Ex-Bayern striker – “Arjeeen”: Thomas Müller celebrates Robben comeback

The comeback of old star Arjen Robben in the jersey of the Dutch first division soccer club FC Groningen has brought good memories of times together for Thomas Müller from FC Bayern.

“Arjeeen the comeback at the right time – come with us to Paris as a joker,” wrote Müller on Instagram under a photo of Robben when he returned to the square. The German record champions play this Tuesday (9 p.m.) in the quarter-final second leg of the Champions League at Paris Saint-Germain and have to make up a 2-3 defeat in the first leg.

Robben (37) had played for Munich for ten years at the side of Müller in his successful career and scored several important goals – including in the final of the premier class in 2013 in London against Borussia Dortmund to the 2-1 final score.

His comeback game was less successful: Groningen lost 2-0 to Heerenveen on Sunday. Robben was substituted on a good ten minutes before the end after a protracted injury break. It was only his third outing for his new club, to which he surprisingly switched last summer, and the first since October 2020.

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THW Kiel wins the north duel at TSV Hannover-Burgdorf | NDR.de – Sport

Goals Hannover-Burgdorf: Hansen (10/3), Jonsson (7), Brozovic (4), Juric (2), Feise (2), Hanne (2), Kuzmanovski (1), Böhm (1)
Goals Kiel: Ekberg (8/3), Sagosen (7), Dahmke (5), Wiencek (4), Zarabec (3), Reinkind (3), Pekeler (2), Ehrig (1), Sunnefeldt (1), Duvnjak (1) )

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Change to BVB? Wild rumors about Jerome Boateng

It’s clear that Jérôme Boateng will leave FC Bayern after the current season – but where is the former national player going then? Now there is speculation about a cracker change.

According to a media report, Borussia Dortmund is considering signing ex-national player Jérôme Boateng from Bayern Munich. The 32-year-old’s contract with the record champions expires in the summer. According to the “Sportbuzzer” portal (Saturday), BVB will discuss an obligation for the defender.

According to information from the “WAZ”, the ex-world champion’s move to Dortmund should be unlikely. The Bundesliga club is looking for more leading players. A professional who has already passed his peak but should not be brought in, can be heard from the club. “Sport1” reporter Patrick Berger also reported on Saturday that Boateng would not switch to the black and yellow. The club have no interest in the defensive player.

There was initially no reaction from Dortmund to the rumors. According to the “Bild” newspaper, Boateng is a candidate for the London club Tottenham Hotspur. He should also be under discussion at the Spanish top club FC Barcelona.

During the week it became known that Boateng’s contract with Bayern would not be extended in the summer. The club management decided that together, said Bayern sports director Hasan Salihamidzic. Boateng joined the Munich team from Manchester City in 2011. Among other things, he won the Champions League with the team in 2013 and 2020.

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Coupe de France: a Lyon-Monaco shock in the quarters, PSG will face Angers – Coupe de France

The draw for the quarterfinals of the Coupe de France took place this Friday, on France 3, the day after the last match of the round of 16.

The die is cast. The double world taekwondo champion Gwladys Epangue had the difficult task of proceeding to the draw for the quarter-finals this Friday evening, in the program “Tout le Sport” on France 3. Quarter-finals which will be marked by a shock, to say the least, enticing between two members of the Top 4 in the ranking of the French championship, Lyon and Monaco. The two teams will face each other at Groupama Stadium for a place in the last four. The last time the two teams met was on October 25, on behalf of the 8th day of L1. This duel had largely turned in favor of the players of Rudi Garcia (4-1), with a double from Karl Toko-Ekambi and goals from Memphis Depay and Houssem Aouar against a penalty signed by Wissam Ben Yedder. Lyonnais and Monegasques will not leave each other since they will also face each other in Ligue 1, at the beginning of May, during the 35th day. And this, just before the quarterfinals of the Coupe de France, on April 20 and 21. A shock that will be worth a lot in view of the race for the podium, or even better …

Title holders and winners of five of the last six trophies, the Parisians will be opposed to Angers. Until then, we will know if they have passed the Munich obstacle in the Champions League. Winners in the first leg in Germany on Wednesday (2-3), they will be fixed next Tuesday, after the return match at the Parc des Princes. If necessary, they will have in their sights the semi-final first leg against Manchester City or Porto a week later, on April 27 or 28 … It is not strictly speaking a derby, but fans of the Canet- in Roussillon, residents of National 2 (4th division) and scorers of OM in the round of 16 then of US Boulogne-sur-Mer in the eighth, will face Montpellier in the quarterfinals. There is only a little over 150 km between the two towns in the Occitanie region. Finally, the Savoyard club of Rumilly-Vallières, also a resident of the N2 championship, will be opposed to the current second in the Ligue 2 standings, Toulouse. The semi-finals of this Coupe de France will take place on May 11 and 12 and the final on May 19 at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis.

Quarter-finals program :
Lyon-Monaco
PSG-Angers
Canet-en-Roussillon (N2) -Montpellier
GFA Rumilly-Vallières (N2) -Toulouse (L2)

AS Monaco’s top 5 goals against Olympique Lyonnais

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Eintracht Frankfurt’s Luka Jovic: “I’m going back to Real Madrid”

Luka Jovic confirms that he feels really comfortable at Eintracht Frankfurt. But he also makes it clear that he’s going back to Real.

Eintracht Frankfurt’s Luka Jovic has reiterated that he will return to Real Madrid this summer. The Serbian is currently on loan from the Royal to his ex-club. “Everyone knows that I am officially a Real Madrid player, which is where I will return at the end of the season,” said Jovic picture-Newspaper.

At Eintracht, the striker has scored three goals and one assist in twelve appearances this season, after he hadn’t run at all in the year and a half in Madrid. “For me, Eintracht is a special club in every respect,” said Jovic now.

Real wants to take back a large part of the 63 million

The Frankfurt fans can have little hope that the striker will be firmly committed again by the Hessians, because Real will try to recover a large part of the 63 million euros transfer fee they paid in a possible resale in the summer. Usually too much money for Eintracht, which can only hope to qualify for the Champions League to make the transfer.

“It is logical that I will only be able to talk about the further development of my career in a few months”, the 23-year-old left it open as to how things will go on for him.

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Reports indicate that Kylian Mbappé has already decided to go to Real Madrid | International Soccer

FERNANDO VÁZQUEZ

Kylian Mbappé, player of the Paris Saint Germain, decided to sign with him Real Madrid for the next season and

no longer renew with your current team

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According to various reports in European media, one of them in the program ‘El Chiringuito’, the 22-year-old element has already made the decision to go to the white team.

Despite this, PSG will still have to make him an offer to try to renew the world champion player, although more by protocol than by a real attempt.

In case of not being able to convince Mbappé to stay, PSG will set the starting quota for him and that is where Real Madrid would come into action to move pieces and sign him.

Leonardo, sports director of the Parisian team, was questioned about this issue at the end of the match that his team beat Bayern Munich in Champions League.

Mbappé represents one of the most coveted players in the world today. Real Madrid would seek, in addition to his signing, to hire Erling Haaland of Dortmund.

Table of top scorers of the Champions League 2021

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FC Bayern: Consultant warns of “risk” at Nübel – 3 clubs interested

Three clubs show interest

Substitute goalkeeper Alexander Nübel wants to leave Bayern on loan after the season, according to his advisor. “We continue to pursue the issue of Alex being loaned out,” said Stefan Backs to the “kicker”. The 24-year-old goalkeeper came to Munich last summer from Schalke on a free transfer, but has only played three competitive games as a back-up for national goalkeeper Manuel Neuer (35). “Flick has a clear line and success with it,” says Backs, “so there is nothing to be said against it.”

With Lewandowski & Nübel: The most valuable free transfers from FC Bayern

Bixente Lizarazu | 2004/05 from Olympique Marseille

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Market value at the time of the change: € 1 million

Tom Starke | 2012/13 from Hoffenheim

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Market value at the time of the change: € 1.5 million

Hans Jörg Butt | 2008/09 from Benfica

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Market value at the time of the change: € 1.75 million

Alexander Baumjohann | 2009/10 from Gladbach

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Market value at the time of the change: € 2.5 million

Jan Kirchhoff | 2013/14 from Mainz

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Market value at the time of the change: € 4 million

Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting | 2020/21 from PSG

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Market value at the time of the change: € 4 million

Hamit Altintop | 2007/08 from Schalke 04

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Market value at the time of the change: € 4 million

Ali Karimi | Von Al-Ahli 2006/06

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Market value at the time of the change: € 4.75 million

Claudio Pizarro | 2012/13 from Werder

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Market value at the time of the change: € 5 million

Sebastian Rudy | 2017/18 from Hoffenheim

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Market value at the time of the change: € 8 million

Tim Borowski | 2008/09 from Werder

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Market value at the time of the change: € 8.5 million

Sebastian Rode | 2014/15 from Frankfurt

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Market value at the time of the change: € 9 million

Alexander Nübel | 2020/21 by Schalke 04

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Market value at the time of the change: € 9.5 million

Tanguy Nianzou | 2020/21 from PSG

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Market value at the time of the change: € 11 million

Ivica Olic 2009/10 from HSV

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Market value at the time of the change: € 12 million

Leon Goretzka | 2018/19 by Schalke 04

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Market value at the time of the change: € 40 million

Robert Lewandowski | 2014/15 from BVB

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Market value at the time of the change: € 50 million

Nonetheless, the Nübel consultant emphasized again: “Alex needs regular match practice, a few missions are not enough.” According to the magazine, Nübel wants to be awarded for two years, and Neuer ‘s working paper will end in Munich in the summer of 2023. Nübel himself is under contract with the record champions until 2025.


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When negotiating the contract, the idea of ​​building Nübel to number one in Munich should be “pursued further,” said Backs, who warned, however, of the “risk” that this career plan would fail if Nübel only had a place on the bank until 2023 would take: “Then Alex will no longer be number one at Bayern. And then FC Bayern doesn’t get any of it. How is he supposed to get number one with five games? That will not do.”

Three clubs interested in Nübel – FC Bayern “totally convinced”

In addition to AS Monaco, which has already been associated with Nübel, two other clubs are said to be interested in the Bayern goalkeeper – “Sport1” recently reported interest from Dortmund and Marseille. The designated Munich board boss Oliver Kahn had rejected loan plans after a first public push by Backs in March. “Alexander Nübel remains our number two,” said Kahn. “We are totally convinced of this goalkeeper.”

With Neuer and Nübel: The most valuable German goalkeepers

11 Timo Horn (1. FC Köln) – market value: 4 million euros

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9 Stefan Ortega Moreno (Arminia Bielefeld) – market value: 4.5 million euros

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9 Robin Zentner (Mainz 05) – market value: 4.5 million euros

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8 Oliver Baumann (TSG Hoffenheim) – market value: 5.5 million euros

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7 Alexander Schwolow (Hertha BSC) – market value: 6 million euros

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6 Alexander Nübel (FC Bayern) – market value: 6.5 million euros

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4 Florian Müller (SC Freiburg) – market value: 7 million euros

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4 Kevin Trapp (Eintracht Frankfurt) – market value: 7 million euros

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3 Manuel Neuer (FC Bayern) – market value: 18 million euros

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2 Bernd Leno (Arsenal FC) – market value: 25 million euros

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1 Marc-André ter Stegen (FC Barcelona) – market value: 75 million euros

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Club legend Kiraly is apparently not the new goalkeeping coach

For Hertha, every point in the relegation battle is at stake. But now, of all times, the capital club is missing a coach after the dismissal of Zsolt Petry. Apparently it will not be an alleged preferred candidate.

The Berlin goalkeepers Alexander Schwolow, Rune Jarstein and Nils Körber are currently without a coach. After the dismissal of goalkeeping coach Zsolt Petry, Hertha BSC is thinking about a suitable successor – and probably had an ex-professional of the club in their sights.

Because according to “Bild” the capital club was considering bringing club legend Gabor Kiraly to the club. The Hungarian wore the Berlin shirt himself from 1997 to 2004 and is still associated with his former club. In an interview he recently said, according to “Bild”: “I follow Hertha every day, even if I am a good 1,000 kilometers away. Of course, I always stick with it.”

“I have daily tasks in Hungary”

However, the sheet now reports: Kiraly has canceled Hertha. “It is an honor that my name appears as someone who can help my ex-club in the fight for survival,” he is said to have said in the Hungarian daily “Blikk”. “Now, however, I have daily tasks in Hungary.”

However, according to “Bild”, the rejection also has personal reasons – the father of the former Hungarian national goalkeeper recently passed away.

Dardai and Kiraly are friends

Kiraly’s trademark when he was active was his gray sweatpants, which he always wore to games.

He currently runs the “Kiraly Sports Center” in his hometown of Szombathely, which also includes a goalkeeping school. The ex-keeper is also friends with Hertha coach Pal Dardai. The club has not yet issued a statement.

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BVB plans for the summer revealed

For the first time in six years, Borussia Dortmund will probably miss qualifying for the Champions League this season. The BVB team could actually use a makeover. Due to the difficult financial situation, also due to the Corona crisis, only a “light upheaval” is to be expected.

BVB is seven points behind the Champions League ranks after the bitter 1: 2 bankruptcy against direct rivals Eintracht Frankfurt.

Should Borussia catch up in the remaining seven Bundesliga games, it would be a little football miracle – just like if the black and yellow win the premier class and secure a ticket for the coming season in this way. So everything boils down to the most important club competition in the world taking place in 2021/2022 without Dortmund participation.

The millions of revenue lost as a result are missing in the war chest of BVB, which should actually go on a big shopping tour in the summer in view of the disappointing performance in recent months. In addition, there are the lost revenues due to the Corona crisis, in particular due to the ongoing ghost games.

Felix Uduokhai a topic at BVB?

According to “Sport Bild” there will be no major upheaval after the season at Westphalia. Sports director Michael Zorc, his designated successor Sebastian Kehl and Co. still want to turn a few screws.

A new man for central defense is urgently needed. In addition to Maxence Lacroix from VfL Wolfsburg, who has been trading at BVB for weeks, Augsburg’s Felix Uduokhai should also be an issue. The 23-year-old, who was appointed to the DFB team by Joachim Löw for the first time in 2020, would cost a whopping 15 million euros.

BVB also needs reinforcements on the offensive wings – one player if Jadon Sancho, contrary to expectations, does not leave the club in the summer, even two if the Englishman finds a club that pays the called 100 million euros plus X for him.

In this context, “Sport Bild” once again brings Donyell Malen (PSV Eindhoven) and Memphis Depay (Olympique Lyon) into discussion. The latter would even be available free of charge due to his expiring contract, but without the Champions League he would probably not be keen on playing in black and yellow in the future.

BVB: What will happen to Nico Schulz and Felix Passlack?

On the other hand, the deliberations of the BVB officials to sign a new number one for the goal should be off the table. Instead, Marwin Hitz and Roman Bürki will probably continue to duel for the regular place between the posts.

If you believe “Sport Bild”, Nico Schulz could leave BVB in addition to the established departures of Marcel Schmelzer and Lukasz Piszczek. The national player, who was signed for 25 million euros from Hoffenheim in 2019, has remained a foreign body in his second season in Dortmund so far.

According to the report, Felix Passlack will take over his place as a substitute for Raphael Guerreiro on the left defense. The expiring contract with the home grown is to be extended for this purpose.

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Bus driver Mats Hummels probably forgot in the stadium

Things are not going well for Borussia Dortmund this season. And as if that weren’t enough, one of the team’s most important players was probably left behind after a game.

The mood at Borussia Dortmund is tense. Against Manchester City it continued on Tuesday evening in the quarter-final first leg of the Champions League a 1: 2 defeat, also threatens the club to miss the premier class in the coming season. The fourth-placed Eintracht Frankfurt already has seven points ahead of the fifth in the table from Dortmund. But BVB must conquer the rank of Frankfurt in order to qualify for the premier class.

And internally, too, not everything is currently going smoothly. The “Sport Bild” reports that Vice-Captain Mats Hummels was forgotten in the stadium after the 2-2 game in Cologne on March 20.

Accordingly, the Dortmund team bus drove off without him. The problem: Hummels probably talked to Cologne players for a long time. According to the report, the defender then had to drive back to Dortmund in a minibus with employees.

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