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‘Bellingham plays like a man’ – Hazard impressed by Dortmund prodigy’s debut performance
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‘Bellingham plays like a man’ – Hazard impressed by Dortmund prodigy’s debut performance

The BVB winger had positive things to say about the impressive performance from English talent New Borussia Dortmund talent Jude Bellingham has made an impression on team-mate Thorgan Hazard, with the Belgian admitting the teenager 'plays like a man'. The 17-year-old became Dortmund's youngest scorer in their history with his goal on debut in the 5-0 DFB-Pokal victory over Duisburg on Monday. Bellingham only joined the Black and Yellows in July - choosing them ahead of Manchester United - in a deal worth €25 million (£23m/$29m) to his former club Birmingham City.
DFB Pokal: Fans Will Return To Stadium In Mid-september During German Cup
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DFB Pokal: Fans Will Return To Stadium In Mid-september During German Cup

German football federation (DFB), has announced that fans will be able to return to see matches at Stadium in Germany starting in Mid-September during the German Cup first-round match. Matches in Germany have been played behind closed doors since the professional game restarted in May following the coronavirus lockdown. AllNews reports that Germany was the first top 5 league to resume the football after the coronavirus break and they are also at the forefront with fans back at Stadium, if it is successful like with the leagues, others might be inclined to follow suit. "In the third division, the German Cup and women's matches, the number of spectators... must be decided by each club in agreement with local health authorities," the DFB said in a statement. "This means that i...
‘I haven’t hit my peak yet’ – Bayern’s Lewandowski targets playing career well beyond 35 years old
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‘I haven’t hit my peak yet’ – Bayern’s Lewandowski targets playing career well beyond 35 years old

Robert Lewandowski says the Ballon d'Or is not his focus but that "anything is possible" when it comes to winning the award, while insisting that his best years are still ahead of him. The Bayern Munich striker has never been in the top three for football's most prestigious individual prize, his best record coming when he finished fourth in the standings in 2015. The 31-year-old is likely to be in the running for the 2020 prize, though, having scored 45 goals in all competitions to put Bayern on the brink of another Bundesliga title. Should Hansi Flick's side also win the DFB-Pokal and Champions League this term, Lewandowski would be a strong candidate to become just the second player other than Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to win the award since 2007. "I was at the a...
Hertha defender Torunarigha sent off after receiving racist abuse
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Hertha defender Torunarigha sent off after receiving racist abuse

Hertha Berlin defender Jordan Torunarigha was sent off for an emotional reaction in the DFB-Pokal defeat at Schalke on Tuesday only minutes after club officials informed the referee of racial slurs against the 22-year-old. Schalke bounced back from a two-goal deficit to reach the German cup quarterfinals in extra time with a 3-2 win against Hertha. But the victory was overshadowed by a racist incident in the stands of the Veltins Arena. In the second half, Hertha defender Torunarigha was reportedly subjected to monkey chants from the Schalke supporters. Although the incident has yet to be confirmed, pictures show the 22-year-old visibly affected and comforted by his teammates. Torunarigha was shown a second yellow card by referee Harm Osmers 10 minutes into extra-time when he wa...
Ivan Perisic Joins Bayern Munich On Loan
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Ivan Perisic Joins Bayern Munich On Loan

FC Bayern have signed Croatia international Ivan Perišić. The World Cup runner up will join the club on loan from Inter Milan with immediate effect. Bayern Munich sign Croatia winger Ivan Perisic on an initial one-year loan. He joins FC Bayern on loan with option to buy. Perišić: "I am very happy to be back in Germany. Bayern is one of the biggest clubs in Europe. We want to attack not only in the Bundesliga and in the DFB Pokal, but also in the Champions League"
Bayern Munich 3 RB Leipzig 0: Lewandowski’s brace helps secure domestic double
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Bayern Munich 3 RB Leipzig 0: Lewandowski’s brace helps secure domestic double

Bayern Munich secured a domestic double for the first time since the 2015-16 season as they beat RB Leipzig 3-0 in the DFB-Pokal final. Robert Lewandowski's double and a thumping finish from Kingsley Coman ensured Bayern Munich beat RB Leipzig 3-0 to win the DFB-Pokal and complete a domestic double in Niko Kovac's first season. Having secured a seventh straight Bundesliga title last time out, Bayern went ahead against a resilient Leipzig - featuring in their first ever major final - thanks to Lewandowski's wonderful 29th-minute header. Things would have been different if not for Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, who on his return from injury pulled off a pair of fantastic stops to deny Yussuf Poulsen and Emil Forsberg.
We are not playing Monopoly here’ – Hoeness says Bayern won’t exceed Hernandez’s €80m transfer fee
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We are not playing Monopoly here’ – Hoeness says Bayern won’t exceed Hernandez’s €80m transfer fee

The Bundesliga champions do not plan to go past the amount they paid for Lucas Hernandez this summer, though more additions are planned Bayern Munich will not exceed the €80 million (£70m/$90m) mark again in a single transfer fee this summer, according to club president Uli Hoeness. The Bundesliga champions secured their seventh straight title on Saturday with a 5-1 victory over Eintracht Frankfurt at the Allianz Arena. Bayern can still secure a domestic double with win over RB Leipzig in the DFB-Pokal final next week, but this season has been seen as a transition year for the club.
Tuchel, Wenger And The Coaches Who Could Replace Emery As PSG Boss
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Tuchel, Wenger And The Coaches Who Could Replace Emery As PSG Boss

The inevitable was confirmed on Friday, when Unai Emery admitted that he will leave Paris Saint-Germain at the end of the season. There was no indication as to whether the Spaniard jumped or was pushed, but regardless, the Ligue 1 champions have to find themselves a new coach to lead them into the 2018-19 season. With a squad containing the likes of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, they should prove to be an attractive proposition for any incoming coach, although the stakes are high; failure to reach at least the Champions League semi-finals will leave Emery's successor vulnerable to the chop. A variety of coaches have been linked with the role, and here Goal looks at those who are the five front-runners for the position... CARLO ANCELOTTI His spell in charge began in inauspicious circ...
Lewandowski: I Used Ice Hockey Trick To Score Against Leverkusen
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Lewandowski: I Used Ice Hockey Trick To Score Against Leverkusen

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has explained that his goal against Bayer Leverkusen on Tuesday owes much to watching ice hockey players. The Poland international scored his 37th of the season with a deft touch to deflect a shot from Javi Martinez beyond Bernd Leno and into the net. His effort arrived just three minutes into the DFB Pokal semi-final, which Bayern claimed by a 6-2 margin, with the poacher adding another shortly afterwards following a Franck Ribery cross. “I know this trick from the scorers in ice hockey,” the 29-year-old admitted to Bild. “I’ve done it three or four times, getting a slight deflection to score. You need good timing, a good attitude and a good position. “It makes it much more difficult for the opponents and especially the goalkeeper, a sl...
Mohamed Salah Named 2017 African Player Of The Year
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Mohamed Salah Named 2017 African Player Of The Year

Egypt international Mohamed Salah has been named 2017 Caf African Player of the Year award. Salah takes home the award for the first time ever, as he managed to defeat competition from fellow finalists Sadio Mane and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at the awards ceremony in Accra. The 25-year-old turned in a stunning campaign for Liverpool in 2017 as he scored 17 goals in 21 games after joining the English Premier League side from AS Roma. On the international scene, he helped Egypt to a second place finish at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations, including goals against Ghana and Burkina Faso. His brace against Congo in October helped the Pharaoh qualify for their first Fifa World Cup since 1990 to round off a sensational year. Aubameyang, meanwhile, scored an incredible 31 goals in 32 appearance...
Liverpool Future Signing Keita Defended After Third Red Card In Seven Matches
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Liverpool Future Signing Keita Defended After Third Red Card In Seven Matches

RB Leipzig coach Ralph Hasenhuttl believes Naby Keita is treated unfairly after the midfielder was sent off for the third time in seven games for club and country. Guinea international Keita, who will join Liverpool next summer, saw red for the third time in seven games for club and country as his side lost to Bayern Munich on Wednesday. The 22-year-old was sent off in the second half before Bayern claimed a 5-4 win on penalties after a 1-1 DFB-Pokal draw at Red Bull Arena. But Hasenhuttl felt Keita's red was unfair, with the midfielder having conceded five fouls, and been fouled as many times, the equal most of any player on the pitch. "I think Naby Keita got two yellow cards for two fouls. In my opinion, Naby got a yellow card for every first foul," he said. "Before he gets the firs...
Matthaus Backs Nagelsmann Over Tuchel As Bayern’s Long-Term Solution
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Matthaus Backs Nagelsmann Over Tuchel As Bayern’s Long-Term Solution

Lothar Matthaus believes Julian Nagelsmann is leading Thomas Tuchel in the race to replace Carlo Ancelotti at Bayern Munich. Bayern, third in the Bundesliga heading into Sunday's clash at Hertha Berlin, relieved Ancelotti of his duties following the 3-0 Champions League defeat to Paris Saint-Germain in midweek, with Willy Sagnol taking temporary charge of the Bavarians. Nagelsmann - whose Hoffenheim side sit second - has long been rumoured as a target for Bayern's hierarchy and Matthaus thinks they would pick the 30-year-old over former Borussia Dortmund boss Tuchel. "I believe that Nagelsmann is at the top," Matthaus told Sky. "He is the top candidate and the long-term solution. There will be contact between Bayern and Hoffenheim, and Bayern will want their number one target. "Until ...
Carlo Ancelotti Has Left His Role As Bayern Munich Manager
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Carlo Ancelotti Has Left His Role As Bayern Munich Manager

The move follows Bayern's 3-0 humbling at the hands of Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday -- their biggest Champions League group-stage defeat in 21 years. Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge warned there would be consequences following the defeat, with SportBild reporting on Thursday morning that a meeting was due to be held later in the day to discuss Ancelotti's future. Bayern assistant coach Willy Sagnol could reportedly take over from Ancelotti, who replaced Pep Guardiola as coach in 2016, while former Borussia Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel has also been linked with the role. Ancelotti won the Bundesliga title in his debut season at Bayern, but saw his side knocked out of the Champions League by Real Madrid at the quarterfinal stage and by Borussia Dortmund in the DFB Pokal semifinals. A...
Ribery Sees Kroos Quality In Bayern Team-Mate Rudy
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Ribery Sees Kroos Quality In Bayern Team-Mate Rudy

Franck Ribery has compared Sebastian Rudy to Real Madrid star Toni Kroos following his strong start to the season with Bayern Munich. Rudy, who joined on a free transfer in July after his contract expired at Hoffenheim, has impressed at the base of the Bundesliga champions' midfield in the absence of the retired Xabi Alonso. The 27-year-old set up Niklas Sule to open the scoring in the 3-1 win over Bayer Leverkusen and delivered strong displays in the DFB-Pokal thrashing of Chemnitzer and the DFL-Supercup penalty shoot-out win over Borussia Dortmund. And Ribery believes he brings the sort of qualities to the side that Kroos did during a hugely successful Bayern career before he joined Madrid in 2014. "I've always thought: good player, quiet, but not shy. He is not afraid when h...
‘I Wanted To Play Regularly’ – Dembele Explains Why He Delayed Barca Move
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‘I Wanted To Play Regularly’ – Dembele Explains Why He Delayed Barca Move

New that he turned down the chance to move to Camp Nou in 2016 as he did not feel he was ready for the Spanish giants.Dembele became the highest-profile transfer of the summer window for the Blaugrana in August as he completed a deal worth €105 million from Borussia Dortmund.The move came after just one season in the Bundesliga, but Dembele in fact had the chance to join Barca in 2016 as he was making a name for himself at Rennes.The Catalans certainly would have shelled out less if the transfer had come 12 months ago, but the young France international is convinced he made the right decision."I'd been a professional at Rennes for just six months. Can you imagine? Just six months!" he told Sport when probed on why he rejected Barca's advances."Of course [it was too soon]. I wanted to lear...
CSL Club Move For Former Dortmund Boss Tuchel
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CSL Club Move For Former Dortmund Boss Tuchel

Former Borussia Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel could be set to return to management, with Chinese Super League club Tianjin Teda looking to appoint the 44-year-old.Goal understands that Tianjin Teda have been in contact with Tuchel in order to assess his interest in becoming the CSL club's new manager following the departure of Lee Lim-saeng.The 46-year-old South Korean resigned earlier this month after just four weeks in charge, with the team having lost eight of their past 11 games to plummet into the relegation zone.Despite leading Dortmund to the DFB Pokal in 2016-17, Tuchel was let go by the club at the end of the season following BVB's third place finish in the Bundesliga. Since his departure in May, Tuchel has been linked with numerous clubs including Bayer Leverkusen and Arsenal, whil...
‘It Wasn’t Always Easy’ Working Under Tuchel – Gotze
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‘It Wasn’t Always Easy’ Working Under Tuchel – Gotze

Mario Gotze says Borussia Dortmund have lots of room to improve under new head coach Peter Bosz following a difficult spell under Thomas Tuchel that “wasn’t always easy.” Gotze, 25, made his comeback for Borussia Dortmund in a friendly against Urawa Red Diamonds on Saturday, after over five months on the sidelines because of a metabolic illness. Having only returned to the Westfalenstadion from Bayern Munich in the summer of 2015, Gotze made just 16 appearances for the club before being ruled out for the rest of the season in late February. Speaking to Perform Media the Germany international looked back on a difficult season, not only for him but also the club, in which BVB’s team bus was attacked, their Sudtribune was shut down for one match because of fan trouble and after which...
Gotze To Return To Dortmund Training After Long Illness
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Gotze To Return To Dortmund Training After Long Illness

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Mario Gotze has confirmed he return to training on Friday following months on the sidelines with a metabolic disorder. Gotze, 25, made his most recent appearance for Dortmund in a draw at Mainz in January, and was diagnosed with the disorder around a month later. Following reports in recent weeks that the Germany international was back to full fitness, he wrote on Instagram: “During the last few months I have gone through a successful treatment and I am back on track now. “Tomorrow, I will start with the third stage of my recovery programme. This means I will complete the performance test and begin training with the team soon.” Gotze also thanked Dortmund CEO Aki Watzke and sporting director Michael Zorc for their trust in him “during this difficult...
United States’ Pulisic ‘Thankful’ For Tuchel’s Influence
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United States’ Pulisic ‘Thankful’ For Tuchel’s Influence

Borussia Dortmund and U.S. international midfielder Christian Pulisic expressed his gratitude to former manager Thomas Tuchel for the impact the coach had on his career. Tuchel and Dortmund parted ways back on May 30, completing a two-year run at the club. “I’m just very thankful for everything [Tuchel] did for me,” Pulisic said during a promotional event for Panini America on Monday. “It’s tough in professional sports when a coach has to go like this, especially after a pretty good season. But we’re excited to see who we get and I think the team will be just fine.” It was early in Tuchel’s tenure with BVB that he gave Pulisic his first experiences with Dortmund’s first team. Pulisic repaid that faith, becoming the youngest foreigner to score in the Bundesliga at 17 years, six mon...

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