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Bayern sign Rodriguez on loan deal from Real

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Munich (Germany) (AFP) – Colombia’s hot-shot James Rodriguez has joined Bayern Munich on a two-year loan from Real Madrid, the Bundesliga club announced on Tuesday.

The two clubs have agreed on a two-year deal until June 30, 2019, with the option for Bayern to buy the 25-year-old midfielder who was the top scorer at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Bayern sign Rodriguez on loan deal from Real

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Munich (Germany) (AFP) – Colombia’s hot-shot James Rodriguez has joined Bayern Munich on a two-year loan from Real Madrid, the Bundesliga club announced on Tuesday.

The two clubs have agreed on a two-year deal until June 30, 2019, with the option for Bayern to buy the 25-year-old midfielder who was the top scorer at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Dortmund’s Dembele stuns Bayern in cup semi

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Munich (Germany) (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund fought back to defeat bitter rivals Bayern Munich 3-2 on Wednesday to reach the German Cup final and shatter the Bavarian giants’ dreams of the double.

A brilliant strike from Ousmane Dembele 15 minutes from the end settled a tie at Munich’s Allianz Arena which had seen Dortmund trail 2-1 at half-time.

Dortmund’s Dembele stuns Bayern in cup semi

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Munich (Germany) (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund fought back to defeat bitter rivals Bayern Munich 3-2 on Wednesday to reach the German Cup final and shatter the Bavarian giants’ dreams of the double.

A brilliant strike from Ousmane Dembele 15 minutes from the end settled a tie at Munich’s Allianz Arena which had seen Dortmund trail 2-1 at half-time.

Real Madrid security beefed up after Dortmund blast

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Munich (Germany) (AFP) – Security has been tightened around the star-studded Real Madrid squad, led by superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, for Wednesday’s Champions League match at Bayern Munich following the Dortmund team bus blast.

Around 30 police wearing bullet proof vests were added to the security detail at the Munich hotel where the Real team are staying due to Tuesday’s blast in Dortmund.

Bayern v Real Madrid — five key battles

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Munich (Germany) (AFP) – Bayern Munich host Real Madrid in Wednesday’s blockbuster Champions League quarter-final first leg. Here are five key battles to look out for in the Allianz Arena clash:

Robert Lewandowski v Cristiano Ronaldo

Lewandowski netted twice in Bayern’s 4-1 thrashing of Borussia Dortmund to take his goals tally for the season to 38, but he gave his side a scare when he came off clutching his shoulder in the second half.

Bayern v Real Madrid — five key battles

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Munich (Germany) (AFP) – Bayern Munich host Real Madrid in Wednesday’s blockbuster Champions League quarter-final first leg. Here are five key battles to look out for in the Allianz Arena clash:

Robert Lewandowski v Cristiano Ronaldo

Lewandowski netted twice in Bayern’s 4-1 thrashing of Borussia Dortmund to take his goals tally for the season to 38, but he gave his side a scare when he came off clutching his shoulder in the second half.

Xabi Alonso – Bayern’s ‘Zen master’

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Munich (Germany) (AFP) – Laid-back Xabi Alonso’s present and past collide on Wednesday when current employers Bayern Munich host his ex-club Real Madrid in a mouthwatering battle of the Champions League giants.

Bayern play Real at Munich’s Allianz Arena in a plum first-leg clash with the return on April 18 - Alonso’s last appearance at Madrid’s Bernabeu, where he spent five seasons from 2009-14, before he retires in June.

Lewandowski seals Bayern win over Atletico

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Munich (Germany) (AFP) A Robert Lewandowski free-kick sealed Bayern Munich's 1-0 win over Atletico Madrid on Tuesday in the Champions League with both teams already through to the knock-out stage.

Despite the result at Munich's bitterly cold Allianz Arena, Atletico go into the draw for the last 16 as Group D winners with Bayern second.

Lewandowski seals Bayern win over Atletico

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Munich (Germany) (AFP) A Robert Lewandowski free-kick sealed Bayern Munich's 1-0 win over Atletico Madrid on Tuesday in the Champions League with both teams already through to the knock-out stage.

Despite the result at Munich's bitterly cold Allianz Arena, Atletico go into the draw for the last 16 as Group D winners with Bayern second.

Arsenal

Arsenal v Bayern Munich Match Preview, Line-up and Score Prediction

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Arsenal host Bayern Munich tonight as we look to do the highly unexpected, and somehow overturn our devastating 5-1 defeat in Germany. We fought hard in the opening half of the first-leg to get back into the match having gone a goal behind early on, and went into the interval level at 1-1. This turned [.

FOUR changes Arsenal desperately need after Munich disaster….

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Matters arising....Bayern Munich 5 vs Arsenal 1 by SK No fan of football will claim to be surprised by the scandalous score line of the football match between Bayern Munich and Arsenal, in fact, not a few would have been very suprised if Arsenal had won. However, this piece is not out to ridicule Arsenal [.

Thiago-inspired Bayern hand Arsenal 5-1 rout

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Munich (Germany) (AFP) – Arsene Wenger’s future was plunged into further doubt on Wednesday as Thiago Alcantara inspired Bayern Munich to a 5-1 rout of his hapless Arsenal team which left the Gunners facing a seventh straight Champions League last-16 exit.

Bayern extended their Champions League record to 16 home wins by flooring the Gunners with three goals in ten second-half minutes.

Bayern drop Mueller for Arsenal clash

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Munich (Germany) (AFP) – Germany star Thomas Mueller has been left out of Bayern Munich’s starting line-up for their Champions League last 16 first leg clash at home to Arsenal on Wednesday.

The World Cup winner has struggled for form in front of goal this season.

The 27-year-old was also on the bench for their final Champions League group game against Atletico Madrid and key Bundesliga clash against RB Leipzig in December.

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.

Pressure on Wenger to break Bayern curse in Champions League

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Munich (Germany) (AFP) – Arsene Wenger is once again under pressure to end Arsenal’s Champions League last-16 misery as the Gunners travel to bogey team Bayern Munich in Wednesday’s first leg.

Bayern are riding a record 15-match home winning streak in Europe with the midweek clash marking the 11th meeting between the sides at Munich’s Allianz Arena in the Champions League.

Pressure on Wenger to break Bayern curse in Champions League

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Munich (Germany) (AFP) – Arsene Wenger is once again under pressure to end Arsenal’s Champions League last-16 misery as the Gunners travel to bogey team Bayern Munich in Wednesday’s first leg.

Bayern are riding a record 15-match home winning streak in Europe with the midweek clash marking the 11th meeting between the sides at Munich’s Allianz Arena in the Champions League.

Arsenal miss another transfer as Gotze goes to Dortmund

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Arsenal fans will be hoping (or praying might be a better word) that Arsene Wenger knows just what he is doing and that the Frenchman has some transfer aces up his sleeves. It is, however, starting to feel like just more of the same from the manager who seems to be the only man in [...]

Kids helping Arsenal fight off interest in Koscielny?

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Just like a bottle of good French wine the Arsenal and France defender Laurent Koscielny seems to be getting better with every year that passes and at 30-years of age the centre back has plenty of years left at the peak of his playing career, so obviously Arsenal fans are hoping that he will spend [.

Have Bayern ‘done a Suarez’ with transfer bid for Arsenal’s Koscielny?

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Well it looks like the boot is on the foot this time and that is great news for Arsenal fans who will have been seriously worried about the recent Arsenal transfer rumours linking our France international star Laurent Koscielny with the German Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich. They are one of the biggest and most successful [.

Arsenal to sign Lewandowski after sealing transfer of his pal Gotze?

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Arsenal fans are well used to seeing all sorts of dodgy transfer rumours as our club is the subject of more than most, so like me you may well be a touch sceptical about the report in the Daily Mail suggesting that we might be able to sign the brilliant Poland international striker Robert Lewandowski [.

We beat Barcelona before – Why not this time?

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Everybody, even most Arsenal fans, think that the Gunners have no chance at all of beating a star-studded Barcelona side next Tuesday, but then again everybody said exactly the same thing before Bayern Munich came to the Emirates earlier in the season. I think that Arsene Wenger actually enjoys being the underdog, and is trying [.

Have Arsenal already got Guardiola to replace Wenger

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Arsenal are being seen as an outside chance at best of being the club that the current boss of Bayern Munich Pep Guardiola moves to in the summer when his current contract runs out at the end of this season. It was originally reported in the football press that it was a straight battle between [...]

Compare our Arsenal players with……Bayern Munich (combined team)

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Many people, including fans and pundits, deem our squad to be a million miles away from the elite forces of Europe. There are three current clubs given the title of Europe's best, Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Real Madrid. So how far away or how close are we until we can be deemed capable to be [...]

Arsenal set to break Tottenham’s unbeaten run – Expect the Unexpected!

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This has been one of those crazy years where us Arsenal fans can always expect the unexpected. We started off by winning every single game in pre-season and breaking Arsene Wenger's awful record against Jose Mourinho in the Community Shield. This win cemented our belief that this really could be Arsenal's year, but what do [.

Arsenal WILL still go through to the Knockout Stages

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Stop worrying, Arsenal will still qualify by Sam P After last night's performance gave us our third defeat in the four Champions League games so far, I am still pretty certain that we will win our two remaining games and qualify for our name to go into the hat for the next round. In two [...]

Discipline is the keyword for Arsenal win tonight

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Arsenal may be going to the Allianz Arena this evening to face the full force of German organization and discipline in the shape of Bayern Munich, but our own German superstar Mesut Ozil is sure that we can be just as disciplined and clinical to beat the Germans at their own game. Here is Ozil's [...

Swansea, Giroud, Mourinho, Bayern and Arsenal set-pieces

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The Arsenal machine keeps on rolling in the league!‏ by KM Well, well! Having a fine Arsenal weekend are we? Sure we are, because I'd take any sort of a win against Swansea away, let alone a 3:0 one. I mean what a turnaround from the games we played against them last year! Mesut Ozil [...]

Another reason Bayern´s draw is great for Arsenal

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Arsenal were the first team this season to stop the German juggernaut that is Bayern Munich from winning. The fact that we won our Champions League clash with them was fantastic for many reasons, because it kept our hopes of qualifying alive, gave the team morale a huge boost and it might also have sowed [.

Arsenal star wants Gooner army´s help to beat Bayern

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Arsenal do have some reasons to be optimistic and believe that we can record a famous victory over Bayern Munich tonight, despite the fact that the German club are on an amazing run of form and their strikers Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Muller are on fire. Arsene Wenger has already said that his team are [.

Wenger tells Arsenal to attack Bayern and regain UCL pride

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Even though Arsene Wenger has admitted what we all suspected, that the big priority for Arsenal this season is to win the Premier League, the Frenchman also accepts that the performances of the Gunners in the first two Champions League group games was simply not good enough. In a report on the Arsenal website the [.

Arsenal to rest Koscielny against Bayern despite Gabriel injury?

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Arsene Wenger has some big choices to make in the next few days about which Arsenal players will be in the starting line up on Tuesday night, when the German Bundesliga champions come to town for the first of two back to back games that will probably decide our fate in the Champions League this [...]

Arsenal must act on Bayern star Muller´s transfer hint

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If Arsenal suffer another season of disappointment in the Premier League and do not manage to improve on the third place finish we managed last season, it will of course be a massive disappointment. It would also make what I am about to write about as far fetched as our north London rivals the spuds [.

Why this CAN be Arsenal´s year in Champions League

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OKay Arsenal have been handed a tough looking group in the Champions League once more, but maybe it is not that bad to be honest. The German Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich are clearly the club expected to top the group, but the other two teams, Olympiakos of Greece and Dinamo Zagreb of Croatia, should not [.

Chelsea

‘I Couldn’t Eat For Two Days’ – Jerome Boateng Describes What Losing A Champions League Final Feels Like

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In all honesty, since passing 30, there's a fairly slim chance that Pies will ever find ourselves draftedfor a Champions League final.

There. It feels incredibly catharticto say it out loud. Maybe now we can come to terms with it and move on.

To be perfectly honest, listening to Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng recountthe pain of losing out to Chelsea in the 2012 showpiece, we're not entirely sure we're overly fussed aboutmissing out.

#CFC19.05.12 Re-live the Greatest Footballing Night of our lives AND the Drama in Barcelona beforehand!

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Today is four years to the day that Chelsea won't the Champions League for the first time. Never, for as long as I live, will I ever forget that night in Munich. It was the night we had been waiting for. The night that turned Chelsea into a great club and European Champions.

So sit back, relax and watch Barcelona vs Chelsea followed by that famous night in Germany:



KTBFFH!

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Remember when… Evra scored a belter against Bayern?

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To mark the 10th anniversary of RoM, there will be several articles remembering some of the best moments for Manchester United fans over the past decade. Jay Mottershead has spoken about one of his favourite memories.

It says a lot for the faith, belief, or stupidity of United fans that many of us travelled to Munich in 2014 believing that we could actually progress past the all-conquering Bayern side.

Munich ’58: The Flowers of Manchester.

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On this day 57 years ago, a group of young men and officials of the most famous football club in England were waiting at Munich-Riem airport for their Elizabethan aircraft to be deemed ready...

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