MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has hit back at criticism of the club's transfer activity and promised a squad that can challenge for major honors next...
BERLIN (AP) — Captain Manuel Neuer returned from six weeks out injured to help Bayern Munich complete a domestic double after beating Leipzig 3-0 in the German Cup final on Saturday.
BERLIN (AP) — Germany will be without Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos for its upcoming European Championship qualifiers against Belarus and Estonia.
MUNICH (AP) — 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.
Bayern and Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer injured again
DUESSELDORF, Germany (AP) — 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...
Bayern goalkeeper Neuer injures hand, out of Leverkusen game
MUNICH (AP) — 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 of Neuer's injury, nor an indication of how many games he will miss. Reserve goalkeeper Sven Ulreich will play in his place.
Lewandowski scores as Bayern keeps pace with Dortmund
MUNICH (AP) — Robert Lewandowski made up for missing a penalty by scoring in a 4-1 win for Bayern Munich over Stuttgart on Sunday, ensuring his side kept pace with his former team Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga.
Lewandowski rounded Ron-Robert Zieler to score his 12th goal of the season in the 84th minute, keeping second-placed Bayern six points behind Dortmund after the 19th round. Dortmund routed Hannover 5-1 on Saturday.
Starring role beckons for Alphonso Davies at Bayern Munich
BERLIN (AP) — Canadian teenager Alphonso Davies could be thrown in at the deep end.
The 18-year-old winger will likely get his first taste of Bundesliga action for Bayern Munich in the coming weeks, if not on Friday.
Bayern restarts the league after the winter break at Hoffenheim, where Davies could play because of injuries to Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben. Serge Gnabry and Kingsley Coman are the only two other healthy wingers Bayern has.
Goalkeeper Neuer omitted from Kicker list of Germany’s best
MUNICH (AP) — Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has been omitted from Kicker magazine's winter rankings of the country's best players for the first time since 2007 because of a drop in performance.
The Bayern Munich captain had been ruled out twice before because of injury, but this time the 32-year-old Neuer's omission is for sporting reasons following his recovery from a hairline fracture in his left foot.
Dortmund comes from behind to beat Bayern 3-2, move 7 ahead
BERLIN (AP) — Paco Alcacer and Marco Reus helped Borussia Dortmund twice come from behind to open a seven-point lead on defending Bundesliga champion Bayern Munich with a 3-2 win on Saturday.
"It looks like a lot, feels like it, too," Bayern coach Niko Kovac said of the gap after his side's best performance in weeks. "But in football everything is possible."
Champions league: Bayern made to work for 2-0 win over AEK
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Bayern Munich exploited a brief lapse in AEK Athens' determined defense to score twice in two minutes for a 2-0 win in the Champions League, easing pressure on the Bundesliga champions and coach Niko Kovac.
Shaking off a mistake-prone first half, Javi Martinez and Robert Lewandowski struck in the 61st and 63rd minutes at the Olympic Stadium for Bayern's second victory in Group E, as AEK suffered its third defeat.
Germany loses again in 2-1 defeat to World Cup winner France
PARIS (AP) — Germany's year just keeps getting worse.
France handed the struggling Germans a 2-1 defeat in the UEFA Nations League on Tuesday, meaning Die Mannschaft has lost two straight competitive games for the first time since 2000.
It was Germany's sixth loss overall in 2018, and fourth in its last six competitive games after a group-stage exit at the World Cup.
Bayern loses to ’Gladbach, Dortmund wins dramatic game 4-3
BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich slumped to another defeat in the Bundesliga as Borussia Moenchengladbach pounded the defending champion 3-0 on Saturday.
Meanwhile, Borussia Dortmund maintained its unbeaten start in dramatic fashion.
Bayern, beaten by Hertha Berlin last weekend, was bidding to end a three-game run without a win, but the latest loss will pile the pressure on Niko Kovac and call into question his ongoing tenure as coach.
Bayern draws 1-1 against Ajax in Champions League
MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich held on to a 1-1 draw against Ajax in the Champions League on Tuesday as the German team's recent wobbles continued.
Noussair Mazraoui scored for the visitors after Mats Hummels headed Bayern into an early lead, and the home side was fortunate to secure a point after Lasse Schone rattled the crossbar in injury time. Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer got his fingertips to the shot.
Tolisso injury overshadows Bayern’s 3-1 win vs Leverkusen
BERLIN (AP) — Corentin Tolisso scored with a snap shot before injuring his knee in Bayern Munich's 3-1 win over Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga on Saturday.
The France midfielder equalized for Bayern after Wendell put the visitors ahead with a retaken penalty. But Tolisso had to go off before the break after colliding with Kevin Volland.
Tolisso immediately clutched his right knee as he fell down, and needed help leaving the field as he made way for James Rodriguez.
FIFA charges Mexico after fans chant anti-gay slur
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — FIFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Mexico after its fans used an anti-gay slur during the team's 1-0 win over Germany.
Some Mexican supporters chanted the slur when Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer prepared to take a goal kick in the 24th minute of Sunday's game at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.
Fans in Mexico use the chant to insult opposing goalkeepers as they take a goal kick. Widely considered a slur, some argue there is no discriminatory intent.
MOSCOW (AP) — Defending World Cup champions have been finding it hard to get out of the group stage lately, and Germany is proving no exception.
The 2014 champions, ranked No. 1 in the world, were exposed defensively and surprisingly beaten by Mexico 1-0 on Sunday, putting its hopes of advancement in doubt.
Well, not everyone is in doubt.
"We will make it," Germany coach Joachim Loew said. "There's no reason to fall apart because you lose one game."
SAMARA, Russia (AP) — Hundreds of curious onlookers watched Costa Rica run through drills as the Central American team opened up a practice this week at its World Cup base in St. Petersburg.
But all eyes seemed to be on Keylor Navas, the Ticos' goalkeeper. He even gave one lucky boy his practice jersey afterward.
EPPAN, Italy (AP) — In a sign of Germany's depth of talent, Leroy Sane was left out of the defending champion's final World Cup squad on Monday.
The 22-year-old winger, who won the Premier League title with Manchester City and was voted young player of the year by the Professional Footballers' Association, didn't make the cut when Joachim Loew reduced his squad to 23 players.
Germany beaten by Austria 2-1 on Neuer’s return
KLAGENFURT, Austria (AP) — Manuel Neuer played his first match since September as Germany was beaten 2-1 by Austria in its penultimate warmup game for the World Cup on Saturday.
The Bayern Munich goalkeeper, who has recovered from a hairline fracture in his left foot, played the entire match but couldn't prevent the world champions, who were missing several regulars, from losing for the second straight game after a 1-0 defeat to Brazil in March.
TERESOPOLIS, Brazil (AP) — Brazil's goalkeeping coaches have no hesitation in anointing Alisson as the team's No. 1 for the World Cup, and are even comparing him to Germany's Manuel Neuer.
Goalkeeping coach Claudio Taffarel, who played three World Cups for Brazil and won the trophy in 1994, said Alisson has developed "amazingly" at Roma this past season and deserves to start in Russia even though it will be he his first tournament.
BERLIN (AP) — Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has been included in Bayern Munich's squad for the German Cup final on Saturday, boosting hopes he will be fit enough for the World Cup.
Neuer, who hasn't played since September because of a hairline fracture in his left foot after being injured in training, says it's "perhaps the best news of the day."
DORTMUND, Germany (AP) — Germany included injured captain Manuel Neuer in its preliminary World Cup squad on Tuesday, striker Nils Petersen was a surprise call-up, and Mario Goetze was left out altogether.
Neuer, who hasn't played since September because of a hairline fracture in his left foot, was one of four goalkeepers to be selected as Germany coach Joachim Loew gives him every chance of proving his fitness for the tournament in Russia.
MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes says goalkeeper Manuel Neuer is making good progress and "has everything that a goalkeeper needs," raising fans' hopes that the Germany captain will be able to play at the World Cup.
Neuer hasn't played since September with a hairline fracture in his left foot after being injured in training and the 32-year-old is running out of time to prove his fitness for this summer's tournament in Russia.
MUNICH (AP) — Germany captain Manuel Neuer will not play in Bayern Munich's final Bundesliga game, putting his World Cup participation in doubt after the goalkeeper missed most of the season with a hairline fracture in his left foot.
Neuer, who hasn't played since September after being injured in training, is running out of time to prove his fitness for this summer's tournament in Russia.
Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer returns to training
MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer celebrated his 32nd birthday by returning to training for the first time since September.
Bayern says the Germany captain completed two 10-minute running sessions under the guidance of fitness and rehabilitation coach Thomas Wilhelmi.
Neuer hasn't played since getting another hairline fracture of the metatarsal in his left foot while training, a repeat of the injury he sustained toward the end of last season.
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's biggest concern three months ahead of its World Cup defense is whether captain Manuel Neuer will be fit enough to lead the side in Russia.
Bayern reserve goalkeeper Sven Ulreich extends contract
MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich has rewarded goalkeeper Sven Ulreich for impressive performances this season by extending his contract for three years.
The Bundesliga leader says the 29-year-old Ulreich, whose deal was due to expire at the end of the campaign, will stay at the club until at least June 2021.
Ulreich, who joined from Stuttgart in 2015 as Manuel Neuer's back-up, has played 23 games for Bayern, most of them this season following the No. 1 goalkeeper's long-term injury.
Bayern edges Leipzig 5-4 on penalties in German Cup
BERLIN (AP) — Sven Ulreich saved former teammate Timo Werner's penalty in a shootout to send Bayern Munich through to the third round of the German Cup at Leipzig's expense on Wednesday.
With the game deadlocked at 1-1 after extra time, both sides' players converted their spot-kicks until Ulreich, who had been Werner's teammate at Stuttgart, guessed correctly. He stopped the Germany forward's shot from reaching the bottom right corner to give Bayern a 5-4 win on penalties.
Germany recalls Boateng, Sane for World Cup qualifiers
BERLIN (AP) — Jerome Boateng and Leroy Sane were recalled by Germany on Friday as it bids to wrap up World Cup qualification against Northern Ireland next week.
World champion Germany, which has eight wins from eight games in Europe Group C, will seal its place at next year's tournament in Russia if it can secure a point against second-placed Northern Ireland in Belfast on Oct. 5.
Bundesliga: Neuer eases back into action in Bayern win
BERLIN (AP) — Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer had an easy return to action as his Bayern Munich won at Werder Bremen 2-0 in the Bundesliga on Saturday.
Robert Lewandowski scored both late goals in three minutes to lead Bayern to a 16th successive win over Bremen.
It was Neuer's first match since breaking his foot against Real Madrid in April, and the 'keeper was never really troubled.
MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer will miss the club's summer tour to China and Singapore as he continues his recovery from a broken metatarsal.
Neuer says, "Everything's going to plan. I'm aiming to be fit for the first game of the season against Bayer Leverkusen. I'm going to work hard every day to achieve that."
Neuer injured his foot in April and was on crutches until this week. Bayern starts the new Bundesliga season against Leverkusen on Aug. 18.
SOCHI, Russia (AP) — The youngest captain to lead Germany into a tournament in 105 years, Julian Draxler has effortlessly taken on the task of mentoring an inexperienced squad.
All while displaying the versatility linking up attacks that has helped to steer Germany into the Confederations Cup semifinals.
MAINZ, Germany (AP) — Mainz signed former Germany goalkeeper Rene Adler on a free transfer on Thursday.
The 32-year-old Adler was getting a two-year deal, the Bundesliga club said.
Adler kept five clean sheets in 19 appearances for league rival Hamburger SV last season. He joined the northern club in 2012 from Bayer Leverkusen, where he'd been since 2003. Altogether he made 255 Bundesliga appearances for both clubs.
MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich midfielder Javi Martinez will miss the rest of the season after fracturing his collarbone while walking in the mountains in Spain.
The club says the 28-year-old Martinez was injured Sunday and underwent an operation in Munich on Tuesday.
Bayern, which already wrapped up the Bundesliga title with three games to spare, will also be without injured goalkeepers Manuel Neuer and Sven Ulreich for the final two games of the season against Leipzig and Freiburg.
Bayern’s Neuer out for rest of season with foot fracture
MUNICH (AP) — Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has been ruled out for the rest of the season after suffering a fracture to his left foot in Bayern Munich's Champions League quarterfinal defeat at Real Madrid on Tuesday.
The club says Neuer sustained the injury in extra time, as Cristiano Ronaldo scored his third goal of Madrid's 4-2 victory. The 31-year-old Neuer had already had a minor operation on his left foot on March 29 after a training-ground injury.
Neuer back at Bayern training, concerns over Lewandowski
MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer returned to training on Monday, increasing the likelihood of him playing against Real Madrid on Wednesday.
Neuer, who underwent a minor operation on his left foot following a training-ground injury on March 29, missed Bayern's Bundesliga games against Augsburg, Hoffenheim, and Borussia Dortmund.
Bayern says the chances of Neuer facing Madrid in the first leg of their Champions League quarterfinal are "good."
BERLIN (AP) — Robert Lewandowski scored twice against his former side to help Bundesliga leader Bayern Munich warm up for Real Madrid by downing Borussia Dortmund 4-1 on Saturday.
Lewandowski scored with a free kick and a penalty to take his tally to a Bundesliga-leading 25 goals, overtaking Dortmund counterpart Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
BERLIN (AP) — Andrej Kramaric's first-half strike was enough for Hoffenheim to beat Bayern Munich 1-0 as the Bundesliga leaders fell to just their second defeat of the season on Tuesday.
Kramaric let fly from distance after Mats Hummels failed to properly clear and Bayern reserve 'keeper Sven Ulreich was unable to keep the effort out, despite getting his hand to the ball in the 21st minute.
Bayern goalkeeper Neuer to miss 2 games with foot injury
MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich will have to do without goalkeeper Manuel Neuer for two games because of a foot injury.
The 31-year-old Germany goalkeeper injured his left foot in training on Wednesday. Club doctor Markus Walther performed a small operation and the club said Thursday that it "went optimally."
Neuer, who already missed Germany's recent games against England and Azerbaijan because of calf problems, will miss Bayern's league games against Augsburg on Saturday and Hoffenheim on Tuesday.
BERLIN (AP) — Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has pulled out of the upcoming games against England and Azerbaijan because of calf problems.
Neuer, who played a full game for Bayern Munich at Borussia Moenchengladbach on Sunday, will remain in Munich for treatment.
The German soccer federation says coach Joachim Loew has called up Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Kevin Trapp in the 30-year-old Neuer's place. Trapp has been called up for the squad before but has yet to appear for Germany.
BERLIN (AP) — Thomas Mueller scored on his 250th Bundesliga appearance to stretch Bayern Munich's lead to 13 points with a 1-0 win at Borussia Moenchengladbach on Sunday.
Bayern, which has lost only once in the league all season, took a big step toward an unprecedented fifth straight title after Leipzig's surprise defeat at Werder Bremen on Saturday. There are nine rounds remaining after the international break.
Bayern Munich scrapes past Wolfsburg 1-0 in German Cup
BERLIN (AP) — A first-half strike from Douglas Costa was enough for defending champion Bayern Munich to edge Wolfsburg 1-0 at home and scrape into the German Cup quarterfinals on Tuesday.
Costa scored with a deflected shot in the 18th minute but Bayern failed to build on its greater possession and was made to suffer late on as Wolfsburg grew in confidence.
Lewandowski gets superb winner as Bayern beats Freiburg 2-1
MUNICH (AP) — Robert Lewandowski showed impressive dexterity to score an injury-time winner as Bundesliga leader Bayern Munich scraped a 2-1 win at Freiburg on Friday.
The Poland striker was near the penalty spot when he jumped up to expertly chest down Franck Ribery's high cross with his back to goal. Lewandowski turned sharply, flicked the ball up with his right foot and then still had enough balance to volley a low shot into the bottom corner with his left.
Bayern back on top of Bundesliga before Leipzig showdown
BERLIN (AP) — Douglas Costa's fine second-half strike was enough for Bayern Munich to return to the top of the Bundesliga with a labored 1-0 win at bottom side Darmstadt on Sunday.
Bayern leads on goal difference from promoted Leipzig before the sides meet in Munich on Wednesday.
It seemed the defending champions were already looking ahead to the next game as they produced an uninspired performance against Darmstadt, which had fired coach Norbert Meier on Monday after six straight losses.
Bayern and Arsenal to meet again in Champions League
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — In another edition of a one-sided Champions League rivalry, Bayern Munich will play Arsenal in the round of 16 for the third time in five seasons.
Bayern ousted Arsenal in back-to-back seasons in the first knockout round in 2013 and '14, and also in 2005. Still, they traded home wins in the group stage last season, and this time Arsenal is seeded so will host the return match on March 7.
Bayern returns to top of Bundesliga with 3-1 win in Mainz
BERLIN (AP) — It was far from convincing but Bayern Munich did enough to return to the top of the Bundesliga on goal difference with a 3-1 win at Mainz on Friday.
Robert Lewandowski scored two goals against his favorite Bundesliga opponent with Arjen Robben grabbing the other as Bayern joined promoted Leipzig on 30 points. The defending champions are three goals better off before Leipzig's game at home against Schalke on Saturday.
Germany leaves without Neuer, Brandt for San Marino
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer will miss the World Cup qualifier against San Marino after feeling unwell shortly before the team's departure on Wednesday.
Neuer's club, Bayern Munich, later said in a statement that the goalkeeper was examined and diagnosed with a viral infection. He was told to rest for a few days.
The German soccer federation said midfielder Julian Brandt also stayed home, down with the flu.
Bayern Munich toils to win, Dortmund flying in Bundesliga
BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich conceded for the first time and labored to maintain its winning start to the Bundesliga while Borussia Dortmund underlined its title credentials with another rout on Saturday.
Rafinha sealed Bayern's 3-1 home win over Ingolstadt after the visitors missed a host of chances to equalize, while Dortmund thrashed Darmstadt 6-0 to follow Wednesday's 6-0 win over Legia Warsaw in the Champions League.
Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer named Germany captain
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has been named captain of the national team, replacing the retired Bastian Schweinsteiger.
Germany coach Joachim Loew announced his decision Thursday, one day after Schweinsteiger played his last match in a 2-0 friendly win over Finland.