Dortmund starts Bundesliga campaign with 5-1 win v Augsburg
BERLIN (AP) — Borussia Dortmund began its bid to wrench the Bundesliga title from Bayern Munich with a 5-1 rout of Augsburg on Saturday.
Encouraged by Bayern's 2-2 draw with Hertha Berlin in...
Lewandowski questions Bayern’s transfer policy after defeat
DORTMUND, Germany (AP) — Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski is calling on the club to make high-profile signings that can have an immediate impact rather than players with...
MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has taken a swipe at defender Mats Hummels, who left the club to return to Borussia Dortmund last month.
DORTMUND, Germany (AP) — Former Germany defender Mats Hummels is returning to Borussia Dortmund from league rival Bayern Munich.
Dortmund said Wednesday it had "reached an agreement in...
DORTMUND, Germany (AP) — Borussia Dortmund coach Lucien Favre has extended his contract with the Bundesliga club by one year to 2021.
Favre has already been in charge for one season and...
MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer will miss about two weeks with a muscle fiber tear in his calf and defender Mats Hummels is out for a few days with a thigh strain.
Bayern and Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer injured again
DUESSELDORF, Germany (AP) — Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer faces another spell on the sidelines after going off injured in Bayern Munich's 4-1 Bundesliga win at Fortuna Duesseldorf on...
Riled Bayern routs Dortmund 5-0 to reclaim Bundesliga lead
BERLIN (AP) — Stung by recent criticism, Bayern Munich delivered a clear statement of intent on Saturday after reclaiming top spot in the Bundesliga with a 5-0 thrashing of former leader Borussia...
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Germany coach Joachim Loew made three new call-ups Friday to replace the Bayern Munich trio of Thomas Mueller, Mats Hummels and Jerome Boateng.
MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich took a swipe at Germany coach Joachim Loew on Wednesday for the manner and timing of his move to prematurely end the international careers of three of the club's...
Germany axes World Cup winners Mueller, Boateng, Hummels
BERLIN (AP) — In a continuing shake-up of Germany's national team following its woeful World Cup campaign, coach Joachim Loew on Tuesday axed the experienced trio of Thomas Mueller, Jerome Boateng...
Coman seals Bayern’s German Cup progress in extra time
BERLIN (AP) — Kingsley Coman sent Bayern Munich into the German Cup quarterfinals with an extra-time winner for a 3-2 victory at Hertha Berlin on Wednesday.
Despite dominating the game, Bayern was facing the prospect of penalties in front of some 75,000 fans at Berlin's Olympic Stadium until Hertha's defense failed to deal with a bobbling ball and Coman headed in from close range in the 98th minute.
Bayern draws 1-1 against Ajax in Champions League
MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich held on to a 1-1 draw against Ajax in the Champions League on Tuesday as the German team's recent wobbles continued.
Noussair Mazraoui scored for the visitors after Mats Hummels headed Bayern into an early lead, and the home side was fortunate to secure a point after Lasse Schone rattled the crossbar in injury time. Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer got his fingertips to the shot.
‘Dark day for German football’ after World Cup elimination
KAZAN, Russia (AP) — Everyone was waiting for Germany to score another late World Cup-saving goal.
It never came.
Instead, the Germans have become the fourth defending champions in the last five tournaments to be eliminated in the group stage following a 2-0 loss to South Korea on Wednesday.
The four-time champions allowed a pair of injury-time goals while knowing a 1-0 victory would have been enough to advance because of the result in the other group match.
Germany’s ‘golden generation’ primed for World Cup defense
BERLIN (AP) — Germany coach Joachim Loew is brimming with confidence just over three weeks before what he calls the country's "golden generation" begins its World Cup defense against Mexico.
"I have a very good feeling," Loew said at the team's training camp in South Tyrol, Italy. "I don't know what will happen with this golden generation after the tournament. It's possible there will be a break-up. But all the players are on fire for the World Cup."
Bayern beats Mainz 2-0 for 18-point Bundesliga lead
BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich continued its march to a record-extending sixth consecutive Bundesliga title by beating Mainz 2-0 on Saturday.
Second-placed Bayer Leverkusen was held at Freiburg to 0-0, and Schalke lost at home to relegation-threatened Werder Bremen 2-1, as Bayern increased its already commanding lead to 18 points with 13 games remaining.
Germany defender Boateng ruled out of England friendly
BERLIN (AP) — Germany defender Jerome Boateng has been ruled out of Friday's friendly against England because of muscular problems, and Toni Kroos' participation is in doubt.
The German soccer federation says Boateng's omission is a "precaution" cleared with coach Joachim Loew, and that the Bayern Munich defender may yet play in the team's friendly against France in Cologne the following Tuesday.
Bayern beats Dortmund away to go further clear in Bundesliga
BERLIN (AP) — Robert Lewandowski helped Bayern Munich win at Borussia Dortmund 3-1 to throw his former side into more turmoil on Saturday with its third defeat in four Bundesliga games without a win.
Bayern moved six points clear of Dortmund, which previously led the league after making its best-ever start, and stayed four points above Leipzig after extending Jupp Heynckes' record to seven wins from seven games across all competitions.
Bayern held again in 1st game since firing coach Ancelotti
BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich's crisis deepened Sunday as it was held to a 2-2 draw at Hertha Berlin in its first Bundesliga game since firing Carlo Ancelotti as coach.
Bayern, which was mauled 3-0 by Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League on Wednesday, let slip a two-goal lead for the second successive German league game and now finds itself five points behind leader Borussia Dortmund after just seven rounds.
Bayern forgets Bundesliga troubles with beer at Oktoberfest
MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich players forgot about their troubles in the Bundesliga for a few hours with a visit to the traditional Oktoberfest beer festival.
Wearing leather trousers and accompanied by partners in traditional Alpine dirndl dresses, players enjoyed 1-liter jugs of beer on Saturday in Munich.
Sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic says, "It's important for the players to be able to get their heads free sometimes."
Bayern stunned by Hoffenheim, Dortmund draw in Bundesliga
BERLIN (AP) — Hoffenheim stunned Bayern Munich 2-0 in the Bundesliga on Saturday, the second consecutive win at home over the defending champion overseen by coach Julian Nagelsmann.
Counterpart Carlo Ancelotti was left pondering how his side lost after 23 efforts at goal.
Germany, England win; Poland routed in World Cup qualifiers
GENEVA (AP) — Germany kept cruising toward the World Cup in Russia, England edged closer, and Poland's unbeaten run was decisively ended on Friday.
Germany's 2-1 win at the Czech Republic was the world champion's seventh straight win in qualifying and maintained its five-point lead over Northern Ireland atop Group C with three rounds left.
Hummels makes a splash with balcony stunt
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Mats Hummels is being reminded of his responsibilities as a Germany international after leaping from a balcony into a swimming pool.
The Bayern Munich defender posted a video on Instagram earlier this week of him jumping from the edge of the balcony ledge alongside a hashtag which, when split, read "Do not try this at home."
MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich signed French midfielder Corentin Tolisso for a Bundesliga-record of at least 41.5 million euros ($46.8 million) from Lyon on Wednesday.
The 22-year-old Tolisso signed a five-year deal, Bayern said, while Lyon announced the transfer fee and said that add-ons could see it increase by another 6 million euros ($6.8 million).
"I had a wonderful time at Lyon, and I'm very thankful for that. Now I'm really pleased to be at one of the best clubs in Europe," Tolisso said.
How Bayern claimed its 5th straight Bundesliga title
BERLIN (AP) — No team had ever won the Bundesliga more than three times in a row before Bayern Munich extended it to four last year.
Now make that five.
As expected, the Bavarian powerhouse extended its record with its fifth straight title Saturday, beating Wolfsburg 6-0 away to wrap up its 27th German championship overall with three games to go.
How did Bayern do it and what makes the club so dominant in Germany?
MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge is optimistic that defenders Mats Hummels and Jerome Boateng will be able to overcome injuries in time to face Real Madrid in the return leg of their Champions League quarterfinal on Tuesday.
Bayern, which needs to overturn a 2-1 defeat from last Wednesday's first leg in Munich, is confident Robert Lewandowski will be able to play after the Poland striker took a full part in training on Sunday.
Neuer back at Bayern training, concerns over Lewandowski
MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer returned to training on Monday, increasing the likelihood of him playing against Real Madrid on Wednesday.
Neuer, who underwent a minor operation on his left foot following a training-ground injury on March 29, missed Bayern's Bundesliga games against Augsburg, Hoffenheim, and Borussia Dortmund.
Bayern says the chances of Neuer facing Madrid in the first leg of their Champions League quarterfinal are "good."
High-flying Hoffenheim deals Bayern its 2nd Bundesliga loss
BERLIN (AP) — Andrej Kramaric's first-half strike was enough for Hoffenheim to beat Bayern Munich 1-0 as the Bundesliga leaders fell to just their second defeat of the season on Tuesday.
Kramaric let fly from distance after Mats Hummels failed to properly clear and Bayern reserve 'keeper Sven Ulreich was unable to keep the effort out, despite getting his hand to the ball in the 21st minute.
With Hoeness back in charge, Bayern returns to winning ways
BERLIN (AP) — With Uli Hoeness back in charge again, Bayern Munich bounced back from two straight defeats to beat Bayer Leverkusen 2-1 at home and keep pace with Bundesliga leader Leipzig on Saturday.
Hoeness, who returned as president the night before, watched as Thiago Alcantara and Mats Hummels scored to ease the pressure on coach Carlo Ancelotti with the side's first win in four games across all competitions.
Bayern looks unusually vulnerable as it slips from 1st place
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Eleven rounds into the season, four-time defending champion Bayern Munich looks unusually vulnerable after losing the Bundesliga lead to newcomer Leipzig.
Carlo Ancelotti's team fell to its first defeat of the season by going down 1-0 at Borussia Dortmund on Saturday and dropped three points behind undefeated Leipzig, the promoted team that has won six straight.
Leipzig a title contender? Some at Bayern think so
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — If Mats Hummels, Bayern Munich's experienced defender and World Cup winner, is to be believed, Bundesliga newcomer Leipzig could be a title contender.
Youngest Bundesliga coach frustrates Bayern with Hoffenheim
BERLIN (AP) — The youngest coach in the Bundesliga is showing the others how it's done.
Julian Nagelsmann, who is only 29, led Hoffenheim to a 1-1 draw at Bayern Munich on Saturday, matching his side's club-record unbeaten run and staying within four points of the league leader.
"We're going there to be successful," Nagelsmann declared bullishly before the trip to Munich, though he also needed some luck with both Mats Hummels and Thomas Mueller hitting the post late for a tired-looking Bayern.
Bayern Munich toils to win, Dortmund flying in Bundesliga
BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich conceded for the first time and labored to maintain its winning start to the Bundesliga while Borussia Dortmund underlined its title credentials with another rout on Saturday.
Rafinha sealed Bayern's 3-1 home win over Ingolstadt after the visitors missed a host of chances to equalize, while Dortmund thrashed Darmstadt 6-0 to follow Wednesday's 6-0 win over Legia Warsaw in the Champions League.
German lack of options exposed in Euro 2016 defeat to France
MARSEILLE, France (AP) — Germany's failure to beat France in the semifinal of the European Championship exposes its lack of strength in depth with young players failing to bridge a generation gap after its World Cup win.
Left back Philipp Lahm, central defender Per Mertesacker and record goal-scorer Miroslav Klose all retired after Germany's 2014 World Cup win in Brazil, leading to a noticeable drop in the side's quality, evident from the very first qualifying games for...