Bayern Munich sign Brazil`s Douglas Costa from Shakhtar Donetsk
Bayern Munich sign Brazil`s Douglas Costa from Shakhtar Donetsk

Bayern Munich completed their first big transfer of the off-season on Wednesday by signing Brazil international Douglas Costa from Ukraine side Shakhtar Donetsk for a reported 30 million euros ($33.3m).

Joachim Loew annoyed by squandered chances, Juergen Klinsmann delighted by comeback
Joachim Loew annoyed by squandered chances, Juergen Klinsmann delighted by comeback

Coach Joachim Loew was left fuming after Germany allowed the U.S. to come from a goal down to beat the World Cup champions at home for first time ever on Wednesday.

Cristiano Ronaldo tops football`s marketing charts
Cristiano Ronaldo tops football`s marketing charts

Cristiano Ronaldo remains Europe`s and the world`s most marketable footballer known by more than 80% of people around the world, according to a study released Thursday.

Only Dortmund can decide Hummels` future: Watzke
Only Dortmund can decide Hummels` future: Watzke

Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke insists it is down to the German club where Manchester United-target Mats Hummels plays his football next season.

Rampant Bayern annihilate 10-man Shakhtar Donetsk 7-0 to equal record
Rampant Bayern annihilate 10-man Shakhtar Donetsk 7-0 to equal record

Rampant Bayern Munich humbled 10-man Shakhtar Donetsk 7-0 on Wednesday to ease into the Champions League quarter-finals and equal the biggest win in the competition`s knockout stages.

Bundesliga: Bayern Munich hammer Hamburg 8-0, Wolfsburg prevail in 5-4 thriller
Bundesliga: Bayern Munich hammer Hamburg 8-0, Wolfsburg prevail in 5-4 thriller

Bayern Munich claimed the biggest Bundesliga win for 30 years to warm up for their Champions League away match to Shakhtar Donetsk with Saturday`s 8-0 thrashing of Hamburg.

Bayern Munich thrash Augsburg to go 10 clear
Bayern Munich thrash Augsburg to go 10 clear

 Bayern Munich underlined their status as Bundesliga champions-in-waiting as Saturday`s 4-0 thrashing of Augsburg moved them 10 points clear at the top of the German league.

Mario Goetze`s World Cup-winning boot brings joy to children`s charity
Mario Goetze`s World Cup-winning boot brings joy to children`s charity

The boot with which Mario Goetze struck the World Cup-winning goal this year has raised two million euros (US$2.45m) for the German charity event "A Heart for Children", the organisers revealed on Saturday.

Germany ease past Gibraltar 4-0 but Joachim Loew not happy
Germany ease past Gibraltar 4-0 but Joachim Loew not happy

World champions Germany sauntered past minnows Gibraltar 4-0 in their Euro 2016 qualifier on Friday to bounce back from a rocky start but coach Joachim Loew was far from pleased with the performance.

Sparkling Bayern Munich beat Roma 2-0 to book last-16 spot
Sparkling Bayern Munich beat Roma 2-0 to book last-16 spot

Five-time winners Bayern Munich eased past AS Roma 2-0 with goals from Franck Ribery and Mario Goetze on Wednesday to advance to the Champions League knockout stage as Group E winners with two games to spare.

Struggling Borussia Dortmund still a Bundesliga heavyweight: Bayern Munich
Struggling Borussia Dortmund still a Bundesliga heavyweight: Bayern Munich

Borussia Dortmund, languishing in 15th place in the Bundesliga, received an unexpected pep talk from league rivals Bayern Munich, despite icy relations between the two clubs who face each other in the league on Saturday.

Germany dominate controversial Ballon d'Or list
Germany dominate controversial Ballon d'Or list

Germany dominated the FIFA Player of the Year shortlist, with six nominees among the 23 candidates announced on Tuesday, while the 10-man coaching shortlist was full of anomalies and controversy.

Jurgen Klopp gets job guarantee despite horror run
Jurgen Klopp gets job guarantee despite horror run

Coach Jurgen Klopp still has a job guarantee at Borussia Dortmund despite their horror run of five games without a win in the Bundesliga.

Champions League: Seven-goal Bayern Munich tear sorry AS Roma apart
Champions League: Seven-goal Bayern Munich tear sorry AS Roma apart

A ruthless Bayern Munich scored five goals in the first 35 minutes on their way to an astonishing 7-1 Champions League win at AS Roma on Tuesday that left the home players and supporters shell-shocked.

Goetze would welcome Reus in Munich
Goetze would welcome Reus in Munich

World Cup winner Mario Goetze says he would welcome former Borussia Dortmund team-mate Marco Reus at Bayern Munich if his Germany colleague joins him at the Bavarian giants.

Lagging behind Bayern Munich is least of Jurgen Klopp`s concerns
Lagging behind Bayern Munich is least of Jurgen Klopp`s concerns

Jurgen Klopp says lagging far behind Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga is the least of Borussia Dortmund`s problems as they languish in the bottom half of the table.

Champions Bayern Munich extend lead atop Bundesliga
Champions Bayern Munich extend lead atop Bundesliga

Reigning champions Bayern Munich extended their lead atop the Bundesliga on Saturday after winning at FC Cologne while Schalke 04 won the Ruhr derby against bitter rivals Borussia Dortmund.

Bayern Munich restore order with 4-0 drubbing of Paderborn
Bayern Munich restore order with 4-0 drubbing of Paderborn

Champions Bayern Munich ended Paderborn`s dream start to the season with a 4-0 demolition of the Bundesliga newboys on Tuesday, with Mario Goetze netting twice and new signing Robert Lewandowski getting off the mark.

Wrong boots cost Argentina World Cup, says Maradona
Wrong boots cost Argentina World Cup, says Maradona

Diego Maradona joked Thursday that Argentina lost the World Cup final to Germany because striker Gonzalo Higuain "had his boots on the wrong feet".

Germany`s World Cup winner Mario Goetze breaks silence

Germany`s World Cup hero Mario Goetze said he did not have time to think about what he was doing when he controlled the ball with his chest before sweeping a sweet volley past Argentina`s Sergio Romero in the final.