News in brief
Tue, 11/09/18, 10:30
Happy Birthday, Franz Beckenbauer
Happy Birthday, Franz Beckenbauer. The FC Bayern honorary president today celebrates his 73rd birthday. The Kaiser was born in Munich on 11 September 1945 and over the years he has played a unique role in the development of German football and the history of the record champions. A World Cup winner as a player and a coach, a host of titles with his beloved Bayern and recently the award as Bavarian Sports Personality of the Century – Beckenbauer is the undisputed shining light of German football. fcbayern.com wishes the birthday boy, Many happy returns!
Win for Sanches in the Nations League
Renato Sanches got off to a winning start with Portugal in the UEFA Nations League. The 21-year-old came on in the 74th minute in the 1-0 victory over the reigning European Champions Italy on Monday night. The only goal of the game in Lisbon was scored by André Silva on 48 minutes – Sanches had a chance to double the lead late on (86’) but his low drive from ten metres out brought out a brilliant reaction save from the Italy keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma.