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Daily Schmankerl: The aftermath of Bayern-Benfica; Tuchel and Henrique are already feuding; and MORE!

It may be the day after a Champions League tilt, but there is no rest for the weary as Bayern will have to start gearing up for Schalke!

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Match awards from Bayern’s 2-0 victory over Benfica

It was a triumphant return for Benfica’s Prodigal Son.

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Three observations from Bayern Munich’s 2-0 victory over Benfica

It was a magical day for Renato Sanches, but he has Niko Kovac to thank for creating the magic in Bayern’s midfield.

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Champions League Day 2: Pretenders and Contenders

In a day that had soccer fans around the world salivating, the giants of the game did not disappoint.

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Rummenigge and Salihamidzic respond to Jerome Boateng’s criticism

KHR was characteristically diplomatic in his response to Boateng’s suggestion that the club failed to support him amid claims that he was not focused on his game. Brazzo was somewhat more irritated.

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Full time: Bayern Munich beat Benfica 2-0 in Renato Sanches’s homecoming

The Benfica fans gave their son a standing ovation for a magical goal against his home club.

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Niko Kovac says Lionel Messi is the best, pegs Real Madrid to go far in the Champions League

Kind words for Messi and Real Madrid from the Bayern Munich boss.

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Jerome Boateng speculated that Özil’s teammates feared angering German fans and rejected criticism from Bayern Munich’s leaders that he is not focused on his sport.

Champions League Day 1: Pretenders and Contenders

Following the first day of Champions League action this writer can’t help but overreact.

Daily Schmankerl: Pep wants Toni Kroos; Renato Sanches highlights; UEFA Youth League lineups; and MORE!

It’s a Champions League game day!!!

Kingsley Coman’s injury worse than first thought, will miss the rest of 2018

It’s gotten to the point where we’re numb to this.

Kicker: Bayern Munich actually fouled less often than several Bundesliga clubs

Bayern Munich is not the most frequently fouled team in the Bundesliga, but the fouls they have received have been unusually harsh.

The Champions League TV deal is awful

I want my soccer easily accessible, but I will not get it!

How will Bayern Munich line up against Benfica?

Facing Benfica in Portugal is no joke. What does Kovac have in mind?

Robert Lewandowski will make his Champions League mark

The Polish Hitman is going to be motivated to put on a show in the Champions League.

Daily Schmankerl: Thomas Müller on verge of milestone; PSV player to fight over Leo Messi; Bailey advised to avoid Chelsea; and MORE! 

A career milestone may happen for Thomas Muller, while PSV Eindhoven players may internally brawl over the right to swap jerseys with FC Barcelona great Lionel Messi.

Opinion: It’s Renato Sanches’ time to shine

Renato Sanches has the chance to revitalize his career in the coming months. Will he finally realize his potential in Munich?

Özil’s agent takes aim at Müller, Neuer, and Kroos

Unable to move on from Germany’s World Cup failure and the subsequent aftermath, Mesut Özil’s agent, Erkut Sögüt, took aim at several prominent Germany players.

Injury update: Goretzka all clear; Bellarabi suspended for injuring Rafinha

After a scare in training yesterday, Leon Goretzka has received the all clear and will travel with the team to Lisbon ahead of Bayern Munich’s clash with Benfica on Wednesday.

Niko Kovac wants his Bayern Munich side to be protected more by referees

Bayern Munich are picking up injuries on what seems like a daily basis.

Bayern Munich Transfer News and Rumors

The end of Robbery? Franck Ribery hints at leaving Bavaria

This is the end, beautiful friend...

James Rodriguez’s current lack of minutes is not a problem ... because Jupp Heynckes did it too

It seems that a little bit too much has been made of Niko Kovac’s treatment of James, especially when our previous coach took the same path.

Thomas Tuchel: “Bayern Munich’s offer came too late, but it made no difference”

Unai Emery's successor finally breaks his silence; Tuchel speaks about Bayern's offer and explains the reason for the rejection.

Bavarian Wunderkind Watch: Christian Fruchtl

In this addition of Bavarian Wunderkind Watch we look at the prospects of a young keeper tipped as Manuel Neuer’s heir apparent. Can the German talent live up to expectations?

Daily Schmankerl: Bayern scoping Tottenham winger; Pep defends Leroy Sané; Mario Götze’s murky future; and MORE!

Leon Goretzka injured in training

A collision in training has potentially knocked out the next star for Bayern Munich after Coman and Tolisso, and days before the Champions League campaign begins against Benfica.

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Bavarian Loan Works: Bayern Munich players on loan in Matchday 3

Bayern Munich has three players loaned out to clubs in the Bundesliga and 2.Bundesliga. Follow their progression.

Five Observations from Matchday 3 in the Bundesliga

Has the sack race started after just three matches and why are Schalke and Bayer Leverkusen leading it? Will RB Leipzig play defense? Is Borussia Mönchengladbach for real?

Franck Ribery left the Allianz Arena in a taxi before Bayern Munich vs. Bayer Leverkusen was even over

Ribery surely wasn’t pleased with being an unused substitute, though he claimed otherwise...

Report: BMW close to replacing Audi as Bayern Munich sponsor

Looks like Uli Hoeness has been convinced. At Bayern, that’s usually all you need - but Audi might not have any intention of making it a clean switch.

Daily Schmankerl: The aftermath of Bayern vs. Bayer Leverkusen; Zlatan scores legendary goal; and MORE!

Bayern’s win over Leverkusen was bittersweet and could have long-term effects.

Mapping the road ahead: Grueling fixture list provides early test for Bayern

Following the first of seven games in 23 days, the Bavarian giants face an uphill battle in the coming weeks. Does this Bayern squad have what it takes to lay the foundation for a treble?

James Rodriguez upset with Kovac over team selection

Following a goal-scoring performance against Leverkusen, James Rodriguez is reportedly upset with his omission from Bayern Munich’s starting lineup.

Corentin Tolisso tears ACL, Rafinha suffers ankle ligament damage

Terrible news for the two Bayern Munich players injured against Bayer Leverkusen.

“Willful bodily injury” — Hoeneß outraged by red-card foul on Rafinha

Bayern Munich’s president decried Karim Bellarabi’s foul on Rafinha, comparing it to premeditated assault.

UPDATE: Corentin Tolisso may have an ACL injury

The World Cup winner suffered a knee injury.