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May 7, 2015

Soccer-Surprise package Gladbach ready for the big time again

May 7 (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.

May 7, 2015

Bayern left hoping for Munich miracle to overcome Barca

By Karolos Grohmann

(Reuters) – Bayern will need a Munich miracle to retain their dream of reaching the Champions League final on home soil after the five-time champions slumped to a 3-0 defeat at Barcelona in their semi-final first leg on Wednesday.

The Bavarians were hoping to set the foundations for their fourth final appearance in six seasons next month in Berlin, and a first under coach Pep Guardiola, with a solid display in Spain.

May 7, 2015

Soccer-Bayern left hoping for Munich miracle to overcome Barca

May 7 (Reuters) – Bayern will need a Munich miracle to retain their dream of reaching the Champions League final on home soil after the five-time champions slumped to a 3-0 defeat at Barcelona in their semi-final first leg on Wednesday.

The Bavarians were hoping to set the foundations for their fourth final appearance in six seasons next month in Berlin, and a first under coach Pep Guardiola, with a solid display in Spain.

Apr 30, 2015

Schalke season at risk against struggling Stuttgart

By Karolos Grohmann

(Reuters) – Schalke 04 are hoping they can snap their six-match winless streak in the Bundesliga against struggling VfB Stuttgart on Saturday and remain on course for a Europa League spot.

With the title already secured by Bayern Munich last week with four games to spare, the battle is raging for the European spots and relegation with almost no team other than the champions certain of their final standing.

Apr 30, 2015

Soccer-Schalke season at risk against struggling Stuttgart

April 30 (Reuters) – Schalke 04 are hoping they can snap their six-match winless streak in the Bundesliga against struggling VfB Stuttgart on Saturday and remain on course for a Europa League spot.

With the title already secured by Bayern Munich last week with four games to spare, the battle is raging for the European spots and relegation with almost no team other than the champions certain of their final standing.

Apr 26, 2015

Bayern ooze efficiency in 25th league title win

BERLIN (Reuters) – Bayern Munich’s 25th German league title victory on Sunday came as no real surprise with the Bavarians having only their own records to beat in a season that they turned into a procession.

Bayern shot out of the blocks and never looked back even when players like Thiago Alcantara and Javi Martinez were ruled out early in the campaign.

Apr 26, 2015

Soccer-Bayern ooze efficiency in 25th league title win

BERLIN, April 26 (Reuters) – Bayern Munich’s 25th German league title victory on Sunday came as no real surprise with the Bavarians having only their own records to beat in a season that they turned into a procession.

Bayern shot out of the blocks and never looked back even when players like Thiago Alcantara and Javi Martinez were ruled out early in the campaign.

Apr 26, 2015

Bayern win Bundesliga title with four games left

BERLIN (Reuters) – Treble-chasing Bayern Munich won a third straight Bundesliga title after VfL Wolfsburg lost at Borussia Moenchengladbach on Sunday to leave the champions with an unassailable 15-point lead with four games left.

Bayern, who have now claimed a total of 25 German league titles including one before the Bundesliga’s creation in 1963, beat Hertha Berlin 1-0 on Saturday but had to put the champagne on ice until after second-placed Wolfsburg’s game on Sunday.

Apr 26, 2015

Soccer-Bayern win Bundesliga title with four games left

BERLIN, April 26 (Reuters) – Treble-chasing Bayern Munich won a third straight Bundesliga title after VfL Wolfsburg lost at Borussia Moenchengladbach on Sunday to leave the champions with an unassailable 15-point lead with four games left.

Bayern, who have now claimed a total of 25 German league titles including one before the Bundesliga’s creation in 1963, beat Hertha Berlin 1-0 on Saturday but had to put the champagne on ice until after second-placed Wolfsburg’s game on Sunday.

Apr 23, 2015

European Games not under threat from new championships – Clegg

By Karolos Grohmann

(Reuters) – The future of the European Games will not be threatened by a recently-announced European sports championships, with the 2015 Baku Games having done “phenomenal” preparation for the event to be established, Games chief Simon Clegg said on Thursday.

The Azeri capital will host Europe’s first continental multi-sport event from June 12-28 and Clegg said the recently-announced 2018 European sports championships would prove no threat to the next edition of the Games in 2019.

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