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Having rebooted his stuttering career at Bayern Munich, James Rodriguez has the chance to show Real Madrid exactly what they are missing when the sides meet in their Champions League semi-final
Champions League: Bayern Munich's James Rodriguez poised to show Zinedine Zidane what Real Madrid are missing
Having rebooted his stuttering career at Bayern Munich, James Rodriguez has the chance to show Real Madrid exactly what they are missing when the sides meet in their Champions League semi-final
David Dein, the man who appointed Arsene Wenger as Arsenal manager in 1996, has revealed that he has ­already been sounded out about the Frenchman’s availability. The former Arsenal vice-chairman is a close friend of Wenger’s and told Sky Sports that the 68-year-old had been approached by Real Madrid and Paris St-Germain over recent years and was still in huge demand. Wenger has previously also been the subject of interest from Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United and the English national team. “He will have no shortage of offers,” said Dein. “I personally had calls from various people yesterday, saying, ‘Can I speak to him?’ The question is, ‘Will he want to do it any more?’ “He’s going to be 69 in October, but he keeps himself extraordinarily fit. He is the same weight as when I met him – 75 kilos. He’s got a very active mind and such a knowledge of the game.” Dein predicted that the impact of leaving Arsenal would be like a ­bereavement for the Frenchman, but that they had also seriously discussed whether he should continue after last season. “It’s going to be tough initially,” said Dein. “It’s a way of life. He’s the first one at the club, the last one to leave. It is rather like a bereavement and the various stages, the first one is denial and finally you get to acceptance and you move on. End of an era | Wenger to leave Arsenal at end of season “He has to have a good holiday and decide after that what he wants to do next. It’s been coming. At the end of last season I was discussing with him, ‘Arsene, what do you want to do?’ He was a bit undecided. In the end, I said, ‘Arsene, do you know what your problem is? You love the club too much’. “He’s so attached to it. So loyal, so dedicated. What he has done for the club is immeasurable. He will go down in history as the greatest ­Arsenal manager ever.”
'Arsene Wenger will have no shortage of offers,' says David Dein, the Arsenal executive who appointed the Frenchman in 1996
David Dein, the man who appointed Arsene Wenger as Arsenal manager in 1996, has revealed that he has ­already been sounded out about the Frenchman’s availability. The former Arsenal vice-chairman is a close friend of Wenger’s and told Sky Sports that the 68-year-old had been approached by Real Madrid and Paris St-Germain over recent years and was still in huge demand. Wenger has previously also been the subject of interest from Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United and the English national team. “He will have no shortage of offers,” said Dein. “I personally had calls from various people yesterday, saying, ‘Can I speak to him?’ The question is, ‘Will he want to do it any more?’ “He’s going to be 69 in October, but he keeps himself extraordinarily fit. He is the same weight as when I met him – 75 kilos. He’s got a very active mind and such a knowledge of the game.” Dein predicted that the impact of leaving Arsenal would be like a ­bereavement for the Frenchman, but that they had also seriously discussed whether he should continue after last season. “It’s going to be tough initially,” said Dein. “It’s a way of life. He’s the first one at the club, the last one to leave. It is rather like a bereavement and the various stages, the first one is denial and finally you get to acceptance and you move on. End of an era | Wenger to leave Arsenal at end of season “He has to have a good holiday and decide after that what he wants to do next. It’s been coming. At the end of last season I was discussing with him, ‘Arsene, what do you want to do?’ He was a bit undecided. In the end, I said, ‘Arsene, do you know what your problem is? You love the club too much’. “He’s so attached to it. So loyal, so dedicated. What he has done for the club is immeasurable. He will go down in history as the greatest ­Arsenal manager ever.”
Bayern's Robert Lewandowski, front and Sebastian Rudy celebrate a goal during a German Bundesliga soccer match between Hannover 96 and Bayern Munich in Hannover, Germany, Saturday, April 21, 2018 (Swen Pfoertner/dpa via AP)
Bayern's Robert Lewandowski, front and Sebastian Rudy celebrate a goal during a German Bundesliga soccer match between Hannover 96 and Bayern Munich in Hannover, Germany, Saturday, April 21, 2018 (Swen Pfoertner/dpa via AP)
Bayern's Robert Lewandowski, front and Sebastian Rudy celebrate a goal during a German Bundesliga soccer match between Hannover 96 and Bayern Munich in Hannover, Germany, Saturday, April 21, 2018 (Swen Pfoertner/dpa via AP)
There are those who will argue there is almost no point being successful if you are not able to enjoy your success, but that is why Pep Guardiola is different and it is why you should probably back Manchester City to win the title next year too. Of course, there is satisfaction at what he has achieved in his second season with City and pride in the way he has done it, but that period of reflection is already over. Even as his team ran on to the pitch to a guard of honour from Sunday’s opponents Swansea and a standing ovation from their supporters to celebrate their coronation as champions, Guardiola’s attention had already shifted to the challenges that lie ahead, not the ones already met. For this is what separates the elite, the great from the good. Guardiola does not just win titles, he collects them like an art dealer hoarding masterpieces. That is what he did at Barcelona and Bayern Munich and it is what he intends to do in Manchester as well. Even as he celebrated City’s title triumph, Guardiola’s mind began to wonder to what comes next. As things stand, the Spaniard has merely matched the achievements of those who have come before him. That is not an insult, it does not undermine him in anyway, it is just a statement of fact that he, more than anyone, understands. Guardiola has turned the richest club in world football into title winners and even if he did so playing a style of football that fuelled talk of City being one of the best sides to have played in the Premier League era, he has not achieved anything that Manuel Pellegrini did not during his time in England. Kevin De Bruyne scored a spectacular goal on Sunday Credit: REUTERS It is what Guardiola does now that will truly define his time in England. It was what needs to happen next season that occupies his mind. The Champions League will always be City’s Holy Grail, but Guardiola claims he is more interested in domestic prizes than European ones. It is the Premier League that fascinates him. That chastising first season in England, which he ended trophy-less for the first time in his managerial career, left a scar that even now, after winning the league, bothers him immensely. As Guardiola was quick to stress last week, City have never won the Premier League two seasons running. No English club has since Manchester United in 2009. That is what Guardiola must do now, but you sense, not even that will satisfy him. It was merely a sentence muttered rather than roared, lost in the wider context of acclaim last week, but the Spaniard has already hinted where his ambition lies, pointing out that only Sir Alex Ferguson, at United, has won the Premier League three times in a row. To be the best of this gilded managerial generation, Guardiola wants to do the same. He even mentioned winning four, before quickly adding, as though he realised the burden of expectation he was creating was even too much for him to bare, how difficult that will be in a league with so many title contenders vying for position. The genius of Pep Guardiola: Eight things he has done to make Man City so frighteningly good What Guardiola wants to know, is who comes with him on the next leg of the journey? Which of these City players share his unquenchable thirst for silverware and who is already content with what they have achieved? Who will fall away? Who will continue to grow and search for improvement? That is why he played his strongest team against Swansea, because the process is already underway. There will be no rest for City’s international stars ahead of the World Cup, not yet. There are players who still have boxes to tick. Can Raheem Sterling maintain this sort of goalscoring and creative form? Can Kevin De Bruyne continue to dominate games from midfield? Can David Silva, at the age of 32, still pick holes in resolute defences? City’s first goal suggests yes, De Bruyne picking out Sterling’s run in behind Swansea’s backline with a perfectly weighted and timed through ball. Sterling had his head up before Swansea knew what was happening, picked out Silva, whose sublime first touch created the space for him to score the first goal of the game after just 12 minutes. Manchester City player ratings for Premier League title winning season Three minutes later, Sterling made it 2-0 with his 23rd goal of the season with a simple tap in after a brilliant cross from Bernardo Silva. Nobody was slacking off, nobody played with a celebration hangover. City were so good, it was almost cruel on Swansea, who looked beaten with more than three quarters of the game still to play. City’s hummed and buzzed like a honey bee sent out to collect pollen for the first time after winter hibernation. That is precisely what Guardiola wanted to see, De Bruyne scoring a stunning third early in the second half before Bernardo Silva made it four. If his players can play like this when the prize has already been won, there is no reason to doubt they will not return next season in the same mood. It already looks ominous for the rest of English football. Manchester City win the Premier League Key moment in the match If there were any doubts about City’s desire to maintain standards at the end of a campaign in which they have already been crowned champions, they were dispelled when they sliced through the Swansea defence twice in the space of three minutes to charge into a 2-0 goal lead. City could dominate English football for years on this evidence. Man-of-the-match Kevin De Bruyne may lose out on the player of the year award to Liverpool’s Mo Salah but he has been the best player in English football’s best team this season and his performance here was a reminder of just how brilliant he is.
Can Manchester City win the title again next year? Based on latest performance it already looks ominous for the league
There are those who will argue there is almost no point being successful if you are not able to enjoy your success, but that is why Pep Guardiola is different and it is why you should probably back Manchester City to win the title next year too. Of course, there is satisfaction at what he has achieved in his second season with City and pride in the way he has done it, but that period of reflection is already over. Even as his team ran on to the pitch to a guard of honour from Sunday’s opponents Swansea and a standing ovation from their supporters to celebrate their coronation as champions, Guardiola’s attention had already shifted to the challenges that lie ahead, not the ones already met. For this is what separates the elite, the great from the good. Guardiola does not just win titles, he collects them like an art dealer hoarding masterpieces. That is what he did at Barcelona and Bayern Munich and it is what he intends to do in Manchester as well. Even as he celebrated City’s title triumph, Guardiola’s mind began to wonder to what comes next. As things stand, the Spaniard has merely matched the achievements of those who have come before him. That is not an insult, it does not undermine him in anyway, it is just a statement of fact that he, more than anyone, understands. Guardiola has turned the richest club in world football into title winners and even if he did so playing a style of football that fuelled talk of City being one of the best sides to have played in the Premier League era, he has not achieved anything that Manuel Pellegrini did not during his time in England. Kevin De Bruyne scored a spectacular goal on Sunday Credit: REUTERS It is what Guardiola does now that will truly define his time in England. It was what needs to happen next season that occupies his mind. The Champions League will always be City’s Holy Grail, but Guardiola claims he is more interested in domestic prizes than European ones. It is the Premier League that fascinates him. That chastising first season in England, which he ended trophy-less for the first time in his managerial career, left a scar that even now, after winning the league, bothers him immensely. As Guardiola was quick to stress last week, City have never won the Premier League two seasons running. No English club has since Manchester United in 2009. That is what Guardiola must do now, but you sense, not even that will satisfy him. It was merely a sentence muttered rather than roared, lost in the wider context of acclaim last week, but the Spaniard has already hinted where his ambition lies, pointing out that only Sir Alex Ferguson, at United, has won the Premier League three times in a row. To be the best of this gilded managerial generation, Guardiola wants to do the same. He even mentioned winning four, before quickly adding, as though he realised the burden of expectation he was creating was even too much for him to bare, how difficult that will be in a league with so many title contenders vying for position. The genius of Pep Guardiola: Eight things he has done to make Man City so frighteningly good What Guardiola wants to know, is who comes with him on the next leg of the journey? Which of these City players share his unquenchable thirst for silverware and who is already content with what they have achieved? Who will fall away? Who will continue to grow and search for improvement? That is why he played his strongest team against Swansea, because the process is already underway. There will be no rest for City’s international stars ahead of the World Cup, not yet. There are players who still have boxes to tick. Can Raheem Sterling maintain this sort of goalscoring and creative form? Can Kevin De Bruyne continue to dominate games from midfield? Can David Silva, at the age of 32, still pick holes in resolute defences? City’s first goal suggests yes, De Bruyne picking out Sterling’s run in behind Swansea’s backline with a perfectly weighted and timed through ball. Sterling had his head up before Swansea knew what was happening, picked out Silva, whose sublime first touch created the space for him to score the first goal of the game after just 12 minutes. Manchester City player ratings for Premier League title winning season Three minutes later, Sterling made it 2-0 with his 23rd goal of the season with a simple tap in after a brilliant cross from Bernardo Silva. Nobody was slacking off, nobody played with a celebration hangover. City were so good, it was almost cruel on Swansea, who looked beaten with more than three quarters of the game still to play. City’s hummed and buzzed like a honey bee sent out to collect pollen for the first time after winter hibernation. That is precisely what Guardiola wanted to see, De Bruyne scoring a stunning third early in the second half before Bernardo Silva made it four. If his players can play like this when the prize has already been won, there is no reason to doubt they will not return next season in the same mood. It already looks ominous for the rest of English football. Manchester City win the Premier League Key moment in the match If there were any doubts about City’s desire to maintain standards at the end of a campaign in which they have already been crowned champions, they were dispelled when they sliced through the Swansea defence twice in the space of three minutes to charge into a 2-0 goal lead. City could dominate English football for years on this evidence. Man-of-the-match Kevin De Bruyne may lose out on the player of the year award to Liverpool’s Mo Salah but he has been the best player in English football’s best team this season and his performance here was a reminder of just how brilliant he is.
There are those who will argue there is almost no point being successful if you are not able to enjoy your success, but that is why Pep Guardiola is different and it is why you should probably back Manchester City to win the title next year too. Of course, there is satisfaction at what he has achieved in his second season with City and pride in the way he has done it, but that period of reflection is already over. Even as his team ran on to the pitch to a guard of honour from Sunday’s opponents Swansea and a standing ovation from their supporters to celebrate their coronation as champions, Guardiola’s attention had already shifted to the challenges that lie ahead, not the ones already met. For this is what separates the elite, the great from the good. Guardiola does not just win titles, he collects them like an art dealer hoarding masterpieces. That is what he did at Barcelona and Bayern Munich and it is what he intends to do in Manchester as well. Even as he celebrated City’s title triumph, Guardiola’s mind began to wonder to what comes next. As things stand, the Spaniard has merely matched the achievements of those who have come before him. That is not an insult, it does not undermine him in anyway, it is just a statement of fact that he, more than anyone, understands. Guardiola has turned the richest club in world football into title winners and even if he did so playing a style of football that fuelled talk of City being one of the best sides to have played in the Premier League era, he has not achieved anything that Manuel Pellegrini did not during his time in England. Kevin De Bruyne scored a spectacular goal on Sunday Credit: REUTERS It is what Guardiola does now that will truly define his time in England. It was what needs to happen next season that occupies his mind. The Champions League will always be City’s Holy Grail, but Guardiola claims he is more interested in domestic prizes than European ones. It is the Premier League that fascinates him. That chastising first season in England, which he ended trophy-less for the first time in his managerial career, left a scar that even now, after winning the league, bothers him immensely. As Guardiola was quick to stress last week, City have never won the Premier League two seasons running. No English club has since Manchester United in 2009. That is what Guardiola must do now, but you sense, not even that will satisfy him. It was merely a sentence muttered rather than roared, lost in the wider context of acclaim last week, but the Spaniard has already hinted where his ambition lies, pointing out that only Sir Alex Ferguson, at United, has won the Premier League three times in a row. To be the best of this gilded managerial generation, Guardiola wants to do the same. He even mentioned winning four, before quickly adding, as though he realised the burden of expectation he was creating was even too much for him to bare, how difficult that will be in a league with so many title contenders vying for position. The genius of Pep Guardiola: Eight things he has done to make Man City so frighteningly good What Guardiola wants to know, is who comes with him on the next leg of the journey? Which of these City players share his unquenchable thirst for silverware and who is already content with what they have achieved? Who will fall away? Who will continue to grow and search for improvement? That is why he played his strongest team against Swansea, because the process is already underway. There will be no rest for City’s international stars ahead of the World Cup, not yet. There are players who still have boxes to tick. Can Raheem Sterling maintain this sort of goalscoring and creative form? Can Kevin De Bruyne continue to dominate games from midfield? Can David Silva, at the age of 32, still pick holes in resolute defences? City’s first goal suggests yes, De Bruyne picking out Sterling’s run in behind Swansea’s backline with a perfectly weighted and timed through ball. Sterling had his head up before Swansea knew what was happening, picked out Silva, whose sublime first touch created the space for him to score the first goal of the game after just 12 minutes. Manchester City player ratings for Premier League title winning season Three minutes later, Sterling made it 2-0 with his 23rd goal of the season with a simple tap in after a brilliant cross from Bernardo Silva. Nobody was slacking off, nobody played with a celebration hangover. City were so good, it was almost cruel on Swansea, who looked beaten with more than three quarters of the game still to play. City’s hummed and buzzed like a honey bee sent out to collect pollen for the first time after winter hibernation. That is precisely what Guardiola wanted to see, De Bruyne scoring a stunning third early in the second half before Bernardo Silva made it four. If his players can play like this when the prize has already been won, there is no reason to doubt they will not return next season in the same mood. It already looks ominous for the rest of English football. Manchester City win the Premier League Key moment in the match If there were any doubts about City’s desire to maintain standards at the end of a campaign in which they have already been crowned champions, they were dispelled when they sliced through the Swansea defence twice in the space of three minutes to charge into a 2-0 goal lead. City could dominate English football for years on this evidence. Man-of-the-match Kevin De Bruyne may lose out on the player of the year award to Liverpool’s Mo Salah but he has been the best player in English football’s best team this season and his performance here was a reminder of just how brilliant he is.
Can Manchester City win the title again next year? Based on latest performance it already looks ominous for the league
There are those who will argue there is almost no point being successful if you are not able to enjoy your success, but that is why Pep Guardiola is different and it is why you should probably back Manchester City to win the title next year too. Of course, there is satisfaction at what he has achieved in his second season with City and pride in the way he has done it, but that period of reflection is already over. Even as his team ran on to the pitch to a guard of honour from Sunday’s opponents Swansea and a standing ovation from their supporters to celebrate their coronation as champions, Guardiola’s attention had already shifted to the challenges that lie ahead, not the ones already met. For this is what separates the elite, the great from the good. Guardiola does not just win titles, he collects them like an art dealer hoarding masterpieces. That is what he did at Barcelona and Bayern Munich and it is what he intends to do in Manchester as well. Even as he celebrated City’s title triumph, Guardiola’s mind began to wonder to what comes next. As things stand, the Spaniard has merely matched the achievements of those who have come before him. That is not an insult, it does not undermine him in anyway, it is just a statement of fact that he, more than anyone, understands. Guardiola has turned the richest club in world football into title winners and even if he did so playing a style of football that fuelled talk of City being one of the best sides to have played in the Premier League era, he has not achieved anything that Manuel Pellegrini did not during his time in England. Kevin De Bruyne scored a spectacular goal on Sunday Credit: REUTERS It is what Guardiola does now that will truly define his time in England. It was what needs to happen next season that occupies his mind. The Champions League will always be City’s Holy Grail, but Guardiola claims he is more interested in domestic prizes than European ones. It is the Premier League that fascinates him. That chastising first season in England, which he ended trophy-less for the first time in his managerial career, left a scar that even now, after winning the league, bothers him immensely. As Guardiola was quick to stress last week, City have never won the Premier League two seasons running. No English club has since Manchester United in 2009. That is what Guardiola must do now, but you sense, not even that will satisfy him. It was merely a sentence muttered rather than roared, lost in the wider context of acclaim last week, but the Spaniard has already hinted where his ambition lies, pointing out that only Sir Alex Ferguson, at United, has won the Premier League three times in a row. To be the best of this gilded managerial generation, Guardiola wants to do the same. He even mentioned winning four, before quickly adding, as though he realised the burden of expectation he was creating was even too much for him to bare, how difficult that will be in a league with so many title contenders vying for position. The genius of Pep Guardiola: Eight things he has done to make Man City so frighteningly good What Guardiola wants to know, is who comes with him on the next leg of the journey? Which of these City players share his unquenchable thirst for silverware and who is already content with what they have achieved? Who will fall away? Who will continue to grow and search for improvement? That is why he played his strongest team against Swansea, because the process is already underway. There will be no rest for City’s international stars ahead of the World Cup, not yet. There are players who still have boxes to tick. Can Raheem Sterling maintain this sort of goalscoring and creative form? Can Kevin De Bruyne continue to dominate games from midfield? Can David Silva, at the age of 32, still pick holes in resolute defences? City’s first goal suggests yes, De Bruyne picking out Sterling’s run in behind Swansea’s backline with a perfectly weighted and timed through ball. Sterling had his head up before Swansea knew what was happening, picked out Silva, whose sublime first touch created the space for him to score the first goal of the game after just 12 minutes. Manchester City player ratings for Premier League title winning season Three minutes later, Sterling made it 2-0 with his 23rd goal of the season with a simple tap in after a brilliant cross from Bernardo Silva. Nobody was slacking off, nobody played with a celebration hangover. City were so good, it was almost cruel on Swansea, who looked beaten with more than three quarters of the game still to play. City’s hummed and buzzed like a honey bee sent out to collect pollen for the first time after winter hibernation. That is precisely what Guardiola wanted to see, De Bruyne scoring a stunning third early in the second half before Bernardo Silva made it four. If his players can play like this when the prize has already been won, there is no reason to doubt they will not return next season in the same mood. It already looks ominous for the rest of English football. Manchester City win the Premier League Key moment in the match If there were any doubts about City’s desire to maintain standards at the end of a campaign in which they have already been crowned champions, they were dispelled when they sliced through the Swansea defence twice in the space of three minutes to charge into a 2-0 goal lead. City could dominate English football for years on this evidence. Man-of-the-match Kevin De Bruyne may lose out on the player of the year award to Liverpool’s Mo Salah but he has been the best player in English football’s best team this season and his performance here was a reminder of just how brilliant he is.
Bayern Munich host Real Madrid at Munich's Allianz Arena in Wednesday's blockbuster semi-final, first leg, in a repeat of last year's quarter-final.
Champions League: Bayern Munich must be fearless against Real Madrid, says Arjen Robben
Bayern Munich host Real Madrid at Munich's Allianz Arena in Wednesday's blockbuster semi-final, first leg, in a repeat of last year's quarter-final.
Bayern Munich's midfielder Arjen Robben, pictrued on April 17, 2018, says his team will be ready for Real Madrid in the Champions League (AFP Photo/Patrik STOLLARZ)
Bayern Munich's midfielder Arjen Robben, pictrued on April 17, 2018, says his team will be ready for Real Madrid in the Champions League
Bayern Munich's midfielder Arjen Robben, pictrued on April 17, 2018, says his team will be ready for Real Madrid in the Champions League (AFP Photo/Patrik STOLLARZ)
The Spaniards were not in action at the weekend, but the Bayern Munich boss does not see that as an issue, so long as his team's attitude is right
Real Madrid's rest is no advantage - Heynckes
The Spaniards were not in action at the weekend, but the Bayern Munich boss does not see that as an issue, so long as his team's attitude is right
The Brazil winger is on fire at Juventus, reproducing the scintillating form that made him such an key player for Pep Guardiola's Bayern Munich
Forget Higuain & Dybala! Pep favourite Douglas Costa can destroy Napoli's title dream
The Brazil winger is on fire at Juventus, reproducing the scintillating form that made him such an key player for Pep Guardiola's Bayern Munich
The Brazil winger is on fire at Juventus, reproducing the scintillating form that made him such an key player for Pep Guardiola's Bayern Munich
Forget Higuain & Dybala! Pep favourite Douglas Costa can destroy Napoli's title dream
The Brazil winger is on fire at Juventus, reproducing the scintillating form that made him such an key player for Pep Guardiola's Bayern Munich
The Brazil winger is on fire at Juventus, reproducing the scintillating form that made him such an key player for Pep Guardiola's Bayern Munich
Forget Higuain & Dybala! Pep favourite Douglas Costa can destroy Napoli's title dream
The Brazil winger is on fire at Juventus, reproducing the scintillating form that made him such an key player for Pep Guardiola's Bayern Munich
The Brazil winger is on fire at Juventus, reproducing the scintillating form that made him such an key player for Pep Guardiola's Bayern Munich
Forget Higuain & Dybala! Pep favourite Douglas Costa can destroy Napoli's title dream
The Brazil winger is on fire at Juventus, reproducing the scintillating form that made him such an key player for Pep Guardiola's Bayern Munich
Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich won 3-0 at Hanover 96 on Saturday as Thomas Mueller and Robert Lewandowski both scored after coming off the bench.
Bundesliga: Bayern Munich tune up for Real Madrid with win at Hanover; Borussia Dortmund thump Leverkusen 4-0
Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich won 3-0 at Hanover 96 on Saturday as Thomas Mueller and Robert Lewandowski both scored after coming off the bench.
Hannover's Miiko Albornoz, left, and Pirmin Schwegler, right, and Munich's Sebastian Rudy challenge for the ball during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Hannover 96 and Bayern Munich in Hannover, Germany, Saturday, April 21, 2018. (Peter Steffen/dpa via AP)
Hannover's Miiko Albornoz, left, and Pirmin Schwegler, right, and Munich's Sebastian Rudy challenge for the ball during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Hannover 96 and Bayern Munich in Hannover, Germany, Saturday, April 21, 2018. (Peter Steffen/dpa via AP)
Hannover's Miiko Albornoz, left, and Pirmin Schwegler, right, and Munich's Sebastian Rudy challenge for the ball during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Hannover 96 and Bayern Munich in Hannover, Germany, Saturday, April 21, 2018. (Peter Steffen/dpa via AP)
Bayern Munich head coach Jupp Heynckes denies Real Madrid have an advantage ahead of Wednesday's UEFA Champions League semi-final given they have the weekend off.
No advantage for rested Real Madrid - Heynckes
Bayern Munich head coach Jupp Heynckes denies Real Madrid have an advantage ahead of Wednesday's UEFA Champions League semi-final given they have the weekend off.
Bayern Munich head coach Jupp Heynckes denies Real Madrid have an advantage ahead of Wednesday's UEFA Champions League semi-final given they have the weekend off.
No advantage for rested Real Madrid - Heynckes
Bayern Munich head coach Jupp Heynckes denies Real Madrid have an advantage ahead of Wednesday's UEFA Champions League semi-final given they have the weekend off.
Bayern Munich head coach Jupp Heynckes denies Real Madrid have an advantage ahead of Wednesday's UEFA Champions League semi-final given they have the weekend off.
No advantage for rested Real Madrid - Heynckes
Bayern Munich head coach Jupp Heynckes denies Real Madrid have an advantage ahead of Wednesday's UEFA Champions League semi-final given they have the weekend off.
Bayern's Robert Lewandowski, front and Sebastian Rudy celebrate a goal during a German Bundesliga soccer match between Hannover 96 and Bayern Munich in Hannover, Germany, Saturday, April 21, 2018 (Swen Pfoertner/dpa via AP)
Sancho stars for Dortmund, Hamburg gains hope in Bundesliga
Bayern's Robert Lewandowski, front and Sebastian Rudy celebrate a goal during a German Bundesliga soccer match between Hannover 96 and Bayern Munich in Hannover, Germany, Saturday, April 21, 2018 (Swen Pfoertner/dpa via AP)
Hannover's Miiko Albornoz, left, and Pirmin Schwegler, right, and Munich's Sebastian Rudy challenge for the ball during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Hannover 96 and Bayern Munich in Hannover, Germany, Saturday, April 21, 2018. (Peter Steffen/dpa via AP)
Sancho stars for Dortmund, Hamburg gains hope in Bundesliga
Hannover's Miiko Albornoz, left, and Pirmin Schwegler, right, and Munich's Sebastian Rudy challenge for the ball during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Hannover 96 and Bayern Munich in Hannover, Germany, Saturday, April 21, 2018. (Peter Steffen/dpa via AP)
Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich warmed up for Real Madrid with a 3-0 win at Hanover 96 on Saturday as Thomas Mueller and Robert Lewandowski both scored after coming off the bench.
Bayern Win Easy, Sancho Becomes Youngest Englishman to Score in Bundesliga
Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich warmed up for Real Madrid with a 3-0 win at Hanover 96 on Saturday as Thomas Mueller and Robert Lewandowski both scored after coming off the bench.
Bayern Munich head into the Champions League in winning fashion, but Jupp Heynckes does not want them to lose focus.
Heynckes highlights importance of 'psychology' before Real Madrid clash
Bayern Munich head into the Champions League in winning fashion, but Jupp Heynckes does not want them to lose focus.
Hannover's Timo Huebers (L) in action against Bayern Munich's Thiago Alcantara (R) during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Hannover 96 and Bayern Munich in Hanover, Germany. EFE
Hannover's Timo Huebers (L) in action against Bayern Munich's Thiago Alcantara (R) during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Hannover 96 and Bayern Munich in Hanover, Germany. EFE
Hannover's Timo Huebers (L) in action against Bayern Munich's Thiago Alcantara (R) during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Hannover 96 and Bayern Munich in Hanover, Germany. EFE
Bayern Munich's Sebastian Rudy (L) celebrates with his teammates after scoring the 3-0 lead during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Hannover 96 and Bayern Munich in Hanover, Germany. EFE
Bayern Munich's Sebastian Rudy (L) celebrates with his teammates after scoring the 3-0 lead during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Hannover 96 and Bayern Munich in Hanover, Germany. EFE
Bayern Munich's Sebastian Rudy (L) celebrates with his teammates after scoring the 3-0 lead during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Hannover 96 and Bayern Munich in Hanover, Germany. EFE
The Poland international headed home in a 3-0 win over Hannover to make history in the German top flight
Lewandowski breaks Bundesliga record in Bayern Munich victory
The Poland international headed home in a 3-0 win over Hannover to make history in the German top flight
Hannover's Ihlas Bebou (L) in action against Bayern Munich's James Rodriguez (R) during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Hannover 96 and Bayern Munich in Hanover, Germany. EFE
Hannover's Ihlas Bebou (L) in action against Bayern Munich's James Rodriguez (R) during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Hannover 96 and Bayern Munich in Hanover, Germany. EFE
Hannover's Ihlas Bebou (L) in action against Bayern Munich's James Rodriguez (R) during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Hannover 96 and Bayern Munich in Hanover, Germany. EFE
<p>Lewandowski breaks Bundesliga record in Bayern Munich victory</p>
Lewandowski breaks Bundesliga record in Bayern Munich victory

Lewandowski breaks Bundesliga record in Bayern Munich victory

<p>Lewandowski breaks Bundesliga record in Bayern Munich victory</p>
Lewandowski breaks Bundesliga record in Bayern Munich victory

Lewandowski breaks Bundesliga record in Bayern Munich victory

Striker Robert Lewandowski created history on Saturday by scoring his 105th Bundesliga goal for Bayern Munich.
Lewandowski breaks Bundesliga record in Bayern Munich victory
Striker Robert Lewandowski created history on Saturday by scoring his 105th Bundesliga goal for Bayern Munich.
Hanover (Germany), 21/04/2018.- Bayern Munich&#39;s Robert Lewandowski (L) celebrates with his teammate Niklas Suele (R) after scoring the 2-0 lead during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Hannover 96 and Bayern Munich in Hanover, Germany, 21 April 2018. (Alemania) EFE/EPA/FELIPE TRUEBA (EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.)
Hanover (Germany), 21/04/2018.- Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski (L) celebrates with his teammate Niklas Suele (R) after scoring the 2-0 lead during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Hannover 96 and Bayern Munich in Hanover, Germany, 21 April 2018. (Alemania) EFE/EPA/FELIPE TRUEBA (EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.)
Hanover (Germany), 21/04/2018.- Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski (L) celebrates with his teammate Niklas Suele (R) after scoring the 2-0 lead during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Hannover 96 and Bayern Munich in Hanover, Germany, 21 April 2018. (Alemania) EFE/EPA/FELIPE TRUEBA (EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.)
Hanover (Germany), 21/04/2018.- Hannover&#39;s head coach Andre Breitenreiter reacts during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Hannover 96 and Bayern Munich in Hanover, Germany, 21 April 2018. (Alemania) EFE/EPA/FELIPE TRUEBA (EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.)
Hanover (Germany), 21/04/2018.- Hannover's head coach Andre Breitenreiter reacts during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Hannover 96 and Bayern Munich in Hanover, Germany, 21 April 2018. (Alemania) EFE/EPA/FELIPE TRUEBA (EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.)
Hanover (Germany), 21/04/2018.- Hannover's head coach Andre Breitenreiter reacts during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Hannover 96 and Bayern Munich in Hanover, Germany, 21 April 2018. (Alemania) EFE/EPA/FELIPE TRUEBA (EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.)
Hanover (Germany), 21/04/2018.- Bayern Munich&#39;s Robert Lewandowski (L) celebrates with his teammate Niklas Suele (R) after scoring the 2-0 lead during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Hannover 96 and Bayern Munich in Hanover, Germany, 21 April 2018. (Alemania) EFE/EPA/FELIPE TRUEBA (EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.)
Hanover (Germany), 21/04/2018.- Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski (L) celebrates with his teammate Niklas Suele (R) after scoring the 2-0 lead during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Hannover 96 and Bayern Munich in Hanover, Germany, 21 April 2018. (Alemania) EFE/EPA/FELIPE TRUEBA (EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.)
Hanover (Germany), 21/04/2018.- Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski (L) celebrates with his teammate Niklas Suele (R) after scoring the 2-0 lead during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Hannover 96 and Bayern Munich in Hanover, Germany, 21 April 2018. (Alemania) EFE/EPA/FELIPE TRUEBA (EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.)
Hanover (Germany), 21/04/2018.- Hannover players react after the German Bundesliga soccer match between Hannover 96 and Bayern Munich in Hanover, Germany, 21 April 2018. (Alemania) EFE/EPA/FELIPE TRUEBA (EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.)
Hanover (Germany), 21/04/2018.- Hannover players react after the German Bundesliga soccer match between Hannover 96 and Bayern Munich in Hanover, Germany, 21 April 2018. (Alemania) EFE/EPA/FELIPE TRUEBA (EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.)
Hanover (Germany), 21/04/2018.- Hannover players react after the German Bundesliga soccer match between Hannover 96 and Bayern Munich in Hanover, Germany, 21 April 2018. (Alemania) EFE/EPA/FELIPE TRUEBA (EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.)
Hanover (Germany), 21/04/2018.- Bayern Munich players celebrate after winning the German Bundesliga soccer match between Hannover 96 and Bayern Munich in Hanover, Germany, 21 April 2018. (Alemania) EFE/EPA/FELIPE TRUEBA (EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.)
Hanover (Germany), 21/04/2018.- Bayern Munich players celebrate after winning the German Bundesliga soccer match between Hannover 96 and Bayern Munich in Hanover, Germany, 21 April 2018. (Alemania) EFE/EPA/FELIPE TRUEBA (EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.)
Hanover (Germany), 21/04/2018.- Bayern Munich players celebrate after winning the German Bundesliga soccer match between Hannover 96 and Bayern Munich in Hanover, Germany, 21 April 2018. (Alemania) EFE/EPA/FELIPE TRUEBA (EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.)
Hanover (Germany), 21/04/2018.- Bayern Munich players celebrate after winning the German Bundesliga soccer match between Hannover 96 and Bayern Munich in Hanover, Germany, 21 April 2018. (Alemania) EFE/EPA/FELIPE TRUEBA (EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.)
Hanover (Germany), 21/04/2018.- Bayern Munich players celebrate after winning the German Bundesliga soccer match between Hannover 96 and Bayern Munich in Hanover, Germany, 21 April 2018. (Alemania) EFE/EPA/FELIPE TRUEBA (EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.)
Hanover (Germany), 21/04/2018.- Bayern Munich players celebrate after winning the German Bundesliga soccer match between Hannover 96 and Bayern Munich in Hanover, Germany, 21 April 2018. (Alemania) EFE/EPA/FELIPE TRUEBA (EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.)
Hanover (Germany), 21/04/2018.- Bayern Munich&#39;s Sebastian Rudy (L) celebrates with his teammates after scoring the 3-0 lead during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Hannover 96 and Bayern Munich in Hanover, Germany, 21 April 2018. (Alemania) EFE/EPA/FELIPE TRUEBA (EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.)
Hanover (Germany), 21/04/2018.- Bayern Munich's Sebastian Rudy (L) celebrates with his teammates after scoring the 3-0 lead during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Hannover 96 and Bayern Munich in Hanover, Germany, 21 April 2018. (Alemania) EFE/EPA/FELIPE TRUEBA (EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.)
Hanover (Germany), 21/04/2018.- Bayern Munich's Sebastian Rudy (L) celebrates with his teammates after scoring the 3-0 lead during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Hannover 96 and Bayern Munich in Hanover, Germany, 21 April 2018. (Alemania) EFE/EPA/FELIPE TRUEBA (EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.)
Hanover (Germany), 21/04/2018.- Hannover&#39;s Josip Elez (L) in action against Bayern Munich&#39;s Robert Lewandowski (C) during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Hannover 96 and Bayern Munich in Hanover, Germany, 21 April 2018. (Alemania) EFE/EPA/FELIPE TRUEBA (EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.)
Hanover (Germany), 21/04/2018.- Hannover's Josip Elez (L) in action against Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski (C) during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Hannover 96 and Bayern Munich in Hanover, Germany, 21 April 2018. (Alemania) EFE/EPA/FELIPE TRUEBA (EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.)
Hanover (Germany), 21/04/2018.- Hannover's Josip Elez (L) in action against Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski (C) during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Hannover 96 and Bayern Munich in Hanover, Germany, 21 April 2018. (Alemania) EFE/EPA/FELIPE TRUEBA (EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.)
Soccer Football - Bundesliga - Hannover 96 vs Bayern Munich - HDI-Arena, Hanover, Germany - April 21, 2018 Bayern Munich&#39;s Robert Lewandowski applauds the fans at the end of the match REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer DFL RULES TO LIMIT THE ONLINE USAGE DURING MATCH TIME TO 15 PICTURES PER GAME. IMAGE SEQUENCES TO SIMULATE VIDEO IS NOT ALLOWED AT ANY TIME. FOR FURTHER QUERIES PLEASE CONTACT DFL DIRECTLY AT + 49 69 650050
Bundesliga - Hannover 96 vs Bayern Munich
Soccer Football - Bundesliga - Hannover 96 vs Bayern Munich - HDI-Arena, Hanover, Germany - April 21, 2018 Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski applauds the fans at the end of the match REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer DFL RULES TO LIMIT THE ONLINE USAGE DURING MATCH TIME TO 15 PICTURES PER GAME. IMAGE SEQUENCES TO SIMULATE VIDEO IS NOT ALLOWED AT ANY TIME. FOR FURTHER QUERIES PLEASE CONTACT DFL DIRECTLY AT + 49 69 650050
Hanover (Germany), 21/04/2018.- Hannover&#39;s head coach Andre Breitenreiter reacts during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Hannover 96 and Bayern Munich in Hanover, Germany, 21 April 2018. (Alemania) EFE/EPA/FELIPE TRUEBA (EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.)
Hanover (Germany), 21/04/2018.- Hannover's head coach Andre Breitenreiter reacts during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Hannover 96 and Bayern Munich in Hanover, Germany, 21 April 2018. (Alemania) EFE/EPA/FELIPE TRUEBA (EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.)
Hanover (Germany), 21/04/2018.- Hannover's head coach Andre Breitenreiter reacts during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Hannover 96 and Bayern Munich in Hanover, Germany, 21 April 2018. (Alemania) EFE/EPA/FELIPE TRUEBA (EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.)
Hanover (Germany), 21/04/2018.- Bayern Munich&#39;s head coach Jupp Heynckes reacts during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Hannover 96 and Bayern Munich in Hanover, Germany, 21 April 2018. (Alemania) EFE/EPA/FELIPE TRUEBA (EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.)
Hanover (Germany), 21/04/2018.- Bayern Munich's head coach Jupp Heynckes reacts during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Hannover 96 and Bayern Munich in Hanover, Germany, 21 April 2018. (Alemania) EFE/EPA/FELIPE TRUEBA (EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.)
Hanover (Germany), 21/04/2018.- Bayern Munich's head coach Jupp Heynckes reacts during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Hannover 96 and Bayern Munich in Hanover, Germany, 21 April 2018. (Alemania) EFE/EPA/FELIPE TRUEBA (EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.)
Hanover (Germany), 21/04/2018.- Hannover&#39;s Timo Huebers (L) in action against Bayern Munich&#39;s Thiago Alcantara (R) during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Hannover 96 and Bayern Munich in Hanover, Germany, 21 April 2018. (Alemania) EFE/EPA/FELIPE TRUEBA (EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.)
Hanover (Germany), 21/04/2018.- Hannover's Timo Huebers (L) in action against Bayern Munich's Thiago Alcantara (R) during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Hannover 96 and Bayern Munich in Hanover, Germany, 21 April 2018. (Alemania) EFE/EPA/FELIPE TRUEBA (EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.)
Hanover (Germany), 21/04/2018.- Hannover's Timo Huebers (L) in action against Bayern Munich's Thiago Alcantara (R) during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Hannover 96 and Bayern Munich in Hanover, Germany, 21 April 2018. (Alemania) EFE/EPA/FELIPE TRUEBA (EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.)

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