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Apr 10, 2014

Soccer-Bayern face Dortmund amid bitter loan row

April 10 (Reuters) – Champions Bayern Munich meet second-placed Borussia Dortmund with Bundesliga bragging rights already awarded this season but a bitter row over an old loan between the clubs has fanned the rivalry for the league’s top two teams.

The Bavarians have already trumped Dortmund by winning the league in record time and advancing to the Champions League semi-finals at the expense of Manchester United.

Apr 9, 2014

Dortmund come out on top despite European exit

By Karolos Grohmann

(Reuters) – Borussia Dortmund may have missed out on a Champions League semi-finals berth following an agonising 3-2 aggregate defeat to Real Madrid but the German club can regard themselves as winners on many levels.

Their fighting spirit and attacking prowess were again on full display as they embarrassed the Spaniards with a dazzling performance to win 2-0 at home on Tuesday but they were unable to balance out the deficit of their first leg loss in Madrid.

Apr 9, 2014

Soccer-Dortmund come out on top despite European exit

April 9 (Reuters) – Borussia Dortmund may have missed out on a Champions League semi-finals berth following an agonising 3-2 aggregate defeat to Real Madrid but the German club can regard themselves as winners on many levels.

Their fighting spirit and attacking prowess were again on full display as they embarrassed the Spaniards with a dazzling performance to win 2-0 at home on Tuesday but they were unable to balance out the deficit of their first leg loss in Madrid.

Apr 7, 2014

Ronaldo magic to send Real past Dortmund into last four

BERLIN (Reuters) – Cristiano Ronaldo will be fit to terrorize Borussia Dortmund’s defense on Tuesday despite a niggle in his knee, and build on Real Madrid’s 3-0 first leg advantage to book a spot in the Champions League last four.

Real coach Carlo Ancelotti rested the Champions League top scorer for Saturday’s 4-0 La Liga win at Real Sociedad that helped them keep pace with leaders Atletico Madrid and second-placed champions Barcelona.

Apr 7, 2014

Soccer-Ronaldo magic to send Real past Dortmund into last four

BERLIN, April 7 (Reuters) – Cristiano Ronaldo will be fit to terrorise Borussia Dortmund’s defence on Tuesday despite a niggle in his knee, and build on Real Madrid’s 3-0 first leg advantage to book a spot in the Champions League last four.

Real coach Carlo Ancelotti rested the Champions League top scorer for Saturday’s 4-0 La Liga win at Real Sociedad that helped them keep pace with leaders Atletico Madrid and second-placed champions Barcelona.

Apr 5, 2014

Bayern slump to first league loss in 18 months

BERLIN (Reuters) – Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich suffered their first league defeat in 18 months when they slumped to a 1-0 loss at Augsburg on Saturday as Sascha Moelder’s first-half strike ended their record 53-game unbeaten league run.

The Bavarians, who clinched this season’s title in record time with seven games left, had not lost in the Bundesliga since a 2-1 defeat by Bayer Leverkusen in October 2012.

Apr 5, 2014

Soccer-Bayern slump to first league loss in 18 months

BERLIN, April 5 (Reuters) – Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich suffered their first league defeat in 18 months when they slumped to a 1-0 loss at Augsburg on Saturday as Sascha Moelder’s first-half strike ended their record 53-game unbeaten league run.

The Bavarians, who clinched this season’s title in record time with seven games left, had not lost in the Bundesliga since a 2-1 defeat by Bayer Leverkusen in October 2012.

Apr 3, 2014

Former champions Werder eye Schalke salvation

By Karolos Grohmann

(Reuters) – Locked in a relegation battle for the second consecutive season, former Bundesliga champions Werder Bremen hope to retain their top flight status earlier than they did last year with a victory over Schalke 04 on Saturday.

The 2004 champions, who were runners-up four years later, secured their place in the top division on the penultimate weekend of last season.

Apr 3, 2014

Soccer-Former champions Werder eye Schalke salvation

April 3 (Reuters) – Locked in a relegation battle for the second consecutive season, former Bundesliga champions Werder Bremen hope to retain their top flight status earlier than they did last year with a victory over Schalke 04 on Saturday.

The 2004 champions, who were runners-up four years later, secured their place in the top division on the penultimate weekend of last season.

Apr 3, 2014

Dortmund retain ‘glimmer of hope’ for Real return leg

By Karolos Grohmann

(Reuters) – Last season’s runners-up Borussia Dortmund were left ruing a number of missed chances in their 3-0 first leg defeat at Real Madrid in the Champions League on Wednesday, admitting they now had only a slim chance of making the last four.

Dortmund conceded an early goal but missed several good chances to equalise before Real struck twice more to give the Spaniards a big advantage going into the return leg next week.

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