Lasogga strike consigns Dortmund to another defeat


Borussia Dortmund suffered another blow to their Bundesliga title hopes on Saturday as they were beaten 1-0 at home by Hamburg. Pierre-Michel Lasogga opened his account for the season with the only goal of the game 10 minutes before half-time on Saturday to send Dortmund crashing to a third defeat in a four-game winless league streak. The 22-year-old was instrumental in keeping ...

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Lewandowski and Robben inspire Bayern to victory


Two goals each for Robert Lewandowski and Arjen Robben saw Bayern Munich destroy Hannover at the Allianz Arena on Saturday. Lewandowski struck with Bayern’s fastest goal of the season thus far on six minutes, following Rafinha’s superb long pass, and Robben added a second with a fine individual effort seven minutes later. A dominant first-half performance brought a third goal when Lewandowski was picked out by another excellent ball from ...

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Hunt baffled by lack of playing time at Wolfsburg


Wolfsburg midfielder Aaron Hunt has admitted that he is disappointed not to be playing regularly so far this season. The 28-year-old joined the Wolves in the summer transfer window after his contract with fellow Bundesliga club Werder Bremen ran out at the end of last season. Hunt has made just two league starts so far this campaign and is baffled ...

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BVB must take CL form into Bundesliga – Klopp


Jurgen Klopp is hoping that Borussia Dortmund can replicate their Champions League form in the Bundesliga and make amends for last weekend’s derby defeat to Schalke by beating Hamburg on Saturday. BVB currently were beaten 2-1 in Gelsenkirchen last weekend, a defeat that left them languishing in 12th place in the German top flight, with just seven points after six games. However, Dortmund made it two wins from ...

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Dortmund midfielder Gundogan nearing return from injury


Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan has insisted he is nearing return from a nightmare 13-month injury lay-off. The 23-year old has been confined to the treatment table for over a year with a persistent back problem which has baffled club doctors as they tried to treat the problem. However, with reserve team game-time planned, the former FC Nurnberg starlet is ...

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Hummels remains fully committed to Dortmund


Mats Hummels is flattered to be attracting interest from across Europe but has no intention of leaving Borussia Dortmund. The World Cup-winning defender has been heavily linked with the likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester United. Hummels acknowledges that the opportunities are there if he chooses to quit his homeland and take on a new challenge abroad, but he ...

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Bas Dost focused on Wolfsburg after regaining full fitness


Bas Dost says he is feeling fitter than ever and hopes to make an impact for Wolfsburg after a summer of transfer speculation. Dutch striker Dost was linked with a host of clubs in the summer, including Southampton, Swansea City, Newcastle United and Feyenoord, but a move did not materialise. Dost is now looking to push on and show Wolfsburg ...

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Leverkusen director of sport Rudi Voller criticises officials


Bayer Leverkusen director of sport Rudi Voller was critical of the standard of Bundesliga refereeing after a total of 10 yellow cards and two red were shown in his club’s 0-0 draw at Freiburg on Saturday. Leverkusen were reduced to 10 men after less than half an hour when Emir Spahic was sent off before Freiburg’s Pavel Krmas followed 12 ...

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I don’t know my own limits – Thomas Muller


Bayern Munich star Thomas Muller claims he does not yet know his own limit as a player after another stellar year in 2014. Muller, who tasted Bundesliga and DFB-Pokal glory last season, played a significant role in Germany’s triumphant World Cup campaign this summer and earned a place in the 2014 Goal 50 for his efforts. The 25-year-old has already enjoyed remarkable success for club ...

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I’m being punished for World Cup dive – Arjen Robben


Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben believes he is still being punished for diving to win a penalty during the World Cup this summer. The Dutchman threw himself down to procure a penalty for Holland in their 2-1 win over Mexico in Brazil, but he says he is now paying the price with referees reluctant to whistle for fouls against him. ...

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