Bayern Munich just finished hoisting the UEFA Champions League trophy, so one could understand if players and coaches let any comment fly without reservation. Anatoly Tymoshchuk, Bayern Munich’s Ukrainian midfielder, did just that this week during an interview on Russian television.
“There is a 99 percent chance that Heynckes will train Real Madrid next season,” he said. Continue reading Bayern midfielder: “There is a 99% chance that Heynckes will train Real Madrid”
Spanish football has been enjoying an incredible run for some time. Teams like Real Madrid and Barcelona have shined on a global stage while sporting the world’s greatest players, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to begin. Spain took the 2012 Euro Cup in dominating fashion, topping off a streak of major tournament championships including the 2010 World Cup and the 2008 Euros.
But despite all of this success, a glaring reality is now beginning to set in after the recent Champions League thrashings suffered by both Barcelona and Real Madrid. German football has showed that they may just be better.
Bayern Munich smashed Barca in the first leg 4-0 Continue reading Is German football better?
Pep Guardiola carries on to go with his normal life in New York as he ponders over where he will be next. He is well aware that he can have the pick of the bunch as a European football Manager as all the sides are interested in signing him.
The in-demand coach hasn’t entered discussions with anyone yet, despite the fact that he is considered to be evaluating up specific choices. Chelsea looks best positioned to snap him up, but he won’t make a decision one way or another in 2012. January will get the ball moving, so to speak, where Guardiola’s future is involved. Continue reading Guardiola in pole position for the Chelsea job
The master plan is almost complete for Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho. The only thing standing in his way to become the first manager to win three Champions League titles (with three different club) is German powerhouse Bayern Munich. The Bavarians won the first match in Munich 2-1 thanks to a late strike by Mario Gomez. A slight lead, but Madrid will be well aware that they only need a 1-0 win to progress to the final.
Madrid have a formidable record against Bayern at the Bernabeu. In nine games they have won six times, drawing one and only loosing twice to Bayern. This season at home in the Champions League they have scored an impressive 22 goals in five games conceding five goals. Madrid have also won all of their Champions League matches at the Bernabeu this season & will be confident of winning at home. They’ll also be coming off a moral boosting victory over bitter rivals Barcelona. That win puts Madrid in an almost certain position to win La Liga. Their first since 2007/08. Continue reading Real Madrid vs Bayern Munich Champions League Semi final Preview 25-04-2012