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Soccer TV: Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund and Manchester City vs Manchester United

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Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund meet in the Bundesliga and it's the Manchester derby in the Premier League on the weekend soccer TV schedule. Read More

Buy first, develop players later

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17.2% is the rather paltry percentage of homegrown players in Europe's top leagues according to a new survey.

The Centre International d'Etude du Sport (CIES) in Switzerland found the average has fallen from 20.2% four years ago. They took 'homegrown' as a player who had spent at least three years in a club's academy between the ages of 15 and 21.

Win for Everton, goal for Herculez Gomez

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Tim Howard and Everton won in the Premier League and Herculez Gomez scored for Tigres over the weekend. Read More

Soccer TV: Real Madrid vs Barcelona and Manchester United vs Chelsea

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Real Madrid and Barcelona meet in the clasico and Manchester United host Chelsea on the weekend soccer TV schedule. Read More

Top 5 Must-See Soccer Games On TV This Weekend

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The match between Spain's two most illustrious outfits is one of the most hotly anticipated spectacles on the footballing calendar, and all eyes will be on the Santiago Bernabeu this weekend for that one.

Elsewhere, we've got the top two sides in Germany going head-to-head,while the Premier League also boasts a pair of intriguing clashes.

Everton 3 – Aston Villa 0, subs in the Bundesliga

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Tim Howard and Everton won a meeting of USMNT goalkeepers in the Premier League and several Americans subbed on for Bundesliga clubs. Read More

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Beginning today, you can now receive a comprehensive guide to the weekly soccer TV and Internet listings with a free newsletter delivered to your email in-box every Thursday night.

This Week In Soccer features TV and Internet listings for the Premier League, MLS, La Liga, Serie A, Liga MX, Bundesliga, Ligue Un, UEFA Champions League, international games, Championship and more.

UEFA Introducing Changes To Champions League Seeding; Top Seeds Go To Title Winners Only

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UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino confirmed that the European governing bodywill introduce changes to the Champions League group-stage, so that only the winners of the highest ranking leagues and the title holders will be among the top-seeded teams.

Currently, UEFA ranks clubs over five years of results, leaving domestic champions Manchester City, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain among the number two-seeded teams(Pot 2) this season.

Alexis Sanchez Believes Premier League Is Tougher Than La Liga And Serie A

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Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez has told the club's official website that he believes the Premier League is a tougher competition than La Liga and Serie A.

Thequestion of 'which league is better' is the topic of an endless debate between fans of the European leagues. Although there is no straightforward way of gauging the strength of each country's domestic competition, it won't stop supporters from claiming theirs as the best.

Moyes responsible for Kagawa exit says Ferguson

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Moyes responsible for Kagawa exit says Ferguson - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Borussia Dortmund have had a terrible start to their new campaign. They are currently lying 13th in the Bundesligawith only seven points on board and 10 points behind Bayern Munich, title challenge is almost as good as over before it really started.

Former Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo finds new club

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Former Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo finds new club - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Former Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo has been named as the new Schalke manager on Tuesday.

The Italian manager guided the west London club to their only Champions League glory after taking over the club's managerial role in 2012.

€20m world class player not interested in Manchester United transfer

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€20m world class player not interested in Manchester United transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Mats Hummels saysthat he is not tempted to join Manchester United or any other big European club, adding that if he ever moves abroad, it won't be because of money.

The 25-year-old defender washeavily linked with Manchester United in the summer, and although the Germanis happy to see him name being linked with other top clubs, he sees himself playing at Dortmund for the rest of his career.

Liga MX

Soccer TV: Schalke vs Augsburg and Deportivo vs Getafe

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Schalke and Augsburg meet in the Bundesliga on GolTV and Deportivo play Getafe on beIN en Espanol on Friday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

Soccer TV: Hertha BSC vs Stuttgart and Queretaro vs Leon

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Hertha BSC are home to Stuttgart in the Bundesliga and Queretaro plays Leon in Liga MX on Friday's soccer TV schedule. Read More


Eye-Waterer: Hamburg Keeper Jaroslav Drobny Uses Sensitive Area To Make Painful Save vs Bayern Munich (Video)

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By Chris Wright

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As previously mentioned, Bayern Munich beat Hamburg 3-1 in the DFB Pokal last night, so Hamburg keeperJaroslav Drobny is probably wondering why he bothered to make one save in particular as he nurses his tender, swollen cobblersthis morning.

Franck Ribery Slapped In The Face By Scarf-Wielding Hamburg Fan (Video)

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Bayern Munich cruised to a routine 1-3 away victory over Hamburg in the DFB Pokallast night though the night wasn't completely without incident, with a scarf-wielding fan doing Franck Ribery a bit of a mischief right at the end of the game.

Leipzig Striker Daniel Frahn Hits The ‘RKO Outta Nowhere!’ Goal Celebration (Video)

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By Chris Wright

We're kind of over this now, but it looks like the 'RKO Outta Nowhere!!!' fad has just reached the 2. Bundesliga, with Leipzig striker Daniel Frahn celebrating his goal against Vfl Bochum at the weekend by laying the smacketh down on his American teammateTerrence Boyd.

Hamburg Sub Resorts To Desperate ‘Sunday League’ Tactics To Distract Hertha Berlin Forward (Video)

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By Chris Wright

With Hertha Berlin wingerAnis Ben Hatira bearing down on his team's goal, Hamburg substitute Gojko Kacar resorted to desperate Sunday League-style tactics in an attempt to throw his opponent off.

It didn't work...

We can't for the life of us fathom why, but it seemsSunday League defendingis very "in" at the moment.

Dortmund’s Marco Reus Scores 30-Yard Tomahawk With Perfect Trajectory vs Galatasaray (Video)

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Dortmund pretty much passed Galatasaray to death on their way to a 4-0 victory in Istanbul in the Champions League last night, thus preserving the Bundesliga side's immaculate start to the competition.

With some truly delightful interplay from a midfield strata boastingShinji Kagawa, HenrikhMkhitaryan, Marco Reus and later the returning Ilkay Gundogan, Dortmund dismantled their hosts though it was Reus who grabbed the goal of the night with an altogether more direct approach.

Arjen Robben Tucks Away Flashy Rabona Volley In Bayern Munich Training (Video)

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Kevin De Bruyne Suffers ‘Hans Moleman’ Moment, Boinked In The Crotch By Flying Football Boot (Video)

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By Chris Wright

Just a few days after scoring an absolutely stonking volley in the Europa League last Thursday, Wolfsburg winger Kevin De Bruyne came crashing back down to Earth againstAugsburg at the weekend when , in trying to imitate a kick to the official, defender Tobias Werner inadvertently flicked his boot directly into the former Chelsea man's technical area.

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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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.

Champions League

Bayern Munich Attend Special Audience With Pope Francis The Day After Leaving Roma In Ruins (Photos)

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Just hours after leaving Roma in tatters, the Bayern Munich entourage piled over to the Vatican City for an after-party at Pope Francis' gaff.

Having promised him a "very special gift" earlier in the week, Bayern handed over a signed football and a rather natty signed FCB shirt complete with the pontiff's name and number on the back.

Soccer News: Roberto Di Matteo is the new Schalke 04 coach

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Schalke 04 hires Roberto Di Matteo as their new coach in a Bundesliga season that's already a struggle in Tuesday's soccer news. Read More

Bayern Munich Refund Fans Who Rented Office In Moscow Skyscraper To Watch ‘Closed Doors’ CSKA Game

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@FCBayern @clubnr12 Wo ein Wille ist, ist auch ein Weg! #MiaSanMia #CSKAFCB pic.twitter.com/OR1FFMvA15

— Tobi Schweinsteiger (@tobits7) September 30, 2014

Bayern Munich have done the thoroughly decent thing and refunded a small group of intrepid fans who rented out an office in tower block overlooking CSKA Moscow's stadium in order to watch their team play a "behind closed doors" Champions League tie on Tuesday evening.

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!


‘I Hate Tiki-Taka, It’s Rubbish And Pointless’ – Pep Guardiola Disowns His Entire Back Catalogue

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By Chris Wright


Spanish journalistMarti Perarnau has written a new book entitled "Pep Confidential" in which he, as you may be able to guess, profiles Pep Guardiola's first season in charge at Bayern Munich.

While compiling the book, Perarnau was allowed to shadow Guardiola day-to-day and, as such, was privy to a number of clandestine remarks, with the Bayern coach even apparently admitting to hating "tiki-taka" the obsessive possession-based tactical approach on which he seemingly based his entire Barcelona tenure.

Schalke Appoint Roberto Di Matteo As New Coach After Whirlwind Managerial Switcheroo

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By Chris Wright

We're guessing that Schalke's HR department looks like a tornadohas torn through it given the amount of paperwork they must have chomped their way through over the last few hours.

In short, the German club have sacked coach Jens Keller and sworn in Roberto Di Matteo as his replacement in the space of a morning this being Di Matteo's first managerial job since being let goby Chelsea in November 2012.

Bayern Munich

Franck Ribery Helps Launch Official Bayern Munich Cook Book With Help From German Chef Alfons Schuhbeck (Photos)

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So, in conjunction with German celebrity chef Alfons Schuhbeck, Bayern Munich have launched an official club cookbook containing all your favourite FC Bayern-themed recipes...

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Hickory-smoked barbecue Riberys

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Catching Up With the Bundesliga, Gameweeks 1-7

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In the Bundesliga, there is an inevitable end, and it is dressed in red and blue — Bayern Munich will win the league. This does not make the league any less exciting though, and as we take a breather for the Euro 2016 qualifiers, it is a perfect time to assess where we have been and where we are going in Germany.

Bayern Munich Reaping The Benefits Of A Rewarding Summer Transfer Window

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In transfer windows, elite teams generally spend more money than their lesser counterparts. This is due to more success and larger war chests. Bayern Munich has pulled something of a U-turn on that school of thought.

The team had to spend a justifiably large wad of cash on AS Roma center back Mehdi Benatia, but other than that were very economical with their spending.


Campeonato Alemão - Primeira Divisão - 2014/2015

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Pos. Team GP Pts W D L GF GA +/-
1 Bayern München 7 17 5 2 0 15 2 13
2 Hoffenheim 7 13 3 4 0 11 6 5
3 Mönchengladbach 7 13 3 4 0 9 4 5
4 Bayer Leverkusen 7 12 3 3 1 13 11 2
5 Eintracht Frankfurt 7 12 3 3 1 12 10 2
6 Mainz 7 11 2 5 0 10 6 4
7 VfL Wolfsburg 7 11 3 2 2 11 8 3
8 Hannover 96 7 10 3 1 3 5 8 -3
9 Paderborn 7 9 2 3 2 10 10 0
10 FC Augsburg 7 9 3 0 4 8 9 -1
11 Schalke 04 7 8 2 2 3 11 12 -1
12 Hertha BSC 7 8 2 2 3 11 14 -3
13 Borussia Dortmund 7 7 2 1 4 9 12 -3
14 1.

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.

Kits & fashion

Bayern Munich Get Lederhosened Up To The Eyeballs And Hit Oktoberfest 2014 (Photos)

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By Chris Wright

'Tis that time of year again and, let off the leash following Saturday's 4-0 win over Hannover, the Bayern Munich squad donned their finest lederhosen and suede hat combos and hit Oktoberfest the following day...

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Universitario Forced To Turn Out For Bolivian League Game Wearing Fake VfB Stuttgart Shirts (Video)

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By Chris Wright

Bolivian club Universitario have inadvertently kicked up a bit of fuss in the German press this week after being forced into turning out for their game against Oriente Petrolero at the weekend wearing a set of knock-offVfB Stuttgart strips.

Having turned up and even lined up for the pre-match photos, the referee chose that point to declareUniversitario'sstandard white away jerseywas too similar to Oriente's striped, though predominantly white home kit.

The Rest

Reasons Why Borussia Dortmund Are Experiencing Problems In The Bundesliga

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Although Borussia Dortmund's win over St Pauli in the DFB-Pokal eased some tensions, problems still remain, as Dortmund have made a terrible start to the Bundesliga season. Already 14 points behind league-leading Bayern Munich, Dortmund have only won two out of their opening nine games of the season.

33 Breathtaking Photos Of Arjen Robben In Full ‘Dying Swan’ Mode

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By Chris Wright

Six minutes to play, 7-1 up away from home and Arjen Robben is still diving:arms splayed, back arched, knees tucked and face squalled.

You've got to salute the guy's commitment to his gimmick.

In homage to the frail Dutch swan, here's a big ol' gallery of him in full flight down through the years a truly, truly majesticwonder of the natural world.

Chelsea midfielder REFUSES to rule out a move away!!

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Oriol Romeu moved on loan to Stuttgart shortly after signing a new three year deal last summer. Having been fully involved in their league campaign so far, he is refusing to rule out a permanent move to the Bundesliga.

The whole situation with Romeu was confusing to say the least in the summer.

Up To His Old Tricks: Xabi Alonso Has A Go From The Half-Way Line…Again (GIF)

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By Chris Wright

Never shy to have a pop from distance, Xabi Alonsoput the frightners upHannover 'keeperRon-Robert Zieler earlier this afternoon by unleashing one from the half-way line...

Close, but nozigarre.