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Zinedine Zidane marked his return to the Real Madrid dugout with a victory although Lionel Messi again stole the show in Spain with a magnificent hat-trick as Barcelona continued their march towards the La Liga title.
James Rodriguez's future continues to be shrouded in doubt. The Colombian has recently said that he still has a lot of matches to play before deciding on his future, and that he never had problems with Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane.
Bayern Munich needed to win to stay top of the Bundesliga and Kovac's side, a wounded animal after their Champions League exit, did not take long to make their mark against Mainz thanks to goals from Lewandowki and James in the opening half-hour.
Receiving praise from Franz Beckenbauer, 'Der Kaiser' of German football, is like being knighted by the king, according to Jurgen Klopp.
Bayern Munich's under-fire coach Niko Kovac is urging his side to take their Champions League frustrations out on Sunday's opponents Mainz to stay ahead in the Bundesliga title race.
For the first time in a decade all four Premier League teams have made it through to the quarter finals of the Champions League. For the first time in 13 years not a single Bundesliga team has managed to make it to the last eight.
Robert Lewandowski blasted Bayern Munich's tactics in their defeat to Liverpool, but Niko Kovac disagrees with his striker's assessment.
Bayern are back on top of the Bundesliga, but club bosses plan to clean out their ageing squad whoseÂ shortcomings were brutally exposed by Liverpool in the Champions League.
Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti and Bayern Munich winger Kingsley Coman return to the France squad named on Thursday as the World Cup winners prepare for the start of their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign.
Bayern Munich made their earliest Champions League exit since the 2010-11 season, much to the frustration of star Robert Lewandowski.