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Daily Schmankerl: Bayern scouts Hakimi, U19s win 5-0, Haaland hat-trick, and ex-player puts hit on former teammate

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Bayern Munich’s chief scout was on hand in Augsburg to watch Achraf Hakimi, who is on the Bavarians’ radar as a serious option for right-back.

FC Augsburg v Borussia Dortmund - Bundesliga Photo by Alexandre Simoes/Borussia Dortmund via Getty Images

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.

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

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

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.

“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:

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.

Bravo, who is still only 38, is a Champions League winner (2002) with two La Liga titles and three Greece Superleague titles to his name.

Spurs: “missed it by that much”