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Bayern Munich to pay for damage caused by protests at amateur club

Bayern Munich were pushed to the brink, but it was Robert Lewandowski's late strike that propelled his side past Drochtersen/Assel.
Bayern Munich's German Cup match against Drochtersen/Assel was delayed due to beach balls being thrown on the pitch.
Bayern Munich manager Niko Kovac says he's proud his club does things different from Premier League clubs as transfer fees keep rising.
Bayern Munich's Arjen Robben has praised the intensity of the training brought in by new head coach Niko Kovac.

Bayern Munich have agreed to pay for the damage caused by fans who protested against the German football association (DFB) and the German football league (DFL) during the opening-round DFB Pokal victory at amateur club Drochtersen on Saturday.

Midway through the second half of Bayern's 1-0 win, travelling fans threw beach balls and rolls of receipt paper and toilet paper onto the pitch, forcing a delay of more than five minutes to a game that was still without a goal.

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Bayern Munich could have got €150m for Robert Lewandowski - Uli Hoeness

Bayern Munich's Arjen Robben has praised the intensity of the training brought in by new head coach Niko Kovac.
Franck Ribery hailed Jerome Boateng as one of the best central defenders in the world, in spite of the German being linked with a move away from Munich.

Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has said the club could have sold star striker Robert Lewandowski for €150 million if they had been prepared to let him go.

Lewandowski's agent, Pini Zahavi, said earlier this summer that the Poland international wanted to leave, but Bayern stood firm.

"We always had control of Robert, but we didn't have any control of his agent," Hoeness told Sky.

"He [Zahavi] tried four or five times to get an appointment with [CEO] Karl-Heinz [Rummenigge], [sporting director]...

Chances of Jerome Boateng leaving Bayern Munich are '50-50' - Uli Hoeness

Franck Ribery hailed Jerome Boateng as one of the best central defenders in the world, in spite of the German being linked with a move away from Munich.
ESPN FC's Stewart Robson delves into the rumours surrounding Toby Alderweireld, Lucas Moura, Claudio Marchisio and many more in Rumour Rater.

The odds of Jerome Boateng leaving Bayern Munich are "50-50" with Paris Saint-Germain the likely destination should he move, Bayern president Uli Hoeness has said.

Boateng, 29, was linked with Manchester United earlier this summer but a deal could not be reached before the English transfer deadline.

But with the window still open for French, German and Spanish clubs to sign players until the end of the month, the centre-back's exit from Bayern remains a possibility.

"Jerome has told [Bayern chairman]...

Bayern Munich struggle past minnows Drochtersen/Assel in German Cup

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Bayern Munich were embarrassed by fourth-tier Drochtersen/Assel as they only managed a 1-0 win in the German Cup on Saturday.

Bayern, who have won six straight Bundesliga crowns, went into the match against the village team (who have a population of 11,500) as heavy favourites under new head coach Niko Kovac.

The starting XI for Bayern was virtually full strength and included the likes of Robert Lewandowski, Mats Hummels, Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben.

But, despite having the lion's share of possession,...