Bayern Munich reached an agreement to sign the France defender Benjamin Pavard, who will join the German champion on a five-year deal from next season, according to the Bavarian club’s sporting director, Hasan Salihamidzic.
Cristiano Ronaldo is in hot form and gunning for revenge going into Tuesday's Champions League clash against Valencia after seeing red against the Spaniards in the away leg, with Juventus needing a draw in Turin to book its ticket to the knockout rounds of the European competition.
Real Madrid’s passage to a third consecutive Champions League final after its 2-2 draw at home to Bayern Munich was described as being akin to a miracle in the media after Los Blancos rode their luck for the third game running.
Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes did not want to talk about favorites ahead of his side's Champions League semifinal first leg against Real Madrid although he said his team "is in similar form to 2013", the year when his side won a triple of the Bundesliga, German Cup and the Champions League.
Jupp Heynckes said he "did not waste any time thinking about winning the Bundesliga" when he took over in October as his Bayern Munich side cruised to its 28th German league title and a sixth Bundesliga in succession with an emphatic 4-1 win at Augsburg.