Arjen Robben celebrated his 31st birthday with two goals as Bayern Munich beat Bochum 5-1 in a friendly on Friday evening, and the Dutchman said how good it felt to be playing football again.
After one week off followed by five weeks of training, the Bundesliga recommences next weekend when Bayern travel to second-placed Wolfsburg, and Robben cannot wait for the real action to begin again.
"It was an important game today,'' said the Dutchman to sport1.de. "You can train all you want, but you need...
Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery has blasted the Ballon d'Or process, saying FIFA's top individual award is "purely political."
Ribery watched his teammate Manuel Neuer finish third in the ceremony earlier this month, the same spot the Frenchman himself finished a year earlier.
In both cases, the Bayern player finished behind winner Cristiano Ronaldo and runner-up Lionel Messi, who have claimed the top two spots in six of the past seven years, the only exception being Andres Iniesta's second-place...
The Bundesliga has achieved a record turnover for the 10th year in a row, with numbers going up by 124.8 percent since 2004 and 13 of the 18 top-flight clubs posting a profit last season.
On Thursday, the 18 Bundesliga clubs once again announced a new record, with their total turnover reaching 2.45 billion euros -- up by 12.9 percent from the previous season, and by 124.8 percent from 2004 -- when the league last failed to announce record numbers.
#Bundesliga records 10th straight turnover increase!...