Ernesto Valverde says inexperience played a part in the injury that has sidelined Ousmane Dembele for the next four months. Tuesday's latest stories from the world of football in ESPN FC's What's Trending... REAL MADRID: Cristiano Ronaldo is finally set to play his first La Liga game of the season against Real Betis on Wednesday, with
Manuel Neuer will not be able to play until 2018 after undergoing surgery on his left foot on Tuesday. Manuel Neuer won't be able to play for Bayern Munich until at least January after breaking his left foot. Judging by his teammates' reactions, he will be missed. Several players wished the Bayern goalkeeper and Germany
Carlo Ancelotti's methods again have Bayern Munich off to a positive start. Maybe the sky is really falling over Bayern Munich and Carlo Ancelotti, as my colleague (and World Cup housemate) Raphael Honigstein often points out. But it didn't happen against Mainz on Saturday, as Bayern rolled to a 4-0 win that could just as
The FC crew discuss Thomas Muller's role at Bayern Munich and whether or not his future is away from the club. It seems like only yesterday he came bursting onto the scene as a gangly Raumdeuter (roughly translated as "interpreter of space") under his Bayern mentor Louis van Gaal, but Thomas Muller turned 28 on
Gab Marcotti lambastes Robert Lewandowski for his comments about Bayern needing to buy more world-class players. These are rough times for Bayern Munich. Carlo Ancelotti's crew fell 2-0 at Hoffenheim, marking the first time this calendar year that they are not top of the Bundesliga. There's no sense freaking out over the result. Bayern created
Niklas Sule and Bayern Munich can celebrate a productive summer. Few will bet against Bayern Munich in Germany but, after a so-so 2016-17 was followed by a summer of squad turnover at the Allianz Arena, Carlo Ancelotti and Co. have something to prove. Click here to see which other clubs made Shaka Hislop's power rankings.
The latest transfer rumours from around the world. Things change in the blink of an eye in football. The Football Whispers Index takes the latest transfer rumours and gives them a score out of five; the higher the score, the more realistic and reliable the whisper. Here are today's top five emerging whispers for the
The Swans are keen to bring in midfield reinforcements following the sale of Gylfi Sigurdsson to Everton. The Mirror reports that Swansea are interested in signing Renato Sanches from Bayern Munich on loan. For more on Sanches to Bayern Munich, as well as other rumours, check out Transfer Talk by clicking here.
The ESPN FC crew discuss the Champions League draw. Now that the Champions League draw has been completed, here's a preview for Group B. Who do you think will go through? Predicted finish 1. Bayern Munich2. PSG3. Celtic4. Anderlecht Bayern Munich Alarm bells rang for last season's quarterfinalists after a dire set of preseason results
Carlo Ancelotti isn't universally loved by Bayern fans but he has the nous to lead them to another title. Wins in the Confederations Cup and the U-21 Euros have shown that German football continues to get an awful lot of things right, especially when it comes to player development. But the Bundesliga has not been