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MUNICH, GERMANY – OCTOBER 06: Team coach Niko Kovac of FC Bayern Muenchen reacts during the Bundesliga match between FC Bayern Muenchen and Borussia Moenchengladbach at Allianz Arena on October 6, 2018 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by A. Beier/Getty Images for FC Bayern)

Niko Kovac wants repeat of Bayern Munich’s defensive efforts at Anfield

Niko Kovac wants Bayern Munich to repeat their defensive performance from the Liverpool game when they return to Bundesliga action against Hertha Berlin on Saturday.

Suspended Virgil van Dijk leaves gaping hole in Liverpool defence for Bayern visit

Fortress Anfield has become even more impenetrable for visiting sides in the 13 months since Liverpool made Virgil van Dijk the world’s most expensive defender, but the commanding Dutchman’s absence for Bayern Munich’s visit in the Champions League leaves Jurgen Klopp with a selection headache.
Bayern Munich coach Niko Kovac warned his team they would find themselves under heavy pressure against Liverpool unless they improved defensively.

Niko Kovac: Bayern Munich can’t afford defensive mistake against Liverpool

Bayern Munich coach Niko Kovac warned his team they would find themselves under heavy pressure against Liverpool unless they improved defensively.
Bayern’s players react after the German first division Bundesliga football match Bayer Leverkusen vs Bayern Munich in Leverkusen, western Germany, on February 2, 2019. (Photo by Patrik STOLLARZ - AFP) -

Six things we learned in European football this weekend

While Real Madrid are ominously finding form ahead of the return of the Champions League, Paris Saint-Germain’s first Ligue 1 loss of the season will have encouraged their future European opponents Manchester United.
Bayern Munich are unsure whether Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer can play in next week’s crunch German Cup tie at Hertha Berlin after losing more ground in the Bundesliga title race on Saturday.

Manuel Neuer injury adds to Bayern Munich’s woes after title-race slip

Bayern Munich are unsure whether Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer can play in next week’s crunch German Cup tie at Hertha Berlin after losing more ground in the Bundesliga title race on Saturday.
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Bayern Munich crash at Bayer Leverkusen as Borussia Dortmund go seven-points clear

Defending champions Bayern Munich crashed to a shock 3-1 defeat at Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday, allowing Borussia Dortmund to extend their lead at the top of the Bundesliga table to seven points.
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Bayern Munich rule out Renato Sanches sale as they refuse to cater to Paris...

Bayern Munich coach Niko Kovac has told Paris Saint-Germain to forget about trying to sign Renato Sanches in the January transfer window.
Bayern Munich's Thomas Mueller launches himself towards Ajax's Nicolas Tagliafico

Bayern Munich to appeal as Thomas Mueller suspended for Liverpool tie

Bayern Munich said Friday they will appeal the two-match Champions League suspension handed to Thomas Mueller which means the Germany international will miss both legs of their last-16 tie against Liverpool.
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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.
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge

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.
Germany . Ilkay Gundoga

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.
Manchester City's Leroy Sane

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”.

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