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FC Bayern Munich, news and rumours: tennis star keeps fingers crossed



Just one win from the last six games: what's going on at Bayern?

FC Bayern is still hoping for the championship – and with Daniil Medvedev, a tennis star from Paris is keeping his fingers crossed. If his wish comes true, the FCB players will only receive a duplicate of the championship trophy. All news and rumors about FCB can be found here.

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FC Bayern, News: Lothar Matthäus believes in Mané sale

Lothar Matthäus has spoken to the South African television station Great sports flash about the future of last year’s star transfer from FC Bayern Munich. He criticized Sadio Mané that his performance was not “like it was in Liverpool two years ago”. Signing him as a replacement for Robert Lewandowski was a “mistake”.

In any case, the record national player does not believe in Mané’s long-term stay in Munich. “I think the relationship between Bayern Munich and Mané is over after the game at the weekend,” he explained, “Bayern will find a way to make him happy.” He also has a firm idea for the vacated squad place: it should be used “for a young player”.

FC Bayern, News: Daniil Medvedev keeps his fingers crossed

Before Daniil Medvedev tackles the mission of a second Grand Slam title in Paris, the tennis professional will focus on the championship race in the Bundesliga. “I train at two, so I can at least see the second half. I love following and supporting Bayern Munich,” said the avowed supporter of the record champion before the start of the French Open on Sunday.

Medvedev has not yet given up hope of winning the eleventh Bayern title in a row. “Hopefully they still make it, but of course it now depends more on Borussia Dortmund,” said the second in the world rankings: “I would be disappointed if they didn’t make it.”

The 2021 US Open winner will then focus on his own sport again. After his tournament victory at the ATP Masters in Rome, Medvedev (27), not exactly known as a clay court lover, is one of the favorites in Roland Garros.

FC Bayern, News: Coman before the first non-championship

When Matchday 34 is over, Kingsley Coman could have an unfamiliar feeling: For the first time in his professional life, he may not celebrate the championship after the last matchday. His teams have won the title every year since he started playing professional football.

In 2013 and 2014 he won with Paris Saint-Germain in France, in 2015 with Juventus in Italy – and since 2016 he has been involved in championships four to ten in Bayern’s current successful series. If BVB wins the championship, there is nothing to celebrate for the “King” for the first time.

FC Bayern, News: Choupo-Moting is fighting for the cup

When FC Bayern Munich plays 1. FC Köln on Matchday 34, Thomas Tuchel will be able to fall back on Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting. The head coach announced this at the press conference. The top striker is only ready for action in the second Bundesliga game since Tuchel took over – so far he has only played in FCB’s 4-2 win over Borussia Dortmund.

FC Bayern, News: In the championship – Munich only receive a duplicate of the bowl in Cologne

Should FC Bayern only shoot their way to the championship this Saturday in Cologne from 3.30 p.m., the players would not receive the real championship trophy – but a duplicate!

The original is in Dortmund and would be presented to BVB if they won the championship.

The person who would hand Bayern the bowl if the worst came to the worst is also certain: Jan-Christian Dreesen, member of the Executive Committee of the German Football League – and Bayern’s CFO.

FC Bayern, rumor: DFB apparently changed FCB referee at short notice

When the DFB announced the referee appointments for the coming match day on its website, it was clear: Sven Jablonski will officiate the game between Cologne and Bayern. In Dortmund Marco Fritz leads the game against Mainz.

But according to a report by Picture Shouldn’t that have been the plan at all? Felix Zwayer was actually scheduled for the game in Cologne. But he is said to have signed off sick – that’s the only reason Jablonski was appointed as a referee for Cologne-Bayern.

FC Bayern, rumor: Contract negotiations with Alphonso Davies are ongoing

According to transfer journalist Fabrizio Romano, Munich have already started negotiating a new contract with left-back Alphonso Davies.

The Canadian’s current contract ends in 2025. According to Romano, Davies wants to wait and see how Bayern will position themselves for the top positions after this season.

FC Bayern, rumor: Will João Cancelo become a transfer bargain?

João Cancelo’s loan at Bayern Munich expires in the summer. Manchester City should, according to the Spanish Sports but have lowered his transfer fee, the Skyblues are said to be asking only 40 million euros for the Portuguese. All information about Cancelo can be found here.

FC Bayern, News: Bayern’s women’s player also hopes to celebrate with the men

Klara Bühl is hoping for a joint championship celebration at Marienplatz with the men from Bayern Munich on Sunday. “We believe in the boys and keep our fingers crossed for them so that we can stand on the balcony together,” said the FC Bayern striker, referring to the men’s season finale on Saturday: “It would be a dream with the fans at Marienplatz to celebrate.”

But the FCB women also have to do their homework for this. With a win on Sunday (2:00 p.m.) against the already relegated bottom Turbine Potsdam, the Munich team can secure the championship title for the fifth time in a long-distance duel with VfL Wolfsburg.

“The motivation is of course incredibly high. It’s about becoming a champion or not,” said Bühl. Every player is aware of this – especially after the last matchday, when Bayern lost the first match point after going 0-0 at Bayer Leverkusen. Potsdam will give everything in “the last Bundesliga game for the time being,” she added: “They won’t give us anything.”

FC Bayern Munich: Expected line-up on matchday 34

Summer – Pavard, Upamecano, de Ligt, João Cancelo – Kimmich, Goretzka – Coman, Müller, Musiala – Gnabry

After the weak performance against Leipzig, Dayot Upamecano could move into the defensive chain for Noussair Mazraoui. In addition, Serge Gnabry should probably be in demand again as a center forward after the attempt with Thomas Müller went wrong. He is expected to join Kingsley Coman and Jamal Musiala behind Gnabry, but Leroy Sané could also play for one of them.

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