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Mar 2, 2015

Whirlwind Wolfsburg storm past Werder 5-3

BERLIN (Reuters) – VfL Wolfsburg dazzled their way past hosts Werder Bremen 5-3 on Sunday, fighting back from a goal down three times and scoring three goals in five minutes to cut the gap on Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich to eight points.

In a hugely entertaining game, Dutchman Bas Dost and Daniel Caligiuri scored two apiece as the Wolves maintained their sparkling form with a sixth win in seven games, keeping them in second place on 50 points, a club record after 23 matches.

Mar 1, 2015

Soccer-Whirlwind Wolfsburg storm past Werder 5-3

BERLIN, March 1 (Reuters) – VfL Wolfsburg dazzled their way past hosts Werder Bremen 5-3 on Sunday, fighting back from a goal down three times and scoring three goals in five minutes to cut the gap on Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich to eight points.

In a hugely entertaining game, Dutchman Bas Dost and Daniel Caligiuri scored two apiece as the Wolves maintained their sparkling form with a sixth win in seven games, keeping them in second place on 50 points, a club record after 23 matches.

Mar 1, 2015

‘Batman and Robin’ lead late Dortmund goal flurry

BERLIN (Reuters) – Borussia Dortmund needed ‘superhero’ help from Marco Reus and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to score three times in eight minutes late on for a 3-0 home win over Ruhr Valley rivals Schalke 04 on Saturday and claim a fourth straight Bundesliga win.

Aubameyang put them ahead in the 78th minute, after last season’s runners-up squandered a dozen chances, and the Gabon international celebrated by donning a Batman mask with Marco Reus donning another mask of the superhero’s sidekick Robin.

Feb 28, 2015

Late Dortmund flurry earns fourth successive win

BERLIN (Reuters) – Fast-improving Borussia Dortmund notched their fourth straight Bundesliga win after scoring three times in eight minutes late on to earn a 3-0 home victory over Ruhr Valley rivals Schalke 04 on Saturday.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang put them ahead in the 78th minute, after last season’s runners-up had squandered a dozen scoring chances, and the Gabon international celebrated by donning a Batman mask.

Feb 28, 2015

Soccer-Late Dortmund flurry earns fourth successive win

BERLIN, Feb 28 (Reuters) – Fast-improving Borussia Dortmund notched their fourth straight Bundesliga win after scoring three times in eight minutes late on to earn a 3-0 home victory over Ruhr Valley rivals Schalke 04 on Saturday.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang put them ahead in the 78th minute, after last season’s runners-up had squandered a dozen scoring chances, and the Gabon international celebrated by donning a Batman mask.

Feb 27, 2015

Exclusive: Nepal officials urge FIFA for full probe of own chief

By Karolos Grohmann

(Reuters) – All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) vice presidents are calling for world soccer’s governing body to launch a fully- fledged probe into their own president Ganesh Thapa before his self-imposed four-month suspension runs out next week.

FIFA said on Nov. 4 that Thapa had willingly stepped down from all his positions for 120 days after the sport’s ruling body said it would look into allegations of misconduct.

Feb 27, 2015

Soccer-Nepal officials urge FIFA for full probe of own chief

Feb 27 (Reuters) – All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) vice presidents are calling for world soccer’s governing body to launch a fully- fledged probe into their own president Ganesh Thapa before his self-imposed four-month suspension runs out next week.

FIFA said on Nov. 4 that Thapa had willingly stepped down from all his positions for 120 days after the sport’s ruling body said it would look into allegations of misconduct.

Feb 26, 2015

Ruhr valley derby key for Dortmund, Schalke future

By Karolos Grohmann

(Reuters) – When Borussia Dortmund host Schalke 04 in their Ruhr valley clash on Saturday there is more at stake than just bragging rights in what is Germany’s biggest derby.

Both teams are eager to get their seasons back into full swing with Schalke eyeing a Champions League spot for next season and Dortmund still battling to avoid relegation.

Feb 26, 2015

Soccer-Ruhr valley derby key for Dortmund, Schalke future

Feb 26 (Reuters) – When Borussia Dortmund host Schalke 04 in their Ruhr valley clash on Saturday there is more at stake than just bragging rights in what is Germany’s biggest derby.

Both teams are eager to get their seasons back into full swing with Schalke eyeing a Champions League spot for next season and Dortmund still battling to avoid relegation.

Feb 25, 2015

Dortmund upbeat despite defensive blunders at Juve

By Karolos Grohmann

(Reuters) – Borussia Dortmund are confident their away goal will be enough to carry them past Juventus despite defensive blunders that saw them lose 2-1 in their Champions League Round of 16 first leg in Turin in Tuesday.

Dortmund have only themselves to blame for leaving the Italian city with a defeat, with both of Juve’s goals exposing a napping defence in an otherwise solid performance by the Germans, especially in a strong first half.

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