Despite double, Bayern coach Kovac waiting for assurances

Soccer 05/25/19, 17:41

Niko Kovac is the first to win a domestic double in Germany as a player and coach, yet it may not be enough to keep his job as Bayern Munich coach.Kovac, whose side defeated Leipzig 3-0 in the German Cup final on Saturday, a week after clinching the Bundesliga title, ...

Bayern beats Leipzig 3-0 in German Cup final to seal double

Soccer 05/25/19, 15:06

Bayern Munich captain Manuel Neuer returned from six weeks out injured to help his side complete a domestic double after beating Leipzig 3-0 in the German Cup final on Saturday.Robert Lewandowski scored twice and Kingsley Coman grabbed the other as Bayern claimed a record-extending 19th cup win to make up ...

Bayern’s history meets upstart Leipzig in German Cup final

Soccer 05/24/19, 08:23

Their histories, and lists of achievements, couldn't be more different.Bayern Munich has won 54 major titles, while Leipzig has none. Bayern has been around for 119 years, Leipzig 10.Luckily for Leipzig, though, those numbers won't mean much when the two teams meet in the German Cup final on Saturday.Bayern won ...

Borussia Dortmund left to rue missed chance in Bundesliga

Soccer 05/20/19, 11:03

After watching Bayern Munich win the Bundesliga title for the seventh straight year, Borussia Dortmund was left to rue its missed chance.Dortmund held a nine-point lead over Bayern at one stage of the season and was league leader for 21 of the 34 rounds. After an outstanding opening half of ...

Germany: Below-par Bayern Munich still too good for the rest

Soccer 05/19/19, 08:18

Even a below-par Bayern Munich side was just too good for the rest.Bayern's record-extending seventh consecutive Bundesliga title confirmed the distance between the Bavarian powerhouse and its rivals after a season in which it failed to impress as before.For the first time in ten years the title race went to ...

Despite title chances, Bayern coach Kovac’s future uncertain

Sports 05/17/19, 08:11

Despite leading Bayern Munich to the verge of two titles, Niko Kovac's future as coach remains up in the air.Bayern can clinch the Bundesliga title at home against Eintracht Frankfurt — Kovac's former team — on Saturday, one week before the team's German Cup final against Leipzig in Berlin.But with ...

Dortmund hopes for ‘small miracle’ to take title from Bayern

Soccer 05/16/19, 05:23

Despite needing a "small miracle" to win the Bundesliga title on the final day of the season, Borussia Dortmund already has its celebration party planned.Bayern Munich, which leads Dortmund by two points and has a huge advantage on goal difference, is favored to win its record-extending seventh straight title on ...

Bayern fails to clinch Bundesliga, Dortmund keeps race alive

Soccer 05/11/19, 10:52

Bayern Munich missed the chance to win the Bundesliga in a scoreless draw at Leipzig while Borussia Dortmund kept the title race alive by beating Fortuna Düsseldorf 3-2 on Saturday.Bayern, which would have secured a seventh straight title with a win, blew the first of what coach Niko Kovac called ...

Arsenal into Europa League final; Chelsea, Frankfurt to ET

Sports 05/09/19, 15:56

Arsenal qualified for the Europa League final by beating Valencia 4-2 thanks to a hat trick from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on Thursday, completing a 7-3 win on aggregate.The other semifinal between Chelsea and Eintracht Frankfurt headed for extra time at Stamford Bridge following a 1-1 draw after 90 minutes. It was ...

Leverkusen routs Frankfurt to stake Champions League claim

Soccer 05/05/19, 13:27

Bayer Leverkusen took advantage of Eintracht Frankfurt's Europa League exertions to rout the visitors 6-1 and challenge for fourth place in the Bundesliga on Sunday.Frankfurt, which drew 1-1 at home to Chelsea in the first leg of their semifinal on Thursday, was second best in every aspect from the first ...

Arsenal, Chelsea in string positions in Europa League semis

Soccer 05/02/19, 15:58

The possibility of an all-English final in the Europa League grew likelier after Arsenal and Chelsea moved into strong positions in the semifinals on Thursday. Arsenal will take a 3-1 lead into the second leg against Valencia after coming from behind through two goals by France striker Alexandre Lacazette and a ...

Chelsea’s Rudiger out for rest of season with knee injury

Sports 04/30/19, 14:48

Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger will miss the rest of the season after having knee surgery.Chelsea said the Germany international underwent surgery on his left knee meniscus on Tuesday after being injured during this weekend's 1-1 Premier League draw at Manchester United.The club said "he will miss the rest of this ...

Bayern title boost as 9-man Dortmund loses to Schalke 4-2

Soccer 04/27/19, 11:44

Nine-man Borussia Dortmund blew a chance to return to the top of the Bundesliga after losing at home to Schalke 4-2 on Saturday, giving a huge title boost to Bayern Munich.Second-placed Dortmund, which lost Marco Reus and Marius Wolf to straight red cards around the hour mark, remained a point ...

Arsenal, Chelsea, Valencia, Frankfurt in Europa League SFs

Soccer 04/18/19, 17:02

Chelsea scored three early goals before surviving a second-half scare to advance to the semifinals of the Europa League on Thursday with a 4-3 home win over Slavia Prague, and Arsenal beat Napoli 1-0 to make the last four for the second straight year.In the other second-legged quarterfinal games, Valencia ...

Arsenal, Chelsea, Valencia and Benfica win in Europa League

Soccer 04/11/19, 16:33

Arsenal closed in on the Europa League semifinals with a 2-0 home win over Italy's Napoli on Thursday while Chelsea scored late to earn a 1-0 victory at Slavia Prague.Coming off a disappointing 1-0 loss to Everton on Sunday, Arsenal produced an attacking display that Napoli was not able to ...

Bremen v Bayern, Hamburg v Leipzig in German Cup semifinals

Soccer 04/07/19, 14:35

Bayern Munich will play at Werder Bremen, and Hamburger SV will host Leipzig, in the semifinals of the German Cup.Sunday's draw dealt Bayern a trip to Bremen just days after they play each other in the Bundesliga in Munich on April 20.The teams met in the 2010 final with Bayern ...

Gladbach’s Champions League hopes take another blow

Soccer 04/07/19, 13:49

Borussia Moenchengladbach's hopes of Champions League football took another blow at the end of a turbulent week in a 1-1 draw at home to Werder Bremen in the Bundesliga on Sunday.Florian Neuhaus put the home side ahead from a narrow angle early in the second half, only for Davy Klaassen ...

Jovic seals late Frankfurt win at Schalke

Soccer 04/06/19, 11:13

Luka Jovic scored in the ninth minute of stoppage time for Eintracht Frankfurt to consolidate its Champions League qualification place with a 2-1 win at Schalke in the Bundesliga on Saturday.The Serbian striker held his nerve to score despite furious protests from the home side over a decision made through ...

Frankfurt grabs 4th in Bundesliga, Champions League beckons

Soccer 03/31/19, 13:50

Eintracht Frankfurt could be playing in the Champions League next season.Luka Jovic scored again and set up another goal as Frankfurt beat relegation-threatened Stuttgart 3-0 Sunday to move fourth in the Bundesliga.Frankfurt, which is enjoying its best league campaign, took advantage of Borussia Moenchengladbach's 3-1 defeat at Fortuna Duesseldorf on ...

UEFA punishes Shakhtar Donetsk, Lazio for fan racism

Sports 03/28/19, 15:16

UEFA has ordered Shakhtar Donetsk and Lazio to close parts of their stadium next season because of racist fan behavior at Europa League games.Shakhtar fans displayed a far-right banner at a home game against Eintracht Frankfurt in February.Lazio fans were seen performing Nazi salutes at an away game against Sevilla ...

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