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Nov 27, 2014

Soccer-Former German champions bank on new coaches for survival

BERLIN, Nov 27 (Reuters) – Three former Bundesliga champions are hoping a change in coach can lift them out of the relegation dogfight with VfB Stuttgart the latest to replace their manager as they seek to stop their freefall.

Stuttgart, who won the title in 2007, are bottom of the standings and will take on Freiburg with Huub Stevens back in charge after helping them avoid relegation last season.

Nov 27, 2014

Dortmund need results, not perfect football – Klopp

By Karolos Grohmann

(Reuters) – Borussia Dortmund can play far better than they did in their 2-0 defeat at Arsenal on Wednesday and the team needs to learn that results are more important than “perfect football”, coach Juergen Klopp said.

The Germans squandered their first chance to secure top spot in Champions League Group D when they lost in London — their first defeat in the tournament this season — but are still in the driving seat on 12 points after five matches.

Nov 27, 2014

Soccer-Dortmund need results, not perfect football – Klopp

Nov 27 (Reuters) – Borussia Dortmund can play far better than they did in their 2-0 defeat at Arsenal on Wednesday and the team needs to learn that results are more important than “perfect football”, coach Juergen Klopp said.

The Germans squandered their first chance to secure top spot in Champions League Group D when they lost in London — their first defeat in the tournament this season — but are still in the driving seat on 12 points after five matches.

Nov 26, 2014

Bayern eager to learn from late lapses in Manchester

BERLIN (Reuters) – Bayern Munich’s 3-2 loss at Manchester City on Tuesday could not have come at a better time for coach Pep Guardiola, who said his side would learn from the mistakes that led to a first defeat since August.

Bayern had already secured top spot in Champions League Group E before their trip to Manchester but were 2-1 ahead and still in control of the contest until the 85th minute despite playing with 10 men for most of the match.

Nov 26, 2014

Soccer-Bayern eager to learn from late lapses in Manchester

BERLIN, Nov 26 (Reuters) – Bayern Munich’s 3-2 loss at Manchester City on Tuesday could not have come at a better time for coach Pep Guardiola, who said his side would learn from the mistakes that led to a first defeat since August.

Bayern had already secured top spot in Champions League Group E before their trip to Manchester but were 2-1 ahead and still in control of the contest until the 85th minute despite playing with 10 men for most of the match.

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.

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