German champions Bayern Munich have signed Austrian international Marcel Sabitzer from rivals RB Leipzig in a €16m deal. The Bavarian giants announced the transfer earlier this week.
Bayern Munich midfielder Leon Goretzka is a midfield target for Premier League outfit Manchester United. The Germany international has been identified by Manchester United officials as a player that could add quality to their team in the middle of the park.
Germany’s goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has sent a plea to his teammates in the attacking department of the squad to try and be more clinical if they are going to have a huge shot at winning the Euros 2020 trophy. The European giants are one of the favorites to emerge winners of the competition but their opening game against France in their group round of fixtures was not as encouraging as many had expected.
Germany ended preparations for the Euro 2020 tournament on a fantastic note following the 7-1 thumping of Latvia in their final friendly game. The Germans hit Latvia for seven to build momentum ahead of their campaign in the Group of Death. Germany have been drawn in Group F tagged the ‘Group of Death’ alongside world champions France, European champions Portugal and Hungary.
The German Bundesliga is famously known for being home to a host of top young talents that get the perfect platform to showcase their talents. Over the past few years, we have seen a lot of young stars emerge from the country and also found their way to foreign leagues and make a name for themselves as well; with one of the most recent of these stars Kai Havertz, who recently moved to England from Leverkusen to join Chelsea.
Chelsea and Germany striker Timo Werner has continued to endure a difficult time on the pitch whether he is playing for his club or his country’s national team. The striker was once regarded as one of the best attackers in the world when he was ad German Bundesliga outfit, RB Leipzig, before sealing a switch to English Premier League side Chelsea.
The Germany duo of Thomas Mueller and Serge Gnabry are back in contention for Bayern Munich ahead of the final months of this season. The two Germany players are in contention once again after missing the last few weeks for different reasons. Thomas Mueller, 31, has not played for Bayern Munich since he tested positive for Covid-19 just before his team won the FIFA Club World Cup tournament in Qatar two weeks ago. He returned to training on Thursday and he could be in the Bayern Munich squad for the home game with FC Koln in the Germany top flight on Saturday afternoon. On his own part, Germany national team attacker Serge Gnabryis back in contention after he suffered a thigh muscle during the FIFA Club World Cup final clash with Tigres of Mexico. Bayern Munich manager Hansi Flick didn’t give a hint on whether the two Germany players would be involved in the game against FC Koln on Saturday afternoon as his team tries to at least maintain their two-point lead at the top of the Germany top flight league at the end of proceedings this weekend and ahead of the next game, Der Klassiker against Borussia Dortmund at home next week Saturday. Bayern Munich can open a five-point lead over nearest challengers RB Leipzig before their fellow Champions League campaigners take on another Champions League campaigner in Borussia Moenchengladbach at home later on Saturday.
Bayern Munich star Thomas Muller has said that he is only focused on his duties with the European champions and is not thinking about a possible return to the German side. The attacker was excluded from Joachim Loew’s side shortly after the 2018 World Cup and he has since failed to make a single appearance for the nation in any competition.
In this period, Germany have produced some mixed results and they were recently given a hiding after a thumping 6-0 loss to Spain in the Nations League. As a result, there have been calls for Muller to be reinstated into the squad and that could happen when the next team is announced for the World Cup qualifiers in March. Continue reading
Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski was in the form of his life last year as he helped his Germany top flight club to win five trophies including the treble triumph from last season and the Polish international captain was rewarded for his form at the FIFA The Best Award Ceremony last month. Robert Lewandowski was the Player of the Year recipient ahead ofsuperstars Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. Robert Lewandowski has continued his good form in the new year after he netted two goals in his first league game in Germany.
Robert Lewandowski is expected to be in the conversation for the Player of the Year once again. He made sure to start on the right path with a brace at the weekend in the German Bundesliga. The Polish striker scored twice as Bayern Munich came back from a stunning 2-0 halftime reverse against visitors Mainz 05 to win the game. His goals propelled Bayern Munich to a 5-2 victory over Mainz 05 in the Bavarian giants’ first game back in the Germany top flight after a short break. The two goals scored by Robert Lewandowski in the Germany top flight over the weekend extended his lead at the top of the scoring chart.
Borussia Dortmund have suffered a mini slump in the topflight football in Germany in recent weeks and are yet to win a league game in the month of December. As a matter of fact, Borussia Dortmund are without a win in the last two German Bundesliga games and that has coincided with the absence of leading goalscorer Erling Haaland.
Norwegian international Haaland has been in sensational form since swapping Red Bull Salzburg of Austria for Borussia Dortmund in Germany at the start of the year. ErlingHaaland has scored 17 goals plus three assists in just 13 games in all competitions for the Germans this season. Haaland has missed the last three games for Borussia Dortmund after he picked up a hamstring problem during the 2-1 loss to FC Koln in the penultimate league game in Germany this season. Continue reading