Germany’s young players indicate bright future ahead
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's young players did enough in one hour against Argentina to indicate its post-World Cup shakeup is working and that a bright future awaits.
Argentina rallies to draw 2-2 against Germany in friendly
DORTMUND, Germany (AP) — A weakened Argentina side came from two goals down to earn a 2-2 draw against an injury-hit Germany team in their friendly on Wednesday.
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.
Tottenham loses 7-2 to Bayern; Real Madrid salvages CL draw
A Champions League finalist for the first time just four months ago, Tottenham is making history again in Europe's top club competition this season.
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...
Leader Bayern drops points in 1-1 draw at Nuremburg
NUREMBERG, Germany (AP) — Bundesliga leader Bayern Munich unexpectedly dropped points in a 1-1 draw at 17th-place Nuremberg on Sunday in another twist in the German title race.
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...
Klopp’s Liverpool wins 3-1 in Munich to knock Bayern out
MUNICH (AP) — Sadio Mane scored twice to send Juergen Klopp's Liverpool into the Champions League quarterfinals with a 3-1 win at Bayern Munich in the second leg of the last 16 on...
MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich striker Serge Gnabry has extended his contract with the Bundesliga team for another three years through June 2023.
Bayern survives Augsburg scare to close gap in Bundesliga
BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich survived a scare in winning 3-2 at Augsburg on Friday to close the gap on Bundesliga leader Borussia Dortmund to two points.
Kingsley Coman twice equalized before setting up Serge Gnabry's winner early in the second half, taking second-place Bayern up to 48 points before Dortmund's game at last-place Nuremberg on Monday.
Bayern eyeing even brighter future by signing Fiete Arp
BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich is trying to ensure its future looks even brighter by capturing another rising star.
Bayern has completed the deal it agreed on last offseason by signing 19-year-old Fiete Arp, the Bild newspaper reports. It just remains to be seen whether Arp joins Bayern after this season or in 2020, when his contract with Hamburger SV expires.
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.
Starring role beckons for Alphonso Davies at Bayern Munich
BERLIN (AP) — Canadian teenager Alphonso Davies could be thrown in at the deep end.
The 18-year-old winger will likely get his first taste of Bundesliga action for Bayern Munich in the coming weeks, if not on Friday.
Bayern restarts the league after the winter break at Hoffenheim, where Davies could play because of injuries to Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben. Serge Gnabry and Kingsley Coman are the only two other healthy wingers Bayern has.
Dortmund stretches lead, Bayern keeps pace in Bundesliga
BERLIN (AP) — Borussia Dortmund stretched its Bundesliga lead by beating Freiburg 2-0, and Bayern Munich kept pace at Werder Bremen with a 2-1 win on Saturday.
Substitute Paco Alcacer scored again for Dortmund — with an injury-time winner — as they moved seven points clear of Borussia Moenchengladbach, which visits Leipzig on Sunday.
Bayern held by Freiburg at home, Dortmund wins in Bundesliga
BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich's attempt to keep the pressure on Borussia Dortmund ahead of their Bundesliga encounter next weekend was undermined after conceding a late draw with Freiburg on Saturday.
Dortmund held on for a 1-0 win at Wolfsburg and will lead by four points before Bayern's visit on Saturday.
Bayern dominated possession against Freiburg but found it hard to create chances against the visitors' well-organized defense, frustrating some home fans who whistled their team at the break.
SINSHEIM, Germany (AP) — Andrej Kramaric scored a hat trick for Hoffenheim to stake its claim for a Champions League spot with a 3-1 win over Hannover in the Bundesliga on Friday.
A mistake from Salif Sane, who is joining Schalke next season, gifted Hoffenheim the first when Serge Gnabry ran onto his botched back pass to give Kramaric a tap in. Gnabry had to go off with a thigh injury afterward.
Bayern recovers to crush Hoffenheim 5-2, keeps 16-point lead
BERLIN (AP) — Sandro Wagner scored his first goal for Bayern Munich to wrap up a 5-2 win over his former team Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga on Saturday.
League top-scorer Robert Lewandowski scored one and set up another as Bayern stayed on track for another title - a record-extending sixth straight - with a 16-point lead.
MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich attacking midfielder Serge Gnabry is joining Bundesliga rival Hoffenheim on loan for this season.
The 22-year-old Gnabry, who only joined Bayern from Werder Bremen last month, wanted to be assured of more playing time.
He signed a three-year deal with the Bundesliga powerhouse in June. Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge says Gnabry will also be playing at a high level at Hoffenheim, which finished fourth last season.
MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich forward Serge Gnabry, who just joined the club last month, hopes to leave on loan to gain more playing experience, chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said on Monday.
The 21-year-old Gnabry, who signed a three-year deal after joining from Werder Bremen, informed Bayern personally and through his agent of his desire to leave, Rummenigge said of the Germany forward.
BREMEN, Germany (AP) — Serge Gnabry is to leave Werder Bremen at the end of the month, alerting a host of clubs reportedly interested in the 21-year-old Germany forward's services.
Bremen says Gnabry informed the board of his decision in recent days, confirmed by sporting director Frank Baumann on Thursday.
Baumann says "Serge has informed us that he would like to take the next step in his career. He will therefore activate a clause in his contract and leave the club at the end of the month."
LEVERKUSEN, Germany (AP) — Werder Bremen goalkeeper Felix Wiedwald saved a last-second penalty to preserve a 1-1 draw at Bayer Leverkusen and deny coach Tayfun Korkut a winning start in the Bundesliga on Friday.
Omer Toprak had the chance to win the game in the sixth minute of injury time after Maximilian Eggestein fouled Benjamin Henrichs to concede the spot kick.
Bremen beats Wolfsburg to leave Bundesliga relegation zone
WOLFSBURG, Germany (AP) — Midfielder Serge Gnabry scored twice as Werder Bremen moved away from the Bundesliga's relegation zone with a 2-1 win at fellow struggler Wolfsburg on Friday.
Bremen and Wolfsburg are level on points and two above Hamburger SV, which is in 18th place and in the relegation zone.
It was a fifth defeat in six games for Wolfsburg coach Valerien Ismael, who won the league and cup double as a player with Bremen in 2004.
Bobadilla earns Augsburg 3-2 win over Bremen in Bundesliga
BERLIN (AP) — Raul Bobadilla struck in the last second of injury time to give Augsburg a 3-2 win on Sunday and deny Werder Bremen an important point in its Bundesliga relegation fight.
Max Kruse hoped he'd won the game for Bremen when he tucked away a penalty in the 65th minute - after Martin Hinteregger's clumsy challenge on Serge Gnabry - but Koo Ja-cheol equalized with around 10 minutes remaining and then crossed for Bobadilla to claim the winner.
Spotlight brightens on Bremen’s Gnabry as stardom beckons
BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich didn't take much notice of Serge Gnabry the first time they crossed paths this season.
Bayern was too busy scoring.
It was late August and the opening round of the Bundesliga, and Bayern was beating up Gnabry and his Werder Bremen teammates 6-0 in front of a crowd of 75,000.
Germany blasts San Marino 8-0 in World Cup qualifying
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Serge Gnabry scored a hat trick in his debut for Germany as the World Cup champion overwhelmed San Marino 8-0 on Friday in a qualifier for the 2018 tournament in Russia.
Defender Jonas Hector added two goals as Joachim Loew won a record 95th match as Germany coach.
Germany's fourth win in four matches, scoring 16 goals without conceding, strengthened its lead atop Group C.
Germany calls up 3 newcomers for San Marino, Italy matches
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Germany coach Joachim Loew has called up three players from the under-21 side for the upcoming World Cup qualifier against San Marino and the friendly against Italy.
While the three were promoted to the senior squad, some regulars were left out. Leroy Sane of Manchester City, Andre Schuerrle of Borussia Dortmund and Antonio Ruediger of Roma are recovering from injuries, while Arsenal's Mesut Ozil was given time off. Sane has been called into the Under-21 squad.
Werder Bremen coach under pressure after 3rd straight defeat
BERLIN (AP) — Pressure is mounting on Werder Bremen coach Viktor Skripnik after his side surrendered the lead and lost its third straight game.
Skripnik's side was defeated 2-1 at home to Augsburg in the Bundesliga on Sunday. That came after a 6-0 rout by Bayern Munich on the opening weekend of the league, and Bremen was also knocked out in the first round of the German Cup by a third-division side.