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Mats Hummels set to return to Bayern Munich from Borussia Dortmund

espnfc.com — Mats Hummels was a name known in Munich long before he was close to making it into Bayern's first team. In 2005, club bosses at Sabener Strasse were privately praising him as the greatest defensive talent to come through the ranks in decades. "Wait until you see him!"

Pep Guardiola and Bayern Munich left with it all to do against Atletico

espnfc.com — In many ways, Bayern Munich's 1-0 first leg defeat to Atletico Madrid in the Champions League on Wednesday panned out just as feared by the visitors. They dominated possession and probed at the Vicente Calderon, but the Spaniards got on the score sheet with one devastating attack from Saul Niguez.

Bayern Munich need Thomas Muller more than ever against Atletico

espnfc.com — Thomas Muller's playing style has remained so unique that it's now considered a specialist role. In the "Football Manager" computer game, you can instruct your striker to play as a Raumdeuter -- an interpreter of space, as Muller once memorably described himself.

Roger Schmidt defies his critics to keep Bayer Leverkusen on upward curve

theguardian.com — Only a few weeks ago, Bayer Leverkusen's results vector was pointing so resolutely downward that there was talk of things being over for Roger in the cockpit, as experts queued up to explain that the dive down the table was all about Schmidt.

Javi Martinez talks to ESPN FC about Bayern Munich Pep Guardiola and more

espnfc.com — "Crazy" and "outrageous" were the words used by Bayern Munich's sporting director Matthias Sammer to describe the prospect of the German club triggering Javi Martínez's €40 million release clause in the summer of 2012. "We won't do it, as things stand," Sammer added.

Managing peak Schalke: media madness, money and messy misunderstandings

theguardian.com — Sky Deutschland were berated for showing "a lack of respect" at the weekend and it was hard to disagree: inflicting the heinous Heino as a guest on the unsuspecting viewers of its Sky90 talk show on Sunday night must rank as an all-time low for German football television (although this cringe-tastic aberration cannot be far behind).

Das Reboot by Raphael Honigstein

waterstones.com — "Football is a simple game; 22 men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end, the Germans always win," (Gary Lineker). 13 July 2014, World Cup Final, the last ten minutes of extra time: Germany forward Mario Gotze, receiving a floated pass from his international teammate Andre Schurrle, jumps slightly to meet the ball and cushion it with his chest.

Manchester City Cristiano Ronaldo Champions League TOTW

espnfc.com — The Champions League quarterfinals are over, with holders Barcelona knocked out and Manchester City reaching the last four for the first time ever. Here's the UCL TOTW, with Manuel Pellegrini's men well-represented following their heroics against Paris St-Germain.

What's trending in football

espnfc.com — Here are the latest stories from Thursday. - For the second time in three seasons, Barcelona's Champions League campaign has ended at the quarterfinal stage, at the hands of Atletico Madrid. Samuel Marsden's player ratings.

Bayern Munich joy Wolfsburg woe in Champions League

espnfc.com — Bayern Munich and VfL Wolfsburg might be in the same league but they continue to inhabit very different planets when it comes to international football. While the Bavarians' status as one of the best three teams of the current decade was confirmed by making it to a fifth consecutive semifinal appearance in the Champions League, Dieter Hecking's men had their dream of gatecrashing the elite's party cruelly destroyed.
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Apr 29, 2016

wtf? Hailing like mad in NW5. I think Arsene was right about that "difficult climate"...wtf? Hailing like mad in NW5. I think Arsene was right about that "difficult climate"...

Apr 29, 2016

Riyad Mahrez: Spieler des Jahres in England. Ein paar Gedanken dazu: redbulletin.com/int/de/sports/…

Apr 29, 2016

RT @flopumuc: Pep: "Nach diesem Spiel you kill me - aber: ich bin noch nicht tot!" Zeilen-Lieferant, der Guardiola. Gefällt.

Apr 29, 2016

@Dr_Desi_Nick I didn't write that he was found out, I wrote that he could never reach the same levels after 2013 again.


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