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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.

Feb 21, 2015

Lewandowski, Robben doubles lead Bayern rout of Paderborn

BERLIN (Reuters) – Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski and Arjen Robben struck twice as the champions annihilated promoted Paderborn 6-0 on Saturday to open up an 11-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga.

Poland international Lewandowski, who has yet to deliver the goal rush expected from him when he joined from rivals Borussia Dortmund this season, has not been an automatic starter.

Feb 21, 2015

Soccer-Lewandowski, Robben doubles lead Bayern rout of Paderborn

BERLIN, Feb 21 (Reuters) – Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski and Arjen Robben struck twice as the champions annihilated promoted Paderborn 6-0 on Saturday to open up an 11-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga.

Poland international Lewandowski, who has yet to deliver the goal rush expected from him when he joined from rivals Borussia Dortmund this season, has not been an automatic starter.

Feb 18, 2015

We have only ourselves to blame, say Bayern after draw

By Karolos Grohmann

(Reuters) – Dominant in the first half but scrappy and ineffective in the second, Bayern Munich blamed themselves for failing to score in their 0-0 draw at Shakhtar Donetsk for their Champions League Round of 16 first leg on Tuesday.

The Bavarians had the best scoring chances and allowed only one shot on goal from their opponents but did not make their dominance count, lacking the final pass in front of goal.

Feb 18, 2015

Soccer-We have only ourselves to blame, say Bayern after draw

Feb 18 (Reuters) – Dominant in the first half but scrappy and ineffective in the second, Bayern Munich blamed themselves for failing to score in their 0-0 draw at Shakhtar Donetsk for their Champions League Round of 16 first leg on Tuesday.

The Bavarians had the best scoring chances and allowed only one shot on goal from their opponents but did not make their dominance count, lacking the final pass in front of goal.

Feb 17, 2015

Real expect return to top form against Schalke

By Karolos Grohmann

(Reuters) – Holders Real Madrid do not expect another goal bonanza at Schalke 04 in Wednesday’s Champions League Round of 16 first leg after their big win last season, with midfielder Toni Kroos warning not to underestimate the Germans.

Coach Carlo Ancelotti will be hoping his normally formidable attacking trident of Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema, known collectively in Spain as ‘BBC’, return to top form in time for the trip to Germany.

Feb 17, 2015

Soccer-Real expect return to top form against Schalke

Feb 17 (Reuters) – Holders Real Madrid do not expect another goal bonanza at Schalke 04 in Wednesday’s Champions League Round of 16 first leg after their big win last season, with midfielder Toni Kroos warning not to underestimate the Germans.

Coach Carlo Ancelotti will be hoping his normally formidable attacking trident of Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema, known collectively in Spain as ‘BBC’, return to top form in time for the trip to Germany.

Feb 16, 2015

Preview: Bayern hit form as Shakhtar await in Lviv

By Karolos Grohmann

(Reuters) – Bayern Munich are confident they have returned to top form just in time for their Champions League round of 16 first leg against Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday after their biggest Bundesliga win in 31 years on Saturday.

The German champions’ dress rehearsal ahead of the trip to Ukraine was a resounding success as they demolished Hamburg SV 8-0 in a flawless performance that saw Dutchman Arjen Robben continue his impressive form by scoring two goals.

Feb 11, 2015

Olympics: Berlin 2024 Games plan is on thin financial ice – expert

BERLIN (Reuters) – Berlin’s potential 2024 Olympic bid could be the wrong financial decision with the city deep in debt and lacking the infrastructure to host such a global event, the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) said on Wednesday.

Berlin, which staged the Games in 1936, and Hamburg are battling for the green light from the German sports authorities to launch a bid for the 2024 summer Olympics.

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