Bayern Munich star Franck Ribery says he will never talk to team-mate Jerome Boateng again after the Germany international soaked him with beer during the club's title celebrations. The devout Muslim took Boateng's actions to heart, believing he should have known the soaking would not sit well with Ribery's religious beliefs.
Bayern beat a team yesterday. Last week too. You might've heard about it. In the midst of all the jubilation, a fan crashed the pitch to celebrate with Bayern. Maybe he's a fan. Or maybe he's just into celebrations. The Bayern players were in such a good mood they allowed him to join in, and Franck Ribery, to whom the invader ran, took a particular shine.
Bayern Munich celebrated on the pitch at the Camp Nou pitch after finishing off a 7-0 aggregate thumping of Barcelona to advance to the Champions League final and they had an unexpected guest join them as they did. A fan jumped out of the stands and ran to Franck Ribery, embracing the Frenchman as his teammates watched, a bit stunned.
Although he wasn't exactly pleased about Barcelona's humiliating 4-0 loss to Bayern Munich in the Champions League earlier this week, Leo Messi still stopped to pose for photographs with fans at the media zone of the Allianz Arena on Wednesday. It turned out that those fans happened to be personal friends of Bayern's Franck Ribery.
Spanish Football Bloodied Starting With Bayern Beating Barcelona is a post from: Serie A Weekly Spanish Football Bloodied Starting With Bayern Beating Barcelona is a post from: Serie A Weekly In a UEFA Champions League year defined by large scorelines, this blowout may be the most shocking. Barcelona came out looking flat and was blown out by an in-form Bayern Munich 4-0.
Champions League Recap: Bayern Munich Offer Slam Dunk At Allianz-Arena is a post from: Serie A Weekly Champions League Recap: Bayern Munich Offer Slam Dunk At Allianz-Arena is a post from: Serie A Weekly With a 4-0 win in their first semi-final leg, against a club many claim the best of the modern era, Bayern Munich, aside from a complete meltdown in the second leg, have booked their place in.
Pep Guardiola's going to have quite the midfield next season at Bayern Munich.
Monday evening, German publication Bild reported that the German giants had activated the release clause in Borussia Dortmund midfielder Mario Götze's contract, paving the way for a move this summer to Munich.
Bayern Munich have been handed a blow ahead of Wednesday's second leg Champions League tie with Arsenal with forward Franck Ribery being ruled out with an ankle injury. The French international suffered a ligament strain in his left ankle during Bayern's 3-2 victory over Fortuna Düsseldorf on Saturday, in which Ribery scored the equalising goal [.
Even after making six changes from their 3-1 victory at Arsenal on Tuesday night in the Champions League, Bayern Munich were able to hit Werder Bremen for six on Saturday to extend their lead at the top of the Bundesliga to 18 points. Arjen Robben and Javi Martinez scored in quick succession as the Bavarians [.
Philipp Lahm of FC Bayern Muenchen-Photo by Maksim Malinouski/EuroFootball/Getty Images
This Saturday, the Bundesliga's indomitable league leaders Bayern Munich will face off against 6th placed Schalke at the Allianz Arena. The Munich side have been sensational this term, conceding only seven goals in 20 matches while Schalke must feel hard-done by their performances this campaign after finishing third last season.
Ahead of Bayern Munich's Champions League meeting against Lille tonight, here's a mini "blow-up" doll of Franck Ribery and his teammates at a fan shop in Munich. Thankfully, life-sized ones aren't available at the shop the Mario Gomez ones would be sold out in 5 seconds! / Photo : Gettyimages
Bayern Munich celebrated the 2012 Edition of Oktoberfest in typical Bavarian style yesterday, except this time, they had new recruit Javi Martinez within their ranks. Granted, the Spaniard looked a little confused by the dress code (the Spanish don't do Bavarian Fancy dress bring on the 'beret', which is the traditional Basque costume!
We got our first upset in the Champions League last night as BATE Borisov stunned in-form Bayern Munich 3-1. Goals Alexander Pavlov and Vitaly Rodionov put the Belarusian champions in charge and although Bayern pulled one back in stoppage time through Franck Ribery, BATE added a third through Renan Bressan to seal their first ever home win in the competition.
Sami Khedira and his fiancee, Germany's Next Top Model (Cycle 1) winner Lena Gercke kicked off their Oktoberfest celebrations in style earlier this week, although clearly, there was no beer in sight (Coke, anybody?!)
The Real Madrid midfield made sure to turn up in an outfit that the entire Indiana Jones' section of your Costume Shop would be jealous of.
The 2012-13 German Bundesliga season is about to start with Borussia Dortmund aiming for a third
straight title. It's been a fantastic run for Dortmund who are looking to match Bayern Munich's run
of three consecutive league titles from 1998 to 2001.
Overall, the Bundesliga remains one of the most competitive and popular leagues in the world
along with attendance averaging over 45,000 per match last season.
Samir Nasri gets the vote for the most disappointing footballer of this Euro. At least Franck
Ribery can look back and say he put in the mileage albeit all in futility. But Nasri introduced in
the second half to up the tempo and connect Karim Benzema to the centre showed no desire to impose
his undoubted talent.
Proof if proof were needed that there's one or two big-headed players in France's squad. Franck
Ribery couldn't even get his shirt over the top of his. The Bayern Munich man ripped his jersey in
the first-half of tonight's Euro 2012 quarter-final defeat to Spain. When he attempted to swap to a
spare shirt, the [.
The worldwide players' union FIFPro and FIFA has announced the 15 midfielders shortlisted for the FIFA/FIFPro World XI 2012, part of the 55-player final shortlist to be revealed at a press conference in São Paulo on 29 November 2012.
After the unveiling of the five shortlisted goalkeepers and the 20 shortlisted defenders, the shortlist of 15 midfielders is now also known.
One of the oldest tricks in the 'How To Act Like A Footballer : For
Realz~!' book involves pretending to talk on the phone just to avoid awkward
situations. Granted, many players have their barbers and agents on speed dial, but it was pretty
obvious that Karim Benzema was talking to a beep tone in that photo above, just so
he would not have to roll down his car window, sign autographs and have fans catch a glimpse of his
limited-edition underwear from the Real Madrid store (yes, players do not get the
'extra' stuff for free, even as employees of the club!
Last year's inaugural UEFA Best Player in Europe Award (launched as a replacement for the Ballon
d'Or) was taken home by Lionel Messi, in recognition of his status as "the best player,
irrespective of his nationality, playing for a football club within the territory of a UEFA member
association during the previous season.
Spain power past hapless France - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Spain are the third team to make the Euro 2012 semi-finals, after a 2-0 win over France in
Donetsk on Saturday night. A goal in each half from Xabi Alonso sealed victory for the holders,
with Les Bleus not overly threatening Vicente del Bosque's men in truth.
1. It's safe to say this match was won in exactly as we all expected: a Xabi Alonso brace,
comprising a header and a penalty. 2. France come under attack from Europe's powerhouse, do little
except retreat and then give up with a whimper. Talk about stereotypes. 3. France tried to keep it
tight at [..
When France lost their final group stage match to already eliminated Sweden, the warning signs
were already in place that the team hoping to forget their infighting and epic meltdown at the 2010
World Cup still had a bit of that left in them. And though losing 2-0 to Spain isn't exactly the
most embarrassing way to go out of a major tournament, looking as disinterested as France did after
doing a bit more in-fighting earned the appropriate headline of "A logical end for Les Bleus" from
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seleções da França (16º no ranking da FIFA) e a seleção da Sérvia (32º no ranking da
Antes desse jogo, as 2 seleções jogaram: Copa do Mundo
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The inevitable has happened: Raymond Domenech's written a book. It's called All Alone (Tout Seul) and it appears to have a heavy focus, if it's not entirely centered upon, the French World Cup 2010 fiasco. And in typical Domenech fashion, it's been done with drama, controversy and throwing absolutely everyone in the vicinity underneath the bus.
Ich denke, er war der schlechteste Mann auf dem Platz. Er hat jeden Ball verloren, den er gehabt hat. Und er hat kaum Impulse nach vorne setzen können. Und deswegen schadet er uns so.
Thomas Müller, Mittelfeldspieler des FC Bayern München, kritisiert im Spaß Mitspieler Franck Ribery, der am letzten Spieltag bester Mann auf dem Feld war und den HSV im Alleingang auseinandergenommen hat.
Holger Badstuber does not appreciate his teammates questioning his challenges at the training
ground and he proved this when 18-year-old Bayern youth team product Emre Can reacted negatively to
a lunging tackle. When Can protested, Badstuber grabbed him by the neck and told him to "shut
Following his international duty for Ukraine at Euro 2012 in which he busied himself by making
wanker gestures at Franck Ribery, Bayern Munich's Anatoliy Tymoshchuk is spending his brief
offseason break in the Maldives.
While he enjoys his time off, Tymoshchuk decided to give fans a glimpse of how a top-flight
footballer relaxes on some of the world's most beautiful beaches.