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Lewandowski double puts Bayern six-points clear

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Berlin (AFP) – Robert Lewandowski has now netted 17 goals for Bayern Munich this season after his double left the Bundesliga leaders six points clear with a 3-0 thumping of Augsburg on Saturday.

Lewandowski, who has dyed his hair silver, underlined his status as the Bundesliga’s top scorer by netting either side of the break in Munich to leave him with 13 goals in 12 league games this season.

Germany’s Boateng out of England clash, Kroos doubtful

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Berlin (AFP) – Germany will be without World Cup-winning defender Jerome Boateng for Friday’s friendly against England at Wembley.

The German camp confirmed on Wednesday that the Bayern Munich star is struggling with a muscular injury and will sit out the international in London.

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.

Leipzig’s Bayern cup clash promises ‘fireworks’

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Berlin (AFP) – Marcel Sabitzer expects fireworks when RB Leipzig host Bayern Munich in the German Cup on Wednesday, the first of two games in four days between the Bundesliga heavyweights.

Hosts Leipzig hope to capitalise on Bayern’s injury list with stars Manuel Neuer, Thomas Mueller and Franck Ribery sidelined.

Leipzig’s Bayern cup clash promises ‘fireworks’

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Berlin (AFP) – Marcel Sabitzer expects fireworks when RB Leipzig host Bayern Munich in the German Cup on Wednesday, the first of two games in four days between the Bundesliga heavyweights.

Hosts Leipzig hope to capitalise on Bayern’s injury list with stars Manuel Neuer, Thomas Mueller and Franck Ribery sidelined.

Bayern confirm Mueller injury, Hummels in doubt

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich have new injury concerns for this week’s double-header against RB Leipzig with Mats Hummels joining Thomas Mueller on the walking wounded list, according to German daily Bild.

Bayern’s stand-in captain Mueller limped out of Saturday’s 1-0 win at Hamburg with with a tear in his right hamstring which will rule him out for up to three weeks, the club confirmed on Monday.

Bayern confirm Mueller injury, Hummels in doubt

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich have new injury concerns for this week’s double-header against RB Leipzig with Mats Hummels joining Thomas Mueller on the walking wounded list, according to German daily Bild.

Bayern’s stand-in captain Mueller limped out of Saturday’s 1-0 win at Hamburg with with a tear in his right hamstring which will rule him out for up to three weeks, the club confirmed on Monday.

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.

Draw dampens Bayern’s Oktoberfest visit

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich were in dampened spirits during their visit to the Munich ‘Oktoberfest’ beer festival on Saturday, after a shock Bundesliga home draw to mid-table Wolfsburg.

Bayern threw away a two-goal lead on Friday at the Allianz Arena which cost them the chance to top the Bundesliga table.

Russia in sight for Germany as Kane ends drought

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Paris (AFP) – Mats Hummels fired Germany to the brink of qualification for the 2018 World Cup on Friday with a late winner against the Czech Republic, while Harry Kane scored twice as England downed Malta 4-0.

RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner struck after just four minutes for the world champions in Prague, but Vladimir Darida’s stunning second-half equaliser hauled the hosts level.

Russia in sight for Germany as Kane ends drought

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Paris (AFP) – Mats Hummels fired Germany to the brink of qualification for the 2018 World Cup on Friday with a late winner against the Czech Republic, while Harry Kane scored twice as England downed Malta 4-0.

RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner struck after just four minutes for the world champions in Prague, but Vladimir Darida’s stunning second-half equaliser hauled the hosts level.

Hummels header edges Germany closer to Russia

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Prague (AFP) – Mats Hummels’ late header sealed Germany a 2-1 win over the Czech Republic in Prague on Friday to leave the defending champions on the brink of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup.

The Germans took an early lead at the Eden Arena through Timo Werner, but the Czechs deservedly drew level when Hertha Berlin midfielder Vladimir Darida blasted home a superb equaliser with 12 minutes left.

Hummels header edges Germany closer to Russia

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Prague (AFP) – Mats Hummels’ late header sealed Germany a 2-1 win over the Czech Republic in Prague on Friday to leave the defending champions on the brink of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup.

The Germans took an early lead at the Eden Arena through Timo Werner, but the Czechs deservedly drew level when Hertha Berlin midfielder Vladimir Darida blasted home a superb equaliser with 12 minutes left.

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.

Germany boss warns of ‘dangerous game’

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Berlin (AFP) – Joachim Loew, who has rested all of his Germany stars for this month’s Confederations Cup, says football’s governing bodies are risking over-loading the sport’s top players with too many games.

“It’s a dangerous game – we mustn’t pull too hard on the rope,” Germany’s head coach warned in Thursday’s interview with SID, an AFP subsidiary.

Germany boss warns of ‘dangerous game’

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Berlin (AFP) – Joachim Loew, who has rested all of his Germany stars for this month’s Confederations Cup, says football’s governing bodies are risking over-loading the sport’s top players with too many games.

“It’s a dangerous game – we mustn’t pull too hard on the rope,” Germany’s head coach warned in Thursday’s interview with SID, an AFP subsidiary.

Key trio return for Bayern, Isco in for Bale

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Madrid (AFP) – Bayern Munich’s hopes of overturning a 2-1 Champions League quarter-final deficit at Real Madrid on Tuesday were boosted as key trio Mats Hummels, Jerome Boateng and Robert Lewandowski were all named in Carlo Ancelotti’s starting XI.

Hummels and top scorer Lewandowski missed last week’s first leg, whilst Boateng sat out Saturday’s 0-0 draw at Bayer Leverkusen with a groin injury.

Hamburg next up in Bayern treble drive

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich central defender Mats Hummels says the club’s powerful position going into their Bundesliga home tie with Hamburg this weekend is a good measure of coach Carlo Ancelotti’s ambitions for the season.

After Robert Lewandowski last gasp equaliser saved their 2017 unbeaten record in Berlin last weekend, Bayern are five points clear at the top, and 5-1 up against Arsenal in the Champions League Last-16.

Hamburg next up in Bayern treble drive

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich central defender Mats Hummels says the club’s powerful position going into their Bundesliga home tie with Hamburg this weekend is a good measure of coach Carlo Ancelotti’s ambitions for the season.

After Robert Lewandowski last gasp equaliser saved their 2017 unbeaten record in Berlin last weekend, Bayern are five points clear at the top, and 5-1 up against Arsenal in the Champions League Last-16.

Bayern’s Hummels backs Ozil to beat slump

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Munich (Germany) (AFP) – Bayern Munich’s Mats Hummels is backing Mesut Ozil to break his Arsenal slump with the Germany team-mates set to go head-to-head in Wednesday’s crunch Champions League last 16 tie.

Bayern host the Gunners in the first-leg tie at Munich’s Allianz Arena with the Germans on a Champions League record 15-match unbeaten run at home.

Not conceding key to beat Arsenal, says Bayern’s Hummels

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Munich (Germany) (AFP) – Bayern Munich’s Mats Hummels said keeping a clean sheet in Wednesday’s first leg would be the key to extending Arsenal’s last 16 Champions League misery.

Arsenal have lost in the last 16 in each of the last six seasons and exited at the hands of Bayern at this stage of the competition in 2005, 2013 and 2014.

Not conceding key to beat Arsenal, says Bayern’s Hummels

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Munich (Germany) (AFP) – Bayern Munich’s Mats Hummels said keeping a clean sheet in Wednesday’s first leg would be the key to extending Arsenal’s last 16 Champions League misery.

Arsenal have lost in the last 16 in each of the last six seasons and exited at the hands of Bayern at this stage of the competition in 2005, 2013 and 2014.

Bayern’s Hummels faces anxious Atletico wait

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Berlin (AFP) Mats Hummels is facing an anxious wait to see whether he is fit to face Atletico Madrid on Wednesday after limping out of Bayern Munich's 1-0 win at Hamburg.

Atletico host Bayern at Madrid's Vicente Calderon Stadium with both sides having won their opening Group D matches in the Champions League.

Bayern’s Hummels faces anxious Atletico wait

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Berlin (AFP) Mats Hummels is facing an anxious wait to see whether he is fit to face Atletico Madrid on Wednesday after limping out of Bayern Munich's 1-0 win at Hamburg.

Atletico host Bayern at Madrid's Vicente Calderon Stadium with both sides having won their opening Group D matches in the Champions League.

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.

Bayern’s Hummels limps off ahead of Atletico clash

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Berlin (AFP) Bayern Munich suffered an injury scare ahead of their midweek Champions League clash at Atletico Madrid when Germany defender Mats Hummels picked up a knee injury against Hamburg on Saturday.

Hummels was hurt in the first half of Saturday's Bundesliga encounter after landing awkwardly on his right knee having challenged for the ball with Hamburg's US international striker Bobby Wood.

Bayern’s Hummels limps off ahead of Atletico clash

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Berlin (AFP) Bayern Munich suffered an injury scare ahead of their midweek Champions League clash at Atletico Madrid when Germany defender Mats Hummels picked up a knee injury against Hamburg on Saturday.

Hummels was hurt in the first half of Saturday's Bundesliga encounter after landing awkwardly on his right knee having challenged for the ball with Hamburg's US international striker Bobby Wood.

Illness-hit Bayern roar back to floor Ingolstadt

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Berlin (AFP) Illness-hit Bayern Munich conceded their first goal of the season before roaring back with a 3-1 win at home to Ingolstadt to stay top of the Bundesliga on Saturday.

Having scored 20 goals without reply winning all of their first five competitive games, including Tuesday's 5-0 Champions League drubbing of Rostov, Bayern leaked their first goal of the season with just eight minutes gone at Munich's Allianz Arena.

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‘Maybe It’s A New Model?’ – Mats Hummels Explains Why He Intentionally Cut Toe Holes In His Boots Ahead Of Dortmund Derby

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Keen-eyed viewers of Bayern Munich's derby destruction of Borussia Dortmund on Saturday evening may have noticed that Mats Hummels made a minuscule modification to his Klassiker kit.

For reasons unbeknownst at the time, the Bayern centre-half intentionally played with holes in his boots after taking to the pitch with two small incisions in the big toes of each.

‘Maybe It Can Be A New Model?’ – Mats Hummels Explains Why He Intentionally Cut Toe Holes In His Boots Ahead Of Dortmund Derby

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Keen-eyed viewers of Bayern Munich's derby destruction of Borussia Dortmund on Saturday evening may have noticed that Mats Hummels made a minuscule modification to his Klassiker kit.

For reasons unbeknownst at the time, the Bayern centre-half intentionally played with holes in his boots after taking to the pitch with two small incisions in the big toes of each.

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Bayern Munich: Mats Hummels Chucks Hot Coffee All Over Himself, Thomas Muller Full Of Sympathy (Video)

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Obviously rattled at the prospect of facing the wounded bear that isArsenal in the Champions League tomorrow night, Mats Hummels visibly crumbled as he made his way aboard the Bayern Munich team bus.

As the Bayern entourage loaded up for their trip to London, Hummels got his journey off to a flyer by chucking hot coffee all over his shiny black suit.

Bayern Munich: Mats Hummels Shows Up With Freshly-Dyed Blonde Hair, Even Lidl Have Subtle Dig (Photos)

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On Wednesday evening, Bayern Munich recorded a straightforward 3-0 win over Bundesliga upstarts RB Leipzig tospiritthemselves back to their rightful place on top of the pile.

Other than the result, the game was notable for two reasons: The first being Thiago Alcantara's masterful pass to Santa and the second being the debut of Mats Hummels' horrendous new dye-job.

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.

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Common Goal: Charlie Daniels And Alfie Mawson Become First English Players To Sign Up To Juan Mata’s Charity Campaign

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Juan Mata's Common Goal charity campaign has two new Premier League-based pledges in Charlie Daniels of Bournemouth and Alfie Mawson of Swansea.

Daniels and Mawson are the first two English players to join the Common Goal cause, which will see them each donate 1% of their annual salary to organisations supporting grassroots football projects and vulnerable children across the world.

Giorgio Chiellini Becomes Latest Footballer To Pledge 1% Of Salary To Juan Mata’s Common Goal Charity Campaign

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Giorgio Chiellini has become the latest footballer to pledge 1% of his salary to charity as part of Juan Mata's admirable Common Goal campaign.

Mata launched the drive at the beginning of August with the aim of supporting grassroots football projects and vulnerable children the world over.

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