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 Munich humiliates Tottenham 7-2 in Champions League
LONDON (AP) — Serge Gnabry scored four goals as Bayern Munich humiliated Tottenham 7-2 in the Champions League on Tuesday, the first time in club history that Spurs conceded seven at home in a...
Bayern top in Bundeslga as Leipzig beaten, Dortmund held
BERLIN (AP) — Saturday was a good day for Bayern Munich with chief rivals dropping points and star striker Robert Lewandowski setting a Bundesliga record with his 10th goal in six...
Coutinho scores his 1st Bayern goal in 4-0 rout of Cologne
BERLIN (AP) — Philippe Coutinho scored his first Bundesliga goal — twice — and Robert Lewandowski kept his scoring run going in Bayern Munich's 4-0 win over 10-man Cologne on Saturday.
Bayern beats Red Star 3-0 to open Champions League campaign
MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich substitute Thomas Müller provided a late highlight as the German powerhouse beat Red Star Belgrade 3-0 in their Champions League opener on Wednesday.
Lewandowski extends Bayern contract for 2 years to 2023
MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has extended his contract with the German club for another two years through June 2023.
Lewandowski stars in Coutinho’s Bundesliga debut for Bayern
BERLIN (AP) — Robert Lewandowski scored a hat trick and Philippe Coutinho made his Bundesliga debut as Bayern Munich eased to a 3-0 win at Schalke on Saturday.
Bayern hopeful Coutinho’s arrival will give the team a boost
BERLIN (AP) — Struggling to replace wingers Franck Ribéry and Arjen Robben, Bayern Munich has turned to Philippe Coutinho.
The Brazil playmaker, who failed to make an impact at Barcelona...
Bayern held 2-2 at home by Hertha in Bundesliga opener
BERLIN (AP) — After agreeing to sign Brazilian winger Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona, Bayern Munich was held to 2-2 by Hertha Berlin in the opening game of the Bundesliga on...
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 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.
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...
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.
Dortmund drops more points, Bayern closes in on Bundesliga
BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich won and moved to the verge of a record-extending seventh straight Bundesliga title on Saturday, while rival Borussia Dortmund blew a two-goal lead and drew at Werder...
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...
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.
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...
MUNICH (AP) — Canadian teen Alphonso Davies scored his first goal for Bayern Munich to help his team return to the top of the Bundesliga on Sunday with a 6-0 rout of Mainz.
Davies scores, Bayern back on top after 6-0 rout of Mainz
BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich returned to the top of the Bundesliga with a record-setting 6-0 rout of Mainz on Sunday, more than answering Borussia Dortmund's challenge a day earlier.
Bayern Munich’s decline laid bare by Liverpool
MUNICH (AP) — Trailing against Liverpool and desperate for goals as time wound down, Bayern Munich came up empty.
Sure, the team still has a chance to win both the Bundesliga and the German...
Bayern swagger is back as Klopp returns with Liverpool
BERLIN (AP) — Confident after finally reclaiming the lead in the Bundesliga, Bayern Munich again turns its attention to the Champions League, where it hopes to finish the job at home against...
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...
MUNICH (AP) — Robert Lewandowski has become the outright top-scoring foreign player in Bundesliga history after taking his goal tally to 197.
MOENCHENGLADBACH, Germany (AP) — Robert Lewandowski's double blast in Bayern Munich's 5-1 win at Borussia Moenchengladbach on Saturday helped him tie the record for goals scored in the Bundesliga...
Bayern routs Gladbach 5-1 to catch Dortmund in Bundesliga
BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich has all the momentum in the Bundesliga after winning 5-1 at Borussia Moenchengladbach on Saturday.
Robert Lewandowski scored twice as the six-time defending...
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.
Former Germany striker Wagner leaves Bayern for Tianjin
MUNICH (AP) — Former Germany striker Sandro Wagner is leaving Bayern Munich after one year to join Chinese club Tianjin Teda.
The 31-year-old Wagner's contract had been due to expire in 2020.
Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic says "Wagner came to us to ask us to free him from his contract. He received a very attractive offer from China and so we granted his wish."
Lewandowski scores as Bayern keeps pace with Dortmund
MUNICH (AP) — Robert Lewandowski made up for missing a penalty by scoring in a 4-1 win for Bayern Munich over Stuttgart on Sunday, ensuring his side kept pace with his former team Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga.
Lewandowski rounded Ron-Robert Zieler to score his 12th goal of the season in the 84th minute, keeping second-placed Bayern six points behind Dortmund after the 19th round. Dortmund routed Hannover 5-1 on Saturday.
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."
Business as usual in Champions League? Maybe not this season
The usual contenders topped their groups.
Nearly all of the top teams advanced.
Lionel Messi and Robert Lewandowski are the leading scorers.
Is it a case of business as usual in this Champions League?
While there seems to be an ever-widening gap between the biggest, richest clubs and the rest, there also appears to be more potential winners than ever in a last-16 lineup that sets up what could be a thrilling knockout stage.
A look at some things that stood out in group play:
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 Munich left bitter after Dortmund fans’ beer shower
The beer showers usually mark the end of the season for Bayern Munich as players and coaching staff celebrate their latest Bundesliga title by dousing each other in beer.
Club president Uli Hoeness and chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge can't have expected a beer shower after just 11 rounds of the league, but both were drenched by celebrating Borussia Dortmund fans after Paco Alcacer scored the winner in a 3-2 win over Bayern on Saturday.
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."
Bayern beats AEK Athens 2-0 to move closer to knockout stage
MUNICH (AP) — Robert Lewandowski scored twice for Bayern Munich to beat AEK Athens 2-0 on Wednesday and move even closer to the Champions League knockout stage.
The Polish striker opened the scoring with a penalty in the first half and sealed the win in the second after a Bayern corner.
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.
Bayern ends winless streak, Dortmund continues to impress
BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich won.
Four weeks and four games after its last win, Bayern could celebrate on Saturday, a day after lashing out against unfavorable media coverage.
Even then, it had to survive a scare at Wolfsburg to prevail 3-1.
Meanwhile, Bundesliga leader Borussia Dortmund remained impressive in beating Stuttgart 4-0.
Robert Lewandowski led Bayern with two goals and an assist against his favorite league rival.
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.
From boring to absorbing, Bundesliga gets more interesting
BERLIN (AP) — From boring to absorbing in only two weeks, the Bundesliga has gotten a whole lot more interesting now that Bayern Munich is struggling to win.
The six-time defending champions started the season with seven straight victories in all competitions, leading many to think the title race was all but over. But Bayern hasn't managed another win in its last four matches. The latest was a 3-0 loss at home against Borussia Moenchengladbach.
Goretzka leads Bayern to 3-0 win at Stuttgart in Bundesliga
BERLIN (AP) — Leon Goretzka scored his first goal for Bayern Munich and set up another to lead the defending champions to a 3-0 win at Stuttgart in the Bundesliga on Saturday.
Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Mueller also scored and set up goals as Bayern delivered a statement of intent with a cohesive and committed performance to end Stuttgart coach Tayfun Korkut's seven-game unbeaten run at home.
VAR troubles labeled a ‘shambles’ in Bundesliga
BERLIN (AP) — The video assistant referee system stole the spotlight on the opening weekend of the German league as frustrations with the technology carried over from last season.
Players, coaches and fans are wondering how VAR can have worked so well at the World Cup in Russia in June and July, yet continue to cause problems in the Bundesliga.
Bayern battles to start Bundesliga title defense with win
BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich launched its Bundesliga title defense with a 3-1 win over Hoffenheim on Friday, though the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) denied the champions a wider margin of victory in the season-opener.
Arjen Robben wrapped up the scoring in injury time, blasting the ball past Oliver Baumann after being set up by Thomas Mueller.
Falcao vs Lewandowski in must-win World Cup contest
KAZAN, Russia (AP) — After missing out on the World Cup four years ago because of an injury, Radamel Falcao is now in danger of being out of title contention after only two matches at the sport's marquee tournament.
Colombia's all-time leading scorer and his teammates are taking on Poland's all-time leading scorer, Robert Lewandowski, and his teammates in a tense contest on Sunday. Both teams know a defeat would likely end their hopes of advancing to the knockout round.
Mane vs Lewandowski: star power for Senegal, Poland
MOSCOW (AP) — Senegal forward Sadio Mane and Poland captain Robert Lewandowski starred for their clubs. Now they'll have a chance to come through for their countries when they meet in the World Cup on Tuesday night.
Some players win titles for both, such as Cristiano Ronaldo. Others struggle to lead their national teams to the top, such as Lionel Messi.
MOSCOW (AP) — For unfashionable teams, Poland and Senegal feature quite glamorous stars.
Poland captain Robert Lewandowski led European qualifying with 16 goals, one more than Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo, and scored five goals in a nine-minute span for Bayern Munich against Wolfsburg in February.
WORLD CUP: Scoring machine Lewandowski powers Poland revival
Poland's hopes at the World Cup depend on Robert Lewandowski.
The Bayern Munich forward scored 16 goals in 10 games — a European qualifying record — to propel Poland to its first World Cup in 12 years.
Lewandowski offers hope of a return to the fruitful period during the golden era in the 1970s and 1980s when Grzegorz Lato and Zbigniew Boniek were on the team and Poland played in four straight World Cups, finishing third in 1974 and 1982.
ARLAMOW, Poland (AP) — Robert Lewandowski and Wojciech Szczesny will lead Poland's World Cup campaign after being included as expected in the final 23-man squad.
Coach Adam Nawalka named 35 players in his preliminary squad for the tournament in Russia, and managed to whittle it down before FIFA's deadline on Monday.
Poland is preparing for its first World Cup appearance since 2006, meaning Lewandowski and Szczesny will be making their debuts.
MUNICH (AP) — Robert Lewandowski wants to leave Bayern Munich, according to agent Pini Zahavi.
Zahavi told Sport Bild magazine on Wednesday that the Bundesliga's top scorer "feels that he needs a change and a new challenge in his career."
Zahavi, the Israeli agent who helped facilitate Neymar's transfer from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain last year, said Lewandowski's reasons "are not money or a specific club, as nearly all top clubs would like to have the world's best striker in their ranks."