Close title race exposing tensions at Bayern MunichApril 3, 2023 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich is back on top of the Bundesliga after beating main rival Borussia Dortmund but the closest title race in years is exposing uncharacteristic tensions at the Bavarian powerhouse.
After Bayern, Nagelsmann could interest Chelsea, TottenhamApril 3, 2023 GMT
DUESSELDORF, Germany (AP) — Julian Nagelsmann has made a career out of moving fast.
He was a top-division coach at 28 and the youngest ever coach in the Champions League semifinals at 33. Now he's widely considered to be a candidate for two of the top jobs in English soccer — Chelsea and Tottenham — less than two weeks after being fired by Bayern Munich.
Bayern dumps coach Nagelsmann and hires TuchelMarch 24, 2023 GMT
MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich hired Thomas Tuchel as coach on Friday to replace Julian Nagelsmann after losing the lead of the Bundesliga and ahead of a potentially title-deciding game.
Bayern chief executive Oliver Kahn blamed “big fluctuations in performance” and said the squad wasn't showing its true potential under Nagelsmann.
PSG eliminated by Bayern Munich in Champions League last 16March 9, 2023 GMT
MUNICH (AP) — Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappé will have to wait another year for a chance to win the Champions League with Paris Saint-Germain.
Bayern Munich contained the World Cup stars and beat PSG 2-0 on Wednesday to advance to the quarterfinals 3-0 on aggregate.
Bayern to try to contain PSG in last 16 of Champions LeagueMarch 7, 2023 GMT
DUESSELDORF, Germany (AP) — Bayern Munich coach Julian Nagelsmann wants his team to “get at” Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League. Kylian Mbappé wants to add more goals to his PSG scoring record.
Bayern playing to keep Bundesliga top spot against UnionFebruary 23, 2023 GMT
DUESSELDORF, Germany (AP) — Forget the Champions League. For Bayern Munich at least, the Bundesliga is where the real drama is.
One of Bayern's most assured performances of recent months, beating Paris Saint-Germain 1-0, was followed by one of its worst in a 3-2 loss to Borussia Mönchengladbach last week.
Nagelsmann fined for outburst against ref, avoids suspensionFebruary 22, 2023 GMT
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Bayern Munich coach Julian Nagelsmann was fined 50,000 euros ($53,200) on Wednesday but avoided suspension for his outburst against match officials after the Bundesliga leader's 3-2 loss at Borussia Mönchengladbach.
Pressure building on Bayern coach Nagelsmann after outburstFebruary 20, 2023 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — Pressure is building on Bayern Munich coach Julian Nagelsmann.
And it shows.
The German soccer federation has opened a case against Nagelsmann for his outburst toward referee Tobias Welz and his match officials following Bayern’s 3-2 loss at Borussia Mönchengladbach on Saturday.
Bayern loses at Gladbach 3-2 in another Bundesliga setbackFebruary 18, 2023 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich's rocky start to 2023 continues.
Borussia Mönchengladbach defeated 10-man Bayern 3-2 to add more intrigue in the Bundesliga title race on Saturday.
Marcus Thuram scored late to seal the win after goals from Lars Stindl and Jonas Hofmann stretched Bayern’s winless run against Gladbach to five games across all competitions.
Bayern coach Nagelsmann hopes to ‘bury’ talk of Neuer riftFebruary 10, 2023 GMT
MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich coach Julian Nagelsmann wants to “bury” talk of a rift with Manuel Neuer after the injured captain criticized the decision to replace the team's goalkeeping coach.
Bayern hosts Bochum on Saturday and then takes on Paris Saint-Germain in the last 16 of the Champions League on Tuesday.
Bayern unhappy with injured Manuel Neuer for club criticismFebruary 6, 2023 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich CEO Oliver Kahn, sporting director Hasan Salihamidžić and team coach Julian Nagelsmann have all criticized injured captain Manuel Neuer for publicly expressing his disappointment with the club.
João Cancelo gives Bayern new energy ahead of key gamesFebruary 2, 2023 GMT
DUESSELDORF, Germany (AP) — João Cancelo might have been the missing piece in Bayern Munich's puzzle.
The Portuguese fullback, for so long a key player at Manchester City, looked a perfect fit on his Bayern debut, needing only 17 minutes to set up the opening goal in a 4-0 win over Mainz in the German Cup on Wednesday.
Joao Cancelo leads transfers in Germany, Isco deal offJanuary 31, 2023 GMT
DÜSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — Portugal left back João Cancelo’s switch to Bayern Munich brought excitement to the last day of the winter transfer period in Germany, while a surprise deal for five-time Champions League winner Isco Alarcón to join Union Berlin collapsed.
Bayern Munich winless in 2023 and searching for answersJanuary 30, 2023 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich hasn’t won a game yet this year.
The Bavarian powerhouse has seen its Bundesliga lead shrink from four points before the World Cup to just one since the league’s return.
MATCHDAY: Bundesliga resumes after 2-month winter breakJanuary 19, 2023 GMT
By The Associated Press (AP) — A look at what’s happening in European soccer on Friday:
The Bundesliga resumes after its unprecedented two-month winter break with league leader and 10-time defending champion Bayern Munich visiting Leipzig.
With Neuer out, Bayern still looking to sign a goalkeeperJanuary 12, 2023 GMT
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Bayern Munich coach Julian Nagelsmann wants a new goalkeeper before the Bundesliga season resumes next week.
Bayern has been looking for alternatives for the injured Manuel Neuer, who broke his leg in a skiing accident last month, but the club’s search has failed to yield results so far.
Musiala heads to World Cup on fine form with GermanyNovember 14, 2022 GMT
DÜSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — One of Germany's top players at the World Cup in Qatar could easily have been in the England squad.
Bayern Munich's attacking midfielder Jamal Musiala represented England at junior level before finally opting for Germany last year after being persuaded by then-coach Joachim Löw.
Sadio Mané off injured for Bayern ahead of World CupNovember 8, 2022 GMT
MUNICH (AP) — Senegal forward Sadio Mané went off injured while playing for Bayern Munich against Werder Bremen on Tuesday, with 13 days until his national team plays its first World Cup game.
Mané was replaced by Leroy Sané in the 20th minute after seeming to indicate a problem around his right knee.
Bayern to rest Thomas Müller to boost World Cup chancesNovember 7, 2022 GMT
MUNICH (AP) — Germany faces more injury concerns ahead of the World Cup with Bayern Munich set to rest Thomas Müller and Borussia Dortmund's Marco Reus having more issues with his ankle.
Various injuries and illnesses have restricted Müller to only two substitute appearances since the start of last month.
Canada fretting on Davies, Crepeau injuries before World CupNovember 6, 2022 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — Canada is sweating on the fitness of Alphonso Davies and goalkeeper Maxime Crepeau just over two weeks before the World Cup begins.
Davies went off with an apparent leg injury while playing for Bayern Munich on Saturday, while Crepeau left the field on a cart several hours later after injuring his leg while playing for Los Angeles FC against Philadelphia in the MLS Cup final.
Germany goalkeeper Neuer set for return ahead of World CupNovember 4, 2022 GMT
MUNICH (AP) — With the World Cup only weeks away, Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer is set to return to action with Bayern Munich for the first time in nearly a month following a shoulder problem.
Neuer has not played since a 2-2 draw with Borussia Dortmund on Oct.
Bayern beats Inter 2-0 for perfect Champions League recordNovember 1, 2022 GMT
MUNICH (AP) — Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting extended his rich scoring form for Bayern Munich as the German champion beat Inter Milan 2-0 on Tuesday to complete the Champions League group stage with a perfect record of six wins.
Choupo-Moting emerges as Bayern’s unlikely new starOctober 27, 2022 GMT
DÜSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — It turns out Bayern Munich might need a striker after all.
After Robert Lewandowski was sold to Barcelona, Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann has struggled with how to balance his team without a traditional center forward.
Bayern Munich’s Leroy Sané out with thigh muscle injuryOctober 17, 2022 GMT
MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich forward Leroy Sané will be out “for the time being” after injuring his left thigh, the German club said Monday.
Medical examinations showed that Sané tore a left thigh muscle during Sunday's 5-0 win over Freiburg, the club said.
Canada’s Davies sustains cranial bruise playing for BayernOctober 9, 2022 GMT
Canadian star Alphonso Davies sustained a cranial bruise while taking a boot to the face during Bayern Munich’s 2-2 draw at Borussia Dortmund.
Bayern Munich said the 21-year-old, the star of Canada's national team, was “feeling good in the circumstances” but sat out training Sunday.
No respite for Bayern players with Leverkusen game loomingSeptember 29, 2022 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — The international break provided little respite for Bayern Munich’s struggling stars ahead of the team’s high-stakes Bundesliga game against Bayer Leverkusen on Friday.
Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann welcomed Germany players Thomas Müller, Joshua Kimmich, Leroy Sané, Jamal Musiala and Serge Gnabry back to training on Wednesday after what proved to be a frustrating two games with the national team.
Bayern Munich in crisis, 4 Bundesliga games without a winSeptember 21, 2022 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — Munich’s beer-swilling Oktoberfest is in full swing but Germany's most successful soccer club is in no mood to party.
Bayern Munich is in crisis after four consecutive Bundesliga games without a win.
Lewandowski frustrated on Bayern return as Barça loses 2-0September 13, 2022 GMT
MUNICH (AP) — Robert Lewandowski was among several Barcelona players to rue missed chances on his return to his former team in a 2-0 loss at Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Tuesday.
Back for the first time since forcing his transfer between the clubs, Lewandowski was frustrated by his own lack of precision and a tough marking job from former teammate Dayot Upamecano.
Bayern Munich winger Coman out with hamstring injurySeptember 9, 2022 GMT
MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich and France winger Kingsley Coman sustained a right hamstring tear in training on Friday, the Bundesliga club said.
Bayern said its medical department confirmed the injury and that the player will be out of action “for the time being.” It did not specify how long that time will be.
Bayern wins 2-0 at Inter to continue CL starting traditionSeptember 7, 2022 GMT
MILAN (AP) — Bayern Munich continued its tradition of winning its opening Champions League game by beating Inter Milan 2-0 at San Siro on Wednesday and it would have been more comfortable had it not been for Nerazzurri goalkeeper André Onana.
Bayern signs French teen Mathys Tel in deal worth up to $30MJuly 26, 2022 GMT
MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich signed French teenager Mathys Tel from Rennes on Tuesday for a reported fee of up to 30 million euros ($30.6 million).
The 17-year-old Tel, who plays as a forward, had a contract with Rennes through 2024.
Bayern Munich facing scrutiny for players’ Ibiza party tripMay 2, 2022 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich players are facing criticism and scrutiny for taking a short holiday in Ibiza after losing 3-1 to Mainz with the Bundesliga title already wrapped up.
Bayern clinched its 10th consecutive title with three rounds to spare on April 23, then followed up with a lackluster display in Mainz on Saturday.
Bayern Munich wins record 10th consecutive BundesligaApril 23, 2022 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich completed a decade of domestic dominance by beating main rival Borussia Dortmund 3-1 to seal a record-extending 10th consecutive Bundesliga title on Saturday.
Goals from Serge Gnabry, Robert Lewandowski and Jamal Musiala sent Bayern an unassailable 12 points clear of second-placed Dortmund with three games of the season remaining.
Bayern aims to clinch title against Dortmund in ‘Klassiker’April 21, 2022 GMT
DÜSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — Bayern Munich is used to winning the Bundesliga title. Even so, this one is special.
Not only would it be Bayern's 10th in a row — a feat never achieved in any of Europe's top five leagues — but the club can clinch the title at home on Saturday with a win in the “Klassiker” against Borussia Dortmund.
Bayern Munich faces Leverkusen seeking a new sparkMarch 3, 2022 GMT
DÜSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — Bayern Munich needs a spark to reignite its Bundesliga and Champions League campaigns. Playing Bayer Leverkusen might be just what it needs.
Bayern has underwhelmed on all fronts over the last month, with a shock 4-2 loss at Bochum followed by a 1-1 draw at Salzburg in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 fixture.
Drama in Bundesliga but league’s thoughts also with UkraineFebruary 26, 2022 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — Leroy Sané scored late for Bayern Munich to win 1-0 at Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday, when fans, teams and officials all across the Bundesliga showed signs of solidarity with Ukraine.
MATCHDAY: Bayern and Liverpool in Champions League actionFebruary 15, 2022 GMT
A look at what’s happening in European soccer on Wednesday:
Austrian champion Salzburg could be in for a furious reaction from Bayern Munich to the Bundesliga leader’s surprise 4-2 loss at promoted Bochum on Saturday.
Problems mount for Bundesliga leader Bayern MunichFebruary 10, 2022 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — Suddenly, Bayern Munich has problems it didn’t have last week.
After stretching its Bundesliga lead to nine points over the weekend with an almost complete squad at coach Julian Nagelsmann’s disposal, the nine-time champion could have been forgiven for allowing itself a breather before the start of the business end of the season.
Bayern defender Davies has heart muscle issue after virusJanuary 14, 2022 GMT
MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich left back Alphonso Davies has been sidelined with evidence of heart muscle inflammation after being infected with the coronavirus, coach Julian Nagelsmann said Friday.
The Canada international will be out of action for at least “the coming weeks” after the inflammation, known as myocarditis, was detected in a follow-up examination after his return to training this week, Nagelsmann said.
Bayern looks to bounce back as virus impact recedesJanuary 13, 2022 GMT
DÜSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — Suddenly, it's business as usual again for Bayern Munich — maybe.
After a wave of coronavirus cases left the defending champions with a depleted squad for last week's 2-1 loss to Borussia Mönchengladbach, Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann is looking to get back on track against Cologne on Saturday.
Gnabry scores hat trick as Bayern beats Stuttgart 5-0December 14, 2021 GMT
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Serge Gnabry scored a hat trick as Bayern Munich stretched its lead in the Bundesliga to nine points with a 5-0 hammering of Stuttgart on Tuesday.
Before the game, Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann told broadcaster Sky it was “certainly not” time to congratulate his team on the title already, but the victory showed just how dominant Bayern can be.
Leipzig reacts after 3 league losses: Marsch no longer coachDecember 5, 2021 GMT
LEIPZIG, Germany (AP) — American Jesse Marsch is no longer coach of Bundesliga team Leipzig.
The club said Sunday that the two had “mutually agreed to end the cooperation. That is the result of an in-depth analysis and intensive discussions” after Friday’s 2-1 loss at Union Berlin.
Lewandowski scores as depleted Bayern beats Dynamo KyivNovember 23, 2021 GMT
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Robert Lewandowski scored with an overhead kick to lift an depleted Bayern Munich team to a 2-1 win over Dynamo Kyiv on Tuesday that clinched first place in its Champions League group.
German sport facing disruption as 4th coronavirus wave hitsNovember 22, 2021 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — Canceled games, players in quarantine and arguments over vaccine mandates.
Sports in Germany are facing a winter of disruption as the country endures a fourth wave of rising coronavirus infections.
4 more Bayern Munich players in quarantine, bring total to 7November 21, 2021 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — Another four Bayern Munich players have joined Joshua Kimmich in quarantine after having contact with someone who tested positive for the coronavirus.
The Bavarian powerhouse said Sunday that Serge Gnabry, Jamal Musiala, Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting and Michael Cuisance all have to self-isolate under instruction from the local health authority after having contact with a person who works closely with the team who has tested positive for COVID-19.
Bayern player Kimmich back in quarantine amid vaccine debateNovember 19, 2021 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich midfielder Joshua Kimmich is in quarantine again.
The German club said Friday that the unvaccinated Kimmich would miss the team’s game at Augsburg. Although Bayern didn’t give any more details, the 26-year-old Kimmich is also a doubt for the team’s Champions League game at Dynamo Kyiv on Tuesday.
Croatia defender Josip Stanisic tests positive for virusNovember 17, 2021 GMT
MUNICH (AP) — Croatia defender Josip Stanisic has tested positive for the coronavirus after playing for his country's national team, German club Bayern Munich said Wednesday.
Stanisic came off the bench for the final minutes of the 1-0 win over Russia on Sunday, a result that earned Croatia a place at next year’s World Cup in Qatar.
Bayern on course for another Bundesliga title, 11 games inNovember 8, 2021 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — After just 11 games, Bayern Munich is already closing in on a record-extending 10th consecutive Bundesliga title.
There are still 23 matches to play, but a lack of realistic rivals means this season’s title race is a one-team procession.
Bayern beats Benfica to qualify for Champions League last 16November 2, 2021 GMT
MUNICH (AP) — After two weeks without a coach and falling to a disastrous defeat, Bayern Munich is back to its usual winning ways.
The German champion booked its place in the Champions League last 16 on Tuesday as Robert Lewandowski scored a hat trick for a 5-2 victory over Benfica to extend Bayern's perfect record of four wins from four in the group stage.
Bayern coach Nagelsmann back after 4 games out with virusNovember 2, 2021 GMT
MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich coach Julian Nagelsmann will return to the bench against Benfica in the Champions League on Tuesday after missing four games with the coronavirus.
Bayern said Nagelsmann took charge of a training session on Tuesday, nearly two weeks after he had to step aside hours before the team's last Champions League game.
MATCHDAY: Struggling Barca in Kyiv; Man United at AtalantaNovember 1, 2021 GMT
A look at what’s happening in the Champions League on Tuesday:
Coming off a three-match winless streak in the Spanish league with an interim coach, Barcelona will head to Ukraine to face Dynamo Kyiv without two of its veterans because of health issues.
Wary Union Berlin hoping to take advantage of wounded BayernOctober 29, 2021 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich is smarting after its biggest loss in 43 years, and Union Berlin will be cautiously hoping to take advantage of the situation.
Bayern was routed 5-0 at Borussia Mönchengladbach in the second round of the German Cup on Wednesday, its biggest defeat since a 7-1 loss to Fortuna Düsseldorf in the Bundesliga in December 1978.
Bayern wins again without coach Julian NagelsmannOctober 23, 2021 GMT
MUNICH (AP) — Coach Julian Nagelsmann again sent instructions remotely after testing positive for the coronavirus as Bayern Munich beat Hoffenheim 4-0 in the Bundesliga on Saturday, while Borussia Dortmund made do without injured striker Erling Haaland to overcome Arminia Bielefeld 3-1.
Bayern coach Nagelsmann tests positive for coronavirusOctober 21, 2021 GMT
MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich coach Julian Nagelsmann has tested positive for the coronavirus.
Nagelsmann missed Bayern's 4-0 win over Benfica in the Champions League on Wednesday after showing signs of what the club said at the time was a “flu-like infection," but sent instructions to his assistants remotely.
Sané scores 2 as Bayern beats Benfica without sick coachOctober 20, 2021 GMT
LISBON (AP) — Bayern Munich kept up its winning start to the Champions League as Leroy Sané scored twice in a 4-0 win over Benfica on Wednesday, but coach Julian Nagelsmann wasn't there to see it.
Bayern didn't open the scoring until the 70th minute after two disallowed goals, but once Sané had put Bayern in front, Benfica crumbled.
Frankfurt beats Bayern for 1st loss under Julian NagelsmannOctober 3, 2021 GMT
MUNICH (AP) — Julian Nagelsmann's unbeaten start to life as Bayern Munich coach is over after a 2-1 loss to Eintracht Frankfurt in the Bundesliga on Sunday.
Goalkeeper Kevin Trapp kept Frankfurt in the game with a series of spectacular saves before Filip Kostic hit a powerful low shot past Manuel Neuer for the winning goal in the 83rd minute.
Bayern’s bid for 10th title boosted by rivals’ disarraySeptember 30, 2021 GMT
DÜSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — Bayern's record 10th Bundesliga title in a row might be the easiest of the lot.
The team from Munich is cruising unbeaten at the top of the league table under new coach Julian Nagelsmann and its challengers from last season are in disarray.
Lewandowski scores 2 as Bayern hammers Dynamo Kyiv 5-0September 29, 2021 GMT
MUNICH (AP) — A 5-0 victory in the Champions League with two goals from Robert Lewandowski. Just another evening's work for Bayern Munich.
The win Wednesday over Dynamo Kyiv marked the ninth game in succession that Bayern scored three or more goals across all competitions.
MATCHDAY: Leader Bayern Munich takes on promoted FürthSeptember 23, 2021 GMT
A look at what’s happening in European soccer on Friday:
Bayern Munich visits promoted Greuther Fürth in the Bundesliga looking for another big win. Bayern beat the other promoted team in the league, Bochum, 7-0 last week with two goals by midfielder Joshua Kimmich.
American coach Jesse Marsch endures tough start at LeipzigSeptember 16, 2021 GMT
DÜSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — Lots of drama, not many wins. That's the story so far under new American coach Jesse Marsch at German soccer club Leipzig.
Leipzig played its part in one of the most entertaining Champions League games of the season so far when Christopher Nkunku scored a hat trick in a 6-3 loss at Manchester City on Wednesday.