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.

Cristiano deserves Ballon d'Or, says Brazilian Ronaldo
Cristiano deserves Ballon d'Or, says Brazilian Ronaldo

Brazil football great Ronaldo described Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo's goalscoring run as "unthinkable", and said the Portuguese forward is a clear favourite for the Ballon d'Or award.

Bayern Munich set their sights on 2015
Bayern Munich set their sights on 2015

German football club Bayern Munich are looking to the future and focusing on getting ready for 2015 even as they prepare to take on English team Manchester City in their fifth Group E match in the Champions League Tuesday.

High-flying Bayern Munich adjust to life without Philipp Lahm
High-flying Bayern Munich adjust to life without Philipp Lahm

Runaway Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich need to adjust to life without captain Philipp Lahm when they host Hoffenheim on Saturday ahead of next week`s Champions League match at Manchester City.

Bundesliga preview: Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund
Bundesliga preview: Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund

Germany international Kevin Grosskreutz insists Borussia Dortmund can bounce back from their Bundesliga nightmare -- starting with Saturday`s clash at league leaders Bayern Munich.

Bayern to face Braunschweig in German Cup round of 16
Bayern to face Braunschweig in German Cup round of 16

Holders Bayern Munich will face second tier club Eintracht Braunschweig in the German Cup round of 16 as they look to successfully defend their domestic double this season.

Two countries unite to salute record-breaking Francesco Totti
Two countries unite to salute record-breaking Francesco Totti

Italy and England rarely agree on football matters, but the two countries were united in saluting record-breaking striker Francesco Totti on Wednesday.

Franck Ribery rules out France return
Franck Ribery rules out France return

Bayern Munich playmaker Franck Ribery on Thursday reiterated his decision not to play again for France despite threats issued by UEFA chief Michel Platini.

Roy Hodgson urges young English players to move abroad

England manager Roy Hodgson has urged his young international players to move abroad and enrich their football experience rather than sit on the substitutes` bench at Premier League clubs stacked full of overseas signings.

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.

Franck Ribery retires from French international duty

French winger Franck Ribery has announced his retirement from international football, he said in an interview with the German magazine Kicker.

Manuel Neuer throws his hat in the ring for German captaincy

Germany`s World Cup-winning goalkeeper Manuel Neuer is willing to become the captain of the national team after the post was left vacant by teammate Philipp Lahm.

Franck Ribery, Javi Martinez back training with Bayern

France winger Franck Ribery and Spanish midfielder Javi Martinez rejoined their Bayern Munich teammates on Tuesday as they returned for pre-season training, the German champions announced.

Bayern`s Bastian Schweinsteiger ruled out of Cup final v Dortmund

Out-of-form Bayern Munich will be without injured midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger and forward Mario Mandzukic when they meet Borussia Dortmund in the German Cup final on Saturday, coach Pep Guardiola said on Friday.

Bayern defender Badstuber trains after lengthy absence

Bayern Munich`s German international defender Holger Badstuber returned to training on Thursday after being sidelined with a serious right knee injury since December 2012.

Pep Guardiola picks up pieces after Real `debacle`

Pep Guardiola has been left picking up the pieces amidst the fall-out from Bayern Munich`s historic 4-0 hammering at home to Real Madrid which dethroned the Champions League holders.

Ex-Real boss Bernd Schuster slams "dreary" Bayern

Former Real Madrid coach Bernd Schuster has branded holders Bayern Munich "uninspired and dreary" ahead of their Champions League semi-final clash with the Spanish giants in a little over a fortnight.

Tireless Arjen Robben up to his old tricks to wear United down

Few players share Arjen Robben`s uncanny ability to keep trying the same trick over and over again before finally getting it right.

Injured Wayne Rooney a doubt for Bayern showdown

Wayne Rooney is a major doubt for Manchester United`s Champions League showdown against Bayern Munich after being ruled out of Saturday`s clash at Newcastle with a toe injury.

Pep Guardiola ruffled as United frustrate Bayern

Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola showed flashes of frustration after the defending champions were held 1-1 at Manchester United in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final.