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Bayern-bound Kovac sees Frankfurt crash at Leverkusen

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Berlin (Germany) (AFP) – Niko Kovac insisted Eintracht Frankfurt won’t use his appointment as Bayern Munich coach next season as an excuse, despite their 4-1 thrashing at Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday.

Frankfurt’s plans for next season were thrown into chaos on Friday when Bundesliga champions Bayern confirmed Kovac, 46, will join them to replace Jupp Heynckes as coach in 2018/19.

Bayern Munich name Frankfurt’s Niko Kovac as next coach

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Berlin (Germany) (AFP) – German giants Bayern Munich on Friday named Eintracht Frankfurt coach Niko Kovac as their new coach, succeeding Jupp Heynckes at the end of the season.

“Niko was a player at Bayern, he is very familiar with the people involved as well as the structure and the DNA of the club,” said Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic.

Bayern’s Heynckes fears Ronaldo in heavyweight semi-final clash

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Berlin (Germany) (AFP) – Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes admitted he fears Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo, after his side were handed a Champions League semi-final against the holders in Friday’s draw.

Last year, Ronaldo scored a second-leg hat-trick as Real edged out Bayern in a thrilling quarter-final after extra time.

Bayern’s Heynckes fears Ronaldo in heavyweight semi-final clash

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Berlin (Germany) (AFP) – Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes admitted he fears Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo, after his side were handed a Champions League semi-final against the holders in Friday’s draw.

Last year, Ronaldo scored a second-leg hat-trick as Real edged out Bayern in a thrilling quarter-final after extra time.

Bayern Munich name Frankfurt’s Niko Kovac as next coach: club

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Berlin (Germany) (AFP) – German giants Bayern Munich on Friday named Eintracht Frankfurt’s coach Niko Kovac as their new manager, succeeding Jupp Heynckes at the end of the season.

“Niko was a player at Bayern, he is very familiar with the people involved as well as the structure and the DNA of the club,” said Bayern’s sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic.

Bayern Munich name Frankfurt’s Niko Kovac as next coach: club

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Berlin (Germany) (AFP) – German giants Bayern Munich on Friday named Eintracht Frankfurt’s coach Niko Kovac as their new manager, succeeding Jupp Heynckes at the end of the season.

“Niko was a player at Bayern, he is very familiar with the people involved as well as the structure and the DNA of the club,” said Bayern’s sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic.

Kovac to become new Bayern boss at cost of 2.2 million euros – report

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Berlin (Germany) (AFP) – Eintracht Frankfurt boss Niko Kovac will become the next coach of Bayern Munich in succession to Jupp Heynckes but the swoop will cost the Bundesliga champions more than two million euros, German media reported on Thursday.

Both Bild and Sport Bild claim that former Bayern star Kovac, 46, will take charge from 72-year-old Heynckes in the summer while Kicker reported that his release clause from their Bundesliga rivals will cost 2.

Bayern toil but overcome Sevilla to reach semi-finals

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Munich (Germany) (AFP) – Jupp Heynckes’ Bayern Munich marched into another Champions League semi-final on Wednesday despite 10-man Sevilla holding them to a goalless draw at home in Wednesday’s second leg.

Bayern progressed to the last four for the seventh time in nine seasons as they prevailed 2-1 on aggregate following their first-leg victory in Spain last week.

Bayern toil but overcome Sevilla to reach semi-finals

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Munich (Germany) (AFP) – Jupp Heynckes’ Bayern Munich marched into another Champions League semi-final on Wednesday despite 10-man Sevilla holding them to a goalless draw at home in Wednesday’s second leg.

Bayern progressed to the last four for the seventh time in nine seasons as they prevailed 2-1 on aggregate following their first-leg victory in Spain last week.

Thomas Tuchel turns down Bayern Munich — reports

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Berlin (AFP) – Former Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel has reportedly dropped out of the running as a possible head coach of Bayern Munich next season, according to reports on Sunday.

Both German daily newspapers Bild and Munich-based Sueddeutsche Zeitung claim Tuchel, 44, has told Bayern he is no longer interested in succeeding Jupp Heynckes.

Thomas Tuchel turns down Bayern Munich — reports

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Berlin (AFP) – Former Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel has reportedly dropped out of the running as a possible head coach of Bayern Munich next season, according to reports on Sunday.

Both German daily newspapers Bild and Munich-based Sueddeutsche Zeitung claim Tuchel, 44, has told Bayern he is no longer interested in succeeding Jupp Heynckes.

Tottenham boss Pochettino linked to Bayern job

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Berlin (AFP) – Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has been linked to Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich as a possible replacement for Jupp Heynckes next season.

According to reports, Bayern’s director of sport Hasan Salihamidzic has recommended Pochettino to club bosses Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and Uli Hoeness.

Tottenham boss Pochettino linked to Bayern job

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Berlin (AFP) – Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has been linked to Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich as a possible replacement for Jupp Heynckes next season.

According to reports, Bayern’s director of sport Hasan Salihamidzic has recommended Pochettino to club bosses Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and Uli Hoeness.

Werner fires Leipzig to shock win over Bayern

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Berlin (AFP) – Substitute Timo Werner netted a second-half winner as RB Leipzig came from behind to shock Bayern Munich 2-1 on Sunday as the Bundesliga leaders suffered a first defeat since November, a stretch of 19 matches in all competitions.

It was an historic night for sixth-placed Leipzig who have now beaten Bayern for the first time at the fifth attempt.

Werner fires Leipzig to shock win over Bayern

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Berlin (AFP) – Substitute Timo Werner netted a second-half winner as RB Leipzig came from behind to shock Bayern Munich 2-1 on Sunday as the Bundesliga leaders suffered a first defeat since November, a stretch of 19 matches in all competitions.

It was an historic night for sixth-placed Leipzig who have now beaten Bayern for the first time at the fifth attempt.

Bayern sweat on Thiago injury, yellow cards

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Istanbul (AFP) – Bayern Munich are waiting on Thiago Alcantara after the Spain midfielder picked up a new injury in their Champions League last 16 win at Besiktas.

The 26-year-old went off on 35 minutes after scoring Bayern’s opening goal in the 3-1 second-leg win as the German giants sealed an 8-1 aggregate victory and booked a quarter-final slot for the seventh year in a row.

Bayern sweep aside Besiktas to reach quarter-finals

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Istanbul (AFP) – A Thiago Alcantara strike and Sandro Wagner’s first Champions League goal capped Bayern Munich’s 3-1 win at Besiktas on Wednesday as the German giants cruised into the quarter-finals for the seventh year in a row.

Bayern completed a comprehensive 8-1 aggregate victory in Istanbul, having effectively clinched the last-16 tie following a 5-0 rout last month in the first leg in Munich.

Bayern sweep aside Besiktas to reach quarter-finals

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Istanbul (AFP) – A Thiago Alcantara strike and Sandro Wagner’s first Champions League goal capped Bayern Munich’s 3-1 win at Besiktas on Wednesday as the German giants cruised into the quarter-finals for the seventh year in a row.

Bayern completed a comprehensive 8-1 aggregate victory in Istanbul, having effectively clinched the last-16 tie following a 5-0 rout last month in the first leg in Munich.

Ribery in, Robben out, Heynckes annoyed as Bayern go to Besiktas

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Munich (Germany) (AFP) – Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich take a comfortable lead to Besiktas on Wednesday where fan favourite Franck Ribery and ageing coach Jupp Heynckes can make a case for contract extensions by securing a Champions League quarter-final berth.

The 5-0 first-leg advantage will ease Bayern’s worries over injuries which have ruled out Arjen Robben with a pinched nerve, adding to a list of longer-term absentees including striker Kingsley Coman, ‘keeper Manuel Neuer and midfielder Corentin Tolisso.

Ribery in, Robben out, Heynckes annoyed as Bayern go to Besiktas

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Munich (Germany) (AFP) – Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich take a comfortable lead to Besiktas on Wednesday where fan favourite Franck Ribery and ageing coach Jupp Heynckes can make a case for contract extensions by securing a Champions League quarter-final berth.

The 5-0 first-leg advantage will ease Bayern’s worries over injuries which have ruled out Arjen Robben with a pinched nerve, adding to a list of longer-term absentees including striker Kingsley Coman, ‘keeper Manuel Neuer and midfielder Corentin Tolisso.

Heynckes heightens suspense over Bayern future

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Munich (Germany) (AFP) – Bayern Munich manager Jupp Heynckes caused a stir on Friday when hinting that he may not after all quit the German giants at the end of the season.

“I never said that I’d be stopping on June 30,” the 72-year-old said.

The wily and highly respected coach who has transformed Bayern’s fortunes since taking over from Carlo Ancelotti has been repeatedly asked about his future plans over the past few months.

Four-goal Bayern open 20-point lead in Bundesliga

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Berlin (AFP) – A superb strike from Corentin Tolisso helped Bayern Munich cruise to a 4-0 victory over Freiburg on Sunday and a 20-point lead in the Bundesliga.

In the build-up to the game, Freiburg coach Christian Streich had emerged as a surprise candidate to succeed Jupp Heynckes at Bayern at the end of the season.

Four-goal Bayern open 20-point lead in Bundesliga

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Berlin (AFP) – A superb strike from Corentin Tolisso helped Bayern Munich cruise to a 4-0 victory over Freiburg on Sunday and a 20-point lead in the Bundesliga.

In the build-up to the game, Freiburg coach Christian Streich had emerged as a surprise candidate to succeed Jupp Heynckes at Bayern at the end of the season.

Van Gaal rules out Bayern return while Hoeness is president

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Berlin (AFP) – Louis van Gaal has ruled out returning to Bayern Munich and succeeding Jupp Heynckes - as long as Uli Hoeness remains club president.

Bayern are 19 points clear in the Bundesliga table and in the hunt for the treble of European, German league and cup titles.

However, Bayern’s current head coach Heynckes, 72, has repeatedly said he will quit at the end of the season.

Van Gaal rules out Bayern return while Hoeness is president

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Berlin (AFP) – Louis van Gaal has ruled out returning to Bayern Munich and succeeding Jupp Heynckes - as long as Uli Hoeness remains club president.

Bayern are 19 points clear in the Bundesliga table and in the hunt for the treble of European, German league and cup titles.

However, Bayern’s current head coach Heynckes, 72, has repeatedly said he will quit at the end of the season.

Restless Bayern wait on Rodriguez fitness

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Berlin (AFP) – Runaway Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich are waiting to discover the extent of James Rodriguez’s calf injury amid grumblings of unrest in their star-studded squad.

The Colombian international limped off after 44 minutes of Tuesday night’s 5-0 mauling of Besiktas in the Champions League last 16, first-leg tie.

Strong Bayern give Heynckes selection headache

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich head coach Jupp Heynckes admits he has some tough decisions to make with his side at near full-strength for their Champions League last 16, first-leg, clash against Besiktas on Tuesday.

For the first time in five years, Bayern have every outfield player fit and available for the match at the Allianz Arena.

Strong Bayern give Heynckes selection headache

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich head coach Jupp Heynckes admits he has some tough decisions to make with his side at near full-strength for their Champions League last 16, first-leg, clash against Besiktas on Tuesday.

For the first time in five years, Bayern have every outfield player fit and available for the match at the Allianz Arena.

James Rodriguez – Bayern Munich’s ‘godsend’

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Berlin (AFP) – Unloved at Real Madrid, yet declared a “godsend” by Bayern Munich, James Rodriguez has rebooted his stuttering career in Bavaria and is set to shine again in the Champions League.

In his preferred attacking midfield role, Rodriguez is set to face Besiktas on Tuesday in the first leg of the last-16 tie at Munich’s Allianz Arena.

Heynckes brings treble spirit to resurgent Bayern

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich host Besiktas in the last 16, first leg of the Champions League riding a 13-match winning streak under Jupp Heynckes, the architect behind the revival of his 2013 treble-winning heroes.

Since Heynckes replaced Carlo Ancelotti as head coach at the start of October, Bayern have won 22 of 23 matches going into Tuesday’s clash at Munich’s Allianz Arena.

Five talking points from Bundesliga weekend

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Berlin (AFP) – Robert Lewandowski equalled his manager’s Bundesliga record of scoring in 11 consecutive home games but Jupp Heynckes was not on Bayern Munich’s bench to witness the feat.

Bayern kept their 18-point lead in the table with a 2-1 victory over Schalke as Lewandowski and Thomas Mueller netted superb first-half goals with head coach Heynckes, 72, watching at home on Saturday.

Eleven heaven: Lewandowski equals Bundesliga home scoring record

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski scored in his 11th consecutive home league match in Saturday’s 2-1 win over Schalke to equal the Bundesliga record.

The Poland striker, who now has 26 in all competitions, has netted in all of Bayern’s league games this season at the Allianz Arena.

Bayern coach Heynckes misses Schalke clash with flu

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich head coach Jupp Heynckes missed the Bundesliga leaders’ home game against Schalke on Saturday after suffering with the flu.

With the 72-year-old ill, his place on the bench was taken by assistant coach Peter Hermann.

Under Heynckes, Bayern have won 20 of their last 21 games in all competitions and face Schalke looking to move 18 points clear at the Bundesliga summit.

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.

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Thomas Tuchel has Bayern Munich in his sights rather than Arsenal

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Monday Kickoff: Kane injury, Pogba misses training and more

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Two major Premier League stars are dealing with injuries heading into the home stretch.

Harry Kane suffered an ankle injury in Tottenham's win over Bournemouth. (REPORT)

Paul Pogba missed training ahead of Manchester United's match against Sevilla. (REPORT)

Arturo Vidal says he hopes Jupp Heynckes remains at Bayern Munich for many years.