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Feb 28, 2015

Late Dortmund flurry earns fourth successive win

BERLIN (Reuters) – Fast-improving Borussia Dortmund notched their fourth straight Bundesliga win after scoring three times in eight minutes late on to earn a 3-0 home victory over Ruhr Valley rivals Schalke 04 on Saturday.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang put them ahead in the 78th minute, after last season’s runners-up had squandered a dozen scoring chances, and the Gabon international celebrated by donning a Batman mask.

Feb 28, 2015

Soccer-Late Dortmund flurry earns fourth successive win

BERLIN, Feb 28 (Reuters) – Fast-improving Borussia Dortmund notched their fourth straight Bundesliga win after scoring three times in eight minutes late on to earn a 3-0 home victory over Ruhr Valley rivals Schalke 04 on Saturday.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang put them ahead in the 78th minute, after last season’s runners-up had squandered a dozen scoring chances, and the Gabon international celebrated by donning a Batman mask.

Feb 27, 2015

Exclusive: Nepal officials urge FIFA for full probe of own chief

By Karolos Grohmann

(Reuters) – All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) vice presidents are calling for world soccer’s governing body to launch a fully- fledged probe into their own president Ganesh Thapa before his self-imposed four-month suspension runs out next week.

FIFA said on Nov. 4 that Thapa had willingly stepped down from all his positions for 120 days after the sport’s ruling body said it would look into allegations of misconduct.

Feb 27, 2015

Soccer-Nepal officials urge FIFA for full probe of own chief

Feb 27 (Reuters) – All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) vice presidents are calling for world soccer’s governing body to launch a fully- fledged probe into their own president Ganesh Thapa before his self-imposed four-month suspension runs out next week.

FIFA said on Nov. 4 that Thapa had willingly stepped down from all his positions for 120 days after the sport’s ruling body said it would look into allegations of misconduct.

Feb 26, 2015

Ruhr valley derby key for Dortmund, Schalke future

By Karolos Grohmann

(Reuters) – When Borussia Dortmund host Schalke 04 in their Ruhr valley clash on Saturday there is more at stake than just bragging rights in what is Germany’s biggest derby.

Both teams are eager to get their seasons back into full swing with Schalke eyeing a Champions League spot for next season and Dortmund still battling to avoid relegation.

Feb 26, 2015

Soccer-Ruhr valley derby key for Dortmund, Schalke future

Feb 26 (Reuters) – When Borussia Dortmund host Schalke 04 in their Ruhr valley clash on Saturday there is more at stake than just bragging rights in what is Germany’s biggest derby.

Both teams are eager to get their seasons back into full swing with Schalke eyeing a Champions League spot for next season and Dortmund still battling to avoid relegation.

Feb 25, 2015

Dortmund upbeat despite defensive blunders at Juve

By Karolos Grohmann

(Reuters) – Borussia Dortmund are confident their away goal will be enough to carry them past Juventus despite defensive blunders that saw them lose 2-1 in their Champions League Round of 16 first leg in Turin in Tuesday.

Dortmund have only themselves to blame for leaving the Italian city with a defeat, with both of Juve’s goals exposing a napping defence in an otherwise solid performance by the Germans, especially in a strong first half.

Feb 25, 2015

Soccer-Dortmund upbeat despite defensive blunders at Juve

Feb 25 (Reuters) – Borussia Dortmund are confident their away goal will be enough to carry them past Juventus despite defensive blunders that saw them lose 2-1 in their Champions League Round of 16 first leg in Turin in Tuesday.

Dortmund have only themselves to blame for leaving the Italian city with a defeat, with both of Juve’s goals exposing a napping defence in an otherwise solid performance by the Germans, especially in a strong first half.

Feb 24, 2015

Road rage not a concern for Simeone’s Atletico

BERLIN (Reuters) – Atletico Madrid, tough to beat on the road in the Champions League, pose a stern test for a Bayer Leverkusen side in poor form and with an equally poor record against Spanish clubs in Europe.

Last season’s runners-up have lost one of their nine away games in the competition since September 2013, winning five of them, and will be confident of taking a positive result home from Wednesday’s Round of 16 first leg.

Feb 24, 2015

Soccer-Road rage not a concern for Simeone’s Atletico

BERLIN, Feb 24 (Reuters) – Atletico Madrid, tough to beat on the road in the Champions League, pose a stern test for a Bayer Leverkusen side in poor form and with an equally poor record against Spanish clubs in Europe.

Last season’s runners-up have lost one of their nine away games in the competition since September 2013, winning five of them, and will be confident of taking a positive result home from Wednesday’s Round of 16 first leg.

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