Manchester United came a goal behind and shrugged off the early loss of Michael Owen to injury to beat German champions Wolfsburg 2-1 for their second victory in Champions League Group B. Owen, looking to impress watching England manager Fabio Capello, survived for just 20 minutes at Old Trafford before going off with a groin strain
Bayern Munich plummeted to ninth in the Bundesliga table as they crashed to a second consecutive league defeat with a 1-0 loss at Hanover on Saturday as Hamburg returned to the top. After being crushed 5-2 at home to Werder Bremen the week before,the reigning champions Bayern slumped again and goalkeeper Michael Rensing was wrong-footed when Szabolcs Huszti fired in a free kick after 23 minutes
German champions Bayern Munich have confirmed the appointment of Dutchman Louis van Gaal as their new head coach. Van Gaal, who led AZ Alkmaar to the Dutch title this season, has been released from his contract with the Eredivisie club and will officially take up the reins as Jurgen Klinsmann’s successor on July 1
German champions Bayern Munich have sacked coach Jurgen Klinsmann and appointed the experienced Jupp Heynckes as his replacement for the final five games of the Bundesliga season. Klinsmann’s fate was sealed after a meeting with club chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, general manager Uli Hoeness and director Karl Hopfner on Monday morning. The 44-year-old took charge of Bayern last July, after leading an unfancied Germany side to the 2006 World Cup semifinals on home soil.
Champions League favorites Barcelona produced another devastating display to outclass Bayern Munich 4-0 at the Nou Camp and virtually guarantee a place in the semifinals of the competition. In the last round, the Catalan giants scored four first-half goals on their way to crushing French champions Lyon, and they repeated the trick on Wednesday as Lionel Messi (2), Thierry Henry and Samuel Eto’o again proved they are the most deadly strike-force in world football. German champions Bayern were thrashed 5-1 by Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga on Saturday and they looked to be heading for another mauling as early as the fifth minute when Henry rounded goalkeeper Hans-Jorg Butt — but his weak shot was cleared off the line.