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Irresponsible referee revolts Wenger Champions League England Germany Latest News 

Irresponsible referee revolts Wenger

Arsene Wenger said he was "revolted" by the referee after his "brave" Arsenal side suffered a last-16 Champions League thrashing by Bayern Munich Referee Anastasios Sidiropoulos denied the hosts a penalty when 1-0 up before later awarding one for a Laurent Koscielny foul on Robert Lewandowski. Koscielny was sent off as Arsenal lost 5-1 on Tuesday and 10-2 on aggregate. "The penalty and red card are absolutely unexplainable and scandalous," Gunners boss Wenger said. "It's irresponsible from the referee. It leaves me very angry and very frustrated." Arsenal faced an…

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FC Cologne 0 : 3 Bayern Munich Germany Latest Highlights 

FC Cologne 0 : 3 Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich moved seven points clear at the top of the Bundesliga with a comfortable victory at Cologne. Javi Martinez turned home Arturo Vidal's cross for the opening goal, with Juan Bernat lashing home early in the second half. Franck Ribery fired in a third late on to secure the victory. Carlo Ancelotti's Bayern have widened the gap between them and second-placed RB Leipzig, who drew 2-2 at Augsburg on Friday night. Elsewhere in Saturday's games, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored his 74th and 75th Bundesliga goals for Borussia Dortmund as they…

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Hannover hire Heldt after sacking general manager and sporting director Germany Latest News 

Hannover hire Heldt after sacking general manager and sporting director

HANNOVER, Germany — German second-division side Hannover have sacked their general manager and sporting director to make way for former Schalke GM Horst Heldt. Hannover, who were relegated from the Bundesliga last season, say Martin Bader and sporting director Christian Moeckel have been let go "with immediate effect." Supervisory board members decided "the club's sporting leadership needs to be changed" to secure their immediate top-flight return.

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RB Leipzig relaxed over possible European Germany Latest News 

RB Leipzig relaxed over possible European

RB Leipzig's CEO has said "there is no nervousness" about the prospect of a ban from European competition for having the same owner as Austrian side RB Salzburg. A report in Salzburger Nachrichten on Wednesday suggested that UEFA has indicated that only one Red Bull club will be able to play in Europe if both sides were to qualify. RB Leipzig and RB Salzburg are both owned by Austrian energy drink company Red Bull, which also owns New York Red Bulls as well as two Formula One teams.

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Borussia Dortmund sign Mario Götze back from Bayern Munich for €26m Germany Latest News Transfer Window 

Borussia Dortmund sign Mario Götze back from Bayern Munich for €26m

Borussia Dortmund have resigned Mario Götze from Bayern Munich on a four-year deal for €26m (£21.7m), three seasons after the attacking midfielder left Signal Iduna Park. The 24-year-old Germany international was one of Pep Guardiola’s first signings in the summer of 2013, having agreed to join before the end of the season, and leaves the Allianz Arena having won three Bundesliga titles, two German cups, the Fifa Club World Cup and the Uefa Super Cup, while also scoring the winner for Germany in the 2014 World Cup final. Götze, a product of the…

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Bayern Munich 1 : 0 Manchester City England Germany Latest Highlights 

Bayern Munich 1 : 0 Manchester City

  Pep Guardiola's first game in charge of Manchester City ended in defeat at his old club Bayern Munich as a goal from Erdal Ozturk gave Carlo Ancelotti's side victory. Both sides were missing many first-team players after Euro 2016 and the Copa America, and Guardiola had 12 academy players in his squad. New signing Oleksandr Zinchenko played in the first half but Ilkay Gundogan and Nolito were not involved. The only goal came when 20-year-old Ozturk hit a deflected shot past City's substitute goalkeeper Angus Gunn – son of…

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Pep Guardiola returns to Bayern more loved by Blues fans than their Munich counterparts English Premier League Germany Latest News 

Pep Guardiola returns to Bayern more loved by Blues fans than their Munich counterparts

The Spaniard was more respected than adored in three years with German giants his new employers play on Wednesday — not that you'd know it from their website.  He won three successive Bundesliga titles and averaged an unprecedented 2.52 points per game with a win rate of 80 per cent. Yet there was barely any mention on Bayern Munich’s website of Pep Guardiola’s return on Wednesday with Manchester City . It is a stark illustration that boss Guardiola ’s relationship with the Bavarian giants is one of respect rather than love. Yes, he brought them…

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