Despite double, Bayern coach Kovac waiting for assurances

Soccer 05/25/19, 17:41

Niko Kovac is the first to win a domestic double in Germany as a player and coach, yet it may not be enough to keep his job as Bayern Munich coach.Kovac, whose side defeated Leipzig 3-0 in the German Cup final on Saturday, a week after clinching the Bundesliga title, ...

Bayern’s history meets upstart Leipzig in German Cup final

Soccer 05/24/19, 08:23

Their histories, and lists of achievements, couldn't be more different.Bayern Munich has won 54 major titles, while Leipzig has none. Bayern has been around for 119 years, Leipzig 10.Luckily for Leipzig, though, those numbers won't mean much when the two teams meet in the German Cup final on Saturday.Bayern won ...

Germany: Below-par Bayern Munich still too good for the rest

Soccer 05/19/19, 08:18

Even a below-par Bayern Munich side was just too good for the rest.Bayern's record-extending seventh consecutive Bundesliga title confirmed the distance between the Bavarian powerhouse and its rivals after a season in which it failed to impress as before.For the first time in ten years the title race went to ...

Despite title chances, Bayern coach Kovac’s future uncertain

Sports 05/17/19, 08:11

Despite leading Bayern Munich to the verge of two titles, Niko Kovac's future as coach remains up in the air.Bayern can clinch the Bundesliga title at home against Eintracht Frankfurt — Kovac's former team — on Saturday, one week before the team's German Cup final against Leipzig in Berlin.But with ...

Bayern fails to clinch Bundesliga, Dortmund keeps race alive

Soccer 05/11/19, 10:52

Bayern Munich missed the chance to win the Bundesliga in a scoreless draw at Leipzig while Borussia Dortmund kept the title race alive by beating Fortuna Düsseldorf 3-2 on Saturday.Bayern, which would have secured a seventh straight title with a win, blew the first of what coach Niko Kovac called ...

Bayern beats Bremen 3-2 to reach German Cup final

Soccer 04/24/19, 17:32

Robert Lewandowski sent Bayern Munich into the German Cup final by scoring twice in a 3-2 win over Werder Bremen on Wednesday, including the winner in the 80th minute.Bayern built a seemingly comfortable 2-0 lead after Lewandowski opened the scoring in the 36th minute by turning in a header from ...

Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer out 2 weeks with calf injury

Soccer 04/15/19, 04:12

Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer will miss about two weeks with a muscle fiber tear in his calf and defender Mats Hummels is out for a few days with a thigh strain.The Bundesliga club says doctor Hans-Wilhelm Mueller-Wohlfahrt diagnosed the injuries after the 4-1 win at Fortuna Duesseldorf on Sunday. ...

Bayern returns top of Bundesliga with 4-1 win in Duesseldorf

Soccer 04/14/19, 14:06

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 Fortuna Duesseldorf on Sunday.Serge Gnabry and Leon Goretzka scored the other goals as Bayern reclaimed its 1-point lead from ...

Bayern and Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer injured again

Soccer 04/14/19, 12:00

Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer faces another spell on the sidelines after going off injured in Bayern Munich's 4-1 Bundesliga win at Fortuna Duesseldorf on Sunday.Neuer injured his calf with no other players seemingly involved and limped off for Bayern replacement goalkeeper Sven Ulreich in the 53rd minute.Bayern coach Niko Kovac ...

Bayern coach Niko Kovac criticizes Rafinha for speaking out

Soccer 02/28/19, 10:51

Bayern Munich coach Niko Kovac criticized Brazilian defender Rafinha on Thursday for complaining about a lack of playing time.Rafinha, who hasn't played since Bayern's 3-1 loss at Bayer Leverkusen on Feb. 2, made his displeasure known publicly after the 1-0 win over Hertha Berlin on Saturday."Nobody can put himself over ...

Bayern’s joy short-lived, problems remain in Bundesliga

Soccer 02/25/19, 08:22

Bayern Munich's time at the top was short-lived, and its problems remain.Bayern temporarily moved into a tie for first place in the Bundesliga by beating Hertha Berlin 1-0 on Saturday, but Borussia Dortmund restored its three-point lead on Sunday with a 3-2 win over Bayer Leverkusen.After Bayern's match, Rafinha criticized ...

Bayern turns heat on Dortmund at top of Bundesliga

Soccer 02/23/19, 13:03

Bayern Munich increased the pressure on Borussia Dortmund with a 1-0 win over Hertha Berlin to move level on points with the Bundesliga leader on Saturday.Midfielder Javi Martinez, who excelled in the 0-0 draw at Liverpool in the Champions League on Tuesday, completed a fine week by scoring Bayern's winner ...

Bayern enduring its worst Bundesliga season in 7 years

Soccer 02/04/19, 10:42

Bayern Munich is putting together its worst Bundesliga performance in seven years.A 3-1 loss at Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday was Bayern's fourth so far this campaign — as many as it had all of last season. Bayern hasn't lost so many games by the 20th round since Borussia Dortmund last ...

Bayern goalkeeper Neuer injures hand, out of Leverkusen game

Soccer 02/01/19, 16:49

Bayern Munich captain Manuel Neuer has been ruled out of the Bundesliga game at Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday.Bayern says its 32-year-old goalkeeper injured his right hand in training on Friday and is remaining in Munich rather than traveling with the squad.Bayern, the six-time defending champion, did not give the extent ...

James entering decisive days at Bayern with future unclear

Sports 01/24/19, 06:30

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 ...

South Korean youngster Jeong lifting gloom at Bayern Munich

Soccer 11/29/18, 07:50

Amid talk of a crisis at Bayern Munich, the emergence of midfielder Jeong Woo-yeong has provided a welcome development.The 19-year-old South Korean made his Bayern debut in the 5-1 win over Benfica in the Champions League on Tuesday, becoming the first from his country to play for the Bavarian powerhouse.Though ...

Bayern routs Benfica 5-1 to advance in Champions League

Soccer 11/27/18, 17:27

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 ...

Bayern no longer talking about 7th straight Bundesliga title

Soccer 11/26/18, 07:21

No one at Bayern Munich is talking about a seventh consecutive Bundesliga title anymore.The club is back in crisis with coach Niko Kovac likely to pay the price for the team's failure to reinforce the squad in the offseason.Bayern's 3-3 draw against relegation-threatened Fortuna Duesseldorf has left the defending champions ...

Madrid, Bayern back in crisis as Champions League resumes

Sports 11/26/18, 00:02

Real Madrid and Bayern Munich return to the Champions League on Tuesday in crisis mode after the latest setbacks in their domestic leagues.Madrid, the three-time European defending champion, was humiliated 3-0 by Eibar in Spain on Saturday. The first defeat for new coach Santiago Solari renews debate over his team's ...

Coach Joachim Loew leaves Boateng out of Germany squad

Soccer 11/09/18, 13:51

Germany coach Joachim Loew has left Jerome Boateng out of the squad for upcoming games against Russia and the Netherlands."I'm convinced that a break would also do him good," Loew said on Friday. "I told him that we also have a lot of alternatives for his position, especially with younger ...

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