VIDEO: Bayern Munich Star Arturo Vidal Defies Logic With Outrageous Training Trick-Shot

?Bayern Munich’s Chilean powerhouse Arturo Vidal is renowned for his workman-like performances for the German Champions, breaking up play, winning aerial duels and orchestrating attacks from deep.

That doesn’t mean to say the 30-year-old can’t play though. Why else would have perfectionist  Pep Guardiola have signed him in his tenure at Bayern Munich.


The ex-Juventus man is partial to attempting some pretty special trick-shots in training with the Bavarians – videos often emerging on social media, from the Sabener Strasse training grounds.

An impressive shot emerged last season in September, where Vidal managed to loop a half-volley over the high-standing pitch divider and into the goal of the pitch next-door. 

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The most recent video that emerged on Monday is planets apart from previous trick shots the Chilean has recorded though and literally beggars belief, as to how to ball has ended up in the net.

Vidal – standing behind the goal – steps forward and hits a right footed rabona-shot, across the ball, imparting in-swinging spin and somehow scoring.
Just look for yourself. Outrageous.

Surely not the first attempt. Bravo Arturo. We’re early anticipating the next addition.
?There’s no topping that though, right?


Heynckes Even More Incredulous After Claiming Colombia’s International Schedule ‘Verges on Insanity’

?Bayern Munich manager Jupp Heynckes, fresh from praising his players and staff for their performances in the wake of the club’s hectic fixture schedule, has been left incredulous at the  upcoming international schedule facing star James Rodriguez=

According to ESPN, Heynckes is upset that Rodriguez is travelling with the rest of the Columbia squad to Suwon to face South Korea this Friday, before another game in Chongqing against China four days later, both of which are friendlies.

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Speaking in a post-match press conference, Heynckes claimed: “Honestly, this is verging on insanity.

“James Rodriguez is flying to South Korea and then onto China to play two games. Quite frankly this is incomprehensible.”

The comments came after his Bayern Munich side beat title rivals Borussia Dortmund in a comprehensive 3-1 victory over the weekend, in a game that saw Rodriguez claim assists for the goals of Arjen Robben and David Alaba. 

Heynckes, who returned to Munich following the dismissal of Carlo Ancelotti, was also keen to point out that the hectic international schedule cannot be healthy for players with much of the season left to play.

He continued, stating: “We are demanding things from players which are impossible from a physiological aspect.”

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Heynckes has transformed the fortunes of the Bavarian side and James Rodriguez since his appointment in early October, winning all seven games under the German, leapfrogging Dortmund to the top of the Bundesliga. 

James Rodriguez and the rest of his Bayern teammates will return to Bundesliga action after the international break to play FC Augsburg in 11 days time, as the Colombian will hope to add to his two goals and three assists in the league this season. 


Bayern Boss Jupp Heynckes Praises Team Attitude After Heavy Schedule

?Bayern Munich boss Jupp Heynckes has praised the attitude of both his players and staff for their efforts in recent weeks, on his return to Bavaria during the early stages of his third spell with the club.

Speaking to the ?Club’s official website, Heynckes has lauded the exertions of everyone involved with Die Roten, with Bayern are now afforded a two-week break with the current international break.

The Bayern boss told “We’ve gone through very demanding changes, of course it’s had an effect on the players.”

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After Carlo Ancelotti was sacked following Bayern’s 3-0 loss to Paris Saint-Germain in September, Heynckes returned to the club having taken charge of the Bavarians in 1987 for four years until 1991 and then again more recently between 2011 and 2013.

The 72-year-old former Hannover 96 and Borussia Monchengladbach forward has taken the German side to three league titles – two back to back between 1988 and 1990 – as well as three DFL Supercups.

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His most impressive feat was during the last season of his second spell in charge, as he led Bayern to a treble of DFB Pokal, Bundesliga and UEFA Champions League in 2013, beating fierce rivals Borussia Dortmund in that year’s final at Wembley Stadium.

Arjen Robben, who scored the winner for his side in that game, has been instrumental in his returning steward’s almost-seamless transition back into the fold and on his team-mates efforts recently, was equally glowing.

 “We could have substituted four or five more players”, said the Dutchman. “We were all exhausted. 

“What we’ve turned in over the last few matches is madness.”


Returning to take up the reins once more, Heynckes has overseen a seven-game unbeaten run, including beating RB Leipzig on penalties at the end of last month in the German DFB Cup.

The Bayern boss is quick to sing the praises of not only his men on the pitch, but the hard work that has gone on behind the scenes also, with particular reference to the club’s physios and medical staff.

“They’ve worked with the players day and night.”


Franck Ribery Returns to Training With Bayern Munich After Ligament Tear

Bayern Munich’s Official Website has confirmed that Franck Ribery has returned to training after suffering a career threatening injury.

The 34-year-old winger ?hasn’t played since tearing his lateral collateral ligament against Hertha Berlin at the beginning of October in a Bundesliga fixture.

??It was thought he may never play again, but the club’s website and Twitter page show the Frenchman back on the training pitch, but his future in Munich looks uncertain, especially with players such as Kingsley Coman, James Rodriguez and Arjen Robben all above him in the pecking order and fellow wingers Douglas Costa and Serge Gnabry still to come in when their loan deals end.

Ribery featured 32 times last season, and he could well leave when his contract runs out in the summer. He’s had an extremely successful career since moving to Germany a decade ago, winning seven Bundesliga titles, five German cups, a Champions League and a club World Cup.

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Thomas Muller also returned to training, having not played since 21 October when he picked up a muscle injury against Hamburg.


Pulisic Concedes Dortmund Weren’t Ready for Bayern Clash Despite His Own Spectacular Performance

?Christian Pulisic has admitted his Borussia Dortmund side were not sufficiently prepared for Bayern Munich, especially in the first half of their defeat to the German champions on Saturday. 

Speaking to ?ESPN after the game, Pulisic said:”We didn’t come out ready to play in the first half, not at all. 

“Bayern, they were doing whatever they wanted, they were finding the spaces and we just weren’t ready to play.

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“Second half we had a little bit more intensity but in the end it just wasn’t enough.”

Despite being on the wrong end of the result, Pulisic was widely regarded as the game’s best performer. His manager, Peter Bosz, compared to him favourably to Dortmund’s famous fans: “For me, Christian Pulisic was the best player on our team,” Bosz said. “[He was] on a level with our fans, who still supported us despite the 3-0 deficit.

“That was incredible, I’ve hardly ever seen that before. Christian exuded a lot of pressure and showed great maturity but our fans but our fans were incredible today.”

Disregarding his personal performance, Pulisic was also unable to shed any further light on why Dortmund were so unprepared. When asked for an explanation, he replied: “No, I don’t know. We just didn’t come out ready to play right from the start of the game and obviously, against a good team like [Bayern] it’s not possible to win.”

Dortmund have been in worrying form as of late, and the former Ajax boss Bosz has been under pressure for his persistence with his specific style of play, despite their defensive frailties. 

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The Dutchman must be grateful that Pulisic’s monomuntal performance has occupied most of the limelight after the game, as opposed to talk regarding his own future.