News in brief
Tue, 19/09/17, 22:15
Maiden goal for James
James Rodríguez scored his maiden goal wearing the Bayern shirt on Tuesday evening. The Colombian doubled the lead in the 3-0 victory over Schalke before the half-hour, crashing the ball into the near corner of the net after a Tolisso pass. James made the starting XI for the first time in a Bundesliga match and crowned his third competitive appearance for Bayern with a stunning assist for Vidal.
Lewandowski draws level with Fritz Walter
Robert Lewandowski opened the scoring against Schalke, taking his tally to ten goals in eight competitive matches this season. Lewandowski now boasts 24 converted penalties on the bounce (for Bayern and Poland). The 29-year-old is now 13th in the Bundesliga's all-time scorer rankings, equal with Fritz Walter on 157 goals.
Anderlecht dismiss coach Weiler
Six days after their 3-0 Champions League defeat to Bayern, Belgian champions RSC Anderlecht dismissed their coach René Weiler. The 44-year-old, a former FC Nürnberg coach, joined Anderlecht in the summer of 2016 and won the domestic championship title in his first year. Anderlecht have taken nine points from seven matches and lie ninth in Belgium's Jupiler League. They were held to a 2-2 draw by KV Kortrijk last weekend.
Laudehr cross proves key in Germany win
The Germany women won their second World Cup qualifier thanks to a cross by Simone Laudehr on Tuesday evening. Germany downed the Czech Republic 1-0 in a hard-fought match, the only goal in Usti nad Labem coming shortly after the interval, when Eva Bartonova put through her own goal after a Laudehr cross. FC Bayern's Kristin Demann, Leonie Maier and Sara Däbritz made the starting line-up too, with Mandy Islacker coming on as a sub in the closing stages. Lucie Vonkova made an appearance for the home side.