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Nov 6, 2014

Soccer-Gladbach revive ’70s memories with unbeaten run

BERLIN, Nov 6 (Reuters) – Borussia Moenchengladbach’s unbeaten run that has seen them emerge as the toughest challengers to leaders Bayern Munich has revived memories of the all-conquering team of the 1970s ahead of Sunday’s clash with Borussia Dortmund.

Gladbach, five-time champions from 1970 to 1977, have this season equalled the 17-game unbeaten run of the great 1970/71 team coached by Hennes Weisweiler to stay four points off the Bavarians along with VfL Wolfsburg, who are second on goal difference.

Nov 6, 2014

All-conquering Bayern suffer Alaba injury blow

By Karolos Grohmann

(Reuters) – Bayern Munich’s smooth passage into the Champions League knockout stage hit a speed bump on Wednesday after it emerged that versatile Austrian international David Alaba could be out for the rest of the year.

All appeared well for Pep Guardiola’s fast and flexible team when they beat Roma 2-0 at the Allianz Arena to maintain their perfect record after four games and advance to the Round of 16 with two games to spare, the fastest ever by a German team.

Nov 6, 2014

Soccer-All-conquering Bayern suffer Alaba injury blow

Nov 6 (Reuters) – Bayern Munich’s smooth passage into the Champions League knockout stage hit a speed bump on Wednesday after it emerged that versatile Austrian international David Alaba could be out for the rest of the year.

All appeared well for Pep Guardiola’s fast and flexible team when they beat Roma 2-0 at the Allianz Arena to maintain their perfect record after four games and advance to the Round of 16 with two games to spare, the fastest ever by a German team.

Nov 5, 2014

Dortmund tank up on confidence as league battle looms

By Karolos Grohmann

(Reuters) – The sight of smiling Borussia Dortmund players after a game has been a rare sight these days but their Champions League knockout qualification with a 4-1 win over Galatsaray on Tuesday provided much-needed confidence for a planned league comeback.

Dortmund made their best start to the Champions League with their fourth win in four Group D games.

Nov 5, 2014

Soccer-Dortmund tank up on confidence as league battle looms

Nov 5 (Reuters) – The sight of smiling Borussia Dortmund players after a game has been a rare sight these days but their Champions League knockout qualification with a 4-1 win over Galatsaray on Tuesday provided much-needed confidence for a planned league comeback.

Dortmund made their best start to the Champions League with their fourth win in four Group D games.

Nov 4, 2014

Bayern target quick qualification with Roma win

BERLIN (Reuters) – Bayern Munich are making short work of the Champions League group stage, the German giants aware that a home victory over Roma on Wednesday will advance them to the knockout round with two games to spare.

The Bavarians, who recorded their biggest away win in the competition when they crushed Roma 7-1 in the Italian capital last month, are in scintillating form and top Group E on a maximum nine points from three games.

Nov 4, 2014

Soccer-Bayern target quick qualification with Roma win

BERLIN, Nov 4 (Reuters) – Bayern Munich are making short work of the Champions League group stage, the German giants aware that a home victory over Roma on Wednesday will advance them to the knockout round with two games to spare.

The Bavarians, who recorded their biggest away win in the competition when they crushed Roma 7-1 in the Italian capital last month, are in scintillating form and top Group E on a maximum nine points from three games.

Oct 30, 2014

Preview – Bayern face Dortmund with relations at new low

BERLIN (Reuters) – Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich face Borussia Dortmund on Saturday with relations between the German heavyweights seemingly at an all-time low.

The atmosphere between the clubs soured since Bayern began snapping up Dortmund players two years ago, with Mario Goetze becoming the first of a successful Dortmund team to leave for their league rivals.

Oct 30, 2014

Bayern face Dortmund with relations at new low

BERLIN (Reuters) – Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich face Borussia Dortmund on Saturday with relations between the German heavyweights seemingly at an all-time low.

The atmosphere between the clubs soured since Bayern began snapping up Dortmund players two years ago, with Mario Goetze becoming the first of a successful Dortmund team to leave for their league rivals.

Oct 30, 2014

Soccer-Bayern face Dortmund with relations at new low

BERLIN, Oct 30 (Reuters) – Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich face Borussia Dortmund on Saturday with relations between the German heavyweights seemingly at an all-time low.

The atmosphere between the clubs soured since Bayern began snapping up Dortmund players two years ago, with Mario Goetze becoming the first of a successful Dortmund team to leave for their league rivals.

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