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Aug 28, 2014

Dortmund desperate to recover from early setback

BERLIN (Reuters) – When Borussia Dortmund midfielder Kevin Grosskreutz was ordered off during training after scuffling with team mate Jonas Hofmann this week, it was clear last season’s runners-up had some serious issues with the new campaign barely under way.

An opening day shock 2-0 defeat to Bayer Leverkusen last week highlighted some of those problems with coach Juergen Klopp racing against time to turn things around ahead of their next league game at Augsburg on Friday.

Aug 23, 2014

Leverkusen stun Dortmund 2-0 as Schalke lose again

BERLIN (Reuters) – Last season’s runners-up Borussia Dortmund suffered a shock 2-0 home defeat to Bayer Leverkusen at the start of their Bundesliga season on Saturday after the league’s fastest ever goal and another deep in stoppage time.

Winger Karim Bellarabi took nine seconds to score the opener for the visitors with Dortmund below par despite the return of Marco Reus after an injury that saw him miss the World Cup.

Aug 23, 2014

Soccer-Leverkusen stun Dortmund 2-0 as Schalke lose again

BERLIN, Aug 23 (Reuters) – Last season’s runners-up Borussia Dortmund suffered a shock 2-0 home defeat to Bayer Leverkusen at the start of their Bundesliga season on Saturday after the league’s fastest ever goal and another deep in stoppage time.

Winger Karim Bellarabi took nine seconds to score the opener for the visitors with Dortmund below par despite the return of Marco Reus after an injury that saw him miss the World Cup.

Aug 21, 2014

Wolfsburg ready to pounce on weakened Bayern in opener

BERLIN (Reuters) – VfL Wolfsburg are ready to take full advantage of an injury-weakened Bayern Munich when they face last season’s domestic double winners in the Bundesliga kickoff on Friday.

Bayern have had a difficult pre-season, losing a string of players to injury and forcing club bosses to review their transfer options and Wolfsburg are eyeing an opportuinty.

Aug 21, 2014

Soccer-Wolfsburg ready to pounce on weakened Bayern in opener

BERLIN, Aug 21 (Reuters) – VfL Wolfsburg are ready to take full advantage of an injury-weakened Bayern Munich when they face last season’s domestic double winners in the Bundesliga kickoff on Friday.

Bayern have had a difficult pre-season, losing a string of players to injury and forcing club bosses to review their transfer options and Wolfsburg are eyeing an opportuinty.

Aug 20, 2014

Booming Bundesliga to ride World Cup wave into 2014/15

BERLIN (Reuters) – The booming Bundesliga can expect another bumper season in 2014/15 with the world’s attention focussed firmly on Germany following their World Cup victory in Brazil.

The German top division has been growing in terms of spectators and finances for years with the trend set to continue into the new season that starts on Friday.

Aug 20, 2014

Bayern race to get fit as Dortmund prepare title tilt

BERLIN (Reuters) – Bundesliga powerhouse Bayern Munich and arch-rivals Borussia Dortmund look set to slug it out once again for the German league title when the season starts on Friday.

Both have strengthened their squads with key transfers and the pair lead the betting by a big margin over the other clubs.

Aug 20, 2014

Soccer-Bayern race to get fit as Dortmund prepare title tilt

BERLIN, Aug 19 (Reuters) – Bundesliga powerhouse Bayern Munich and arch-rivals Borussia Dortmund look set to slug it out once again for the German league title when the season starts on Friday.

Both have strengthened their squads with key transfers and the pair lead the betting by a big margin over the other clubs.

Aug 20, 2014

Soccer-Booming Bundesliga to ride World Cup wave into 2014/15

BERLIN, Aug 20 (Reuters) – The booming Bundesliga can expect another bumper season in 2014/15 with the world’s attention focussed firmly on Germany following their World Cup victory in Brazil.

The German top division has been growing in terms of spectators and finances for years with the trend set to continue into the new season that starts on Friday.

Aug 17, 2014

Holders Bayern make winning start in German Cup

BERLIN (Reuters) – Injury-hit Bayern Munich crushed third-tier Preussen Muenster 4-1 away on Sunday to bounce back from their midweek Super Cup defeat and launch a successful defence of their German Cup title.

Despite missing half a dozen key players through injury, including Franck Ribery and Bastian Schweinsteiger, Bayern were eager to make amends for Wednesday’s 2-0 defeat to Borussia Dortmund.

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