Germany

Sunday 31 August 2014

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The attacking midfielder has ended his stay at Manchester United and, after leaving two years ago, BVB have confirmed that the Japan international will be back in the Bundesliga

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The former Albiceleste trainer, who guided the nation to World Cup glory in 1978, claims that the Bayern Munich boss would have jumped ship to take over the team this summer

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Former club legend Lothar Mattheus has questioned the transfer policy in Bavaria, suggesting there was better value in retaining the Germany international

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COMMENT: The Japan international moved to Old Trafford with plenty of expectation two years ago, but is set to go back to his old club with his tail between his legs

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SPECIAL REPORT: The 32-year-old midfielder joined Bayern Munich in a shock move late last week and here, Goal looks at the true motives behind the transfer

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The midfielder is impressed by the German league so far and admitted he was too tired to play the full 90 minutes against Schalke on Saturday

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The Bayern Munich coach was disappointed that his side's dominance over Schalke ended in the first half but insists they will improve after the international break

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Benedikt Howedes' second half goal cancelled out Robert Lewandowski's opener and ensured both sides shared the spoils in the Veltins Arena

Saturday 30 August 2014

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The Poland striker scored his first league goal for his new club but a Benedikt Howedes second half goal saw the two sides share the spoils

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Pep Guardiola's men are yet to show their destructive side in 2014-15 but will be hopeful that Saturday's trip to Gelsenkirchen will see them unleashed

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The Italian says the club did not want to stand in the way of the Spaniard, revealed Cristiano Ronaldo will be rested this weekend and remained vague on last-minute transfers

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The Gunners' midfielder believes the North London club have what it takes to go the distance in Europe, and doesn't believe his side need to be scared of their Group D opponents

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The Spanish midfielder completed a €10m move to the Allianz Arena this week but was coach Pep Guardiola right to persue the former Real Madrid man?

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BVB picked up their first three points of the new season with a 3-2 win at the SGL Arena but only just, after conceding twice in the final eight minutes

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Goals from Marco Reus, Sokratis and Adrian Ramos proved just enough for Die Schwarzgelben, despite two late goals from the hosts making for a nervy final few minutes in Augsburg

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A week after the opening-day defeat to Bayer Leverkusen, Jurgen Klopp's men got off the mark thanks to their fit-again Germany attacker, Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Adrian Ramos

Friday 29 August 2014

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Jurgen Klopp's men face their first away Bundesliga game of the season and will be hoping it goes better than their opening home tie, which they lost 2-0 to Bayer Leverkusen

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The coach believes the midfielder, who has "seen everything in football", will bring a lot to his Bayern side and says the transfer desire was a mutual one