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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.

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.

Tuchel in talks with Bayern – reports

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Munich (Germany) (AFP) – Thomas Tuchel is the favourite to succeed Carlo Ancelotti as coach of Bayern Munich amidst media reports on Saturday that contract negotiations are taking place.

According to German daily Bild, the 44-year-old Tuchel is in Munich and negotiating to take over at the Bavarian giants having been sacked by current Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund in May.

Tuchel in talks with Bayern – reports

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Munich (Germany) (AFP) – Thomas Tuchel is the favourite to succeed Carlo Ancelotti as coach of Bayern Munich amidst media reports on Saturday that contract negotiations are taking place.

According to German daily Bild, the 44-year-old Tuchel is in Munich and negotiating to take over at the Bavarian giants having been sacked by current Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund in May.

Bayern start search for Ancelotti successor

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Munich (Germany) (AFP) – Bayern Munich are putting their faith in Willy Sagnol as interim coach “for now” while seeking a replacement for the sacked Carlo Ancelotti, said the club’s sporting director Friday.

Two days before the Bundesliga champions visit Hertha Berlin, sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic took Ancelotti’s place at the pre-match press conference.

Thiago strike helps Bayern past 10-man Anderlecht

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Munich (Germany) (AFP) – Thiago Alcantara’s second-half strike helped an underwhelming Bayern Munich see off 10-man Anderlecht 3-0 in their opening Champions League group match on Tuesday.

After Robert Lewandowski converted an early penalty, Thiago turned the tie decisively Bayern’s way before Joshua Kimmich grabbed a late third at a sold-out Allianz Arena.

Thiago strike helps Bayern past 10-man Anderlecht

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Munich (Germany) (AFP) – Thiago Alcantara’s second-half strike helped an underwhelming Bayern Munich see off 10-man Anderlecht 3-0 in their opening Champions League group match on Tuesday.

After Robert Lewandowski converted an early penalty, Thiago turned the tie decisively Bayern’s way before Joshua Kimmich grabbed a late third at a sold-out Allianz Arena.

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.

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.

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 [.

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 [...]

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.