Arjen Robben adds to tally in Bayern Munich`s birthday win
Arjen Robben adds to tally in Bayern Munich`s birthday win

 Bayern Munich celebrated their 115th birthday Friday with a 4-1 win over Cologne to go 11 points clear in the Bundesliga as top-scorer Arjen Robben added to his tally.

Bayern Munich target first win of 2015 at Stuttgart
Bayern Munich target first win of 2015 at Stuttgart

 Bayern Munich`s stand-in captain Bastian Schweinsteiger says the Bundesliga leaders must raise their game at VfB Stuttgart on Saturday to secure their first league win of 2015.

Bastian Schweinsteiger to shine, predicts Pep Guardiola
Bastian Schweinsteiger to shine, predicts Pep Guardiola

Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola believes his emblematic midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger will have a brilliant second half of the season, he told a press conference in Doha on Friday.

Bayern's Schweinsteiger Schweinsteiger eyes first start this term v CSKA
Bayern's Schweinsteiger Schweinsteiger eyes first start this term v CSKA

Bayern Munich`s Bastian Schweinsteiger could make his first start of the season against CSKA Moscow on Wednesday as the Bavarians struggle with a long injury list having already secured top spot in Champions League Group E.

Jerome Boateng wants to be Germany`s first black captain
Jerome Boateng wants to be Germany`s first black captain

Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng has said it would be a "huge honour" to one day lead Germany out as the first black captain of the World Cup holders.

Real Madrid hit out at Platini for Ballon d`Or comments
Real Madrid hit out at Platini for Ballon d`Or comments

Real Madrid on Friday released a statement expressing their "surprise" at UEFA president Michel Platini after he suggested that a member of Germany`s World Cup-winning team should win this year`s Ballon d`Or.

Rodriguez, Di Maria and Schweinsteiger on World XI short-list
Rodriguez, Di Maria and Schweinsteiger on World XI short-list

A short-list of 15 midfielders from whom three will be selected for a World XI was released by football`s World governing body FIFA on Friday.

Bastian Schweinsteiger poised for Bayern Munich return
Bastian Schweinsteiger poised for Bayern Munich return

Germany captain Bastian Schweinsteiger is set to make his first Bundesliga appearance since the World Cup final on Saturday, Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola said.

Euro 2016 qualifier: Germany vs Gibraltar - Preview
Euro 2016 qualifier: Germany vs Gibraltar - Preview

 World champions Germany will field their strongest team against European minnows Gibraltar in Friday`s Euro 2016 qualifier in Nuremberg, looking for a big score to boost confidence after a rocky start to the campaign.

Bayern Munich face testing times, says Pep Guardiola
Bayern Munich face testing times, says Pep Guardiola

Pep Guardiola says Bayern Munich will know exactly where they stand in the next ten days as they prepare to face their main Bundesliga rivals Borussia Moenchengladbach away on Sunday.

Bastian Schweinsteiger back in training with Bayern Munich
Bastian Schweinsteiger back in training with Bayern Munich

Germany captain Bastian Schweinsteiger, who hasn`t played since the World Cup final, has returned to training with his Bundesliga club Bayern Munich, the league leaders announced on Saturday.

Wasteful Germany bemoan mental lapse for more lost points
Wasteful Germany bemoan mental lapse for more lost points

Germany only had themselves to blame for a late mental lapse that led to Ireland`s stoppage-time equaliser on Tuesday with coach Joachim Loew frustrated by a "naive" end to a match they had dominated.

Euro 2016 qualifiers: Germany's Christoph Kramer ruled out of Ireland game, says Joachim Loew
Euro 2016 qualifiers: Germany's Christoph Kramer ruled out of Ireland game, says Joachim Loew

Germany midfielder Christoph Kramer has been ruled out of the World Cup winners` Euro 2016 qualifier against Ireland in Gelsenkirchen with a stomach virus, coach Joachim Loew said on Monday.

Germany's Mesut Ozil out for up to three months
Germany's Mesut Ozil out for up to three months

Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil has been ruled out for up to three months after he was diagnosed with a partial tear of a knee ligament, the German football association said on Wednesday.

Guardiola cautious about Schweinsteiger, Ribery return
Guardiola cautious about Schweinsteiger, Ribery return

Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola said Friday he would not be rushing Bastian Schweinsteiger and Franck Ribery back from injury.

Franck Ribery unsure on lay-off length
Franck Ribery unsure on lay-off length

Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery is increasingly frustrated by his troublesome left knee injury, which will keep the Frenchman out indefinitely.

Bayern Munich frontline needs improvement despite win over Manchester City
Bayern Munich frontline needs improvement despite win over Manchester City

Bayern Munich`s last-minute victory over Manchester City may have left fans delighted with a winning Champions League Group E start but highlighted their need to improve their finishing after missing a string of clear chances.

Bastian Schweinsteiger named Germany captain
Bastian Schweinsteiger named Germany captain

Germany midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger was named captain of the national team on Tuesday, succeeding Bayern Munich team mate Philipp Lahm, who retired from international football following their World Cup victory in Brazil in July.

Bayern to miss Schweinsteiger`s services for `several weeks`

Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said on Tuesday that German World Cup-winning midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger will be out for "several weeks" with a knee problem, according to SID, an AFP subsidiary.

Holders Bayern claim Cup win, Hoffenheim hit nine

Bayern Munich began their defence of the German Cup with a comfortable 4-1 first-round win away to third-tier side Preussen Munster on Sunday.