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Bayern boss Heynckes starts fourth stint

Berlin, Germany | AFP | Bayern Munich will play their first game under returning coach Jupp Heynckes when they host Freiburg this Saturday. The 72-year-old, who won the treble with the club in 2013, is tasked with reviving Bayern’s stuttering season after his predecessor Carlo Ancelotti was dismissed two weeks …

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Inside Germany’s football factory

Gelsenkirchen, Germany | AFP | Schalke 04 are a sleeping giant in the German league, yet their youth academy is one of Germany’s most successful, producing World Cup winners, Bundesliga stars and Premier League exports. Germany has just qualified for Russia 2018, where they will defend the World Cup title …

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Tuchel in talks with Bayern – reports

Munich, Germany | AFP | Thomas Tuchel is the front-runner to succeed Carlo Ancelotti as coach of Bayern Munich amidst media reports on Saturday that contract negotiations are taking place. According to German daily Bild, the 44-year-old Tuchel is in Munich and in talks to take over at the Bavarian …

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Bayern to appoint new coach in two weeks – Hoeness

Berlin, Germany | AFP | Bayern Munich want to find a successor to sacked coach Carlo Ancelotti within the next two weeks, club president Uli Hoeness said on Friday. Ancelotti was abruptly dismissed on Thursday in the wake of Bayern’s 3-0 Champions League loss at Paris Saint-Germain the previous night. Hoeness …

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Ancelotti sacked by Bayern Munich

Berlin, Germany | AFP |  Bayern Munich have sacked coach Carlo Ancelotti in the wake of their Champions League defeat at the hands of Paris Saint-Germain, the club announced on Thursday. “FC Bayern Munich have parted company with head coach Carlo Ancelotti as a result of internal discussions following the …

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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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Zidane hails Bale, Ronaldo as Real win at Dortmund

Dortmund, Germany | AFP | Zinedine Zidane praised goal-scorers Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo, who netted twice in a 3-1 victory as Real Madrid finally claimed a Champions League win at Borussia Dortmund. Ronaldo marked his 150th European game with second-half goals after Bale’s stunning early volley gave Real the lead …

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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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Dortmund out to ruin Ronaldo milestone

Berlin, Germany | 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 …

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