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May 26, 2013

Bayern eye domination after Champions League glory

LONDON (Reuters) – Despite the upheaval of a coaching change and hints at buying another main striker, Bayern Munich believe they can dominate European soccer for years to come after triumphing in the Champions League on Saturday.

Arjen Robben’s 89th minute goal sealed a 2-1 win over Borussia Dortmund in the first all-German final in Europe’s top club competition and wiped away bitter Bayern memories of showpiece defeats in 2010 and 2012.

May 26, 2013

Soccer-Bayern eye domination after Champions League glory

LONDON, May 26 (Reuters) – Despite the upheaval of a coaching change and hints at buying another main striker, Bayern Munich believe they can dominate European soccer for years to come after triumphing in the Champions League on Saturday.

Arjen Robben’s 89th minute goal sealed a 2-1 win over Borussia Dortmund in the first all-German final in Europe’s top club competition and wiped away bitter Bayern memories of showpiece defeats in 2010 and 2012.

May 25, 2013

Klopp looks on bright side despite Dante let-off

LONDON (Reuters) – Borussia Dortmund coach Juergen Klopp is such a bouncy character that not even a Champions League final defeat can really get him down, but the decision not to send off Bayern Munich defender Dante in Saturday’s 2-1 defeat did rankle.

Dante was already on a yellow card when he kneed the impressive Marco Reus in the chest to concede an obvious penalty but Italian referee Nicola Rizzoli did not reach for his pocket.

May 25, 2013

Soccer-Klopp looks on bright side despite Dante let-off

LONDON, May 25 (Reuters) – Borussia Dortmund coach Juergen Klopp is such a bouncy character that not even a Champions League final defeat can really get him down, but the decision not to send off Bayern Munich defender Dante in Saturday’s 2-1 defeat did rankle.

Dante was already on a yellow card when he kneed the impressive Marco Reus in the chest to concede an obvious penalty but Italian referee Nicola Rizzoli did not reach for his pocket.

May 24, 2013
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Champions League final live blog – Bayern Munich v Borussia Dortmund

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The first all German final of the world’s most prestigious club soccer competition comes to Wembley in London as some of Europe’s finest look to put on a show. Click here to leave comments http://live.reuters.com/Event/Champions_League_final_-_Bayern_Munich_v_Borussia_Dortmund

 

May 10, 2013

Travel Postcard: 48 hours in the Scottish Highlands

FORT WILLIAM, Scotland (Reuters) – Often voted the world’s greatest train journey, the voyage from Glasgow to Fort William and Mallaig in the Scottish highlands defies superlatives thanks to its stunning views and wild landscapes.

Several of the stations have no villages to accompany them, they are just stopping off points for hikers or skiers. But it is not all wilderness, with Fort William a decent-sized town packed with food and drink options.

Apr 28, 2013

Spurs saved by late own goal, Liverpool hit six

LONDON (Reuters) – A late Emmerson Boyce own goal gave Champions League-chasing Tottenham Hotspur a 2-2 draw at lowly Wigan Athletic that did little to help either side at contrasting ends of the Premier League table on Saturday.

Spurs fans are fretting they will miss out on Europe’s premier competition yet again as they stayed fifth and missed the chance to jump into third with four games left, behind second-placed Manchester City who beat West Ham United 2-1.

Apr 27, 2013

Six-goal Liverpool prove they don’t need Suarez

LONDON (Reuters) – Liverpool’s season has been full of contradictions but even the most hopeful of supporters would never have predicted a 6-0 away win in the first match of top scorer Luis Suarez’s 10-game ban.

Brendan Rodgers’s seventh-placed side have looked a one-man team for much of the campaign, with Suarez on fire with 23 Premier League goals, and the Uruguayan’s absence until September for biting Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic threatened to hit them hard.

Apr 27, 2013

Soccer-Six-goal Liverpool prove they don’t need Suarez

LONDON, April 27 (Reuters) – Liverpool’s season has been full of contradictions but even the most hopeful of supporters would never have predicted a 6-0 away win in the first match of top scorer Luis Suarez’s 10-game ban.

Brendan Rodgers’s seventh-placed side have looked a one-man team for much of the campaign, with Suarez on fire with 23 Premier League goals, and the Uruguayan’s absence until September for biting Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic threatened to hit them hard.

Apr 27, 2013

Soccer-Spurs saved by late own goal, Liverpool hit six

LONDON, April 27 (Reuters) – A late Emmerson Boyce own goal gave Champions League-chasing Tottenham Hotspur a 2-2 draw at lowly Wigan Athletic that did little to help either side at contrasting ends of the Premier League table on Saturday.

Spurs fans are fretting they will miss out on Europe’s premier competition yet again as they stayed fifth and missed the chance to jump into third with four games left, behind second-placed Manchester City who beat West Ham United 2-1.