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Nov 25, 2014

German nearly men look to shed Neverkusen tag

BERLIN (Reuters) – For a club used to falling at the final hurdle, Bayer Leverkusen occupy a dominant position in Champions League Group C before taking on Monaco in their penultimate game in the section on Wednesday.

A point will be enough to carry them through to the knockout stage with one match to spare and a win would ensure they finish top of the group.

Nov 25, 2014

Soccer-German nearly men look to shed Neverkusen tag

BERLIN, Nov 25 (Reuters) – For a club used to falling at the final hurdle, Bayer Leverkusen occupy a dominant position in Champions League Group C before taking on Monaco in their penultimate game in the section on Wednesday.

A point will be enough to carry them through to the knockout stage with one match to spare and a win would ensure they finish top of the group.

Nov 24, 2014

Schalke’s Di Matteo to use home record to stop Chelsea

BERLIN, Nov 24 (Reuters) – Schalke 04 coach Roberto Di Matteo is banking on his team’s perfect home record under his stewardship to deny his former club Chelsea the group win in their Champions League game on Tuesday.

Italian Di Matteo, who led Chelsea to the 2012 Champions League title as caretaker coach, took over at Schalke in October and so far has seen them win each of their four matches at home in all competitions.

Nov 23, 2014

Borussia Dortmund’s Reus injured on comeback

BERLIN (Reuters) – Borussia Dortmund winger Marco Reus could be out for some time after he was taken off injured midway through the second half of their 2-2 Bundesliga draw against Paderborn on his comeback from an ankle injury.

Dortmund coach Juergen Klopp said the player’s foot had swollen up and the 25-year-old, who had earlier scored their second goal, could be missing in the coming games.

Nov 23, 2014

Dortmund CEO Watzke issues wakeup call for struggling team

BERLIN (Reuters) – Borussia Dortmund players must pull themselves out of a domestic rut that has left them 15th in the Bundesliga and not expect problems to go away, club CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke said on Sunday.

Speaking at the annual members meeting with the entire team present, Watzke said it was neither the club, nor the coach who could help them.

Nov 23, 2014

Soccer-Dortmund CEO Watzke issues wakeup call for struggling team

BERLIN, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Borussia Dortmund players must pull themselves out of a domestic rut that has left them 15th in the Bundesliga and not expect problems to go away, club CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke said on Sunday.

Speaking at the annual members meeting with the entire team present, Watzke said it was neither the club, nor the coach who could help them.

Nov 22, 2014

Bayern demolish Hoffenheim to extend Bundesliga lead

BERLIN (Reuters) – Undefeated champions Bayern Munich continued their seemingly unstoppable charge towards the Bundesliga title, crushing Hoffenheim 4-0 on Saturday to extend their lead at the top.

With second-placed VfL Wolfsburg losing 3-2 at Schalke 04, Bayern go seven points clear, having yet to lose in any of the three competitions they are in this season.

Nov 22, 2014

Soccer-Borussia Dortmund’s Reus injured on comeback

BERLIN, Nov 22 (Reuters) – Borussia Dortmund winger Marco Reus could be out for some time after he was taken off injured midway through the second half of their 2-2 Bundesliga draw against Paderborn on his comeback from an ankle injury.

Dortmund coach Juergen Klopp said the player’s foot had swollen up and the 25-year-old, who had earlier scored their second goal, could be missing in the coming games.

Nov 22, 2014

Soccer-Bayern demolish Hoffenheim to extend Bundesliga lead

BERLIN, Nov 22 (Reuters) – Undefeated champions Bayern Munich continued their seemingly unstoppable charge towards the Bundesliga title, crushing Hoffenheim 4-0 on Saturday to extend their lead at the top.

With second-placed VfL Wolfsburg losing 3-2 at Schalke 04, Bayern are now seven points clear, having yet to lose in any of the three competitions they are in this season.

Nov 22, 2014

FIFA credibility in freefall, says German league chief

BERLIN (Reuters) – The head of Germany’s Football League (DFL) launched a scathing attack on FIFA on Saturday, saying coordinated action was needed from Europe to reform world soccer’s governing body.

FIFA is in the middle of a crisis and have been fending off allegations of corruption over the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups to Russia and Qatar respectively.

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