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Mbappe praised after PSG beat Bayern

Paris, France | AFP | Kylian Mbappe was singled out for praise despite being the only member of Paris Saint-Germain’s superstar attack who didn’t score in Wednesday’s big Champions League win over German giants Bayern Munich. Dani Alves, Edinson Cavani and Neymar netted as PSG eased to a 3-0 victory at …

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We have more enemies now’ admits PSG coach Emery

Paris, France | AFP | Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery believes it reflects well on his team that Europe’s traditional powerhouses now see the French club as “enemies” after their unprecedented close-season spending spree. PSG spent a world-record 222 million euros ($264 million) to sign Neymar from Barcelona and also welcomed …

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‘FC Hollywood’ nickname back to haunt Bayern

Berlin, Germany | AFP | Bayern Munich play Paris Saint-Germain away in a blockbuster Champions League clash on Wednesday with the old ‘FC Hollywood’ nickname having returned to haunt the Bavarian giants. In the 1990s, Bayern earned the ‘FC Hollywood’ tag when the off-field antics of stars like Lothar Matthaeus and …

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Draw dampens Bayern’s Oktoberfest visit

Berlin, Germany | AFP | Bayern Munich were in dampened spirits during their visit to the Munich ‘Oktoberfest’ beer festival on Saturday, after a shock Bundesliga home draw to mid-table Wolfsburg. Bayern threw away a two-goal lead on Friday at the Allianz Arena which cost them the chance to top the …

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Bayern crash to shock defeat at Hoffenheim

Berlin, Germany | AFP | Striker Mark Uth netted twice as defending champions Bayern Munich slumped to a shock 2-0 defeat at Hoffenheim in the German Bundesliga on Saturday. Bayern coach Carlo Ancelotti paid the price for rotating his squad, having started with both Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery on the …

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Transfer window the talk of Europe

Madrid, Spain | AFP | The European football transfer window may now be closed but there was talk of little else this week as the likes of top coaches Zinedine Zidane, Carlo Ancelotti and even German Chancellor Angela Merkel made calls for sweeping changes. The subject is at the centre of …

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Video referee landmark as Bayern claim opening win

Berlin, Germany | AFP | Robert Lewandowski converted a second-half penalty, awarded by a video assistant referee intervention, as champions Bayern Munich opened the 2017/18 Bundesliga season with a 3-1 win over Bayer Leverkusen on Friday. The video assistant referee is being trialled in the Bundesliga this season and came into …

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Football: Arsenal hit by food poisoning in China

Shanghai, China | AFP | Arsenal were ravaged by food poisoning in Shanghai that ruled several key players out of their preseason friendly with Bayern Munich on Wednesday, manager Arsene Wenger said. The Frenchman revealed the sickness that had swept the Arsenal camp, coupled with the severe heat in China …

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Bayern are German champions – yet again

Football: Rampant Bayern win fifth straight German league title Berlin, Germany | AFP |  Bayern Munich were crowned Bundesliga champions for the fifth straight season on Saturday after Robert Lewandowski scored twice in a 6-0 thrashing of 10-man Wolfsburg. After second-placed RB Leipzig were held to a goalless draw by …

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Atletico Madrid through to Champions League final

Munich, Germany | AFP | Atletico Madrid made it through to their second Champions League final in three seasons on Tuesday after a 2-1 defeat away to Bayern Munich in Germany saw them win their semi-final on away goals. Bayern came into the second leg at the Allianz Arena trailing …

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