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May 14, 2015

No Dortmund overhaul despite disappointing season – CEO

MUNICH, May 14 (Reuters) – Borussia Dortmund have no plans to overhaul their squad despite an underwhelming league campaign and the impending departure of coach Juergen Klopp along with several key players, CEO Hans Joachim Watzke told Reuters in an interview.

Klopp will leave at the end of the season after seven years in charge and the 2011 and 2012 German champions will also see Ilkay Guendogan depart along with the retiring Sebastian Kehl.

May 13, 2015

Bayern, Guardiola at crossroads after Champions League exit

MUNICH (Reuters) – Bayern Munich and Pep Guardiola have reached a crossroads after Tuesday’s Champions League exit to Barcelona, with the team in need of renewal and the Spanish coach under growing pressure to deliver European silverware.

Guardiola’s arrival two years ago was supposed to herald another great European era for the Bavarians after their 2013 treble. They had reached the Champions League final in 2010, 2012 and 2013 before signing him.

May 13, 2015

Soccer-Bayern, Guardiola at crossroads after Champions League exit

MUNICH, May 13 (Reuters) – Bayern Munich and Pep Guardiola have reached a crossroads after Tuesday’s Champions League exit to Barcelona, with the team in need of renewal and the Spanish coach under growing pressure to deliver European silverware.

Guardiola’s arrival two years ago was supposed to herald another great European era for the Bavarians after their 2013 treble. They had reached the Champions League final in 2010, 2012 and 2013 before signing him.

May 12, 2015

Messi is the best player of all time – Bayern’s Guardiola

MUNICH (Reuters) – Barcelona’s Lionel Messi is the best player ever, Bayern coach Pep Guardiola said on Tuesday after the Spanish side eliminated the Bavarians 5-3 on aggregate to reach next month’s Champions League final.

“He is the best player of all time,” Guardiola said. “I compare him with Pele. I am so happy to see this football.”

May 12, 2015

Luis Enrique ‘suffers’ on sidelines as Barca reach final

MUNICH (Reuters) – Barcelona coach Luis Enrique saw his team beat Bayern Munich 5-3 on aggregate to reach their eighth European Cup final on Tuesday, but said it had been a nerve-racking experience having to watch their stellar run from the sidelines.

The Catalans are in the running for a treble of titles in the coach’s first season in charge and Tuesday’s 3-2 defeat at Bayern allowed them to advance to the final for the first time since 2011 courtesy of their 3-0 first-leg win.

May 12, 2015

Soccer-Messi is the best player of all time – Bayern’s Guardiola

MUNICH, May 12 (Reuters) – Barcelona’s Lionel Messi is the best player ever, Bayern coach Pep Guardiola said on Tuesday after the Spanish side eliminated the Bavarians 5-3 on aggregate to reach next month’s Champions League final.

“He is the best player of all time,” Guardiola said. “I compare him with Pele. I am so happy to see this football.”

May 12, 2015

Soccer-Luis Enrique “suffers” on sidelines as Barca reach final

MUNICH, May 12 (Reuters) – Barcelona coach Luis Enrique saw his team beat Bayern Munich 5-3 on aggregate to reach their eighth European Cup final on Tuesday, but said it had been a nerve-racking experience having to watch their stellar run from the sidelines.

The Catalans are in the running for a treble of titles in the coach’s first season in charge and Tuesday’s 3-2 defeat at Bayern allowed them to advance to the final for the first time since 2011 courtesy of their 3-0 first-leg win.

May 12, 2015

Barca reach Champions League final despite Bayern loss

MUNICH (Reuters) – Barcelona reached the Champions League final, despite losing 3-2 at their former coach Pep Guardiola’s Bayern Munich on Tuesday, with an aggregate 5-3 win and will face Real Madrid or Juventus in Berlin next month.

Barca’s tricky Brazil forward Neymar scored twice in the first half to kill off the hosts’ chances following the Spanish side’s 3-0 first leg win at the Nou Camp last week.

May 12, 2015

Soccer-Barca reach Champions League final despite Bayern loss

MUNICH, May 12 (Reuters) – Barcelona reached the Champions League final, despite losing 3-2 at their former coach Pep Guardiola’s Bayern Munich on Tuesday, with an aggregate 5-3 win and will face Real Madrid or Juventus in Berlin next month.

Barca’s tricky Brazil forward Neymar scored twice in the first half to kill off the hosts’ chances following the Spanish side’s 3-0 first leg win at the Nou Camp last week.

May 11, 2015

Barcelona wary of ‘crazy’ game at Bayern – Luis Enrique

MUNICH (Reuters) – Barcelona want to avoid their Champions League semi-final, second leg at Bayern Munich on Tuesday turning into a frantic encounter that could jeopardise their 3-0 first leg advantage, coach Luis Enrique said.

The Spaniards scored three times late in the game to beat Bayern last week but Enrique said he was fully aware the Germans were far from beaten.

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