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United nations Granada boost survival hopes

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Madrid (AFP) – Granada made La Liga history by naming a team of 11 different nationalities as on loan Borussia Dortmund striker Adrian Ramos scored twice in a 4-1 thrashing of Real Betis on Friday.

Just a third win of the season moves Granada to within two points of safety, although they remain 19th, whilst Betis stay eight points above the drop zone in 13th.

Teenage football sensation Dembele loving life in Dortmund

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – Everything has happened very fast for Ousmane Dembele, still just 19 but starring for Borussia Dortmund and dreaming of making the France squad for the next World Cup.

“I’m loving it, but I can do better,” Dembele admitted to AFP of his first season in the German Bundesliga following a move from Rennes last year.

Teenage football sensation Dembele loving life in Dortmund

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – Everything has happened very fast for Ousmane Dembele, still just 19 but starring for Borussia Dortmund and dreaming of making the France squad for the next World Cup.

“I’m loving it, but I can do better,” Dembele admitted to AFP of his first season in the German Bundesliga following a move from Rennes last year.

Aubameyang admits losing fitness at Africa Cup

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Berlin (AFP) – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang admits his Champions League shocker for Borussia Dortmund against Benfica was down to a loss of fitness due to the Africa Cup of Nations.

The 27-year-old Gabon striker was hauled off on Tuesday moments after missing a penalty in the 1-0 last 16 first-leg defeat in Lisbon.

Aubameyang admits losing fitness at Africa Cup

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Berlin (AFP) – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang admits his Champions League shocker for Borussia Dortmund against Benfica was down to a loss of fitness due to the Africa Cup of Nations.

The 27-year-old Gabon striker was hauled off on Tuesday moments after missing a penalty in the 1-0 last 16 first-leg defeat in Lisbon.

Benfica sneak win as Aubameyang fluffs Dortmund’s lines

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Lisbon (AFP) – Benfica pulled off a classic smash and grab job as they beat Borussia Dortmund 1-0 in their Champions League last 16 first leg on Tuesday.

Greek striker Kostas Mitroglou scored the only goal of the game, prodding home from close range at the second attempt just after half time after Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Burki stopped his initial effort.

Borussia Dortmund to shut stand following hooligan attacks

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Berlin (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund will close their iconic south stand for this weekend’s home Bundesliga match, having on Monday accepted the German FA’s sanctions after hooligans attacked visiting fans a week ago.

The south stand, known as the ‘Gelbe Wand’ (Yellow Wall), holds 25,000 supporters at Borussia’s 80,000-capacity Signal Iduna Park stadium and will be closed for Saturday’s home league match against Wolfsburg.

Borussia Dortmund to shut stand following hooligan attacks

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Berlin (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund will close their iconic south stand for this weekend’s home Bundesliga match, having on Monday accepted the German FA’s sanctions after hooligans attacked visiting fans a week ago.

The south stand, known as the ‘Gelbe Wand’ (Yellow Wall), holds 25,000 supporters at Borussia’s 80,000-capacity Signal Iduna Park stadium and will be closed for Saturday’s home league match against Wolfsburg.

Goetze left out of Dortmund squad for Benfica

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Berlin (AFP) – Germany’s World Cup winner Mario Goetze has been left out of Borussia Dortmund’s squad for Tuesday’s Champions League last 16, first-leg, clash against Benfica.

The 24-year-old has fallen out of favour with coach Thomas Tuchel after a string of below-par performances and is struggling with a leg injury, which kept him out of Saturday’s shock 2-1 defeat at Bundesliga bottom side Darmstadt.

Goetze left out of Dortmund squad for Benfica

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Berlin (AFP) – Germany’s World Cup winner Mario Goetze has been left out of Borussia Dortmund’s squad for Tuesday’s Champions League last 16, first-leg, clash against Benfica.

The 24-year-old has fallen out of favour with coach Thomas Tuchel after a string of below-par performances and is struggling with a leg injury, which kept him out of Saturday’s shock 2-1 defeat at Bundesliga bottom side Darmstadt.

Wounded Dortmund strive for Benfica remedy

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Lisbon (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel hopes the return of the Champions League will provide the jolt his inconsistent side need ahead of Tuesday’s visit to Benfica in the first leg of their last-16 tie.

The Germans tormented opposing defences and finished above European champions Real Madrid in Group F after setting a new group-stage goals record, but they have failed to reproduce their best form domestically.

Wounded Dortmund strive for Benfica remedy

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Lisbon (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel hopes the return of the Champions League will provide the jolt his inconsistent side need ahead of Tuesday’s visit to Benfica in the first leg of their last-16 tie.

The Germans tormented opposing defences and finished above European champions Real Madrid in Group F after setting a new group-stage goals record, but they have failed to reproduce their best form domestically.

Last-gasp Robben, Vidal put Bayern seven clear

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Berlin (AFP) – Arturo Vidal and Arjen Robben netted last minute goals in Bayern Munich’s 2-0 win at Ingolstadt on Saturday to open a seven-point lead as their main Bundesliga rivals all lost.

Bayern, who host Arsenal on Wednesday in the Champions League last 16 first leg, broke the deadlock when Vidal ghosted in behind the Ingolstadt defence and put his side ahead on 90 minutes.

Dortmund apologise to Leipzig over fans’ violence

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Berlin (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund’s CEO and president met their RB Leipzig counterparts on Thursday to apologise for last weekend’s violent attacks by hooligans as police say they have started prosecuting the culprits.

Dortmund police have reportedly started criminal proceedings in 32 cases after violent attacks broke out before last Saturday’s German league match when hooligans set upon Leipzig fans, including women and children.

Holders Bayern host Schalke in cup quarters

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Berlin (AFP) – Holders Bayern Munich will face Schalke 04 in the German Cup quarter-finals while last season’s finalists Borussia Dortmund are away to third division giant-killers Sportfreunde Lotte.

The quarter-finals will be played on February 28 or March 1 with the final taking place at Berlin’s Olympic Stadium on May 27.

Kalou’s miss puts Dortmund into German Cup quarters

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Berlin (AFP) – Salomon Kalou’s missed spot-kick put hosts Borussia Dortmund into the German Cup quarter-finals on Wednesday as Hertha Berlin lost 3-2 on penalties after a 1-1 draw.

The Ivory Coast striker gave Hertha a first-half lead in the third-round cup clash in Dortmund when he volleyed home on 27 minutes after the hosts made a slow start.

Kalou’s miss puts Dortmund into German Cup quarters

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Berlin (AFP) – Salomon Kalou’s missed spot-kick put hosts Borussia Dortmund into the German Cup quarter-finals on Wednesday as Hertha Berlin lost 3-2 on penalties after a 1-1 draw.

The Ivory Coast striker gave Hertha a first-half lead in the third-round cup clash in Dortmund when he volleyed home on 27 minutes after the hosts made a slow start.

Loew says Dortmund barbs fuelled brutal fan attacks

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Berlin (AFP) – Germany coach Joachim Loew has joined the criticism of Borussia Dortmund’s CEO after the club’s hooligans attacked RB Leipzig fans, including women and children, before last weekend’s bitter Bundesliga game.

Police made 28 arrests on Saturday after some of the 8,000 visiting RB Leipzig fans were attacked with stones and bottles outside Dortmund’s stadium.

Loew says Dortmund barbs fuelled brutal fan attacks

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Berlin (AFP) – Germany coach Joachim Loew has joined the criticism of Borussia Dortmund’s CEO after the club’s hooligans attacked RB Leipzig fans, including women and children, before last weekend’s bitter Bundesliga game.

Police made 28 arrests on Saturday after some of the 8,000 visiting RB Leipzig fans were attacked with stones and bottles outside Dortmund’s stadium.

Dortmund’s Tuchel plays down Goetze tension

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Berlin (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel has insisted he has no problem with Germany’s World Cup winner Mario Goetze, who has been left out of Wednesday’s German Cup tie against Hertha Berlin.

The attacking midfielder was kept on the bench for Saturday’s 1-0 win over RB Leipzig and will miss the round of 16 clash at home to Hertha with a leg injury, according to Tuchel.

Dortmund’s Tuchel plays down Goetze tension

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Berlin (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel has insisted he has no problem with Germany’s World Cup winner Mario Goetze, who has been left out of Wednesday’s German Cup tie against Hertha Berlin.

The attacking midfielder was kept on the bench for Saturday’s 1-0 win over RB Leipzig and will miss the round of 16 clash at home to Hertha with a leg injury, according to Tuchel.

Hasebe nets as Frankfurt climb to third

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Berlin (AFP) – Japan’s Makoto Hasebe converted a late penalty in Eintracht Frankfurt’s 2-0 win over bottom side Darmstadt which saw them climb above Borussia Dortmund into third in the Bundesliga on Sunday.

Frankfurt, who reached the European Cup final in 1960, are on course to make their Champions League debut next season after the home win lifted them from seventh in Germany’s top flight.

Hasebe nets as Frankfurt climb to third

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Berlin (AFP) – Japan’s Makoto Hasebe converted a late penalty in Eintracht Frankfurt’s 2-0 win over bottom side Darmstadt which saw them climb above Borussia Dortmund into third in the Bundesliga on Sunday.

Frankfurt, who reached the European Cup final in 1960, are on course to make their Champions League debut next season after the home win lifted them from seventh in Germany’s top flight.

Women, children attacked in Dortmund fan clash

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Berlin (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund has threatened hard sanctions against any fans responsible for attacking terrified RB Leipzig supporters, including children and women, that led to 28 arrests before a German league match.

“We can assure you: Borussia Dortmund will do its utmost to clear up our own fans’ misconduct and sanction them as hard as possible,” Dortmund’s CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke and president Reinhard Rauball wrote in an open letter.

Women, children attacked in Dortmund fan clash

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Berlin (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund has threatened hard sanctions against any fans responsible for attacking terrified RB Leipzig supporters, including children and women, that led to 28 arrests before a German league match.

“We can assure you: Borussia Dortmund will do its utmost to clear up our own fans’ misconduct and sanction them as hard as possible,” Dortmund’s CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke and president Reinhard Rauball wrote in an open letter.

Dortmund fans attack children of visiting Leipzig – police

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Berlin (AFP) – “Extremely violent” Borussia Dortmund fans attacked terrified children and women from visiting RB Leipzig and police made 28 arrests including for possession of explosives, German authorities said.

A crowd of 81,360 saw Dortmund’s 1-0 home win over second-placed RB Leipzig on Saturday, but there were ugly scenes outside Borussia’s Signal Iduna Park stadium before kick-off when some of the 8,500 visiting fans were attacked.

Arsenal

Barcelona should consider these PL managers as Luis Enrique's replacement in future

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Barcelona’s 4–0 Champions League capitulation to Paris Saint-Germain earlier this week has pushed the club to a crisis. While no one foresaw such a damaging result this early in the competition, what has followed thereafter is no surprise.

Scapegoating the manager for a team’s bad results on the pitch is among the doctrines of the modern game, one from which the Blaugrana manager cannot escape.

“Completely fictional” – Dortmund deny Tuchel to Arsenal rumours

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Arsenal target claims to “know nothing” of Arsenal speculation

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Thomas Tuchel front-runner to replace Arsene Wenger at Arsenal

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Soccer Saturday: Your Running Commentary

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Premier League heavyweights collide to headline a Saturday with a loaded soccer schedule.

Chelsea has run rampant through the league in recent months, cruising en route to a semi-comfortable lead atop the Premier League table. Their latest test comes in the form of Arsenal, who are looking to rebound from a difficult loss to Watford midweek while keeping their title hopes alive.

European Soccer

UCL Tuesday Rewind: PSG hammers Barcelona, Benfica holds off Dortmund

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On Tuesday, Europe's biggest domestic club competition, theUEFA Champions League returned with the start of the Round of 16.

Euro Rewind: Chelsea creates more separation, Dortmund wins clash with RB Leipzig and more

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The Premier League title race doesn't seem to be a race at all as Chelsea continues to storm through the league's powers week by week. The latest statement from Antonio Conte's men came on Saturday in a win over London rival Arsenal.

The Blues are far and above the best team in the Premier League, but that doesn't mean there's no drama in the Premier League itself.

Americans Abroad

Americans Abroad: Tuesday Preview

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Tuesday brings the return of the UEFA Champions League as the last remaining American player looks to help push his team to start the Round of 16.

Christian Pulisic and Borussia Dortmund travel to Portugal on Tuesday as the German club opens the Round of 16 with a visit to Benfica. Dortmund finished top of their group in the prior stage, earning 14 of a possible 18 points to book a date with the Portuguese powerhouse.

Boyd scores first Darmstadt goal against Borussia Dortmund

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After several injury-plagued seasons, Terrence Boyd is back to scoring goals.

Boyd scored his first goal since joining Darmstadt in Saturday's clash with Borussia Dortmund. The forward's finish came in the 21st minute, giving Darmstadt the 1-0 lead over Christian Pulisic and Dortmund.

The goal is Boyd's first senior goal since 2014, beginning his tenure with RB Leipzig.

Bundesliga

Where to find Benfica vs. Dortmund on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Benfica vs. Dortmund, you’ve come to the right place.

On paper, many would expect Borussia Dortmund to have the edge in this game, but Benfica - currently in first place in the Primeira Liga in Portugal - could surprise many world soccer aficionados.

Where to find Benfica vs. Dortmund on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Benfica vs. Dortmund, you’ve come to the right place.

On paper, many would expect Borussia Dortmund to have the edge in this game, but Benfica - currently in first place in the Primeira Liga in Portugal - could surprise many world soccer aficionados.

Americans Abroad Weekend Preview: Pulisic, Chandler, Zelalem and more

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Several U.S. Men's National Team regulars face major matchups over the weekend while a few familiar faces could make their debut with new clubs.

The action is headlined by those scattered throughout the Bundesliga as several Americans collide while others face big tests. Christian Pulisic and Borussia Dortmund face off with fellow contenders RB Leipzig on Saturday, while John Brooks and Alfredo Morales collide that same day.

The Rest

Liverpool open talks to sign £20m World Cup winner - fans react on Twitter

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Liverpool are lining up a summer move for Borussia Dortmund’s attacking midfielder, Mario Gotze. The Reds have even opened talks to sign the German international.

Gotze re-joined Dortmund last summer from Bayern Munich, but has failed to recapture his old form that he produced during his first spell at Die Borussen under Jurgen Klopp.

Soccer TV: PSG vs Barcelona

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It's the Champions League knockout round on the Tuesday soccer TV schedule with PSG playing Barcelona and Benfica vs Borussia Dortmund.