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Bayern Munich close gap to leaders Borussia Dortmund with victory at Mainz

Champions Bayern Munich cut the gap to leaders Borussia Dortmund but were far from impressive in their 2-1 victory at Mainz on Saturday as they made it three wins in three matches in all competitions following their early-season dip in form.
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Ilkay Gundogan out, Leroy Sane in as Joachim Loew names Germany squad

Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan was left out as Germany coach Joachim Loew named a 23-man squad for upcoming Nations League matches against the Netherlands and France.
Bayern Munich's Niko Kovac

Uli Hoeness: Niko Kovac has ‘neck on line’ for rotating Bayern players

Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness suggested that coach Niko Kovac's decision to rotate players is behind the club's recent struggles and that he is risking his job by doing so.

Bayern Munich’s Leon Goretzka nursing knock after left-back debut

Bayern Munich midfielder Leon Goretzka faces a race to be fit to face Hertha Berlin on Friday after twisting his ankle playing out of position at left-back.

Lothar Matthaus expecting three-way race for Bundesliga title

Nevertheless, Matthaus believes that both Borussia Dortmund, who finished fourth, and Wolfsburg, who amazingly survived relegation by beating Holstein Kiel 4-1 on aggregate in the play-offs, can challenge Niko Kovac's men for the title this time around.
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Karl-Heinz Rummenigge: Bayern Munich have ‘financial means’ to make mega-signing

Bayern Munich have the funds to make a big transfer, but only want to use it when they see the "necessity" for it, CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has said.
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Germany’s Ilkay Gundogan: I can return home with a smile after applause

Ilkay Gundogan says he was happy to have been applauded by sections of the crowd as he came on as a substitute for Germany in the 0-0 draw with France in their Nations League opener in Munich on Thursday night.
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Sami Khedira dropped as Leroy Sane returns to Germany squad

Manchester City's Leroy Sane returns to the Germany squad for next month's matches against France and Peru, but there is no place for Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira.
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Bayern Munich star Kingsley Coman out for weeks after ankle injury

France winger Kingsley Coman will be sidelined for several weeks after tearing ligaments in his left ankle for the second time this year during Bayern Munich’s win on the opening weekend of the new Bundesliga season.
Robert Lewandowski (right) celebrates with Thomas Muller after finding the net

Robert Lewandowski saves Bayern from humiliation

Mighty Bayern Munich needed a late Robert Lewandowski goal on Saturday to secure a 1-0 German Cup win over Drochtersen/Assel, a fourth division village side who had described the occasion as their “game of the century”.

Germany coach Loew surprised by Ozil’s resignation

Mesut Ozil’s shock retirement from international football caught Germany head coach Joachim Loew by surprise, it emerged on Tuesday.
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Germany dumped out of World Cup after Korea defeat

Holders Germany were knocked out of the World Cup on a stunning afternoon in Group F, courtesy of a 2-0 defeat against South Korea.

Germany announce final World Cup squad without Leroy Sané

After months of speculation, Bayern Munich’s Manuel Neuer will travel to Russia as Germany’s number one goalkeeper despite having only come back from an eight-month injury lay-off in Saturday’s friendly defeat to Austria.

Arturo Vidal wants Jupp Heynckes to stay on as Bayern Munich coach

Arturo Vidal has backed Jupp Heynckes to continue as Bayern Munich coach "for many years to come."

Major January transfers in Europe

AFP Sport rounds up some of the most notable deals to have happened in Europe as the January window prepares to slam shut on Wednesday.

Bayern Munich confirm interest in signing Leon Goretzka

Bayern Munich have confirmed their interest in signing Schalke midfielder Leon Goretzka.

Manchester United interested in Schalke midfielder Leon Goretzka

Goretzka is out of contract in the summer and would be free to negotiate a pre-contract agreement with foreign clubs from January 1.

Bayern Munich thrash Freiburg on Jupp Heynckes return

Jupp Heynckes made a perfect start to his fourth spell as Bayern Munich coach with a 5-0 thrashing of Freiburg at the Allianz Arena on Saturday.

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