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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.

Feb 25, 2015

Soccer-Dortmund upbeat despite defensive blunders at Juve

Feb 25 (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.

Feb 24, 2015

Road rage not a concern for Simeone’s Atletico

BERLIN (Reuters) – Atletico Madrid, tough to beat on the road in the Champions League, pose a stern test for a Bayer Leverkusen side in poor form and with an equally poor record against Spanish clubs in Europe.

Last season’s runners-up have lost one of their nine away games in the competition since September 2013, winning five of them, and will be confident of taking a positive result home from Wednesday’s Round of 16 first leg.

Feb 24, 2015

Soccer-Road rage not a concern for Simeone’s Atletico

BERLIN, Feb 24 (Reuters) – Atletico Madrid, tough to beat on the road in the Champions League, pose a stern test for a Bayer Leverkusen side in poor form and with an equally poor record against Spanish clubs in Europe.

Last season’s runners-up have lost one of their nine away games in the competition since September 2013, winning five of them, and will be confident of taking a positive result home from Wednesday’s Round of 16 first leg.

Feb 21, 2015

Lewandowski, Robben doubles lead Bayern rout of Paderborn

BERLIN (Reuters) – Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski and Arjen Robben struck twice as the champions annihilated promoted Paderborn 6-0 on Saturday to open up an 11-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga.

Poland international Lewandowski, who has yet to deliver the goal rush expected from him when he joined from rivals Borussia Dortmund this season, has not been an automatic starter.

Feb 21, 2015

Soccer-Lewandowski, Robben doubles lead Bayern rout of Paderborn

BERLIN, Feb 21 (Reuters) – Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski and Arjen Robben struck twice as the champions annihilated promoted Paderborn 6-0 on Saturday to open up an 11-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga.

Poland international Lewandowski, who has yet to deliver the goal rush expected from him when he joined from rivals Borussia Dortmund this season, has not been an automatic starter.

Feb 18, 2015

We have only ourselves to blame, say Bayern after draw

By Karolos Grohmann

(Reuters) – Dominant in the first half but scrappy and ineffective in the second, Bayern Munich blamed themselves for failing to score in their 0-0 draw at Shakhtar Donetsk for their Champions League Round of 16 first leg on Tuesday.

The Bavarians had the best scoring chances and allowed only one shot on goal from their opponents but did not make their dominance count, lacking the final pass in front of goal.

Feb 18, 2015

Soccer-We have only ourselves to blame, say Bayern after draw

Feb 18 (Reuters) – Dominant in the first half but scrappy and ineffective in the second, Bayern Munich blamed themselves for failing to score in their 0-0 draw at Shakhtar Donetsk for their Champions League Round of 16 first leg on Tuesday.

The Bavarians had the best scoring chances and allowed only one shot on goal from their opponents but did not make their dominance count, lacking the final pass in front of goal.

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