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Lahm backs Bayern’s struggling Mueller in Berlin

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Berlin (AFP) – After thrashing Arsenal in mid-week, leaders Bayern Munich return to Bundesliga business at Hertha Berlin on Saturday with captain Philipp Lahm backing Thomas Mueller to return to form.

Bayern head to the capital with a seven-point lead in Germany’s top flight and one foot in the Champions League’s quarter-finals after hammering Arsenal 5-1 in Wednesday’s last 16, first-leg.

Champions League: Bayern Munich Enjoy Freedom Of Allianz As Feeble Arsenal Capitulate Right On Cue (Photos & Video)

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Bayern Munich enjoyed the freedom of the Allianz Arena as they well and truly eviscerated Arsenal in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie.

The usual then.

Indeed, the Gunners were monumentally outclassed in almost every regard as Bayern beatthem in what quickly came to resemblethe footballing equivalent of an elongated squash match.

Lahm’s retirement surprises Bayern Munich

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Berlin (AFP) – Philipp Lahm caught team-mates and club bosses by surprise when he not only announced he will retire in June but also that he will spurn an offer to fill the vacant sports director role at Bayern.

After making his 501st appearance for Bayern in Tuesday’s 1-0 German Cup win over Wolfsburg, Germany’s World Cup winning captain confirmed reports he will stop playing at the end of the season – with a year left on his contract.

Lahm’s retirement surprises Bayern Munich

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Berlin (AFP) – Philipp Lahm caught team-mates and club bosses by surprise when he not only announced he will retire in June but also that he will spurn an offer to fill the vacant sports director role at Bayern.

After making his 501st appearance for Bayern in Tuesday’s 1-0 German Cup win over Wolfsburg, Germany’s World Cup winning captain confirmed reports he will stop playing at the end of the season – with a year left on his contract.

Bayern Munich Captain Philipp Lahm Announces Plan To Retire At End Of The Season

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Bayern Munich captain Philipp Lahm has announced he is to retire at the culmination of the 2016/17 season.

The long-serving veteran made the call after making his 501st appearance for Bayern in Wednesday night's DFB Pokal win over Wolfsburg.

Withered and frail at the age of 33, Lahm has finally accepted that he's past it and just can't carry on any longer:

I can continue with my leadership style, giving my best every day, in every training, until the end of the season.

World Cup winner Lahm to retire at end of season

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Berlin (AFP) – Germany’s World Cup winning captain Philipp Lahm on Tuesday confirmed he will retire at the end of the season and leave Bayern Munich, having rejected a role as sports director.

“I have decided to stop playing football at the end of the season,” Lahm said after Bayern’s 1-0 win over Wolfsburg in the third round of the German Cup.

World Cup winner Lahm to retire at end of season

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Berlin (AFP) – Germany’s World Cup winning captain Philipp Lahm on Tuesday confirmed he will retire at the end of the season and leave Bayern Munich, having rejected a role as sports director.

“I have decided to stop playing football at the end of the season,” Lahm said after Bayern’s 1-0 win over Wolfsburg in the third round of the German Cup.

World Cup winning captain Lahm to retire at end of season

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Berlin (AFP) – Germany’s World Cup winning captain Philipp Lahm on Tuesday confirmed he will retire at the end of the season and leave Bayern Munich, having rejected a role as sports director.

“I have decided to stop playing football at the end of the season,” Lahm, 33, said after Bayern’s 1-0 win over Wolfsburg in the third round of the German Cup.

World Cup winning captain Lahm to retire at end of season

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Berlin (AFP) – Germany’s World Cup winning captain Philipp Lahm on Tuesday confirmed he will retire at the end of the season and leave Bayern Munich, having rejected a role as sports director.

“I have decided to stop playing football at the end of the season,” Lahm, 33, said after Bayern’s 1-0 win over Wolfsburg in the third round of the German Cup.

Lahm set to fill Bayern’s sports director vacancy

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Berlin (AFP) Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has hinted ex-Germany captain Philipp Lahm will fill the vacant sports director job at the Bavarian giants, probably for next season.

"We all know that a sports manager is also needed at Bayern," said Rummenigge after Uli Hoeness was re-elected as Bayern's president on Friday at the club's annual general meeting.

Lahm set to fill Bayern’s sports director vacancy

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Berlin (AFP) Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has hinted ex-Germany captain Philipp Lahm will fill the vacant sports director job at the Bavarian giants, probably for next season.

"We all know that a sports manager is also needed at Bayern," said Rummenigge after Uli Hoeness was re-elected as Bayern's president on Friday at the club's annual general meeting.

Lahm, Ancelotti slam Bayern’s ‘bad attitude’

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Berlin (AFP) Both captain Philipp Lahm and coach Carlo Ancelotti both slammed Bayern Munich's 'bad attitude' as Saturday's 2-2 draw at ten-man Eintracht Frankfurt left them winless in three games.

Bayern host PSV Eindhoven in a key Champions League game on Wednesday needing a win, following their 1-0 Champions League defeat at Atletico Madrid nearly three weeks ago, to stay on course for the knock-out stage.

Lahm, Ancelotti slam Bayern’s ‘bad attitude’

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Berlin (AFP) Both captain Philipp Lahm and coach Carlo Ancelotti both slammed Bayern Munich's 'bad attitude' as Saturday's 2-2 draw at ten-man Eintracht Frankfurt left them winless in three games.

Bayern host PSV Eindhoven in a key Champions League game on Wednesday needing a win, following their 1-0 Champions League defeat at Atletico Madrid nearly three weeks ago, to stay on course for the knock-out stage.

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.

Ancelotti happy to win ugly after record start

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Berlin (AFP) Carlo Ancelotti was happy for illness-hit Bayern Munich to win ugly in a 3-1 comeback against Ingolstadt as the Bundesliga giants finally conceded a goal this season.

Ancelotti replaced Pep Guardiola as Bayern's head coach at the start of the season and the Bavarians scored 20 goals without reply in winning their first five competitive games.

Ancelotti happy to win ugly after record start

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Berlin (AFP) Carlo Ancelotti was happy for illness-hit Bayern Munich to win ugly in a 3-1 comeback against Ingolstadt as the Bundesliga giants finally conceded a goal this season.

Ancelotti replaced Pep Guardiola as Bayern's head coach at the start of the season and the Bavarians scored 20 goals without reply in winning their first five competitive games.

Bayern Munich Stars Bamboozle In Training With Super Rondo Workout Session (Video)

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With the internatuional break over and the weekend's domestic action to look forward to, Bayern Munich's star-studded squad were back on the training ground on Thursday, and looking very sharp indeed.

Nine of the players, including Franck Ribery, Philipp Lahm and Javi Martinez, took part in a 'rondo' ball-retention football drill, with head-spinningly goodresults.

Bayern Munich great Philipp Lahm hints he may retire within the next two years

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Germany's World Cup-winning captain Philipp Lahm has dropped the first hint that he may retire before his Bayern Munich contract expires in 2018. The 32-year-old stepped down as Germany's skipper after leading them to their Brazil 2014 World Cup triumph, but he has suggested he may retire from all soccer within the next two years, having spent his whole career with Bayern.

Bayern Munich great Philipp Lahm hints he may retire within the next two years

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Germany's World Cup-winning captain Philipp Lahm has dropped the first hint that he may retire before his Bayern Munich contract expires in 2018. The 32-year-old stepped down as Germany's skipper after leading them to their Brazil 2014 World Cup triumph, but he has suggested he may retire from all soccer within the next two years, having spent his whole career with Bayern.

Lahm: Ballon d’Or is a ‘marketing prize’ awarded only to attacking players

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Former Germany captain Philipp Lahm has slammed FIFA's Ballon d'Or award for the world player of the year as nothing more than a "marketing prize." The Bayern Munich fullback said the award favored "the most popular players" over more deserving ones.

Barcelona star Lionel Messi was handed the award for a record fifth time at a ceremony in Zurich on Monday.

Lahm: Ballon d’Or is a ‘marketing prize’ awarded only to attacking players

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Former Germany captain Philipp Lahm has slammed FIFA's Ballon d'Or award for the world player of the year as nothing more than a "marketing prize." The Bayern Munich fullback said the award favored "the most popular players" over more deserving ones.

Barcelona star Lionel Messi was handed the award for a record fifth time at a ceremony in Zurich on Monday.

Projecting the Integration of Carlo Ancelotti’s Tactics at Bayern Munich

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With Pep Guardiola set to leave FC Bayern Munchen at the end of the 2015-2016 season, 3-time Champions League winner Carlo Ancelotti has been picked to replace the Catalan man at Saebener Strasse next summer.

Lahm not concerned with potential Guardiola exit: ‘Another excellent coach will come along’

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Bayern Munich will be able to find a "great coach" to replace Pep Guardiola, should the Spaniard not renew his contract which expires next June, says captain Philipp Lahm.

"If Guardiola leaves one day, for sure another excellent coach will come along, but first we have to see what happens," Lahm told German magazine Kicker.

Lahm not concerned with potential Guardiola exit: ‘Another excellent coach will come along’

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Bayern Munich will be able to find a "great coach" to replace Pep Guardiola, should the Spaniard not renew his contract which expires next June, says captain Philipp Lahm.

"If Guardiola leaves one day, for sure another excellent coach will come along, but first we have to see what happens," Lahm told German magazine Kicker.

Lahm: Arsenal star “most intelligent player” in Europe

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Germany's World Cup winning captain Philipp Lahm has paid the ultimate compliment to Arsenal superstar Mesut Ozil by saying the German playmaker is "probably the most intelligent player in Europe today.

Bayern Munich celebrate Bundesliga title with beer soaking: Photos and video

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The stars of FC Bayern Munich celebrated winning the German Championship on Saturday with Paulaner Hefe-Weißbier Alkoholfrei and wheat beer soakings. After the trophy had been presented to Philipp Lahm, captain of the reigning and new German Champions, the team clearly decided to enjoy the successful season to the full.

Bayern Munich vs Barcelona Tactical Preview: Can Pep Guardiola set Bayern up to spring an upset?

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Bayern Munich’s Philipp Lahm relishing Champions League return against FC Porto

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Bayern Munich defender Philipp Lahm is relishing his return to Champions League competition after being unavailable for his club during most of the first half of the season.

The 31-year-old was sidelined for several months after fracturing his ankle in November.

Lahm returned to Bayern's squad for their round of 16 home leg against Shakhtar Donetsk in March, but was an unused substitute during his side's 7-0 victory over the Ukrainian champions.

Bayern Munich’s Philipp Lahm relishing Champions League return against FC Porto

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Bayern Munich defender Philipp Lahm is relishing his return to Champions League competition after being unavailable for his club during most of the first half of the season.

The 31-year-old was sidelined for several months after fracturing his ankle in November.

Lahm returned to Bayern's squad for their round of 16 home leg against Shakhtar Donetsk in March, but was an unused substitute during his side's 7-0 victory over the Ukrainian champions.

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Lahm to retire in June and leave Bayern – report

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich’s captain Philipp Lahm will retire at the end of the season and leave the Bundesliga leaders having rejected a role as sports director, according to a report.

German magazine Sport Bild says in its Wednesday edition that the 33-year-old, who made his 500th appearance for Bayern last Saturday, will hang up his boots in June - despite having a year left on his contract.

Lahm to retire in June and leave Bayern – report

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich’s captain Philipp Lahm will retire at the end of the season and leave the Bundesliga leaders having rejected a role as sports director, according to a report.

German magazine Sport Bild says in its Wednesday edition that the 33-year-old, who made his 500th appearance for Bayern last Saturday, will hang up his boots in June - despite having a year left on his contract.

Lahm to retire in June and leave Bayern: report

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich’s captain Philipp Lahm will retire at the end of the season and leave the Bundesliga leaders having rejected a role as sports director, according to a report.

German magazine Sport Bild says in its Wednesday edition the 33-year-old, who made his 500th appearance for Bayern last Saturday, will hang up his boots in June - despite having a year left on his contract.

Lahm to retire in June and leave Bayern: report

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich’s captain Philipp Lahm will retire at the end of the season and leave the Bundesliga leaders having rejected a role as sports director, according to a report.

German magazine Sport Bild says in its Wednesday edition the 33-year-old, who made his 500th appearance for Bayern last Saturday, will hang up his boots in June - despite having a year left on his contract.

Bayern march on in cup, Dortmund need penalties

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Berlin (AFP) Holders Bayern Munich reached the third round of the German Cup with a 3-1 win over Augsburg on Wednesday while second-division Union Berlin took injury-hit Borussia Dortmund to penalties.

Goals by Philipp Lahm, Julian Green and David Alaba sealed Bayern's win at the Allianz Arena, while Borussia, last season's finalists, endured nervous moments before beating Union 3-0 in a shoot-out after it finished 1-1 in Dortmund.

Bayern march on in cup, Dortmund need penalties

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Berlin (AFP) Holders Bayern Munich reached the third round of the German Cup with a 3-1 win over Augsburg on Wednesday while second-division Union Berlin took injury-hit Borussia Dortmund to penalties.

Goals by Philipp Lahm, Julian Green and David Alaba sealed Bayern's win at the Allianz Arena, while Borussia, last season's finalists, endured nervous moments before beating Union 3-0 in a shoot-out after it finished 1-1 in Dortmund.

Bayern wary of ‘extraordinary’ Griezmann in Atletico reunion

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Madrid (AFP) Bayern Munich captain Philipp Lahm insists the German champions must be on guard to stop Antoine Griezmann as they travel to face their Champions League conquerors last season in Atletico Madrid on Wednesday.

Griezmann ousted two German sides from semi-finals in recent months as his away goal sealed Atletico's path to the Champions League final after a 2-2 draw on aggregate in May and then scored twice as France dumped the world champions out of Euro 2016.

Bayern wary of ‘extraordinary’ Griezmann in Atletico reunion

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Madrid (AFP) Bayern Munich captain Philipp Lahm insists the German champions must be on guard to stop Antoine Griezmann as they travel to face their Champions League conquerors last season in Atletico Madrid on Wednesday.

Griezmann ousted two German sides from semi-finals in recent months as his away goal sealed Atletico's path to the Champions League final after a 2-2 draw on aggregate in May and then scored twice as France dumped the world champions out of Euro 2016.

Loew eyes Germany’s rising stars on road to Russia

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Berlin (AFP) With Manuel Neuer confirmed as his new captain, Joachim Loew plans to blood Germany's next generation as part of his team's preparations to defend their World Cup title in Russia.

Germany's journey to the 2018 finals starts on Sunday at Oslo's Ullevaal Stadium in their opening qualifier against Norway.

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Analyzing Bastian Schweinsteiger’s switch to a deep-lying midfielder

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As Bastian Schweinsteiger rejoiced alongside his teammates at the Maracanã Stadium in Rio di Janeiro on July 13, 2014, he had put in arguably his best ever performance. While Philipp Lahm held the captaincy on that night, Schweinsteiger was the true leader out on the pitch for the German juggernaut.

Analyzing Bastian Schweinsteiger’s switch to a deep-lying midfielder

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As Bastian Schweinsteiger rejoiced alongside his teammates at the Maracanã Stadium in Rio di Janeiro on July 13, 2014, he had put in arguably his best ever performance. While Philipp Lahm held the captaincy on that night, Schweinsteiger was the true leader out on the pitch for the German juggernaut.