Gerd Muller, former FC Bayern Munich forward and star of the German national soccer team, has died at the age of 75 after a long illness. The announcement was made with a statement from his former club, Bayern. Nicknamed der bomber for his familiarity with scoring, Muller had scored 68 goals in 62 games for the German national team, with whom he had won the European Championships in 1972 and the World Cup in 1974, scoring in both finals.
Born on 3 November 1945 in Munich, he is considered the greatest German center forward in history. With Bayern Munich he won 4 German championships, 4 national cups, 1 Cup Winners' Cup, 3 European Cups and an Intercontinental Cup.
Individually he won a Ballon d'Or in 1970. During a long interview with Bild a few months ago, Uschi, his wife, said: "Gerd is lying in bed almost 24 hours a day. He rarely has moments of wakefulness, it's so beautiful when he opens his eyes, even if only for a few minutes.
Through the blink of an eye he can answer yes or no to the questions we ask him. Sometimes we watch television together, even if he does not understand. He keeps his eyes closed, he only eats pureed food. It gives me the feeling of being calm and calm.
peaceful, I don't think he's suffering. He's sleeping towards the afterlife. I just hope he can't reflect on his fate and current conditions."
FC Bayern are mourning the passing of Gerd Müller.
The FC Bayern world is standing still today.
The club and all its fans are mourning the death of Gerd Müller, who passed away on Sunday morning at the age of 75. — FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) August 15, 2021
Rafa Nadal is sad for Lionel Messi who left Barcelona
The former world number 1 Rafael Nadal, who had risked a lot on his debut against Jack Sock, surrendered to South African Lloyd Harris in a match marked by too many ups and downs.
The 35-year-old Iberian has always enjoyed himself in Canada, as well as having won the last edition staged in the capital of Ontario. The Mallorcan's goal is to be ready for the start of the US Open, which has become his main goal in the second half of the season.
Speaking to the media on the eve of the tournament, Nadal admitted that the pain in his foot still limits him from time to time. The 20-time Grand Slam champion hopes to get rid of it as the days go by, in order to find the right sensations and gain confidence.
In fact, in press conference he also added: "It's true that my foot is bothering me more than I expected, but I still need to see the bright side. I really need a couple of weeks with less pain to regain confidence.
with my movements, that's my goal here in Canada, I'm not afraid of unexpected defeats like last week. I have lost many games in my career, but the main thing is to feel that I am improving from every point of view."
Being a huge soccer fan, Rafael Nadal was asked about Lionel Messi’s farewell from Barcelona at the press conference ahead of the Rogers Cup in Toronto, where he will play this week after a long absence, which lasted since the Roland Garris defeat against Novak Djokovic (we recall he came back in Washington) He said: "As a football fan, losing a phenomenon like Leo and not being able to see him every week in La Liga is very sad news for all Spaniards.
The world of football, like every other sector, is suffering from the pandemic. it mainly affects clubs that do not depend on a state and have no capital behind them." Rafael Nadal is expected to be redeemed in the Toronto Masters 1000 after his premature elimination in the third round of the Citi Open last week.
Despite the two-month break after Roland Garros, the Spanish champion still seemed sore in his foot and far from the best condition.