Bundesliga

Klopp: Dortmund had no punch against Juventus

Jurgen Klopp has criticised his Borussia Dortmund team for not being ruthless enough in their defeat to Juventus at the Signal Iduna Park on Wednesday. A 3-0 home loss, coupled with a 2-1 reversal in Turin, saw BVB crash out of the Champions League 5-1 on aggregate. Klopp admitted that Carlos Tevez’s goal after three minutes was a key moment ...

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Atletico Madrid beat Leverkusen on penalties

Atletico Madrid reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League after beating Bayer Leverkusen on penalties. Following a 1-0 defeat in the first leg in Germany, Atletico levelled the tie in the 27th minute when Mario Suarez’s strike deflected in off Omer Toprak. Raul Garcia went closest to a winner for Atletico in extra time but Leverkusen keeper Bernd Leno saved. ...

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Bundesliga: Bayern thrash Bremen to go 14 points clear

Bayern Munich moved 14 points clear at the top of the Bundesliga as Robert Lewandowski scored twice to secure a sixth successive league win. Thomas Muller curled in a superb opener against Werder Bremen before David Alaba floated home a free-kick at the end of the first half. Santiago Garcia had a second-half cross shot tipped over by Bayern’s debutant ...

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Bundesliga preview: It’s now or never for Dortmund

Dortmund will host Cologne on Saturday in what will be a crucial litmus test for BVB. The men in yellow and black will be wanting to get momentum going ahead of the Champions League. Every superlative imaginable has been used to describe Borussia Dortmund’s up and down season so far. The first half was poor by its standards in every ...

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Matija Nastasic signs for Schalke from Man City in permanent transfer

Schalke have confirmed the signing of Matija Nastasic on a permanent contract from Manchester City. Nastasic, 21, joined Schalke on loan from City during the January transfer window and has since made 11 appearances for the German club. Following their 4-3 Champions League win at Real Madrid on Tuesday, which was not enough to prevent an exit on aggregate, the ...

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UCL: Real hold on to make it past Schalke

Real Madrid survived a real scare to qualify for their fifth successive Champions League quarter-final despite conceding four away goals to an impressive Schalke. The holders were hanging on in the final few seconds as Schalke were just one goal away from producing one of the competition’s biggest shocks after winning the second leg. Trailing 2-0 after the first leg, ...

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Bundesliga: Late strikes help Leverkusen win

Bayer Leverkusen struggled for over an hour before scoring three times in 17 minutes to beat Paderborn 3-0 in the Bundesliga on Sunday and move back into contention for a Champions League spot. Central defender Kyriakos Papadopoulos rose high to connect with a Gonzalo Castro free kick and drill in an unstoppable header in the 73rd minute before South Korea’s ...

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Bayern go 11 points clear

Thomas Mueller scored twice as Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich came from a goal down to beat Hanover 3-1 on Saturday and stretch their advantage at the top to 11 points after VfL Wolfsburg slumped to a 1-0 loss at Augsburg. Bayern, who host Shakhtar Donetsk in their Champions League last-16 second leg next week, lacked their usual spark for the ...

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Hummels: “The result’s good”

Hamburg – Strength, will and determination were the secrets to Hamburger SV’s success in holding Borussia Dortmund to a goalless draw at the Imtech-Arena on Matchday 24. In the end, there was little doubt that the draw was a fair result, even if there was still some disappointment, from both sets of players, that it was not three. bundesliga.com has ...

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Dortmund maintain winning run against Schalke

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Borussia Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Marco Reus celebrated their team’s first goal against Schalke by producing Batman and Robin masks. Dortmund dominated the Ruhr derby but had to wait until the 78th minute for Gabon forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s breakthrough goal. That prompted Aubameyang to pull out Batman headgear while Reus celebrated by donning a Robin mask. Henrikh Mkhitaryan added the ...

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