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Robert Lewandowski named Europe's player of the year by UEFA
Robert Lewandowski named Europe's player of the year by UEFA
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Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski was named Europe's best male footballer of 2020 on Thursday by the UEFA, European football's governing body.

The 2019/20 season was one of the greatest in Bayern's 120-year history, and no player contributed more to it than Lewandowski. The Poland striker scored in every game en route to the UEFA Champions League final in Lisbon, picking up 15 goals and six assists as well as the trophy he had coveted for so long. He also hit 34 goals in 31 Bundesliga matches and six in five German Cup games.

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Bayern striker Lewandowski is Germany's footballer of the year 2020
Bayern striker Lewandowski is Germany's footballer of the year 2020
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Robert Lewandowski from Bayern Munich was named Germany's Footballer of the Year for the first time in the poll organized by the specialist magazine "kicker". Hansi Flick, who led Bayern to the triple, was coach of the year.

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Bayern win the Champions League for the sixth time
Bayern win the Champions League for the sixth time
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Bayern Munich are the 2020 UEFA Champions League champions after beating PSG 1:0 at the Estádio da Luz, in Lisbon. Bayern have won all 11 matches in this year's edition with an aggregate score of 43:8.

Kingsley Coman scored the only goal of the game at the 59th.

The silverware is Bayern Munich's sixth title in the Champions League.

PSG played their first final.

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Bayern breeze past Lyon to face PSG for the Champions League title
Bayern breeze past Lyon to face PSG for the Champions League title
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Bayer have beaten Lyon 3:0 and qualified to the Champions League final. Gnabry, twice, and Lewandowski scored for the German side.

Bayern have won all 10 matches in this Champions League edition with an aggregate score of 42:8.

Bayer will play for the title against PSG on August 24 at the Estádio da Luz, Lisbon.

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PSG reach their first Champions League final
PSG reach their first Champions League final
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PSG have beaten RB Leipzig 3:0, at the Estádio da Luz in Lisbon, and qualified to the Champions League final for the first time in the club history. The club are the first French team to reach the Champions League final since Monaco in the 2003-04 season.

Marquinhos, Angel di Maria and Juan Bernat scored the goals for PSG.

PSG will play for the title against Bayern Munich or Lyon on August 24.

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Lyon defeats Manchester City, qualifies for the Champions League semi-finals
Lyon defeats Manchester City, qualifies for the Champions League semi-finals
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Lyon qualified for the semi-final of the Champions League by beating Manchester City 3:1 in Lisbon.

Cornet and Moussa Dembélé, twice, scored for the French side, while De Bruyne was the scorer for the English team.

Lyon's will face their 2009-2010 semi-final adversary, Bayern Munich, on August 19 at 19:00 UTC.

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Bayer Munich humiliates Barcelona and sails to the Champions League semi-finals
Robert Lewandovski scores for Bayern Munich
Robert Lewandovski scores for Bayern Munich Credit: Twitter (Reproduction)

Playing at the Estádio da Luz, in Lisbon, Bayern Munich crushed Barcelona, won 8:2 and qualified to the Champions League semi-finals.

The German side scored with Thomas Muller (twice), Philippe Coutinho (twice), Ivan Perisic, Serge Gnabry, Joshua Kimmich and Robert Lewandowski. Bayern became the first team to score eight goals in a Champions League knockout match.

Bayern will face Manchester City or Lyon in the semi-finals on August 19 at 19:00 UTC.

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Barcelona to face Bayern on the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals
Robert Lewandovski
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Barcelona and Bayern advanced to the Champions League quarter-finals. Both clubs head to Lisbon to play each other on August 14 at the Estádio da Luz.

Playing at the Camp Nou, Barcelona qualified with a 3:1 win over Napoli, goals by Lenglet, Messi and Luis Suárez. Lorenzo Insigne scored for Napoli.

In Munich, Bayern confirmed their favouritism by beating Chelsea 4:1. Robert Lewandowski scored twice and created goals for Perisic and Tolisso.

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Bayern Munich secure domestic double after German Cup title
Bayern Munich captain ManuelNeuer lifts the German Pokal trophy
Bayern Munich captain ManuelNeuer lifts the German Pokal trophy Credit: Twitter Reproduction

With Robert Lewandowksi scoring twice in the second half, Bayern Munich added the German Cup silverware to their Bundesliga title after a 4:2 victory over Bayer Leverkusen. The game was played Saturday at the Olympiastadion in Berlin.

Munich now aims for a treble, with Hansi Flick's side focusing on the Champions League tournament, that will take place in Lisbon during August.

Bayern Munich now has 20 German Cup titles in their history.

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Bayern beats Bremen and takes its eighth straight Bundesliga title
Bayern beats Bremen and takes its eighth straight Bundesliga title
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Bayern Munich won the Bundesliga title for the eighth time in a row, after beating Werder Bremen with a single goal by Robert Lewandowski. The victory tonight gave Bayern a 10-point lead to Borussia Dortmund, who have three games left.

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Lerverkusen takes first spot in German cup final, awaits Bayern or Frankfurt
Olympiastadion in Berlin before DFB Pokal 2019
Olympiastadion in Berlin before DFB Pokal 2019 Credit: Dietmar Rabich (Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 4.0)

A 3-0 win over the German football cup sensation, 1. FC Saarbrücken, has secured Bayer Leverkusen a spot on the final.

Saarbrücken left its mark on the competition for being the first fourth-tier team to reach the semi-finals of the DFB Pokal.

Bayern München and Eintracht Frankfurt face each this evening at 20:45 local time for the second spot.

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Bundesliga title closer to Munich following Bayern's win at Dortmund
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Bayern München achieved a 1-0 away win over Borussia Dortmund, leaving soccer fans wondering just how much the home team missed their audience on their empty stadium. The Munich-based team now has a 7 point lead, with six matches left to play in the Bundesliga.

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German Basketball League considers finishing season with a 10 clubs playoff
View from Mercedez Benz Arena before an Alba Berlin game
View from Mercedez Benz Arena before an Alba Berlin game Credit: Érico Andrei (Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 4.0)

The clubs of easyCredit BBL unanimously agreed in a video conference to end the 2019/2020 season if corresponding official permits for the necessary training and game operations is obtained.

It is planned the season with continue with playoffs at one location with FC Bayern Munich Basketball, MHP RIESEN Ludwigsburg, HAKRO Merlins Crailsheim, ALBA BERLIN, EWE Baskets Oldenburg, RASTA Vechta, Brose Bamberg, BG Göttingen, ratiopharm ulm and the FRAPORT SKYLINERS.

The location will be announced on Monday, May 4th, 2020.

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Hansi Flick, head coach of Bayern Munich, has extended his contract until 2023

FC Bayern Munich announced that head coach Hans-Dieter Flick extended his contract with the club until 2023.
Flick, who joined the German club as an assistant coach, under the management of Niko Kovač, was promoted interim head coach last November and announced on 22 December 2019 he would remain manager until the end of 2019-2020 season.

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German Champions League clubs spend €20 million to help Bundesliga clubs

In what the Deutsche Fußball Liga, the association responsible for professional football in Germany, calls an "act of solidarity" Champions League clubs FC Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Bayer Leverkusen and RB Leipzig will provide a combined €20 million with the goal to support other Bundesliga clubs that will suffer financially from coronavirus effects. "We have always said that we will show solidarity when clubs, through no fault of their own, get into an imbalance as a result of this absolutely exceptional situation that they can no longer control on their own", Dortmund Chairman of the Board Hans-Joachim Watzke said in a joint statement.

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German soccer players to take pay cut during the coronavirus crisis

As the Bundesliga season has no games since March 8th, players from Borussia Monchengladbach, Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund and 1 FC Union Berlin decided to take a pay cut in order to help their club employees.

Monchengladbach players were the first to have voluntarily offered to sacrifice part of their salary, being followed by Union, Bayern and now Dortmund.