Lionel Messi says Robert Lewandowski should be awarded the cancelled 2020 Ballon d’Or after pipping the Bayern Munich striker to this year’s prize. Messi claimed the most prestigious individual prize in football for a record seventh time at last night’s gala in Paris, beating Lewandowski by a fine margin of just 33 voting points. The Argentine was rewarded for his magnificent performances in leading Argentina to the Copa America title this summer, claiming his first international trophy.
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Togo international Ihlas Bebou scored a hat-trick for fifth-placed Hoffenheim at the weekend in a 6-3 Bundesliga triumph at bottom club Greuther Fuerth.
Manchester United's new interim manager Ralf Rangnick once mentored Jurgen Klopp and Thomas Tuchel and now "The Professor" will use his studious approach to revive his troubled Premier League club.
Hertha Berlin, currently sitting 14th in the Bundesliga, sacked Pal Dardai as coach on Monday, replacing the Hungarian with former Turkey international Tayfun Korkut.
French defender Evan N'Dicka snatched an injury-time winner to hand resurgent Eintracht Frankfurt a 2-1 victory over Bundesliga rivals Union Berlin on Sunday.
Robert Lewandowski threatens to deny Lionel Messi a record-extending seventh Ballon d'Or title as the prestigious awards ceremony returns Monday after it was cancelled last year because of the pandemic.
Thomas Mueller says Bayern Munich team-mate Robert Lewandowski must be awarded the Ballon d'Or trophy when the winner is announced on Monday.
A long-range Leroy Sane strike fired record-breaking Bayern Munich back to the top of the Bundesliga table on Saturday after the defending champions were briefly overtaken by Borussia Dortmund.
Erling Haaland scored on his return from injury as Borussia Dortmund knocked Bayern Munich off top spot in the Bundesliga with a 3-1 win at Wolfsburg on Saturday.
Florian Wirtz only turned 18 last May and is already attracting the attention of Europe's top clubs with eye-catching performances, but Bayer Leverkusen have plans in place to keep hold of their rising teenage star.
In his days as a non-league centre-half in the West Sussex team of Southwick FC, David Plant can remember the 1979/80 season for two reasons: the team lost the Sussex County title in the final game and after every match he got a lift home with a young German team-mate studying at the local university.
RB Leipzig suffered a blow ahead of Sunday's home Bundesliga game against Bayer Leverkusen with six more of their squad and staff having tested positive for Covid-19, including striker Yussuf Poulsen.
Of all the ringing endorsements for the appointment of Ralf Rangnick, the most reassuring to Manchester United arrived courtesy of their bitterest rivals.
Erling Haaland is set to make a surprise return for Borussia Dortmund this weekend after a five-week absence with a leg injury, his coach Marco Rose said on Friday.
Ralf Rangnick is poised to take over as interim manager of Premier League giants Manchester United, after his lawyer said Friday the contract is being finalised.
Former Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness said he was "shocked" after the Bundesliga leaders' Annual General Meeting descended into chaos as supporters rebelled against a Qatari sponsorhip deal.
Sometimes first impressions can be a little misleading but more often than not they’re usually spot on. That was certainly the case when German football was properly introduced to Ralf Rangnick in December, 1998. After winning promotion from the third tier of German football with minnows UIm, the young and unknown head coach guided his second division newcomers to just one defeat in their first 18 games leaving them in pole position to advance to the Bundesliga. To little surprise, German footba
Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich must reshuffle their starting side - with five players in quarantine - before hosting struggling Arminia Bielefeld on Saturday in a final tune-up ahead of their top-of-the-table clash at Dortmund.
After sacking Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Manchester United are looking to appoint an interim manager to take the club through until the end of the season. Telegraph Sport takes an in-depth look at the footballing backgrounds of four men on United's shortlist to see what they would bring to Old Trafford if appointed as a short-term fix.
Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers will put aside speculation linking him with the vacancy at Manchester United to focus on beating Legia Warsaw on Thursday to ensure the Foxes keep their hopes of automatic qualification to the Europa League knockout stage alive.
Antonio Conte has said Sessegnon will make his first start since August in the Europa Conference League tie, with Spurs needing a win to reach the knockouts. "For me, it's massive, a chance to really kickstart my career as it has been a very stop-start situation since I've been at the club for various reasons," said Sessegnon, who joined Spurs in summer 2019, spent last season on loan at Bundesliga club Hoffenheim and has now played under four different managers. When I was at Fulham, I was young, playing every game, people were speaking about me.
A group of Bayern Munich fans are putting pressure on the club to end their controversial Qatari sponsorship deal amid claims of human rights abuses.
Dubbed 'Duracell bunny' for his seemingly tireless energy, Genki Haraguchi is a shoe-in for Union Berlin this season, but the Japan midfielder is desperate to break his duck for the Bundesliga club.
It has taken four months, 15 appearances and a change of manager but Jadon Sancho has arrived at Manchester United.