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Augsburg Wins As Bayern Munich Looks Bad Again

Bayern Munich came out poorly in an attempt to rebound after getting crushed in Barcelona earlier this week, only to lose 1-0 to Augsburg after playing most of the match down a man when Pepe Reina earned an early red card. But we’re really here to talk about Raul Bobadilla, whose exceptionally clever goal is what made… »5/09/15 12:27pm5/09/15 12:27pm

Barcelona Are Europe's Best Team; Now They Just Have To Make It Official

If the European Cup is worth its weight in silver and prestige, Barcelona should win it this year. That is to say, if the major competitions in this sport are designed to throw the best clubs in Europe into the most demanding possible gauntlet and, in the end, reward the one that’s proved its superiority, then a year… »5/07/15 4:11pm5/07/15 4:11pm

Lionel Messi Murders Bayern Munich

In what has been one of the greatest, most competitive games you’ll ever see, Lionel Messi reminded the world why he’s the greatest player to ever play the game. Barcelona came out dominating but couldn’t finish any of their numerous chances in a wide open first half, thanks mainly to a Herculean performance by Manuel… »5/06/15 4:38pm5/06/15 4:38pm

Bayern Munich's Injury Crisis Has Gotten Truly Ridiculous

I can picture Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola hunched over in his kitchen, still dressed in one of his typically immaculate suits, a couple buttons undone and his tie hastily loosened, remarking aloud about his team’s debilitating injury crisis this season. “Just when I thought we were out, they pull us back in.” »4/29/15 1:43pm4/29/15 1:43pm

Robert Lewandowski Gets Smashed In Head; Guardiola Wants To Fight Ref

Deep into extra time of the Bayern Munich-Borussia Dortmund DFB Pokal semifinal, Robert Lewandowski got clobbered in the head by BVB’s keeper. The injury itself was pretty gnarly, as was the fact that Lewandowski remained in the game, but on a lighter note, check out Bayern’s manager’s reaction at not being awarded a… »4/28/15 5:21pm4/28/15 5:21pm

Bayern Munich's 6 Goals Against Porto Today, Ranked

Bayern Munich had their backs against the wall. Down 3-1 to Porto after the first leg and short most of their best players due to injury, rather than folding under the pressure, Bayern kicked the shit out of their opponents 6-1, including a 5-0 lead at halftime. Here are all six goals, ranked by a top-secret… »4/21/15 6:19pm4/21/15 6:19pm

Manuel Neuer Has The Ability To Turn His Hand Into A Brick Wall

Saturday's Bayern Munich-Borussia Dortmund match wasn't as monumental as the matchup has historically been, but it was still an intense match featuring some of the world's best players hell-bent on getting one over on their rivals. While former Dortmund man Robert Lewandowski scored the only goal for his new employers… »4/06/15 5:45pm4/06/15 5:45pm

Why I Love Coutinho, And How Real Madrid's Slip Gives Us A Great Clásico

With the fireworks of the last few days, it would be natural to look down the sights and champ at how those results set up a couple blockbuster head-to-head matchups in the coming weeks. But let's take a second to look back and appreciate what we saw this weekend, which was magnificent. »3/02/15 5:20pm3/02/15 5:20pm

Philipp Lahm Has Too Much Pride To Slum It In MLS As An Old Guy

MLS has had a headline-grabbing past month or so, as scrubs both old and young join, try to join, or are rumored to join the league. The Germany and Bayern Munich captain Philipp Lahm was asked by L'Equipe about his plans for when his career winds down, and he has his sights set a little higher than the retirement… »1/14/15 1:58pm1/14/15 1:58pm

Who Will Develop The First Great American Soccer Star?

For as far as soccer—the official Sport Of The Future on these shores for decades now—has come in America, we still haven't hit upon a sustainable youth development model to cultivate all levels of professional talent, from squad-fillers to superstars. This leaves interested parties at home and abroad arguing over… »12/17/14 10:56am12/17/14 10:56am

Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer Out To Prove He's Really A Midfielder At Heart

Pep, please, do your star keeper this solid: Bayern will obviously have the Bundesliga wrapped up in about a month from now, could we get some games for Manuel Neuer in defensive midfield? We've seen his ridiculous passing, and now his open-field tackling. What else does he have to prove? »12/15/14 2:47pm12/15/14 2:47pm

Manchester City's Messiah Sergio Agüero Pulls Another Resurrection Act

Twenty minutes into Manchester City's crucial home Champions League match against Bayern Munich on Tuesday, it looked like everything had broken right for the English champions. Earlier in the day, in the other matchup in City's group, Roma somehow contrived to draw a game they really should've won, greatly expanding… »11/26/14 1:27pm11/26/14 1:27pm

Reporter Claims Xabi Alonso Left Spain Because Of Affair With Singer

Xabi Alonso's departure from Real Madrid was confusing from the beginning. Why would a club leader with an automatic starting spot on the Champions League-winning team up and leave? According to one reporter, the choice was less a vote for Bayern Munich than a chance to save his marriage. »9/05/14 11:15am9/05/14 11:15am