Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has stressed that his side cannot go on a spending spree like Paris Saint-Germain to recruit the best players from across the globe. The Bavarian giants broke their transfer record earlier in the summer after they paid £37.35m to pursue Corentin Tolisso from French side Lyon.
Bayern Munich star Arturo Vidal is not keen on the switch to Chelsea as he prefers to remain in Germany until the end of the season, according to reports. Vidal wants to ignore the Premier League side and focus on the treble push at the Allianz Arena, especially with the new manager returning confidence to the team.
Antonio Conte’s side has been linked with a £32.5 million move for the Chilean box to box midfielder. Vidal worked with Conte whilst he was in charge at Juventus. The Italian coach seeks a reunion but the Bayern star is looking to see off the current season with his present employers rather than jump on the ship to Stamford Bridge this January.
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Jurgen Klopp has been at the helm of Liverpool since October of 2015 as the German tactician became the head coach of the English Premier League. During his 1st season in Anfield, Klopp was able to push Liverpool from the 8th spot to the 4th position which is a significantly positive difference.
It seems like the 50 year old manager is enjoying his time with the English outfit as he penned a 6 year long contract with Liverpool on July of 2016 which is expected to keep him at Anfield at least until 2022.
Since the inception of the UEFA Champions League which was over 60 years ago with a different name, English clubs have only been able to lift the prestigious European title on 12 occasions of the total 62 times which have been completed.
Of the past decade, English clubs have not really made any kind of impact or influence in the UEFA Champions League.
The last time that an English team won the UEFA Champions League was back during the season of 2011-12 when Chelsea overcame Bayern Munich in a penalty shoot-out.
From there on out, England has struggled marking their name in European football while Spain has taken charge with Real Madrid and Barcelona emerging as extremely dominating forces.
Even Italy is beginning to rise in recent times with Juventus finishing as runners-up in the 2014-15 and the 2016-17 season.
Despite of this lack of power from English clubs, Carlo Ancelotti appears to be worried by them as the head coach of Bayern Munich said: Continue reading “Ancelotti believes that the Champions League will be more difficult”
Premier League side Arsenal got one back after suffering recent heavy defeats against the German Bundesliga champs. Both sides met in Shanghai at the International Champions Cup.
The Gunners won the game even as some players missed it due to food poisoning. Per Mertesacker and Olivier Giroudwere ruled out but the FA Cup champs won the game nonetheless after a penalty shootout.
Recent addition SeadKolasinac, Aaron Ramsey and Theo Walcott played through the game despite their illness. Coach Arsene Wenger attributed the illnesses to “a little virus in the camp.”
The Bavarians went ahead through star striker Robert Lewandowski less than ten minutes into the game. Arsenal had to fight hard to get a last gasp equalizer in the 93rd minute through Nigeria international Alex Iwobi.
Arsenal stars riled at the scorching temperature especially since they moved from Australia where it was cold. The Arsenal side, whichlost 5-1 in their last two games against the German football giants, played a 1-1 draw in regular time and then sub keeper Emiliano Martinez became the shootout hero as they cruised to a 3-2 win.
Martinez saved efforts from David Alaba and Juan Bernat to give his side the advantage in the shootout. Ramsey, Nacho Montreal and Iwobi scored theirs for Arsenal to lift the trophy. Continue reading “ARSENAL DEFEAT BAYERN MUNICH IN PRE-SEASON FRIENDLY”
Joshua Kimmich denies that one of his main intentions at Confederations Cup will be to show Carlo Ancelotti how good he is.
As per Kimmich, there is no need for him to show his potential to Ancelotti because the Italian already has a fair idea about it. He has seen him at Bayern for one full season and he is aware of his qualities. He is also aware of the fact that he can be quite a versatile player.
A few weeks back, Kimmich had expressed his frustration at being kept out of the starting line-up of Munich way too often in the recently finished season and had joked that he was ready to even keep the goals for the team if that could get him a starting spot.
Reverting back to that statement, Kimmich admits that he was definitely not happy with how many games he got to start, but, he is hopeful that going into the future, he will get to feature in the starting line-up more number of times. Continue reading “Joshua Kimmich denies proving Carlo Ancelotti’s Strength this Season”
The draw for the quarter-finals of this season of the Champions League was completed a few days ago and Bayern Munich was pitted against Real Madrid in a match which will be the most anticipated one out of these entire quarter-final stages as 2 titans will be locking horns on April 12 of 2017.
Even though Real Madrid is one of the favorites of winning the European competition as the Spanish club has a squad which is filled with highly-rated and ambitious players that are eager to defend their Champions League title as they are the current champions and have the incredible difficult task of keeping hold of it and winning it for a 2nd successive year.
Despite all of this, manager of Bayern Munich Carlo Ancelotti does not appear to be worried and the Italian coach is instead excited about being able to face-off with the club that he used to coach.
“Real are world champion, Champions League holders with a fantastic team, players and trainer. It’s a special game for me and I’m excited by the prospect of facing Real Madrid. In modern football, every team knows everything about each other. This isn’t a topic for me. I know everything youneed to know about every team in Europe, not only Real Madrid. There’s no advantage’’ Continue reading “Carlo Ancelotti is thrilled to face his former club Real Madrid”
English Premier League giant Chelsea have lost out in the race to sign 21-year old rising star Niklas Sule to German champions Bayern Munich, according to reports from the transfer market.
The starlet has been crucial to Hoffenheim’s unbeaten record this campaign. He decided to join the top German side in spite of serious interests from the Blues.
Antonio Conte wanted the talented defender to join the backline at Stamford Bridge amidst concerns of an aging block of defenders. John Terry is poised to end his stay at Chelsea this season and he is 36 years already. Gary Cahill is 31 while David Luiz is 29, meaning Chelsea have to think ahead if they want to continue their recent successes in the Premier League.
Bayern got the player for a reported £17.5 million after impressing Carlo Ancelotti. He has been central to Hoffenheim’s fifth place position in the Bundesliga and their record of being the only side yet to lose a game. The 6ft5in placed already had a bid for him rejected but Chelsea remained adamant. The loss of Leonardo Bonucci – who agreed to a new deal with Italian champions Juventus recently – strengthened the resolve of the former Italy national team manager to get the player. Continue reading “CHELSEA LOSE SULE TO BAYERN MUNICH”
The United States of America have sacked their national team coach in a bid to revamp their bid for the 2018 World Cup set to hold in Russia.
Fifty two year old German Jurgen Klinsmann has been the coach since he took over in 2011. However, with the US lying bottom of a World Cup qualifying group of 6, the ex-Germany international was relieved of his duties.
The US Soccer president Sunil Gulati has said that he remains optimistic of their chances in making Russia 2018, despite placing below the likes of Honduras, Panama and others in their qualifying campaign.
“We remain confident we have quality players to help us advance to Russia 2018. But the form and growth of the team up to this point left us convinced that we need to go in a different direction,” Gulati said.
“With the next qualifying match in late march, we have several months to refocus. We need to determine the best way forward to ensure a successful journey to qualify for our eighth consecutive World Cup,” he added.
After Englishman Sam Allardyce was relieved of his appointment as the Three Lions boss, Klinsmann was one of the top persons speculated to take up the role. The former Spurs player achieved a decent record during his time as the US national team manager, until the recent poor run. The retired German football player won the World Cup himself in 1990. He was impressive for the German national team side in 2006, but he could not quite reach such levels in the United States.
Bruce Arena is the man touted to take over. Arena is a former US coach – from 1998 to 2006 – and has experience managing LA Galaxy – a top MLS side. Arena would have a tough job at ensuring the US play in Russia in 2018.
Bayern Munich, having won their last Champions league match, have advanced to the knockout phase of the tournament this term.
In the match against PSV Eindhoven on Tuesday, Bayern was able to upturn the 1 goal deficit and win the game by a goal margin.
Bayern Munich’s star striker, Robert Lewandoski was definitely the star player of the match as he scored twice to equalize and give his team mates the much needed lead. He had previously struck the woodwork twice before scoring the equalizer from the penalty kick.
The penalty kick which led to the equalizer, came in the 34th minute of the game after Andres Guardado, a PSV midfielder committed a handball within his own eighteen-yard box. The second goal came in the 73rd minute after a square ball received from David Alaba was deftly steered into the opponents net.
The win has this ensure that Bayern advances to nine points, holding the second position on the Group D table, while Atletico Madrid sits comfortably on the top of the League table with 12 points. Below, occupying the 3rd and 4th position are Rostov and PSV, each with just one point from four matches. Continue reading “BAYERN MUNICH ADVANCES TO LAST 16”