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Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski celebrates.(REUTERS)

Explosive Bayern put seven past Bochum to take over at the top

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON SEP 18, 2021 09:38 PM IST
The Bavarians, who lead on 13 points from five games a point ahead of VfL Wolfsburg who play on Sunday, killed off the game in the first half and never took their foot off the gas.
Erling Haaland to Bayern Munich would be ‘perfect’, German national team currently in a transition phase: Claudio Pizarro(TWITTER/CLAUDIO PIZARRO)
Erling Haaland to Bayern Munich would be ‘perfect’, German national team currently in a transition phase: Claudio Pizarro(TWITTER/CLAUDIO PIZARRO)

Haaland to Bayern would be ‘perfect’, German team in a transition phase: Pizarro

By Shivansh Gupta, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 15, 2021 08:20 AM IST
Bayern Munich legend Claudio Pizarro talks about transfer window speculations involving Robert Lewandowski and Erling Haaland and also explains why the German national team hasn't been able to live up to the expectations since the 2014 World Cup triumph.
Bayern Munich beat Barcelona 3-0(REUTERS)
Bayern Munich beat Barcelona 3-0(REUTERS)

Bayern Munich beat Barcelona 3-0 for 1st loss of post-Messi era

AP | , Barcelona
PUBLISHED ON SEP 15, 2021 08:07 AM IST
Thomas Müller scored a goal and Robert Lewandowski added two more to help Bayern ease to a 3-0 victory at Camp Nou in their Champions League opener.
Bayern signs Leipzig captain Marcel Sabitzer, weakens rival(AP)
Bayern signs Leipzig captain Marcel Sabitzer, weakens rival(AP)

Bayern signs Leipzig captain Marcel Sabitzer, weakens rival

AP |
PUBLISHED ON AUG 30, 2021 10:07 PM IST
  • Bayern Munich signed Austria attacking midfielder Marcel Sabitzer from Leipzig on Monday, boosting its own squad while weakening its closest rival in the Bundesliga last season.
Jerome Roussillon fires Wolfsburg top of Bundesliga(AP)
Jerome Roussillon fires Wolfsburg top of Bundesliga(AP)

Jerome Roussillon fires Wolfsburg top of Bundesliga

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON AUG 29, 2021 11:33 PM IST
VfL Wolfsburg's defender Jerome Roussillon struck the only goal as they beat visitors RB Leipzig 1-0 to go top of the Bundesliga table ahead of the international break.
Bundesliga: Taiwo Awoniyi scores winner for Union Berlin to beat Gladbach 2-1(AP)
Bundesliga: Taiwo Awoniyi scores winner for Union Berlin to beat Gladbach 2-1(AP)

Bundesliga: Taiwo Awoniyi scores winner for Union Berlin to beat Gladbach 2-1

AP |
PUBLISHED ON AUG 29, 2021 10:14 PM IST
Former Liverpool striker Taiwo Awoniyi scored a brilliant goal to help Union Berlin upset Borussia Mönchengladbach 2-1 for its first Bundesliga win of the season on Sunday.
Leverkusen hammer hapless Augsburg to go top of Bundesliga(AP)
Leverkusen hammer hapless Augsburg to go top of Bundesliga(AP)

Leverkusen hammer hapless Augsburg to go top of Bundesliga

Reuters |
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2021 09:53 PM IST
Bayern Leverkusen had plenty of help as they won 4-1 away to Augsburg on Saturday to go top of the Bundesliga table, with the hapless home side gifting them two own goals in the opening 14 minutes.
Bayern Munich's Serge Gnabry scores during the German Bundesliga soccer match against Cologne(AP)
Bayern Munich's Serge Gnabry scores during the German Bundesliga soccer match against Cologne(AP)

Gnabry double helps Bayern to beat Cologne 3-2 for first win of season

Reuters | , Munich
PUBLISHED ON AUG 22, 2021 11:42 PM IST
Gnabry thundered the ball past Cologne goalkeeper Timo Horn in the 71st minute of the contest at the Allianz Arena to settle his team's nerves, after the visitors had struck through Anthony Modeste and Mark Uth to make it 2-2.
Freiburg's Roland Sallai, left, celebrates scoring with teammates.(AP)
Freiburg's Roland Sallai, left, celebrates scoring with teammates.(AP)

Freiburg deals demoralizing defeat to Dortmund in Bundesliga

AP |
PUBLISHED ON AUG 22, 2021 07:23 AM IST
  • Netherlands forward Donyell Malen made his first start for Dortmund, but it was a bad beginning overall for the visitors in Freiburg.
Bundesliga: Unstoppable Erling Haaland leads Dortmund to 5-2 rout of Frankfurt(REUTERS)
Bundesliga: Unstoppable Erling Haaland leads Dortmund to 5-2 rout of Frankfurt(REUTERS)

Unstoppable Haaland leads Dortmund to 5-2 rout of Frankfurt

AP |
PUBLISHED ON AUG 15, 2021 08:23 AM IST
  • Erling Haaland was involved in every goal Saturday as he led Dortmund to a 5-2 rout of Eintracht Frankfurt in their Bundesliga opener.
The players and team members from FC Bayern Munich women soccer team celebrate after winning the German women Bundesliga championship(AP)
The players and team members from FC Bayern Munich women soccer team celebrate after winning the German women Bundesliga championship(AP)

Bayern Munich wins women's Bundesliga, ends Wolfburg's reign

PTI | , Munich
PUBLISHED ON JUN 06, 2021 10:28 PM IST
An own-goal from Laura Störzel and a last-minute goal from Lea Schüller — set up by Simone Laudehr in her final game before retirement — ensured Bayern finished the season with 61 points.
File Photo: Mark van Bommel(Twitter)
File Photo: Mark van Bommel(Twitter)

Dutch coach Van Bommel takes over at VfL Wolfsburg

Reuters |
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2021 07:07 PM IST
Bundesliga club VfL Wolfsburg on Wednesday appointed former Dutch international Mark van Bommel as their new head coach.
Robert Lewandowski of Bayern Munich. (Twitter)
Robert Lewandowski of Bayern Munich. (Twitter)

Is Robert Lewandowski the best striker in the world?

UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2021 08:49 PM IST
  • This season, with a last-gasp goal, the Polish forward broke a record once deemed untouchable.
Dortmund's Erling Haaland, second right, celebrates with teammates after scoring his side's third goal during the German Bundesliga match.(AP)
Dortmund's Erling Haaland, second right, celebrates with teammates after scoring his side's third goal during the German Bundesliga match.(AP)

Haaland double earns Dortmund win over Leverkusen in season finale

Reuters | , Dortmund
PUBLISHED ON MAY 22, 2021 10:50 PM IST
Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland scored twice as his team beat Bayer Leverkusen 3-1 on Saturday to finish the season in third place.
File Photo of Gerardo Seoane(Twitter)
File Photo of Gerardo Seoane(Twitter)

Bayer Leverkusen hires Seoane as coach starting next season

AP |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 19, 2021 03:38 PM IST
  • Gerardo Seoane, who won a third straight Swiss league title with Young Boys, signed a three-year contract
File Photo fo FC Union Berlin players,(REUTERS)
File Photo fo FC Union Berlin players,(REUTERS)

Union Berlin gets permission to have 2,000 fans at last game

AP |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 17, 2021 10:04 PM IST
  • Union Berlin has been granted permission to have about 2,000 fans attend its home game against Leipzig on Saturday for its final Bundesliga game of the season.
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - World Cup Qualifiers Europe - Group I - Poland v Andorra - Polish Army Stadium, Warsaw, Poland - March 28, 2021 Picture taken March 28, 2021 Poland's Robert Lewandowski reacts after sustaining an injury as Andorra's Cristian Martinez looks on REUTERS/Aleksandra Szmigiel/File Photo(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - World Cup Qualifiers Europe - Group I - Poland v Andorra - Polish Army Stadium, Warsaw, Poland - March 28, 2021 Picture taken March 28, 2021 Poland's Robert Lewandowski reacts after sustaining an injury as Andorra's Cristian Martinez looks on REUTERS/Aleksandra Szmigiel/File Photo(REUTERS)

Bayern's Lewandowski ruled out for four weeks with knee injury

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 30, 2021 10:36 PM IST
Lewandowski sustained the injury in Poland's World Cup qualifying win over Andorra on Sunday, ruling him out of their match against England on Wednesday, and had scans on Monday.
Hertha Berlin's Hungarian head coach Pal Dardai (2L) speaks with Hertha Berlin's Brazilian forward Matheus Cunha (L) during substitution during the German first division Bundesliga football match between Hertha Berlin and Bayer Leverkusen in Berlin on March 21, 2021. - Hertha Berlin won the match 3-0. (Photo by ANNEGRET HILSE / POOL / AFP) / DFL REGULATIONS PROHIBIT ANY USE OF PHOTOGRAPHS AS IMAGE SEQUENCES AND/OR QUASI-VIDEO(AFP)
Hertha Berlin's Hungarian head coach Pal Dardai (2L) speaks with Hertha Berlin's Brazilian forward Matheus Cunha (L) during substitution during the German first division Bundesliga football match between Hertha Berlin and Bayer Leverkusen in Berlin on March 21, 2021. - Hertha Berlin won the match 3-0. (Photo by ANNEGRET HILSE / POOL / AFP) / DFL REGULATIONS PROHIBIT ANY USE OF PHOTOGRAPHS AS IMAGE SEQUENCES AND/OR QUASI-VIDEO(AFP)

Hertha beats Leverkusen 3-0 to leave Bundesliga drop zone

AP | , Berlin
PUBLISHED ON MAR 21, 2021 10:44 PM IST
Bosz, who has been in charge at Leverkusen since January 2019, has seen his team claim just four wins from 17 games this year, with 10 defeats including losses that knocked Leverkusen out of the Europa League and German Cup.
Leipzig's head coach Julian Nagelsmann with Alexander Sorloth: File photo(AP)
Leipzig's head coach Julian Nagelsmann with Alexander Sorloth: File photo(AP)

Leipzig closing in on Bayern Munich in German title race

AP |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 11:01 PM IST
The team coached by Julian Nagelsmann has cut the gap on the leaders from seven points to two over the last month, taking advantage of Bayern dropping points against Arminia Bielefeld and Eintracht Frankfurt following the Club World Cup.
FILE PHOTO: Bayern Munich's David Alaba(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Bayern Munich's David Alaba(REUTERS)

David Alaba to leave Bayern Munich after 13 years

AP |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 16, 2021 09:44 PM IST
The announcement came two days after Bayern signed French defender Dayot Upamecano from Leipzig on a five-year contract.
Eintracht Frankfurt beat Cologne 2-0(Twitter)
Eintracht Frankfurt beat Cologne 2-0(Twitter)

Frankfurt stretches unbeaten run with 2-0 win over Cologne

AP |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 14, 2021 11:19 PM IST
Goals from André Silva and Evan Ndicka in the second half gave Frankfurt its seventh win from eight games in 2021 and stretched the side’s unbeaten run in the league to 10 games.
Bayern Munich's German forward Thomas Mueller celebrates after scoring. (Getty Images)
Bayern Munich's German forward Thomas Mueller celebrates after scoring. (Getty Images)

Bayern go four points clear with scrappy 2-1 win over Freiburg

Reuters | , Munich, Germany
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2021 10:23 PM IST
  • Bayern, who conceded a goal for the 11th straight league game and were far from impressive, are now on 36 points.
Bayern Munich's players leave the pitch after losing in a penalty shootout following extra time during the German Cup, second round football match between Holstein Kiel and FC Bayern Munich in Kiel(AFP)
Bayern Munich's players leave the pitch after losing in a penalty shootout following extra time during the German Cup, second round football match between Holstein Kiel and FC Bayern Munich in Kiel(AFP)

Bayern defence a source of concern ahead of flying Freiburg visit

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 14, 2021 02:25 PM IST
Previous encounters between Bundesliga heavyweights Bayern, who are chasing a record-extending ninth straight league crown, and minnows Freiburg would normally be a footnote to the campaign but things are different this time.
Bayern Munich's Jerome Boateng, Thomas Muller, Kingsley Coman, Leon Goretzka and Alphonso Davies celebrate with the trophy after winning the Bundesliga.(REUTERS)
Bayern Munich's Jerome Boateng, Thomas Muller, Kingsley Coman, Leon Goretzka and Alphonso Davies celebrate with the trophy after winning the Bundesliga.(REUTERS)

‘Bundesliga is the perfect fit for Indian fans’

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2020 04:35 PM IST
The Bundesliga features some of the biggest teams in the world including the current UEFA Champions League winner, FC Bayern München, along with Borussia Dortmund, RB Leipzig, FC Schalke 04 and VfL Wolfsburg.
General view as the players from both teams and officials line up on the pitch before a match.(Reuters)
General view as the players from both teams and officials line up on the pitch before a match.(Reuters)

Bundesliga ready for return of fans if authorities approve

By Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2020 09:18 PM IST
The health ministers of the individual German states are due to meet next week to discuss the matter and the new Bundesliga season starts on September 18.
A LED board showing the Bundesliga logo is reflected in a lens prior to a Bundesliga match.(Getty Images)
A LED board showing the Bundesliga logo is reflected in a lens prior to a Bundesliga match.(Getty Images)

German Bundesliga eyes September 18 start for 2020-21 season

By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2020 11:17 PM IST
The 2020-21 season has to end in time for the European Championship, which was pushed back a year amid the coronavirus pandemic and will start June 11, 2021.
Berlin’s Krzysztof Piatek in action with Leverkusen’s Jonathan Tah.(Reuters)
Berlin’s Krzysztof Piatek in action with Leverkusen’s Jonathan Tah.(Reuters)

Leverkusen slump to defeat at Hertha to drop out of top four

By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JUN 20, 2020 11:24 PM IST
Leverkusen had the hosts on the back foot from the start and went close through Kevin Volland and Kai Havertz.
Borussia Dortmund coach Lucien Favre celebrates with his Erling Braut Haaland and Giovanni Reyna after the match.(REUTERS)
Borussia Dortmund coach Lucien Favre celebrates with his Erling Braut Haaland and Giovanni Reyna after the match.(REUTERS)

Erling Haaland goals secure Bundesliga runner-up spot for Dortmund

BERLIN | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2020 10:02 PM IST
Bayern Munich, which wrapped up its eighth straight title by beating Werder Bremen on Tuesday, celebrated with a 3-1 win at home over Freiburg.
Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski celebrates scoring a goal.(Reuters)
Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski celebrates scoring a goal.(Reuters)

Record-breaking Lewandowski sparkles as Bayern beat Freiburg

By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2020 11:13 PM IST
Robert Lewandowski broke Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s record for most goals scored by a foreigner in the Bundesliga in a single season with his 33rd strike.
Bayern Munich players didn’t mind getting into a huddle during their match on Saturday.(REUTERS)
Bayern Munich players didn’t mind getting into a huddle during their match on Saturday.(REUTERS)

‘Touch and go’ in many ways as Europe plays ball again

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Bhargab Sarmah
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2020 11:20 PM IST
With leagues in England, Italy to begin, a look at new normal in football that Germany, Spain have thrown up.
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