Happy Birthday, Franz Beckenbauer

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Happy Birthday, Franz Beckenbauer. The FC Bayern honorary president today celebrates his 73^rd^ 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 74^th^ 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.