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Apr 2, 2014

Soccer-Bayern hopeful of last four spot even without Schweini

April 2 (Reuters) – Bayern Munich are confident they will compensate for the absences of Bastian Schweinsteiger and Javi Martinez when they meet Manchester United in the Champions League quarter-final second leg and book their spot in the next round.

Midfielder Schweinsteiger, who scored the equaliser in their 1-1 draw at Manchester on Tuesday was sent off in the last minute with a second yellow card following a hard tackle on Wayne Rooney.

Mar 29, 2014

Hoffenheim snap Bayern streak, Dortmund win

By Karolos Grohmann

(Reuters) – Hoffenheim surprisingly ended champions Bayern Munich’s 19-game Bundesliga winning streak with a 3-3 draw after taking the lead and then fighting back from two goals down on Saturday.

Borussia Dortmund’s Marco Reus scored a hat-trick to bring his team back from two goals behind as they beat relegation-threatened VfB Stuttgart 3-2 to remain in second place.

Mar 29, 2014

Soccer-Hoffenheim snap Bayern streak, Dortmund win

March 29 (Reuters) – Hoffenheim surprisingly ended champions Bayern Munich’s 19-game Bundesliga winning streak with a 3-3 draw after taking the lead and then fighting back from two goals down on Saturday.

Borussia Dortmund’s Marco Reus scored a hat-trick to bring his team back from two goals behind as they beat relegation-threatened VfB Stuttgart 3-2 to remain in second place.

Mar 27, 2014

Monster weekend for ‘Bundesliga Dinosaur’ Hamburg

By Karolos Grohmann

(Reuters) – ‘Bundesliga Dinosaur’ Hamburg SV’s battle to avoid their first relegation season hots up on Sunday and coach Mirko Slomka is hoping a win at Borussia Moenchengladbach will provide the turning point.

The former European champions are the only team never to have played in the second division since the Bundesliga was set up in 1963, hence their dinosaur nickname.

Mar 27, 2014

Soccer-Monster weekend for ‘Bundesliga Dinosaur’ Hamburg

March 27 (Reuters) – ‘Bundesliga Dinosaur’ Hamburg SV’s battle to avoid their first relegation season hots up on Sunday and coach Mirko Slomka is hoping a win at Borussia Moenchengladbach will provide the turning point.

The former European champions are the only team never to have played in the second division since the Bundesliga was set up in 1963, hence their dinosaur nickname.

Mar 27, 2014

Guendogan’s Dortmund future settled soon – CEO

By Karolos Grohmann

(Reuters) – Germany international Ilkay Guendogan’s future at Borussia Dortmund will be decided in the coming weeks as the creative midfielder, whose contract runs out in 2015, battles back from injury, club CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke said on Friday.

The gifted 23-year-old playmaker, a target for several top European clubs, has been injured since August last year with a date for his comeback yet to be set.

Mar 27, 2014

Soccer-Guendogan’s Dortmund future settled soon – CEO

March 27 (Reuters) – Germany international Ilkay Guendogan’s future at Borussia Dortmund will be decided in the coming weeks as the creative midfielder, whose contract runs out in 2015, battles back from injury, club CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke said on Friday.

The gifted 23-year-old playmaker, a target for several top European clubs, has been injured since August last year with a date for his comeback yet to be set.

Mar 26, 2014

Bayern wrap up fastest Bundesliga title triumph

By Karolos Grohmann

(Reuters) – Bayern Munich clinched the Bundesliga title in record time by beating Hertha Berlin 3-1 on Tuesday thanks to goals from Toni Kroos, Mario Goetze and Franck Ribery with seven games left in the campaign.

Last season’s treble winners claimed their 23rd Bundesliga crown with a 10th straight away victory, stretching their winning streak to a staggering 19 consecutive league games and their unbeaten run to 52 league matches – all Bundesliga records.

Mar 25, 2014

Champions Bayern breaking more records under Guardiola

By Karolos Grohmann

(Reuters) – When former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola agreed last year to join Bayern Munich this season, the Bavarian club was in the middle of challenging for three trophies.

A few months later his predecessor Jupp Heynckes crowned his retirement with the first German club treble of domestic league and cup titles and the Champions League.

Mar 25, 2014

Soccer-Bayern wrap up fastest Bundesliga title triumph

March 25 (Reuters) – Bayern Munich clinched the Bundesliga title in record time by beating Hertha Berlin 3-1 on Tuesday thanks to goals from Toni Kroos, Mario Goetze and Franck Ribery with seven games left in the campaign.

Last season’s treble winners claimed their 23rd Bundesliga crown with a 10th straight away victory, stretching their winning streak to a staggering 19 consecutive games and their unbeaten run to 52 league matches – all Bundesliga records.

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