Bundesliga: Bayern Under Pressure To Deliver Against Leaders Dortmund

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Champions Bayern Munich are unusually with their backs to the wall as they travel to Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund on Saturday, with coach Niko Kovac quickly running out of time. The Bavarians, who have won the last six league titles in dominant fashion, have been far from impressive this season,…

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Bundesliga: Bayern Seek Wolfsburg Win To Stay In Touch With Leaders

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Bayern Munich’s trip to VfL Wolfsburg this weekend could represent one of the last chances for under-fire coach Niko Kovac to turn things around for the German champions, who have failed to win any of their previous three Bundesliga matches. A low-key appointment who took over at the start of…

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5 Things To Know About Bayern Munich’s New Manager Niko Kovac

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Niko Kovac has been chosen by Bayern Munich to lead the club in search of a seventh straight Bundesliga title, with his admirable work at Eintracht Frankfurt convincing the record German champions he is the man for the job. Here are 5 things to know about the Croatian 1 – A Berlin boy – Niko…

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#OYINBOTORCHLIGHT – BAYERN MUNICH’S RETIRING CAPTAIN PHILIPP LAHM: ‘I WANT TO TRY AND ENJOY MY FINAL WEEKS’

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Philipp Lahm will only get two more chances to appear at the Allianz Arena in Bayern Munich colours. The south stand applauded and Lahm acknowledged the encouragement as he applauded them for their support in the pouring Munich rain after the 3-2 DFB Cup semi-final defeat to Borussia Dortmund. The Bayern captain no…

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#OYINBOTORCHLIGHT – BAYERN NO.1 MANUEL NEUER SET TO FACE REAL MADRID AFTER SURGERY

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Bayern Munich head coach Carlo Ancelotti says he is “100 per cent sure” that goalkeeper Manuel Neuer will be fit to face Real Madrid in next week’s UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg at the Allianz Arena. Neuer missed the 6-0 win over Augsburg after undergoing foot surgery on Friday, but is training individually…

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#OYINBOTORCHLIGHT – BAYERN EDGE PAST HAMBURG WITH LATE KIMMICH GOAL

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Champions Bayern Munich needed an 88th-minute winner by Joshua Kimmich to beat Hamburg SV 1-0 on Saturday and protect their three-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga. Strugglers Hamburg had battled hard to protect a goalless draw, hoping to end a three-game losing run, with goalkeeper Rene Adler making…

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#OYINBOTORCHLIGHT – BADSTUBER AND ROBBEN EARLY ARRIVALS AT BAYERN

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FC Bayern München’s pre-season training gets underway on 11 July, but centre-back Holger Badstuber and winger Arjen Robben have already hit the ground running. The two stars have reported back for training at Säbener Straße a week early as they look to continue their recovery from injuries which ruled them out for the back end of…

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#OYINBOTORCHLIGHT – ‘DOOR CLOSED ON LEWANDOWSKI, ALABA

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Bayern Munich have told Real Madrid to forget signing David Alaba and Robert Lewandowski, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge saying ‘the door is closed.’ Los Blancos have been linked to both Austria international Alaba and Poland’s Lewandowski but Rummenigge insists no players will leave the Allianz Arena without the club’s approval, and they…

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#OYINBOTORCHLIGHT – BAYERN RECOVER FROM MINI-SLUMP AHEAD OF JUVE TEST

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Bayern Munich are confident they have overcome a mini-crisis just in time for their Champions League round of 16 second leg against Juventus Tonight (Wednesday) as they chase a treble of titles this season. After conceding two second-half goals to draw 2-2 in Turin last month, Bayern’s near flawless season…

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#OYINBOTORCHLIGHT – MULLER AND ALCANTARA BAG BRACE AS BAYERN TRUMP WERDER BREMEN

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Thomas Mueller and Thiago Alcantara both netted twice as Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich warmed up for their crunch Champions League clash at home to Juventus by blitzing Werder Bremen 5-0 on Saturday. “People think it’s easy to win 5-0, but every game is like a final for us to stay…

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#OYINBOTORCHLIGHT – CLAUDIO PIZZARO TO RETURN TO BAYERN

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Scorer of 87 goals in nine seasons and over two spells with FC Bayern München, Claudio Pizarro is a living legend at the Allianz Arena. Now back at his other home in Germany, SV Werder Bremen, the 37-year-old returns to Munich this weekend in fine fettle. The Peruvian has scored five goals…

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#OYINBOTORCHLIGHT – BAYERN STAY FIVE CLEAR AFTER DORTMUND STALEMATE

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Bayern Munich remain five points clear of nearest Bundesliga rivals Borussia Dortmund after a goalless draw between Germany’s top two sides on Saturday. Bayern’s shock 2-1 defeat on Wednesday to Mainz their first loss at home this season meant Pep Guardiola’s Bayern came to second-placed Dortmund with their lead trimmed…

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#OYINBOTORCHLIGHT – BAYERN MUNICH, DORTMUND HELD TO SCORELESS DRAWS AND OTHER RESULTS

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No goals for Bayern or Dortmund on Saturday, as the top Bundesliga clubs fought tough matches against Leverkusen and Berlin, respectively. Elsewhere, Julian Draxler failed miserably in his return to Gelsenkirchen. Eintracht Frankfurt 2 – 4 VfB Stuttgart, Hannover 96 0 – 1 Mainz 05, Hertha Berlin 0 – 0…

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#Oyinbotorchlight – GÖTZE BACK IN TEAM TRAINING

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FC Bayern München have received a boost on the fitness front after Mario returned to team training. The Germany international has been sidelined for almost four months with a groin injury, but was able to train with his team-mates at Säbener Straße on Monday morning. Pep Guardiola also received similarly encouraging…

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BAYERN SET OFF FOR QATAR TRAINING CAMP AMID CRITICISM

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Bayern Munich flew off to their annual winter training camp in Qatar on Wednesday amid more controversy over their choice of venue. Politicians, human rights campaigners and their own fans have all criticised the Bavarians for choosing Qatar which has been widely criticised for its treatment of migrant workers. The…

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