Bayern Munich

  • James Rodriguez is a typical No.10 who d...

    Bayern Munich playmaker James Rodriguez is a “typical No. 10 who doesn’t like tracking back”, according to former midfielder Michael Ballack. The Colombia international linked up with the Bundesliga champions over the summer in an initial loan move from Real Madrid which include...

    James Rodriguez is a typical No.10 who doesn't track back - Ballack

    Bayern Munich playmaker James Rodriguez is a “typical No. 10 who doesn’t like tracking back”, according to former midfielder Michael Ballack. The Colombia international linked up with the Bundesliga champions over the summer in an initial loan move from Real Madrid which includes an option for a permanent switch. Hamburg 13/2 to beat Leverkusen He has faced criticism since his arrival at the Allianz Arena, with questions being asked of his ability to adapt his game to meet the demands of life in the German top-flight. Ballack believes that is down to his mentality as a creative influence, but believes the 26-year-old will be given time to get things right as he has the full support of manager Carlo Ancelotti. The former Bayern midfielder told Bild: "He is a giant footballer, but he still has problems with the pace of the game.  “Against Schalke his pace going backwards improved. He is just a typical No. 10 who doesn’t like tracking back.  “James has the advantage that he has a good connection with his coach.  “Carlo put him in a difficult situation because there was already criticism of him. For a player this is a big advantage if you have a coach who is standing beside you when you're being questioned." James was given just five minutes of action towards the end of Bayern’s 2-2 draw with Wolfsburg on Friday, as they squandered a two-goal lead to be held on home soil. His next opportunity to impress could come against big-spending Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday, with Ancelotti’s side heading to the French capital to face his former club in Champions League competition. Ballack believes that contest offers Bayern a chance to prove their strength against a formidable continental foe, with it up to the likes of Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery to show that they can mix it with PSG stars Neymar and Kylian Mbappe. "For the Bavarians it is a chance to determine to where they stand,” added the ex-Germany international. “Above all, the attacking unit of Paris will want to show that they can rightly play for the Champions League title.  “For the Robbens and Riberys, it is a great opportunity to show the Neymars and Mbappes that they can.  “For Bayern, a draw would be a good result. PSG have more pressure on them following their spending." Both Bayern and PSG opened their respective 2017-18 Champions League group stage campaigns with a win, with the former seeing off Anderlecht 3-0 while the latter crushed Celtic 5-0 in Glasgow.

  • Bayern hit 13-year low with second-half ...

    A 2-2 league draw is usually not something for a club to be overly upset about, but for Bayern Munich that result saw the club reach a couple of low points that hadn't been seen in over a decade.  Carlo Ancelotti's side held a 2-0 advantage at half-time thanks to goals from Robe...

    Bayern hit 13-year low with second-half collapse against Wolfsburg

    A 2-2 league draw is usually not something for a club to be overly upset about, but for Bayern Munich that result saw the club reach a couple of low points that hadn't been seen in over a decade.  Carlo Ancelotti's side held a 2-0 advantage at half-time thanks to goals from Robert Lewandowski and Arjen Robben, but were pegged back in the second half by Maximilian Arnold and Daniel Didavi. Cologne 17/2 to beat Hannover 1-0 The result marked the first time since March of 2004 that the club dropped points at home while holding a 2-0 lead at the break, and the draw was the first time Bayern had dropped any home points to Wolfsburg since 2001.  2001 - @VfLWolfsburg_EN have gained a point in an away game against Bayern for the first time since December 2001 (3-3). Comeback. #FCBWOB pic.twitter.com/BqporpIQCr — OptaFranz (@OptaFranz) September 22, 2017 While the result changed some trends in a negative way for the Bavarians, it continued a positive trend for Wolfsburg manager Martin Schmidt, who has not lost in three trips to the Allianz Arena, an accomplishment last reached by Jurgen Klopp in 2014.  3 - Martin Schmidt hasn’t lost any of his last 3 away games against Bayern - the 1st manager to do so since J. Klopp (2011-2014). Favourite. pic.twitter.com/wYHoaLU7EI — OptaFranz (@OptaFranz) September 22, 2017 While the point pulled Bayern level with Borussia Dortmund at the top of the table, BVB can go three points clear with a win against Borussia Monchengladbach on Saturday. 

  • Ancelotti slams Bayern for lack of inten...

    Bayern Munich coach Carlo Ancelotti cited his side's lack of intensity after they threw away a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with Wolfsburg at the Allianz Arena on Friday. Bayern raced into a half-time lead thanks to goals from Robert Lewandowski and Rafinha, who unwittingly deflect...

    Ancelotti slams Bayern for lack of intensity after Wolfsburg fightback

    Bayern Munich coach Carlo Ancelotti cited his side's lack of intensity after they threw away a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with Wolfsburg at the Allianz Arena on Friday. Bayern raced into a half-time lead thanks to goals from Robert Lewandowski and Rafinha, who unwittingly deflected in Arjen Robben's already goal-bound shot.  Cologne 14/5 to beat Hannover The reigning Bundesliga champions were nothing like their fluent best and were made to pay for their sluggishness in the second half as efforts from Maximilian Arnold and Daniel Didavi earned Wolfsburg an unlikely point.  Arnold's goal came courtesy of a terrible mistake from replacement goalkeeper Sven Ulreich, but Ancelotti was quick to point out that whole team should take responsibility for the dropped points.  "We did not play as we wanted," he said. "We were slow, without intensity and not compact enough.   "We did not have the game under control as usual, so the game went like this. Sven made a mistake, but the result is that we did not play well as a team." The game marked Wolfsburg's second under the guidance of Martin Schmidt following the sacking of Andries Jonker this week.  And the new man explained that the stirring second-half comeback was thanks to the values instilled in the team by Jonker.  Schmidt said: "If you are down to Bayern 2-0 and have a point at the end, you can drive home contentedly.   "The point, the performance, the passion and the mentality, which we showed in the second half, belong to my predecessor, Andries Jonker."

  • Bayern Munich 2 Wolfsburg 2: Ulreich how...

    Bayern Munich were denied a return to the Bundesliga summit as Wolfsburg's stunning second-half comeback secured a 2-2 draw at the Allianz Arena.  Robert Lewandowski opened the scoring just after the half-hour mark from the penalty spot to register his seventh league goal of the...

    Bayern Munich 2 Wolfsburg 2: Ulreich howler sparks shock comeback

    Bayern Munich were denied a return to the Bundesliga summit as Wolfsburg's stunning second-half comeback secured a 2-2 draw at the Allianz Arena.  Robert Lewandowski opened the scoring just after the half-hour mark from the penalty spot to register his seventh league goal of the campaign.  Arjen Robben's shot was then deflected in by Rafinha for a second as Carlo Ancelotti's side raced into a two-goal lead at the break. Replacing the injured Manuel Neuer, Sven Ulreich then made a mess of Maximilian Arnold's long-range free-kick to give the visitors a lifeline. An improbable turnaround was completed seven minutes from time when Daniel Didavi headed home, with Mats Hummels missing a last-gasp chance to win it for the hosts. Bayern will need to pick themselves up quickly as they face a daunting trip to France on Wednesday for a Champions League clash against Paris Saint-Germain.  The home side started in ominous fashion with Arturo Vidal and Jerome Boateng both seeing goal-bound efforts blocked inside the opening few minutes.  Wolfsburg soon found their shape, though, and kept Bayern's formidable attack at bay with surprising ease in the opening half hour.    They even managed to carve out a half-chance of their own, but Arnold was unable to keep his left-footed strike from long distance on target. The breakthrough came in the 33rd minute – and in fortuitous circumstances – when Lewandowski went to ground easily as he attempted to turn Marcel Tisserand inside the area.  The referee was convinced he had been fouled and the prolific Poland international picked himself up to slot past Koen Casteels from the spot.  There was also a huge slice of luck about Bayern's second, which arrived just before the break. Robben drove towards the area and the Dutchman's low strike was diverted past a helpless Casteels by the heel of Rafinha. Early in the second half Robben came close to adding another, but his whipped shot from Franck Ribery's cutback fizzed just over the crossbar.  Wolfsburg pulled a goal back 11 minutes after the interval and it was a moment that Ulreich will want to forget in a hurry. The 29-year-old inexplicably chose to try to keep out Arnold's free-kick with just one hand, but it offered little resistance as the ball powered past him into the net. Robben then squandered a golden opportunity to score as he drilled wide with only Casteels to beat.  Ribery blazed over what was practically an open goal with a little over 10 minutes remaining and was made to pay soon after when Didavi met Paul Verhaegh's cross to plant a header in off the post to draw the visitors level. Who said @VfLWolfsburg_EN comeback? Spot on!

  • TV Guide: Date, time and where to get yo...

    It's a packed weekend of European League games follopwed by mid-week Champions League and Europa League clashes. Liverpool face the Leicester City test once again, Real Madrid will want to alter their bad start in the La Liga while Juventus come against Torino in the Turin derby....

    TV Guide: Date, time and where to get your football fix

    It's a packed weekend of European League games follopwed by mid-week Champions League and Europa League clashes. Liverpool face the Leicester City test once again, Real Madrid will want to alter their bad start in the La Liga while Juventus come against Torino in the Turin derby. FIFA U-17 World Cup: Know Your India U17 Players High profile Champions League clashes beckon among which Dortmund host Cristiano Ronaldo and Co. and PSG welcome Bayern to Paris. Meanwhile, Arsenal travel to Belarus to play against Bate in the Europa League after their Premier League fixture on Tuesday.   Fri, Sep 22 Match Time (IST) Channel Bundesliga: FC Bayern Munich vs. Wolfsburg 11:46 PM Star Sports Select 2, Star Sports Select HD 2   Sat, Sep 23 Match Time (IST) Channel Ligue 1: Losc Lille Sa vs. A.S. Monaco 12:00 AM Sony ESPN, Sony ESPN HD Premier League: West Ham vs. Tottenham Hotspur 4:50 PM Star Sports Select 1, Star Sports Select HD 1 Premier League: Southampton vs. Manchester United 7:20 PM Star Sports Select 1, Star Sports Select HD 1 La Liga Santander: Alaves vs. Real Madrid 8:00 PM Sony Ten 2 Ligue 1: Montpellier Herault S.C. vs. Paris Saint-Germain 8:30 PM Sony ESPN, Sony ESPN HD Bundesliga: Borussia Dortmund vs. Borussia M'gladbach 9:46 PM Star Sports Select 2, Star Sports Select HD 2 Premier League: Leicester City vs. Liverpool 9:50 PM Star Sports Select 1, Star Sports Select HD 1 La Liga Santander: Malaga vs. Athletic Bilbao 10:00 PM Sony Ten 2 Eredivisie: Feyenoord vs. NAC Breda 11:00 PM Neo Prime Ligue 1: Olympique Lyonnais vs. Dijon Football Cote-dor 11:30 PM Sony ESPN HD   Sun, Sep 24 Match Time (IST) Channel La Liga Santander: Girona vs. Barcelona 12:30 AM Sony Ten 2 Serie A TIM: Juventus vs. Torino 1:00 AM Sony Ten 1, Sony Ten 1 HD La Liga Santander: Espanyol vs. Deportivo 3:30 PM Sony Ten 2 Eredivisie: FC Utrecht vs. PSV Eindhoven 4:00 PM Neo Prime, Neo Sports Serie A TIM: Sampdoria vs. AC Milan 4:00 PM Sony Ten 1, Sony Ten 1 HD Eredivisie: AFC Ajax vs. Vitesse 6:00 PM Neo Prime, Neo Sports La Liga Santander: Getafe CF vs. Villarreal 8:00 PM Sony Ten 2 Premier League: Brighton & Hove Albion vs. Newcastle 8:20 PM Star Sports Select 1, Star Sports Select HD 1 Ligue 1: R.C. Strasbourg Alsace vs. F.C. Nantes 8:30 PM Sony ESPN HD La Liga Santander: Eibar vs. Celta Vigo 10:00 PM Sony Ten 2   Mon, Sep 25 Match Time (IST) Channel La Liga Santander: Real Sociedad vs. Valencia 12:30 AM Sony Ten 2 Serie A TIM: Fiorentina vs. Atalanta 12:30 AM Sony Ten 1, Sony Ten 1 HD Ligue 1: Olympique De Marseille vs. Toulouse F.C. 12:30 AM Sony ESPN, Sony ESPN HD   Tue, Sep 26 Match Time (IST) Channel Premier League: Arsenal vs. West Bromwich Albion 12:20 AM Star Sports Select 1, Star Sports Select HD 1 La Liga Santander: Real Betis vs. Real Betis 12:30 AM Sony Ten 2 UEFA Youth League: Dortmund vs. Real Madrid 7:30 PM Sony Ten 2 UEFA Champions League: Man. City vs. Shakhtar Donetsk 11:30 PM Sony Ten 3   Wed, Sep 27 Match Time (IST) Channel UEFA Champions League: Apoel vs. Tottenham 12:00 AM Sony ESPN, Sony ESPN HD UEFA Champions League: Dortmund vs. Real Madrid 12:30 AM Sony Ten 2 UEFA Champions League: Spartak Moskva vs. Liverpool 12:30 AM Sony Ten 1, Sony Ten 1 HD UEFA Youth League: Paris Saint-Germain vs. Bayern 7:30 PM Sony Ten 2   Thu, Sep 28 Match Time (IST) Channel UEFA Champions League: Sporting CP vs. Barcelona 12:00 AM Sony Ten 3 UEFA Champions League: Juventus vs. Olympiacos 12:00 AM Sony ESPN, Sony ESPN HD UEFA Champions League: Atletico Madrid vs. Chelsea 12:15 AM Sony Six, Sony Six HD UEFA Champions League: Cska Moskva vs. Man. United 12:30 AM Sony Ten 1 HD UEFA Europa League: Zenit vs. Real Sociedad 10:30 PM Sony Ten 1 HD UEFA Europa League: Athletic Bilbao vs. Zorya 10:30 PM Sony Ten 3 UEFA Europa League: Salzburg vs. Marseille 10:30 PM Sony ESPN, Sony ESPN HD UEFA Europa League: Zenit vs. Real Sociedad 10:30 PM Sony Ten 1 UEFA Europa League: Bate vs. Arsenal 10:30 PM Sony Ten 2   Fri, Sep 29 Match Time (IST) Channel UEFA Europa League: Everton vs. Apollon 12:30 AM Sony Ten 1, Sony Ten 1 HD UEFA Europa League: Lyon vs. Atalanta 12:30 AM Sony Ten 3 UEFA Europa League: Maccabi Tel-Aviv vs. Villarreal 12:30 AM Sony ESPN, Sony ESPN HD UEFA Europa League: Milan vs. Rijeka 12:30 AM Sony Ten 2   table.tableizer-table { font-size: 14px; border: 1px solid #CCC; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; } .tableizer-table td { padding: 4px; margin: 3px; border: 1px solid #CCC; } .tableizer-table th { background-color: #104E8B; color: #FFF; font-weight: bold; }

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