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Dortmund outlast Bayern Munich in PK's, advance to DFB Pokal final

Borussia Dortmund ended Bayern Munich's dreams of a treble by beating Jose Guardiola's men in the semifinal of the DFB-Pokal in a dramatic penalty shootout. Robert Lewandowski put Bayern in front and they appeared to be cruising until Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang leveled in the 75th minute. Arjen Robben came and went with an injury ending his brief involvement in the game, while Dortmund...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Note to Bayern’s Opponents: Don’t Wake the Sleeping Giant

​ Sometimes in soccer, a few key moments can overshadow large stretches of dominance. That was the case in the first leg of the Champions League quarterfinal tie between Bayern Munich and FC Porto. Bayern's critics will say they didn't play well, and by their standards they didn't. But they still had more than twice the amount of possession that Porto had (69 percent to 31...
Via The Sports Post
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Bayern silences the critics, routs FC Porto in Champions League play

Bayern Munich was upset in Portugal 3-1 against Portuguese side FC Porto. Everyone was in shock and even the entire medical staff was blamed for the lost then resigned after the first leg last week. After today’s game, faith has been restored with a dominant performance in Germany. Also today, the second leg of Barcelona and PSG. Barcelona sitting comfortably with a 3-1 aggregate...
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April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Xabi Alonso admits playing for Pep Guardiola was pivotal in summer move

Bayern Munich midfielder Xabi Alonso has admitted the opportunity to work under Pep Guardiola was pivotal in his decision to leave Real Madrid last summer. After winning the club’s tenth European title, Alonso stunned Real Madrid supporters when it was learned the midfielder was pushing for a move to Bayern Munich, only a few months after signing a two-year extension in Spain...
Via World Soccer Talk
April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Oh You Beauty!: Top Goals of the Midweek of 12/11

5. Davy Klaassen vs APOEL Nicosia What else would you expect from an Ajax player? Total football is in their blood. Ricardo Kishna’s dribbling to set up this goal is simply magnificent and makes the APOEL Nicosia defenders look like fools.   4. Maurice Kuhn vs FC Iserlohn Who said there weren’t any beautiful goals to be had in the lower leagues. This one comes courtesy of...
Via Bloguin Best
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Xabi Alonso’s GOALAZO levels it with Man City

Manchester City had it all going for them. Playing at home, Aguero putting his team up 1-0 on a penalty kick and Bayern Munich being down to 10 men. Someone forgot to tell Pep Guardiola’s Munich side thought. Instead of packing it in and hoping to escape with a late point, his side went on the attack and it paid off in a big way. Former Liverpool and Barcelona star Xabi Alonso...
Via Bloguin Best
November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Real Madrid target Liverpool’s “new Xabi Alonso”

Real Madrid target Liverpool’s “new Xabi Alonso” - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Real Madrid are targeting Liverpool youngster Pedro Chirivella, a player being widely dubbed as “the new Xabi Alonso”. Reports in England say Madrid are keen on the 17 year-old Chirivella, who has been part of Liverpool’s UEFA Youth League squads. Chirivella is also the Spain Under...
Via Soccerlens
November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Guardiola urges fans to be patient as Schweini returns to training

Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola has put the brakes on Bastian Schweinsteiger's return from injury while praising the man who has replaced him this season, Xabi Alonso. Schweinsteiger is now back in full team training after missing the start of the season through a persistent knee tendon problem. With a comeback now looking imminent, Guardiola has called on Bayern fans to be patient...
Via Fox Sports
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Oh You Beauty!: Top 5 Goals of the Week 10/19/2014

1) Xabi Alonso vs. Werder Bremen Probably 95% of free kick goals are a result of someone shooting the ball over the wall and into the goal. This free kick defied logic and Xabi Alonso decided to go under the wall to trick everyone and get the goal. Bayern Munich went on to defeat Werder Bremen 6-0. 2) Oscar vs. Crystal Palace This is the normal free kick goal that we’re used to...
Via Bloguin Best
October 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Oh You Beauty!: Top 5 Goals of the Week 10/19/2014

1) Xabi Alonso vs. Werder Bremen Probably 95% of free kick goals are a result of someone shooting the ball over the wall and into the goal. This free kick defied logic and Xabi Alonso decided to go under the wall to trick everyone and get the goal. Bayern Munich went on to defeat Werder Bremen 6-0. 2) Oscar vs. Crystal Palace This is the normal free kick goal that we’re used to...
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October 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Bayern Munich sporting director explains Xabi Alonso signing

Bayern Munich sporting director Matthias Sammer believes Xabi Alonso is just the type of player the club needed. The German champions recruited the former Spain international from Real Madrid on a two-year contract last month. The 32-year-old midfielder has slotted straight into Bayern's starting line-up, and Sammer believes that it was a good move to recruit the two-time Champions...
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September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Toni Kroos Settles Into ‘Xabi Alonso’ Role And Real Madrid Are Flourishing

Real Madrid were facing questions from fans and the media after the club stumbled at the start of the 2014-15 La Liga season. Carlo Ancelotti’s side had lost the Spanish Supercopa to city rivals, Atletico Madrid. Shortly thereafter the club dropped a league match to Real Sociedad, a contest which saw Real storm out of the starting gates to take a 2-0 lead, only to concede...
Via World Soccer Talk
September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Xabi Alonso wants more from Bayern Munich despite win over Stuttgart

It was a case of points over performance for Bayern Munich on Saturday as they returned to winning ways ahead of Wednesday's Champions League game against Manchester City with a 2-0 win over Stuttgart. Bayern were not at their best but never looked under any real pressure at the Allianz Arena and did enough to ease to victory. Coach Pep Guardiola predicted before the campaign started...
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September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Two Formations Real Madrid Must Use Instead of the 4-3-3

Real Madrid aren’t going through their best period. It feels as if La Décima was won decades ago, yet it was only a little over a hundred days ago. Despite Xabi Alonso leaving near the end of the transfer ... Read More
Via FutnSoccer
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

France friendly first step as Spain rebuilds

PARIS (AP) Filling the midfield void left by the international retirements of Xavi Hernandez and Xabi Alonso is one of the big challenges facing Spain as it seeks to rebuild following a shambolic World Cup performance. With nearly 250 international appearances between them, the duo played a crucial role in a sustained period of success which saw Spain win two European Championships...
Via AP on Fox
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Real Madrid departures of Di Maria, Alonso surprise Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo is surprised to have seen Real Madrid allow Angel di Maria and Xabi Alonso leave over the summer. Over the course of two presidency spells at Santiago Bernabeu, Florentino Perez has made high-profile acquisitions a top priority – with big-money moves made on an annual basis. The latest transfer window has proved no different, with Real bringing in Toni Kroos...
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September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Real Madrid Transfer Deadline Recap : Xabi Alonso and Chicharito

Bayern Munich completed the signing of 32-year-old Spanish midfielder Xabi Alonso for 10 million euro. The Spaniard spurred interest from several clubs this summer, but in the end decided to join Bayern Munich. Alonso has played a total of 158 ... Read More
Via FutnSoccer
September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Xabi Alonso Leaves Real Madrid: Thoughts and Repercussions

Every Madridista remembers the awkward period between Claude Makélélé and Xabi Alonso. When the Frenchman was sold in 2003, Los Blancos struggled for more than half a decade to replace him. Gravesen, Gago, Emerson and M. Diarra are just some ... Read More
Via FutnSoccer
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Bayern Munich sign midfielder Xabi Alonso from Real Madrid

Xabi Alonso has signed a two-year deal with Bayern Munich and revealed choosing to leave Real Madrid was the toughest decision of his life. The former Spain midfielder, who announced his international retirement earlier this week, has also now called time on his five years at the Bernabeu to join German giants Bayern in a transfer reportedly worth 10 million euros ($13.28million...
Via Fox Sports
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Bayern completes transfer for Xabi Alonso

MADRID (AP) Real Madrid says it has completed the sale of midfielder Xabi Alonso to German champion Bayern Munich. Bayern had said on Thursday it was close to inking the deal for the former Spanish international. The 32-year-old Alonso will help fill the void left by the injury to fellow Spaniard Javi Martinez. Alonso joined Madrid from Liverpool in 2009 and helped it win the Champions...
Via AP on Fox
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

DONE DEAL:Manchester United and Liverpool target joins new club

DONE DEAL:Manchester United and Liverpool target joins new club - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Real Madrid have agreed a deal in principle with Bayern Munich for the sale of their midfielder Xabi Alonso to the Allianz Arena. A report from the Daily Star suggested that Premier League giants Manchester United and the midfielder’s former club Liverpool. However, the 32-year...
Via Soccerlens
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Bayern Munich agree deal to sign Real Madrid midfielder Alonso

Bayern Munich are on the brink of signing Xabi Alonso from Real Madrid, according to the Bundesliga club's financial director Jan-Christian Dreesen. Dreesen said an agreement had been struck "in principle" with the Spanish club, with the 2010 World Cup winner due in Munich later on Thursday for a medical and to discuss terms. The 32-year-old would become the fifth Spanish player...
Via Fox Sports
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Bayern set to sign Xabi Alonso from Real Madrid

MUNICH (AP) A Bayern Munich official says the Bundesliga champions are set to sign midfielder Xabi Alonso from Real Madrid. Bayern financial director Jan-Christian Dreesen says Alonso was expected in Munich on Thursday for his medical. Alonso and Bayern have ''in principle'' agreed on a transfer and the two clubs are ''in friendly talks'' about a deal expected to be completed within...
Via AP on Fox
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Bayern Munich closing in on Xabi Alonso

Bayern Munich closing in on Xabi Alonso - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso is closing in on a move to Bayern Munich, according to reports. German newspaper Bild are reporting that Bayern Munich are on the verge of a loan move for the retired Spanish international. Bayern Munich are offering €10 million to loan the 32-year old for two seasons...
Via Soccerlens
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Xabi Alonso On The Verge Of £5million Switch To Bayern Munich, Say Reports

It appears Xabi Alonso isn’t finished making news today. Fresh from the announcement that he has retired from international competition, Alonso is reportedly on the verge of a £5 million move to Bayern Munich, according to stories emanating from Germany and Spain. Should the deal take place, speculation is the 32-year-old will sign a two-year contract with the Bundesliga champions...
Via World Soccer Talk
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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