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Mar 3, 2015

Soccer-Immobile double puts Dortmund in Cup last eight

BERLIN, March 3 (Reuters) – Borussia Dortmund’s Ciro Immobile struck twice in the second half to secure a 2-0 victory at third tier Dynamo Dresden and a place in the German Cup quarter-finals on Tuesday.

The Italian, criticised for a lack of Bundesliga goals this season, pounced on a cross-field pass from Dynamo’s Michael Hefele to snatch the lead five minutes after the break on a bumpy pitch that resembled a ploughed field in parts.

Mar 3, 2015

Immobile double takes Dortmund past Dynamo in German Cup

BERLIN (Reuters) – Borussia Dortmund’s Ciro Immobile struck twice in the second half to secure a 2-0 victory at third tier Dynamo Dresden and a place in the German Cup quarter-finals on Tuesday.

The Italian, criticised for a lack of Bundesliga goals this season, pounced on a cross-field pass from Dynamo’s Michael Hefele to snatch the lead five minutes after the break on a bumpy pitch that resembled a ploughed field in parts.

Mar 3, 2015

Soccer-Immobile double takes Dortmund past Dynamo in German Cup

BERLIN, March 3 (Reuters) – Borussia Dortmund’s Ciro Immobile struck twice in the second half to secure a 2-0 victory at third tier Dynamo Dresden and a place in the German Cup quarter-finals on Tuesday.

The Italian, criticised for a lack of Bundesliga goals this season, pounced on a cross-field pass from Dynamo’s Michael Hefele to snatch the lead five minutes after the break on a bumpy pitch that resembled a ploughed field in parts.

Mar 3, 2015

Doping-German soccer in spotlight after commission findings

BERLIN, March 3 (Reuters) – German football was thrown into turmoil after a doping commission said the use of banned substances in the sport as well as in cycling in the 1970s and 1980s was more than just individual athletes stepping over the line.

For decades the country sought to investigate East Germany’s systematic doping before the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 but there were indications doping was also present in West German sports.

Mar 3, 2015

Past sins put German football in doping spotlight

BERLIN (Reuters) – German football was thrown into turmoil after a doping commission said the use of banned substances in the sport as well as in cycling in the 1970s and 80s was more than just individual athletes stepping over the line.

For decades the country sought to investigate East Germany’s systematic doping before the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 but there were indications doping was also present in West German sports.

Mar 3, 2015

Doping-Past sins put German football in doping spotlight

BERLIN, March 3 (Reuters) – German football was thrown into turmoil after a doping commission said the use of banned substances in the sport as well as in cycling in the 1970s and 80s was more than just individual athletes stepping over the line.

For decades the country sought to investigate East Germany’s systematic doping before the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 but there were indications doping was also present in West German sports.

Mar 2, 2015

Whirlwind Wolfsburg storm past Werder 5-3

BERLIN (Reuters) – VfL Wolfsburg dazzled their way past hosts Werder Bremen 5-3 on Sunday, fighting back from a goal down three times and scoring three goals in five minutes to cut the gap on Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich to eight points.

In a hugely entertaining game, Dutchman Bas Dost and Daniel Caligiuri scored two apiece as the Wolves maintained their sparkling form with a sixth win in seven games, keeping them in second place on 50 points, a club record after 23 matches.

Mar 1, 2015

Soccer-Whirlwind Wolfsburg storm past Werder 5-3

BERLIN, March 1 (Reuters) – VfL Wolfsburg dazzled their way past hosts Werder Bremen 5-3 on Sunday, fighting back from a goal down three times and scoring three goals in five minutes to cut the gap on Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich to eight points.

In a hugely entertaining game, Dutchman Bas Dost and Daniel Caligiuri scored two apiece as the Wolves maintained their sparkling form with a sixth win in seven games, keeping them in second place on 50 points, a club record after 23 matches.

Mar 1, 2015

‘Batman and Robin’ lead late Dortmund goal flurry

BERLIN (Reuters) – Borussia Dortmund needed ‘superhero’ help from Marco Reus and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to score three times in eight minutes late on for a 3-0 home win over Ruhr Valley rivals Schalke 04 on Saturday and claim a fourth straight Bundesliga win.

Aubameyang put them ahead in the 78th minute, after last season’s runners-up squandered a dozen chances, and the Gabon international celebrated by donning a Batman mask with Marco Reus donning another mask of the superhero’s sidekick Robin.

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.

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