Bayern Munich’s head scout observes BVB’s Hakimi (Bild)
Bild’s Tobias Altschäffl noted that Bayern’s head scout Marco Neppe was in Augsburg to observe Achraf Hakimi.
Der #fcbayern-Chefscout Marco Neppe schaut sich heute die Partie Augsburg gegen Dortmund live vor Ort an. Mit Hakimi steht beim BVB ein Spieler auf dem Feld, der die Aufmerksamkeit der Münchner erweckt hat. #fcabvb @BILD_Sport @SPORTBILD— Tobias Altschäffl (@altobelli13) January 18, 2020
FC Bayern head scout Marco Neppe is watching the match Augsburg vs Dortmund live locally. In Hakimi a player who has aroused the interest of the Munich club is standing on the pitch.
Bayern was first linked to Hakimi almost two weeks ago as the club searches for options to reinforce its back line.
Fighting words from Hasan Salihamidzic
Die Zeit der Vorbereitung ist vorbei - morgen geht‘s gegen @HerthaBSC wieder um wichtige Punkte in der @BundesligaDE. Wir haben nach dem Unentschieden aus der Hinrunde etwas gut zu machen und wollen unbedingt mit einem Sieg ins neue Jahr starten. #packmas https://t.co/9pJojhbgjk— Hasan Salihamidžić (@Brazzo) January 18, 2020
The time for preparation is past. Tomorrow important points in the Bundesliga are at stake against Hertha. After the draw in the Hinrunde we have to do something good and we absolutely want to start the new year off with a win. #packmas
U19s crush Augsburg 5-0!
Klose’s U17s and Astoria Walldorf part with 2-2 friendly draw
⚖ Unsere #FCBU17 spielt im ersten Testspiel 2⃣:2⃣ gegen Astoria Walldorf.#Klose: „Wir haben in der Vorbereitung noch genug Zeit, um an den Defiziten zu arbeiten."— FC Bayern Campus (@FCBjuniorteam) January 18, 2020
⚽ Grant-Leon #Mamedova
⚽ Nemanja #Motika#FCBayernCampus pic.twitter.com/2GdmvKeyZh
Klose: “We have enough time in the pre-Rückrunde to work on our deficits.”
Erling Haaland: good at scoring
Erling Haaland made his BVB debut against Augsburg yesterday. From the moment he came on the pitch, Augsburg went from leading 3-1 to down 5-3. Haaland scored within minutes of coming on and combined for a second one soon afterward, and made it a third on a break not long after that. That’s a hat-trick in twenty minutes.
3 shots, 3 goals.— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) January 18, 2020
Erling Haaland has arrived ⚡ pic.twitter.com/GiYbFXmC98
“In Leipzig, soccer is dying” — Union ultras hold funeral march
Union Berlin enjoyed a brief moment of elation when they took an early 1-0 lead over RB Leipzig, but the Lawnballers struck back thrice, as their star gladiator Timo Werner scored a brace. But Union made the biggest statement off the pitch:
'La marcha funeraria' de los hinchas del Unión Berlin en Leipzig hoy. Corteo con el lema 'El fútbol está muriendo en Leipzig'.— Troublemakers España (@TroublemakersEs) January 18, 2020
red bull Leipzig - Unión Berlin 18/01/2020 pic.twitter.com/OS1qWVonFX
Before the match, the Union ultras held a funeral march with black flags and coffins in protest of RB Leipzig. A gigantic banner reading “In Leipzig, soccer is dying” lead the way and smaller signs reading “Tradition,” “Standing room” (Leipzig has none), and “Emotion” also could be read.
Raul Bravo accused of hiring hitman to kill former Olympiakos teammate (B/R)
You think your locker room has problems? Former Real Madrid star Raul Bravo put out a hit on his former Olympiakos teammate Darko Kovacevic. B/R says,
Per Ta Nea (h/t Football Espana) in early January, Kovacevic was ambushed near his home in Athens by two men. None of the bullets hit, but the 46-year-old injured himself while trying to avoid the gunfire.
In May, Servimedia (h/t Marca) reported Bravo was among those arrested in a match-fixing scandal and was allegedly the ringleader. Shortly after, El Mundo (h/t Marca) reported he was involved in an attempt to threaten Huesca president Agustin Lasaosa over €100,000.
Well, guess who put that hit out on Darko? Yep.
Christ. Former Spain international full-back Raúl Bravo - once of Real Madrid, Leeds United - suspected of hiring a hitman to murder former Olympiakos teammate Darko Kovačević. Bravo has previously been arrested on suspicion of corruption and money laundering. https://t.co/DQZVXFE8bY— Colin Millar (@Millar_Colin) January 17, 2020