Bayern Munich will fight for Bundesliga title v Eintracht Frankfurt in sharp new 2019/20 strip

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The new Bayern Munich home kit for the upcoming season features a unique diamond design that pays homage to the forward-thinking architecture and unrivalled atmosphere of the club’s Allianz Arena.

The traditional all-red design of the home shirt is emblazoned with the stadium’s unmissable diamond architecture, remixed and digitalised into a daring new pattern as the club look to the future while honouring the past.

This year’s full kit – designed by adidas – will be true to the club’s red signature colour. Socks and shorts will follow the all red design of the jersey and complete the consequent look of the new home kit. The goalkeeper jersey shows a modern and progressive green two-tone colourway, designed in line with the digital remixed graphic of the new home jersey.

The 2019/20 home kit will be seen on pitch for the first time when the Bavarian giants face Eintracht Frankfurt at home in their final Bundesliga game of the season this Saturday.

It’s exclusively available to purchase in adidas stores in Bahrain, Kuwait and Qatar. Price: Dh399.

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Niko Kovac confident that Bayern Munich will claim Bundesliga title on the last day

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Bayern Munich boss Niko Kovac is confident his side will claim the Bundesliga title on the last day of the season after a 0-0 draw at RB Leipzig left the champagne on ice.

Dropped points for Bayern coupled with Borussia Dortmund’s 3-2 victory over Fortuna Dusseldorf means the title race will be decided on the final day for the first time since 2009.

Bayern hold a two-point lead heading into the final weekend and Kovac expects the Bavarians to beat his former club Eintracht Frankfurt next Saturday to clinch the title at home for the first time since 2000.

Dortmund will conclude their campaign away to Borussia Monchengladbach.

“We’ll play at home and we’ll seal the title there,” Kovac was quoted as saying on the official Bayern website after the Leipzig draw.

“It’ll be a final for the championship title, the people in Munich haven’t had that for years, even decades.

“So I’m convinced our fans will create a great atmosphere, which will boost our passion and will to win.”

Bayern would have secured a seventh successive title with a win or if they had bettered Dortmund’s result.

Leon Goretzka thought he had scored the winner shortly after half-time, only for the video assistant referee to intervene and rule the goal out for an offside earlier in the move.

“A compliment to my team, we did a really good job from the 20th minute,” Kovac said.

“We were clearly dominant, we were completely in control and didn’t allow anything.

“We stifled Leipzig’s strengths and created chances. Unfortunately we didn’t reward ourselves, but we saved that for next week. ”

On Goretzka’s disallowed goal, Kovac said: “I’m a friend of VAR. Despite that, it was a close call but a correct one.”

Bayern forward Thomas Muller admitted the draw with third-placed Leipzig had been “very annoying”.

“We turned in a superb display in the second half,” Muller said.

“We absolutely wanted to win but didn’t put it in. We achieved it once but it was offside by half a foot.

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“Taken altogether it’s very annoying. We turned in one of our better performances in the Bundesliga this year. Unfortunately we didn’t reward ourselves with a win and the championship title but we have to turn in a similar performance at home next week.

Leipzig coach Ralf Rangnick praised his side’s defensive performance after Bayern had failed to score in the league for the first time since early October.

Rangnick told a press conference reported by the club’s Twitter account: “It was an exciting and intense game. My team did well defensively and defended very well over 95 minutes.

“I’m happy with the result, just like I was with our work off the ball.”

With the two sides set to meet again in two weeks’ time to contest the DFB-Pokal final, Rangnick admitted Leipzig had to improve.

“In the switch-over situations and in attack we could have done a lot better,” he said.

“We should have been more precise and compelling at ball possession.”

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Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago claims Pep Guardiola has left lasting impact on the club

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Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago showered former boss Pep Guardiola with praise and revealed that he has left a lasting impact at the German club.

The ex-Barcelona player admitted that the Spaniard’s ideas have shaped the team enormously and the imprint he has left is clearly visible.

“He definitely left his mark at the club because he and his ideas have shaped us enormously as a team,” the 28-year-old told Goal and DAZN.

“You can feel it on the pitch. In some match situations, we still do things he taught us. But I think that we have managed to take the positives from each of our coaches and combine them.”

Thiago further hailed Guardiola as one of the best coaches in the world who still has a lot to offer to the beautiful game.

“Pep made it possible for me to move up from Barca’s youth academy to Barca’s first team. He taught me a lot. Anyone who comes to the professional team as a young player has to learn day-by-day.

“With him as a coach, you learn much faster and with more detail. He was a great help for me from the beginning, also here at Bayern. He is one of the best coaches in the world, if not the best. And I’m sure he’ll give football a lot in the next few years.”

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