Forgot Password

 

Register

 

Create your Connect ID

This will allow you to login to all DStv websites & applications




or
Login using
x

Email Reset

 




Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Football | Germany

Bayern ready to continue enforcing will



Bayern Munich were set to return home on Wednesday from a week-long training camp in Qatar where a final 5-0 demolition of German rivals Schalke underlined their Bundesliga title ambitions.

"We have worked very well. We are ready for the game against Fuerth," said French winger Franck Ribery, looking ahead at the January 19 league restart against the bottom club.

Coach Jupp Heynckes agreed, saying the result "was a reflection of our time in Doha" for a week of intensive training and fine-tuning for the second half of the season.

Munich hold a nine-point lead over Bayer Leverkusen in the winter break, with champions Borussia Dortmund another three points behind. They are also in the quarter-finals of the German cup and the round of 16 in the Champions League.

Mario Mandzukic's double and a second-half effort from Mario Gomez against Schalke showed Heynckes again that he has quality forwards, with Claudio Pizarro another option.

Dutch winger Arjen Robben and midfielder Luiz Gustovo are returning from injury as Munich aim to lift trophies again after two seasons without a title.

But sports director Matthias Sammer also warned during the Doha camp was only one piece of the winter-break puzzle, with a final week of training at home starting Friday after a rest day.

"That was an important chapter, an important segment - but nothing more. It's just a small, initial step on the journey towards 19 January," Sammer said. "We still have a long way to go."

Shop

Gerrard: My Autobiography
Steven Gerrard is a hero to millions, not only as the inspirational captain of Liverpool FC, but as a key member of the England team.
R152.00
Rafa: My Story
Revelatory memoir from the greatest sportsman in the world today.
R182.00
FIFA 14
Xbox 360
R549.00
Mitre Ultimatch Soccer Ball - White
A high quality football, offering high performance at both training and during football matches.
R252.00


Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Live Video Streaming

MLS - Major League Soccer - Week 20: Vancouver Whitecaps v Fc Dallas
Athletics - Day 4 - H\L
Netball - Barbados v England
Lawn Bowls - Women's Pairs Qfs/men's Sgl Qfs/open Triples B6,B7,B8 Bronze & Gold Medal Match

Sports Talk



Calvin Emeka Onwuka
Football arms race
Those of us old enough to remember the arms race and the cold war years can’t help but feel the...

Dr Errol Sweeney
World Cup refs return home 'battered and bruised'
The World Cup is over for another four years and already the post mortem has started into some...

Sunday Oliseh
What Germany did to become champs
The 2002 Japan and South Korea World Cup saw the Germans lose in the Finals to Brazil, thanks to...

Collins Okinyo
Amrouche is his own worst enemy
Thunder has struck twice with news of Harambee Stars coach Adel Amrouche being slapped with a...

Claudia Ekai
Save our Stars
First and foremost, it is not all over for Harambee Stars in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations...

Carol Radull
The Harambee Stars' secrets
A week ago Kenya’s Harambee Stars hosted Burundi in our first international friendly this year. I...