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Oct 9, 2014

Soccer-Fresh legs to carry German attack against Poland

BERLIN, Oct 9 (Reuters) – Germany coach Joachim Loew knew he would have to inject fresh legs into his squad to replace veterans after the World Cup, but a raft of injuries means he has had to delve deep into his playing stocks for their Euro 2016 qualifier against Poland.

With former captain Philipp Lahm, Per Mertesacker and Miroslav Klose ending their international careers after the tournament in Brazil in July, Loew was already forced to replace several first choice players.

Oct 4, 2014

Lewandowski, Robben strike twice as Bayern crush Hanover

BERLIN (Reuters) – Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski and Arjen Robben scored twice each as the champions crushed Hanover 96 4-0 in the Bundesliga on Saturday to go four points clear at the top of the table as rivals Borussia Dortmund lost to Hamburg SV.

The Bavarians, who have now kept a clean sheet in the last seven consecutive games in all competitions, needed only 13 minutes to tighten their grip on the game, scoring first through Poland’s Lewandowski, who controlled a superb Rafinha pass, before pounced on a Hanover mistake.

Oct 4, 2014

Soccer-Lewandowski, Robben strike twice as Bayern crush Hanover

BERLIN, Oct 4 (Reuters) – Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski and Arjen Robben scored twice each as the champions crushed Hanover 96 4-0 in the Bundesliga on Saturday to go four points clear at the top of the table as rivals Borussia Dortmund lost to Hamburg SV.

The Bavarians, who have now kept a clean sheet in the last seven consecutive games in all competitions, needed only 13 minutes to tighten their grip on the game, scoring first through Poland’s Lewandowski, who controlled a superb Rafinha pass, before pounced on a Hanover mistake.

Oct 2, 2014

Oslo 2022 Winter Olympics pullout no blow but changes needed – IOC

By Karolos Grohmann

(Reuters) – Oslo quitting the race to stage the 2022 Winter Olympics has not hurt the International Olympic Committee but has underlined that changes are needed to make the Games more attractive to bidders, president Thomas Bach told Reuters on Thursday.

IOC head Bach said that Norway’s decision to pull out was mainly “a political one” given the country’s current minority coalition government.

Oct 2, 2014

Oslo 2022 Games pullout no blow but changes needed – IOC

By Karolos Grohmann

(Reuters) – Oslo quitting the race to stage the 2022 Winter Olympics has not hurt the International Olympic Committee but has underlined that changes are needed to make the Games more attractive to bidders, president Thomas Bach told Reuters on Thursday.

IOC head Bach said that Norway’s decision to pull out was mainly “a political one” given the country’s current minority coalition government.

Oct 2, 2014

Olympics-Oslo 2022 Games pullout no blow but changes needed-IOC

Oct 2 (Reuters) – Oslo quitting the race to stage the 2022 Winter Olympics has not hurt the International Olympic Committee but has underlined that changes are needed to make the Games more attractive to bidders, president Thomas Bach told Reuters on Thursday.

IOC head Bach said that Norway’s decision to pull out was mainly “a political one” given the country’s current minority coalition government.

Oct 2, 2014

Dortmund want Europe form to spill over into league

By Karolos Grohmann

(Reuters) – Bundesliga strugglers Borussia Dortmund could not have hoped for a better start to the Champions League with maximum points from two games after they crushed Anderlecht 3-0 on Wednesday.

Coupled with an opening Group D win over Arsenal last month, the Germans are now in the driving seat with a perfect record and no goals conceded.

Oct 2, 2014

Soccer-Dortmund want Europe form to spill over into league

Oct 2 (Reuters) – Bundesliga strugglers Borussia Dortmund could not have hoped for a better start to the Champions League with maximum points from two games after they crushed Anderlecht 3-0 on Wednesday.

Coupled with an opening Group D win over Arsenal last month, the Germans are now in the driving seat with a perfect record and no goals conceded.

Oct 1, 2014

Bayern Munich yearn for more clinical finish

BERLIN (Reuters) – It was never going to be an exciting game given the empty stands in the Khimki Arena but Bayern Munich’s 1-0 Champions League win at CSKA Moscow on Tuesday highlighted the Germans’ need to make their dominance count more effectively.

A 22nd-minute Thomas Mueller penalty put them in the driving seat but despite a string of chances they just could not add to their score.

Oct 1, 2014

Soccer-Bayern Munich yearn for more clinical finish

BERLIN, Oct 1 (Reuters) – It was never going to be an exciting game given the empty stands in the Khimki Arena but Bayern Munich’s 1-0 Champions League win at CSKA Moscow on Tuesday highlighted the Germans’ need to make their dominance count more effectively.

A 22nd-minute Thomas Mueller penalty put them in the driving seat but despite a string of chances they just could not add to their score.

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