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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich are on course for a sixth straight German league title after finishing the weekend 13 points clear thanks to Friday’s 3-1 win at Bayer Leverkusen.

Second-placed RB Leipzig have told Liverpool Naby Keita will not join them before next season after the midfielder scored a superb goal in the 3-1 win over Schalke amidst rumours the Reds want him in this transfer window.

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich are on course for a sixth straight German league title after finishing the weekend 13 points clear thanks to Friday’s 3-1 win at Bayer Leverkusen.

Second-placed RB Leipzig have told Liverpool Naby Keita will not join them before next season after the midfielder scored a superb goal in the 3-1 win over Schalke amidst rumours the Reds want him in this transfer window.

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.

Bayern winger Ribery taken to court by ex-agent

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich star Franck Ribery briefly appeared in court in Germany on Tuesday over claims he owes 3.5 million euros ($4.1m) to his ex-agent before the case was adjourned until January.

The 34-year-old is contesting claims over unpaid commission from his 2007 transfer from Marseille to Bayern, which cost 25 million euros.

Bayern winger Ribery taken to court by ex-agent

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich star Franck Ribery briefly appeared in court in Germany on Tuesday over claims he owes 3.5 million euros ($4.1m) to his ex-agent before the case was adjourned until January.

The 34-year-old is contesting claims over unpaid commission from his 2007 transfer from Marseille to Bayern, which cost 25 million euros.

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich will be out to extend their formidable lead at the top of the Bundesliga when they face Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday, with veteran Franck Ribery leading the way.

After two months out injured, the 34-year-old Frenchman captained Bayern to a 3-1 victory over Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday, making him the man of the moment in Munich.

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich will be out to extend their formidable lead at the top of the Bundesliga when they face Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday, with veteran Franck Ribery leading the way.

After two months out injured, the 34-year-old Frenchman captained Bayern to a 3-1 victory over Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday, making him the man of the moment in Munich.

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Berlin (AFP) – Thomas Mueller should return to action for Bayern Munich against Augsburg this weekend after three weeks on the treatment table.

Bayern will look to extend their perfect run under Jupp Heynckes on Saturday. The champions have won seven games out of seven since Heynckes took the reins last month.

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Berlin (AFP) – Thomas Mueller should return to action for Bayern Munich against Augsburg this weekend after three weeks on the treatment table.

Bayern will look to extend their perfect run under Jupp Heynckes on Saturday. The champions have won seven games out of seven since Heynckes took the reins last month.

Bayern crash to shock defeat at Hoffenheim

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Berlin (AFP) – Striker Mark Uth netted twice as defending champions Bayern Munich slumped to a shock 2-0 defeat at Hoffenheim in the German Bundesliga on Saturday.

Bayern coach Carlo Ancelotti paid the price for rotating his squad, having started with both Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery on the bench, ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League match at home to Anderlecht.

Aubameyang hat-trick as Dortmund, Bayern advance in German Cup

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Berlin (AFP) – A hat-trick for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and a brace for Robert Lewandowski saw Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich reach the second round of the German Cup on Saturday.

Defending champions Dortmund eased to a 4-0 victory over sixth-tier minnows Riesalingen-Arlen, while Bayern secured a 5-0 win over third division Chemnitz.

Two-goal Eder helps Inter sink Bayern

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Singapore (AFP) – Eder scored two headers to lead Inter Milan to a 2-0 victory against a lacklustre Bayern Munich on Thursday in a preseason friendly game in Singapore.

There was a scare for the German champions when Franck Ribery limped off towards the end of the first half, but coach Carlo Ancelotti said later he suffered a minor ankle injury and would be back in action in days.

Eder scores brace to help Inter sink Bayern

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Singapore (AFP) – Eder scored a brace to lead Inter Milan to a 2-0 victory against a lacklustre Bayern Munich on Thursday in a preseason friendly game in Singapore.

Bayern dominated early on but it was Inter that managed to get a goal in the eighth minute against the run of play.

An Antonio Candreva cross found 30-year-old Eder, who dispatched his header past the Bayern goalkeeper Sven Ulreich.

Eder scores brace to help Inter sink Bayern

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Singapore (AFP) – Eder scored a brace to lead Inter Milan to a 2-0 victory against a lacklustre Bayern Munich on Thursday in a preseason friendly game in Singapore.

Bayern dominated early on but it was Inter that managed to get a goal in the eighth minute against the run of play.

An Antonio Candreva cross found 30-year-old Eder, who dispatched his header past the Bayern goalkeeper Sven Ulreich.

Majestic Bayern floor Dortmund in Real warm-up

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Berlin (AFP) – Robert Lewandowski overtook Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the race to be the Bundesliga’s top-scorer this season after netting twice in Bayern Munich’s 4-1 thrashing of Borussia Dortmund on Saturday.

Runaway league leaders Bayern dominated the clash of Germany’s giants and the win leaves them 10 points clear with six games left as Munich edge closer to a fifth straight league title.

Majestic Bayern floor Dortmund in Real warm-up

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Berlin (AFP) – Robert Lewandowski overtook Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the race to be the Bundesliga’s top-scorer this season after netting twice in Bayern Munich’s 4-1 thrashing of Borussia Dortmund on Saturday.

Runaway league leaders Bayern dominated the clash of Germany’s giants and the win leaves them 10 points clear with six games left as Munich edge closer to a fifth straight league title.

Bayern go seven points clear in Germany

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich went seven points clear at the top of the Bundesliga with a 3-0 win at Cologne on Saturday in a perfect warm-up for their midweek Champions League trip to Arsenal.

Spain internationals Javi Martinez and Juan Bernat gave Bayern a comfortable two-goal lead before substitute Franck Ribery netted a third on 90 minutes.

Bayern go seven points clear in Germany

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich went seven points clear at the top of the Bundesliga with a 3-0 win at Cologne on Saturday in a perfect warm-up for their midweek Champions League trip to Arsenal.

Spain internationals Javi Martinez and Juan Bernat gave Bayern a comfortable two-goal lead before substitute Franck Ribery netted a third on 90 minutes.

Sublime Lewandowski fires Bayern into cup semis

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Berlin (AFP) – Robert Lewandowski took his season tally to 30 goals to inspire Bayern Munich’s 3-0 win over ten-man Schalke in the German Cup quarter-finals on Wednesday.

Having hit a hat-trick in last weekend’s 8-0 mauling of Hamburg at home, Lewandowski’s rich form continued at the Allianz Arena as he was involved in all three Bayern goals, scoring twice.

Sublime Lewandowski fires Bayern into cup semis

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Berlin (AFP) – Robert Lewandowski took his season tally to 30 goals to inspire Bayern Munich’s 3-0 win over ten-man Schalke in the German Cup quarter-finals on Wednesday.

Having hit a hat-trick in last weekend’s 8-0 mauling of Hamburg at home, Lewandowski’s rich form continued at the Allianz Arena as he was involved in all three Bayern goals, scoring twice.

Ribery fit for Bayern bench – Ancelotti

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Berlin (AFP) – Franck Ribery is back from a five-week injury lay off and will be on the bench for Bayern Bundesliga game with Hamburg this weekend, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Friday.

The charismatic 33-year-old French winger tore thigh muscles in training in January.

“He’s ready, I think we’ll start him on the bench,” said Ancelotti, who confirmed that Spanish midfielder Xabi Alonso would be unavailable for the game.

Ribery fit for Bayern bench – Ancelotti

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Berlin (AFP) – Franck Ribery is back from a five-week injury lay off and will be on the bench for Bayern Bundesliga game with Hamburg this weekend, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Friday.

The charismatic 33-year-old French winger tore thigh muscles in training in January.

“He’s ready, I think we’ll start him on the bench,” said Ancelotti, who confirmed that Spanish midfielder Xabi Alonso would be unavailable for the game.

Bayern’s Alonso limps out of training ahead of Arsenal clash

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Berlin (AFP) – Midfield star Xabi Alonso is an injury concern for Bayern Munich ahead of their Champions League last 16 home leg against Arsenal after being hurt in Monday’s training session.

German daily Bild and broadcaster Sport1.de both reported the 35-year-old was hurt in a tackle by fellow Spain international Javi Martinez, with Bayern hosting the Gunners at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday.

Bayern’s Alonso limps out of training ahead of Arsenal clash

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Berlin (AFP) – Midfield star Xabi Alonso is an injury concern for Bayern Munich ahead of their Champions League last 16 home leg against Arsenal after being hurt in Monday’s training session.

German daily Bild and broadcaster Sport1.de both reported the 35-year-old was hurt in a tackle by fellow Spain international Javi Martinez, with Bayern hosting the Gunners at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday.

Bayern defends underfire Franck Ribery

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Berlin (AFP) On the eve of Wednesday's Champions League clash at Atletico Madrid, Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has defended Franck Ribery after the latest in a string of off-the-ball incidents.

Atletico host Bayern at the Vicente Calderon with Diego Simeone's men having knocked the Bavarian giants out of last year's Champions League semi-finals.

Bayern defends underfire Franck Ribery

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Berlin (AFP) On the eve of Wednesday's Champions League clash at Atletico Madrid, Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has defended Franck Ribery after the latest in a string of off-the-ball incidents.

Atletico host Bayern at the Vicente Calderon with Diego Simeone's men having knocked the Bavarian giants out of last year's Champions League semi-finals.

Hummels limps off, Bayern leave it late in Hamburg

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Berlin (AFP) Joshua Kimmich's late winner preserved Bayern Munich's 100 percent Bundesliga record in Saturday's 1-0 win at Hamburg, but the leaders saw Mats Hummels limp off with a knee injury.

With Bayern facing Atletico Madrid away in the Champions League on Wednesday, Germany international Kimmich converted a superb Franck Ribery cross in the 88th minute.

Hummels limps off, Bayern leave it late in Hamburg

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Berlin (AFP) Joshua Kimmich's late winner preserved Bayern Munich's 100 percent Bundesliga record in Saturday's 1-0 win at Hamburg, but the leaders saw Mats Hummels limp off with a knee injury.

With Bayern facing Atletico Madrid away in the Champions League on Wednesday, Germany international Kimmich converted a superb Franck Ribery cross in the 88th minute.

Perfect Bayern reclaim top spot in Germany

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Berlin (AFP) Leaders Bayern Munich are now the only team in Germany's top flight still with a perfect 100% record following Wednesday's 3-0 Bundesliga win at home to Hertha Berlin.

Midfield stars Franck Ribery, Thiago Alcantara and Arjen Robben netted at the Allianz Arena in a workmanlike display from Carlo Ancelotti's side to make it four wins from four league games and six from six in all competitions.

Perfect Bayern reclaim top spot in Germany

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Berlin (AFP) Leaders Bayern Munich are now the only team in Germany's top flight still with a perfect 100% record following Wednesday's 3-0 Bundesliga win at home to Hertha Berlin.

Midfield stars Franck Ribery, Thiago Alcantara and Arjen Robben netted at the Allianz Arena in a workmanlike display from Carlo Ancelotti's side to make it four wins from four league games and six from six in all competitions.

Ribery not interested in France return

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Berlin (AFP) Franck Ribery has said he has no intention of playing for France again, according to an interview he gave to Sport Bild.

"I have no desire whatsoever to play for France any more," said the 33-year-old Bayern Munich winger.

"I closed this chapter with the announcement of my retirement in 2014.

Ribery not interested in France return

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Berlin (AFP) Franck Ribery has said he has no intention of playing for France again, according to an interview he gave to Sport Bild.

"I have no desire whatsoever to play for France any more," said the 33-year-old Bayern Munich winger.

"I closed this chapter with the announcement of my retirement in 2014.

Bundesliga

Bayern Munich: Franck Ribery Cheekily Unties Referee’s Boot Laces Before Whipping Home 20-Yard Freekick (Video)

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Bayern Munich got their DFB Pokal campaign off to a flying start on Saturday afternoon with a 5-0 rollicking of third-tier Chemnitzer FC.

Franck Ribery scored the fourth goal of the onslaught by tucking away a smart 20-yard free-kick, but not before having a cheeky fiddle with the referee's boot laces.

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.

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.

Ribery loses appeal after book ‘scum’ slur

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Paris (AFP) Former France international footballer Franck Ribery on Thursday lost an appeal against the author of a book in which he was described as "scum".

A Paris appeals court upheld the original judgement from last January but overturned a 5,000 euro fine against the 32-year-old footballer for abusive proceedings.

Ribery loses appeal after book ‘scum’ slur

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Paris (AFP) Former France international footballer Franck Ribery on Thursday lost an appeal against the author of a book in which he was described as "scum".

A Paris appeals court upheld the original judgement from last January but overturned a 5,000 euro fine against the 32-year-old footballer for abusive proceedings.

Bayern Munich: Xabi Alonso Gets Season Off To Flyer With Rocket Volley Against Werder Bremen (Video)

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Bayern Munich got their Bundesliga season off to a suitably formidable start with a 6-0 evisceration of Werder Bremen.

It took the floodgates roughly eight minutes to open when Xabi Alonso scored the first goal of Carlo Ancelotti's tenure with a stonking half-volley from the edge of the area.

Ouch: Bayern Munich Winger Franck Ribery Gets Away With Nasty Eye Gouge During German Cup Final (Photo)

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No stranger to nasty behaviour, Bayern Munich Franck Ribery was at it again on Saturday during theDFB Pokal cup final against Borussia Dortmund.

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In the first-half, the French attacker got himself into a bit of a state before attempting a rather hideous eye gouge on Dortmund's Gonzalo Castro.

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