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Matthaus: Bayern players are losing belief in Guardiola

Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola has been criticised by club favourite Lothar Matthaus as speculation continues to link him with clubs including Manchester City.

Lothar Matthaus has not been impressed with Bayern Munich lately. Credit: PA

Since wrapping up the Bundesliga title, Bayern have lost their Champions League semi-final first leg 3-0 to Barcelona, gone out of the DFB-Pokal on penalties to Borussia Dortmund and lost league games to Bayer Leverkusen and Augsburg.

And Matthaus told Sky Deutschland:

Guardiola has already said that their season is over and he's been rotating his team so much that he's unsettling the team.

His team no longer has the stability they had for over eight months, enchanting football fans up and down Germany.

It seems the players are losing a bit of belief in the coach, and he hadn't expected that.

– Bayern Munich legend Lothar Matthaus

Bayern's Lewandowski suffers horrific injury

Lewandowski collided with Dortmund goalkeeper Langerak. Credit: PA

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has suffered an horrific injury after colliding with Dortmund goalkeeper Mitch Langerak - breaking his upper jaw and nose as well as a concussion.

Lewandowski, however, has taken to Twitter to reveal his hope that he will be fit for the upcoming Champions League clash with Barcelona.

Borussia Dortmund ended Bayern Munich's dreams of a treble by beating Pep Guardiola's men in the semi-final of the DFB-Pokal in a dramatic penalty shoot-out.

Lewandowski had put Bayern in front and they appeared to be cruising until Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang levelled in the 75th minute.

Arjen Robben came and went with an injury ending his brief involvement in the game and he's since been ruled out for the rest of the season.

Dortmund ended the game with 10 men after Kevin Kampl was sent off in extra-time.

The real drama was to unfold in the penalty shoot-out, though, with Philipp Lahm and Xabi Alonso both slipping and Mario Gotze's penalty saved before Manuel Neuer sent his spot-kick against the crossbar with Dortmund netting only two of their three penalties to go through.


Uefa charge Guardiola for supporting dead journalist

Bayern Munich's boss Pep Guardiola has been charged by Uefa for wearing a T-shirt promoting a campaign for justice surrounding the death of an Argentine journalist.

The t-shirt in question. Credit: Twitter

Guardiola wore the T-shirt stating "Justica para Topo" at a press conference before the second leg of the Champions League match against Porto.

It relates to a campaign, backed also by Lionel Messi, calling for an investigation into the death of journalist Topo Lopez in a car accident at the World Cup.

His car was reportedly smashed into by a vehicle driven by two suspected criminals, being pursued by the police.

Uefa's regulations prohibit the use of "sporting events for manifestations of a non-sporting nature" and the governing body has charged Guardiola with an "incident of non-sporting nature".

Porto boss Julian Lopetegui has also been charged following his dismissal from the bench during the 6-1 win by Bayern.

The cases will be dealt with by Uefa's disciplinary body on 21 May.

Bayern Munich doctor quits after argument

Hans-Wilhelm Muller-Wohlfahrt has quit the club. Credit: PA

Bayern Munich's club doctor Hans-Wilhelm Muller-Wohlfahrt has resigned with immediate effect after almost four decades at the club.

Muller-Wohlfahrt, also the doctor of the Germany national team for several decades, said in a statement that the "relationship of trust has been damaged" as he and three of his assistants left the record German champions.

The 72-year-old felt his team had been "made responsible for the defeat (to Porto) for inexplicable reasons," reported.

Bayern were without five key players for the 3-1 defeat in Portugal with Franck Ribery, Arjen Robben, David Alaba, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Javi Martinez all currently sidelined.

Coach Pep Guardiola is understood not to be completely satisfied with Dr Muller-Wohlfahrt's work, although he has not publicly pointed the finger at him.

Last year, Guardiola advised Thiago Alcantara to seek treatment in Spain at his own preferred doctor rather than follow Dr Muller-Wohlfahrt's advice.

Bayern Munich thrash Hamburg 8-0

Cruise control for Bayern against Hamburg. Credit: Peter Kneffel/DPA/Press Association

Bayern Munich inflicted another massive defeat on Hamburg at the Allianz Arena to remain on course to retain the title in Germany.

Two years after thrashing Hamburg 9-2 at home, Bayern went goal crazy again as braces from Thomas Muller, Arjen Robben and Mario Gotze plus strikes from Robert Lewandowski and Franck Ribery saw the reigning champions run out 8-0 winners.

The victory keeps Bayern eight points clear at the top of the Bundesliga.

Wolfsburg thrash Bayern Munich to keep Bundesliga dreams alive

It was a night to forget for Bayern boss Guardiola. Credit: Reuters

Wolfsburg boosted their hopes of catching Bayern Munich at the top of the Bundesliga by inflicting the defending champions' first league defeat this season in some style on Friday night.

Bas Dost and Kevin De Bruyne grabbed a brace each as Wolfsburg romped to a fully deserved 4-1 win over Pep Guardiola's men, whose consolation was netted by Juan Bernat.

Wolfsburg's spectacular win reduces their arrears on Bayern at the top of the table to eight points as the Bavarians conceded as many on one night as they had done in the entire first half of the season.

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