Police raid at Bayern
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After having long been an example by praising the institution, we have to believe that Bayern Munich is falling back into its faults of the time “FC Hollywood“, because the scandals are linked in Bavaria. As the daily reports BILD This morning, investigators from the Federal Criminal Police Office, in cooperation with the Bavarian State Criminal Police Office, searched the Allianz Arena stadium and the Munich club headquarters on Tuesday. Bayern are believed to be linked to billionaire Alisher Usmanov, a supporter of Russian President Vladimir Putin. After the start of the Ukrainian war, the oligarch found himself on the EU sanctions list and his assets were frozen. He is accused of money laundering. Because of his friendship with honorary Bayern chairman Uli Hoeneß, investigators are looking for possible evidence of tax evasion within the club’s premises. The results of the searches are not yet known. The responsible public prosecutor’s office in Frankfurt said on request that their “authority does not carry out any investigation or fine against FC Bayern Munich or the officials or members of the club.»
A final under pressure
What makes the most headlines in French newspapers is the Coupe de France final. Toulouse faces defending champion Nantes at the Stade de France. In today’s edition, The Midi Dispatch highlights the crazy goal of the TFC: “return with the cup to the Capitol“. But it’s not going to be easy against the canaries who dream of a double like the title of the newspaper Ocean Press. The Team confronts the two formations on its first page, recalling that this 106th final will be done in a “unprecedented security climate at the Stade de France“. The expected protests against the pension reform and the presence of the President of the Republic push the organizers to redouble their vigilance, the specter of the last final of the Champions League has also remained in the memories. “Macron under pressure” title The Parisian in its inner pages. The Ile-de-France daily reports that the inter-union will distribute 30,000 red cards and 10,000 whistles at the exit of public transport serving the Stadium. What shocked journalists the most were the stadium’s new gates. As can be seen in the photo in The Teamthe bends of the stadium now have gates fitted with spikes to avoid invasions of the pitch.
Rafael Leão extends
The Gazzetta Dello Sport made a big announcement this morning. The pink paper newspaper reveals that Rafael Leão has finally agreed to an extension with AC Milan, a response long awaited by the Italian leaders. The Portuguese is ready to sign a new 5-year contract with the Rossoneri. The verbal agreement is total. The details of the new contract have already been worked out at Casa Milan, but for everything to materialize, the striker must first resolve his issues with Sporting. The Portuguese Court of Arbitration for Sport has ruled in favor of Sporting, ordering the player to pay around 22 million euros to his former club. Well, he should quickly clear that debt, as the Italian daily report that Leão is set to earn just over €7m net per year thanks to his new contract.