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Daily Schmankerl: Douglas Costa robbed; All Alphonso Davies, all the time!; Zlatan kicks COVID-19 (of course); and MORE!

No Bayern Munich games this weekend makes the BFW staff angry people.

Douglas Costa of Juventus FC in action during the The Serie... Photo by Alberto Gandolfo/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images

Costa’s apartment in Italy robbed (TZ)

Douglas Costa was probably happy to make the move back to Bayern Munich from Juventus on a loan deal. What surely was not as happy a moment was the 30-year-old winger finding out that his apartment in Turin had been robbed:

According to the authorities, strangers stole jewelry and watches worth an impressive 300,000 euros. Costa was not in his apartment at the time. In the past few months there have been repeated break-ins among football stars in Turin.

Does this sound familiar? It should. Franck Ribery’s abode in Fiorentina was robbed back in July. Perhaps Dennis Farina’s famous line from the movie Snatch could be adapted for Bayern Munich players who go to Italy:

Customs clerk: Do you have anything to declare?

Bayern Munich players in Italy: Yeah, don’t go to Italy.

COVID-19 doesn’t infect Zlatan; Zlatan infects COVID-19 (Sport1)

After a two week COVID-19 induced layoff Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been cleared to return to AC Milan. Zlatan tweeted out a note to anyone wondering how he was doing that included this news:

The health authorities have notified me, I can now go out of the house.

He also (to paraphrase) said “F COVID-19”, but this is a family website, so I didn’t post the tweet.

Dybala to re-up with Juve? (Transfer Market Web)

Paulo Dybala has been linked to Bayern Munich at different times for the better part of two years, but it appears as if the Argentina international might extend his deal with Juventus:

According to Corriere di Torino, Juventus management are back in talks with Argentinian international forward Paulo Dybala (26), over having his ongoing deal extended three years further, from current June 2022 deadline, and his annual salary hitting double digits. Meanwhile, a whole bunch of A-listers, including FC Barcelona, Manchester United, and PSG, are planning to meddle with the tie between “La Joya” and Bianconeri.

For once, Bayern Munich is not on that list of potential suitors.

Davies flying (@FCBayernUS)

Sometimes photographers capture a shot in the perfect moment. This one of Alphonso Davies is pretty darn good:

Wirtz sets mark for Germany U-21s (@DFB_Team_EN)

At 17 years and 159 days, Bayer Leverkusen phenom Florian Wirtz became the youngest player ever to represent the Germany U-21 squad. Germany ousted Moldova 5-0 yesterday with Wirtz playing as a left wing (per

Davies submits his own “How it started...” meme (@AlphonsoDavies)

We covered the MLS Next version of the “How it started...” meme for Davies, but the player took it upon himself to put out his own version:

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