportedly handing in a transfer request to push through a failed move to Barcelona. (REPORT)

Bayern Munich defender David Alaba will miss time due to an ankle injury.

SBI Euro 2016 Preview: Group F

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Portugal had an easy trip qualifying for Euro 2016, andnow they now look to have an easy path to the tournament's knockout stages.

Cristiano Ronaldo and company have what would be considered the weakest of the six groups in the recently expanded tournament, giving the side a chance to build momentum and show well at a major international tournament after disappointing in the last three.

Müller & Alaba feat. Seiler und Speer

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Müller & Alaba feat. Seiler und Speer

Feierbiester unter sich. Thomas Müller und David Alaba zeigen bei der Siegesfeier zum DFB-Pokalsieg, was sie gelernt haben...oder auch nicht. Am Ende bleibt die Erkenntnis, dass wir doch die Profis von Seiler & Speer Singen hören wollen und die beiden lieber auf dem Platz zeigen sollen was sie können.

Craques que tiveram o azar de nascer no país errado

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Qualquer profissional de futebol ambiciona disputar as grandes competições, tanto a nível de clubes como de seleções. Contudo, por muito talentoso que um jogador possa ser, isso não lhe garante a participação num Mundial ou Europeu, por exemplo. Não são raros os casos de autênticos craques que nunca tiveram a oportunidade de disputar um grande campeonato em representação da sua seleção.

David Alaba spielt in einer guten Mannschaft

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Wir sind eine gute Mannschaft, die gut Fußball spielen kann.

David Alaba, österreichischer Nationalspieler, analysiert seine Nationalmannschaft.

Austria’s Marko Arnautovic dozes off during press conference, gets jolted awake by ringing phone

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It's been a busy few days for Marko Arnautovic. First he moved from Werder Bremen to Stoke just before the transfer window shut, then he had to join up with the Austrian team for their World Cup qualifier against Germany, so sleep might not have been something in which he could fully indulge.

So when he was tasked with facing the press with teammate David Alaba, Arnautovic looked exhausted.

The 10 Series – 10 Exciting Young Players to watch in Germany’s Bundesliga in 2013

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