FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Germany will be without captain Manuel Neuer and midfielder Leon Goretzka against Hungary and England due to positive coronavirus tests.
Both Bayern Munich players were isolated after the positive results and have since left the team hotel in Gravenbruch, near Frankfurt, the German soccer federation said on Wednesday.
MILAN (AP) — United States defender Sergiño Dest joined Italian champion AC Milan with the hope of getting more playing time ahead of the World Cup.
BERLIN (AP) — Jordan Pefok’s bid to make the United States team for the World Cup is helping Union Berlin to an unprecedented spell at the top of the Bundesliga.
Pefok scored the opening goal in Union’s win over Wolfsburg on Sunday, only four days after he was omitted from U.S.
American defender John Brooks made his debut for Portugal's Benfica on Sunday night, entering in the 89th minute of a 5-0 win over visiting Maritimo in Lisbon.
Brooks, 29, signed a one-year contract on Sept.
BERLIN (AP) — These are strange times in the Bundesliga.
American forward Jordan Pefok and Sheraldo Becker scored again Sunday to fire Union Berlin back to the top of the German league with a 2-0 win over Wolfsburg.
BERLIN (AP) — It was the perfect afternoon for new Leipzig coach Marco Rose. For Bayern Munich, not so much.
Two days after being hired by Leipzig, the 45-year-old Rose oversaw Saturday the team’s 3-0 rout of Borussia Dortmund, the club which fired him at the end of last season.
BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich was held to 1-1 at Union Berlin while Freiburg moved to the top of the Bundesliga after outlasting Bayer Leverkusen 3-2 on Saturday.
Freiburg is ahead of second-placed Borussia Dortmund on goal difference.
American defender John Brooks signed a one-year contract with the Portuguese club Benfica on Thursday.
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portuguese club Benfica signed World Cup winner Julian Draxler on a one-year loan deal from Paris Saint-Germain on Thursday.
The 28-year-old midfielder helped Germany win the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Andries Jonker was appointed coach of the Netherlands women's soccer team on Wednesday, succeeding Mark Parsons who left the post after a disappointing Euro 2022 which saw the defending champions knocked out in the quarterfinals.
BERLIN (AP) — Borussia Dortmund conceded a record three goals from the 89th minute to lose 3-2 to Werder Bremen on Saturday, ending its winning start to the Bundesliga.
Dortmund was 2-0 up and on course for its third win from three league games.
BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich has made such an impressive start to the season that few if any expect Borussia Dortmund or any other challenger to be able to keep up.
The two rivals are the only teams remaining with 100% records after two games of the Bundesliga, where they already occupy the places they had at the end of last season – first and second.
BERLIN (AP) — Sadio Mané had two goals ruled out through VAR but Bayern Munich still managed to beat Wolfsburg 2-0 in the Bundesliga on Sunday.
Mané thought he’d opened the scoring in the 19th minute and his celebrations were cut short again in the 75th after another lengthy VAR review.
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Tottenham is seeking just a second victory at Stamford Bridge since the Premier League started in 1992 when it travels across London to play Chelsea in the headline game of the second round.
BERLIN (AP) — Robert Lewandowski’s departure from the Bundesliga sure is good news for the rest of the league’s sharpshooters.
The coveted “cannon” — an artillery-shaped award given to the leading scorer in Germany’s top division each year — is back up for grabs.
BERLIN (AP) — United States forward Jordan Pefok scored on his Bundesliga debut to help Union Berlin defeat Hertha Berlin 3-1 in their first league game of the season on Saturday.
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The first trophy of the English season is up for grabs when Manchester City and Liverpool meet in the Community Shield, the annual match between the Premier League champions and the FA Cup winners.
American winger Ulysses Llanez was loaned Friday from Wolfsburg of the German Bundesliga to St. Pölten in Austria's second tier for the second straight season.
LEIPZIG, Germany (AP) — Leipzig strengthened its midfield options by signing Austria midfielder Xaver Schlager from Wolfsburg on Friday.
Leipzig took advantage of a release clause in Schlager's contract.
HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — Hertha Berlin took its final chance to clinch Bundesliga survival by winning at Hamburger SV 2-0 in the second leg of their relegation-promotion playoff on Monday.
Goals from Hertha captain Dedryck Boyata and Marvin Plattenhardt in each half overturned Ludovit Reis’ winner for Hamburg in the first leg and ensured Hertha remained in the top division by winning 2-1 on aggregate.
WOLFSBURG, Germany (AP) — Wolfsburg is looking for a new coach after its mediocre Bundesliga season.
The Volkswagen-backed club said Sunday that it had mutually agreed with Florian Kohfeldt to part ways after his seven-month stint in charge of the team.
WOLFSBURG, Germany (AP) — Bundesliga top-scorer Robert Lewandowski wants to leave Bayern Munich.
Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidžić said on Saturday the Polish star has turned down the club’s offer of a contract extension and “he would like to do something else.”
BERLIN (AP) — Wataru Endo scored in injury time for Stuttgart to clinch Bundesliga survival at Hertha Berlin’s expense after a dramatic 2-1 win over Cologne in the final round on Saturday.
Endo’s 92nd-minute winner lifted Stuttgart ahead of Hertha on goal difference to set off scenes of jubilation with fans storming the field.
BERLIN (AP) — Patrik Schick scored twice to shoot Bayer Leverkusen into the Champions League with a 4-2 win at Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga on Saturday.
Union Berlin stunned Freiburg 4-1 to dampen its Champions League hopes.
BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich players are facing criticism and scrutiny for taking a short holiday in Ibiza after losing 3-1 to Mainz with the Bundesliga title already wrapped up.
Bayern clinched its 10th consecutive title with three rounds to spare on April 23, then followed up with a lackluster display in Mainz on Saturday.
PARIS (AP) — Defending champion Barcelona reached the Women’s Champions League final at the expense of its perfect season on Saturday.
Barcelona lost the second-leg semifinal to Wolfsburg 2-0 in Germany but advanced 5-3 on aggregate.
BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund lost in the Bundesliga on Saturday. But the real drama was elsewhere.
Hertha Berlin thought it had survival secured until it conceded in injury time to draw at Arminia Bielefeld 1-1 while Stuttgart also scored late to keep the relegation scrap going into the final two games.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Camp Nou broke its own world record for a women’s soccer match on Friday when more than 91,600 fans reveled in Barcelona’s 5-1 rout of Wolfsburg in the first leg of their Women's Champions League semifinal.
WOLFSBURG, Germany (AP) — Wolfsburg needed a reaction from its players after losing 6-1 to Borussia Dortmund last week. It got just that with a 5-0 demolition of Mainz in the Bundesliga on Friday.
Max Kruse had a hat trick as Wolfsburg scored all five by halftime.
BERLIN (AP) — Striker Erling Haaland scored twice as Borussia Dortmund routed Wolfsburg 6-1 on Saturday to maintain its slim chances of winning the German league.
Dortmund is six points behind Bayern Munich with only a mathematical chance of the title.
BERLIN (AP) — Robert Lewandowski converted a late penalty as Bayern Munich rebounded from its Champions League defeat to beat Augsburg 1-0 on Saturday and take another step toward a record-extending 10th consecutive title.
AUGSBURG, Germany (AP) — Augsburg pushed further clear of relegation danger in the Bundesliga by beating Mainz 2-1 on Wednesday.
Swiss midfielder Ruben Vargas scored what proved to be the winning goal in the 56th minute, securing Augsburg's third victory in its last four league games.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — There could be another world-record crowd on hand to watch Barcelona's semifinal in the women's Champions League as the club announced Tuesday that all tickets for the match against Wolfsburg at the Camp Nou Stadium were picked up in just over 24 hours.
BERLIN (AP) — Augsburg boosted its chances of Bundesliga survival by beating Wolfsburg 3-0 on Sunday.
Goals from Iago, Florian Niederlechner and Mads Pedersen were enough to lift Augsburg three points above Arminia Bielefeld and Hertha Berlin in the relegation zone and two points above Stuttgart having played a game less than its rivals.
BERLIN (AP) — The Bundesliga will have full stadiums for the first time in months this weekend as coronavirus restrictions are scrapped across Germany in time for the season finale.
Union Berlin has sold all 22,012 tickets for its home game against Cologne on Friday.
BERLIN (AP) — Neither Erling Haaland nor Gio Reyna could help Borussia Dortmund keep pace with Bundesliga leader Bayern Munich on Sunday as the team was held 1-1 at Cologne.
Sebastian Andersson’s first-half equalizer earned Cologne a point from an intensive game and left Bayern six points clear of Dortmund with seven games left to play.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Ballon d’Or winner Alexia Putellas and the rest of her Barcelona teammates have one date circled on the calendar. On March 30 they will play in front of fans at Camp Nou for the first time.
Belgium will rest top players like Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku for friendly matches against Ireland and Burkina Faso.
Roberto Martinez said his selections Friday were focused on players with fewer than 50 international appearances, such as surprise Belgian leader Union Saint-Gilloise teammates Siebe Van der Heyden and Dante Vanzeir.
BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich’s uncharacteristic vulnerability has allowed some excitement to creep back into the Bundesliga title race with eight games to go.
The Bavarian club remains the favorite for what would be a record-extending 10th consecutive German championship.
BERLIN (AP) — Hertha Berlin turned to Felix Magath after firing Tayfun Korkut as coach in a desperate attempt to stave off a humiliating Bundesliga relegation for the ambitious club.
Hertha announced Magath's hiring late Sunday, saying the 68-year-old former coach of Bayern Munich, Wolfsburg, Schalke, Eintracht Frankfurt, Werder Bremen and Fulham had agreed to take charge of the team until the end of the season.
BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich again dropped points in a 1-1 draw at Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga on Saturday, and Hertha Berlin took another unwanted step toward relegation.
Hertha lost 2-0 at Borussia Mönchengladbach to slip into a direct relegation place with eight rounds of the league remaining, good news for Stuttgart which gained a vital draw in its fight against the drop.
BERLIN (AP) — Bayer Leverkusen exposed Bayern Munich’s defensive frailties but was unable to get more than a 1-1 draw from their Bundesliga encounter on Saturday, when Hertha Berlin took another step toward relegation.
WOLFSBURG, Germany (AP) — United States defender John Brooks will leave Wolfsburg at the end of the current German season.
The 29-year-old Brooks has been with Wolfsburg since 2017, making 136 appearances across all competitions.
BERLIN (AP) — Leroy Sané scored late for Bayern Munich to win 1-0 at Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday, when fans, teams and officials all across the Bundesliga showed signs of solidarity with Ukraine.
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Christian Eriksen is expected to make his Brentford debut eight months after the Denmark international’s cardiac arrest at the European Championship.
BERLIN (AP) — Anthony Modeste returned from the sick bay to shoot Cologne to a 1-0 win Saturday over Eintracht Frankfurt in the Bundesliga.
Cologne had definitely missed him while he was gone.
BERLIN (AP) — Promoted Bochum stunned Bayern Munich and the Bundesliga with a 4-2 win over the Bavarian powerhouse on Saturday, preventing the league leader from going 12 points clear.
Bochum even had to come from behind to do it, after Robert Lewandowski’s opener for the visitors stoked fears of another thrashing following Bayern’s 7-0 rout when the teams met in Munich in September.
BERLIN (AP) — The injured Erling Haaland watched as his Borussia Dortmund teammates were outclassed and outgunned in a humiliating 5-2 loss at home to Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga on Sunday.
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Leicester continues its defense of the FA Cup away to Nottingham Forest in the fourth round boosted by the return of Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho from the African Cup of Nations.
BERLIN (AP) — After failing to win any of its last nine Bundesliga games, Wolfsburg is banking on a victory against last-place Greuther Fürth on Sunday.
Anything less could spell the end for coach Florian Kohfeldt and leave Wolfsburg contemplating relegation in a season that started with Champions League soccer.