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Bayern boss backs Dortmund’s stance on Aubameyang

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes has backed the decision by Bundesliga rivals Borussia Dortmund to drop star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang amid reports he is chasing a move to Arsenal.

Aubameyang was again omitted from the Dortmund squad for Friday’s German league clash at Hertha Berlin having also been suspended by Borussia head coach Peter Stoeger for last Sunday’s goalless draw at home to Wolfsburg.

Bayern boss backs Dortmund’s stance on Aubameyang

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes has backed the decision by Bundesliga rivals Borussia Dortmund to drop star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang amid reports he is chasing a move to Arsenal.

Aubameyang was again omitted from the Dortmund squad for Friday’s German league clash at Hertha Berlin having also been suspended by Borussia head coach Peter Stoeger for last Sunday’s goalless draw at home to Wolfsburg.

Five things to look for in the Bundesliga this weekend

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Berlin (AFP) – Runaway Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich can expect a goal bonanza as they look to build on their 13-point lead at home to Werder Bremen on Sunday.

Bremen, who are third from bottom, have leaked 32 goals on their last six visits to the Allianz Arena.

Here are five things to look for in this weekend’s fixtures:

Ton up for Martinez

Javi Martinez is set to play his 100th Bundesliga match against Bremen.

Five things to look for in the Bundesliga this weekend

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Berlin (AFP) – Runaway Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich can expect a goal bonanza as they look to build on their 13-point lead at home to Werder Bremen on Sunday.

Bremen, who are third from bottom, have leaked 32 goals on their last six visits to the Allianz Arena.

Here are five things to look for in this weekend’s fixtures:

Ton up for Martinez

Javi Martinez is set to play his 100th Bundesliga match against Bremen.

Bayern start new signing Wagner on bench

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich head coach Jupp Heynckes pulled a surprise in his starting line-up at Bayer Leverkusen on Friday by leaving new signing Sandro Wagner on the bench.

Bayern paid Hoffenheim around 13 million euros ($15.4m) last month for Wagner, who was signed as back-up for their top-scoring striker Robert Lewandowski.

Bayern’s Heynckes rules out Vidal Chelsea move

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Doha (AFP) – Jupp Heynckes said Saturday there had been no contact between Bayern Munich and Chelsea over Arturo Vidal and the Chilean international would not be sold during the January transfer window.

The veteran coach was responding to media reports over a possible transfer of the midfielder, which Heynckes dismissed as “pure speculation”.

Drama in Stuttgart as Bayern go 11 points clear

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Berlin (AFP) – Thomas Mueller came off the bench to score the winner and Sven Ulreich saved a 95th-minute penalty as Bayern Munich won 1-0 at VfB Stuttgart on Saturday to go 11 points clear in the Bundesliga.

Mueller put the visitors ahead with 11 minutes remaining and keeper Ulreich saved Chadrac Akolo’s spot-kick as Bayern remained in pole position to win a sixth straight league title heading into the winter break.

Drama in Stuttgart as Bayern go 11 points clear

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Berlin (AFP) – Thomas Mueller came off the bench to score the winner and Sven Ulreich saved a 95th-minute penalty as Bayern Munich won 1-0 at VfB Stuttgart on Saturday to go 11 points clear in the Bundesliga.

Mueller put the visitors ahead with 11 minutes remaining and keeper Ulreich saved Chadrac Akolo’s spot-kick as Bayern remained in pole position to win a sixth straight league title heading into the winter break.

Lewandowski strikes as Bayern open nine-point gap

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Berlin (AFP) – Robert Lewandowski bagged his 15th goal in 16 league games as Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich went nine points clear despite struggling to beat bottom side Cologne 1-0 on Wednesday.

The Poland hot-shot has failed to score in only four of Bayern’s league matches this season and has netted 21 goals in all competitions.

Lewandowski strikes as Bayern open nine-point gap

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Berlin (AFP) – Robert Lewandowski bagged his 15th goal in 16 league games as Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich went nine points clear despite struggling to beat bottom side Cologne 1-0 on Wednesday.

The Poland hot-shot has failed to score in only four of Bayern’s league matches this season and has netted 21 goals in all competitions.

Vidal fires Bayern Munich eight points clear

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Berlin (AFP) – Arturo Vidal’s fourth goal in as many league games shot Bayern Munich to a 1-0 win at Eintracht Frankfurt and an eight-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga on Saturday.

Bayern’s win means that they cannot be caught before the winter break, which starts on December 17, and makes them ‘Herbstmeister’ (Autumn champions) for the seventh season in a row.

Vidal fires Bayern Munich eight points clear

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Berlin (AFP) – Arturo Vidal’s fourth goal in as many league games shot Bayern Munich to a 1-0 win at Eintracht Frankfurt and an eight-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga on Saturday.

Bayern’s win means that they cannot be caught before the winter break, which starts on December 17, and makes them ‘Herbstmeister’ (Autumn champions) for the seventh season in a row.

Five things to look out for in the Bundesliga

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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.

Five things to look out for in the Bundesliga

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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 Munich striker Lewandowski set for return against Dortmund

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Glasgow (AFP) – Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski is in line to face Borussia Dortmund in their top-of-the-table Bundesliga clash this weekend, after he watched his side clinch their place in the Champions League last 16 on Tuesday.

The Polish international missed the 2-1 Group B win over Celtic in Glasgow that saw the German champions reach the knock-out stage of Europe’s elite competition for the 10th successive season.

Bayern star Lewandowski to miss Celtic clash

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Berlin (AFP) – Celtic were handed a boost ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League match at home to Bayern Munich as the Germans’ star striker Robert Lewandowski was ruled out by injury.

The 29-year-old hot-shot injured his left thigh in the first half of Bayern’s 2-0 win over RB Leipzig on Saturday and stayed in Munich when the squad flew to Scotland on Monday.

Bayern boss hopeful Lewandowski can face Celtic

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes hopes Robert Lewandowski can face Celtic in the Champions League on Tuesday despite limping out of their Bundesliga win over RB Leipzig.

James Rodriguez and Lewandowski netted first-half goals against Leipzig who had captain Willi Orban sent off after 13 minutes.

Bayern boss hopeful Lewandowski can face Celtic

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes hopes Robert Lewandowski can face Celtic in the Champions League on Tuesday despite limping out of their Bundesliga win over RB Leipzig.

James Rodriguez and Lewandowski netted first-half goals against Leipzig who had captain Willi Orban sent off after 13 minutes.

Bayern star Hummels fit for Leipzig Cup clash

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes expects Germany defender Mats Hummels to start Wednesday’s German Cup tie at RB Leipzig despite suffering an ankle injury at the weekend.

“Mats took a knock to the bone, only microfibres have been damaged, which doesn’t mean much,” revealed Heynckes in Tuesday’s press conference.

Bayern star Hummels fit for Leipzig Cup clash

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes expects Germany defender Mats Hummels to start Wednesday’s German Cup tie at RB Leipzig despite suffering an ankle injury at the weekend.

“Mats took a knock to the bone, only microfibres have been damaged, which doesn’t mean much,” revealed Heynckes in Tuesday’s press conference.

Bayern flourish under ‘father-figure’ Heynckes

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Munich (Germany) (AFP) – Bayern Munich’s stars have been reminded of their 2013 treble under “father-figure” coach Jupp Heynckes after scoring eight goals without reply in their two games following his return.

“He’s brought the energy and passion which he had in 2013,” enthused Bayern captain Thomas Mueller, who scored in their 3-0 Champions League win against Celtic on Wednesday.

Bayern flourish under ‘father-figure’ Heynckes

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Munich (Germany) (AFP) – Bayern Munich’s stars have been reminded of their 2013 treble under “father-figure” coach Jupp Heynckes after scoring eight goals without reply in their two games following his return.

“He’s brought the energy and passion which he had in 2013,” enthused Bayern captain Thomas Mueller, who scored in their 3-0 Champions League win against Celtic on Wednesday.

Bayern down Celtic on Heynckes’ Champions League return

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Munich (Germany) (AFP) – Jupp Heynckes enjoyed a successful Champions League return on Wednesday as Bayern Munich got their Group B campaign back on track with a 3-0 home win against Celtic.

Bayern captain Thomas Mueller put the hosts ahead after 17 minutes before Germany defender Joshua Kimmich made it two with a header just before the half-hour mark.

Heynckes back as Bayern regroup for Celtic

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Munich (Germany) (AFP) – Bayern Munich are looking to regroup in the Champions League at home to Celtic on Wednesday as Jupp Heynckes coaches his first European game since winning the 2013 final.

The 72-year-old steered Bayern to the Champions League title four years ago by beating Borussia Dortmund at Wembley to complete the treble of European, Bundesliga and German Cup titles in the 2012/13 season.

Heynckes back as Bayern regroup for Celtic

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Munich (Germany) (AFP) – Bayern Munich are looking to regroup in the Champions League at home to Celtic on Wednesday as Jupp Heynckes coaches his first European game since winning the 2013 final.

The 72-year-old steered Bayern to the Champions League title four years ago by beating Borussia Dortmund at Wembley to complete the treble of European, Bundesliga and German Cup titles in the 2012/13 season.

Bayern Munich boss Heynckes starts fourth stint

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich will play their first game under returning coach Jupp Heynckes when they host Freiburg this Saturday.

The 72-year-old, who won the treble with the club in 2013, is tasked with reviving Bayern’s stuttering season after his predecessor Carlo Ancelotti was dismissed two weeks ago.

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.

Young at heart Heynckes ‘back for Bayern’

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Munich (Germany) (AFP) – Jupp Heynckes said Monday that love for Bayern Munich, rather than any personal ambition, had lured him out of retirement for a fourth stint at the helm of the Bavarian giants.

The man who left the club in 2013 after leading them to the treble, making way for Pep Guardiola, on Monday stepped into the position vacated by Carlo Ancelotti, said his advanced age would be no obstacle.

Young at heart Heynckes ‘back for Bayern’

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Munich (Germany) (AFP) – Jupp Heynckes said Monday that love for Bayern Munich, rather than any personal ambition, had lured him out of retirement for a fourth stint at the helm of the Bavarian giants.

The man who left the club in 2013 after leading them to the treble, making way for Pep Guardiola, on Monday stepped into the position vacated by Carlo Ancelotti, said his advanced age would be no obstacle.

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.

Heynckes confirms offer to return to Bayern

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Berlin (AFP) – Veteran German coach Jupp Heynckes confirmed reports on Thursday that he is considering a return to Bayern Munich following Carlo Ancelotti’s dismissal.

“It’s not yet done and dusted,” the 72-year-old Heynckes told the Rheinische Post, the local paper near his home in Moenchengladbach.

Heynckes confirms offer to return to Bayern

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Berlin (AFP) – Veteran German coach Jupp Heynckes confirmed reports on Thursday that he is considering a return to Bayern Munich following Carlo Ancelotti’s dismissal.

“It’s not yet done and dusted,” the 72-year-old Heynckes told the Rheinische Post, the local paper near his home in Moenchengladbach.

Bayern hit form as Ancelotti adopts Pep’s tactics

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Berlin (AFP) Bayern Munich coach Carlo Ancelotti took a leaf out of predecessor Pep Guardiola's book as the Bavarian giants' hit form in a 3-1 Bundesliga win at Mainz.

Ancelotti experimented with a new-look line up ahead of Tuesday's visit by Atletico Madrid in a meaningless Champions League game.

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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.

Pep Guardiola faces toughest challenge of his managerial career at Manchester City

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The position that Pep Guardiola stepped into at Bayern Munich three years ago this summer was not, in many ways, an enviable one.

The Spanish coach was preparing to take over a team that had just won the Champions League, Bundesliga, and German Cup in one of the most successful seasons in the club's storied history.

Pep Guardiola faces toughest challenge of his managerial career at Manchester City

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The position that Pep Guardiola stepped into at Bayern Munich three years ago this summer was not, in many ways, an enviable one.

The Spanish coach was preparing to take over a team that had just won the Champions League, Bundesliga, and German Cup in one of the most successful seasons in the club's storied history.

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.

Former Bayern Munich Manager Jupp Heynckes Believes Marco Reus Should Join Real Madrid

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In an interview on the German cable channel Sky 90,former Bayern Munich manager Jupp Heynckes said he believes Borussia Dortmund midfielder Marco Reus should join Real Madrid. The former Bayern boss recommended the switch to Spain because he feels the Germanchampions have too much competition in their attacking positions.

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Wednesday Kickoff: Edinson Cavani willing to work with Neymar, Keylor Navas unfazed by speculation and more

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While two teammates appear set to work together for the good of the club, one big-name goalkeeper isn't looking over his shoulder despite rumors indicating he should be.

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