Bayern, who also gave David Alaba some playing time in the second half, promptly resumed control of possession and extended their advantage as Bernat converted Thomas Muller’s disguised throughball with 17 minutes to play.
After setting Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg up for the game’s first chance, Robben embarked on a personal quest to open the scoring.
With his work done, Robben was replaced at the break by Arturo Vidal and the Chilean added Bayern’s second, before Juan Bernat completed a comfortable victory.
His first effort thudded against a post and the second was well saved by Patrick Wiegers, but the Netherlands international made it third time lucky with a calm finish after 17 minutes.
Dresden enjoyed fleeting attacks of their own, Niklas Kreuzer forcing a reflex save out of Sven Ulreich.
Substitute goalkeeper Tom Starke kept Bayern’s two-goal advantage intact with a superb reaction save to keep out Tim Vayrynen’s bullet header on the hour.
With a league clash against Hoffenheim on the horizon, Guardiola withdrew Robben and Lahm at the break but introduced Vidal as one of four changes – and the move paid dividends three minutes into the second half.
Pascal Testroet sent the Dresden fans home happy with a late consolation, the forward rounding Starke to score with four minutes to play, but Bayern’s win was never in any doubt.
The lively Hojbjerg was allowed time and space to roll a pass into the Chile international, who applied the finish – albeit with the aid of a deflection.
Guardiola made nine changes from the side that opened the Bundesliga campaign with a 5-0 win over Hamburg, with only Robben and Philipp Lahm retaining their places in the starting XI.
That meant valuable game time for some of Bayern’s squad players, but it was Robben who impressed early on with piercing runs behind the Dresden defence.
The Dutchman continued his recovery from recent muscular problems by opening the scoring before further goals from new signing Arturo Vidal and full-back Juan Bernat
Arjen Robben gave Pep Guardiola plenty to smile about by looking back to his fluent best during a first-half cameo in Bayern Munich’s 3-1 friendly win over Dynamo Dresden.
The Netherlands international netted the opening goal on a rain-sodden Monday evening in Dresden, capping an impressive 45 minutes as he continued to build up his fitness after a muscular problem.
“But everything at the right time. It also put second place in danger with Gladbach four points behind on 57 in third.
Bayern, domestic double winners last season, face Guardiola’s old club Barcelona in the Champions League semi-finals next month and have also reached the German Cup last four where they take on Borussia Dortmund next week.. “Today is a very happy day.”
Standings P W D L F A Pts C1 Bayern Munich 30 24 4 2 77 13 76 2 VfL Wolfsburg 30 18 7 5 63 32 61 3 Borussia Moenchengladbach 30 16 9 5 45 22 57 ————————- 4 Bayer Leverkusen 30 15 10 5 57 32 55
* Have lost just twice in 30 games
Second-bottom Paderborn squandered a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 against Werder Bremen in the only other game on Sunday to join Hamburg SV, who are in the relegation playoff spot after their 3-2 home win over Augsburg on Saturday, on 28 points.
* Bayern claim 25th German league title
Bayern have lost twice so far and conceded 13 goals in 30 matches, a record for this stage of the Bundesliga.
“You can compare the 25th title to a silver anniversary,” Germany great and honorary Bayern president Franz Beckenbauer said. They have 76 points from 30 games ahead of Wolfsburg on 61.
They took charge from the start as rivals Borussia Dortmund, last season’s runners-up, imploded, with Wolfsburg emerging only briefly as title contenders before the gap to the top grew even more.
* Guardiola’s side conceded only 13 goals (Writes through, adds details)
“It’s amazing to win three league titles in three years with Bayern,” midfielder Javi Martinez, one of those sidelined with injury for months this season, wrote on Twitter. “They played an outstanding first half of the season despite the energy-sapping World Cup. The Bavarians, who are in the Champions League and German Cup semi-finals, have an unassailable 15-point lead with four games left after VfL Wolfsburg lost at Borussia Moenchengladbach on Sunday to hand them a third straight league title.
Bayern beat Hertha Berlin 1-0 on Saturday but had to put the champagne on ice until after second-placed Wolfsburg’s match. A 25th title needs special mention.”
By Karolos Grohmann
“Have no doubt, we will have big celebrations,” Rummenigge said. Then we will party.” (Reporting by Karolos Grohmann; Editing by Ken Ferris)
The Bundesliga title is the second for Bayern coach Pep Guardiola in his second season at the club, as the Spaniard chases a repeat of the league, cup and Champions League treble they won months before he arrived in 2013.
“It is something magnificent to defend our title and I can only congratulate our coach and players,” said Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge in a statement.
BERLIN, April 26 (Reuters) – Holders Bayern Munich claimed their 25th German league title on Sunday without kicking a ball — the first of what they hope will be three trophies this season as they chase a repeat of their 2013 success.
Despite being plagued by injuries to key players throughout the season, including Bastian Schweinsteiger, Franck Ribery and Philipp Lahm, Bayern showed nerves of steel as they dismantled every domestic opposition in the league.
“They did it extremely well in a year after a World Cup where many of our players were competing.”
Gladbach’s Max Kruse scored in the 90th minute for a 1-0 victory that ended any mathematical chance of Wolfsburg catching the Bavarians
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The obvious differences are that the players are kitted out with snorkels and masks, and the puck is much heavier than the regular ones (3 lb). Estonian lifts, wherein the woman wraps her legs around the man’s shoulders and holds his waist, are usually preferred by competitors. Apart from the aforementioned mobile phone throwing, this includes the Olympic throwing events, rocks, hubcaps, toilet seats, and pretty much anything you can come up with.
One from my personal bucket list, this sport is wildly popular in Spain, Portugal, Mexico, and France. Great fun, and definitely the best way of getting the boring job of laundry done!
No, I am not messing with you, this is an actual sport! And as four-time world champion Taisto Miettinen will no doubt testify, it is quite a big deal.
The rules of this sport are very simple: male competitors must carry their wife (or any woman more than 17 years of age and weighing more than 49 kg) on their back across a 253.5 m obstacle course. The luge can be a mere pastime, or a mock competition within or between families.
Variants of Soccer
Like the magical version, the capture of the snitch ends the game. World Cups and finals of such sports often break TV viewership records; the Super Bowl, the final of the UEFA Champions League, and the final of the FIFA World Cup are some of the most watched programs in the history of television.
On the other end of the scale, there are some sports which are participated in and followed by not tens of hundreds of thousands, but by tens and hundreds and thousands.
Forget Dancing with the Stars, dancing with your dog is the latest trend! Dog dancing is a duet between the dog and its owner, accomplished by a variety of obedience commands and tricks. 1 sepak takraw can be great fun if both you and your opponent are enthusiastic about (and good at) ball sports, and 4- or 5-member teams can accommodate families.
Sepak takraw emerged in southeastern Asia, and countries from the region still maintain a firm stranglehold on the sport’s world meets. Sepak takraw is a combination of volleyball and soccer, played with a ball smaller than either and made of natural fiber. The format is quite simple, but quite simply terrifying. In a rather innovative improvisation, volleyballs are used as the quaffle, while dodgeballs are used as the rogue, nasty bludgers. Competitors are given a snorkel and have to wade through marshy, muddy bogs.
Here’s a list of some of the wackiest, funkiest, and weirdest sports in the world.
A combination of soccer and cricket, this is played with a football and the same rules as cricket, except you bowl, bat, and field with your foot! Baseball can also be played in this quirky fashion.
Soccer can be made much more fun by introducing rules such as ‘no backpasses’, or imposing a limit on the amount of time (or touches) a player can hold on to the ball before passing it.
Although this game caught on among the young and the restless thanks to its inclusion of beer, it can be played with the whole family with any other drink.
Definitely not two words one would expect to find in unison. This technique can also be applied to other racquet sports, such as badminton, table tennis, or squash.
This sport consists of, quite literally, the popular game of hockey played underwater. However, the actual process of filming is quite risky, since the players move unpredictably and can actually be inadvertently impeded by the filming equipment.
Players hold two racquets, one in each hand. Like the ice sport, lugers lie on the sled face-up, and steer via their calves, or elbows.
While luge is one of the most dangerous ice sports, it is much safer on roads (although the sleds can reach dangerous speeds of more than 90 mph if the gradient is too sharp). The female competitor must wear a helmet, and is allowed to hold on to the man in any way she chooses. And that’s not all. In addition to mobile phones, Lawrence University also hosted a rotary phone throwing competition for three years until 2007.
Variants of Polo
Competitors in this sport are judged by the accuracy of their throws and the distance they manage to throw their aboriginal tools.
As can be fathomed from the name, this game combines jogging and juggling.
If you still can’t quite find your niche quirk in any of these sports, let your imagination run free. The players are allowed to use any part of their body, and a total of 5 touches are allowed before the ball is returned. Street luge, or road luge, is accomplished via a luge sled propelled by gravity. Chess boxing is a sport that combines the mental taxation and rigor of chess with the brutality and physical exertion of boxing. And remember, sports are, in essence, a fun way to ‘recharge your batteries’ after a dreadful day, or a hectic, tiring week; so have fun!
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Such sports are either peculiar to a very particular region, too complicated to follow for the masses, or just too plain crazy to catch on. However, like soccer, use of hands is considered a foul. The dog’s ability to heel with its dancing master is the primary criterion in scoring.
This is primarily a pastime rather than a competitive sport, but many competitions now exist to fulfill and even reward many owners’ desire to dance with their canine buddies.
Monster Truck Rallying
This sport originated in Finland and is notorious for the nature of its prizes: in the world championships, the winner receives his female companion’s body weight — often more than 50-55 kg — in beer!!
Fist Softball. Since the crux of the action is underwater, it can be boring for spectators — especially at junior levels — to follow the game. Bossaball ‘fields’ have a designated spot for trampolines, to help the players achieve more height and hit more effective spikes!
The rules of bossaball largely resemble those of volleyball: each team has to land the ball — a bossaball is very similar to a volleyball, and even volleyballs can be used — over the net in the opponent’s area to win points. Because the cheese gets a head start, even the victor very rarely outstrips it.
Competitors can enter in four categories — mustache, sideburns, full beard, and partial beard — and are judged by the length and aesthetics of their facial hairstyle.
Lawn Mower Racing
This is a sport for extremely fit and extremely talented ball players. The highly acrobatic nature of the sport, as well as the breakneck pace at which it is played, has resulted in it becoming popular in the West in a very short time.
This is a quite popular sport in the States, where there are many associations that hold regional championships. Because of the extra weight, the puck can be lifted while passing, but it always eventually drops down to the surface.
The teams consist of 6 players and 4 substitutes. Teams consist of 3 chasers, 2 beaters, a keeper, and a seeker. Participants can either roll down a hill, or gambol around on a level plane in a much more controlled fashion. Currently, a majority of chess boxing events are held in Berlin and London, the two hotbeds of the sport. The snitch runner, who is dressed in yellow or gold, is allowed to hide beyond the playing field (usually within the entire campus of the institution hosting the game), and is sought by the two seekers.
Summing up, it’s a sport for grownups, played on inflatables and trampolines. While volleyball is played on regulation surfaces, bossaball is played on a rectangular inflatable. It is also becoming increasingly popular in France, the Netherlands, the USA, Scandinavia, and India.
While not quite a Sunday-afternoon pastime with friends, this is one crazy sport to dabble with if you fancy yourself as a brawny nerd, or a brainy jock.
Bossaball is a weird and entertaining sibling of volleyball — think Amy or Jill to Rachel. 1 v. Participants (aged 18 or older) run along a designated route in a town, while being chased by raging bulls, with the route flanked by buildings and barricades! The bull run in the Spanish city of Pamplona is world-famous.
It’s a must-try if you are hooked to the addictive rush of adrenaline.
While this sport is popular among enthusiasts, efforts are underway to make underwater hockey more appealing to the masses. Like volleyball, the first to gather 25 points wins (provided they have a lead of at least two points). This variant of baseball requires much smaller playing areas — a backyard will do just fine.
Build your own model plane, and indulge in races and friendly dogfights with your friends.
In parts of south Asia, polo is played on the back of elephants. Effectively, each team plays against the other two!
Go absolutely mad for a day, and compete with others in binging! We all are game for some gluttony.
Model Plane Racing
This can include virtually any object. If you’re planning a vacation in the region, don’t miss the experience of this equestrian sport from a much higher vantage point!
Bicycle polo is a much more affordable, safer, and easier variant of polo. Competitively, sepak takraw is played either in teams of three or in pairs, but the number can be changed for recreational play. The hockey sticks in underwater hockey are much shorter than their ice- or field-hockey counterparts, usually measuring less than a foot (excluding the handle).
Played in teams of six, one member sits on a bed, while the other five push it to the finish line.
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Invented in India, this sport is a combination of basketball and handball, and is played on inline skates!
Race other participants and a large chunk of cheese down a hill in a bid to be the first to catch the latter. Piggyback carrying is also allowed and popular among amateurs, but is usually not used in major events.
The popular game of rock-paper-scissors even has its own world championship! It’s the same game, except with a chance to win a whopping $7000 Canadian dollars!
Competitive mobile throwing emerged in Finland in 2000, and it is becoming increasingly popular elsewhere, including the US. Although they aren’t universally popular, some of these sports are quite possibly the best way to spend a wacky Sunday!
This is the road version of the popular ice sport, luge. It is played via alternating rounds of boxing and chess, and can be won by an outright victory in either sport — a knockout or a checkmate — or a combined decision at the end.
This sport was invented in France and enjoys considerable support in Germany and England. Invented in 2005 at Middlebury College in Vermont, the sport follows the same rules as the magical version. Underwater filming is one solution, allowing spectators to view the game in its full intensity. Like volleyball and the aforementioned bossaball, each team tries to land the ball in the other team’s half, thereby earning them a point. Sports like soccer, football, basketball, baseball, and cricket are global behemoths, producing turnovers of billions every year and followed religiously all over the world. They are constructed in two layers, with the air cushion between the layers serving as the primary protection. There are 4 disciplines in this ‘sport’: Original (over-the-shoulder throw), Freestyle (extra points for acrobatic or well-choreographed throws), Team original (distances of three individuals added together to give a team score), and Junior (age 12 and below).
The phones can either be brought by the competitor (as long as they weigh more than 220 g), chosen from a given range by the competitor, or uniformly provided by the organizers of the event.
In the US, Mobile Throwing Championships have been held since 2008. Teams are composed of 4 players, although the number can be changed when the play is just recreational. Zorbing can even be a competitive sport — we all love tumbling, and what can make it even more fun than the added incentive of racing against your friends?
Sports are one of the oldest forms of mass entertainment and are one of the most popular and profitable careers today. The world is your playground — literally, in this case! Tweak sports you know quite well, get acquainted with new sports, and set about messing them up with complicated and hilarious rules. Malaysia and Thailand, the founders and powerhouses of the game, named the sport by picking one word from either language — sepak means ‘kick’ in Malay, and takraw means ‘ball’ in Thai.
Mobile Phone Throwing
No, not the one where you fly on brooms, trick your keeper into believing he has taken a gulp of liquid luck, and seek flying golden objects that can also be used to surreptitiously store deathly hallows; muggle technology has not reached quite that level of sophistication (yet).
Fortunately, there is a muggle equivalent for the fictional magical sport: muggle quidditch. While the dog is not expected to perform complicated ‘dance’ moves, jumps or loops are appreciated. Like the magical version, there are three goals for each team, positioned at heights of 1 m, 1.4 m, and 2 m. It doesn’t get much better, does it?
Zorbing is quickly becoming a favorite pastime in the US, and it’s not hard to see why.
‘Zorbs’ are human equivalents of hamster balls, constructed from plastic. And here’s the rule that makes the experience much more ‘magical’ — all players have to carry a broomstick between their legs for the whole duration of the match!
Instead of metal sluggers and hard baseballs, the pitcher bowls a soft ball, such as a tennis ball, or a sponge ball, and the hitter hits it with his fist. If a player manages to win a point with his/her foot, more points are awarded for the ‘soccer touch’ than for the regular ‘volley touch’.
Any team ball game can be turned into a bewilderingly fun variant by adding an extra team in the mix. This is a competitive sport, but can also be enjoyed with your friends, or family.
Get some B-I-G wheels, and go crazy over muddy terrain!
Here’s a hint — it is exactly what the name says. The fastest to mow a given patch of lawn wins.
This consists of perfectly ironing your clothes while doing physically engaging activities, such as surfing. The snitch is carried by a neutral party, known as the snitch runner
Carlos Bacca missed Milans first real chance of the game early in the second half, shooting narrowly wide with the outside of his right foot from just inside the Bayern penalty area.
Moments later, Bayern deservedly took the lead when a sweeping move ended with a shot from Bernat that deflected sharply off the foot of Cristian Zapata, leaving Milan goalkeeper Diego Lopez with no chance.
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg should have doubled the lead just three minutes later when a Costa cross flashed across the face of Lopezs goal, but the Danes attempt to score with his chest hit the post.
Costa then launched an audacious 30-yard shot over the crossbar, before another Bayern break put the him through for a one-on-one with Lopez, and the Milan keeper was only able to parry Costas shot, but his blushes were spared as the Brazilian fired the rebound over the bar.
Guardiolareplaced Costa and Vidal with Thomas Muller and Lewandowski for the second half, protecting his new signings ahead of the new Bundesliga campaign.
The spat overshadowed what was a brilliant Bayern performance, in which Douglas Costa showed exactly why Guardiola signed him as he inspired his new team in the first half.
Bayern were right back on top in the final stages of the game, and they ensured that the result better reflected their dominance when Lewandowski linked up withGotze, who applied asimple finish from 15 yards.
Sinisa Mihajlovic’s men were eaily swept aside, although the big talking point from the match was Pep Guardiola’s half-time row with Nigel de Jong
Pep Guardiola was involved inhalf-time spat with AC Milans Nigel de Jong as Bayern Munich ran out 3-0 winners in a heated Audi Cup clash.
The Bayern coach was infuriated by a first-half challenge fromDe Jong that prompted him to haul Joshua Kimmich off the field immediately, and Guardiola beratedthe Dutchman as the players left the pitch at the interval.
Milan angeredGuardiola with a number of uncompromising challenges, beforethe Bayern coach pulled Kimmich off after 21 minutes, following a crunching challenge from De Jong.
With five minutes left, Lewandowski was on hand to smash home from Muller’s pass, following a defensive errorby Alex that will have disappointed Mihajlovic.
De Jong almost enraged Guardiola further when he went close with a sweetly-struck volley from 30 yards, and at the other end Zapata came close to putting the ball in his own net as he flicked Rafinhas cross out of play.
Costa provided an assist for Juan Bernats opening goal and went close to scoring on a number of occasionsin an explosive 45-minute display.
Mario Gotze’s second-half strike and Robert Lewandowski’s late thirdconfirmed the Bundesliga champions’ place in the Audi Cup final, where they will face Real Madrid, but Guardiola will be hoping for a fixture with less needle thanthis one.
Guardiola gave a first Bayern start to Arturo Vidal and Milanfound themselves under pressure within the first 10 minutes -Costa goingwithin inches of a spectacular opener with a free kick that dipped just over the crossbar from 20 yards.
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The game was played at the Etihad Stadium, home of Man City, and still, the Italian team managed a tie, despite being slight underdogs.
The Italian club team tied the game 19 minutes later.
Man City is scheduled to play PFC CSKA Moskva on Oct. The Italian team stays undefeated with a win and tie thus far in Group E, while Man City has not accomplished a victory yet.
The first team to score was Man City, which was very early on in the game. Totti’s goal would be the last at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday afternoon.
The game ended a 1-1 tie, but the tie favored Roma more than it did for Man City. The tie put Man City in third place in the group, while the Italian team garners second place. 21, while AS Roma will face the leader of the group, Bayern. The home team took the lead but had problems finding the net for the rest of the game.
. Only the top two teams from each group continues to the knock-out rounds.
The English team has suffered a loss and tie thus far in the UEFA Champions League. In the 4th minute, Man City was given a penalty taken by Argentine striker Sergio Aguero. Veteran striker Francesco Totti found the net for the Roman sqaud. The leader of the group is German powerhouse FC Bayern Munich, while Russian team PFC CSKA Moskva straggles behind in fourth.
AS Roma tied Manchester City 1-1 on Tuesday afternoon in a Group E game in the UEFA Champions League
It will be the third Champions League final in the past four years for Bayern Munich, who lost in the final in 2010 and 2012. However, the deadlock was broken in the second half when Arjen Robben cut into the middle and smacked a left-footed shot that eluded Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdés, high and inside of the far post. Four minutes later, Thomas Mueller headed in Franck’s cross to make it 7-0 on aggregate.
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. In the first leg of the match, Barcelona was kept off-balance by counterattacks led by Arjen Robben. The first 45 minutes ended scoreless. The former Real Madrid player burst creating a three-on-three attack but his decision to shoot with team-mates well placed allowed Alex Song to block. In the 72th minute, Franck Ribery crossed and Gerard Pique hammered the ball past his own keeper for the second. The champion of Germany’s Bundesliga is now headed to Wembley Stadium in London to face its domestic rival, Borussia Dortmund, in the final on May 25.
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Gerard Pique inadvertently added to Barcelona’s humiliation as he could only connect with Franck Ribery’s dangerous cross with his knee to divert it beyond Victor Valdés and into the back of the net.
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Lionel Messi never budged from the bench due to a hamstring injury during the game on Wednesday.
A fine Arjen Robben strike, a Gerard Pique own goal and a Thomas Mueller header ended any lingering hopes of a Barcelona comeback in a 3-0 victory for Bayern Munich at the Camp Nou stadium on Wednesday, May 1, 2013.
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Bayern Munich had an outstanding game at the Camp Nou stadium as they defeated Barcelona 3-0 and 7-0 on aggregate in the UEFA Champions League semifinal series on Wednesday (May 1, 2013)