BERLIN (AP) — Union Berlin delivered another demoralizing blow to city rival Hertha Berlin by dumping its neighbor out of the German Cup with a 3-2 away win in the round of 16 on Wednesday.
Union won their previous meeting 2-0 in the Bundesliga in November and the latest success consolidates the upstart club’s status of “Stadtmeister” (city champion) over its long-suffering rival.
BERLIN (AP) — Hans-Jürgen “Dixie” Dörner, one of East Germany and Dynamo Dresden’s greatest soccer players who was called the “Beckenbauer of the East,” has died. He was 70.
The Dörner family said Wednesday that the former defensive all-rounder died the night before at home in Dresden after a long illness.
BERLIN (AP) — St. Pauli knocked defending champion Borussia Dortmund out of the German Cup with a 2-1 win in their third-round game on Tuesday.
It's just the latest in what is shaping up to be a season of disappointments for Dortmund, which trails Bayern Munich by six points in the Bundesliga and was knocked out in the group stage of the Champions League.
Robert Lewandowski was voted the best men’s player in the world on Monday, retaining the FIFA award he won last year despite being left off the ballot paper filed by runner-up Lionel Messi.
The Bayern Munich forward overturned the result last month of the Ballon d’Or prize where he placed second behind Messi, who finally led Argentina to a senior title at the 2021 Copa América.
BERLIN (AP) — After years of disappointment, Hertha Berlin fans are bracing themselves for yet more ahead of a daunting week against city rival Union Berlin and Bavarian powerhouse Bayern Munich.
Hertha hosts in-form Union in the third round of the German Cup on Wednesday, then league leader Bayern in the Bundesliga on Sunday.
COLOGNE, Germany (AP) — Robert Lewandowski bagged a hat trick as Bayern Munich scored for a record 66th Bundesliga game in succession to beat Cologne 4-0 and restore its six-point lead on Saturday.
DORTMUND, Germany (AP) — Erling Haaland scored twice to propel Borussia Dortmund to a 5-1 win over Freiburg and close the gap to Bundesliga leader Bayern Munich to three points on Friday.
Belgian right back Thomas Meunier got Dortmund underway with two goals from corners in the opening half-hour as the usually well organized Freiburg seemed lost at a stadium where the club last won 21 years ago.
MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich left back Alphonso Davies has been sidelined with evidence of heart muscle inflammation after being infected with the coronavirus, coach Julian Nagelsmann said Friday.
The Canada international will be out of action for at least “the coming weeks” after the inflammation, known as myocarditis, was detected in a follow-up examination after his return to training this week, Nagelsmann said.
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Borussia Dortmund breathed some life back into the title race last week by closing the gap to Bayern Munich to six points.
DÜSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — Suddenly, it's business as usual again for Bayern Munich — maybe.
After a wave of coronavirus cases left the defending champions with a depleted squad for last week's 2-1 loss to Borussia Mönchengladbach, Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann is looking to get back on track against Cologne on Saturday.
BERLIN (AP) — Borussia Dortmund fought back from two goals down after a lackluster start to beat Eintracht Frankfurt 3-2 and return some element of excitement to the Bundesliga title race on Saturday.
BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich lost at home to Borussia Mönchengladbach 2-1 as the Bundesliga resumed despite coronavirus-induced absences on Friday.
The first game after the league's winter break was in doubt due to a host of infections at both clubs with Bayern particularly hard hit.
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Pep Guardiola will miss Manchester City's FA Cup game at fourth-tier club Swindon after testing positive for the coronavirus, with seven players also in isolation.
BERLIN (AP) — While Bundesliga players enjoyed their winter break, the coronavirus took none.
The German league will resume in a depleted state on Friday, when defending champion Bayern Munich will struggle to field a competitive starting lineup against Borussia Mönchengladbach — a team that trounced Bayern 5-0 when they last met in the German Cup in October.
Pedri González and Ferran Torres joined Barcelona’s list of players with COVID-19 on Monday, while German clubs’ preparations for the Bundesliga’s resumption after the winter break are being hampered by infections.
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — European champion Barcelona was drawn Monday to play Real Madrid in the quarterfinals of the Women’s Champions League.
Barcelona advanced from the competition’s first-ever group stage with a perfect six wins and will play at Madrid in the first leg.
BERLIN (AP) — Hertha Berlin finally delivered the performance its long-suffering fans were waiting for by coming from behind to beat Borussia Dortmund 3-2 in the Bundesliga on Saturday.
Former Bayern Munich youth player Marco Richter scored twice to give Hertha fans an early Christmas present and do his old team a favor.
BERLIN (AP) — Robert Lewandowski took another old record from Bayern Munich great Gerd Müller on Friday.
The Poland star scored his 43rd Bundesliga goal of the year to cap a 4-0 win for Bayern over Wolfsburg and eclipse the previous best mark for goals in a calendar year set in 1972 by “Der Bomber.”
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Bayern Munich is already assured of finishing the first half of the Bundesliga season as “autumn champion” but a record is beckoning for top scorer Robert Lewandowski when Wolfsburg visits.
BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich is already well on course for a record-extending 10th consecutive Bundesliga title.
The Bavarian powerhouse is assured of leading the standings at the halfway stage of the season for the unofficial title of “autumn champion” and there doesn't seem to be anyone capable of stopping the team from finishing at the top at the end of the season.
BERLIN (AP) — Erling Haaland scored twice as Borussia Dortmund beat last-place Greuther Fürth 3-0 on Wednesday, preventing Bayern Munich from stretching its Bundesliga lead any further.
Haaland took his tally to 13 goals in 10 league appearances and kept Dortmund six points behind Bayern with just over half of the season remaining.
MUNICH (AP) — The Munich city council gave its backing Wednesday to a bid to host regular-season NFL games at the home of soccer club Bayern Munich.
Three German cities are vying to become the league's partner.
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Serge Gnabry scored a hat trick as Bayern Munich stretched its lead in the Bundesliga to nine points with a 5-0 hammering of Stuttgart on Tuesday.
Before the game, Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann told broadcaster Sky it was “certainly not” time to congratulate his team on the title already, but the victory showed just how dominant Bayern can be.
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Pep Guardiola is expecting another difficult game against a Leeds side that took four points off Manchester City last season.
MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich midfielder Joshua Kimmich told German TV on Sunday that he will get vaccinated against the coronavirus after his earlier reluctance brought him to the forefront of Germany's debate on vaccine hesitancy.
BOCHUM, Germany (AP) — Bayern Munich extended its lead in the Bundesliga to six points after Jamal Musiala scored in a come-from-behind 2-1 win over Mainz and Borussia Dortmund was held by local rival Bochum to 1-1 on Saturday.
DÜSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — Still reeling from a contentious loss to Bayern Munich in the “Klassiker,” Borussia Dortmund now has a very different task — shutting down an upstart neighbor with a formidable home record.
MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich midfielder Joshua Kimmich doesn't expect to play until next month because of the effects of a coronavirus infection, he said Thursday.
Kimmich said in October he was not vaccinated against the virus, forcing him to miss games while isolating after contact with infected people.
Barcelona’s 17-year streak of advancing to the Champions League knockout rounds each season ended Wednesday with an exit from the group stage that failed to finish on time because of snow in Italy.
MUNICH (AP) — Barcelona will not play in the knockout rounds of the Champions League for the first time in 18 years after a 3-0 loss to Bayern Munich on Wednesday ensured the Catalan club was eliminated from European soccer's premier competition.
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Benfica played its part, and that proved enough to secure a return to the knockout stages of the Champions League after four seasons.
Benfica beat already-eliminated Dynamo Kyiv 2-0 on Wednesday, and got some vital help from already-qualified Bayern Munich, which defeated Barcelona 3-0.
DORTMUND, Germany (AP) — Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham has been fined by the German soccer federation for comments about a referee following his team’s Bundesliga defeat to Bayern Munich on Saturday.
A look at what's at stake in the final round of Champions League matches in the group stage, with five last-16 places up for grabs and three group winners still to be determined:
BERLIN (AP) — Robert Lewandowski scored twice against his former team for Bayern Munich to extend its Bundesliga lead with a contentious 3-2 win at Borussia Dortmund in “der Klassiker” on Saturday.
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Chelsea leads Manchester City in the Premier League by a point but manager Thomas Tuchel has not been happy with his side’s last two performances.
MUNICH (AP) — No spectators will be allowed in the stadium next week when Bayern Munich hosts Barcelona in the Champions League because of stricter coronavirus measures, the governor of the German state of Bavaria said Friday.
DÜSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — Just one point separates the Bundesliga title challengers. Bayern Munich looks beatable. Erling Haaland is back and scoring for Borussia Dortmund.
Normally that would make for a mouthwatering “Klassiker,” but yet again German soccer's biggest game is overshadowed by the coronavirus.
BERLIN (AP) — German politicians agreed on Thursday to slash the maximum attendance at outdoor sports events to 15,000 people, though some states still plan to have empty stadiums.
Rising infection rates in recent weeks and the emergence of the new omicron variant of the coronavirus caused concern ahead of the talks between the state and federal leaders.
American midfielder Gio Reyna resumed training with Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday, nearly three months after injuring his right hamstring.
Dortmund tweeted a photo of the 19-year-old at practice.
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Ray Kennedy, a former England midfielder who won league titles with Liverpool and Arsenal, has died. He was 70.
Kennedy's death was announced by both clubs on Tuesday.
MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich will likely host Barcelona without spectators in the Champions League next week after the state governor said on Tuesday he will demand sports events in empty stadiums due to high coronavirus infection rates.
PARIS (AP) — Lionel Messi won the men's Ballon d'Or for a record-extending seventh time on Monday, ending the year in style after a brilliant final season with Barcelona and earning his first major international trophy with Argentina.
BERLIN (AP) — He’s back.
Erling Haaland scored on his return from injury for Borussia Dortmund to beat Wolfsburg 3-1 and turn up the pressure on Bundesliga leader Bayern Munich on Saturday.
“Happy to be back doing what I love,” Haaland said on Twitter.
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Stuttgart forward Silas Katompa Mvumpa returned from a long injury layoff to help see out a 2-1 win over Mainz in the Bundesliga on Friday.
Goals from Borna Sosa and Hiroki Ito earned Stuttgart its first win in seven games across all competitions and its first in the Bundesliga since Oct.
Bayern Munich’s annual general meeting ended in tumult with members yelling and booing the club’s directors for refusing to discuss its sponsorship arrangements with Qatar.
“We are Bayern! You are not!” irate fans chanted at club president Herbert Hainer, chief executive Oliver Kahn and other presidium members late Thursday.
BERLIN (AP) — German soccer fans thought they'd put the days of empty stadiums behind them, but the coronavirus pandemic isn't letting up.
Record case numbers in Germany mean one top club is back playing without a crowd and others will have thousands of fewer fans this weekend.
MUNICH (AP) — A month after Joshua Kimmich became the face of Germany’s debate over vaccine hesitancy, the Bayern Munich midfielder has tested positive for the coronavirus along with teammate Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, the club said Wednesday.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — After failing to get the job done at home against Benfica, Barcelona knows it will likely need a win at unbeaten Bayern Munich to avoid its first group-stage elimination in the Champions League in nearly two decades.
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Robert Lewandowski scored with an overhead kick to lift an depleted Bayern Munich team to a 2-1 win over Dynamo Kyiv on Tuesday that clinched first place in its Champions League group.