Bundesliga

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Forgetting Man Utd and Liverpool: From Premier League flops to Dortmund’s unsung heroes

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Borussia Dortmund's domestic disaster in the first half of the Bundesliga season has been well-documented, with Jurgen Klopp's men going from title challengers to relegation fodder in the space of six months.

Jurgen Klopp Turning Things Around At Dortmund

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It was a slide that shocked the football world. Borussia Dortmund, only 18 months from playing in the Champions League final at Wembley, were in the bottom three of the Bundesliga. Relegation was a real possibility, and Jurgen Kloop, who had been one of the hottest coaches in Europe, was becoming toxic.

Football Vine: Aubameyang & Reus Produce Batman & Robin Goal Celebration As Dortmund Win Ruhr Derby

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An impressive 3-0 win in the Ruhr derby against Schalke saw Borussia Dortmund move to within eight points of a Champions League berth as their resurgence continues.

For long periods of the game it looked as thoughBVB's profligacy in front of goal would cost them dear, but late on a goal burst from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang,Henrikh Mkhitaryan and finallyMarco Reus, secured a vital three points for Jurgen Klopp's men.

Borussia Dortmund continue resurgence with Derby win

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Borrusia Dortmund continued their resurgence after a disastrous start to the season with a convincing 3-0 win over Schalke in the Ruhr Derby. Reus, Mkhitaryan and Aubameyang scored three late goals to send Dortmund to 9th in the table.

Confirmed XI: Borussia Dortmund v Schalke 04

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Confirmed XI: Borussia Dortmund v Schalke 04 - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Borussia Dortmund will take on their arch rivals Schalke 04 in the Bundesliga clash scheduled between the two sides at Signal Iduna Park.

The Revierderby is one of the biggest clash in Germany's top flight football.

Immobile Returns: What Juventus Learned from Dortmund Victory

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Looming large on the coastline of the Bay of Naples is the majestic form of Mount Vesuvius, a constant reminder of the natural forces that stew beneath the feet of humanity. It was the very destructive powers of what is perhaps the world's most famous volcano that unleashed hell upon Pompeii and Herculaneum.

Watch Juventus 2-1 Borussia Dortmund match highlights [VIDEO]

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Serie A league leaders Juventus took a vital 2-1 home win against Dortmund in the first leg of its Round of 16 match.

The teams will play again in two weeks, with Dortmund hanging on to the knowledge that its all-important away goal could make a difference in the return leg.

When the draw for the UEFA Champions League last-16 was made, the tie between Juventus and Borussia Dortmund was one that immediately stood out for a plethora of reasons.

Watch Juventus 2-1 Borussia Dortmund match highlights [VIDEO]

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Serie A league leaders Juventus took a vital 2-1 home win against Dortmund in the first leg of its Round of 16 match.

The teams will play again in two weeks, with Dortmund hanging on to the knowledge that its all-important away goal could make a difference in the return leg.

When the draw for the UEFA Champions League last-16 was made, the tie between Juventus and Borussia Dortmund was one that immediately stood out for a plethora of reasons.

Watch Stuttgart fans console the players after loss to Borussia Dortmund [VIDEO]

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Bundesliga side Stuttgart slumped to a 3-2 home defeat to Borussia Dortmund with young defender Timo Baumgartl making the decisive error that cost Die Roten.

Dortmund's Marco Reus pounced on the 18-year-old's under-hit backpass in the 89th minute to score the decisive goal of the game that condemned Stuttgart to the very bottom of the table.

Watch Stuttgart fans console the players after loss to Borussia Dortmund [VIDEO]

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Bundesliga side Stuttgart slumped to a 3-2 home defeat to Borussia Dortmund with young defender Timo Baumgartl making the decisive error that cost Die Roten.

Dortmund's Marco Reus pounced on the 18-year-old's under-hit backpass in the 89th minute to score the decisive goal of the game that condemned Stuttgart to the very bottom of the table.

Borussia Dortmund relishing return to UEFA Champions League competition

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The last time Borussia Dortmund appeared in the UEFA Champions League, they were in the midst of a horrifying run of form domestically. Jurgen Klopp's side were hovering slightly above the relegation zone in the Bundesliga,with injuries and poor performances the major reasons behind the team'sdemise.

Borussia Dortmund relishing return to UEFA Champions League competition

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The last time Borussia Dortmund appeared in the UEFA Champions League, they were in the midst of a horrifying run of form domestically. Jurgen Klopp's side were hovering slightly above the relegation zone in the Bundesliga,with injuries and poor performances the major reasons behind the team'sdemise.

La Liga

Agent confirms Liverpool and Real Madrid’s interest in South American goal scoring striker

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The agent of has revealed that Liverpool and Real Madrid are the host of the clubs interested in signing Villarreal striker.

The 21-year-old joined the Spanish side from Racing Club last summer and has been in fine form for Marcelino García Toral's side.

Luis Suarez, Wayne Rooney and three other things we learned today

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With Real Madrid taking on Villarreal and Manchester City travelling to Anfield tomorrow we have a super Sunday on our hands, but here are five things we learned today.

Luis Suarez has found his rhythm

The former Liverpool forward struggled to make an instant impact at Barcelona, but the Uruguayan seems to have found his rhythm for the Catalan giants as he inspired them to a 3-1 win today with a goal and two assists.

Which soccer streaming service is best for you? fubo, Sling, DishWorld, KlowdTV or FOX Soccer 2Go

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For years, soccer fans in the United States have demanded the opportunity to watch what you want, when you want and how you want it. Instead of being tied to contracts with satellite TV providers or stuck with cable, now soccer fans have more choices than ever before to watch the greatest soccer games from around the world streamed to our computers, TV sets, smartphones, set top boxes or tablets.

Which soccer streaming service is best for you? fubo, Sling, DishWorld, KlowdTV or FOX Soccer 2Go

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For years, soccer fans in the United States have demanded the opportunity to watch what you want, when you want and how you want it. Instead of being tied to contracts with satellite TV providers or stuck with cable, now soccer fans have more choices than ever before to watch the greatest soccer games from around the world streamed to our computers, TV sets, smartphones, set top boxes or tablets.

Soccer TV: Chelsea vs Spurs

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A cup final in England highlights the weekend soccer TV schedule with Chelsea playing Spurs at Wembley for the Capital One Cup. Read More

Top 5 must-see soccer games on TV this weekend

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The destination of the first piece of domestic silverware in English soccerwill be decided this weekend with the League Cup final set to be played at Wembley on Sunday. That clash between two local rivals is just one of a surfeit of cracking games to savor this weekend.

In Italy, the top two sides go head-to-head, while in Spain the league leaders face a tricky task on home soil.

Top 5 must-see soccer games on TV this weekend

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The destination of the first piece of domestic silverware in English soccerwill be decided this weekend with the League Cup final set to be played at Wembley on Sunday. That clash between two local rivals is just one of a surfeit of cracking games to savor this weekend.

In Italy, the top two sides go head-to-head, while in Spain the league leaders face a tricky task on home soil.

fuboTV adds beIN SPORTS to its online soccer streaming coverage

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fuboTV has announced that they've expanded their sportsportfolio to include beIN SPORTS to its online soccer streaming package.

beIN SPORTS is one of the leading sports networks in the United States for fans of the beautiful game. beIN has the exclusive TV and Internet rights to La Liga, Serie A, Ligue Un, Copa America 2015, Capital One Cup, Championship and more.

fuboTV adds beIN SPORTS to its online soccer streaming coverage

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fuboTV has announced that they've expanded their sportsportfolio to include beIN SPORTS to its online soccer streaming package.

beIN SPORTS is one of the leading sports networks in the United States for fans of the beautiful game. beIN has the exclusive TV and Internet rights to La Liga, Serie A, Ligue Un, Copa America 2015, Capital One Cup, Championship and more.

Watch Bayer Leverkusen 1-0 Atletico Madrid match highlights [VIDEO]

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Speaking ahead of his Champions League Round of 16 tie, Bayer Leverkusen coach Roger Schmidt said his side would have to play on another level to beat the reigning champions of Spain. But was confident his players would be able to execute his game plan tonight at the BayArena.

And so it became true in a closely fought match that Leverkusen won 1-0.

Watch Bayer Leverkusen 1-0 Atletico Madrid match highlights [VIDEO]

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Speaking ahead of his Champions League Round of 16 tie, Bayer Leverkusen coach Roger Schmidt said his side would have to play on another level to beat the reigning champions of Spain. But was confident his players would be able to execute his game plan tonight at the BayArena.

And so it became true in a closely fought match that Leverkusen won 1-0.

Bayer Leverkusen coach says team must play on another level to beat Atletico Madrid

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Much has been made about Diego Simeone's tactics since the Argentine took control of Atletico Madrid three years ago. The club's playing style under Simeone has been called "barbaric" and "violent" by opposing fans and some members ofthe media.

Regardless of those opinions, what can't be questioned is the Spanish club's rise domestically and in Europe over the past three seasons.

Bayer Leverkusen coach says team must play on another level to beat Atletico Madrid

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Much has been made about Diego Simeone's tactics since the Argentine took control of Atletico Madrid three years ago. The club's playing style under Simeone has been called "barbaric" and "violent" by opposing fans and some members ofthe media.

Regardless of those opinions, what can't be questioned is the Spanish club's rise domestically and in Europe over the past three seasons.

Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira could be heading to Schalke 04

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The future of Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira has been the subject of transfer speculation since it was learned the Spanish club will not renew the German international's contract.

Khedira's current deal is set to expire at the end of the season, and the player has been linked with moves to Bayern Munich, Arsenal and Liverpool over the past several months.

Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira could be heading to Schalke 04

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The future of Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira has been the subject of transfer speculation since it was learned the Spanish club will not renew the German international's contract.

Khedira's current deal is set to expire at the end of the season, and the player has been linked with moves to Bayern Munich, Arsenal and Liverpool over the past several months.

Manchester City vs Barcelona and Juventus vs Dortmund: TV times and open thread

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Today features one of the most mouthwatering days of Champions League Round of 16 matches with Manchester City looking for revenge on Barcelona, while Serie A giants Juventus takes on Borussia Dortmund.

Here's today's TV schedule for viewers/readers in the United States:

Manchester City vs Barcelona, 2:45pm ET, FOX Sports 1 andFOX Soccer 2Go
Juventus vs Dortmund, 2:45pm ET, FOX Sports 2 andFOX Soccer 2Go

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Manchester City vs Barcelona and Juventus vs Dortmund: TV times and open thread

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Today features one of the most mouthwatering days of Champions League Round of 16 matches with Manchester City looking for revenge on Barcelona, while Serie A giants Juventus takes on Borussia Dortmund.

Here's today's TV schedule for viewers/readers in the United States:

Manchester City vs Barcelona, 2:45pm ET, FOX Sports 1 andFOX Soccer 2Go
Juventus vs Dortmund, 2:45pm ET, FOX Sports 2 andFOX Soccer 2Go

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—Get a free 7-day trial to FOX Soccer 2GO to watch the FA Cup and Champions League matches.

FIFA: 2022 World Cup to be played in November and December

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FIFA: 2022 World Cup to be played in November and December - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

A FIFA task force has recommended that the 2022 World Cup be changed from its traditional June/July date to be staged in November and December to fight the blistering summer heat in Qatar.

The sport's governing body invoked outrage when it awarded football's biggest tournament to the Middle Eastern nation, with temperatures in the Qatari summer passing 40C and as such risking the health of players and supporters.

English Premier League

Goal for Fabian Johnson in the Bundesliga

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Fabian Johnson scored for Gladbach in the Bundesliga as we wrap up the results for USMNT players in Europe and Mexico. Read More

Manchester United’s £30m summer target hopes to join a big European club

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Former Chelsea attacking midfielder Kevin de Bruyne hopes to join a big European club and win trophies.

The 23-year-old Belgian midfielder has joined Bundesliga outfit Wolfsburg after joining Chelsea and his impressive performances have caught the attention of top European clubs including the likes of Manchester United.

Chelsea make £5.5m profit after selling Thorgan Hazard to Monchengladbach

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Chelsea have confirmed that an agreement has been reached with Borussia Monchengladbach for the transfer of attacking midfielder Thorgan Hazard on a permanent deal for a fee of around £5.8 million.

The 21-year-old signed for the Blues in 2012 for £366,539 alongside his brother Eden but was farmed out immediately to Belgian side Zulte Waregem where he spent the following two seasons on loan.

Chelsea make £5.5m profit after selling Thorgan Hazard to Monchengladbach

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Chelsea have confirmed that an agreement has been reached with Borussia Monchengladbach for the transfer of attacking midfielder Thorgan Hazard on a permanent deal for a fee of around £5.8 million.

The 21-year-old signed for the Blues in 2012 for £366,539 alongside his brother Eden but was farmed out immediately to Belgian side Zulte Waregem where he spent the following two seasons on loan.

Bayern Munich

Soccer TV: Bayern Munich vs Cologne and Espanyol vs Cordoba

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Bayern Munich play Cologne in the Bundesliga on Friday's soccer TV schedule and the CONCACAF U-17 Championship begins for the USMNT. Read More

Bayern Munich playmaker Arjen Robben is arguably the world’s third best soccer player

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When most athletes get to 30, they understand their athletic peak is coming to an end. Most teams in all sports leagues around the world start looking for successors to their superstars once they hit that benchmark. Or they sever ties with them similar to how A.C. Milan got rid of Andrea Pirlo. Arjen Robben won't go through that treatment anytime soon because he's currently playing better than he's ever been and has solidified himself as the third best soccer player in the world at the moment.

Bayern Munich playmaker Arjen Robben is arguably the world’s third best soccer player

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When most athletes get to 30, they understand their athletic peak is coming to an end. Most teams in all sports leagues around the world start looking for successors to their superstars once they hit that benchmark. Or they sever ties with them similar to how A.C. Milan got rid of Andrea Pirlo. Arjen Robben won't go through that treatment anytime soon because he's currently playing better than he's ever been and has solidified himself as the third best soccer player in the world at the moment.

VfL Wolfsburg

VfL Wolfsburg’s Bas Dost is one of Europe’s most clinical strikers

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There have been an array of top players to ply their trade in the top tier of Dutch soccer. Ronaldo, Robin van Persie, Zlatan Imrahimovic, Luis Suarez and Wilfried Bony, just to name a few. While the formerly mentioned Eredivisie top scorers went off to impress on bigger stages almost immediately, another former Golden Boot winner seemed to struggle in his first few seasons away from Holland, but is now raising plenty of eyebrows.

VfL Wolfsburg’s Bas Dost is one of Europe’s most clinical strikers

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There have been an array of top players to ply their trade in the top tier of Dutch soccer. Ronaldo, Robin van Persie, Zlatan Imrahimovic, Luis Suarez and Wilfried Bony, just to name a few. While the formerly mentioned Eredivisie top scorers went off to impress on bigger stages almost immediately, another former Golden Boot winner seemed to struggle in his first few seasons away from Holland, but is now raising plenty of eyebrows.

The Rest

Soccer News: MLS CBA talks go through the night

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Wednesday's soccer news update has several takes on what's happening with the MLS CBA talks as the negotiations continue. Read More