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Apr 26, 2015

Soccer-Bayern ooze efficiency in 25th league title win

BERLIN, April 26 (Reuters) – Bayern Munich’s 25th German league title victory on Sunday came as no real surprise with the Bavarians having only their own records to beat in a season that they turned into a procession.

Bayern shot out of the blocks and never looked back even when players like Thiago Alcantara and Javi Martinez were ruled out early in the campaign.

Apr 26, 2015

Bayern win Bundesliga title with four games left

BERLIN (Reuters) – Treble-chasing Bayern Munich won a third straight Bundesliga title after VfL Wolfsburg lost at Borussia Moenchengladbach on Sunday to leave the champions with an unassailable 15-point lead with four games left.

Bayern, who have now claimed a total of 25 German league titles including one before the Bundesliga’s creation in 1963, beat Hertha Berlin 1-0 on Saturday but had to put the champagne on ice until after second-placed Wolfsburg’s game on Sunday.

Apr 26, 2015

Soccer-Bayern win Bundesliga title with four games left

BERLIN, April 26 (Reuters) – Treble-chasing Bayern Munich won a third straight Bundesliga title after VfL Wolfsburg lost at Borussia Moenchengladbach on Sunday to leave the champions with an unassailable 15-point lead with four games left.

Bayern, who have now claimed a total of 25 German league titles including one before the Bundesliga’s creation in 1963, beat Hertha Berlin 1-0 on Saturday but had to put the champagne on ice until after second-placed Wolfsburg’s game on Sunday.

Apr 23, 2015

European Games not under threat from new championships – Clegg

By Karolos Grohmann

(Reuters) – The future of the European Games will not be threatened by a recently-announced European sports championships, with the 2015 Baku Games having done “phenomenal” preparation for the event to be established, Games chief Simon Clegg said on Thursday.

The Azeri capital will host Europe’s first continental multi-sport event from June 12-28 and Clegg said the recently-announced 2018 European sports championships would prove no threat to the next edition of the Games in 2019.

Apr 23, 2015

Games-European Games not under threat from new championships-Clegg

April 23 (Reuters) – The future of the European Games will not be threatened by a recently-announced European sports championships, with the 2015 Baku Games having done “phenomenal” preparation for the event to be established, Games chief Simon Clegg said on Thursday.

The Azeri capital will host Europe’s first continental multi-sport event from June 12-28 and Clegg said the recently-announced 2018 European sports championships would prove no threat to the next edition of the Games in 2019.

Apr 23, 2015

Bayern hope to cap successful week with Bundesliga title

By Karolos Grohmann

(Reuters) – Bayern Munich have all but secured their third consecutive Bundesliga title and victory over Hertha Berlin on Saturday could see them clinch it as early as this weekend.

Buoyed by their 6-1 demolition of Porto in the Champions League on Tuesday and a spot in the last four, Bayern have been all smiles this week.

Apr 23, 2015

Soccer-Bayern hope to cap successful week with Bundesliga title

April 23 (Reuters) – Bayern Munich have all but secured their third consecutive Bundesliga title and victory over Hertha Berlin on Saturday could see them clinch it as early as this weekend.

Buoyed by their 6-1 demolition of Porto in the Champions League on Tuesday and a spot in the last four, Bayern have been all smiles this week.

Apr 22, 2015

Guardiola weathers first Bayern Munich storm in style

By Karolos Grohmann

(Reuters) – Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola weathered his first major crisis at the German club, coming out stronger after his team crushed Porto 7-4 on aggregate on Tuesday to move into the Champions League last four.

The Spaniard in his second season in charge was with his back to the wall after their surprise 3-1 first leg defeat in Portugal last week.

Apr 22, 2015

Soccer-Guardiola weathers first Bayern Munich storm in style

April 22 (Reuters) – Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola weathered his first major crisis at the German club, coming out stronger after his team crushed Porto 7-4 on aggregate on Tuesday to move into the Champions League last four.

The Spaniard in his second season in charge was with his back to the wall after their surprise 3-1 first leg defeat in Portugal last week.

Apr 21, 2015

Horrific 26-minute spell dashed Porto’s hopes – Lopetegui

MUNICH (Reuters) – A disastrous first-half spell was enough to dash Porto’s hopes of reaching the Champions League semi-finals as they lost 6-1 to Bayern Munich on Tuesday, Porto coach Julen Lopetegui said.

The Spaniard, a former team mate of Bayern coach Pep Guardiola, had steered his side to the last eight without losing a match and their 3-1 first leg victory over the German champions had left them brimming with confidence.

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