MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich record signing Lucas Hernandez is still working on his recovery from a knee operation but hopes to be fit for the new season.
Lahm to become head organizer of Euro 2024 if Germany hosts
BERLIN (AP) — The German soccer federation says Philipp Lahm will be the head organizer of the 2024 European Championship if the country wins the right to host the tournament.
UEFA will decide on Sept. 27 whether Germany or Turkey will host the tournament.
As a player, Lahm was the captain of the national team when Germany won the 2014 World Cup title.
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 wins Bundesliga opener with new players and video ref
BERLIN (AP) — It was out with the old and in with the new but Bayern Munich still started the 55th Bundesliga in familiar fashion on Friday, with a 3-1 home win over Bayer Leverkusen.
Bayern was playing its first league game without the retired Philipp Lahm and Xabi Alonso, but two new signings - Niklas Suele and Corentin Tolisso - got the five-time champions underway.
BUNDESLIGA 2017-18: Bayern eyes record 6th straight title
BERLIN (AP) — With the Bundesliga set to resume this weekend, it's unlikely that any team will challenge Bayern Munich's dominance and prevent the side from extending its league record to six straight titles.
BERLIN (AP) — Former Germany and Bayern Munich captain Philipp Lahm has been voted the country's top player for the first time in his final season before retiring.
The 33-year-old Lahm, who ended his playing career in May, topped the poll of sports journalists by Kicker magazine.
MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich bid farewell to the retiring Philipp Lahm and Xabi Alonso as part of its Bundesliga title celebrations on Saturday, dousing both in beer to get the party underway.
Lahm, who won the World Cup with Germany, and Alonso, who did likewise with Spain, played their last competitive game in a 4-1 Bundesliga victory at home over Freiburg.
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?
Bayern Munich wins record 5th straight Bundesliga title
BERLIN (AP) — Robert Lewandowski scored twice as Bayern Munich ensured a record fifth straight Bundesliga title with a 6-0 rout of Wolfsburg on Saturday.
Lewandowski took his season tally to a league-leading 28 goals for Bayern to seal its 27th German title overall with three games to spare.
"Winning the championship is never a given," Bayern captain Philipp Lahm said.
MOENCHENGLADBACH, Germany (AP) — Borussia Moenchengladbach sporting director Max Eberl is staying with the Bundesliga club, ruling him out of the same vacant position at rival Bayern Munich.
'Gladbach says Eberl, who has held the position since 2008, has signed a new deal through June 2022.
The 43-year-old Eberl had been the favorite to take over at Bayern after Matthias Sammer stepped down for health reasons in July last year.
Bayern ‘surprised’ by timing of Lahm’s retirement decision
MUNICH (AP) — Philipp Lahm's retirement announcement came as a big surprise to Bayern Munich.
The team knew that the former Germany captain was going to call an end to his career after this season, but they didn't seem to know he was going to tell the world on his own.
"Until yesterday we assumed that there would be a joint announcement by Philipp Lahm and Bayern Munich on this decision," Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said Wednesday in a statement.
Bayern captain Lahm says he’s retiring at end of season
MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich captain Philipp Lahm announced Tuesday that he is retiring at the end of the season, one year before his contract with the club ends in 2018.
Bayern captain Philipp Lahm on verge of 500th appearance
BERLIN (AP) — After overcoming an injury scare this week, Philipp Lahm is set to make his 500th appearance for Bayern Munich.
Lahm limped off after getting a knock to his knee in a training session on Monday, but the 33-year-old defender was given the all-clear shortly afterward.
"Everything's in order," Lahm said Wednesday.
On Saturday at home against Schalke, the World Cup winner can equal the mark of 500 appearances set by former teammate Bastian Schweinsteiger.
Bayern gives Leipzig cold shower in Bundesliga, goes 3 clear
BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich eased to a comfortable 3-0 victory over promoted Leipzig in their top-of-the-table clash to claim the Bundesliga's unofficial title of 'autumn champion' before the winter break.
"We wanted to send a signal," Bayern captain Philipp Lahm said.
The two sides had been level going into their 16th-round showdown, with Leipzig, boasting the league's best away record, quietly confident of causing another upset to round off a remarkable first half-season of top-flight football.
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 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.
Bayern thrashes Bremen 6-0 in Bundesliga opener
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Bayern Munich kicked off the Bundesliga season in spectacular fashion on Friday, thrashing Werder Bremen 6-0 with three goals from Robert Lewandowski.
Carlo Ancelotti's first game in charge saw Bayern dominate from the opening whistle as it bids for an unprecedented fifth straight title.
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...