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Youssoufa Moukoko: Borussia Dortmund Move To Deny Rumours That 12-Year-Old Prodigy Is Actually A Middle-Aged Bloke

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Borussia Dortmund have moved to deny swirling tittle-tattle about one of their most highly-prized academy prospects, Youssoufa Moukoko, is the teenage whizkid he purports to be and not, in fact, a middle-aged man who conned his way into the club's youth system.

Moukoko was born on 20th November, 2004, making him 12-years-old.

Bundesliga: Ex-Man Utd Playmaker Shinji Kagawa Makes History With Stunning Chip For Dortmund (Video)

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Borussia Dortmund moved five points clear at the top of the Bundesliga after a 2-1 win away to Augsburg on Saturday.

The winning goal was scored by Shinji Kagawa, with the stunning strike making the former Manchester United midfielder the top-scoring Japanese player in the history of the German top-flight.

Light Fingers: Dortmund ‘Keeper Roman Burki Has Weird Pre-Match Ritual That Involves Pinching Balls (Video)

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Generally speaking, you don't have to look very far to find a professional footballer who is hopelessly enslaved to a pre-match superstition.

Some players flick light-switches, some don their kit in a strict order, some chant inside a hastily-scrawled hexagram, light candles and sacrifice newborn livestock to the satanic nether-lord.

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Ribery sidelined for up to three months – report

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich can expect to be without veteran winger Franck Ribery for up to three months with Sky reporting on Monday he has torn a knee ligament.

The 34-year-old had to be helped off in the 62nd minute of Bayern’s 2-2 draw against Hertha Berlin on Sunday which left them five points adrift of leaders Borussia Dortmund in Germany’s top flight.

Ribery sidelined for up to three months – report

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich can expect to be without veteran winger Franck Ribery for up to three months with Sky reporting on Monday he has torn a knee ligament.

The 34-year-old had to be helped off in the 62nd minute of Bayern’s 2-2 draw against Hertha Berlin on Sunday which left them five points adrift of leaders Borussia Dortmund in Germany’s top flight.

Dortmund go clear despite Aubameyang penalty howler

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Berlin (AFP) – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s miserable week continued as he missed a penalty but Borussia Dortmund still ground out a 2-1 win at Augsburg on Saturday to extend their Bundesliga lead.

Star striker Aubameyang followed on his poor performance in Tuesday’s 3-1 Champions League defeat at home to Real Madrid by firing a weak penalty straight at Augsburg goalkeeper Marwin Hitz 10 minutes from time.

New Gareth Bale injury a concern for Wales

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Madrid (AFP) – Gareth Bale looks set to miss Real Madrid’s La Liga clash with Espanyol on Sunday, sparking fears he could also miss out on two crucial World Cup qualifiers for Wales next week.

Bale limped off with a calf strain after scoring and providing an assist for Cristiano Ronaldo as Madrid beat Borussia Dortmund 3-1 in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Tuchel in talks with Bayern – reports

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Munich (Germany) (AFP) – Thomas Tuchel is the favourite to succeed Carlo Ancelotti as coach of Bayern Munich amidst media reports on Saturday that contract negotiations are taking place.

According to German daily Bild, the 44-year-old Tuchel is in Munich and negotiating to take over at the Bavarian giants having been sacked by current Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund in May.

Tuchel in talks with Bayern – reports

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Munich (Germany) (AFP) – Thomas Tuchel is the favourite to succeed Carlo Ancelotti as coach of Bayern Munich amidst media reports on Saturday that contract negotiations are taking place.

According to German daily Bild, the 44-year-old Tuchel is in Munich and negotiating to take over at the Bavarian giants having been sacked by current Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund in May.

Dortmund out to ruin Ronaldo milestone

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Berlin (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund will aim to maintain their unbeaten record at home to Real Madrid in the Champions League on Tuesday and spoil Cristiano Ronaldo’s 150th European appearance.

Dortmund and title holders Real meet in the group stage for the second year running.

The teams drew both games 2-2 last season as the Germans topped the section before bowing out in the last eight while Real went on to win a record 12th title.

Dortmund out to ruin Ronaldo milestone

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Berlin (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund will aim to maintain their unbeaten record at home to Real Madrid in the Champions League on Tuesday and spoil Cristiano Ronaldo’s 150th European appearance.

Dortmund and title holders Real meet in the group stage for the second year running.

The teams drew both games 2-2 last season as the Germans topped the section before bowing out in the last eight while Real went on to win a record 12th title.

Aubameyang hits hat-trick for leaders Dortmund

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Berlin (AFP) – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang grabbed a hat-trick as Borussia Dortmund romped to a 6-1 home thrashing of Borussia Moenchengladbach to regain top spot in the Bundesliga on Saturday.

Gladbach had no answer to Peter Bosz’s fleet-footed Dortmund, who opened a two-point lead over Hoffenheim at the top in a perfect confidence boost before Tuesday’s Champions League clash with holders Real Madrid.

Aubameyang hits hat-trick for leaders Dortmund

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Berlin (AFP) – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang grabbed a hat-trick as Borussia Dortmund romped to a 6-1 home thrashing of Borussia Moenchengladbach to regain top spot in the Bundesliga on Saturday.

Gladbach had no answer to Peter Bosz’s fleet-footed Dortmund, who opened a two-point lead over Hoffenheim at the top in a perfect confidence boost before Tuesday’s Champions League clash with holders Real Madrid.

Aubameyang hits hat-trick for leaders Dormund

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Berlin (AFP) – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang grabbed a hat-trick as Borussia Dortmund romped to a 6-1 home thrashing of Borussia Moenchengladbach to regain top spot in the Bundesliga on Saturday.

Gladbach had no answer to Peter Bosz’s fleet-footed Dortmund, who opened a two-point lead over Hoffenheim at the top of the table before Tuesday’s Champions League clash with holders Real Madrid.

Teenager Geiger helps Hoffenheim go top

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Berlin (AFP) – Teenage midfielder Dennis Geiger scored his first league goal to help fire Hoffenheim top of the Bundesliga table on Saturday as they beat Schalke 2-0 at home.

After defending champions Bayern Munich threw away a two-goal lead in Friday’s 2-2 draw at home to Wolfsburg, Hoffenheim picked up the three points to go top ahead of Borussia Dortmund, who host Borussia Moenchengladbach later on Saturday.

Teenager Geiger helps Hoffenheim go top

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Berlin (AFP) – Teenage midfielder Dennis Geiger scored his first league goal to help fire Hoffenheim top of the Bundesliga table on Saturday as they beat Schalke 2-0 at home.

After defending champions Bayern Munich threw away a two-goal lead in Friday’s 2-2 draw at home to Wolfsburg, Hoffenheim picked up the three points to go top ahead of Borussia Dortmund, who host Borussia Moenchengladbach later on Saturday.

Draw dampens Bayern’s Oktoberfest visit

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich were in dampened spirits during their visit to the Munich ‘Oktoberfest’ beer festival on Saturday, after a shock Bundesliga home draw to mid-table Wolfsburg.

Bayern threw away a two-goal lead on Friday at the Allianz Arena which cost them the chance to top the Bundesliga table.

Football: James hits first Bundesliga goal as Bayern go top

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Berlin (AFP) – James Rodriguez scored his first Bundesliga goal on Tuesday to help Bayern Munich top the table for the first time this season following a 3-0 win at Schalke 04.

The Colombian was involved in all three goals after winning the penalty which Robert Lewandowski converted for the opening goal before his deft chip saw Arturo Vidal fire home.

Football: James hits first Bundesliga goal as Bayern go top

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Berlin (AFP) – James Rodriguez scored his first Bundesliga goal on Tuesday to help Bayern Munich top the table for the first time this season following a 3-0 win at Schalke 04.

The Colombian was involved in all three goals after winning the penalty which Robert Lewandowski converted for the opening goal before his deft chip saw Arturo Vidal fire home.

James hits first Bundesliga goal as Bayern go top

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Berlin (AFP) – James Rodriguez scored his first Bundesliga goal on Tuesday to help Bayern Munich top the table for the first time this season following a 3-0 win at Schalke 04.

The Colombian was involved in all three goals after winning the penalty which Robert Lewandowski converted for the opening goal before his deft chip saw Arturo Vidal fire home.

Cologne change mind over controversial Dortmund goal protest

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Berlin (AFP) – Cologne have made a U-turn on plans to lodge an official protest to the German Football Association (DFB) about a controversial goal in their 5-0 drubbing at Borussia Dortmund, the club said on Tuesday.

The Bundesliga strugglers said they will not contest the final result of the game and will now simply ask the DFB’s refereeing department for clarification of the rules.

Barcelona’s Dembele to undergo surgery on Tuesday

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Barcelona (AFP) – Barcelona’s record 105 million-euro ($125 million) signing Ousmane Dembele will undergo surgery on the torn hamstring that has ruled him out of action for up to four months in Helsinki on Tuesday.

“Dembele travelled on Monday morning to Helsinki, Finland, where he will undergo surgery to repair a rupture of the biceps femoris tendon in his left thigh,” Barcelona said in a statement on Monday.

Barcelona’s Dembele to undergo surgery on Tuesday

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Barcelona (AFP) – Barcelona’s record 105 million-euro ($125 million) signing Ousmane Dembele will undergo surgery on the torn hamstring that has ruled him out of action for up to four months in Helsinki on Tuesday.

“Dembele travelled on Monday morning to Helsinki, Finland, where he will undergo surgery to repair a rupture of the biceps femoris tendon in his left thigh,” Barcelona said in a statement on Monday.

Barca’s Dembele to undergo surgery on Tuesday

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Barcelona (AFP) – Barcelona’s record 105 million-euro ($125 million) signing Ousmane Dembele will undergo surgery on the torn hamstring that has ruled him out of action for up to four months in Helsinki on Tuesday.

“Dembele travelled on Monday morning to Helsinki, Finland, where he will undergo surgery to repair a rupture of the biceps femoris tendon in his left thigh,” Barcelona said in a statement on Monday.

Barca’s Dembele to undergo surgery on Tuesday

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Barcelona (AFP) – Barcelona’s record 105 million-euro ($125 million) signing Ousmane Dembele will undergo surgery on the torn hamstring that has ruled him out of action for up to four months in Helsinki on Tuesday.

“Dembele travelled on Monday morning to Helsinki, Finland, where he will undergo surgery to repair a rupture of the biceps femoris tendon in his left thigh,” Barcelona said in a statement on Monday.

Cologne set to protest over controversial VAR goal

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Berlin (AFP) – Cologne say they plan to protest to the German Football Association (DFB) on Monday over a controversial goal which has raised debate over the video assistant referee (VAR) in Germany’s top flight.

Cologne were crushed 5-0 at Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund on Sunday which left them bottom of the German league after four straight defeats.

Cologne set to protest over controversial VAR goal

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Berlin (AFP) – Cologne say they plan to protest to the German Football Association (DFB) on Monday over a controversial goal which has raised debate over the video assistant referee (VAR) in Germany’s top flight.

Cologne were crushed 5-0 at Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund on Sunday which left them bottom of the German league after four straight defeats.

Aubameyang in a hurry as Dortmund crush Cologne

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Berlin (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund were back atop of the Bundesliga on Sunday thanks to a 5-0 hammering of Cologne as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored twice in a minute.

After losing at Tottenham Hotspur in midweek in the Champions League, Dortmund needed just three minutes to take the lead at home.

Aubameyang in a hurry as Dortmund crush Cologne

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Berlin (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund were back atop of the Bundesliga on Sunday thanks to a 5-0 hammering of Cologne as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored twice in a minute.

After losing at Tottenham Hotspur in midweek in the Champions League, Dortmund needed just three minutes to take the lead at home.

Barcelona’s Dembele out for up to four months

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Barcelona (AFP) – Barcelona’s record 105 million-euro ($125 million) signing Ousmane Dembele is set to be sidelined for up to four months as the club confirmed the extent of the hamstring injury he suffered at Getafe on Saturday.

“The tests performed on first team player Ousmane Dembele have determined he has ruptured the tendon of the hamstring in his left leg,” Barcelona said in a statement on Sunday.

Barcelona’s Dembele out for up to four months

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Barcelona (AFP) – Barcelona’s record 105 million-euro ($125 million) signing Ousmane Dembele is set to be sidelined for up to four months as the club confirmed the extent of the hamstring injury he suffered at Getafe on Saturday.

“The tests performed on first team player Ousmane Dembele have determined he has ruptured the tendon of the hamstring in his left leg,” Barcelona said in a statement on Sunday.

Real Madrid

Champions League: Young Real Madrid Fan Celebrates Cristiano Ronaldo Goal By Imitating Her Idol’s Trademark Goal Celebration (Video)

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As previously mentioned, alien humanoid Cristiano Ronaldo made his 400th appearance for Real Madrid on Tuesday night and duly marked it with his 410th and 411th goals in a 3-1 win over Borussia Dortmund.

The striker's phenomenal feat was widely celebrated by the travelling Real fans, but none were as gosh-darn adorable as the wee Ronaldo fan spotted imitating her idol's trademark "Siii!

Champions League: Gareth Bale Rattles In Superb Side-Foot Volley As Real Madrid Squash Dortmund (Video)

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Real Madrid made it two wins from two in Group H of the Champions League with a comprehensive 3-1 victory over Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday evening.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice to take his superhuman Los Blancos goal tally to 411 in 400 appearances, but the goal of the night was definitely the opener, lashed home by Gareth Bale in the 18th minute.

Borussia Dortmund loses to Real Madrid, Championship scores

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Christian Pulisic subbed on in the 76th minute for Borussia Dortmund in their 3-1 home loss to Real Madrid in Champions League Group H. Garath Bale scored in the 18th minute with the first-half highlighted by what Dortmund believed was a clear penalty ignored by the referee. Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos appeared guilt of a handball in the 14th minute.

UEFA Champions League TV schedule for September 26-27

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We can now reveal the UEFA Champions League TV schedule for matchweek 2 of the Group Stage of the competition.

The two flagship matches that will be televised on FS1 are Borussia Dortmund versus Real Madrid on the Tuesday, and CSKA Moscow against Manchester United on the Wednesday. With Liverpool, Barcelona, Spurs, Chelsea, Atleti, Juventus and other well-supported teams playing, the games will be shown across a variety of networks and streaming services.

Americans Abroad

Christian Pulisic scores a beauty to help Dortmund rout Bobby Wood's Hamburg

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Christian Pulisic continues to awe German and American audiences alike.

In the 79th minute of Borussia Dortmund's 3-0 win over Hamburg, the U.S. Men's National Team star collected a Mahmoud Dahoud feed in the penalty area, took a few touches, and smashed it into the back of the net for his second Bundesliga goal and his third in all competitions this season.

A look back at Christian Pulisic's Top 5 moments as an 18 year old

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Sometimes it's easy to forget that Christian Pulisic is just a teenager. He has only been in the American soccer spotlight for a little less than two years, but in that time he has provided a number of memorable moments for both club and country.

Pulisic celebrates his 19th birthday on Monday, moving one step closer to actually being a full-fledged adult.

The Rest

USA vs. Panama 2017: Time, TV schedule and how to watch 2018 World Cup qualifying online

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If the USMNT wants to qualify for Russia 2018, a win today is pretty much essential

World Cup qualifying has not gone according to the USMNT's plan. A poor start under Jurgen Klinsmann left the United States with a lot of work to do, and a misstep last month has left them in 4th place in the CONCACAF Hexagonal.

Der Videobeweis ist schon so eine kuriose Sache…

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Der Videobeweis ist ja eine schöne Sache und nach den anfänglichen kleinen Pannen bekommt er nun viel Lob. Allerdings geht mir die Sache immer noch nicht ganz in den Kopf, denn für mich hat der Fussball damit an Romantik verloren. Wenn Ihr jetzt fragt, wo denn einer Fehlentscheidung hinterhertrauern kann,.

Grounds for Optimism

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Hoodoo Dragon only half dead I'm afraid. . The JimmyG2 Column. . I had this pretty piece all ready in my head after the Borussia Dortmund win at Wembley in the week in the Champions' league. A nagging doubt and second thoughts stopped me from posting it born of a long devotion to Tottenham. You know the stuff: brilliant tactical Managership; fine performance; Dragons slain; myths put to