Thursday, April 15

Tag: Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich Confident of Signing Haaland Ahead of Man City, Chelsea
Sport

Bayern Munich Confident of Signing Haaland Ahead of Man City, Chelsea

  Bayern Munich are confident they will sign Borussia Dortmund striker, Erling Haaland, next summer if he stays at their rivals for one more season, according to SportsMail. Haaland is wanted by all Europe’s major clubs including Chelsea, Manchester City, Real Madrid and Barcelona. Although Dortmund insist they won’t sell the 20-year-old, it is unlikely to keep away admirers and offers in excess of £100m are expected this summer. Next summer, however, Haaland will be available for about £65million due to a clause in his contract. Bayern believe they can win the race for him under those circumstances, as they seek the long-term replacement for Robert Lewandowski, who turns 33 in August. The prospect of losing another key player to their great rivals would be painful ...
Neymar Confirms he’ll Renew Deal at PSG
Sport

Neymar Confirms he’ll Renew Deal at PSG

PSG star, Neymar Jr, has confirmed he is set to renew his contract with the club after helping them eliminate Bayern Munich from the Champions League on Tuesday night, April 13. Bayern won the quarter-final second leg 1-0, but PSG reached the semi-final on away goals after a 3-3 aggregate result. After the game, Neymar, whose current deal expires in 2022, said his renewal was "no longer an issue" due to his comfort level at PSG Speaking to ESPN Brazil after the game, Neymar said: "This (renewal with PSG) is no longer an issue. Obviously I feel very comfortable and at home here at PSG. I feel happier than I was before." PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi added his belief that neither Neymar nor Kylian Mbappe have any reason to leave the club. “We have invested a lot in the ...
PSG Knock Holders Bayern out on Away Goals
Sport

PSG Knock Holders Bayern out on Away Goals

Paris Saint-Germain knocked Bayern Munich out of the Champions League after a 1-0 win for the Bundesliga side was not enough, with the French champions progressing to the semi-finals on away goals. In another elite encounter which followed on from an entertaining first leg which PSG won 3-2 in Germany, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting's goal (40), which came against the run of play after Neymar had hit the post and bar, put Bayern just one goal away from qualification. PSG could have crumbled, knowing they have only made one Champions League semi-final since 1995, but Mauricio Pochettino's team were resolute in defence to see out the result. The French side will face either Manchester City or Borussia Dortmund in the semi-finals.
Champions League: Bayern Munich’s squad to Face PSG in France confirmed
Sport

Champions League: Bayern Munich’s squad to Face PSG in France confirmed

  Bayern Munich’s squad to face Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League quarter-final second-leg tie on Tuesday night in France has been confirmed. Bayern Munich manager, Hans-Dieter Flick, released a list of 19 players to tackle PSG in a tweet via the club’s official Twitter handle. Flick’s men had lost 3-2 against PSG in the first-leg last week in Germany. Bayern head to the game following a 1-1 draw with Union Berlin in their previous game on Saturday. Bayern’s squad against PSG: Neuer, Nubel, Pavard, Kimmich, Martinez, Sane, Choupo-Moting, Boateng, Goretzka, Davies, Sarr, Hernandez, Nianzou, Muller, Alaba, Coman, Musiala, Stanisic and Zaiser. The kick-off time for PSG vs Bayern is 8 pm.
Barcelona topple Real Madrid as world’s richest club, Man Utd drop
Sport

Barcelona topple Real Madrid as world’s richest club, Man Utd drop

  Barcelona have climbed above Real Madrid to take the number one spot in Forbes’ Football Rich List. Real topped the rankings two years ago, which was the last time the list was published. However, Barca now have a valuation of $4.76 billion (£3.46bn) to take first place. Manchester United (£3.05billion) have dropped out of the top three, while Liverpool have climbed three places. Premier League champions Liverpool (£2.98billion) are in fifth, with Manchester City,Chelsea and Arsenal ranked sixth, seventh and eighth respectively. Here’s the full list below, according to Forbes: 1. Barcelona – $4.76billion (£3.46bn) 2. Real Madrid – $4.75billion (£3.46bn) 3. Bayern Munich – $4.22billion (£3.07bn) 4. Manchester United – $4.2billion (£3.06bn) 5. Live...
Owen predicts Chelsea vs Porto Chelsea, PSG vs Bayern Munich
Sport

Owen predicts Chelsea vs Porto Chelsea, PSG vs Bayern Munich

  Michael Owen, a former Real Madrid and Liverpool striker, has predicted Tuesday’s Champions League quarter-final second-leg clash between Chelsea and FC Porto at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium in Sevilla, Spain. Owen also predicted Paris Saint-Germain’s Champions League home clash at the Parc des Princes Stadium in France. Recall that Chelsea had won Porto 2-0 in the first-leg last week, while PSG defeated Bayern Munich 3-2 in Germany. Providing his predictions, Owen told BetVictor, “PSG hold all the aces going into this as they welcome Bayern Munich to Paris. Making last year’s final, it seems that the Parisians are ready to again push for the elusive Champions League trophy. “Prior to the first leg, all the talk was around how much Bayern would miss Robert Le...
Champions League: Lewandowski Returns To Bayern Munich Training
Sport

Champions League: Lewandowski Returns To Bayern Munich Training

Bayern Munich striker, Robert Lewandowski, got back to preparing on Monday after a knee injury. Nonetheless, the Bundesliga champions have governed him out of their Champions League quarter-last second leg at Paris Saint-Germain. Bayern say Lewandowski "isn't accessible" for Tuesday's down in Paris. The holders need to upset a 3-2 loss from the primary leg. Lewandowski harmed tendons in his correct knee a fortnight back while on global obligation with Poland. Bayern's clinical staff at first projected he would be out for about a month, yet the 32-year-old participated in drills on Monday during a snowfall in Munich. Lewandowski has scored 35 association objectives this season. Robert Lewandowski plays the position Forward, is 32 years old and 185cm tall, weights 79...
Berbatov Names Three Players that will Take Over from Messi, Ronaldo
Sport

Berbatov Names Three Players that will Take Over from Messi, Ronaldo

  Former Bulgaria striker, Dimitar Berbatov has named three players that will dominate world football in the coming years. They are Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund) and Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain). Rashford has scored 20 times this season and provided 10 assists. Haaland, 20, has become the hottest property in Europe and is expected to leave Germany this summer. He has netted 32 goals this season. Mbappe, 22, scored a brace against Bayern Munich in midweek to match Haaland’s tally. Berbatov told Betfair: “Rashford is still a very young player and he is a superstar in world football. “He has been leading United’s attack for a while now too, I think he is getting the credit he deserves and hopefully he is only just ...
Nigeria’s Umar Sadiq Linked With €60m Move To Bayern Munich
Sport

Nigeria’s Umar Sadiq Linked With €60m Move To Bayern Munich

Almeria striker Umar Sadiq could be heading for a big-money move to Bayern Munich in the summer. AS claims the reigning world champions are interested in the former Nigeria youth international who has four years left on his contract. Sadiq moved to Spain last October and he has been in fine goalscoring form with 15 goals in 29 matches as Almeria aim to return to La Liga. The 24-year-old is said to have a release clause of €60 million on his contract, which could rise to €80m if Rojiblancos gain promotion to the top-flight.
Bayern Munich confirm veteran defender, Jerome Boateng will leave the club after 10 years
Sport

Bayern Munich confirm veteran defender, Jerome Boateng will leave the club after 10 years

Bayern Munich veteran defender, Jerome Boateng will leave the club in the summer after a decade at the club, the German club have confirmed. The Germany international's deal at the Allianz Arena runs out at the end of the season and he won't be given a new contract, meaning he can sign for another club on a free transfer. "Jerome's contract expires in the summer. It will not be extended," the club sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic told Sky in Germany "That was a joint decision of the club management and the coach was also involved. I explained that to Jerome and he was very understanding. He leaves through a big door - hopefully with titles." Austria's David Alaba will also leave Bayern in the summer upon the expiry of his contract to join Real Madrid. Boateng has pla...
Champions League: Chelsea hero, Frank Names Favourite Clubs to win Trophy
Sport

Champions League: Chelsea hero, Frank Names Favourite Clubs to win Trophy

Chelsea hero, Frank Lebouef, has named Manchester City, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain as the favourites clubs to win the Champions League ahead of the Blues this season. Leboeuf feels Chelsea is far away from winning the Champions League this season despite beating Porto 2-0 in the quarter-final first-leg on Wednesday. “You can say you have a feeling, but you cannot say Chelsea has a chance to win the Champions League, You have to be far away from really thinking that,” Leboeuf told ESPN. “Of course, in one game, you do not know what can happen and it happened for them when they played Bayern Munich in 2012, playing the final in Munich. It is possible. “But they’ll have to be more consistent up front, stronger in the middle of the park to just hope of winning someth...
What Pochettino said about Mbappe, Neymar, others after PSG defeated Bayern Munich
Sport

What Pochettino said about Mbappe, Neymar, others after PSG defeated Bayern Munich

  Paris Saint-Germain manager, Mauricio Pochettino, has heaped praises on his players, including Kylian Mbappe and Neymar, for their “enormous sacrifice” after beating Bayern Munich 3-2 in the Champions League quarter-final first-leg tie on Wednesday night in Germany. Mbappe opened the scoring for PSG before Marquinhos made it 2-0 for the visitors, thanks to Neymar’s assists. However, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and Thomas Muller then equalized for Bayern before Mbappe netted again to give Pochottino’s men a first-leg advantage ahead of the return leg next week. “I am happy with the result and the attitude of the team, who found themselves in difficult situations against the best side in Europe,” Pochettino said at his post-match press conference after the game. “We ne...
Draxler Names Best Player in the World Following PSG’s 3-2 Win Over Bayern Munich
Sport

Draxler Names Best Player in the World Following PSG’s 3-2 Win Over Bayern Munich

  Julian Draxler has said that his Paris Saint-Germain teammate, Kylian Mbappe has ‘quality like no-one else in the world.’ Draxler said this after Mbappe netted twice to help the French champions to a memorable 3-2 win over Bayern Munich in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final on Wednesday night. Mbappe opened the scoring for the visitors and Marquinhos made it 2-0, but Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and Thomas Muller had equalised for Bayern before Mbappe netted again. PSG now have a huge advantage going into the second leg in France with three away goals and Draxler had no doubts who they had to thank for the fine win. He said the prolific Frenchman possesses quality that no other player in the world can match. “That’s what [Mbappé] is there for becau...
Bayern 2-3 PSG: Kylian Mbappe Scores Twice as Paris St-Germain Beat Title Holders, Bayern Munich in Champions League Quarter-final
Sport

Bayern 2-3 PSG: Kylian Mbappe Scores Twice as Paris St-Germain Beat Title Holders, Bayern Munich in Champions League Quarter-final

European and World champions, Bayern Munich were stunned by PSG as they suffered their first champions league defeat since March 2019 on Wednesday night, April 7, losing 2-3 at home. PSG took an early lead through star boy Kylian Mbappe after making an aggressive start as Bayern showed just how much they missed the absent Lewandowski. Marquinhos scored PSG’s second, before Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and Thomas Muller both struck for a Bayern team that played with an intensity and intent that bordered lacked that magical finishing touch that Lewandowski had become known for. Bayern fought back well, taking control in the second half to make it 2-2 but PSG struck on the counter to secure their advantage. Fresh from outshining Lionel Messi in the previous round, Mbap...
Bayern Munich vs PSG: Neymar likes to fight – Pochettino
Sport

Bayern Munich vs PSG: Neymar likes to fight – Pochettino

  Paris Saint-German boss, Mauricio Pochettino, has said Neymar likes to fight to win, but his emotions overpowered him, after he was sent off during their 1-0 defeat to Lille last weekend. Speaking ahead of today’s Champions League quarter-final tie against Bayern Munich, Pochettino said the Brazilian was caught up in the moment in his first Ligue 1 start in over two months. “He was very excited to start a match. He’s an emotional player. “He likes to play, he likes to fight, he’s a competitor. He didn’t deserve that red,” Pochettino said. That loss saw PSG drop to second position in Ligue 1 behind Lille. But Pochettino expects Neymar to be focused for Wednesday’s match against Bayern. “He knows he has to channel himself. I hope that tomorrow everything will be ...
PSG vs Lille: Pochettino Criticizes Neymar, Others after Ligue 1 Home Defeat
Sport

PSG vs Lille: Pochettino Criticizes Neymar, Others after Ligue 1 Home Defeat

Paris Saint-Germain manager, Mauricio Pochettino, has criticized his players, including Neymar, after his side’s Ligue 1, 1-0 home defeat against Lille on Saturday. Pochettino explained that PSG players didn’t create enough chances against Lille, adding that they showed a lack of aggression in the final third of the encounter against the visitors. Jonathan David’s first-half goal gave Lille all three points against PSG at the Parc des Princes as Neymar, and Tiago Djalo were sent off late in the second half of the match. The result means PSG are in the second position on the Ligue 1 table with 3 points behind leaders Lille after 31 games. “We didn’t score, and they did. They created fewer chances than us, but they were more clinical in front of goal,” Pochettino said at his ...
Chelsea to Play Bayern Munich in Champions League Semi-final
Sport

Chelsea to Play Bayern Munich in Champions League Semi-final

Bayern Munich beat FC Rosengard 1-0 in the second leg of their women’s Champions League quarter-final on Thursday, to qualify with a 4-0 aggregate. Lea Schueller netted the only goal of the encounter for the German side. The result in Malmo extended the Frauen-Bundesliga leaders’ winning streak in all competitions to 26 matches. Schueller scored in the 22nd minute, heading in defender Carolin Simon’s cross from the left, following a slick passing move by the visitors. Bayern will now face Chelsea in the semi-final. Chelsea secured a 3-0 victory over VfL Wolfsburg yesterday, to progress with a 5-1 aggregate win. Lyon will take on Paris Saint-Germain in their rescheduled quarter-final second leg on April 18 after a string of COVID-19 cases within the Lyon squad. The win...
Gareth Southgate names best five strikers
Sport

Gareth Southgate names best five strikers

England manager, Gareth Southgate, has listed the top five strikers in world football. They include Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspurs), Sergio Aguero (Manchester City), Romelu Lukaku (Inter Milan), Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich) and Kylian Mbappe (PSG). According to Southgate, he has included his captain Kane, because of his incredible record. Kane has scored 28 goals in all competitions for club and country, providing 17 assists. Southgate said: “There are not many outright No9s in the world at the moment at a really elite level. “Lukaku is obviously one. The two boys we’re speaking about – Kane and Lewandowski – are. I suppose Aguero has been. “But you don’t get that profile of forwards so often, there’s a lot more of the interchangeable forward players that can pl...
‘They Called me Crazy’ – Dani Alves Opens up on Why he Left Barcelona
Sport

‘They Called me Crazy’ – Dani Alves Opens up on Why he Left Barcelona

Barcelona hero, Dani Alves, has opened up on why he left the club in 2016 to join Juventus. Alves said he left Barcelona because he had a lack of faith in the club’s hierarchy, adding that ‘they called him crazy’. The 37-year-old, who currently plays for Sao Paulo, said soon after joining Juventus in 2016 that he felt Barcelona’s chiefs had not been open about the fact they wanted to sell him after spending eight years at Nou Camp. The Brazilian right-back won six LaLiga titles and three Champions League in almost 400 appearances during his time at Barcelona. In a Question and Answer with his 31.7million followers on Instagram, Alves explained the reason for his departure, with his comments reported by Marca. “I did not believe in the leaders who were in charge in that m...
Bayern Join Chase For Nigerian Midfielder, Olise
Sport

Bayern Join Chase For Nigerian Midfielder, Olise

Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich have joined the chase for Reading’s young Nigerian midfielder Michael Olise. The Champions League holders have joined the likes of PSG, Lyon, Atletico Madrid, AC Milan and Juventus for Olise. Bayern have already secured Royals left-back Omar Richards on a pre-contract, which will see him move to Bavaria on a free transfer. But they are not ready to stop there, with the highly-rated Olise now very much on their radar. The 19-year-old can move to the continent for a nominal amount of compensation. However, given that he’s regarded as one of the top young midfielders in the country, he should fetch a decent fee. Olise is a French youth international, who is also still wanted by England, but he is out-of-contract at the Madejski Stadium this su...
Chelsea Named English Club of the Decade [See Top 7]
Sport

Chelsea Named English Club of the Decade [See Top 7]

Chelsea FC have been named as the English club of the decade for 2011-2020. According to IFFHS, Chelsea beat Manchester City and Manchester United to win the prize. The Rankings are decided by rating victories and draw from each competition. The last ten years were filled with success for Chelsea, which saw them win the UEFA Champions League. The Blues defeated Bayern Munich in Germany to win Europe’s top trophy back in 2012. Chelsea clinched two Premier League [2015, 2017], FA Cup [2012, 2018], League Cup [2015], Champions League [2012] and two Europa League [2013, 2019]. Below are the standings for the English club of the decade: 1. Chelsea 2. Manchester City 3. Manchester United 4. Arsenal 5. Tottenham 6. Liverpool 7. Everton
Manchester United Want to sign Torres
Sport

Manchester United Want to sign Torres

  Manchester United are willing to sign defender, Pau Torres, from Villarreal at the end of the season, according to Manchester Evening News. Man United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, is enamored  with Torres and wants to partner Captain Harry Maguire with the Spain international in the 2021/2022 season. Solskjaer is determined to add a new centre-back in his squad whom he can rely on in fitness terms, with Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof proving fitness concerns occasionally so far this season. Torres has emerged as one of the stars of Unai Emery’s Villarreal this season. The 24-year-old missed out on a call-up to the Spain squad for the March internationals through injury. He has played 32 times for Villarreal this season, scoring three goals. Man United wil...
UEFA Champions League Draw: No All-english Tie, As Bayern Faces PSG
Sport

UEFA Champions League Draw: No All-english Tie, As Bayern Faces PSG

Liverpool have been paired with Real Madrid in the quarter-finals of the Champions League, while Manchester City will take on Borussia Dortmund. Elsewhere, Chelsea must try and navigate a route past surprise package Porto and there will be a re-match between Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain – the two finalists from 2020. All contests at this stage of elite European competition are mouth-watering, but the draw for the last eight has thrown up some intriguing tussles. Liverpool and Real Madrid have plenty of history, with the Blancos emerging victorious against the Reds in the 2018 final as they conquered the continent for a 13th time, and will be expected to produce more fireworks when they lock horns. Manchester City remain in the hunt for a historic quadruple this s...
Bayern And Flick Make Champions League History With Win Over Lazio
Sport

Bayern And Flick Make Champions League History With Win Over Lazio

The German giants continue to make European football success seem easy under the second-year manager Hansi Flick has yet to lose or draw a Champions League knockout game while in charge of Bayern Munich, with his streak extending to seven matches on Wednesday via a 2-1 second-leg win over Lazio that sent the club to the last-eight. Despite a late consolation finish from the visitors, the tie was never in doubt after Robert Lewandowski converted from the spot in the 33rd minute and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting widened the Bavarians' lead midway through the second half. Flick is off to an unparalleled start in Europe, and based on Bayern Munich's comfort in dispatching their Italian foes 6-2 on aggregate, his perfect knockout record stands a reasonable chance of continuing in the qu...
Champions League Quarter-final: All the clubs that Qualified
Sport

Champions League Quarter-final: All the clubs that Qualified

  The line up for this year’s Champions League quarter-final is completed, following the two matches played on Wednesday night. Chelsea and Bayern Munich both progressed into the last eight. The Blues beat 10-man Atletico Madrid 2-0, thanks to goals from Hakim Ziyech and Emerson. They qualified on a 3-0 aggregate. Bayern defeated Lazio 2-1 at ‘home’, after winning 4-1 in the first leg. They both join Real Madrid, Liverpool, Manchester City, FC Porto, Borussia Dortmund and Paris Saint-Germain in the quarter-final. The teams left will be paired together on Friday, March 19, when the draws are conducted.
Champions League: Owen Hargreaves Names only team that will stop Man City from Winning Quadruple
Sport

Champions League: Owen Hargreaves Names only team that will stop Man City from Winning Quadruple

  Former England International, Owen Hargreaves has identified Bayern Munich as the only club that will stop Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City from winning the Champions League this season. According to him, City are well positioned to win the quadruple this season but Bayern Munich are the only side that can ‘stop them’. Man City saw a 21-match winning streak brought to a grinding halt by Manchester United earlier this month but they have bounced back with three straight wins. City beat Borussia Monchengladbach on Tuesday courtesy of goals from Kevin De Bruyne and Ilkay Gundogan and are now in the last 8 of the Champions League. They are also in the final of the Carabao Cup, the quarter-finals of the FA Cup and are 14 points clear at the top of the Premier League. ...
Thierry Henry Compares Haaland to Ex-Man United striker, Van Nistelrooy
Sport

Thierry Henry Compares Haaland to Ex-Man United striker, Van Nistelrooy

Arsenal legend, Thierry Henry, has compared Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland to former Manchester United and Real Madrid striker, Ruud van Nistelrooy. Henry believes Haaland is similar to Van Nistelrooy, adding that the 20-year-old has a killer’s instinct when it comes to scoring goals. Haaland has scored 33 goals in 30 games in all competitions for Dortmund so far this season. The Norwegian has drawn the interest of many top European clubs including Manchester United, Chelsea, Manchester City, Liverpool, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Juventus. When Jamie Carragher asked Henry on Sky Sports whether he felt Haaland was comparable to Van Nistelrooy, Henry replied: “Yes. Yes, him, Van Nistelrooy was a great goalscorer. “Not so much in our day but Pele, the des...
Chelsea Identify Christian Pulisic’s Replacement
Sport

Chelsea Identify Christian Pulisic’s Replacement

  Chelsea have reportedly identified Bayern Munich winger, Kingsley Coman, as Christian Pulisic’s replacement at Stamford Bridge. Pulisic, who has fallen out of favour under manager, Thomas Tuchel, is yet to start a game under the Blues boss. The United States international only joined Chelsea in 2019 from Dortmund. According to the Daily Mail, Coman tops Chelsea’s list of possible options to take Pulisic’s place at the West London club. Chelsea have been keeping tabs on the France international for some time. Coman has two years left on his current deal with Bayern Munich. The 24-year-old, who scored the winner in last season’s Champions League final, is believed to be keen on a transfer away from Bayern Munich and has not expressed any interest in extending ...
Champions League: Micah Richards Names Club that will Win Trophy
Sport

Champions League: Micah Richards Names Club that will Win Trophy

Former Manchester City defender, Micah Richards, has named reigning champions, Bayern Munich, as the club that will win this season’s Champions League. Richards believes Bayern Munich are favourites to win the Europe top-flight tournament, followed by Man City and then Paris Saint-Germain. Bayern Munich already have one foot in the last-8 after they thrashed Lazio 4-1 in the round of 16 first leg last month. Man City and PSG both won their first leg fixtures against Borussia Monchengladbach and Barcelona, respectively, putting themselves in pole positions to progress to the last-8. “My top three would be PSG third, Man City second at this moment in time and then Bayern,” Richards told CBS Sports’ ‘¡Qué Golazo Podcast! ‘. “But I don’t want to get too excited because we ha...
18 year old Jamal Musiala Commits Future to Bayern Munich with new five-year Contract
Sport

18 year old Jamal Musiala Commits Future to Bayern Munich with new five-year Contract

Highly-rated English-German young winger, Jamal  Musiala has signed a new bumper contract with Bayern Munich, his first professional deal with the club, a week after turning 18. He recently snubbed England and committed his international future to Germany and on Friday, March 5, signed a five-year deal running until 2026. Musiala has already played 27 times for Bayern's first team, scoring four goals. Musiala told Bayern's official website: “I’m really pleased to have signed my first professional contract at FC Bayern. "I just feel very good at the club and in the team, I’m playing with the best players in the world and I can learn from them every day in training. Hansi Flick, [director] Hasan Salihamidzic and [chief scout] Marco Neppe along with the whole club have bel...
‘Thiago is more suited to Man Utd’ – Liverpool star not a ‘Klopp-type player’, says Scholes
Sport

‘Thiago is more suited to Man Utd’ – Liverpool star not a ‘Klopp-type player’, says Scholes

The former Red Devils midfielder doesn't believe that the Spain international fits into the Merseysiders' current system Thiago Alcantara is "more suited to Manchester United", according to Paul Scholes, who claims the Liverpool star is not a "Jurgen Klopp-type player". Much was expected of Thiago when he arrived at Anfield for £20 million ($28m) from Bayern Munich in the summer, but he has so far struggled to live up to expectations in the famous red shirt. It has been suggested that the Spain international has slowed Liverpool down in the final third while playing on the right of a midfield three, with Scholes of the opinion that he would fit in better at United in a more central role.
Bayern Munich Angry after Golden Eaglets Thrashed Their Academy 5-1
Sport

Bayern Munich Angry after Golden Eaglets Thrashed Their Academy 5-1

  Bayern Munich have reportedly been left fuming after the Golden Eaglets of Nigeria thrashed a team purportedly representing them (Bayern) 5-1 in a friendly, according to Score Nigeria. Angry officials of the World Club Cup winner said such an embarrassing defeat was bad for the club’s image. After the first half of the friendly game ended goalless, the second half returned with half a dozen of goals with Ahmed Abdullahi firing in twice for the Golden Eaglets. The Golden Eaglets are putting finishing touches to their preparation for next month’s U17 African Cup of Nations in Morocco. The top official of the German champions said the Bundesliga leaders were not happy that the selection carrying their name were defeated by such a heavy scoreline. They were said to...
When I See Bayern, I Don’t Think We’re Champions League Favourites – Guardiola
Sport

When I See Bayern, I Don’t Think We’re Champions League Favourites – Guardiola

The Manchester City manager says he doesn't regard his side as the frontrunners in European competition Pep Guardiola says that he believes that Bayern Munich are favourites to win the Champions League despite the praise for Manchester City in recent weeks. With Wednesday's 2-0 triumph over Borussia Monchengladbach, City have now won 19 consecutive matches in all competitions, However Guardiola doesn't believe that his side's winning run makes them favourites given their history in the Champions League.
Guardiola Snubs Man City, Names Favourites to Win Trophy
Sport

Guardiola Snubs Man City, Names Favourites to Win Trophy

  Manchester City Manager, Pep Guardiola, has named Bayern Munich as the favourites to win the Champions League ahead of them. Guardiola’s men are on course to progress into the quarter-finals, following their 2-0 victory over Borussia Monchengladbach, on Wednesday evening. Goals from Bernardo Silva and Gabriel Jesus secured the win for City, who have now won their last 19 games in all competitions. But despite his side’s impressive form, Guardiola feels Bayern Munich, who hammered Lazio 4-1 in their last-16 first leg on Tuesday, are better placed to win the Champions League this term. He told BT Sport: “When I see Bayern Munich I don’t think we are favourites. My target is West Ham in three days.
Rio Ferdinand Names Man City’s Two Biggest Threats to Winning Champions League
Sport

Rio Ferdinand Names Man City’s Two Biggest Threats to Winning Champions League

  Former Manchester United defender, Rio Ferdinand, has named Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich, as the two biggest threats to Manchester City winning the Champions League this year. City beat Borussia Monchengladbach 2-0 comfortably on Wednesday, in the first leg of their last-16 tie. Bernardo Silva and Gabriel Jesus scored to wrap up a routine win for the Premier League leaders. Pep Guardiola’s men are now in a strong position to reach the quarter-finals with a home leg to come. Given City’s dominance in the Premier League, many are tipping them to finally go all the way in Europe’s premier competition. But Ferdinand thinks both PSG and Bayern can cause them issues in the later rounds. He said on BT Sport: “I think Bayern have got the experience and the ...
Champions League:Lewandowski Becomes Third Top Scorer
Sport

Champions League:Lewandowski Becomes Third Top Scorer

  Bayern Munich striker, Robert Lewandowski, is now the third top scorer of all time in the Champions League. The Pole pounced on a poor back pass to open scoring in their 4-1 win over Lazio on Tuesday in a last-16 first leg. In doing so, he surpassed former Real Madrid striker Raul Gonzalez in the competition scoring charts. Lewandowski is now only behind Cristiano Ronaldo (134) and Lionel Messi (119). Bayern’s 17-year-old midfielder Jamal Musiala doubled their advantage, making him the youngest English player to score in the competition. Leroy Sane and a Francesco Acerbi own goal stretched the Bundesliga champions’ advantage early in the second half, before Joaquin Correa pulled one back. It was an 18th consecutive match without defeat for Bayern Munich in t...
Bayern Munich Youngster Jamal Musiala Has Chosen To Represent Germany Ahead Of England
Sport

Bayern Munich Youngster Jamal Musiala Has Chosen To Represent Germany Ahead Of England

  It was a night to remember for Bayern Munich's 17-year-old prodigy Jamal Musiala. The Stuttgart-born midfielder, born in February 2003, became the youngest English player to score in the Champions League on Tuesday night as the Bundesliga side knocked four past Lazio in the round of 16 tie. It was a pretty decent finish, as well. Musiala's efforts will come as no surprise to Bayern fans who have watched him flourish in recent months. Since the teenager made his senior debut in a 3-1 victory over SC Freiburg in June 2020 - where he became the youngest player to play for Bayern in the Bundesliga - he has made 16 appearances for the Bavarians, scoring three times. As a reward for his fine form, Hansi Flick decided to hand the youngster his first start in the Champions Le...
Why I Enjoy Champions League Football in Chelsea More Than PSG – Thiago Silva
Sport

Why I Enjoy Champions League Football in Chelsea More Than PSG – Thiago Silva

  Brazilian defender, Thiago Silva, has said he enjoys Champions League football in Chelsea more than PSG because of the Premier League side’s previous success in Europe’s elite competition. Silva moved to Stamford Bridge from PSG on a free transfer last summer after eight seasons with the Ligue 1 giants. The Brazilian won 23 honours, of which seven were Ligue 1 titles but never tasted the Champions League trophy. The Ligue 1 champions came close to winning the Champions League last term, getting to the final last summer under current Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel but they were defeated 1-0 by Bayern Munich. “At PSG, the pressure to win a first Champions League is immense. The team works around this objective, not to win Ligue 1,” Silva told FourFourTwo “It’s ...
Nigeria Cannot Win World Cup – Super Eagles Coach Gernot Rohr
Sport

Nigeria Cannot Win World Cup – Super Eagles Coach Gernot Rohr

  Nigeria coach, Gernot Rohr has given reasons why the Super Eagles cannot win the World Cup with the current crop of players. Nigeria had only succeeded in reaching the last 16 of the global tournaments in 1994, 1998 and 2002. Under Rohr’s watch, the Super Eagles crashed out of the competition at the group stage after losing to Croatia and Argentina. And Rohr’s recent two-year deal with the senior national team means he could lead the three-time African champions to their next World Cup. But the German is of the opinion that his team cannot win football’s highest title because many of the players are not playing in top clubs. “We are not ready to win the World Cup, for several reasons,” Rohr told NewsCentral. “France is the champions at the moment, where are ...
David Alaba To Leave Bayern Munich At End Of The Season
Sport

David Alaba To Leave Bayern Munich At End Of The Season

David Alaba has confirmed he will leave Bayern Munich at the end of the season after failing to agree a new contract. The Austria defender joined the German club in 2008 and had been in talks for months over an extension to his current deal, which expires in the summer. Alaba, 28, has scored 33 goals in 415 games for Bayern, helping them win the Champions League in 2013 and 2020. "It was no easy decision because I have been here for 13 years and this club is close to my heart," he said. Alaba has been linked with several Premier League clubs, while Real Madrid are reported to have shown an interest in signing the versatile defender, who can play at full-back, centre-back and on the wing. Since making his first-team debut with Bayern aged 17 in February 2010, Alaba ...
Arsene Wenger Reveals Klopp’s Problem With Thiago at Liverpool
Sport

Arsene Wenger Reveals Klopp’s Problem With Thiago at Liverpool

  Former Arsenal head coach, Arsene Wenger, has revealed the “problem” Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has with midfielder, Thiago, at Anfield. Liverpool signed Thiago from Bayern Munich last summer for £20million. Thiago, who is one of the best midfielders in Europe, was expected to shine at Anfield but the 29-year-old has endured an underwhelming first season in the English Premier League so far. Wenger believes Liverpool are not aggressive in the midfield like before after Klopp added Thiago, a technical player in his squad. “Thiago, for me, shows the typical problem of a manager,” Wenger told beIN Sports on Tuesday night as Liverpool defeated RB Leipzig 2-0 in the Champions League round of 16 first-leg tie in Hungary. “Liverpool were very hungry and aggressi...
Champions League: Dembele Names Favourite Club to Win Trophy this Year
Sport

Champions League: Dembele Names Favourite Club to Win Trophy this Year

  Barcelona forward, Ousmane Dembele, has named Paris Saint-Germain as one of the favourite clubs to win the UEFA Champions League this year. The France international said this ahead of Barcelona’s Champions League round of 16 clash with PSG on Tuesday night. Last year, PSG were runner-up after losing 1-0 to Bayern Munich in the Champions League final. “There will be revenge in the air due to the media trying to spice up things. However, we don’t talk about it in the squad because we know it’ll be a difficult game,” Dembele was quoted by Barcelona’s official website as saying. “We know Paris, they are the current Champions League runners-up. They are amongst the favourites to win the trophy [this year].” The kick-off time for Barcelona vs PSG is 9 pm....
‘I’ll Call Messi’ – Guardiola Challenges Bayern Munich to a sextuple Match With Barcelona after Winning Club World Cup
Sport

‘I’ll Call Messi’ – Guardiola Challenges Bayern Munich to a sextuple Match With Barcelona after Winning Club World Cup

Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola has challenged manager Hansi Flick and his Bayern Munich team to a ‘battle of the sextuples.’ The challenge came after Bayern Munich matched Guardiola’s Barcelona team’s achievement with a sixth straight trophy. Bayern beat Tigres to win the Club World Cup on Thursday, adding to five other titles they won in a single year. Bayern won the Bundesliga, Champions League, DFB-Pokal, UEFA Super Cup and DFL-Supercup titles over the last year. This means that the Bundesliga giants became only the second side ever to win the sextuple, matching Guardiola’s legendary 2009 Barcelona team. Reacting to the development, Guardiola who now manages Manchester City, congratulated Bayern Munich and the manager for equaling his record. “But I would like...
Upamecano’s Exit From RB Leipzig Confirmed, new Club Revealed
Sport

Upamecano’s Exit From RB Leipzig Confirmed, new Club Revealed

  Bayern Munich director, Hasan Salihamidzic, has confirmed the club has signed Dayot Upamecano from RB Leipzig. Upamecano, 22, has previously been linked with Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United. However, the French defender is now set to remain in Germany when he leaves Leipzig in the summer. Upamecano is believed to have a release clause worth €42.5 million, which Bayern have activated in principle. “Dayot Upamecano will play for Bayern for the next five years. “We are very happy about it at FC Bayern. “We had very good, intensive and professional discussions with Dayot and his advisor Volker Struth for many months. We knew that we had very strong competition,” Salihamidzic told Bild.
Shola Shoretire Added to Man Utd’s First-team Squad
Sport

Shola Shoretire Added to Man Utd’s First-team Squad

  Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has confirmed that Shola Shoretire has been added to the first-team squad. Hannibal Mejbri has also been added to the senior squad. 17-year-old Shoretire signed fresh terms with United this week. Solskjaer said, “We’ve moved Shola [Shoretire] up with us. Hannibal [Mejbri] will also join us and we will keep them with us for a while. “I think it is the next step of their development. We’ve just got to take the hit on them when they play for the reserves. “I think that’s a nice step for them and well deserved because they’ve done really well.” Shoretire turned down Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Juventus, to commit to the Red Devils. He is widely regarded as one of the best attacking midfiel...
FIFA Club World Cup: Full List of all Award Winners as Bayern Defeat Tigres
Sport

FIFA Club World Cup: Full List of all Award Winners as Bayern Defeat Tigres

  The award winners from the 2020 FIFA Club World Cup have been announced. Bayern Munich striker, Robert Lewandowski took home the big prize. Recall that the 2020 FIFA Club World Cup tournament was concluded on Thursday evening after Bayern Munich defeated Tigres 1-0 in the final. Benjamin Pavard’s second-half goal ensured Bayern Munich defeated the Mexico giants in Qatar. The victory over Tigres means Bayern Munich became the first-ever team to win the Bundesliga, German Cup, German Super Cup, Champions League, European Super Cup and Club World Cup in the same year. However, Lewandowski, who provided the assist for Pavard, won the trophy for the tournament’s best player (Golden Ball award). The Polish international won the prize ahead of Tigres’ Andre-Pierre ...
Bayern Munich Win Club World Cup, Matching Barcelona’s Record as Only Club to Win all Six Trophies in One Season
Sport

Bayern Munich Win Club World Cup, Matching Barcelona’s Record as Only Club to Win all Six Trophies in One Season

Bayern Munich are now Club World Cup champions after beating Mexican side Tigres 1-0 on Thursday night, making history as the second team after Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona team to win a historic sextuple (six trophies in one year) Benjamin Pavard scored the only goal of the game and the Bundesliga giants are now undisputed champions of Germany, Europe and the World. Bayern now have all six titles available to them - the Bundesliga, Champions League, Club World Cup, UEFA Super Cup, their national domestic cup (DFB-Pokal) and super cup (DFL-Supercup). Before Bayern's win on Thursday night, Barcelona were the only team ever to hold all six titles at the same time before.   In 2009, Barcelona coached by Guardiola won La Liga, the Copa del Rey, Supercopa de Esp...
Liverpool: Dejan Lovren Drops Hint on Salah’s Future at Anfield
Sport

Liverpool: Dejan Lovren Drops Hint on Salah’s Future at Anfield

  Former Liverpool defender, Dejan Lovren, on Thursday, backed forward Mohamed Salah to remain at Anfield despite rumours linking him with a move away from the Premier League champions. Recall that Bayern Munich CEO, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, had said earlier this week that it would be “an honour” if Salah joined the Bundesliga champions. Salah had since hinted at a desire to play for either Real Madrid or Barcelona in the future. However, Lovren, who remains close friends with Salah, feels the Egyptian international could even see out his career with Jurgen Klopp’s side. “I’m still in communication with Mo Salah,” the Zenit Saint Petersburg defender told talkSPORT. “We are still the best buddies, even outside football, and we talk about everything. “Individually...
‘Salah is the Messi of Africa’ – Liverpool star’s achievements compared to Barcelona icon by Bayern chief Rummenigge
Sport

‘Salah is the Messi of Africa’ – Liverpool star’s achievements compared to Barcelona icon by Bayern chief Rummenigge

The Bundesliga giants' CEO thinks the Egyptian icon is comparable to the Barcelona star in terms of his accomplishments on the pitch Mohamed Salah is “the Messi of Africa”, according to Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. Particularly since his move to Liverpool in 2017, Salah has become a superstar in his native Egypt, and one of the continent's most popular athletes. He has been perhaps the key player in Jurgen Klopp's Premier League and Champions League winning side, and Rummenigge believes his achievements in football are comparable to those of the very best.
Nigerian/British Teenage Winger Shola Shoretire Signs his first Professional Contract with Manchester United
Sport

Nigerian/British Teenage Winger Shola Shoretire Signs his first Professional Contract with Manchester United

Highly rated by Manchester United, 17 year old Shola Shoretire has signed his first professional deal with the club after starring for the Under-23s this season The teenage sensation rejected advances from PSG, Bayern Munich and Barcelona to sign for Manchester United. Shoretire posting on Instagram wrote: 'It's a dream come true to sign my first professional contract for my boyhood club! Such a proud day for me and my family. 'Thank you to everyone at the club and to my family who have helped me get to this moment. Hard work continues!' A statement from the Reds Devils says; 'The 17-year-old will be looking to hone his talents behind the scenes and continue his development at the Red Devils in the coming months and years'.

Notice: ob_end_flush(): failed to send buffer of zlib output compression (0) in /home/gqbzggmy/public_html/wp-includes/functions.php on line 4757