Problems mounting for Bayern after worst start since 2010
BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich's problems are mounting after its worst start to the Bundesliga in nine years.
Saturday's 2-2 draw at struggling Augsburg followed a 2-1 loss at home to...
Bayern’s 1st loss of the season exposes old problems
BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich's first loss of the season has exposed old problems that a 7-2 rout of Tottenham had helped cover up only days before.
Bayern takes comfort after loss at Oktoberfest celebrations
MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich players, staff and their families put the team's first league defeat of the season behind them as they made their annual visit to Munich's famed Oktoberfest...
Bayern loses in Bundesliga for 1st time this season
BERLIN (AP) — Seven-time defending champion Bayern Munich lost for the first time in the Bundesliga this season, only four days after its 7-2 rout of Tottenham in the Champions...
Dortmund primed to challenge Bayern’s Bundesliga dominance
BERLIN (AP) — Borussia Dortmund has declared a challenge to end Bayern Munich's seven-year domination of the Bundesliga and is encouraged by signs of disharmony and unrest from the defending...
Bayern signs Croatia’s Ivan Perisic on loan from Inter Milan
MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich has signed Croatian winger Ivan Perisic on loan from Inter Milan for one season.
The Bundesliga champion says it has secured an option to sign the 30-year-old...
Bayern begins German Cup defense with 3-1 win over Cottbus
BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich began its German Cup defense on Monday with a 3-1 win at former Bundesliga side Energie Cottbus, which was relegated from Germany's third division last season.
MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich says James Rodriguez is leaving the club following his two-year loan from Real Madrid.
The Bavarian club had the option to sign James for a fixed price of 42...
MADRID (AP) — After a season without Cristiano Ronaldo and his goals, Real Madrid took a step toward filling that hole on Tuesday by signing Serbia forward Luka Jovic.
MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge says he didn't mean to harm Niko Kovac when he consistently failed to back the coach before the team won a domestic...
Despite double, Bayern coach Kovac waiting for assurances
BERLIN (AP) — Niko Kovac is the first to win a domestic double in Germany as a player and coach, yet it may not be enough to keep his job as Bayern Munich coach.
Bayern beats Leipzig 3-0 in German Cup final to seal double
BERLIN (AP) — Captain Manuel Neuer returned from six weeks out injured to help Bayern Munich complete a domestic double after beating Leipzig 3-0 in the German Cup final on Saturday.
Bayern’s history meets upstart Leipzig in German Cup final
BERLIN (AP) — Their histories, and lists of achievements, couldn't be more different.
Bayern Munich has won 54 major titles, while Leipzig has none. Bayern has been around for 119 years,...
Germany: Below-par Bayern Munich still too good for the rest
BERLIN (AP) — Even a below-par Bayern Munich side was just too good for the rest.
Bayern's record-extending seventh consecutive Bundesliga title confirmed the distance between the Bavarian...
Despite title chances, Bayern coach Kovac’s future uncertain
BERLIN (AP) — Despite leading Bayern Munich to the verge of two titles, Niko Kovac's future as coach remains up in the air.
Bayern can clinch the Bundesliga title at home against Eintracht...
Bayern beats Bremen 3-2 to reach German Cup final
BREMEN, Germany (AP) — Robert Lewandowski sent Bayern Munich into the German Cup final by scoring twice in a 3-2 win over Werder Bremen on Wednesday, including the winner in the 80th...
Bayern extends lead in Bundesliga to 4 points
MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich extended its lead in the Bundesliga to four points with a 1-0 win over Werder Bremen on Saturday.
Center back Niklas Sule scored in the 75th minute with Bayern's...
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 returns top of Bundesliga with 4-1 win in Duesseldorf
BERLIN (AP) — After fighting with teammate Robert Lewandowski in training, Kingsley Coman struck again with two goals to help Bayern Munich return to the top of the Bundesliga with a 4-1 win at...
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...
Dortmund hangs on to beat Mainz 2-1, reclaim Bundesliga lead
BERLIN (AP) — Jadon Sancho scored twice for Borussia Dortmund to return to the top of the Bundesliga with a nervy 2-1 win over Mainz on Saturday.
No consequences after Bayern teammates fight in training
MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich coach Niko Kovac says Robert Lewandowski and Kingsley Coman will not be punished after the teammates fought in training.
Borussia Dortmund at a loss after Bayern Munich rout
BERLIN (AP) — Borussia Dortmund captain Marco Reus couldn't explain it, coach Lucien Favre couldn't believe it, and chief executive Hans-Joachim "Aki" Watzke couldn't seem to do anything except...
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...
Lewandowski saves Bayern in 5-4 Cup win vs. Heidenheim
BERLIN (AP) — Robert Lewandowski came off the bench to help Bayern Munich avoid a massive upset in the German Cup quarterfinals, scoring late to secure a 5-4 victory over second-division...
Bayern held to draw, Dortmund seizes Bundesliga lead
BERLIN (AP) — Paco Alcacer scored twice in injury time for Borussia Dortmund to reclaim the Bundesliga lead with a 2-0 win over Wolfsburg while Bayern Munich was held in Freiburg to 1-1 on...
Bayern hits Wolfsburg for 6 to seize lead from Dortmund
BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich seized the Bundesliga lead from Borussia Dortmund by demolishing Wolfsburg 6-0 on Saturday.
"We are now where we wanted to be," Bayern coach Niko Kovac said. "We...
Bayern coach Niko Kovac criticizes Rafinha for speaking out
MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich coach Niko Kovac criticized Brazilian defender Rafinha on Thursday for complaining about a lack of playing time.
Bayern’s joy short-lived, problems remain in Bundesliga
BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich's time at the top was short-lived, and its problems remain.
Bayern temporarily moved into a tie for first place in the Bundesliga by beating Hertha Berlin 1-0 on...
Bayern turns up heat on Dortmund at top of Bundesliga
BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich increased the pressure on Borussia Dortmund with a 1-0 win over Hertha Berlin to move level on points with the Bundesliga leader on Saturday.
Bayern enduring its worst Bundesliga season in 7 years
Bayern Munich is putting together its worst Bundesliga performance in seven years.
A 3-1 loss at Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday was Bayern's fourth so far this campaign — as many as it had all of last season. Bayern hasn't lost so many games by the 20th round since Borussia Dortmund last won the title in 2012.
Bayern goalkeeper Neuer injures hand, out of Leverkusen game
MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich captain Manuel Neuer has been ruled out of the Bundesliga game at Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday.
Bayern says its 32-year-old goalkeeper injured his right hand in training on Friday and is remaining in Munich rather than traveling with the squad.
Bayern, the six-time defending champion, did not give the extent of Neuer's injury, nor an indication of how many games he will miss. Reserve goalkeeper Sven Ulreich will play in his place.
James entering decisive days at Bayern with future unclear
MUNICH (AP) — Leon Goretzka's emergence at Bayern Munich is bad news for James Rodriguez.
James, as he is known, watched from the bench Friday as Goretzka - playing in the Colombian's favored No. 10 position - scored two goals in Bayern's 3-1 victory at Hoffenheim.
"We did everything right with this decision," Bayern coach Niko Kovac told Eurosport. "We've stumbled onto something."
Bayern restarts with win to turn up heat on Dortmund
SINSHEIM, Germany (AP) — Bayern Munich got the Bundesliga back underway with a 3-1 win at Hoffenheim on Friday to deliver a statement of intent to leader Borussia Dortmund.
Robert Lewandowski sealed the victory late on to cut the gap on his former team to three points after 18 games. It was the defending champion's sixth league win in succession, stabilizing the side after an early-season wobble.
"We're the chasers and we want to hunt them," Bayern coach Niko Kovac said. "We want to be champions."
Bayern and Ajax thrill with 3-3 draw; Bayern tops Group E
AMSTERDAM (AP) — Nicolas Tagliafico scored a stoppage-time equalizer as Ajax salvaged a thrilling 3-3 draw against Bayern Munich that saw the German side top Champions League Group E.
South Korean youngster Jeong lifting gloom at Bayern Munich
BERLIN (AP) — Amid talk of a crisis at Bayern Munich, the emergence of midfielder Jeong Woo-yeong has provided a welcome development.
The 19-year-old South Korean made his Bayern debut in the 5-1 win over Benfica in the Champions League on Tuesday, becoming the first from his country to play for the Bavarian powerhouse.
Bayern routs Benfica 5-1 to advance in Champions League
MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich secured its place in the knockout stage of the Champions League with a 5-1 rout of Benfica on Tuesday, easing the pressure on coach Niko Kovac.
Arjen Robben and Robert Lewandowski both scored twice for the home side, ensuring Bayern qualified for the round of 16 with a game to spare in Group E.
Bayern no longer talking about 7th straight Bundesliga title
BERLIN (AP) — No one at Bayern Munich is talking about a seventh consecutive Bundesliga title anymore.
The club is back in crisis with coach Niko Kovac likely to pay the price for the team's failure to reinforce the squad in the offseason.
Bayern's 3-3 draw against relegation-threatened Fortuna Duesseldorf has left the defending champions nine points behind Borussia Dortmund after 12 matches.
Madrid, Bayern back in crisis as Champions League resumes
BERLIN (AP) — Real Madrid and Bayern Munich return to the Champions League on Tuesday in crisis mode after the latest setbacks in their domestic leagues.
Madrid, the three-time European defending champion, was humiliated 3-0 by Eibar in Spain on Saturday. The first defeat for new coach Santiago Solari renews debate over his team's ability to challenge for honors in its first season without Cristiano Ronaldo in nearly a decade.
Bayern draws after Lukebakio hat trick, Dortmund wins again
MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich's troubled Bundesliga season went from bad to worse on Saturday after a late collapse saw it draw 3-3 with Fortuna Duesseldorf, whose forward Dodi Lukebakio scored a hat trick.
The reigning German champion dropped nine points behind league leader Borussia Dortmund, which beat Mainz 2-1, while Leipzig's 10-game unbeaten run ended in defeat at Wolfsburg.
Dortmund comes from behind to beat Bayern 3-2, move 7 ahead
BERLIN (AP) — Paco Alcacer and Marco Reus helped Borussia Dortmund twice come from behind to open a seven-point lead on defending Bundesliga champion Bayern Munich with a 3-2 win on Saturday.
"It looks like a lot, feels like it, too," Bayern coach Niko Kovac said of the gap after his side's best performance in weeks. "But in football everything is possible."
Coach Joachim Loew leaves Boateng out of Germany squad
BERLIN (AP) — Germany coach Joachim Loew has left Jerome Boateng out of the squad for upcoming games against Russia and the Netherlands.
"I'm convinced that a break would also do him good," Loew said on Friday. "I told him that we also have a lot of alternatives for his position, especially with younger players."
Boateng said on Twitter he had "a very good and trusting conversation" with Loew and they decided he would have a break "to continue to work on my fitness in Munich."
Bayern drawn at Hertha Berlin in 3rd round of German Cup
BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich faces another trip to Hertha Berlin in the third round of the German Cup, while Borussia Dortmund was drawn against Werder Bremen on Sunday.
Bayern lost last season's cup final to Eintracht Frankfurt in Berlin's Olympiastadion in May, and then had its first league defeat of this season at Hertha Berlin in September.
Bayern has nervy 2-1 win over 4th-tier side in German Cup
BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich edged into the third round of the German Cup with a 2-1 win at fourth-tier SV Roedinghausen on Tuesday.
Bayern looked to be in control after early goals from Sandro Wagner and Thomas Mueller but was left hanging on after Linus Meyer pulled one back for the underdogs early in the second half.
Bayern coach Niko Kovac used up some time to see out the win by bringing on Meritan Shabani for Franck Ribery in the last minute.
Champions league: Bayern made to work for 2-0 win over AEK
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Bayern Munich exploited a brief lapse in AEK Athens' determined defense to score twice in two minutes for a 2-0 win in the Champions League, easing pressure on the Bundesliga champions and coach Niko Kovac.
Shaking off a mistake-prone first half, Javi Martinez and Robert Lewandowski struck in the 61st and 63rd minutes at the Olympic Stadium for Bayern's second victory in Group E, as AEK suffered its third defeat.
Many of Bayern’s international players return after losses
BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich coach Niko Kovac was hoping the international break would revitalize his players after four games without a win.
But the team's German contingent return following losses in the Netherlands and France, Robert Lewandowski's ill-luck with Poland continued with losses to Portugal and Italy, and Thiago Alcantara lost with Spain against England.
Only two of Bayern's internationals - James Rodriguez of Colombia and Renato Sanches of Portugal - picked up victories.
Bayern forgets league troubles with beers at Oktoberfest
MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich's players and coach temporarily put aside their problems on the field to visit the annual Oktoberfest celebrations on Sunday.
Wearing traditional leather trousers, players posed for photographs with their families, with women dressed in the dirndl dresses of the region.
Bayern coach Niko Kovac posed with chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge holding giant mugs of beer, but Kovac looked preoccupied with his job reportedly on the line ahead of the international break.
Bayern loses to ’Gladbach, Dortmund wins dramatic game 4-3
BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich slumped to another defeat in the Bundesliga as Borussia Moenchengladbach pounded the defending champion 3-0 on Saturday.
Meanwhile, Borussia Dortmund maintained its unbeaten start in dramatic fashion.
Bayern, beaten by Hertha Berlin last weekend, was bidding to end a three-game run without a win, but the latest loss will pile the pressure on Niko Kovac and call into question his ongoing tenure as coach.
Momentum switches from Bayern to Dortmund in Bundesliga
BERLIN (AP) — One week is all it took for Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund to, essentially, switch places.
Bayern is sliding into its first crisis under coach Niko Kovac after three games without a win, while Dortmund has taken the Bundesliga lead and maintained its unbeaten start with a 3-0 win over Monaco in the Champions League.
Bayern had started the season with seven wins in all competitions, but the team looks unsettled by the latest setbacks.
Hertha hands Bayern a 2-0 defeat on Niko Kovac’s return
BERLIN (AP) — Hertha Berlin defeated Bayern Munich 2-0 in the Bundesliga on Friday, dealing its former player Niko Kovac his first loss as coach of the German champion.
Kovac was part of Hertha's midfield with Pal Dardai - who is now Hertha's coach - from 2003 to 2006.
Dardai outwitted him this time, as veteran forward Vedad Ibisevic and league top-scorer Ondrej Duda struck in the first half to hand Bayern its first defeat in all competitions this season.