Bundesliga at stake as Bayern, Dortmund meet in ‘Klassiker’

Soccer 04/05/19, 07:50

Bayern president Uli Hoeness was on the field when his team earned its most-lopsided victory over rival Borussia Dortmund, an 11-1 rout in 1971.Hoeness, then a sprightly forward and soon to be a World Cup champion, scored two of those goals to go along with another four from Gerd Mueller, ...

Criticism of German soccer chief Grindel growing louder

Soccer 04/02/19, 06:14

German football federation president Reinhard Grindel is under increasing pressure over allegations he hasn't been open about outside earnings and over general discontent with his leadership.Grindel, who has been in charge of the DFB since April 2016 after his predecessor Wolfgang Niersbach stepped down amid claims of corruption, conspicuously avoided ...

Dortmund defender Achraf Hakimi out for rest of season

Sports 04/01/19, 07:43

Borussia Dortmund defender Achraf Hakimi has been ruled out for the rest of the season and center back Abdou Diallo is also injured.Dortmund says Hakimi, who is on loan from Real Madrid for two seasons, broke a metatarsal 24 minutes after coming on for the injured Diallo in the 2-0 ...

Pulisic wants opponents to fear US, knows it will take time

Sports 03/20/19, 02:23

Christian Pulisic has a vision of a transformed U.S. soccer team, a red-white-and-blue power that gives opponents sleepless nights similar the nightmares that plague players on the eve of facing Brazil or Germany."I want them to fear them like a big team," he said Tuesday, quickly acknowledging "obviously, we still ...

Davies scores, Bayern back on top after 6-0 rout of Mainz

Soccer 03/17/19, 14:46

Bayern Munich returned to the top of the Bundesliga with a record-setting 6-0 rout of Mainz on Sunday, more than answering Borussia Dortmund's challenge a day earlier.Bayern set a new league record for scoring five or more goals in three consecutive games after last weekend's 6-0 rout of Wolfsburg which ...

Reus’ injury-time winner takes Dortmund back to the top

Soccer 03/16/19, 18:48

Borussia Dortmund captain Marco Reus struck an injury-time winner to clinch a 3-2 Bundesliga victory at Hertha Berlin on Saturday.Just when it seemed Dortmund's title chances would take a serious knock in heavy rain, Jadon Sancho set up Reus to score in the 93rd minute."You don't need this every week," ...

Dortmund hero Marco Reus driving his side’s title campaign

Soccer 03/16/19, 18:31

If Bayern Munich doesn't win the Bundesliga, it will largely be down to Marco Reus.The Borussia Dortmund captain scored the winning goal in injury time to keep up his side's strong title challenge with a 3-2 victory at Hertha Berlin on Saturday.Reus has been decisive again and again this season, ...

Bayern hits Wolfsburg for 6 to seize lead from Dortmund

Soccer 03/09/19, 11:51

Bayern Munich seized the Bundesliga lead from Borussia Dortmund with a 6-0 demolition of Wolfsburg on Saturday.Robert Lewandowski scored twice to become the league's all-time top-scoring foreign player with 197 goals. The Poland international's former club, Dortmund, had a hard-fought 3-1 home win against Stuttgart.Both Bayern and Dortmund have 57 ...

For Borussia Dortmund, it’s the Bundesliga or bust

Soccer 03/07/19, 05:50

For Borussia Dortmund, it's the Bundesliga or bust.After such a promising start to the season, only the league title remains in reach for Dortmund — although Bayern Munich is closing in ominously for a record-extending seventh straight title.After squandering what was once a nine-point lead, Dortmund can ill afford any ...

Kane, Lloris seal Tottenham’s progress in Champions League

Soccer 03/05/19, 17:02

Borussia Dortmund's hopes of an unlikely comeback were denied by Hugo Lloris and Harry Kane as Tottenham reached the Champions League quarterfinals with a 1-0 win on Tuesday.Kane's 49th-minute strike after Lloris had made a series of outstanding saves ensured the visitors completed a 4-0 win on aggregate after securing ...

Bayern’s joy short-lived, problems remain in Bundesliga

Soccer 02/25/19, 08:22

Bayern Munich's time at the top was short-lived, and its problems remain.Bayern temporarily moved into a tie for first place in the Bundesliga by beating Hertha Berlin 1-0 on Saturday, but Borussia Dortmund restored its three-point lead on Sunday with a 3-2 win over Bayer Leverkusen.After Bayern's match, Rafinha criticized ...

Dortmund beats Leverkusen to get back on track in Bundesliga

Sports 02/24/19, 14:22

Borussia Dortmund held on to get its Bundesliga title challenge back on track with a 3-2 win over Bayer Leverkusen on Sunday.Mario Goetze scored the winner on the hour-mark to give Dortmund its first victory in four league games and keep the side three points ahead of his former club ...

Bayern turns heat on Dortmund at top of Bundesliga

Soccer 02/23/19, 13:03

Bayern Munich increased the pressure on Borussia Dortmund with a 1-0 win over Hertha Berlin to move level on points with the Bundesliga leader on Saturday.Midfielder Javi Martinez, who excelled in the 0-0 draw at Liverpool in the Champions League on Tuesday, completed a fine week by scoring Bayern's winner ...

Title hopes on the line for Dortmund as Leverkusen visits

Soccer 02/21/19, 08:29

With Borussia Dortmund's lead shrinking, one of its former coaches could deliver another blow to the team's Bundesliga title chances.Peter Bosz will take his Bayer Leverkusen team to Dortmund on Sunday. If Bayern Munich wins on Saturday and Dortmund loses the next day, the two teams will be tied at ...

Dortmund’s Pulisic out with thigh injury from Tottenham loss

Soccer 02/18/19, 14:02

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Christian Pulisic tore a thigh muscle fiber during the 3-0 Champions League defeat at Tottenham on Wednesday.Pulisic will miss Dortmund's league game at Nuremberg on Monday and is doubtful for its home game against Bayer Leverkusen on Sunday.Pulisic, on loan from Chelsea after completing a 64 million ...

Bayern braced for Klopp reunion at Liverpool

Sports 02/17/19, 19:48

Bayern Munich knows all too well how tough an opponent Juergen Klopp can be.Now in his fourth season at Anfield, the former Borussia Dortmund coach is facing Bayern for the first time while leading Liverpool.Bayern visits Liverpool for the first leg of their Champions League last-16 game on Tuesday, mindful ...

Former coal-fired power plant is demolished in Germany

Europe 02/17/19, 08:09

A long-shut coal-fired power plant in western Germany has been demolished with the help of more than 200 kilograms (440 pounds) of explosives.The former Knepper power station on the outskirts of Dortmund was brought down in two explosions on Sunday. The first destroyed the main body of the plant and ...

Bundesliga leader Dortmund in crisis after 4 winless games

Soccer 02/14/19, 06:15

Bundesliga leader Borussia Dortmund is going through its first crisis under coach Lucien Favre.Dortmund has failed to win any of its four games in February and has developed a propensity for collapsing toward the end of games. It has conceded nine goals in its last three matches.A 3-0 defeat at ...

Dortmund captain Marco Reus out of trip to Tottenham

Soccer 02/11/19, 12:53

Borussia Dortmund captain Marco Reus will miss the side's Champions League round-of-16, first-leg tie at Tottenham on Wednesday due to a thigh injury.Club official Sebastian Kehl, who liaises with the players, says, "We would of course have liked to have him in London, alone because his presence is a bit ...

Real Madrid enjoying winning run as Champions League returns

Soccer 02/10/19, 19:46

Three-time defending champion Real Madrid appears to have hit its stride again just in time for the return of the Champions League.The knockout stages begin Tuesday with Manchester United hosting Paris Saint-Germain and Porto going to Roma in the first leg of the round of 16 games.Madrid, confident after six ...

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