Champions League & Allianz Arena

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ON THIS DAY: In 2012, Chelsea won the Uefa Champions League, after defeating Bayern Munich at Allianz Arena.
TRANSFER GOSSIP Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, 27, has alerted Manchester United to his potential availability by saying he does not know where he will be playing next year. (Guardian) The Sun's back page on Tuesday United are considering a £25m move for Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin, 25, to strengthen their faltering Champions League hopes. (Daily Express) They are also tracking Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller, 25, who is keen on a move away from the Allianz Arena. (Daily Star) Swansea City want Newcastle United's Senegalese striker Papiss Cisse, 29, to replace Manchester City-bound Wilfried Bony, 26. (Daily Telegraph) Liverpool are ready to sell Brazilian midfielder Lucas Leiva, 28, to Napoli if they land 25-year-old Fabian Delph from Aston Villa. (Daily Mirror) Juventus are interested in signing Liverpool forward Mario Balotelli, 24, on a loan deal this month, with an option for a £14m permanent deal in the summer. (Times - subscription required) Arsenal are prepared to increase the ...
Super Eagles forward Ahmed Musa was in action as his Russian team CSKA Moscow crashed out of the Uefa Champions League on Wednesday night in Germany. Thomas Muller's first-half penalty and late goals from Sebastian Rode and Mario Gotze sealed a routine 3-0 victory for Bayern, while defeat for CSKA means they cannot even enjoy the consolation of Europa League football in the New Year. The Bundesliga champions came into Wednesday's clash at the Allianz Arena already confirmed as pool winners, while the picture was slightly more complicated for CSKA. Leonid Slutsky's men needed a win in Munich and had to hope the game between Roma and Manchester City in Italy ended in anything other than victory for the home side. In the end, both results went against CSKA - City claiming second spot with a 2-0 win in Rome while they finished bottom of the group with five points. The most pleasing aspect of a straightforward dead-rubber win for Bayern boss Pep Guardiola is sure to be the long-awaited return to his starting X ...
FULL TIME : Bayern Munich 1 - 0 Manchester City The England goalkeeper was finally beaten late on having kept out Pep Guardiola's side for the majority of the 90 minutes as City suffered defeat in their group stage opener. Jerome Boateng scored a dramatic late winner as Bayern Munich kicked off their Champions League campaign with a 1-0 victory over Manchester City. City goalkeeper Joe Hart frustrated the Bundesliga champions for long periods of the Group E opener at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday, as Bayern looked set to start the group stages with a draw. Thomas Muller ought to have put the Bavarian giants in front inside a minute when he rounded Hart but could only fire wide when he finally got his shot away. Manuel Pellegrini could only watch on from the stands as he served a touchline ban, with his assistant Ruben Cousillas taking charge on the sidelines, and he must have had his head in his hands as former City defender Boateng's half-volley deflected past Hart at the death. "Bayern edge out the vic ...
MUNICH, Germany, Sept 17, 2014 (AFP) - A superb strike by Jerome Boateng with a minute remaining earned Bayern Munich a dramatic 1-0 victory against Manchester City in their opening Champions League game of the season on Wednesday. An inspired performance by City goalkeeper Joe Hart looked to have secured his team a point in the meeting of the English and German champions at Munich's Allianz Arena. But former City defender Boateng hammered a volley into the net in the dying seconds, although his venomous strike appeared to take a deflection off Bayern's Mario Goetze on its way in. Hart had pulled off a string of fine saves from Thomas Mueller, David Alaba, Goetze and Boateng but the England international was finally beaten as Bayern earned a deserved win in their opening Group E fixture. Manchester City had come back from two goals down to beat Bayern 3-2 at the same venue in last season's group stages and they started with Edin Dzeko, who has yet to score this season, leading the attack instead of Sergio ...
Munich (Germany): For the fifth time in four years, European giants Bayern Munich and Manchester City will play each other in the Champions League group stages. The opening game in Group E on Wednesday sees the German and English champions meet in Munich's Allianz Arena, where City came back from two goals down to win 3-2 in their final group game last December. [ 606 more words. ]
Didier Drogba has returned to training with Chelsea ahead of a possible first European outing with the club since scoring the winning goal in the 2012 Champions League final. Drogba's first spell with the Blues ended with him scoring the decisive penalty which defeated Bayern Munich in the final at the Allianz Arena. He has now given manager Jose Mourinho a big boost by returning from injury sooner than expected, showing no ill effects as he trained with the Chelsea squad at their Cobham base on Tuesday. Drogba rejoined Chelsea this summer after a spell at Galatasaray but missed Saturday's win over Swansea because of an ankle injury which was expected to keep him out of the Group G match against Schalke on Wednesday. Mourinho is likely to start with in-form Diego Costa up front at Stamford Bridge but Drogba may well gain a place on the bench. Watch Chelsea play Schalke live on Sky Sports 1 from 7.30pm on Wednesday.
Liverpool Transfer News: Xherdan Shaqiri Better Fit for Reds Than Adam Lallana. Agreed? [Bleacher Report] With Liverpool back in the Champions League next season, the pulling power of playing in the famous red shirt has once again been restored. The signings of Rickie Lambert and Emre Can have made Brendan Rodgers’ ambitions clear for all to see, though another star is reportedly on the manager’s radar. As Nick Lustig of the Daily Star revealed, Liverpool are closing in on the signing of Bayern Munich winger Xherdan Shaqiri for a fee in the region of £15 million. With the Swiss international failing to be given much of a chance at the Allianz Arena, making just 17 Bundesliga appearances last season according to WhoScored.com, the door is now open for Liverpool to swoop in and seal his signature. Recently speaking about his desire for first-time football, the 22-year-old revealed that a switch to English shores is a real possibility, per Metro: "I don’t want to go through another year like this. We ...
Chelsea fans sing Champione and Didier Drogba la la la la laaa after Chelsea FC win the Champions League in the Allianz Arena in Munich to make history ...
Louis van Gaal vs. United ! Louis van Gaal has faced Manchester United four times and, on every occasion, football fans have been treated to high-octane matches filled with goals and attacking endeavour. In September 1998, the Dutchman brought Barcelona to Old Trafford for a memorable Champions League tie. Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs scored early goals but Sonny Anderson and Giovanni restored parity on the hour. David Beckham’s stunning free-kick was then cancelled out by Luis Enrique’s penalty, capping a wonderful 3-3 draw. Remarkably, the sides did it all again two months later. The Catalans led first through Anderson, only for Dwight Yorke and Andy Cole to put United ahead. Two Rivaldo goals then sandwiched Yorke’s second to clinch another entertaining 3-3 draw at Camp Nou. Eleven years later, in March 2010, van Gaal’s Bayern Munich welcomed United to the Allianz Arena. Wayne Rooney opened the scoring in the first leg after just 66 seconds, before Franck Ribery's deflected free-kick set up a dr ...
Exclusive: Chelsea Set to Unveil New £79m Trio Strike-Force The Blues boss is ready to offload Fernando Torres and Demba Ba whilst Cameroonian veteran Samuel Eto’o will not be offered a new deal this summer, leaving plenty of room for a new look Chelsea attack. CaughtOffside understands that the west London club have already agreed a deal with Atletico Madrid to sign striker Diego Costa but any official announcement will be held back until after the Champions League final between the La Liga title holders and Real Madrid next weekend. Chelsea are also in advanced talks to sign Bayern Munich forward Mario Mandzukic who has already seemingly played his last match for the Bundesliga side. Pep Guardiola opted to drop the Croatian international from his DFB Pokal final squad as they edged past Borussia Dortmund side to win the German cup and Mourinho is ready to meet the Allianz Arena side’s £25m price-tag. Mourinho will also look to bring in PSG forward Ezequiel Lavezzi with a £22m bid for the Argentin ...
Louis van Gaal is the likely successor to the Old Trafford throne, and the links to big-name signings are already coming in thick and fast. According to Jamie Jackson of The Guardian, the Dutchman has handed United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward a list of players he would like to bring to Manchester if he takes up the reins this summer. Heading the list to join the revolution is Van Gaal’s fellow countryman Arjen Robben, who has evolved into one of the world’s best attacking players since joining Bayern Munich from Real Madrid in 2009. Luring him away from the Allianz Arena will take a lot, particularly with Champions League football not on the agenda at Old Trafford, but a fee of £25 million and a substantial increase on his £160,000-per-week salary may just work, per Simon Osborn of the Metro.
ARSENAL TRANSFER UPDATE 8th May, 2014. German international recommends Arsene Wenger makes move to bring youngster to the Emirates Stadium. Arsenal star Mesut Ozil has recommended that Arsene Wenger makes a move for unhappy Bayern Munich star Mario Gotze according to Football Direct News. The youngster moved to the Allianz Arena in a £33m deal last summer but has played something of a limited role this term leading to speculation that the German international may look to make a swift exit from the Bundesliga outfit. Gotze has publicly spoken of his dissatisfaction with life in Bavaria, stating; ‘Of course I’m not happy,’ he said. ‘I want to win back the trust of the coach to play more.’ The 21 year old has started 20 of Bayern Munich’s 33 Bundesliga fixtures but perhaps more tellingly failed to make the starting eleven in either of his side’s encounters with Real Madrid in their recent Champions League semi-final clash which has led to a great deal of interest in the goal-scoring midfielder ...
Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola says he will not change his tactical approach, despite criticism after the Champions League defeat by Real Madrid. The Bundesliga champions were thrashed 4-0 at the Allianz Arena, losing 5-0 on aggregate in the semi-final tie. "I have my ideas and I have to...
JOSÉ MOURINHO STEPS UP CHELSEA'S TRANSFER SURGERY WITH SUMMER SHAKE-UP INEVITABLE ~ Daily Mail Jose Mourinho will raid Roman Abramovich’s treasure chest this summer as he looks to put the finishing touches on his Chelsea grand plan. The Portuguese manager wants at least 3 ‘global stars’ to bolster his squad ahead of next season’s trophy assault. The Blues boss wants to sign 2 new strikers,a CM in the mould of Frank Lampard&a new LB. Atletico Madrid CF Diego Costa,who has a £32M release clause,is Mourinho’s 1st-choice striker option. The Spain intn'l,who scored a vital penalty in Atletico’s 3-1 Champions League semi-final win on Wednesday, is a long-term target for the Blues. Contact between both clubs about a summer switch to London for Costa has already taken place. The Stamford Bridge club are also monitoring Bayern Munich striker Mario Mandzukic’s position. Robert Lewandowski’s pending move to the Allianz Arena has left Mandzukic’s future uncertain. Likewise,Chelsea are taking a wat ...
Man Utd job: How Champions League shock changes the picture,Real Madrid's stunning 4-0 thrashing of Bayern Munich at Allianz Arena on Tuesday has implications beyond the destination of this season's Champions League.
SPORTS UPDATE WITH EMMAH ATAI: Jose Mourinho has vowed to stick to his footballing principles despite recent criticisms as he bids to guide Chelsea to the Champions League final with victory over Atletico Madrid tonight. Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers was among the fiercest critics of Mourinho's methods after Chelsea's 2-0 Premier League win at Anfield on Sunday, but congratulated his former mentor on the success on the eve the Blues' semi-final second leg at Stamford Bridge. Cristiano Ronaldo said Real Madrid deserved their Uefa Champions League final spot, after dismantling holders Bayern Munich 4-0 yesterday.The Portuguese attacker scored a brace, after Sergio Ramos' four-minute double propelled Real to a healthy 3-0 aggregate lead at the Allianz Arena. Ronaldo made it 4-0 overall in the 34th minute, before his cheeky free-kick in the 90th minute snuck under Bayern's jumping wall and into the back of the net. The former Manchester United man said it was a monkey off the back of the Madrid club, who ...
Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti praised his entire team’s performance on a record-breaking night for Cristiano Ronaldo as Los Blancos cruised into the Champions League final. Ronaldo scored twice as Real dismantled defending champions Bayern Munich 4-0 at the Allianz Arena to take his Champions Lea…
Real Madrid tore Bayern Munich apart with three goals in 18 astonishing first-half minutes to reach the Champions League final with a 4-0 win on a dreadful night for the holders at a stunned Allianz Arena on Tuesday.
Match Report: FINAL SCORE: Bayern Munich 0 - 4 Real Madrid AGGREGATE: Real Madrid 5 - 0 Bayern Munich Real Madrid may have carved their own destiny after a long time. As the wait for La Decima goes, Real inch one step closer after destroying Bayern Munich in the second leg of the Champions League semifinals in the Allianz Arena. When the referee blew the final whistle, the score line read 4-0 in Real Madrid’s favour and a 5-0 on aggregate over the two legs. The so-called unstoppable Bayern Munich took a real trashing at the hands of Real Madrid and their fans will never forget this night. The teams started with each of them making just one change from the previous game. Gareth Bale made the starting lineup for today’s game in place of Isco while Thomas Muller replaced Rafinha for the Bavarians. The first half started without much theatrics as the teams lined up in the expected way. With Bayern Munich looking to keep the ball, Madrid set up their team to attack on the break and it worked like a charm. ...
Bayern Munich were humiliated in front of their own fans at Allianz Arena by Real Madrid...they were simply WHITEWASHED as they went down 4-0 with Cristiano Ronaldo & Sergio Ramos scoring 2 goals each during the Uefa Champions League 2nd leg semi-finals match. with the World Best Player already under his belt, am pretty sure that C.Ronaldo would like to add the coveted trophy into his collection...
Uefa Champions League: Real Madrid cruise into final after trashing Bayern - Real Madrid simply turned on style at the Allianz Arena on Tuesday night as they romped to a 0-4 win over Bayern Munich to secure their place in the finals of this year’s Uefa Champions League. Read more
Real Madrid blew the defending champions Bayern Munich away to reach the final of the Champions League on a record-breaking night at the Allianz Arena. What a night it is for Madridians. Hala Madrid!
A first half brace from Sergio Ramos sent Bayern Munich packing from the Uefa Champions League when Real Madrid ran out 4-0 winners in their second leg semifinal at the Allianz Arena on Tuesday night.
Happening now at The Allianz Arena.Ramos and CR7 reaffirm the trend that no team has ever defended the Champions League successfully.Not even the Mighty Bayern could!!
Real Madrid have stunned the Allianz Arena! Two goals in four minutes from Sergio Ramos has put the visitors 3-0 up on aggregate and Bayern Munich now need four goals to go through. Can Bayern dig deep and claw it back or are Real set to make their first Champions League final in 12 years?
Bayern coach Pep Guardiola has backed France forward Franck Ribery to inspire a comeback from the five-time European champions, who are aiming to become the first side to retain the Champions League. Ribery, who was named as the world's third Best Player behind Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in January, was criticised for his performance in Spain last week. But he shone against Bremen and Guardiola is expecting him to play another starring role on Tuesday. "Franck played like he was possessed at the weekend," said Guardiola. "He fights and fights and for this reason the people love him here at the Allianz Arena. "He is one of the Best Players in the history of Bayern Munich and we need his help." The winner of Bayern and Real will play either Chelsea or Atletico Madrid, who meet again on Wednesday, in the final on 24 May in Portugal's capital city Lisbon.
Just handed in your dissertation? What better way to celebrate than joining us for a few drinks and having a good old sing-song?! We'll be kicking off our Tuesday karaoke night at 8pm with our fantastic hostesses Kira and Charlie. As always, there's a free shot up for grabs for every singer. We'll also have live coverage of tonight's Champions League semi-final from 8pm when Bayern Munich look to overturn Real Madrid's one goal advantage at the Allianz Arena. Look forward to seeing you all tonight!
Muller time: Guardiola needs to sacrifice possession for penetration and call on Bayern's shadow man The Bavarians head into their Champions League semi-final second leg against Real Madrid needing goals - and Thomas Muller is the man to get them Under the radar: Muller often drifts into space unnoticed For much of the first leg at the Santiago Bernabeu last Wednesday evening, reigning European champions Bayern Munich kept possession in much the way that Pep Guardiola likes his side to. They were neat, tidy and dominated territory. The only problem was they lacked any sort of incision, making little impression in decisive areas. And that's a big problem. Die Bayern, who have romped to Bundesliga success this season, were even fortunate to leave the Spanish capital with just a one-goal deficit. Had Cristiano Ronaldo and Angel Di Maria had their shooting boots with them, then they may well have been two or three goals behind ahead of their Allianz Arena repeat. Possession is all well and good if it leads to ...
Bayern Munchen v Real Madrid // Tip Over 3.5 In this Uefa Champions League second leg semifinal between Bayern Munich and Real Madrid, Madrid is in great form. They have won their last eight matches, scoring 25 goals and conceding just once. Today’s game is most important of the season for Real Madrid as they seek to reach their first Champions League final in many years, and they are well prepared with star man Cristiano Ronaldo to start after a recent hamstring problem, while Pepe, Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale who missed out on the 4-0 thrashing over Osasuna are all fit to feature tonight. On the other hand Bayern Munich are on their worst run of form this season, despite defeating Werder Bremen 5-2 at the weekend this month they suffered three defeats out of their last six games losing to Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund and FC Augsburg, also in Champion Leagues they lost at the Allianz Arena to Arsenal and Man City. Tonight they have to overturn a 1-0 first leg deficit in order to progress to the ...
Selamat buat Claudio Pizzaro yank menjadi pemain terbaik Bundesliga minggu ini ... Claudio Pizzaro become the man of the match in Bundesliga for this week , Eventually he's 35 years old now but he's still can make a brilliant performance & the accurately goal &also assist ... Yeaaa , münchen ready for meet Real Madrid in the second leg of champions league,. & all of the player make sure Allianz Arena will be the *** for eliminating real & I hope so . My pray : Bayern can show out they skill ... Yea Humba humba täterä
MUNICH: Real Madrid will visit Bayern Munich for the second-leg of Champions League semi-final here on Tuesday at Allianz Arena. Real approach Tuesday’s semi-final second leg at the Allianz Arena w...
Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola says that he does not expect Real Madrid to play for the goalless draw that would take them into the Champions League final when the teams meet at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday. Real lead 1-0 on aggregate after Karim Benzema scored the only goal of the semi- final first leg last week in Madrid. "I cannot imagine that (Real coach) Carlo Ancelotti will set up his team in such a way as to just keep the result," said Guardiola "That would be difficult to maintain. "Real are a quick team so we always have to be positioned well when we lose possession. The best is to keep them a long way away from our goal. Ur comment young gunz
Bundesliga Roundup: FC sent a solid warning to ahead of their Champions League fixtures as they downed Werder Bremen 5-2 at Allianz Arena. A brace from Pizarro and goals to and eased the hosts to victory. Hannover 96 and VfB Stuttgart 1893 e.V. played out to a 0-0 draw whilst TSG 1899 Hoffenheim failed to secure a win in their 0-0 tie with Eintracht Roberto Firmino had a chance to win the game in the 84th-minute with a penalty however the shot was saved by Frankfurt’s Kevin Trapp. Four first-half goals saw the match between and Bayer 04 Leverkusen Fussball end in a 2-2 draw. Leverkusen on Friday confirmed the appointment of Roger Schmidt for next season’s and look to win their remaining games to ensure Championship qualification. VfL Wolfsburg stumbled in their chase for Champions League football following their 2-2 draw with SC Freiburg. Elsewhere in the league, 1. FSV Mainz 05 pushed 1. FC Nürnberg one step closer to relegation with a 2-0 win at the Coface Arena. Eintracht Braunschweig’s survival ...
Bundesliga Results: Bayern Munich sent a warning Real Madrid's way with a 5-2 win over Werder Bremen at the Allianz Arena. Borussia Dortmund and Bayer Leverkusen shared equal points on the night as the game ended 2-2 at BayArena. Borussia Monchengladbach gave their hopes of playing in the Champions League next season a timely boost with a 1-0 win at Schalke. { CS7 }
Forget Luke Shaw & Leighton Baines: Why Man Utd should turn their attention to Bundesliga’s Ricardo Rodriguez Patrice Evra’s crisp finish against Bayern Munich at the beginning of the month offered Manchester United false hope of a spot in the Champions League semi-final. The moments that followed the Frenchman’s powerful strike at the Allianz Arena allowed United fans to overlook their dreary season and revel in the fact they were leading the reigning European champions on their own turf. Bayern soon sharpened their game, though, and effectively ended United’s season with a 3-1 win. If the way the they collapsed in the latter stages of the tie exemplified the club’s poor campaign up until that moment, then Evra’s opener at least crowned his status as one of the club’s strongest performers this season. The France international will be out of contract come the end of the season, though, and he is widely expected to leave the club. Should he find a new home, then it will end a glittering eight ...
Crazy English Players David Moyes is to fine Tom Cleverley, Danny Welbeck and Ashley Young for going out following Manchester United's Champions League defeat to Bayern Munich last week. The three players were photographed in Manchester City centre on Thursday evening after returning from the 4-2 aggregate defeat to Bayern in the quarter-final at the Allianz Arena. While United had no game for 10 days before Sunday's trip to Everton and the manager had given his squad three days off, Cleverley, Welbeck and Young are thought to have contravened stipulations that they should not be out late within 48 hours of the tie. The trio's indiscipline follows Moyes having to sanction Chris Smalling for a similar indiscretion at the end of last month. The defender was also photographed out in Manchester in the early hours apparently singing and dancing. It was the player's second transgression since January when he was forced to apologise for appearing to dress as a suicide bomber at a private party...
Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp is clearly a much coveted figure as Barcelona, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur all show interest in the German. The Red Devils have been linked with the 46-year-old for some time and with David Moyes having had a disappointing first season in charge at Old Trafford, the Mirror reports the Premier League champions are lining up Klopp as a replacement. Whilst Louis van Gaal has also been linked with the potential post at United, it's understood that the Dortmund boss is the No.1 choice having led the club to successive Bundesliga titles in 2011 and 2012 and the Champions League final last year. Read more Man United news here! Yet despite this success Klopp is constantly having to deal with rivals Bayern Munich poaching his Best Players - with Mario Goetze having made the £31.5m move last summer and Robert Lewandowski also heading to the Allianz Arena at the end of this term. However, Tottenham have also emerged as candidates to tempt the head coach to England ...
David Moyes insists that a lack of Champions League football at Old Trafford next season will not deter players from joining Manchester United. With the club lingering seventh in the Premier League, any hope of qualifying for next seasons's elite European competition rested on winning this year's tournament. However, despite a valiant display against the tournament favourites, United were not able to halt their exit at the hands of Bayern Munich. Moyes perhaps showed enough across the two legs to show that he might just be the man to lead United in the long-term, despite many views to the contrary. And the former Everton manager quickly turned his attention to getting United back to the top. "My focus is on getting a side together to get back in the Champions League," the United manager said after the 3-1 defeat at the Allianz Arena that saw his side go out of the competition 4-2 on aggregate. To have any hope of doing that Manchester United will need to invest in the squad. Reports suggest Moyes could ha ...
The Manchester United manager believes he had to start his star striker but insisted that he was struggling to strike the ball after having pain-killing injections to play David Moyes admits Wayne Rooney was rushed back into the Manchester United line-up for the Champions League quarter-final defeat to Bayern Munich. The England striker, who sustained a toe injury last week, was passed fit to take his place in United's starting XI, but could not prevent the Red Devils from exiting the competition at the Allianz Arena. Man Utd LATEST 25/1 Everton are 25/1 with Bet365 to beat Man Utd 3-0 Three second-half strikes from Mario Mandzukic, Thomas Muller and Arjen Robben cancelled out Patrice Evra’s spectacular opener, and the United manager suggested afterwards that he felt forced into fielding his star player. "I felt at times tonight he was having a struggle striking the ball but he's such a vital player for us," Moyes told reporters. "I never thought we were out of the game, I always thought we were in wit ...
Smalling: Harsh lessons learned Champions League lessons often come at a hefty price and Chris Smalling believes Manchester United paid the ultimate cost for not shutting up shop after Patrice Evra had given the Reds the lead over Bayern Munich at Allianz Arena. "It was disappointing," Chris told MUTV. "For large parts of the game we dealt with all of the crosses and to concede so soon after scoring, from a cross, having defended so well as a team, was really disappointing. It gave them the initiative going forward after that. "If we could have just seen it out for five or 10 minutes and let the game settle down they would have been chasing it. We felt that as a team we were very compact and the tactics were working well. But it goes out the window when you concede and it gave them that added drive they needed." "We went in at half-time feeling that we'd worked well and filled the spaces. They had a lot of the ball but we had the better chances over the two games with a few one-on-ones," he added. "We fel ...
Arjen Robben has revealed he spent Wednesday's training session working on crossing with his weaker right foot after he fired Bayern Munich into the Champions League semi-finals. The holders were stunned in the second half at the Allianz Arena as Patrice Evra's wonder strike put Manchester United in front, but Robben inspired his side to a 3-1 win, setting up Thomas Muller's goal before drilling home a third after Mario Mandzkuic had levelled on the night. Robben crossed to Muller with his right foot for Bayern's second, and the Netherlands international told Sky after the match that he had practised the skill at the end of training earlier in the day. "This morning after the last training we joked around on the pitch for 10 minutes and I practised crosses with my right foot. And it helped, it was a pretty good cross," he said. "These are the evenings you sacrifice everything for, you do all the training for. These nights are pure fun." Robben admitted he enjoyed a more productive evening at the Allianz A ...
Arjen Robben said Manchester United's opener acted as a wake-up call, which pushed Bayern Munich on to a 3-1 Champions League win at the Allianz Arena.
Champions League theories! 1. The team that knocks out Barca, gets to take the trophy home, its has happened in the last 5 editions or so...Mou beat Barca at Inter and won, RDM at Chelsea, Bayern also did it...where Barca hsnt been knocked, ofcoz they have gone all the way to win it! madrid stands to benefit from this! 2. A team from the country that hosts the current final of the UCL,gets to win the following UCL editions, examples include Inter's win at Santiago Bernabeu, Barcelona winning the followin edition at Wembley,and Chelsea winning the following edition at Allianz Arena, and Bayern Munich winning last year's edition at Wembley! favours now that Man Utd are out! What do you think!
Going out of Champions League with United heads held high. God knows when United will be back in the Champions League, but the 18 years of consecutive champions league football was good whilst it lasted :) United did not deserve to lose 3-1 but thats Football for you. United's whole defence and midfield has to be overhauled. Hopefully Moyes is given some time, but I wouldnt be sad/suprised to see him go in the harsh reality of modern day football. Getting tired of 4-2-3-1 or 4-5-1 slow paced football. Bring back the fast flowing United brand/tradition of football. I know its difficult, but we got to try. :) Good job Bayern. Good try United. Finished at Allianz arena, Bayern Munich 3 Manchester United 1.
Beaten 3 - 1 at the Allianz Arena in Munich, out of the Champions League. What are you thinking tonight as a Manchester United fan? Tell us what you're thinking for the rest of the season. and why ?
:: Manchester United couldn’t park the bus again in Allianz Arena. Bye Bye 2014 and 2015 Uefa Champions League.
We have always supported Man United.we will always...tonight we go to the Allianz Arena with a more than determined team and the belief to beat Bayern,we don't care whether you are world champions or whatever.we are Manutd...the best team that ever was,the best there is,the best there will ever be.You might have a household of players at their peak,so what we have Wazza,Wayne Rooney,he is good enough to beat any side on any given day,so beware Bayern.People might think we have not had the best season,but wait.it still not over,its not over until the end,cuz we are not only going to beat Bayern tonight,but go on and lift the Champions League...alwaysremember if we can score 2 goals in a Champions League Final then we can do anything.Tag Line;Impossible is nothing.we are Manutd.GGMU
Champions League night - stuff dreams are made of! Come on Moyes, nail this one and you shall be forgiven (for the season). Manchester United live at the breathtaking Allianz Arena...i could die a happy man if we win.
English outfit Manchester United and German champions Bayern Munich meet in a far from predictable quarter final return leg in the Uefa Champions League at the Allianz Arena in Munich tonight. The teams drew one all at Old Trafford, Manchester Tuesday last week in a breathtaking exchange which produ...
Bayern Munich v Manchester United 2ND Leg, Allianz Arena. Hoping United can do the unthinkable tonight and beat the Bavarian giants. Bayern have failed to beat the last 4 English clubs at Home in the competition. While United have had the best away record in the league this season and beat Bayer earlier away from home giving them their biggest ever Champions League victory 0-5. I will be glued to the screen and nerves shall kick in just be great to see United make it to the semi final stage for the first time since 2011. Come on you REDS !!!
** Wayne Rooney: Manchester United can dump FC Bayern München out** The Red Devils striker says David Moyes' side can cause an upset at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday and knock out Pep Guardiola's team on the way to Champions League glory. Desktop: more to than just goals** Desktop: Preview: target unprecedented comeback** Desktop: Preview: looking to build on first-leg lead** Desktop: Preview: must overturn one-goal deficit** Desktop:
MATCH FACTS Manchester United have kept a clean sheet in five of their nine Champions League games this season; no side has kept more. Since the 1999 Champions League final, Man Utd have won just one of their seven Champions League encounters with Bayern Munich (W1 D3 L3). United have scored in each of their last 15 Champions League meetings with German clubs, but the last one to stop them scoring was Bayern in March 2002. Bayern have only failed to score in one of their last 28 Champions League matches, but this came against English opposition (Arsenal in March 2013). Bayern have won six and drawn two of their last eight matches in the CL knockout stages, but the last team to defeat them in the KO stages were English (Arsenal – 0-2 in March 2013). No side has won more penalties than Bayern Munich in the Champions League this season (4), but they have only scored two of these. Arjen Robben has won all four of these penalties – no other player has won more than two. Franck Ribery has created more goals ...
Bayern Munich vs Man United! Manchester United travel to the Allianz Arena knowing a draw will send them through to the Champions League semi-final. Wayne Rooney will travel to Germany with Manchester United tomorrow amid growing confidence that he is winning his battle to overcome a toe injury in time to face Bayern Munich. This is it, Can Manchester United create one of the biggest upsets in Football history? Yes we can!
(AFP) - Bayern Munich has lifted their ban on reporters from The Sun attending Wednesday's Champions League home clash against Manchester United after the British tabloid apologised for their "You Schwein!" headline. Bayern refused accreditation requests for Wednesday's return leg at Munich's Allianz Arena from reporters working for both The Sun and the Daily Mirror, who used a similar "You dirty Schwein!" headline. "Sorry, Bastian! It was not our intention to embarrass you or Bayern Munich," wrote The Sun on their pay-to-read website on Saturday, but the Daily Mirror have yet to apologise and remain barred.
Wayne Rooney looks more like the next captain of Manchester United with each passing week. It has been he, not the customary Nemanja Vidic or Patrice Evra, who has stopped to account for many of the unjustifiable performances of the last eight months and it was he who detailed the Bayern Munich fault line which gives the club a chance to achieve what he admits would be his biggest result in Europe, if United can progress to a Champions League semi final, six days from now. "They play a high line and with a little more composure we can exploit that," Rooney said as he reflected yesterday on Tuesday's 1-1 draw. "You can see there are chances against them." There is another weakness to exploit, idealistic though it would be to suggest that United can go to the Allianz Arena in expectation of the win, or 2-2 draw, that they will need. The weakness to the aerial ball, explored elsewhere on these pages, is one that Germans themselves seem aware of, judging by Jerome Boateng's disclosure that United corner kicks ...
Manchester United vs Bayern Munich Preview Following a rampant 4-1 display against Aston Villa, Manchester United face the toughest test of the season in the Champions League as they face holders Bayern Munich; arguably the best team in the world. United are understandably the underdogs in this clash and they face a massive task to cause an improbable upset. The first leg will be played at Old Trafford, meaning that we must put in a good performance to keep the deficit as little as we are able to, to give us some real hope for the trip to the Allianz Arena. David Moyes is responsible for United tactically, so it will be interesting to see how he plans to break down Bayern’s brilliant attacking force and hjt them on the break. The likes of Danny Welbeck and Antonio Valencia will be crucial with their physical abilities and pace not only in terms of attack, but also in terms of defence; hopefully they can exploit the very few gaps Bayern’s formidable defence will leave behind. With Mata ineligible to pl ...
The best paid managers in the world of football with Arsenal and Chelsea bosses making the top 10 [Here is the top five] 1. Jose Mourinho, Chelsea – £14.3m Yet sitting top of the pile and it’s little surprise that Mourinho emerges as the best paid manager in world football with a tidy package from the Blues. With league titles in Portugal, England, Italy and Spain, as well as two Champions League triumphs, the 51-year-old can almost demand what he wants in terms of pay. 2. Pep Guardiola, Bayern Munich – £12.6m After winning three La Liga titles and two Champions Leagues in four years at the Nou Camp Guardiola too a year out of football before being employed by Bayern. The Spaniard now looks set to achieve the same things at the Allianz Arena as he did in Catalonia and the German champions already look like the new force in European football. 3. Andre Villas-Boas, Zenit St. Petersburg – £12.4m A combination of factors makes AVB the third highest paid manager in the world as Tottenham Hotspur ar ...
Real Madrid are reportedly keeping tabs on three Bayern Munich players whose futures are up in the air, according to El Confidencial. Although the Spanish giants are supposedly not ready to potentially damage their amiable relations with Bayern by making any bids without receiving the green light, they are waiting in the wings if the treble winners decide to let any of them leave in the summer. Kroos is being strongly linked with Manchester United as he is seemingly not happy with his status at the Allianz Arena, earning a lower wage than some of the more senior members of the squad, though bigger clubs could enter the running for his signature if United fail to qualify for the Champions League this season. Mandzukic is being targeted by the likes of Juventus and Arsenal as he is unhappy with becoming a backup player at Bayern next season, which looks likely with the impending arrival of Robert Lewandowski from Borussia Dortmund. And finally, Mueller is also thought to be considering his future after drop ...
UEFA is investigating Bayern Munich after a controversial banner was unfurled at their home Champions League match at the Allianz Arena against Arsenal on...
Arsenal will demand an explanation from Nicklas Bendtner over reports the striker got into an altercation with a taxi driver on Tuesday evening. According to newspaper BT, the Denmark international "ran amok" during the incident, which allegedly occurred in the Norrebro district of Copenhagen on the same night that the Gunners exited the Champions League to Bayern Munich. The 26-year-old, who was unable to join Arsenal's matchday squad for the match at the Allianz Arena as he continues his recovery from a knee injury, is said to have whipped the side of the taxi with his belt. The astonished taxi driver reported the incident to the police, claiming: "I have had drunk passengers in my car for 25 years and I have never seen anything like it." Arsenal are taking the story very seriously and Goal understands that Bendtner will be required to give his version of events to manager Arsene Wenger, with the club reserving the right to take internal disciplinary action if he is found to have done wrong. If true, th ...
Bayern Munich 1-1 Arsenal - Report Gunners bow out of the Champions League but produce another spirited performance at the Allianz Arena
95.4 Emambya FM SPORTS UP DATES -Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil is facing "at least a few weeks" out after injuring his hamstring in yesterday’s Champions League exit at Bayern Munich. The 25-year-old was withdrawn at half-time in Arsenal's 1-1 draw in Munich, which saw them lose 3-1 on aggregate. -Bayern Munich ,star Arjen Robben told Arsene Wenger he should act with more class after being described as a 'great diver' by the Arsenal boss. The Holland international hit back at the Gunners boss in the wake of the German club's 3-1 Champions League victory at the Allianz Arena, in which Robben won a late penalty. -Ashley Cole is set to return to Chelsea's squad for Saturday's clash against Aston Villa.The defender missed the weekend 4-0 win over Tottenham with a knee injury, which club medics feared could keep him out for two weeks. -Wayne Rooney has confirmed that he would like to captain Manchester United and England.Rooney is strongly tipped to succeed Nemanja Vidic at United, as the Serbian has already ...
Hear Lukas Podolski equalising at Allianz Arena as a spirited Arsenal bowed out of the Champions League
Nothing like seeing Champions League football live...@ Allianz Arena
The Former Barcelona boss has accused Arsene Wenger's side of merely waiting for the Bavarians to lose the ball in the hope of hitting their hosts on the counterattack Pep Guardiola has defended Bayern Munich's performance against Arsenal on Tuesday night, claiming that it had been difficult for his troops to find space against a side that he felt had played without any ambition. The Gunners had gone into the second leg of what had been an eagerly-awaited Champions League last-16 tie trailing 2-0 on aggregate. Consequently, Guardiola was surprised by what he perceived as Arsenal's unwillingness to attack at the Allianz Arena and felt that Bayern were unlucky to win a game that ended 1-1, with Lukas Podolski having almost immediately cancelled out Bastian Schweinsteiger's 55th-minute opener for the hosts. "We had a lot of control but the opponent didn't come to push," the former Spain international told his club's official website. "It's 2-0 in the head of the players and it's not easy. We're 2-0 up and we ...
The Arsenal fans in the top tier of the Allianz Arena left no room for doubt. 'Wemberlee, Wemberlee,' was the chant; they had travelled 570 miles to sing about a stadium on their doorstep. It was not that they wanted to exit the Champions League at the last 16 stage for the fourth successive season, but rather they knew the limitations of their team and where their chance for success lies.
Bayern far from untouchable: Bayern Munich have been almost untouchable in the Bundesliga but their edgy performance against Arsenal suggested that the lack of competition at domestic level could hinder their European ambitions. Bayern again found the Champions League a different proposition as they struggled to break down a surprisingly cautious Arsenal in the first half of Tuesday's game and showed vulnerabilities in defence when the visitors came at them in the final half hour. The last time Bayern failed to win a competitive game was also in the Champions League last December, when they squandered a 2-0 lead and lost 3-2 at home to Manchester City. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger also faced Bayern last season in the round of 16 and was able to make a brief comparison between last year's Champions League-winning side, coached by Jupp Heynckes, and Pep Guardiola's version this year. "Bayern are a good side but they were more vulnerable this season than last year," he told a news conference after the game. ...
Champions League: Barcelona v Man City Manchester City go to Barcelona with quarter-final place at stake A 2-0 defeat at the Etihad Stadium means City must win, and win well, at the Camp Nou today been Wednesday if they are to prolong their European adventure. With a place in the quarter-finals at stake, the Blues know they will need to get on the front foot early and avoid any costly mishaps - with Martin Demichelis' red card in the first meeting proving to be a turning point in the tie. City will have to cope without the presence of manager Manuel Pellegrini on the sidelines, with the Chilean serving a touchline ban in the wake of comments he made about the standard of officiating in the first leg. He will, however, send his side out looking to build on their impressive away showings in the group stage. Mission impossible? City have won all three of their games on the road so far - including a battling success at reigning champions Bayern Munich which saw the Blues recover from falling two goals down i ...
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Bayern hold off Arsenal to progress Bayern Munich, a shadow of the team that have been so imperious in the Bundesliga this season, survived a shaky second half and missed a late penalty against Arsenal on Tuesday to reach the Champions League quarterfinals. The holders looked less than all-conquering in a 1-1 second-leg draw against Arsenal who were left with too much to do after losing 2-0 at home in the opening match of the last-16 encounter. Runaway leaders Bayern have dropped only four points all season in the Bundesliga, and blasted 15 goals in their previous three games, but were well below their best against the Londoners at the Allianz Arena. Bastian Schweinsteiger broke the deadlock in the 55th minute before Bayern old boy Lukas Podolski replied almost immediately for Arsenal who grew in confidence and brought out goalkeeper Manuel Neuer's eccentric side. The Bavarians won a controversial penalty when Arjen Robben reacted theatrically to a foul by Laurent Koscielny in stoppage time and Thomas Mue ...
MUNICH — Inside the shimmering Allianz Arena, there is a sleek and charming museum devoted to all things Bayern Munich. The museum has all types of exhibits, including a new room devoted to the legendary goalkeeper Sepp Maier, a fascinating (if somewhat cringe- inducing) collection of music recorded by Munich players over the years and — of course — a slew of screens showing the best moments from the club’s greatest games. Suffice it to say, Tuesday’s game against Arsenal will never be included in such highlight reels. But the drab 1-1 draw, which featured an uninspiring pace, a missed penalty kick by the star Thomas Muller and little drama, was enough to send the Bavarians to the quarterfinals of the Champions League. Bayern Munich, which is seeking to retain the European crown it claimed in London last spring, won the two-game aggregate series by 3-1. It will play in the final eight of the tournament for the seventh time in 11 seasons. “We have been able to minimize our errors, have played i ...
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes there is 'no gap' between his Gunners and reigning European champions Bayern Munich, despite seeing his Champions League hopes extinguished for a second successive season at the Allianz Arena.
FC Bayern München go into the home second leg of their Uefa Champions League round of 16 tie with Arsenal FC 2-0 up and on a superb domestic run while Arsenal, without their first choice goalkeeper, Wojciech Szczesny, will need to summon a repeat of their last trip to Allianz Arena to stand a cha...
This time last year, on a steamy night inside the Allianz Arena, the great and the good in this Bayern Munich team wobbled in a way we have never seen before. Manuel Neuer looked at his captain Philipp Lahm to ask what could be done. Lahm looked at Arjen Robben. Robben looked at Toni Kroos. Kroos looked at Thomas Muller. Blank faces all round. Only Arsenal, with dramatic strikes from Olivier Giroud and Laurent Koscielny, had the answers in a powerful Champions League performance. Instead it ended for Arsenal in a way that it always seems to end for them these days - glorious failure. Bayern, under coach Jupp Heynckes, squeaked through and went on to win the trophy. This evening, when Arsenal step into this giant hot- air balloon of a stadium on the outskirts of Munich, they will need the same again and more following a 2-0 first-leg defeat at the Emirates if they are to topple Pep Guardiola's team.
Do still stand a chance in this Champions League after losing 2-0 to Bayern Munich at the Emirates? Bayern Munich returns to Allianz Arena on Tuesday 11th March, 2014 to consolidate the 2-0 advantage over 10- men Arsenal team. Goals from Kroos and Muller seal the game for Pep Gaurdiola men.
DOMINANT REDS PRIMED FOR ARSENAL An unfamiliar Bayern team produced a familiar result on Saturday as the Reds beat SC Freiburg 4-0 and stretched their lead at the top of the Bundesliga to 16 points for now. A 46th straight league game without defeat was a good warm-up for the midweek Champions League trip to North London giants Arsenal, although the line-up at the Emirates Stadium is likely to be rather different to the team that did a smoothly efficient job on Saturday’s struggling visitors.The 71,000 full house at the Allianz Arena saw Pep Guardiola’s reshuffled team hit their stride after the first quarter of an hour and strike three first-half goals through Dante and a Xherdan Shaqiri brace, although Thomas Müller actually applied the final touch to the Swiss starlet’s second. FCB were content to dominate the ball and let their opponents do the chasing in the second half, Claudio Pizarro adding a fine fourth two minute from time as the leaders closed out the game with practiced ease.A 19th win ...
Bayern Munich star Xherdan Shaqiri is reportedly being lined up by Liverpool as an alternative to Chelsea-bound Mohamed Salah. Reds boss Brendan Rodgers was looking to snap up Swiss outfit FC Basel's Egyptian star Salah before the transfer window slams shut next Friday night, but Chelsea launched a counter-bid and appear to have secured his signature in a reported £12million deal. It leaves the Northern Irishman still searching to bolster his squad at Anfield as the Reds are in a great position to end their four-year exile from Champions League football this term. And 22-year-old Switzerland international, Shaqiri, is thought to be the man in Rodgers' sights as the player has struggled for first-team action at the Allianz Arena under both current coach Pep Guardiola and former boss Jupp Heynckes. Shaqiri would no doubt relish a move to Anfield, where he would have a greater chance of playing regular football in the build-up to the summer's World Cup in Brazil. But Guardiola will possibly want to keep the ...
It is now been over decade since I became a loyal Chelsea fan. In these years we - the club and we the supporters - have had many years of pain and near-misses, especially on the biggest stage of club football: the Uefa Champions League. However, we have equally enjoyed times of success on the domestic front and finally on the much-coveted European stage - I doubt if any Chelsea fan will ever forget the night of 19 May 2012 at the Allianz Arena. As a very ambitious club side, we've been lucky to be bankrolled by a Russian business tycoon, Roman Abramovich, whose ambitions are just as tall. The Russian's arrival signalled a sweeping change in the club's policies, especially in the transfer market, where the club has spent heavily to secure gifted players but selling theirs - at the twilight of their careers, it must be noted - at a very paltry sum. Regardless of the effects of this on the balance sheet, the club has continued to progress on and off the pitch, and despite occasional losses of form, the resu ...
Phil Mcnulty - Chief football writer BBC Sport: With Guardiola in charge at Allianz Arena, I go for Bayern to retain Champions League trophy
FOOTBALL UPDATE: Coach Pep Guardiola does not believe that Bayern Munich are the best team in Europe. Guardiola is aiming to replicate predecessor Jupp Heynckes, who won the Bundesliga, Uefa Champions League and DFB-Pokal during his final season at the club. With Bayern leading the Bundesliga and having secured Champions League qualification as Group D winners, Guardiola has enjoyed a successful start to his debut campaign at the Allianz Arena.
Mesut Ozil has scored only once in an away game in the Champions League. While playing for Real Madrid at Allianz Arena, in April 2012
Ronaldo sets new CL scoring record 11 December By Justin Palmer London - Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo set a Champions League group phase scoring record on Tuesday as Bayer Leverkusen and Olympiakos Piraeus reached the last 16 and snow forced Galatasaray's match with Juventus to be abandoned. Holders Bayern Munich's record-breaking run of 10 consecutive Champions League wins came to an unceremonious end after Manchester City staged a memorable fightback after conceding two early goals to win 3-2 at the Allianz Arena. However, Bayern still won Group D with City finishing in second place. Prolific Ronaldo took his tally to nine for the campaign in Real's 2-0 win at FC Copenhagen, with the nine-times champions also setting an all-time record in European competitions by netting in 31 successive matches. Ronaldo, in his first game back since sustaining a muscle strain on Nov. 23, scored with a simple close-range finish three minutes after the break, Real's second after Luka Modric's delightful opener. Bayern ...
Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Franck Ribery have been named on FIFA’s three-man shortlist for the Ballon d’Or. Lowe: Ballon d'Or debate Ronaldo and Ribery are widely expected to battle it out for the award, with Messi -- the winner in 2010, 2011 and 2012 as well as the final, non-FIFA- affiliated edition of the award in 2009 -- is injured until the New Year. Ribery was a key part of Bayern Munich’s history-making team which won an unprecedented Champions League, Bundesliga and DFB Pokal Treble. And the France international, 30, has again been influential in Pep Guardiola’s unbeaten start to life at the Allianz Arena, scoring twice in Saturday’s 7-0 victory against Werder Bremen. Already named UEFA’s Best Player in Europe, the former Marseille man has been backed for glory by Bayern president Uli Hoeness, who said: "Franck is an unbelievable player. There is no other player in the world who deserves it [the Ballon d’Or] more." Ronaldo, meanwhile, captained Portugal to World Cup qualific ...
Mourinho willing to let Chelsea star leave for Bayern Munich in £41m January transfer The Portuguese boss is open to allowing Luiz to transfer to Germany. Chelsea defender David Luiz is the subject of interest from German giants Bayern Munich and Jose Mourinho is willing to let the Brazilian leave in January for £41m, reports A Bola. The 26-year-old was one of the Blues Best Players last season, but Mourinho has concerns over Luiz’s defensive capabilities and has generally preferred a partnership of Gary Cahill and captain John Terry. This lack of game time is frustrating for the South American and the chance to switch to the Allianz Arena would be a prospect most players would find difficult to turn down. Bayern are currently a treble-winning club after securing the Bundesliga title, German Cup and Champions League in 2012/13. Since then maverick coach Pep Guardiola has also taken over as manager and the Spaniard is a great draw for top players. Luiz would also be able to link up with fellow Brazilia ...
411: Bayern Munich will be without Franck Ribery for Saturday's Bundesliga clash with Borussia Dortmund due to a fractured rib. The winger picked up the problem during France's 3-0 FIFA World Cup play-off victory over Ukraine on Tuesday, which saw Les Bleus qualify for next year's tournament, and is now set to miss the re-match between last year's Uefa Champions League finalists. "I’m obviously gutted, because I was desperate to play in the big game in Dortmund," he told Bayern's official website. "But I’m sure the team can do it without me this time." Ribery joins an injury list at the Allianz Arena club that also includes Bastian Schweinsteiger, Claudio Pizarro, Xherdan Shaqiri and Holger Badstuber.
Thirty-Two Teams. Sixteen Nations. One Dream. To hoist the Uefa Champions League in the Estadio De Luz in months to come. The pinnacle of club football has once again returned to make our nights a little bit longer. The greatest players for the greatest clubs on the greatest stage. Can it get anymore more exciting? Old rivalries will resume as new ones will be born. Here is a quick break down of the top contenders for this year's title: Bayern Munich 2012-2013: Champions Key Player: Frank Ribery Ever since Phillip Lahm raised the trophy in Wembley, much has changed in the Allianz Arena. Many new faces can be seen around Bavaria this season. None more important than Pep Guardiola. Guardiola took charge of a near perfect side who had won everything there is to win, but has decided to leave his mark on the club. Ever since taking the helm in Munich, the Catalan has opted for many changes tactically and personnel wise of the best team in Europe. This has left a bad taste in mouths of many fans, as they ri ...
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Cristiano Ronaldo was offered from Sporting to Liverpool when he was 16. Liverpool declined as they thought he was too skinny. No English player has ever scored more goals in the Champions League than Wayne Rooney. Arsene Wenger speaks English, French, Japanese, Spanish, German & Italian, and wrote a book in Japanese about his managerial philosophies. Arsenal have scored the most hat-tricks (34) in Premier League history. When David Beckham was 12, he was Manchester United's team mascot for a game against West Ham. Arsenal Is the first English Club to beat Real Madrid at the Bernabeu and A.C Milan at San Siro and also Bayern at the Allianz Arena. The difference in Messi's age & Ronaldo's age is 869 days. The same difference between Messi and Ronaldo's son. It took Ozil 10 minutes to get his first assist for his debut in Arsenal Zinedine Zidane was never caught offside in his whole career. Since Ronaldo joined Real Madrid they have won 3 trophies, While Manchester United have won 5 trophies since he left. ...
19 May 2012. Didier Drogba drives around the Champions League trophy at the Allianz Arena.
Guardiola hires ex-Barca staff for Bayern | Pep Guardiola has brought several of his Former Barcelona colleagues to Germany as he prepares to begin work as Bayern Munich head coach next week. The Spaniard has recruited Domenec Torrent to be one of his assistants and another Spaniard, Lorzen Buenaventura, to be his fitness coach as part of the new regime at the reigning European and Bundesliga champions. Die Welt reports that Manuel Estiarte will make the move from the Camp Nou to the Allianz Arena as a consultant, while there will also be a role for Guardiola's brother and agent, Pere, in Bavaria. However, the two-times Champions League-winning coach will also retain some of the staff who helped guide outgoing boss Jupp Heynckes to the Treble last season. Long-standing coach Herman Gerland, 59, who has developed the likes of Holger Badstuber, Thomas Muller or David Alaba in the club's youth academy, will work as one of the assistant coaches. Video analyst Michael Niemeyer will also remain at the club and ...
Borussia Dortmund Will Spend To Compete with Bayern Munich President Insists Borussia Dortmund president Reinhard Rauball has promised that the club will spend money in the transfer market this summer in order to keep the Bundesliga title race "exciting" next season. Jurgen Klopp’s men were blown out of the water by Bayern Munich last season, as the Bavarians eased to Bundesliga success, along with winning the German Cup and the Champions League. And they are also snapping up Dortmund starlet Mario Gotze for €37m, while prolific goalscorer Robert Lewandowski is expected to follow the attacking midfielder to the Allianz Arena. Now Raulball has promised the Ruhr giants will respond. The Bundesliga is wondering how much we can and want to invest", he said to the Ruhr Nachrichten. "I can say that we want to invest to make the fight with Bayern Munich as exciting as possible." Dortmund are set to have their summer transfer war chest topped up by the sales of Gotze and Lewandowski, but could even choose to ...
The reported swap deal between Liverpool and Bayern Munich for Luis Suarez and Arjen Robben is off as the Dutchman has no intentions of leaving the Allianz Arena. Suarez is unsure whether he wants to stay at Anfield after another controversial season at the Reds and had been tipped with a move to the Champions League winners with Robben coming in the opposite direction.
Sport News:Champions League final: German superiority over Premier League. Bayern Munich's massed ranks of red celebrated avoiding the fate of losing their third successive Champions League final with a rousing rendition of an old England classic. The Euro 96 anthem "Football's Coming Home" was one of the souvenirs Germany took away with them - as well as the trophy - in that memorable summer. And it was back again on another sunny Wembley night of vindication for Bayern, match-winner Arjen Robben and that country's great coaching statesman Jupp Heynckes. The facts are bare. Bayern Munich cleansed the wounds of Champions League final defeats to Inter Milan in 2010 and, in their own imposing Allianz Arena to Chelsea in 2012, with a 2-1 victory over Bundesliga rivals Borussia Dortmund. It gave the Bavarian giants, the beast that once spawned the nickname "FC Hollywood", a fifth win in this tournament. They are level with Liverpool and only Real Madrid and AC Milan are above them. Scratch underneath those st ...
Bayern Munich began to lay the foundations for this season's impressive run to the Champions League final immediately after their defeat to Chelsea in last year's showpiece, coach Jupp Heynckes said. After Bayern inflicted the biggest aggregate defeat on Barcelona in European competition, a jubilant Heynckes said the painful reverse on penalties to Chelsea at their own Allianz Arena in Munich had given him the motivation to try to go one better this term. Click link to read full story...
Bayern Munich LANDS NEW LUFTHANSA DEAL = Bayern München has agreed a new deal with national airline Lufthansa, in a move that will extend their nine-year partnership by at least a further five years. The new deal, which now stretches to 2018, will see Lufthansa remain as the club’s official carrier and premium partner. The airline will continue to fly the team to many of its matches in the 1.Bundesliga, DFB Cup and Uefa Champions League. The agreement will enable the airline to capitalise on other brand awareness opportunities available with Bayern. These include perimeter fence advertising at the Allianz Arena, the team’s home stadium, as well as banner ads on the official club website, and promotional appearances by both playing staff and board members. Bayern’s premium partner portfolio also includes Audi, Coca-Cola, HypoVereinsbank, Imtech, Paulaner, Samsung, Yingli Solar and Bwin. The club is currently sat atop of the 1.Bundesliga – 15 points clear of reigning champion, Borussia Dortmund. Ba ...
Bayern hails financial strength as club posts record revenues Bayern Munich has hailed its best set of financial results in more than a century after turning a profit of Eur11.1 million for the 2011-12 fiscal year and setting a new revenue landmark of Eur332.2 million. The 1.Bundesliga giant announced the results at its annual general assembly on Thursday, with the figures being posted despite a second consecutive year without a trophy. Bayern is currently seven points clear at the top of the 1.Bundesliga, but finished as runner-up to Borussia Dortmund last season and also suffered the bitter disappointment of losing the Uefa Champions League final to Chelsea at its own Allianz Arena. Bayern’s deputy chairman and head of financial affairs, Karl Hopfner, said the club has never been in a better financial position, with a profit recorded for the 20th consecutive year. “I think the members of Bayern Munich can be proud of their club today,” he said. “FC Bayern boasts solid financial foundations like ...
Daring Pep! Now is the time for Guardiola to prove his mettle. Events since he left Barca with Tito Vilanova in charge shows that Pep's achievement at Camp Nou is nothing out of the ordinary. Tito has taken the same team on an unprecedented run of wins dropping just 2 points all season in the La Liga race. With the title almost wrapped up and stakes in all other remaining competition including the Uefa's Champions League, Vilanova only needs time to prove that Guardiola's achievements while in charge of Barca, was down to the quality of players in the team. He has every opportunity to prove us wrong from July as he sojourn into the Allianz Arena with the Bavarians. Simply why Mou has the edge. Till then!
Five questions on why the 2012 FIFA FIFPro XI was dominated by La Liga Samrin Hasib , January 9 2013, When Wesley Sneijder was snubbed in 2010, debates about the FIFPro XI started raging. This time, the controversial selection of 11 La Liga players has raised more questions than ever. First of all, in the line up, Iker Casillas wasthe goalkeeper. The back four consisted of Dani Alves, Gerard Pique, Sergio Ramos and Marcelo. Xabi Alonso, Xavi Hernandez and Andres Iniesta were the midfield trio. Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Falcao made up the front three. 1) Do FIFA and the voters focus more on international competitions? The two teams which contested the Uefa Champions League final contain a total of zero players in the team. Both these teams beat the best teams Spain has to offer. One ofthe two dominated the midfield in their pair of clashes in the semi-final. However, the Champions League is of course a club competition. The professionals who vote perhaps give more importance to international comp ...
Bayern Munich finished as runners-up in last season's Champions League and are on a mission to erase that this year. Valencia provide their first opposition at the Allianz Arena. We preview the clash.
Gotta love that on my drive into Munich I got to see Allianz Arena home of Bayern Munich and home to last years Champions League final
Bayern win German Super Cup print Two early goals gifted Bayern Munich the German Super Cup on Sunday as they defeated Bundesliga champions Borussia Dortmund with Mario Mandzukic and Thomas Mueller netting in the opening 11 minutes. Although Robert Lewandowski 75 pulled one back in the 75th minute – he scored a hattrick in the German Cup Final win over Bayern which completed the double for Dortmund – but the champions were unable to turn things around as Bayern earned a psychological boost ahead of the new season. The win also gave veteran coach Jupp Heynckes to put a trophy on the shelf after last season saw the Bavarians win nothing in the first campaign of what is his third spell in charge – he won the title twice in his first two decades ago. As well as ceding domestic dominance to Dortmund Bayern also lost the Champions League final at their own Allianz Arena stadium to Chelsea. On Sunday, they at least put an end to a run of five straight defeats to Dortmund. Croatian international and 13 mil ...
Chelsea boosted by £50m Champions League winnings Roman Abramovich will have welcomed the cash injection, having forked out over £40 million for the additions of Eden Hazard, Marko Marin and Kevin de Bruyne recently. Chelsea have received a huge cash reward for their Champions League triumph over Bayern Munich in May, picking up almost £50 million in prize money. The Blues' penalty shoot-out victory at the Allianz Arena saw them unsurprisingly take home the biggest payout of the clubs which took part. Losing finalists Bayern earned £33m from the £595m prize fund shared among 32 participating teams. Despite being eliminated at the group stage of the competition, Manchester United were England's second highest earners, receiving a sum of £28m. Rivals Manchester City, who were also knocked out early on, took around £21m for their efforts. Arsenal, who went further in the competition, only to be eliminated by AC Milan over two legs, took £22m into the Emirates Stadium coffers. English clubs are reward ...
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Hello again from the Allianz Arena , Im Clive Tingsley alongside Andy Grey for a thrilling Champions League
At least one German in the Allianz Arena was celebrating the night Chelsea won the Champions League! "Marko Marin"
You lost to Leverkusen they said. Valencia will send you home they said. Napoli 3-1 they said. You're out of the Champions League they said. Benfica will make you pay for your arrogance they said. They will shock you they said. Barcelona are the best they said. Beat you by ten goals they will, they said. One man down, two goals behind they said. This is Camp Nou they said. It was just luck they said. Allianz Arena will put you in your place they said. Muller scored they said. Goodbye Chelsea they said. Thank you very much we said. Because when it was all over - A BIG FAT * YOU we said.
The Italian led the Blues to a historic Champions League triumph last season and has recently been appointed as the permanent manager of the club. Fernando Torres, who has struggled to adjust to life at Stamford Bridge, launched a scathing attack on the club after the final at Allianz Arena accusing...
The 2012 Uefa Champions League Final was a football match which took place on Saturday, 19 May 2012 between Bayern Munich of Germany and Chelsea of England at the Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany. The match was to decide the winner of the 2011–12 season of the Uefa Champions League, Europe's premier...
Chelsea's Portuguese midfielder Raul Meireles (C) holds the trophy after the Uefa Champions League final football match between FC Bayern Muenchen and Chelsea FC on May 19, 2012 at the Fussball Arena stadium in Munich. Chelsea won 4-3 in the penalty phase. AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNISADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/GettyImages
Chelsea have had to send the Champions League trophy off for repairs today, after it was revealed the coveted cup was broken in an impromptu photo session with three members of the club’s security personnel. Chelsea claimed the trophy in dramatic fashion last month, edging out Bayern Munich on penalties at the Allianz Arena, the German club’s home ground. The Blues took the cup on a huge parade around west London upon their return from Munich, but while it was able to survive the vigours of an open bus tour it has seemingly succumbed to the rough grip of three burly henchmen. The Mirror reports that one of the over-sized handles was left hanging off after the three men visited the trophy and began taking pictures with it after hours. The trophy was then put back in the Stamford Bridge trophy cabinet where it is housed in an attempt to avoid anyone noticing the damage. However club staff spotted the duffed up cup and have now sent it off to a London-based silversmith in order to patch it up. The trio h ...
Bayern Munich CEO Rumminigge admitted last week,that since the champions league final defeat against Chelsea @ the Allianz Arena,he has been findin' it very difficult to forget the scenario @ Munich,that is the first thing that comes to his mind when he wakes up in the mornin',the defeat by Chelsea.Sorry Mr. CEO,we hv been battlin' wit same situations lyk this,since that miss by John Terry and Anelka that denied us the title in 2008 @ Moscow.and that's why Sasa Ilic in 2002 said "Football is a very funny game" and indeed it is,such was just the funny tricks in football,take heart. Gud 9t Ya'll!
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"For Chelsea, the Champions League final at the Allianz Arena was an extraordinary day. The atmosphere was unforgettable." - Gianfranco Zola
Chelsea FC Fans @ Munich pre-Champions League Party may 19, 2012, bevor Chelsea stunned Bayern Munich in a dramatic penalty shoot-out at the Allianz Arena to...
Chelsea - Champions of Europe. Sounds good doesn't it? Yet although I saw it happen in Munich and then made it back to London for the parade on Sunday, it still seems so unreal. I've read countless articles and watched the match again and while I know it happened, there remains part of me that can't quite get my head round it. That feeling of disbelief, though, pales into insignificance against the total incredulity shared by the 20,000 Chelsea fans inside the Allianz Arena at about 11:15pm local time on Saturday. Crazed jubilation at seeing the irrepressible Didier Drogba calmly wrong-foot Manuel Neuer from 12 yards exploded throughout the visiting support as the impossible came to pass. This was not supposed to happen. This Chelsea team was supposed to be too old, too scarred by past travails in the Champions League. And a club with a wretched record in penalty shootouts was certainly not supposed to emerge from that lottery victorious, especially against a German side that qualified for the final throu ...
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Arjen Robben, representing the Netherlands, was booed by Bayern Munich fans during a badly-timed friendly match at the Allianz Arena.
Sometimes words just aren't enough when your team has just won the Champions League and FA Cup Final double, which makes writing a column pretty hard I can tell you. Many millions of words have already been written about Saturday night and many millions more will be penned in the years to come, but none will be able to match the feelings every Chelsea fan had during that incredible match at the Allianz Arena.
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Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel has said that his club’s Champions League triumph against Bayern Munich on Saturday is the biggest event in his life. The Blues defeated the German club side 4-3 via penalties after regulation and extra time ended 1-1 at the Allianz Arena in Munich. “This is the best night of our lives,” Mikel told Sky Sports. “I mean we’ve worked all season and people had written us off a lot.
What now for Chelsea heroes? As the bells and sore heads rang out across Munich on Sunday morning and Chelsea prepared to make a triumphant return home, owner Roman Abramovich was keeping his thoughts to himself. Even the capture of the Champions League, the prize Abramovich has cherished most since he made the journey from the Russian territory of Chukotka to buy Chelsea in July 2003, could not prompt him to break his silence. Abramovich was able to touch that precious piece of silverware he has pursued with such zeal and even allowed himself to be caught on camera tapping a foot, clapping and singing along with the Chelsea anthems that echoed around the Allianz Arena after their victory on penalties against Bayern Munich. Apart from congratulating his players and hoping for further successes, Abramovich gave little of his emotions away and the greatest interim manager of all time, Roberto Di Matteo, flatly declined to discuss what message the man he calls "The Boss" had given him after the game.
Pictures from the Champions League final between FC Bayern Munchen and Chelsea at the Allianz Arena:
Get the pictures of Michael Essien as he celebrated Chelsea's Uefa Champions League victory over Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena.
My opinion was merged before and after the game for Champions League final The Bayern Munich is the Favorite to win the title for several reasons and the first is that the game is in the Allianz Arena but also I think that the Chelsea is not easy to beat they achieved with David De Matthew to become strong Defensive team regardless of the attractiveness of the game coach DDM in every game he get what he wants. If we review the game of German Cup Final the Bayern against Burosia Dortmend and weaknesses in the Baiern team, Defensively in the center back and offensively in Slow of attack preparation also the ticktics they used was complicated. They improved a little in the final but not very much and were unable to create chances for two unlucky and inefficient attackers Mario Gomez and Thomas Muller as Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery were repeated in every attack same complicated methodology to create chances for attackers. Holger Badstuber, David Alaba and Luiz Gustavo were big loss. Footbal ...
Jerome Boateng has expressed his frustration with Bayern Munich's Champions League final loss against Chelsea on Saturday evening.The Bavarians appeared to be on their way to European glory at the Allianz Arena when Thomas Muller gifted them the lead in the closing stages of the game.
The final of the soccer Champions League between Bayern Munich and Chelsea was played in Munich at the Allianz Arena. Allianz, the giant insurance company owned by the Finck family, who are now one of the richest families in Germany, insured Auschwitz and Aryanized Jewish banks during the Second World War. Isn't history interesting?
At the Allianz Arena, in just a few hours, for the first time in Champions League history a team would have the home advantage with Bayern Munich playing ‘host’ to Chelsea FC for the biggest game of Europe.
Change Will Come, but for Now Chelsea Celebrates By ROB HUGHES In sports, as in life, there is not always logic for why certain people end up the ultimate winners. Goal Roman Abramovich, orphaned as a child but now one of the world’s wealthiest men, stood high in the stands of Munich’s Allianz Arena as the clock approached midnight Saturday night. One by one, he greeted his Chelsea players with a hug and an almost boyish, bemused smile. “Thank you,” he said to several of them. When Roberto Di Matteo, the stop-gap coach who had turned Chelsea’s failure into triumph in less than three months, reached Abramovich, there was an especially effusive hug, and what looked suspiciously like a peck on the Italian’s cheek. “What I discuss with the boss, we don’t discuss publicly,” Di Matteo later said in the press room. “Whatever the future holds, I’ll accept. It’s not important.” It is paramount. Where Chelsea, its owner, its interim but instantly successful coach and its aging players go f ...
As Chelsea walked out into the Allianz Arena a giant red mosaic was revealed at one end that covered the entire expanse of the massed ranks of Bayern Munich's support.
Didier Drogba was the hero as Chelsea shattered Bayern Munich's Champions League dream with victory in a nail-biting penalty shoot-out at the Allianz Arena.
Bayern Munich's Thomas Mueller (left) celebrates his goal against Chelsea during their Champions League final soccer match at the Allianz Arena in Munich. Photo: Michael Dalder, Reuters
Just when you thought this utterly outrageous season had nothing left to give, Chelsea *** the last - and most treasured - scrap of glory and drama left on offer. On a barely describale evening in the Allianz Arena, Dider Drogba rescued Chelsea from defeat once, almost gave it all away by conceding a penalty, then plunged the final knife into poor Bayern by rolling in the winning penalty in the shootout. Roman Abramovich gets the prize he most desired, Chelsea become the first London club to be crowned champions of Europe and Roberto Di Matteo becomes the most successful interim manager of all time. Few believed that Chelsea's luck could last throughout this barmy Champions League run - the dreadful performance at Napoli, the pummeling in both legs against Barcelona, and another heroic defensive rearguard tonight against Bayern. But you cannot help but admire their unflappable spirit, togetherness, never-say-die guts and bravery. It has carried them through the whole tournament and has won them the big .. ...
Didier Drogba was d hero of as Chelsea shattered Bayern Munich's Champions League drm 29t,wit a victory in a nail-bitin penalty shoot out @ Allianz Arena
Chelsea became the European Champion after beating Bayern Munich on penalties in a really riveting and nerve-racking Champions League final today at Allianz Arena.
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Chelsea faces Bayern Munich in the Champions League Final at Allianz Arena, the home grounds for the Bundesliga powerhouse. Of course, the Blues will likely not be overwhelmed by the moment and the unfriendly environs after the shock result at Barcelona in the semifinal round.
Photo: Allegri and the new England coach, Roy Hodgson, at the Allianz Arena during the Champions League final:
This is it. Chelsea play Bayern Munich at Bayern's home stadium -- Allianz Arena -- in the 2012 Champions League final. Both sides are looking to make up for recent failures in this match. Chelsea lost the rain-soaked 2008 final … Continue reading →
Michael Ballack is of the opinion that the fact that the Champions League final is set to be played at the Allianz Arena will give Bayern Munich an emotional edge.The Bundesliga giants take on Chelsea in Bavaria on Saturday, and the veteran midfielder admitted that he has split loyalties as he has played for both teams during his career.
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