Champions League

Snapshot: Just Pep Guardiola, Wrapped In A Blanket, In The Street, In Moscow, In The Middle Of The Night…

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By Chris Wright

Feel free to just sit and ponder uponstthis image for a moment...

Fire alarm went off in the middle of the night at Bayern Munich's hotel by all accounts.

Eeeeeverybody out!

Soccer TV: Arsenal vs Southampton and Bayern Munich vs Paderborn

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Arsenal and Southampton meet in the Capital One Cup and Bayern Munich play Paderborn in the Bundesliga on Tuesday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

Bayern Munich vs Man City & Chelsea vs Schalke, UEFA Champions League TV Times and Open Thread

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There are eight more UEFA Champions League matches kicking off today with two German sides taking on two Premier League teams — featuring Bayern Munich against Manchester City, and Chelsea versus Schalke.

Will Germany or England be victors by the end of today?

In the meantime, there are several other matches kicking off.

Arsenal Fans Make Giant Foamy Mess In Dortmund Market Square By Tipping Bubble Bath In Fountain (Photo & Video)

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By Chris Wright

With the Gooner squad in town (beep beep) to watch their side take on Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League tonight, the Arsenal fans have set up base camp inZum Alten Markt and promptly set about turning the square into a giant foam party by pouring several litres of bubble bath into the central fountain.


Fair Play: Sudden Attack Of Conscience Sees Paderborn Striker Convince Referee To Rescind Opponent’s Yellow Card (Video)

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By Chris Wright

We know what you're thinking: You wait ages for a Christoph Kramer post then two, etc, etc...

Anyway, the Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder managed to wriggle his way out of a booking against newly-promoted SC Paderborn at the weekend when opposing strikerStefan Kutschke sort of admitted to taking a tumble to the referee.

Chelsea Loanee Lucas Piazon Hits Stunning Free-Kick Winner For Eintracht Frankfurt vs Hamburg (Video & GIF)

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By Chris Wright

With the game square at 1-1 and the clock ticking over into stoppage time, Chelsea loanee Lucas Piazon stepped up and whiffled this little beauty into the top corner to snag all three points for Eintracht Frankfurt against Hamburger in the Bundesligayesterday.

FAIL: Kaiserslautern’s Philipp Hofmann Pops Up With Bundesliga’s Miss Of The Century! (Video)

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By Chris Wright

Kaiserslautern beat Union Berlin 1-0 in the Bundesliga on Wednesday evening, though we can't help but feel that their winning margin perhaps could and should have been a little more convincing especially once wewitnessed the golden chance delivered to and spectacularly spurned by FCK forwardPhilipp Hofmann in the second half.

Pep Guardiola Weighs In And Instantly Ruins Bayern Munich Keepy-Uppies Session! (Video)

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By Chris Wright

Having wandered over to take part in a spot of light keepy-uppies with a few of the younger members of his squad, Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola swiftly brought the light-hearted drill when he flubbed a touch which appeared to bounce awkwardly away off his crotch.

FAIL: Mainz Midfielder Johannes Geis Suffers Spectacular Free-Kick Hiccup vs Dortmund (Video)

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By Chris Wright

In which, with his teammates packed into the Dortmund penalty area awaiting his delivery, Mainz midfielder Johannes Geis falls foul of an unfortunate divot and promptly blasts his attempted cross into the stratosphere above the Coface Arena...

With Geis' free-kick still hovering in near-Earth orbit at the final whistle, Mainz went on to beat Dortmund 2-0 to stay level with fellow early season surprise packages Paderborn at the top of the Bundesliga.

Moritz Stoppelkamp 80 Yarder Send’s Paderborn Top of Bundesliga

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Forget Ronaldo, Rodriguez, Sakho or even Hernandez for that matter!

For it was little known Bundesliga side Paderborn midfielder Moritz Stoppelkamp who outshone them all with the goal of the week an 80 yard volley which sent his side top of the Bundesliga after just 4 games gone in the season not bad for a club labelled favourites for the drop?

Paderborn Midfielder Moritz Stoppelkamp Sets New Bundesliga Record After Scoring From 83 Metres vs Hannover (Video)

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By Chris Wright

As the old adage goes: If you're going to score a goal that takes your largely unfancied, newly-promoted team to the top of the Bundesliga, do it from 80+ metres away.

That's exactly what PaderbornmidfielderMoritz Stoppelkamp did yesterdayafternoon, humping one in from 83 metres out (a Bundesliga record by the way) against Hannover to cap a 2-0 victory that sent his side to the top of the table on goal difference.


Campeonato Alemão - Primeira Divisão - 2014/2015

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Pos. Team GP Pts W D L GF GA +/-
1 Bayern München 5 11 3 2 0 9 2 7
2 Hoffenheim 6 10 2 4 0 9 5 4
3 Mainz 6 10 2 4 0 9 5 4
4 Bayer Leverkusen 5 10 3 1 1 11 9 2
5 Hannover 96 5 10 3 1 1 5 3 2
6 Mönchengladbach 5 9 2 3 0 6 2 4
7 Paderborn 5 8 2 2 1 7 6 1
8 Borussia Dortmund 5 7 2 1 2 8 9 -1
9 1.

Campeonato Alemão - Primeira Divisão - 2014/2015

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Pos. Team GP Pts W D L GF GA +/-
1 Bayer Leverkusen 3 7 2 1 0 9 5 4
2 Bayern München 3 7 2 1 0 5 2 3
3 Hannover 96 3 7 2 1 0 4 1 3
4 Borussia Dortmund 3 6 2 0 1 6 5 1
5 Mönchengladbach 3 5 1 2 0 5 2 3
6 Paderborn 3 5 1 2 0 5 2 3
7 Mainz 3 5 1 2 0 5 3 2
8 Hoffenheim 3 5 1 2 0 4 2 2
9 1.

English Premier League

3 To See: Liverpool v Everton, the Ruhr derby and the Holy War

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3 To See: Liverpool v Everton, the Ruhr derby and the Holy War is a post from: Just Football

If you so desired this weekend, you could spend more or less your every waking moment watching a bitter derby somewhere in the world, as the fixture computes have conspired to produce a truly scintillating line-up.

Which soccer league is worth your time?

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Is your time watching soccer better spent with the biggest leagues in Europe, or is there another answer for competitive soccer? Read More

La Liga

Marco Reus Set To Join Real Madrid Next Summer, Say Reports

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Borussia Dortmund's Marco Reus has been the subject of constant transfer speculation. The attacking midfielder's contract with the Bundesliga club is set to expire on June 30, 2016.

But that hasn't stopped a host of European clubs from attempting to pry the 25-year-old from Jurgen Klopp's side.

Soccer TV: Elche vs Celta Vigo and Mainz vs Hoffenheim

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Elche and Celta Vigo are on beIN en Espanol and GolTV has Mainz vs Hoffenheim on Friday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

All-Time Top Goalscorers In Europe and International Football

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All-Time Top Goalscorers In Europe and International Football - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Here is a look at the all-time top goalscorers from the biggest leagues in the World, as well as the UEFA Champions League, FIFA World Cup and European Championships.

English Premier League

Starting with the English Premier League top scorers that dates back to 1992 when the league pulled away from the Football League.

Soccer TV: Malaga vs Barcelona and Bayer Leverkusen vs Augsburg

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Malaga host Barcelona in La Liga on Wednesday's soccer TV schedule and Bayer Leverkusen play Augsburg in the Bundesliga. Read More

Top 5 Must-See Soccer Games On TV This Weekend

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A surfeit of superb games are on offer this weekend, as clubs across Europe begin to get stuck in totheir respective domestic leagues.

Some are desperate to atone for a stuttering start, others keen to continue a prosperous beginning to their seasons. And withthe league table beginning to take shape in some nations, there are opportunities to make some big statements early on in the campaign.

Soccer TV: Hamburg vs Bayern Munich and Manchester City vs Chelsea

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Bayern Munich return to Bundesliga action against struggling Hamburg and Manchester United host Chelsea on the weekend soccer TV schedule. Read More

Soccer TV: Freiburg vs Hertha BSC and Elche vs Eibar

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Freiburg host Hertha Berlin in the Bundesliga on GolTV and Elche play Eibar in La Liga on Friday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

UEFA Champions League Preview: Examining The Top 11 Contenders For The Title

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Europe's club competition is back on our screens this week, as 32 teams go in search of UEFA Champions League glory.

So on the cusp of the showpiece, lets take a closer look at some of the main contenders for the European Cup, their likely starting XI's and the men most likely to make the difference.

Champions League Returns This Week

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The best club tournament in the world returns this week, as Real Madrid will begin defence of their Champions League trophy on Tuesday.

The competition kicks off with an array of enticing fixtures, including Arsenal's trip to Borussia Dortmund, the first of three showdowns between the Premier League and Bundesliga, as Manchester City also play Bayern Munich and Chelsea meet Schalke.

Soccer TV: Arsenal vs Manchester City and Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid

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Arsenal and Manchester City meet in the Premier League on NBCSN and Real Madrid play Atletico on the weekend soccer TV schedule. Read More

This Weekend’s Soccer on TV

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After a week off for the international break, club soccer is back with a vengeance this weekend, providing us with a handful of can't-miss fixtures in the English Premier League and La Liga.

First up, though, there are a few interesting matches elsewhere in Europe to keep an eye one as Bayer Leverkusen look to stay atop the Bundesliga table when they play Werder Bremen on Friday afternoon.

Getafe Block Pedro Leon Leaving After Claiming No Offers Came In For Him, Player Posts €1m Bid From Hannover 96 On Twitter (Photo)

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By Chris Wright

Getafe have got themselves into a bit of a state over in La Liga, with the club hit with a transfer embargoand unable to pay their existing players' wages after being stung for violating FFP regulations.

Pedro Leon is one of those players, with the former Real Madrid prodigy desperate to leave Getafe as quickly as the 27-year-old wingercurrently can't be included in any matchday squads as his salary breaks the club's imposed wage limits.

Soccer TV: Bayer Leverkusen vs Werder Bremen

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Bayer Leverkusen host Werder Bremen in the Bundesliga on Friday's soccer TV schedule as the European club seasons resume. Read More

Americans Abroad

US Soccer Players: Joe Gyau debuts for Borussia Dortmund

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US soccer player Joe Gyau made his debut for Borussia Dortmund in Bundesliga action on Wednesday along with results from the Capital One Cup. Read More

Americans Abroad: Tuesday Rewind

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Andrew Wooten sure is making a habit out of scoring late winners.

For the third straight match, Wooten pushed Sandhausen to a 1-0 victory by nettinga dramatic goal on Tuesday. The 24-year-old, German-American forward scored his latest game-winner two minutes into second-half stoppage time to edge 1860 Munich, and to raise his season total to three goals.

US Soccer Players: Tough Premier League losses for Brad Guzan and Tim Howard

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Brad Guzan and Tim Howard were on the losing side in the Premier League in the results for US soccer players abroad. Read More

New coach for Julian Green at Hamburg

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Hamburg hires a new coach less than a day after parting ways with Mirko Slomka. The club is bottom of the Bundesliga. Read More

Julian Green at Hamburg SV

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Our guide to Hamburg SV, where USMNT forward Julian Green will spend the 2014-15 Bundesliga season on loan from Bayern Munich. Read More

Tim Wiese

Ready To Rumble: German Politician Challenges WWE Prospect Tim Wiese To Wrestling Bout

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By Chris Wright

Yes, we only have one photo of Tim Wiese, big whoop wanna fight about it?

He may have received an "official enquiry"from the WWE since transforming himself from Hoffenheim's goalkeeper into a 18-stone wad of luncheon meat, but it appears that Tim Wiese will have to go through a man calling himself "The Baron" before he has any chance of reaching the professional wrestling big time.

Muscle-Bound Ex-Germany Keeper Tim Wiese Mulling ‘Official Enquiry’ From WWE

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By Chris Wright

It's hardly a well-trodden career path, but it seems that just eight months after leaving Hoffenheim and pretty much calling time on his footballing career, former Germany 'keeper Tim Wiese may be about to sign on with the WWE as a professional wrestler.

Wiese, who has been busy bulking himself up into an 18-stone colossus since putting his goalkeeping career on the back-burner, has told Bild that, while no football clubs will touch him with a barge pole, a certain Vince McMahon has been tapping him up of late.

The Rest

German Safety Assessment Bods Ban Use Of Vanishing Spray In Bundesliga For Fear Of It Being ‘Hormonally Active’

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By Chris Wright

Bad news, folks. Thanks to a ruling made bya prominent German product safety organisation, the free-kick vanishing spray that has revolutionised the way football is played across the world will not be allowed to be used by referees in Germany's Bundesliga.

Soccer News: Borussia Dortmund need to defend

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Borussia Dortmund worry about how to defend after a disappointing draw and it's FIFA politics as usual in Thursday's soccer news roundup. Read More

Shit Football Kits: 1860 Munich Celebrate Oktoberfest With Incredible New ‘Lederhosen’ Strip

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By Chris Wright

With Oktoberfest just around the corner, 2. Bundesliga side 1860 Munich have launched a celebratory new home kit on their unsuspecting public complete with lederhosen-effect shorts...

For those keen on massacring your eyeballs further, 1860 are planning to debut their horrific(ly amazing) new strip againstIngolstadtto coincide with the beginning of Oktoberfest on the weekend of 20th September.

Soccer Sunday: Your Running Commentary

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Julian Green's loan stint with Bundesliga side Hamburg kicks off today, as we find out just what his new club has planned for him.

Green and Hamburg take on Hannover 96 in one of the matches that will attract the most interest from Americans eager to see if Green is ready to earn regular minutes with Hamburg.

Jose Mourinho Trolls Pep Guardiola About His Lack Of Follicular Fortitude With Zingy ‘Hair Loss’ One Liner

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By Chris Wright

"Bald much? LOLOLOLOL"

Whether he actually said it or not is up for debate, but Spanish paper El Confidencial(via Bild) are attributing azinger of a quote to Jose Mourinho, who has apparentlykept his ongoing feud witharch-nemesis Pep Guardiola simmering away nicely with a typically Mourinho-esque troll-heavy one-liner about the Bayern Munich coach's lack of follicular fecundity.