Tag Archives: Bayern Munich

The footballers who have already agreed to switch clubs this summer | Football

Pedrinho in action for Corinthians in Brazil.

With football quite rightly postponed amid the coronavirus pandemic, there is so much up in the air. Leagues will need to be restructured drastically when the 2019-20 season resumes. There is also the issue of expiring contracts, with clubs potentially offering short-term extensions to players who would otherwise leave before …

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My favourite game: Everton v Bayern Munich, 1985 Cup Winners’ Cup | Sport

Everton’s Peter Reid, with his badly gashed leg bleeding through his sock, looks angrily towards Bayern Munich’s Dieter Hoeness as Everton captain Kevin Ratcliffe looks on.

When Søren Lerby sauntered into the Goodison cauldron without shin pads even my 13-year-old eyes could see it was a reckless act. Nearly 35 years on, the artful Bayern Munich midfielder’s decision can now be dismissed as the quaint machismo of a bygone age. It was 24 April 1985, the …

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Champions League elite have got fat on easy dominance and quality has suffered | Jonathan Wilson | Football

Borussia Dortmund v PSG

Just wait for the knockout phase of the Champions League. That’s when the season really gets going, that’s when the real football begins. That’s when you get the festival that justifies the tedium of the group stage, the greatest football ever played, the glorious pay-off for the grotesque iniquities of …

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Chaos caused by Hopp banners raises questions about Bundesliga priorities | Football

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and Dietmar Hopp (centre) come together with players to applaud the Hoffenheim fans after the Bayern match.

Dietmar Hopp stood in the rain, hands clasped together, brandishing them in thanks to the Bayern Munich players who stood around him, to the home supporters in the PreZero Arena and to Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and Hasan Salihamidzic, who had already warmly embraced him on the pitch. It was an unusual, …

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Bayern Munich and Gnabry drive Chelsea towards Champions League exit | Football

Robert Lewandowski rounds off a crushing win with Willy Caballero left sprawling.

This time Bayern Munich finished with the authority of a side with no interest in letting Chelsea off the hook again. The gulf in class was enormous from beginning to end and, for Chelsea, it is unlikely to feel like anything more than a sightseeing exercise when they return to …

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The Fiver | Taunt rival fans with Demba Ba’s Great Ballad of Cognitive Dissonance | Football

Angel Di Maria is lumped into the air during an FA Cup match against Cambridge United. Good times!

SIXTY-FIVE YEARS OF HURT Chelsea’s relationship with Big Cup has often been fraught. They declined to take part in the very first competition, as English champions in 1955, cravenly succumbing to the narrow-minded worldview of Alan Hardaker, the Football League suit whose hardline attitude to foreigners would make current government …

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Frank Lampard warns Chelsea will ‘have to suffer’ against Bayern Munich | Football

Frank Lampard warns Chelsea will 'have to suffer' against Bayern Munich | Football

Frank Lampard has warned that Chelsea have to be prepared to suffer when they play Bayern Munich on Tuesday and urged his players not to let their standards drop after halting a worrying run by beating Tottenham. While Chelsea’s manager said greater focus was key to his inconsistent side’s 2-1 …

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Bayern Munich threaten to fluff lines with minds occupied by Chelsea tie | Andy Brassell | Football

Bayern Munich threaten to fluff lines with minds occupied by Chelsea tie | Andy Brassell | Football

It’ll be alright on the night, they hope. With such a tight race at the top of the Bundesliga, there shouldn’t really have been time for a Bayern Munich dress rehearsal as they get set to restart their Champions League campaign. Yet what they served up on Friday night’s game …

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‘I didn’t know where to run’: Chelsea’s Champions League win over Bayern revisited | Football

The two teams walk out before kick-off.

When Chelsea take on Bayern Munich in the Champions League last 16, first leg on Tuesday it will recall their meeting in the 2012 final, the most glorious night in their history. It had not been an easy season for Chelsea, who had made Roberto Di Matteo caretaker manager after …

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