Bundesliga: Bayern Munich win on opening day of season

Niklas Sule headed in the opener as two players scored on their Bundesliga debut for Bayern for the first time since 2007 - when Miroslav Klose and Luca Toni netted against Rostock

Bayern Munich benefitted from a historic video replay decision as they opened the Bundesliga season with a win against Bayer Leverkusen at a rain-soaked Allianz Arena. The defending champions, who are bidding for a sixth successive title, were given a second-half penalty after referee Tobias Stieler consulted the video assistant referee (VAR) system which has been introduced to the German ...

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Nicolai Muller: Hamburg winger celebrates goal and ruptures knee ligament

Nicolai Muller has played twice for Germany, and joined Hamburg in 2014 (Image credit: Getty Images)

Hamburg winger Nicolai Muller will miss the next seven months after he ruptured a knee ligament in celebrating a goal. Having scored eight minutes into Saturday’s 1-0 home win over Augsburg, Muller performed a series of helicopter whirls before launching himself into a jump as he punched the air. He landed awkwardly, and was clearly in pain as his team-mates ...

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Nuri Sahin relives attack on Borussia Dortmund team bus


Writing on The Players’ Tribune, Nuri Sahin relives the terrifying moment the Borussia Dortmund team bus was attacked earlier this year. “I have a ritual before every big Champions League match. Whether we’re at home or on the road I have lunch at the team hotel and then grab a coffee with a team-mate – usually Marcel Schmelzer. Then I go ...

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Dortmund suspend Ousmane Dembele ‘until further notice’


Borussia Dortmund have suspended forward Ousmane Dembele “until further notice”, three days after the club rejected a bid from Barcelona. The 20-year-old France international was fined and suspended until Monday for missing Thursday’s training, but the ban has been extended indefinitely. Dortmund met with Barcelona’s representatives but the Spanish club did not meet their valuation. The German club say that Dembele ...

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Barcelona target Ousmane Dembele suspended by Dortmund


Ousmane Dembele has been suspended by Borussia Dortmund after skipping training, with the Bundesliga club having turned down an offer from Barcelona for the winger earlier on Thursday. Dembele is being targeted as a replacement for Neymar, who left Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain last week in a record-shattering €222million deal. And the 20-year-old was absent from training without permission on ...

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Tony Baffoe joins Bundesliga Legends Network


Former Black Stars defender, Anthony Baffoe, has been chosen as one of 9 former Bundesliga players to be part of the newly-formed Bundesliga Legends Network. The launch of the initiative was done on Monday in Germany and the group of former players will be used to promote the Bundesliga’s brand and values around the world. Baffoe, now the General Secretary ...

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Renato Sanches ‘not satisfied’ at Bayern and open to exit


Renato Sanches has admitted he is “not satisfied” with his opportunities at Bayern Munich and might look to leave this summer. The 19-year-old impressed on Tuesday as Bayern beat Chelsea 3-2 in an International Champions Cup clash Singapore. However, he only made 17 Bundesliga appearances in his debut season with the German club and faces a challenge to force his way into ...

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Neuer replaces Lahm as Bayern’s captain


Germany goalkeeper and captain Manuel Neuer will replace Philipp Lahm as Bayern Munich’s skipper for next season, the Bundesliga champions’ chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has confirmed. “Our No 1 is the No 1 (choice) – Manuel Neuer,” Rummenigge told Munich daily newspaper TZ. “He is an established professional, who will take the armband from Philipp Lahm. “He has developed really well ...

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Mario Götze makes Borussia Dortmund comeback in friendly


Mario Götze made his long-awaited comeback from illness as Borussia Dortmund beat Japanese side Urawa Reds 3-2 in a friendly on Saturday. The 25-year-old came on in the 62nd minute as a replacement for Nuri Sahin, his first appearance since he was diagnosed with a “metabolic disturbance” back in February. Götze’s 2016/17 season was cruelly cut short by the disorder, ...

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James joins Bayern from Real Madrid

Real Madrid playmaker James Rodriguez has signed for Bayern Munich on a two-year loan deal. Rodriguez will have a medical with the German giants before completing his move to the Allianz Arena. Bayern will also have an option to buy the Colombia international permanently at the end of the loan deal on June 30, 2019. Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge expressed ...

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