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Robben, Thiago back in training for Bayern

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich received a timely boost on Tuesday when Thiago Alcantara, Arjen Robben and Javi Martinez all returned to training ahead of Saturday’s Bundesliga match at Werder Bremen.

The trio sat out last Friday’s opening match of the season when the defending champions eased to a 3-1 win at home to Bayer Leverkusen.

Pogba Named To Europe’s Best XI

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His form has been criticized by pundits in the media all season, but According to the CIES Football Observatory, Paul Pogba was one of the top midfielders this season.

Judged on categories like rigour, recovery, distribution, chance creation and take-ons, Pogba is one of the three highest ranked defensive central midfielders in Europe's top five leagues.

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.

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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.

Bayern rout Arsenal 5-1 in Champions League

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Munich (Germany) (AFP) – Bayern Munich routed Arsenal 5-1 in their Champions League last 16 first leg clash on Wednesday thanks to a blistering spell of three goals in 10 second-half minutes.

Arjen Robben opened the scoring after just 11 minutes at the Allianz Arena when the Dutchman beat Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina with a fine left-foot strike into the top corner.

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.

German Bundesliga team of the season so far 2016/17 – starring Gnabry, Forsberg and Aubameyang

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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.

It’s a dog’s life for Germany’s Goetze

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Evian (France) (AFP) Germany's World Cup winner Mario Goetze has brushed off criticism of his form at Euro 2016 by insisting, "sometimes you're the dog, sometimes you're the tree".

The 24-year-old's star has fallen since Goetze came off the bench and scored the winning goal in extra time for Germany in the 2014 World Cup final.

It’s a dog’s life for Germany’s Goetze

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Evian (France) (AFP) Germany's World Cup winner Mario Goetze has brushed off criticism of his form at Euro 2016 by insisting, "sometimes you're the dog, sometimes you're the tree".

The 24-year-old's star has fallen since Goetze came off the bench and scored the winning goal in extra time for Germany in the 2014 World Cup final.

Robert Lewandowski strike sees Bayern Munich edge Cologne [VIDEO]

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Robert Lewandowski's 25th goal of the season gave Bayern Munich a 1-0 win at Cologne on Saturday as the Bundesliga leaders moved eight points clear of Borussia Dortmund once again at the top of the table.

The Poland star, the Bundesliga's leading scorer, fired home in the 10th minute after Dominique Heintz blocked a Thiago Alcantara pass and the ball fell into his path.

Robert Lewandowski strike sees Bayern Munich edge Cologne [VIDEO]

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Robert Lewandowski's 25th goal of the season gave Bayern Munich a 1-0 win at Cologne on Saturday as the Bundesliga leaders moved eight points clear of Borussia Dortmund once again at the top of the table.

The Poland star, the Bundesliga's leading scorer, fired home in the 10th minute after Dominique Heintz blocked a Thiago Alcantara pass and the ball fell into his path.

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.

Bayern midfielder: Manchester United star one of the greatest players in the world

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Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara has revealed that Manchester United goal keeper David de Gea wanted him to join the Old Trafford club in 2013, but there was no official contact from the Premier League club.

Willian, Jesse Lingard, Thiago Alcantara… Names of the Champions League, matchday 4

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Three teams booked their place in the last 16 of the Champions League after matchday 4, Real Madrid, Zenit St. Petersburg and Manchester City all assured of a place in the knockout rounds come next...

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Bayern Munich sign Thiago Alcantara to contract through 2019

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Thiago Alcantara has signed a new contract to keep him at Bayern Munich until 2019, the club have announced.

The 24-year-old was the first player Pep Guardiola wanted to sign when he took charge of the club two seasons ago, and he has made 41 appearances in all competitions for the Bavarians in two injury-hit seasons.

Bayern Munich sign Thiago Alcantara to contract through 2019

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Thiago Alcantara has signed a new contract to keep him at Bayern Munich until 2019, the club have announced.

The 24-year-old was the first player Pep Guardiola wanted to sign when he took charge of the club two seasons ago, and he has made 41 appearances in all competitions for the Bavarians in two injury-hit seasons.

After ‘only’ winning the Bundesliga what next for Bayern Munich and Project Pep?

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Bayern Munich star discusses Man Utd transfer

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Bayern Munich star Thiago Alcantara has revealed he came close to joining Manchester United before he opted for a move to the German giants. The...

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Bayern Munich’s Thiago Alcantara setting emotion aside ahead of Barcelona return

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Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara began his professional playing career with Barcelona in May 2009.

Over the next four seasons, the Spain international made 68 appearances for La Blaugrana before deciding to join manager Pep Guardiola in Germany and signing a four-year deal with the Bavarians.

Bayern Munich’s Thiago Alcantara setting emotion aside ahead of Barcelona return

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Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara began his professional playing career with Barcelona in May 2009.

Over the next four seasons, the Spain international made 68 appearances for La Blaugrana before deciding to join manager Pep Guardiola in Germany and signing a four-year deal with the Bavarians.

Neymar, Thiago Alcantara, Chicharito…Names of the Champions League, Matchday 12

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Xavi Hernandez – Spain’s Greatest Ever Midfielder

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If you where to take a casual stroll past one of the many Plaza's that you could come upon in any one of the Spanish cities, or towns across the length and breadth of the nation. You would no doubt find a group of small children, set upon an impromptu football match in said Local Square.

Ryan Giggs Vetoed Thiago Alcantara Move To Man Utd Last Summer, According To BBC

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In a rather fascinating disclosure on Radio 5 Live today, journalist Ian McGarry has claimed that Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs, in his role as assistant manager to David Moyes, vetoed the signing of Spanish midfielder Thiago Alcantara last summer.

According to McGarry, who was interviewed by Mark Chapman, the then United boss Moyes asked for all his head coaches to give their opinion on Thiago Alcantara, with the deal all but done.

Thiago blow for Spain

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Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara will miss the World Cup for Spain after aggravating ligaments in his right knee.

The 23 year-old son of Brazilian World Cup winner Mazinho was named in Vicente Del Bosque's provisional squad of 30, but has now been ruled out for three months by his club so will not travel to his parents' homeland with Spain.

Bayern Munich’s Thiago Alcantara set to miss both Man Utd games with knee injury

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Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara is reported to be out of the Champions League quarter-final against Manchester United with a knee injury. The former Barcelona youngster limped off with a knee injury during today's 3-3 draw with Hoffenheim, and it is believed to be a serious problem. The early indications are that it could be [.

Hannover vs Bayern Munich 2014 Highlights 0-4 Muller Mandzukic Thiago Goals Video

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Lewandowski nets hat-trick in Bayern romp

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Berlin (AFP) – Robert Lewandowski hit a hat-trick in Bayern Munich’s 6-0 thrashing of Augsburg on Saturday to go level with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in his battle to be the Bundesliga’s top scorer.

The win ensured Bayern remained 13 points clear at the summit while Augsburg dropped into the relegation places.

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.

Hummels header sees Bayern halve Leipzig’s lead

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Berlin (AFP) Mats Hummels headed in the crucial goal as Bayern Munich beat Bayer Leverkusen 2-1 on Saturday to end a three-game winless streak and close back to within three points of leaders RB Leipzig.

Leipzig had gone six points clear on Friday with a 4-1 win at Freiburg, and Bayern were grateful to Hummels for heading home a Joshua Kimmich corner in the second half as they got the better of Leverkusen at the Allianz Arena to cut the deficit.

Hummels header sees Bayern halve Leipzig’s lead

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Berlin (AFP) Mats Hummels headed in the crucial goal as Bayern Munich beat Bayer Leverkusen 2-1 on Saturday to end a three-game winless streak and close back to within three points of leaders RB Leipzig.

Leipzig had gone six points clear on Friday with a 4-1 win at Freiburg, and Bayern were grateful to Hummels for heading home a Joshua Kimmich corner in the second half as they got the better of Leverkusen at the Allianz Arena to cut the deficit.

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Spain: Ander Herrera Assumed ‘Emergency Call-Up’ Was Hoax Concocted By Arch Mischief-Maker David De Gea

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Ander Herrera has admitted that he initially assumed his "emergency call-up" into the Spain squad was merely another classic hoax from the arch mischief-maker himself, David De Gea.

Having never made a senior appearance for the Spanish national side, Herrera whisked his family away to spend international week on holiday in Madrid.

Liverpool bringing joy to season of failure

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Around the start of April, it all seemed to be incredibly bleak. Manchester United were persevering with David Moyes. Moyes was a disaster, and it didn't seem that he was learning. If anything, it seemed like a substandard manager had made things so bad that he'd never get out of the deepening hole.

Ed Woodward Can’t Dither In Selecting Manchester United’s Next Manager

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In Ed Woodward's ideal world, he would be congratulating David Moyes on delivering the Premier League title.The midfield duo of Cesc Fbregas and Thiago Alcantara both signed early in the transfer window thanks to the combined convictions of Woodward and Moyes, inspire United to a 21st league success.

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Robert Lewandowski Receives Four Guinness World Record Certificates After Smashing Bundesliga Scoring Records To Smithereens (Photo & Video)

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Robert Lewandowski was presented with not one, not two, not three, but four official Guinness World Record certificates at a special press conference at Bayern Munich'sstadium this morning to formally recognisehis incredible five-goal blitz against Wolfsburg back in September.

Borussia Dortmund 0-1 Bayern Munich: Bayern Win Without Robben

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Saluting Ivan Rakitic: Rise Of Unsung Midfield Hero Helps Barcelona Forget Cesc Fabregas

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The Post-Mortem: World Cup 2014 – Spain

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The Post-Mortem is a series on Just Football looking at a selection of (predominantly) non-performing teams at World Cup 2014 and analysing the future. What went wrong? Who's to blame?

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Luke Shaw – Overpriced?

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If last summer taught me anything, it was not to get excited about any transfer, regardless of how certain it appeared to be, until the contract was signed and pictures were posted of the player awkwardly posing with our shirt.

Cesc Fabregas wanted to leave Barcelona and was interested in a move to United, yet the club opted to bid just £25 million for him.

Must-See Goal: Thiago Alcantara

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