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Bayern in goal fest against lowly Bochum

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FC Bayern beat second bottom of Bundesliga VfL Bochum 7-0 on Saturday, claiming top spot in the Bundesliga table for the first time this season.

Leroy Sané, Joshua Kimmich and Serge Gnabry handed Bayern a comfortable three-goal lead before Bochum’s Vasilios Lampropoulos gifted Bayern the fourth goal in the first half.

Robert Lewandowski added a fifth, to set another Bundesliga record as the first player to score in 13 successive home matches.

Kimmich soon rounded off his brace, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting sealing the final scoreline with ten minutes to go.

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The goal line would have been more as Muller’s goal in the 87th minute was ruled offside by VAR.

Bayern almost took the lead in the first minute, but Bella-Kotchap made a last-ditch tackle against Lewandowski.


Both sides had warning shots in the first ten minutes, and Bochum by no means parked the bus, but Bayern soon asserted their authority.

Sané opened the scoring when Bayern were awarded a free-kick, the Germany international curling through the wall and into the top corner of the net.

Gnabry saw a shot cleared but Bayern doubled the advantage when Sané’s low cross found Kimmich, who spun and beat keeper Manuel Riemann.

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Sané fired wide, but the scoreline reflected the gulf in class when Müller set up the charging Gnabry, who found the far corner of the net.

Müller headed wide, but a fourth goal came when Lampropoulos tried to clear the ball but put through his own goal.

The result takes FCB to the top of the table overnight. Bayern will be back in action next Friday, when they travel to face Greuther Fürth.

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Mourinho’s Roma suffer 6-1 defeat to Bodo/Glimt

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Jose Mourinho suffered one of the most embarrassing defeats in his managerial career, as Roma were demolished 6-1 by minnows Bodo/Glimt in the Europa Conference League on Thursday.

The Serie A came into the game looking to extend their 100% start in Group C.

However, Mourinho’s much-changed side were embarrassed on the artificial surface at Aspmyra Stadion in Norway.

Erik Botheim and Patrick Berg put the hosts two goals up inside 20 minutes.

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Carles Perez pulled one back, but Roma imploded after the break.

Botheim’s second restored Bodo/Glimt’s two-goal advantage and before Ola Solbakken netted a brace, either side of Amahl Pellegrino’s strike.

This is the first time a Mourinho side has conceded six times for the first time in the Portuguese’s illustrious 1,008-game managerial career.

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FIFA told to give Africa more than five World Cup slots

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South Africa head coach, Hugo Broos, has called on FIFA to consider giving Africa more than five slots, ahead of the 2022 World Cup finals.

There are only five spots available for African teams at next year’s World Cup in Qatar, while Europe for instance will take 13 of the 32 places.

Broos has led Bafana Bafana to three victories and one draw in their first four matches in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers and they are currently top of the Group G standings.

Only the group winners will advance to the next round of qualifying, where the five teams which will represent Africa will be decided.

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“It is not fair, it is easier for good teams in Europe to qualify for the World Cup than [good teams] in Africa.

“In Africa, you have Ghana, Cameroon, Nigeria, Algeria, Senegal, Morocco, Tunisia, and Egypt.

“You already have eight good teams there! I hope for 2026 this will change … it is a pity they have waited so long to do that because Africa deserves more teams,” Broos told The Citizen.

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Ronaldo saves Man Utd again, Chelsea thrash Malmo

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Cristiano Ronaldo headed in a late winner, as Manchester United came back from two goals down to beat Atalanta 3-2 in the Champions League on Wednesday night.

The Serie A side stunned Old Trafford as they raced into a 2-0 lead in the first half.

Mario Pasalic and Merih Demiral both scored as United failed to impose themselves in what was a must-win match at home.

However, after the break, Marcus Rashford and Harry Maguire pulled the Red Devils level, before Ronaldo rose highest to meet Luke Shaw’s cross.

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Jorginho scored twice from the penalty spot as Chelsea hammered Malmo 4-0 at Stamford Bridge.

Barcelona recorded their win of the season in Europe, with a 1-0 victory over Dynamo Kyiv, Bayern Munich thrashed Benfica 4-0 and Villareal beat Youngs 4-1.

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