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Apr 22, 2015

Guardiola weathers first Bayern Munich storm in style

By Karolos Grohmann

(Reuters) – Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola weathered his first major crisis at the German club, coming out stronger after his team crushed Porto 7-4 on aggregate on Tuesday to move into the Champions League last four.

The Spaniard in his second season in charge was with his back to the wall after their surprise 3-1 first leg defeat in Portugal last week.

Apr 22, 2015

Soccer-Guardiola weathers first Bayern Munich storm in style

April 22 (Reuters) – Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola weathered his first major crisis at the German club, coming out stronger after his team crushed Porto 7-4 on aggregate on Tuesday to move into the Champions League last four.

The Spaniard in his second season in charge was with his back to the wall after their surprise 3-1 first leg defeat in Portugal last week.

Apr 21, 2015

Horrific 26-minute spell dashed Porto’s hopes – Lopetegui

MUNICH (Reuters) – A disastrous first-half spell was enough to dash Porto’s hopes of reaching the Champions League semi-finals as they lost 6-1 to Bayern Munich on Tuesday, Porto coach Julen Lopetegui said.

The Spaniard, a former team mate of Bayern coach Pep Guardiola, had steered his side to the last eight without losing a match and their 3-1 first leg victory over the German champions had left them brimming with confidence.

Apr 21, 2015

Soccer-Horrific 26-minute spell dashed Porto’s hopes-Lopetegui

MUNICH, April 22 (Reuters) – A disastrous first-half spell was enough to dash Porto’s hopes of reaching the Champions League semi-finals as they lost 6-1 to Bayern Munich on Tuesday, Porto coach Julen Lopetegui said.

The Spaniard, a former team mate of Bayern coach Pep Guardiola, had steered his side to the last eight without losing a match and their 3-1 first leg victory over the German champions had left them brimming with confidence.

Apr 20, 2015

SportAccord chief launches scathing attack on IOC

By Karolos Grohmann

(Reuters) – The International Olympic Committee (IOC) president is blocking plans by a sports federations umbrella group to set up its own multi-sports events, SportAccord President Marius Vizer said on Monday in a scathing attacking on the IOC.

International judo federation president Vizer, whose SportAccord organization represents Olympic and non-Olympic sports federations and organizers of multi-sports games, said Bach interfered with the autonomy of sports bodies.

Apr 20, 2015

Olympics-SportAccord chief launches scathing attack on IOC

April 20 (Reuters) – The International Olympic Committee (IOC) president is blocking plans by a sports federations umbrella group to set up its own multi-sports events, SportAccord President Marius Vizer said on Monday in a scathing attacking on the IOC.

International judo federation president Vizer, whose SportAccord organisation represents Olympic and non-Olympic sports federations and organisers of multi-sports games, said Bach interfered with the autonomy of sports bodies.

Apr 20, 2015

Bayern hope Pep-talk will boost confidence for Porto

BERLIN (Reuters) – Bayern Munich are on a mission with coach Pep Guardiola firing up his injury-hit team as they seek to reverse a 3-1 deficit against Porto in the Champions League quarter-final second leg on Tuesday.

    The five-times European champions, who have reached the final three times since 2010, find themselves in the unusual position of having to come from behind.

Apr 20, 2015

Soccer-Bayern hope Pep-talk will boost confidence for Porto

BERLIN, April 20 (Reuters) – Bayern Munich are on a mission with coach Pep Guardiola firing up his injury-hit team as they seek to reverse a 3-1 deficit against Porto in the Champions League quarter-final second leg on Tuesday.

The five-times European champions, who have reached the final three times since 2010, find themselves in the unusual position of having to come from behind.

Apr 19, 2015

Dortmund seal deal for Tuchel to succeed Klopp

BERLIN (Reuters) – Borussia Dortmund have named Thomas Tuchel to succeed Juergen Klopp as their manager on a three-year-deal, the Bundesliga club said on Sunday, ending a frantic week for the former European champions

Tuchel, who managed Mainz 05 for five seasons between 2009 and 2014, will take up the post from July 1 after Klopp surprisingly announced on Wednesday that he would be ending his seven-year tenure at the club.

Apr 19, 2015

Soccer-Dortmund seal deal for Tuchel to succeed Klopp

BERLIN, April 19 (Reuters) – Borussia Dortmund have named Thomas Tuchel to succeed Juergen Klopp as their manager on a three-year-deal, the Bundesliga club said on Sunday, ending a frantic week for the former European champions

Tuchel, who managed Mainz 05 for five seasons between 2009 and 2014, will take up the post from July 1 after Klopp surprisingly announced on Wednesday that he would be ending his seven-year tenure at the club.

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