Starlets Schopf & Green earn Bayern deals

The exciting duo, both of whom are already starring for the club’s reserve side, have agreed professional terms with the Bavarian giants

Bayern Munich have confirmed that youngsters Alessandro Schopf and Julian Green have committed their respective futures to the club.

Austrian midfielder Schopf, 19, has put pen to paper on a deal that will keep him at the Allianz Arena until June 30, 2016.

As for Green, who is currently top scorer in the fourth-tier Bavarian Regional division with 15 goals in 17 games, he has penned a contract that runs until the following summer.

“Alessandro and Julian are two huge talents who have what it takes to make it in the professional game,”  Bayern sporting director Matthias Sammer told the club’s official website.

“We’re delighted these junior internationals have committed to FC Bayern. In turn, the professional contracts are the reward for their ambition and excellent performances in our second team.”

Meanwhile, Green has already turned down a senior call-up into Jurgen Klinsmann’s United States squad for the friendlies with Scotland and Austria as he is still entertaining the idea of representing Die Mannschaft at senior level.

“I feel honoured by the invitation,” said the 18-year-old striker, who has an American father and German mother.

“But they came too early for me. I have not made my final decision of whether to play for Germany or USA – the subject is still open for me.”

Ribery: Dortmund victory will be vital

The Frenchman is aware of the importance of claiming all three points in their November 23 clash with their great rivals at Signal Iduna Park

Bayern Munich attacker Franck Ribery claims that victory in their next outing against Borussia Dortmund will put them well on track to claim a second successive Bundesliga title.

Goals from Jerome Boateng, Franck Ribery and Thomas Muller helped the Bavarians claim a 3-0 win against Augsburg on Saturday, thus extending their current unbeaten streak in the league to 37 games, breaking a 30-year-old record in the process. 

The Ballon d’Or nominee was delighted at having netted at the Allianz Arena but he wasted little time in turning his attention to Bayern’s November 23 showdown with rivals Dortmund.

“The second goal was important for myself and the team. We did well, were very aggressive and played better than last time out,” Ribery told bundesliga.com.

“The next game against Borussia Dortmund is vital for us. It’s a great chance to build a lead at the top and extend our record.”

Coach Pep Guardiola, however, warned of the dangers of complacency and called for greater consistency from his troops.

“We started well [against Augsburg], and the early goal made it easier,” the former Barcelona boss told the club’s official website. “But we didn’t play so well after that.

“It was better in the second half, we controlled the game and created a number of big chances.

“Now I hope my players come back fit after the international break.”

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Boateng delighted with goal for record-breaking Bayern

The defender scored in the opening few minutes of his side’s 3-0 win over Augsburg which ensured they became the first side to go 37 games without defeat in the Bundesliga

Jerome Boateng paid tribute to former boss Jupp Heynckes as Bayern Munich made Bundesliga history with a 3-0 win over Augsburg on Saturday.

The Germany international scored the opening goal of the before Franck Ribery and Thomas Muller sealed maximum points as the champions made it a record 37 games without defeat in the top flight.

While Boateng was thrilled to be on the scoresheet, he was quick to praise the entire team for their remarkable run, which begun under Jupp Heynckes last season.

“I am thrilled about the goal and that we have broken the record. Congratulations to all at FC Bayern, and to Jupp Heynckes from last season. It was a great game from the whole team. We can be happy,” he was quoted as saying by the club’s official website.

Augsburg boss Mark Weinzierl admitted his side’s gameplan was ruined by Boateng’s early goal and praised the Bavarians for their “incredible” style of play.

“Bayern are incredibly strong, we experienced this today, with the presence and security on the ball they have. It’s incredible,” he said.

“The early deficit confused our plans a little. We could have done better overall.”

Bayern break longest unbeaten Bundesliga run

The Bavarians last tasted defeat against Bayer Leverkusen a year ago and their win against Augsburg on Saturday saw them beat Hamburg’s long-standing record

Bayern Munich have broken Hamburg’s long-standing record of 36 Bundesliga games without defeat with their 3-0 win over Augsburg on Saturday.

The Bavarians stormed to the German title last term, losing just one game on the way, a 2-1 home reverse to Bayer Leverkusen last November.

They finished a total of 25 points ahead of nearest rivals Borussia Dortmund and have made a flying start to the current season, having won all but two of their matches, draws with B04 and Freiburg.

Bayern have survived some the Bundesliga’s most daunting away days during their extraordinary 37-match unbeaten run, including trips to Dortmund, Leverkusen and Schalke.

Hamburg set their original record between matchday 17 of the 1981-82 season and matchday 18 of the 1983-84 season, claiming two titles during the course of their run.