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Bayern advance.. and other things.

Yesterday was the semi final of the DFB Pokal and Bayern beat Wolfsburg 2-0 with goals by Franck Ribery and Miro Klose. I didn't get to watch the match because it wasn't aired here, but I am glad to see that the team made a come back and played like I know they are capable of playing. From what I've read and heard from friends that were at the match, Bayern played with real heart and they were finally playing like the team we use to see. Mark van Bommel is back from suspension and Ze Roberto is fit again. Midfield probably is going to have some order again. Anyone out there have any thoughts on the match?

There are more rumors about Lucio. Evidently Tottenham is prepared to offer 15M for him. Or that's one of the latest stories anyways. Also making the rounds is that Bayern will make a £10M bid for Polish keeper Artur Boruc. Lukas Podolski couldn't be more pleased about this news.

"I would like very much that, after Kahn, we could have Boruc. "I want him in the team because he is one of the best goalkeepers in Europe. I like to watch him, especially in the Champions League, because they do not show the Scottish league in Germany. Also, I would help him from the first day that he would stay at the club."

There's rumors that we could also see the departure of Philipp Lahm and Daniel van Buyten, but I haven't found anything concrete on those. I know that Klinsmann has asked Daniel to stay, but we'll see what happens.

In other news, former Bayern captain Stefan Effenburg has said that Bastian Schweinsteiger needs to leave Bayern or he will never be a great football player. He talked about how being at Bayern has in fact set Schweinsteiger back instead of helping him progress. There is no denying that he's seen a dip in performance since the WC, whether due to injury or personal problems or other reasons, but Schweinsteiger is not pleased with Effenburg's comments. He had this to say:

"I respect Effenberg as a player, but not as a person. If you have your heart in the right place, you don't do things like this. He played so many years for Bayern, so I don't understand this."

That's all for today. :)

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