Previous
Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
Sevilla FC
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Internacional
Independiente Santa Fe
10:30 PM GMT
Leg 2Aggregate: 0 - 1
Game Details
Cruzeiro
River Plate
1:00 AM GMT May 28, 2015
Leg 2Aggregate: 1 - 0
Game Details
Seattle Sounders FC
Colorado Rapids
2:00 AM GMT May 28, 2015
Game Details
LA Galaxy
Real Salt Lake
2:30 AM GMT May 28, 2015
Game Details
Portland Timbers
DC United
2:30 AM GMT May 28, 2015
Game Details
Gamba Osaka
FC Seoul
3
2
FT
Game Details
Guangzhou Evergrande
Seongnam Ilhwa
2
0
FT
Game Details
Al-Ain
Al-Ahly Dubai
3
3
FT
Game Details
Al-Ahly
Naft Tehran
2
1
LIVE HT
Game Details
Next

New Subotic deal, Gundogan exit

Transfers
Read

Sources: Subotic agrees deal

Transfers
Read

Uli Hoeness defends 'major mistake'

Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has insisted he is “not a bad person” as his trial for tax evasion draws closer.

Uli Hoeness has been part of the backroom staff at Bayern since his retirement as a player in 1979.
Uli Hoeness has been part of the backroom staff at Bayern since his retirement as a player in 1979.

Schaaf: Bayern end break with loss

Hoeness filed a voluntary disclosure in January last year that showed he had not paid tax on money in a Swiss bank account, and he will go before a Munich court in March over the charges.

Speaking at a fan club meeting in Aalen on Sunday, Hoeness -- who had previously been lauded for his charity work -- said: “I don’t want to be glorified as a holy man. I know that I’ve committed a major mistake, but I don’t think that makes me a bad person.”

He has received the backing of the club and, during the Bayern AGM last year, asked for a vote of confidence from the club members.

Bayern’s sporting director, Matthias Sammer, told another fan club meeting on Sunday that Hoeness remained key to the European champions.

Munich-based newspaper Abendzeitung quoted him as saying: “We need Uli. He is our dad!”

Former Bayern defender Breno has revealed that Hoeness has regularly visited him during his imprisonment for arson.

The Brazilian, who is hoping to be released from prison in order to join Sao Paulo, told Bild: “Uli Hoeness has always been very close to me. I have my fingers crossed that he does not have to go to prison. He is a good man, a fantastic person. I hope that everything will turn out fine for him.”

The Hoeness case, which begins on March 10, is expected to last four days. If convicted, Hoeness could be facing imprisonment, parole or a heavy fine.

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.