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Mar 10, 2015

Bayern ready for ‘final’ against Shakhtar

BERLIN (Reuters) – Bayern Munich go into their Champions League last-16 second leg at home to Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday knowing the game will make or break their season.

Bayern are runaway Bundesliga leaders and also reached the German Cup quarter-finals last week, but anything short of lifting Europe’s biggest club crown will be considered a failure for Germany’s wealthiest team.

Mar 10, 2015

Soccer-Bayern ready for ‘final’ against Shakhtar

BERLIN, March 10 (Reuters) – Bayern Munich go into their Champions League last-16 second leg at home to Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday knowing the game will make or break their season.

Bayern are runaway Bundesliga leaders and also reached the German Cup quarter-finals last week, but anything short of lifting Europe’s biggest club crown will be considered a failure for Germany’s wealthiest team.

Mar 5, 2015

Stevens’ job on the line as Stuttgart host Hertha

By Karolos Grohmann

(Reuters) – VfB Stuttgart coach Huub Stevens’ job could be on the line when the former Bundesliga champions host Hertha Berlin on Friday with another defeat likely to see the Dutchman go.

Stevens, brought in last season to help them avoid relegation, returned again in November to take over from sacked Armin Veh with exactly the same aim.

Mar 5, 2015

Soccer-Stevens’ job on the line as Stuttgart host Hertha

March 5 (Reuters) – VfB Stuttgart coach Huub Stevens’ job could be on the line when the former Bundesliga champions host Hertha Berlin on Friday with another defeat likely to see the Dutchman go.

Stevens, brought in last season to help them avoid relegation, returned again in November to take over from sacked Armin Veh with exactly the same aim.

Mar 3, 2015

Immobile double puts Dortmund in Cup last eight

BERLIN (Reuters) – Borussia Dortmund’s Ciro Immobile struck twice in the second half to secure a 2-0 victory at third tier Dynamo Dresden and a place in the German Cup quarter-finals on Tuesday.

The Italian, criticised for a lack of Bundesliga goals this season, pounced on a cross-field pass from Dynamo’s Michael Hefele to snatch the lead five minutes after the break on a bumpy pitch that resembled a ploughed field in parts.

Mar 3, 2015

Soccer-Immobile double puts Dortmund in Cup last eight

BERLIN, March 3 (Reuters) – Borussia Dortmund’s Ciro Immobile struck twice in the second half to secure a 2-0 victory at third tier Dynamo Dresden and a place in the German Cup quarter-finals on Tuesday.

The Italian, criticised for a lack of Bundesliga goals this season, pounced on a cross-field pass from Dynamo’s Michael Hefele to snatch the lead five minutes after the break on a bumpy pitch that resembled a ploughed field in parts.

Mar 3, 2015

Immobile double takes Dortmund past Dynamo in German Cup

BERLIN (Reuters) – Borussia Dortmund’s Ciro Immobile struck twice in the second half to secure a 2-0 victory at third tier Dynamo Dresden and a place in the German Cup quarter-finals on Tuesday.

The Italian, criticised for a lack of Bundesliga goals this season, pounced on a cross-field pass from Dynamo’s Michael Hefele to snatch the lead five minutes after the break on a bumpy pitch that resembled a ploughed field in parts.

Mar 3, 2015

Soccer-Immobile double takes Dortmund past Dynamo in German Cup

BERLIN, March 3 (Reuters) – Borussia Dortmund’s Ciro Immobile struck twice in the second half to secure a 2-0 victory at third tier Dynamo Dresden and a place in the German Cup quarter-finals on Tuesday.

The Italian, criticised for a lack of Bundesliga goals this season, pounced on a cross-field pass from Dynamo’s Michael Hefele to snatch the lead five minutes after the break on a bumpy pitch that resembled a ploughed field in parts.

Mar 3, 2015

Doping-German soccer in spotlight after commission findings

BERLIN, March 3 (Reuters) – German football was thrown into turmoil after a doping commission said the use of banned substances in the sport as well as in cycling in the 1970s and 1980s was more than just individual athletes stepping over the line.

For decades the country sought to investigate East Germany’s systematic doping before the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 but there were indications doping was also present in West German sports.

Mar 3, 2015

Past sins put German football in doping spotlight

BERLIN (Reuters) – German football was thrown into turmoil after a doping commission said the use of banned substances in the sport as well as in cycling in the 1970s and 80s was more than just individual athletes stepping over the line.

For decades the country sought to investigate East Germany’s systematic doping before the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 but there were indications doping was also present in West German sports.

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