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Football in Germany

Bayern treble hero Heynckes coy about future

Jubilant Bayern Munich players hold outgoing coach Jupp Heynckes aloft as they celebrate victory against VfB Stuttgart in the German Cup final in Berlin. Photo: Xinhua

Bayern's 3-2 victory over VfB Stuttgart in Saturday's German Cup final completed the set, after winning both the Champions League and Bundesliga, to become Germany's first team to land the treble.

Monday, 3 June, 2013, 4:01am

Bayern is three wins from 23rd league title and game with Arsenal

Schalke supporters are in good voice for the game against Dortmund and their faith was rewarded with a 2-1 win. Photo: Reuters

With nine matches left this season, Bayern are set to claim the record for the earliest confirmed Bundesliga title victory and lift their first silverware since May 2010.

11 Mar 2013 - 4:02am

Bayern Munich look to floor minnows Fortuna

Mario Mandzukic of Bayern Munich. Photo: EPA

With a 17-point lead at the top of the table, and 10 league games left this season, Bayern are running away with this season's Bundesliga title, but aim to add to their 10-match winning streak at home to Fortuna, who are 12th.

9 Mar 2013 - 3:48am

Bayern Munich told to come clean over striker Robert Lewandowski

Robert Lewandowski. Photo: AFP

A fortnight ago Der Spiegel magazine reported Lewandowski, who has a Dortmund contract until 2014, had agreed to join Bayern, while on Friday Munich newspaper Muenchener Merkur said the transfer would go through for next season.

18 Feb 2013 - 3:15am

Loew praises team, Deschamps takes heart from compliment to Les Bleus

Joachim Loew

Germany had trailed at half-time through a Mathieu Valbuena header, but Thomas Mueller equalised at the Stade de France before Sami Khedira scored the winner for Loew's side, who became the first German team to beat France in 26 years.

8 Feb 2013 - 4:45am

Bayern Munich closer to title after win over Mainz, coach Heynckes says

Bayern Munich's head coach Jupp Heynckes. Photo: AFP

Croatia striker Mario Mandzukic scored twice as Bayern made their superior possession count at fifth-placed Mainz.

4 Feb 2013 - 3:30am

Heartbroken Michel Bastos carries Schalke's hopes for Bundesliga

Michel Bastos. Photo: AFP

Bastos was reported to have been approached by Napoli, Spartak Moscow and Olympiakos having wanted to leave Lyon after his wife and five-year-old son were the victims of an armed robbery at their home in 2012.

1 Feb 2013 - 2:45am

Flare incident at Bundesliga match renews security debate in Germany

Joachim Loew, head coach of the German national football team. Photo: AFP

After hooligans forced a Bundesliga game to be delayed by throwing lit flares at the weekend, Germany coach Joachim Loew is leading the call for tighter security measures in stadiums.

Last Saturday, hooligans in the Eintracht Frankfurt fan block forced their team's 3-1 defeat at Bayer Leverkusen to be delayed by six minutes after lighting flares and setting off fireworks.

24 Jan 2013 - 3:09am

Bayern see off lowly neighbours Greuther Fuerth

Munich's coach Jupp Heynckes. Photo: EPA

Bayern Munich boss Jupp Heynckes said his team could do better, despite a 2-0 win over Greuther Fuerth as the Bundesliga leaders got back to business after Pep Guardiola was named as next season's coach.

21 Jan 2013 - 3:54am

Bayern Munich promise departing coach Heynckes farewell trophies

Jupp Heynckes is quitting at the end of the season. Photo: AP

With Pep Guardiola confirmed as Bayern Munich's head coach for next season, the club's stars have promised to send off current boss Jupp Heynckes with trophies.

Bayern host the Bundesliga's bottom side, Greuther Fuerth, today at the Allianz Arena, nine points clear at the top of the table and with the football world buzzing over the arrival of ex-Barcelona coach Guardiola in July.

19 Jan 2013 - 3:23am

Who said it?

City Telecom chief Ricky Wong Wai-kay.

Protracted procrastination is not only an act of irresponsibility but, as some may say, a sin

City Telecom chief Ricky Wong Wai-kay on the government's failure to approve its free television station  

I am in a state of shock. For us this should be a life lesson

18 Oct 2012 - 2:29am

US soccer gets right man at last

He was so young then, a burgeoning citizen of the world, and if he was not the best soccer player on the planet he was certainly part of the conversation. And although he starred on a stoic and tactful German team that seemed to embody all of his homeland's charmless efficiency, there was nothing Teutonic about Jurgen Klinsmann.

7 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Chance for soccer crazy youths to train in Munich

They may not generate big headlines like Manchester United and Real Madrid, but Bayern Munich rule in the German soccer league. In a bid to boost its grass-roots community development, the club is collaborating with financial firm Allianz Global Investors to create the first Allianz Junior Football Camp in Germany.

10 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Kitchee win to close gap on leaders Tai Po

Kitchee rallied from a goal down to defeat 10-man Convoy Sun Hei 2-1 and turn up the heat in the Coolpoint Ventilation First Division at Mong Kok Stadium yesterday.

Kitchee are one point behind surprise league leaders NTR WoFoo Tai Po with a game in hand.

27 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

You Bet

There are seven weeks until the end of 2007, so it may seem a little early for one of those end-of-year quizzes, but this column will start the ball rolling anyway. Question: since the start of 2007, judged on points per game in their domestic leagues, name the 10 most successful teams of the year in the top five European leagues (England, Spain, Italy, Germany and France).

10 Nov 2007 - 12:00am