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‘Experts’ to the fore as Ronaldo, Messi again rule in Europe

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Paris (AFP) – As the stakes mounted in the Champions League, the usual suspects once more rose to the occasion with Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Robert Lewandowski starring in the last 16, first legs.

Season after season, these preeminent performers deliver on the biggest stages and administer severe punishment to striving title contenders - including Neymar’s aspiring Paris Saint-Germain.

‘Experts’ to the fore as Ronaldo, Messi again rule in Europe

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Paris (AFP) – As the stakes mounted in the Champions League, the usual suspects once more rose to the occasion with Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Robert Lewandowski starring in the last 16, first legs.

Season after season, these preeminent performers deliver on the biggest stages and administer severe punishment to striving title contenders - including Neymar’s aspiring Paris Saint-Germain.

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.

Germany goalkeeping hopeful Ulreich extends Bayern deal

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich goalkeeper Sven Ulreich has signed a three-year contract extension, the Bundesliga leaders said Sunday, and has forced his way into contention for Germany with first-choice Manuel Neuer sidelined.

Ulreich was in goal on Saturday as Bayern stayed 18 points clear in the Bundesliga table after Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Mueller netted first-half goals in a 2-1 home win against Schalke.

Robben nets twice as Bayern power into Cup semis

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Berlin (AFP) – Arjen Robben scored twice as Bayern Munich breezed into the last four of the German Cup with a 6-0 quarter-final romp at third-division Paderborn on Tuesday.

Kingsley Coman, Robert Lewandowski, Joshua Kimmich and Corentin Tolisso all hit the target for Bayern before Robben added two late goals as the Bavarian giants continued their quest for a record 19th German Cup title.

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.

Aubameyang extends Dortmund deal to 2021 – reports

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Berlin (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund’s prolific Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has extended his contract with the club until 2021, German media reported on Sunday.

The 28-year-old finished as the leading scorer in the Bundesliga last season with 31 goals, one ahead of Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski, and he has netted 13 times in 15 matches this term.

Aubameyang extends Dortmund deal to 2021 – reports

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Berlin (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund’s prolific Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has extended his contract with the club until 2021, German media reported on Sunday.

The 28-year-old finished as the leading scorer in the Bundesliga last season with 31 goals, one ahead of Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski, and he has netted 13 times in 15 matches this term.

Vidal fires Bayern Munich eight points clear

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Berlin (AFP) – Arturo Vidal’s fourth goal in as many league games shot Bayern Munich to a 1-0 win at Eintracht Frankfurt and an eight-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga on Saturday.

Bayern’s win means that they cannot be caught before the winter break, which starts on December 17, and makes them ‘Herbstmeister’ (Autumn champions) for the seventh season in a row.

Vidal fires Bayern Munich eight points clear

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Berlin (AFP) – Arturo Vidal’s fourth goal in as many league games shot Bayern Munich to a 1-0 win at Eintracht Frankfurt and an eight-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga on Saturday.

Bayern’s win means that they cannot be caught before the winter break, which starts on December 17, and makes them ‘Herbstmeister’ (Autumn champions) for the seventh season in a row.

Bayern eye Germany’s Wagner as Lewandowski back-up

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Berlin (AFP) – Hoffenheim coach Julian Nagelsmann has confirmed Bayern Munich’s interest in signing Sandro Wagner by telling the Bundesliga leaders to name their price for the Germany striker.

Bayern, who beat Augsburg 3-0 on Saturday to take a six-point lead at the top, are eager to sign a back-up striker for Robert Lewandowski, the Bundesliga’s top scorer, and Wagner fits the bill.

Bayern down Dortmund to open four-point lead

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich stamped their authority on the Bundesliga on Saturday by opening a four-point lead as Robert Lewandowski netted an audacious goal in their commanding 3-1 win at Borussia Dortmund.

Defending champions Bayern stay on course to win the German League for a sixth straight season after dominating the high-tempo showdown at Dortmund’s Signal Iduna Park.

Poland head to World Cup, perfection for Germany

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Paris (AFP) – Robert Lewandowski scored a European qualifying record 16th goal as Poland defeated Montenegro 4-2 on Sunday to reach next year’s World Cup, while reigning champions Germany secured a 10th successive win.

Bayern Munich striker Lewandowski struck again in what has been a remarkable qualifying campaign as Poland recovered from throwing away a two-goal lead in Warsaw to secure a first trip to the World Cup finals since 2006.

Poland head to World Cup, agony for Scotland

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Paris (AFP) – Robert Lewandowski scored a European qualifying record 16th goal as Poland defeated Montenegro 4-2 on Sunday to reach next year’s World Cup, but Scotland missed out on the play-offs after a 2-2 draw in Slovenia.

Bayern Munich striker Lewandowski struck his 16th goal of the qualifying campaign as Poland recovered from throwing away a two-goal lead in Warsaw to secure a first trip to the World Cup finals since 2006.

Poland head to World Cup, agony for Scotland

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Paris (AFP) – Robert Lewandowski scored a European qualifying record 16th goal as Poland defeated Montenegro 4-2 on Sunday to reach next year’s World Cup, but Scotland missed out on the play-offs after a 2-2 draw in Slovenia.

Bayern Munich striker Lewandowski struck his 16th goal of the qualifying campaign as Poland recovered from throwing away a two-goal lead in Warsaw to secure a first trip to the World Cup finals since 2006.

Bayern criticise PSG wealth despite Qatari backing

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich take great pride in their conservative spending policy and have vocally criticised Wednesday’s big-spending Champions League opponents Paris Saint-Germain, yet both clubs profit from Qatari investors.

On the eve of the key European game at Paris’ Parc de Princes, Bayern president Uli Hoenesss said the Germans would never follow the example of PSG, who paid a world record 222 million euros ($264 million) for Neymar in August.

Dortmund out to ruin Ronaldo milestone

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Berlin (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund will aim to maintain their unbeaten record at home to Real Madrid in the Champions League on Tuesday and spoil Cristiano Ronaldo’s 150th European appearance.

Dortmund and title holders Real meet in the group stage for the second year running.

The teams drew both games 2-2 last season as the Germans topped the section before bowing out in the last eight while Real went on to win a record 12th title.

Dortmund out to ruin Ronaldo milestone

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Berlin (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund will aim to maintain their unbeaten record at home to Real Madrid in the Champions League on Tuesday and spoil Cristiano Ronaldo’s 150th European appearance.

Dortmund and title holders Real meet in the group stage for the second year running.

The teams drew both games 2-2 last season as the Germans topped the section before bowing out in the last eight while Real went on to win a record 12th title.

Football: James hits first Bundesliga goal as Bayern go top

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Berlin (AFP) – James Rodriguez scored his first Bundesliga goal on Tuesday to help Bayern Munich top the table for the first time this season following a 3-0 win at Schalke 04.

The Colombian was involved in all three goals after winning the penalty which Robert Lewandowski converted for the opening goal before his deft chip saw Arturo Vidal fire home.

Football: James hits first Bundesliga goal as Bayern go top

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Berlin (AFP) – James Rodriguez scored his first Bundesliga goal on Tuesday to help Bayern Munich top the table for the first time this season following a 3-0 win at Schalke 04.

The Colombian was involved in all three goals after winning the penalty which Robert Lewandowski converted for the opening goal before his deft chip saw Arturo Vidal fire home.

James hits first Bundesliga goal as Bayern go top

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Berlin (AFP) – James Rodriguez scored his first Bundesliga goal on Tuesday to help Bayern Munich top the table for the first time this season following a 3-0 win at Schalke 04.

The Colombian was involved in all three goals after winning the penalty which Robert Lewandowski converted for the opening goal before his deft chip saw Arturo Vidal fire home.

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.

Video ref gets thumbs up on Bundesliga debut

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Berlin (AFP) – The historic debut of the video assistant referee in Germany’s top flight got a thumbs up from the relieved match referee after it spotted a penalty in Bayern Munich’s opening win over Bayer Leverkusen.

Bayern were 2-0 up at home in Friday’s first game of the new Bundesliga season when the VAR, which is being trialled for the first time in the German league this season, made its first intervention.

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Thursday Kickoff: Salah plays down transfer rumors, Hazard talks Chelsea struggles and more

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While one star is being linked with a move out of the Premier League, another is blaming a loaded schedule for his team's league struggles.

Mohamed Salah played down links to La Liga, reiterating that he is happy at Liverpool. (REPORT)

Eden Hazard says the Champions League as affected Chelsea's Premier League push.

Real Madrid and Juventus chase Robert Lewandowski

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Juventus are looking at signing Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski, claims Tuttosport.

The Serie A side already has Gonzalo Higuain in the squad but Lewandowski could certainly add more strength to the squad for the team in the second position in the league table.

The Poland international has been subject to interest from Real Madrid.

Bayern could agree £20m deal with Arsenal for 31-year-old

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According to Bild, Bayern Munich could make an approach for Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud in the winter transfer window.

The Bundesliga giants are reportedly looking for a secondary option to Robert Lewandowski after the Polish international called for his club to take the scoring burden off his shoulders.

Wednesday Kickoff: Atletico confident of Griezmann stay, Juventus eyes midfielders and more

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Despite rumors linking the club's star forward to Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona, Atletico Madrid is confident they can hold on.

Atletico Madrid presidentEnrique Cerezo says he believes Antoine Griezmann will remain with the club. (REPORT)

Juventus general manager Beppe Marotta confirmed that the club is interested in Leon Goretzka and Emre Can.

Bayern Munich have identified a £45m replacement for Robert Lewandowski

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According to Don Balon, Bayern Munich are considering a bid for Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi as a replacement for Robert Lewandowski. The report claims Lewandowski and Bayern are nearing a “divorce” which will result in the Polish international leaving the club, forcing Bayern to scour the market for another goalscorer.

‘Bullsh*t’ – Bayern Munich Hotshot Robert Lewandowski Addresses Resurfaced Real Madrid Transfer Rumours In Curt Fashion

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Robert Lewandowski invited a whirlwind of tabloid bullhonky upon himself recently when, in the wake of PSG splurging to sign Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, he publicly criticised Bayern Munich for failing to match their state-financed Champions League rivals in the money-frittering stakes this summer.

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Robert Lewandowski To Real Madrid?

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Robert Lewandowski has instructed his agent to push through a move from Bayern Munich to Real Madrid, according to AS.

The Polish striker made waves earlier this summer when he questioned why the German champions didn't match the spending of Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona.

Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge then added fuel to the flame by mentioning in an interview with German newspaper Bild that Real Madrid was 'the club of Lewandowski's dreams'.

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Wednesday Kickoff: Luis Suarez praises Philippe Coutinho, Mexico fined again and more

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A former Liverpool teammate praised Philippe Coutinho while Mexico was hit with yet another fine by FIFA.

Following a summer full of rumors, Luis Suarez says that Philippe Coutinho would bring "a lot" to the current Barcelona team. (READ)

Mexico was once again issued a $10,000 fine by FIFA for"improper conduct among spectators (homophobic chants)".

Monday Kickoff: Paul Pogba injury, PSG after Philippe Coutinho and more

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A Manchester United star's status remains up in the air due to an injury that could keep him out long-term.

Jose Mourinho says he has "no idea" when Paul Pogba will return from a hamstring injury suffered on Sept. 12. (REPORT)

Paris Saint-Germain has reportedly prioritized the summer signing of Philippe Coutinho, who was close to joining Barcelona during this past summer.

Shortlist For 2018 Ballon d’Or Award Announced: Philippe Coutinho, Harry Kane And Sadio Mane All In The Running…

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The shortlist for the 2018 Ballon d'Or award is being gradually announced, with half of the nominees know known.

Being the roguish little teases they are, France Football have been drip-dripping their list in five-player increments over the course of the afternoon, with 15 names let out of the bag so far.

Shortlist For 2018 Ballon d’Or Award Announced: Philippe Coutinho, Harry Kane And Sadio Mane All In The Running…

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The shortlist for the 2018 Ballon d'Or award has gradually been announced today, with the usual suspects all cropping up once again.

Being the roguish little teases they are, France Footballdrip-dripped their list in five-player increments over the course of the afternoon, with all 30 names now present and accounted for.

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Prolific: Robert Lewandowski Becomes Poland’s All-Time Top Goalscorer With Hat-Trick Against Armenia (Photos & Video)

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Bang in form, Robert Lewandowski enjoyed a productive night of national service as Poland eviscerated Armenia to the tune of 6-1 in Yerevan.

The Bayern Munich striker helped himself to a hat-trick to leave Poland needing to take just one point against Denmark in their final qualifier to book a berth at Russia 2018.

Wednesday Kickoff: Cristiano Ronaldo's contract, Robert Lewandowski's future and more

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Despite controversies, two big stars are expected to remain with their current clubs.

Cristiano Ronaldo says that questions regarding his Real Madrid contract are better left for president Florentino Perez. (REPORT)

Bayern Munich boss Carlo Ancelotti says he believes Robert Lewandowski will end his career with the club despite his recent criticism of the club's transfer dealings.

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Robert Lewandowski, wife eye 'dream' move to Los Angeles

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Robert Lewandowski and his wife, Anna, have set their sights on Los Angeles.

Speaking to Business Insider Poland, the wife of the Bayern Munich star says the two are hoping to move to Los Angeles before the end of the forward's career. Anna Lewandowska is a health food blogger that owns her own company, Foods by Ann.

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