Munich Live News
Watch Munich live news online to stay abreast of the latest happenings in the city. Germany’s captain Sven Ulreich has been absent from training due to a COVID-19 infection, Corentin Tolisso has been ruled out of Dortmund’s match against Hertha Magath, and the German foreign minister supports supplying heavy weapons to Ukraine. This week, the German government has been under pressure to come to a quick conclusion on Ukraine’s ongoing conflict, and this news has been causing a lot of angst and anxiety for fans and players alike.
Bayern Munich’s captain Sven Ulreich misses training due to COVID-19 infection
Bayern Munich captain Sven Ulreich missed training on Wednesday after a test result showed he is free from the COVID-19 infection. Ulreich has only featured twice for Neuer this season, most recently in the 2-1 defeat to Borussia Monchengladbach. He is expected to return to training next week and is hopeful to be fit to face VfL Bochum on Saturday.
While Ulreich is expected to be fit and able to play in Wednesday’s match against Gladbach, his absence may put the team’s Champions League tie against Red Bull Salzburg in doubt. Jamal Musiala, Benjamin Pavard and Kingsley Coman have all missed training as well. Bayern Munich have made no official announcement on Ulreich’s absence.
With Ulreich out of action, there is uncertainty in the club’s midfield. The club is reportedly seeking reinforcements in the midfield area and have been linked with Ryan Gravenberch from the Dutch side Ajax. The club has also looked for a permanent solution in central midfield by retraining offensive talent Jamiala Musiala.
Corentin Tolisso ruled out for Dortmund
There is an unsettling feeling at the Bundesliga club after the news that midfielder Corentin Tolisso has been ruled out for the rest of the season. The 26-year-old has been plagued with injuries in the past three seasons, and has already missed two full seasons in a row. The midfielder’s absence from the Dortmund team is not only a concern for the club, but also for France coach Didier Deschamps, who has been unable to make full use of Tolisso’s talent.
The same cannot be said for the other midfielder, Giovanni Reyna, who was ruled out for the rest of the season on Friday. Reyna had returned from a five-month injury layoff last week and played only two minutes against Stuttgart. He will miss the Villarreal match, as well as a couple of Bundesliga games in the meantime. However, the club’s current midfield situation is not entirely bleak.
The fourth official made an error in the match at the end of the first half and allowed Freiburg to play with 12 men after a fourth-half appeal. The fourth official displayed the wrong number on Coman’s shirt and he played on. However, the penalty was waved away. This resulted in Bayern winning 4-1. With two wins from two matches, this result is a good result for Dortmund.
Hertha Magath takes charge of team until end of season
Hertha’s new head coach is a seasoned professional with a wealth of experience in the German league. Nevertheless, the club’s poor form has exposed the divisions at the top. While club president Werner Gegenbauer is criticised for his poor management, Magath has pledged to improve the club’s fortunes. The new coach has signed a contract until the end of the season, a considerable length of time in which to take charge.
Magath replaces Tayfun Korkut, who was dismissed after five consecutive defeats. With Hertha in the relegation zone, Magath will have a tough task. He will be unveiled at a press conference on Monday, before the first game against Hoffenheim. Magath will not be the first manager of the Bundesliga club, so he will need to prove himself as a good coach.
During the interwar years, tensions between the western Allies and the Soviets created chaos in Berlin’s football landscape. As a result, Hertha was banned from playing against East German teams in 1949-50. In addition, Hertha took on players and a coach from the Dresden club SG Friedrichstadt. This forced the club to play in the newly formed DDR-Liga.
German foreign minister supports supplying heavy weapons to Ukraine
A group of MPs from the Greens and Liberals in Germany have said that the German foreign minister should have ordered more heavy weapons for Ukraine six weeks ago. These politicians have also called on Scholz to stop breaking promises and to step up his support for German heavy weapons delivery to Ukraine. However, Scholz has remained quiet about this issue. In the past, the German government has listed several reasons why it cannot send heavy weapons to Ukraine.
The decision by Scholz is highly unlikely to pass without opposition from the Parliament. The German government is under pressure to deliver heavy weapons because Ukraine needs them because of the Russian offensive in the east. Germany is losing political capital within NATO and the EU because of its dithering. This policy is not likely to end well for the Ukrainian people, so Scholz is right to back up his decision. But other European countries will not be fooled by such a decision.
Germany has reached a deal with its eastern European partners to supply Ukraine with more heavy weapons. The country will provide Ukraine with Panzerhaubitze 2000 tanks and train Ukrainian soldiers to use them. Baerbock argues that the German government should not rush into such a deal. Rather, it should pause and carefully consider its options. So, if the Ukrainian government is truly committed to fighting Russia, it needs to make sure it is armed with the latest heavy weapons.
Flooding in South Africa kills more than 300
More than 300 people have died in floods in South Africa. In one city alone, heavy rains and landslides have swept away thousands of homes. Roads, bridges, and other infrastructure have been destroyed, leaving behind a desolate landscape. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa visited the province, where search teams continue to find more bodies. The President promised to take immediate action to assist those affected by the floods.
The floods started early last week, burying homes, collapsing bridges, and blocking key roads. Flood waters reached the Port of Durban, rendering it impassable for emergency services. Residents are helping their neighbors dig out of flooded homes and police vehicles are picking up dead bodies. Power lines and water shortages have further fuelled residents’ concerns. The provincial government estimates that more than $100 million worth of infrastructure has been damaged.
The floods are linked to climate change, making the situation even worse. Because of the onset of climate change, these events are likely to continue. Fortunately, there are steps that can be taken to prepare for such events. For now, though, scientists are warning that more severe storms are likely to occur in the future. In South Africa, officials are urging people to stay alert and make sure their home is safe.
Bayern Munich appeals result of 4-1 loss to Freiburg
The Bundesliga club Freiburg has appealed the result of their 4-1 loss to Bayern Munich. This is because a fourth official’s mistake resulted in Freiburg playing with 12 men for a short period of time. While Kingsley Coman and Corentin Tolisso were supposed to be substituted, the fourth official erroneously displayed Kingsley Coman’s number. Coman remained on the pitch for those few seconds. The fourth official was not able to call for a substitution, causing Freiburg to play with 12 men.
According to the German Football Association (DFB), the 4-1 result is still valid despite Freiburg’s appeal. The UEFA and the German Football Association have ruled that the outcome remains as it was. This decision comes after Freiburg launched an appeal after the game because they argued that the mistake was the fault of the referee’s team and Bayern cannot be held responsible for it. The German Football Association’s sport court ruled that Freiburg had committed culpable misconduct by fielding an ineligible player. Freiburg have now accepted the decision of the federation.
The DFB has appointed former FIFA referee Knut Kircher as a referee observer for the match. He blamed the fourth official Arno Blos and assistant Benedikt Kempkes for the error. They claim that Dingert should have shown a yellow card to Coman for entering the pitch as the 12th Bayern player. The decision is not final, however, and the losing team may appeal the decision to the German federal court.
Hertha Berlin slips into direct relegation place
Hertha Berlin are in a relegation dogfight and it appears as if their relegation fears are about to be confirmed. The team lost 2-1 to Greuther Furth on Tuesday and were also defeated by Jovetic. Nkunku scored one of the goals in the game, but his team is in danger of going down to the bottom if they do not turn their form around soon.
FCA’s early attack was thwarted by a series of defensive errors. In the 40th minute, a long ball from Iago found Dorsch, who played the through ball to Vargas. But Vargas’ header was off-time and wide. Leipzig equalised through Dayot Upamecano and Emil Forsberg, but Hertha were unable to capitalize on their chances. Zeefuik was substituted after the half and was sent off after receiving two yellow cards in five minutes. Marcel Sabitzer’s late penalty made Hertha occupy the last two places in the table.
Hertha Berlin, the oldest club in Germany, is just one place ahead of Stuttgart in the standings. Although the club has struggled this season, they still remain one point above the relegation zone. It is a major blow for Hertha’s relegation hopes, as the team has not won any of its last five games. Despite the poor season, Hertha has played in six different leagues, a record that has been hampered by a number of factors, including the fact that it has lost the last four home games.