LEVERKUSEN, Germany (AP) — Bayern Munich wanted to send a message to fellow title contenders like Bayer Leverkusen.
Bouncing back from a rare loss to Eintracht Frankfurt in its last game, Bayern dismantled Leverkusen 5-1 on Sunday with two goals apiece from Robert Lewandowski and Serge Gnabry.
BERLIN (AP) — Erling Haaland scored twice on his return for Borussia Dortmund to beat Mainz 3-1 and move to the top of the Bundesliga on Saturday.
Haaland blasted a penalty straight down the middle in the 54th minute and sealed the result in injury time to move Dortmund two points clear of Bayern Munich and Bayer Leverkusen ahead of their eighth-round game on Sunday.
BERLIN (AP) — Bayer Leverkusen will be aiming to maintain its Bundesliga challenge longer than it did the last time it hosted Bayern Munich.
The teams are level on points at the top of the league going into Sunday’s match.
BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich issued a Bundesliga statement with a 4-1 victory in Leipzig on Saturday, when Borussia Dortmund came from behind three times to beat Bayer Leverkusen 4-3 in a thriller.
LEVERKUSEN, Germany (AP) — Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Julian Baumgartlinger is set to miss at least three months after undergoing another knee operation, the German club said Tuesday.
The 33-year-old Austria international had surgery on Monday and could return in January following the Bundesliga’s winter break, the team said.
BERLIN (AP) — Striker Taiwo Awoniyi scored a brilliant goal to help Union Berlin upset Borussia Mönchengladbach 2-1 for its first Bundesliga win of the season on Sunday.
The 24-year-old Awoniyi, whose move on loan from Liverpool to Union was made permanent in the offseason, combined with Max Kruse to score what proved to be the winning goal in the 41st minute.
BERLIN (AP) — Robert Lewandowski grabbed a hat trick and set a Bayern Munich record for scoring in consecutive games as he led the team to a 5-0 rout of Hertha Berlin in the Bundesliga on Saturday.
BERLIN (AP) — Germany coach Hansi Flick made three new call-ups and recalled five players on Friday including Borussia Dortmund captain Marco Reus among his first selections for upcoming World Cup qualifiers.
MÖNCHENGLADBACH, Germany (AP) — Borussia Mönchengladbach forward Marcus Thuram faces “a spell on the sidelines” after he tore the medial collateral ligament in his right knee, the German team said Tuesday.
BERLIN (AP) — Borussia Dortmund captain Marco Reus warned against over-praising teammate Erling Haaland after yet another outstanding performance from the Norway striker.
Haaland was involved in every goal Saturday as he led Dortmund to a 5-2 rout of Eintracht Frankfurt in their Bundesliga opener.
BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Aston Villa signed forward Leon Bailey from Bayer Leverkusen to a four-year contract on Wednesday.
The 23-year-old Jamaica international scored 15 goals and had 11 assists across all competitions last season for the German club.
LONDON (AP) — At least one star forward wants to stay at Tottenham.
Son Heung-min signed a four-year contract extension Friday to keep him at the Premier League club through June 2025.
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — English winger Demarai Gray signed a three-year contract with Everton on Thursday and linked up with the Premier League club at the Florida Cup in Orlando.
The 25-year-old Gray joins from Bayer Leverkusen, where he had been on loan from Leicester.
BERN, Switzerland (AP) — Former United States international David Wagner was hired Thursday to coach Swiss champion Young Boys.
Young Boys said the length of Wagner’s contract will be revealed at a news conference on Monday.
LEVERKUSEN, Germany (AP) — Bayer Leverkusen hired Gerardo Seoane on Wednesday to be its coach starting next season.
Seoane, who won a third straight Swiss league title with Young Boys, signed a three-year contract.
BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich’s board of management “disapproves” of coach Hansi Flick’s decision to publicize his wish to leave the club at the end of the season.
The Bundesliga giant reacted following Flick’s announcement after his team’s win at Wolfsburg on Saturday that he does not want to fulfill his contact, which runs to 2023.