Pep Guardiola: hoping to guide German champions Bayern into the last four again.  Photograph: Rafael Marchante/Reuters

Bayern Munich flew to Portugal yesterday for what they expect to be a serious test of their Champions League credentials against Benfica tonight. A 1(...)

 Xabi Alonso set to move to Bayern Munich. Photograph: Franklin/Bongarts/Getty Images

German champions Bayern Munich are close to signing former World and European champion Xabi Alonso from Champions League winners Real Madrid. The 32-y(...)

Pep Guardiola  of Bayern Munich talks to a ball girl next to club mascot ‘Berni’ the bear at Bayern Munich’s Allianz Arena. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

Keepie-uppie in a three-piece suit is never an easy look to pull off, especially if your partner is Berni, a 6ft fluffy bear in red shorts. But after (...)