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Mar 19, 2015

No time for Schalke and Leverkusen to mourn European exit

BERLIN (Reuters) – Bayer Leverkusen and Schalke 04 have been eliminated from the Champions League days ago but the two sides meet in the Bundesliga on Saturday to battle it out for a spot in Europe’s premier club competition next season.

Neither team will have much time to think about their Champions League round of 16 exit, Schalke bowing out to Real Madrid despite beating them 4-3 in Spain and Leverkusen beaten on penalties by Atletico Madrid.

Mar 19, 2015

Soccer-No time for Schalke and Leverkusen to mourn European exit

BERLIN, March 19 (Reuters) – Bayer Leverkusen and Schalke 04 have been eliminated from the Champions League days ago but the two sides meet in the Bundesliga on Saturday to battle it out for a spot in Europe’s premier club competition next season.

Neither team will have much time to think about their Champions League round of 16 exit, Schalke bowing out to Real Madrid despite beating them 4-3 in Spain and Leverkusen beaten on penalties by Atletico Madrid.

Mar 19, 2015

Dortmund bow out of Europe to move into season-rescue mode

By Karolos Grohmann

(Reuters) – Attack-minded Borussia Dortmund, who lit up the Champions League with some memorable performances in the past four seasons, bowed out of Europe indefinitely, ironically hit by a goal drought.

Their 3-0 loss to Juventus on Wednesday saw them eliminated from the competition’s round of 16 with a 5-1 aggregate defeat with their Champions League run, that also included the 2013 final, now put on hold for at least one season.

Mar 19, 2015

Soccer-Dortmund bow out of Europe to move into season-rescue mode

March 19 (Reuters) – Attack-minded Borussia Dortmund, who lit up the Champions League with some memorable performances in the past four seasons, bowed out of Europe indefinitely, ironically hit by a goal drought.

Their 3-0 loss to Juventus on Wednesday saw them eliminated from the competition’s round of 16 with a 5-1 aggregate defeat with their Champions League run, that also included the 2013 final, now put on hold for at least one season.

Mar 18, 2015

Leverkusen nerves prove costly once more

By Karolos Grohmann

(Reuters) – Bayer Leverkusen failed once more to hold their nerve in a crucial game, going out on penalties against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League last 16.

Leverkusen, nicknamed ‘Neverkusen’ for narrowly missing out on silverware over the years, last reached the quarter-finals of the competition in 2002 when they went all the way to the final before losing to Real Madrid.

Mar 18, 2015

Soccer-Leverkusen nerves prove costly once more

March 18 (Reuters) – Bayer Leverkusen failed once more to hold their nerve in a crucial game, going out on penalties against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League last 16.

Leverkusen, nicknamed ‘Neverkusen’ for narrowly missing out on silverware over the years, last reached the quarter-finals of the competition in 2002 when they went all the way to the final before losing to Real Madrid.

Mar 17, 2015

Dortmund’s improving defence boost chances against Juve

By Karolos Grohmann

(Reuters) – Borussia Dortmund’s must score at least once to overturn a 2-1 Champions League last 16 first leg deficit against Juventus on Wednesday but are confident their watertight defence can hold firm and keep the Italians at bay.

The improving Germans, who have recovered after a dismal first half to the domestic season that saw them anchored in last place as recently as last month in the Bundesliga, have kept a clean sheet in their last three league games, including a 0-0 draw against Cologne on the weekend.

Mar 17, 2015

Soccer-Dortmund’s improving defence boost chances against Juve

March 17 (Reuters) – Borussia Dortmund’s must score at least once to overturn a 2-1 Champions League last 16 first leg deficit against Juventus on Wednesday but are confident their watertight defence can hold firm and keep the Italians at bay.

The improving Germans, who have recovered after a dismal first half to the domestic season that saw them anchored in last place as recently as last month in the Bundesliga, have kept a clean sheet in their last three league games, including a 0-0 draw against Cologne on the weekend.

Mar 16, 2015

Hamburg beats Berlin to become Germany’s 2024 Games bid

By Karolos Grohmann

(Reuters) – The northern port city of Hamburg was picked on Monday as the country’s preferred choice for a 2024 summer Olympics bid ahead of Berlin, with the German Olympic Sports Confederation’s (DOSB) members to ratify the proposal later this week.

The DOSB board opted for Olympic newcomers Hamburg instead of Berlin, who hosted the Games in 1936, after an all-day meeting on Monday and following polls last week that showed Hamburg citizens were more in favor of the Games (64 percent) than the capital’s residents (55 percent).

Mar 16, 2015

Olympics-Hamburg beats Berlin to become Germany’s 2024 Games bid

March 16 (Reuters) – The northern port city of Hamburg was picked on Monday as the country’s preferred choice for a 2024 summer Olympics bid ahead of Berlin, with the German Olympic Sports Confederation’s (DOSB) members to ratify the proposal later this week.

The DOSB board opted for Olympic newcomers Hamburg instead of Berlin, who hosted the Games in 1936, after an all-day meeting on Monday and following polls last week that showed Hamburg citizens were more in favour of the Games (64 percent) than the capital’s residents (55 percent).

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