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May 11, 2015

Soccer-Crisis-hit Bayern with mountain to climb against Barca

MUNICH, May 11 (Reuters) – Bayern Munich will not only have to overturn a 3-0 Champions League semi-final first leg deficit against Barcelona on Tuesday but they will have to do it against a superb defence and in the midst of their biggest slump in years.

The injury-hit hosts face the monumental task of breaking down Barca’s mean defence, which has not leaked a goal in their last seven outings in all competitions, a club record.

May 10, 2015

Bayern slump continues as Barca await

BERLIN (Reuters) – Ten-man Bayern Munich slumped to a 1-0 home defeat by Augsburg in the Bundesliga on Saturday, a fourth straight loss which has hit confidence ahead of the Champions League semi-final second leg against Barcelona next week.

Borussia Moenchengladbach all but secured a first Champions League group stage spot by crushing fourth-placed Bayer Leverkusen 3-0, while Borussia Dortmund are eyeing a Europa League place after a 2-0 home victory over Hertha Berlin.

May 9, 2015

Soccer-Bayern slump continues as Barca await

BERLIN, May 9 (Reuters) – Ten-man Bayern Munich slumped to a 1-0 home defeat by Augsburg in the Bundesliga on Saturday, a fourth straight loss which has hit confidence ahead of the Champions League semi-final second leg against Barcelona next week.

Borussia Moenchengladbach all but secured a first Champions League group stage spot by crushing fourth-placed Bayer Leverkusen 3-0, while Borussia Dortmund are eyeing a Europa League place after a 2-0 home victory over Hertha Berlin.

May 9, 2015

Bayern slump continues with Augsburg loss as Barca await

BERLIN (Reuters) – Ten-man Bayern Munich slumped to a 1-0 home defeat by Augsburg in the Bundesliga on Saturday, a fourth straight loss which has hit confidence ahead of the Champions League semi-final second leg against Barcelona next week.

Borussia Moenchengladbach all but secured a first Champions League group stage spot by crushing fourth-placed Bayer Leverkusen 3-0, while Borussia Dortmund are eyeing a Europa League place after a 2-0 home victory over Hertha Berlin.

May 9, 2015

Soccer-Bayern slump continues with Augsburg loss as Barca await

BERLIN, May 9 (Reuters) – Ten-man Bayern Munich slumped to a 1-0 home defeat by Augsburg in the Bundesliga on Saturday, a fourth straight loss which has hit confidence ahead of the Champions League semi-final second leg against Barcelona next week.

Borussia Moenchengladbach all but secured a first Champions League group stage spot by crushing fourth-placed Bayer Leverkusen 3-0, while Borussia Dortmund are eyeing a Europa League place after a 2-0 home victory over Hertha Berlin.

May 9, 2015

Federations consider SportAccord position after IOC row

By Karolos Grohmann

(Reuters) – Several international federations will be reviewing their membership of sports umbrella organization SportAccord next week after its president launched a scathing attack on the International Olympic Committee (IOC), they said on Saturday.

The international boxing federation (AIBA) became the latest body to withdraw from SportAccord, an organization representing close to 100 Olympic and non-Olympic sports federations and organizers of multi-sports games.

May 9, 2015

Olympics-Federations consider SportAccord position after IOC row

May 9 (Reuters) – Several international federations will be reviewing their membership of sports umbrella organisation SportAccord next week after its president launched a scathing attack on the International Olympic Committee (IOC), they said on Saturday.

The international boxing federation (AIBA) became the latest body to withdraw from SportAccord, an organisation representing close to 100 Olympic and non-Olympic sports federations and organisers of multi-sports games.

May 8, 2015

Guardiola hails Bayern’s ‘super season’ despite Barca loss

By Karolos Grohmann

(Reuters) – Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola shrugged off criticism following their 3-0 loss to Barcelona in their Champions League semi-final, first leg this week, saying the German champions had played an outstanding season.

Guardiola was brought in two years ago to keep them in Europe’s elite following their 2013 treble-winning season under then coach Jupp Heynckes.

May 8, 2015

Soccer-Guardiola hails Bayern’s “super season” despite Barca loss

May 8 (Reuters) – Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola shrugged off criticism following their 3-0 loss to Barcelona in their Champions League semi-final, first leg this week, saying the German champions had played an outstanding season.

Guardiola was brought in two years ago to keep them in Europe’s elite following their 2013 treble-winning season under then coach Jupp Heynckes.

May 7, 2015

Surprise package Gladbach ready for the big time again

By Karolos Grohmann

(Reuters) – It has been close to four decades since Borussia Moenchengladbach made waves in Europe but the Bundesliga club is on the verge of Champions League qualification and victory over rivals Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday would all but seal it.

Gladbach have played a sensational season so far and are in third place on 60 points, two ahead of fourth-placed Leverkusen and two behind VfL Wolfsburg in second.

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