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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.

Sep 27, 2014

Schalke stun Dortmund 2-1 in Bundesliga derby

BERLIN (Reuters) – Schalke 04 beat rivals Borussia Dortmund 2-1 in their Bundesliga Ruhr valley derby on Saturday to confirm their improving form after a bad start to the season.

Joel Marip and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting scored for Schalke, who host Maribor in the Champions League on Tuesday, before Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang pulled one back for the visitors.

Sep 27, 2014

Soccer-Schalke stun Dortmund 2-1 in Bundesliga derby

BERLIN, Sept 27 (Reuters) – Schalke 04 beat rivals Borussia Dortmund 2-1 in their Bundesliga Ruhr valley derby on Saturday to confirm their improving form after a bad start to the season.

Joel Marip and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting scored for Schalke, who host Maribor in the Champions League on Tuesday, before Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang pulled one back for the visitors.

Sep 27, 2014

Legends, sandals and sweat, Spartathlon ticks all boxes

ATHENS (Reuters) – From a daring attempt by a group of friends to one of the most iconic endurance races in the world, the 246-km Spartathlon has defied the downturn in Greek sports, drawing record numbers as ultra marathons become more popular.

In a country that has seen international events wiped off the calendar amid a ravaging economic crisis, this race has captured the imagination of runners the world over making it a rare example of how to succeed in difficult financial times.

Sep 27, 2014

Athletics-Legends, sandals and sweat, Spartathlon ticks all boxes

ATHENS, Sept 27 (Reuters) – From a daring attempt by a group of friends to one of the most iconic endurance races in the world, the 246-km Spartathlon has defied the downturn in Greek sports, drawing record numbers as ultra marathons become more popular.

In a country that has seen international events wiped off the calendar amid a ravaging economic crisis, this race has captured the imagination of runners the world over making it a rare example of how to succeed in difflcult financial times.

Sep 25, 2014

Soccer-Dortmund eye Schalke derby for redemption

BERLIN, Sept 25 (Reuters) – There are few things that can lift the spirits of Borussia Dortmund fans, and help them forget a stuttering start to the Bundesliga, like a win over Ruhr valley rivals Schalke 04.

So that is exactly what coach Juergen Klopp’s team will look to deliver on Saturday given Dortmund’s failure to sparkle in the German league so far.

Sep 24, 2014

Late Immobile goal rescues draw for Dortmund

BERLIN (Reuters) – Borussia Dortmund staged a late comeback from two goals down to draw 2-2 with troubled VfB Stuttgart on Wednesday as they continued their stuttering start to the Bundesliga season.

The visitors, who had sacked sports chief Fredi Bobic hours earlier, looked to be cruising to their first win of the campaign when Daniel Didavi struck twice early in the second half for a two-goal cushion.

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