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Record-signing Burke nets for unbeaten Leipzig

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Berlin (AFP) Scottish teenager Oliver Burke scored his first Bundesliga goal on Sunday as new-boys RB Leipzig drew 1-1 at Cologne to remain unbeaten in Germany's top flight.

Leipzig are backed by Austrian energy drinks giants Red Bull and are unpopular with fans of Germany's traditional clubs due to the commercialism they represent.

Record-signing Burke nets for unbeaten Leipzig

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Berlin (AFP) Scottish teenager Oliver Burke scored his first Bundesliga goal on Sunday as new-boys RB Leipzig drew 1-1 at Cologne to remain unbeaten in Germany's top flight.

Leipzig are backed by Austrian energy drinks giants Red Bull and are unpopular with fans of Germany's traditional clubs due to the commercialism they represent.

New Schalke coach under fire after worst start

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Berlin (AFP) Schalke's Markus Weinzierl is under growing pressure ahead of Wednesday's Bundesliga clash at home to Cologne after becoming the first Royal Blues coach to lose his opening three league games.

With his side second-from-bottom in the table, Schalke host Cologne in Gelsenkirchen desperate for points following defeats to Eintracht Frankfurt, Bayern Munich and Hertha Berlin, who beat them 2-0 on Sunday.

New Schalke coach under fire after worst start

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Berlin (AFP) Schalke's Markus Weinzierl is under growing pressure ahead of Wednesday's Bundesliga clash at home to Cologne after becoming the first Royal Blues coach to lose his opening three league games.

With his side second-from-bottom in the table, Schalke host Cologne in Gelsenkirchen desperate for points following defeats to Eintracht Frankfurt, Bayern Munich and Hertha Berlin, who beat them 2-0 on Sunday.

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Klopp wants 'Mr Reliable'; Liverpool agree fee for highly rated German international

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Cologne left back Jonas Hector has been linked with a move away from the Bundesliga and recent rumours state that Liverpool are the club chasing him.

Jurgen Klopp is keen on recruiting a new left back after Alberto Moreno’s shocking displays last season and the German international is someone Klopp has followed closely from his time at Dortmund.

Arsenal agree midfielder deal; Conte's first signing; German star hands Klopp transfer boost

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Arsenal have agreed on a professional contract with the highly talented Romanian midfielder Vlad Dragomir.

Dragomir is the captain of the Romanian U16 side and is highly rated by the coaches at the Arsenal academy. Dragomir joins a long list of young players who have recently signed a contract with Arsenal.

Klopp sends delegation for defender; winger favours Liverpool move

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is keen on signing Germany internationals Mario Gotze and Jonas Hector.

According to Mirror, Liverpool are very confident of landing both players this summer.

Gotze is frustrated with the lack of playing time at Bayern Munich and is ready to leave the club this summer.

Robert Lewandowski strike sees Bayern Munich edge Cologne [VIDEO]

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Robert Lewandowski's 25th goal of the season gave Bayern Munich a 1-0 win at Cologne on Saturday as the Bundesliga leaders moved eight points clear of Borussia Dortmund once again at the top of the table.

The Poland star, the Bundesliga's leading scorer, fired home in the 10th minute after Dominique Heintz blocked a Thiago Alcantara pass and the ball fell into his path.

Robert Lewandowski strike sees Bayern Munich edge Cologne [VIDEO]

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Robert Lewandowski's 25th goal of the season gave Bayern Munich a 1-0 win at Cologne on Saturday as the Bundesliga leaders moved eight points clear of Borussia Dortmund once again at the top of the table.

The Poland star, the Bundesliga's leading scorer, fired home in the 10th minute after Dominique Heintz blocked a Thiago Alcantara pass and the ball fell into his path.

Bayern Munich focus on Cologne after beating Juventus

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Pep Guardiola will be hoping Bayern Munich suffer no Champions League hangover when they return to Bundesliga action at Cologne on Saturday on the back of their stunning victory against Juventus.

Bayern came from two goals down to beat Italian champions Juve 4-2 after extra time in the second leg of their Champions League last 16 tie on Wednesday and advance to the quarter-finals 6-4 on aggregate.

Bayern Munich focus on Cologne after beating Juventus

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Pep Guardiola will be hoping Bayern Munich suffer no Champions League hangover when they return to Bundesliga action at Cologne on Saturday on the back of their stunning victory against Juventus.

Bayern came from two goals down to beat Italian champions Juve 4-2 after extra time in the second leg of their Champions League last 16 tie on Wednesday and advance to the quarter-finals 6-4 on aggregate.

FC Cologne Lay On Brass Band And Mini-Soldiers As Part Of Matchday Karneval Celebrations (Photos & Video)

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With the entire city gearing up for Karneval, Cologne turned their Bundesliga game against Stuttgart at the weekend into a giant red celebration.

The players emerged from the tunnel wearing their lovely be-tasslednovelty kitand were escorted to the pitch by local children dressed up in the Red Spark guardsman uniforms that inspired it.

Augsburg ‘Keeper Marwin Hitz Receives €120 Bill From Cologne To Cover Cost Of Damaged Penalty Spot

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Cologne have hit Augsburg goalkeeper Marwin Hitz with a spot fine of over €120 to cover the cost of repairing the damage he caused to their penalty spot during a top-notch bout of shenanigans during the Bundesliga game between the two sides on Saturday evening.

Hitz was seen deliberately scuffing the penalty spot at theRheinEnergieStadion momentsbefore Cologne striker Athony Modeste slipped and fluffeda penalty kick.

Schalke release Kevin-Prince Boateng and Sidney Sam following Cologne defeat

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Schalke 04 have released Kevin-Prince Boateng and Sidney Sam "with immediate effect" as a 'consequence' of their shocking 2-0 defeat to Cologne on Sunday.

Sam's contract was not due to expire until June 2018, while Boateng had 12 months remaining on his deal at the Veltins-Arena.

The Bundesliga club has also suspended Marco Hoger from first-team training or games until after next Saturday's match against Paderborn.

Schalke release Kevin-Prince Boateng and Sidney Sam following Cologne defeat

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Schalke 04 have released Kevin-Prince Boateng and Sidney Sam "with immediate effect" as a 'consequence' of their shocking 2-0 defeat to Cologne on Sunday.

Sam's contract was not due to expire until June 2018, while Boateng had 12 months remaining on his deal at the Veltins-Arena.

The Bundesliga club has also suspended Marco Hoger from first-team training or games until after next Saturday's match against Paderborn.

Lukas Podolski Nearing Arsenal Exit As Inter Milan Target The German Striker

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Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski is on the verge of a switch to Inter Milan, according to various reports emanating from Italy.

The German international has made 13 appearances for the Gunners in all competitions this season but only two of those have been starts. Podolski has yet to feature in manager Arsene Wenger's starting eleven during the club's 17 league matches.

Lukas Podolski Nearing Arsenal Exit As Inter Milan Target The German Striker

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Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski is on the verge of a switch to Inter Milan, according to various reports emanating from Italy.

The German international has made 13 appearances for the Gunners in all competitions this season but only two of those have been starts. Podolski has yet to feature in manager Arsene Wenger's starting eleven during the club's 17 league matches.

FC Cologne Use Afro, Mullets And Muscle Car to Promote Their New Home Shirt [VIDEO]

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It's that time of the year when new kit launches are coming thick and fast. Most of them are very predictable in terms of the marketing and kit designs. But here's one that's quite unique — the launch of the new home kit for FC Cologne.

In this one-of-a-kind video and series of photos, three FC Cologne players dressed up in the 1970′s gear (afro, mullets, shades and more) to model the new home kit for the 2013-14 season.

Bundesliga table for the 2012 calendar year

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With German football currently taking a winter break, Eintracht Frankfurt can look back on 2012 with a satisfaction that few other clubs can match. Since their promotion to the Bundesliga last May they have accumulated an impressive thirty points and currently sit fourth in the table, behind only Bayern Munich, Bayer Leverkusen and Borussia Dortmund.

Cologne Agree To Release Kevin Pezzoni After Thugs Turn Up On His Doorstep Threatening To ‘Beat Him Dead’

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Newly-relegated 2. Bundesliga side Cologne (or 'FC Köln' if you'd prefer) have been forced into cancelling the contract of Kevin Pezzoni after a prolonged campaign of hate against the 23-year old defender culminated in a gang of five thugs waited outside his flat, threatening to "beat him dead" this coming seven months after Pezzoni had his nose broken in a nightclub by a man believed to be a Cologne fan.

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Is Podolski hinting his Arsenal career is over?!?

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Maybe I am reading too much into the recent statement made by the Arsenal and Germany striker Lukas Podolski. But I have got used to trying to read between the lines of what football players and managers say, especially when there is a transfer window on the horizon. The 28-year old does say that he [.

Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski gets flirty with Rihanna

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Arsenal's Lukas Podolski has posed for a photograph with music star Rihanna. Poldi cuddled up to the Umbrella singer for a photo after her gig in Cologne at the weekend, before putting the picture on his Twitter account. Referring to one of her songs, the Germany international posted the slightly flirty message: "How can someone [.

Podolski leaves no doubt that he is staying at Arsenal

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To be fair to Lukas Podolski, he has never suggested that he is not happy at Arsenal, or given any sign that he wants to move to another club. On the contrary, he generally looks like he has been having the time of his life since joining the Gunners from Cologne last summer. If you don't believe me, look on Arsenal.

Podolski happy at Arsenal despite being benched

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There have been many rumours this morning saying that Lukas Podolski may be leaving Arsenal in the summer as he seems to be frozen out of the first team, despite scoring in his last appearance against Bayern Munich, but the German international has now spoken out to say he is happy to wait for Wenger to choose when to play him.

Podolski flattered by Juventus but happy at Arsenal

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Lukas Podolski may not have set the scoring statistics alight since joining Arsenal from Cologne in the summer, but he has almost always operated on the left side of a front three. The German international striker has scored some very good and very important goals for the Gunners, and provided lots of assists.

Podolski can power Arsenal up the league

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Lukas Podolski has not always been an effectual player for Arsenal since joining from Cologne in the summer, but when he has been, the Gunners have been a much better side. The German gives the attack a great balance, and when he workd hard, he combines to great effect with Kieran Gibbs and helps the midfield and defence last night.

Arsenal is Perfect for Podolski

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When Arsenal signed Lukas Podolski early in the summer, it was a great boost for fans of the club, mainly due to the German striker's reputation and international record, but there were some doubts about his time at Bayern Munich and whether he could adapt to playing at the top level in the English Premier league.

Arsenal vs Schalke: Match preview

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After a disappointing defeat to Norwich City, Arsenal would be expected to respond tomorrow evening with the visit of Schalke to the Emirates Stadium. In recent seasons Champions League home games have proved largely comfortable for the Gunners, especially in the group stages.

The last time Arsenal lost a home game in the Champions League?

Arsenal has made Podolski better says Germany boss

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Not many players get 100 international caps, especially for a successful country like Germany, but the new Arsenal striker and left winger Lukas Podolski got his at Euro 2012 and is likely to get many more before his international career comes to an end.

Despite their being a good crop of young German strikers coming through, the coach of Germany has spoken about Podolski and has assured him that he is crucial to the Germany team.

Podolski wants to be an Arsenal legend

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Arsenal's German international striker Lukas Podolski has settled in to life as a Gunner in astonishing fashion. At 27-years old, Podolski has a good few years of football at the peak of his powers and, from what he says, Arsenal will get the benefit of all of those years.

His transfer to Arsenal is the second time in his career that he has moved from the club where he began his career, Cologne, to further his career.

The Arsenal Laundry Service Cancelled.

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That win was too good to just let go after a couple of days; we have been waiting all summer long for that feeling so this post is unashamedly designed to prolong the crowing.

Yes indeed and why you may ask has the Arsenal laundry service has been cancelled? Because of all the clean sheets, of course.

The Arsenal Laundry Service Cancelled.

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That win was too good to just let go after a couple of days; we have been waiting all summer long for that feeling so this post is unashamedly designed to prolong the crowing.

Yes indeed and why you may ask has the Arsenal laundry service has been cancelled? Because of all the clean sheets, of course.

A Burden Shared

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Baton passed over to them

This is the last of the look at the squad and we're at the forward line now. On the official website, there are 9 players listed there. One, we would not talk about because at this point, he's probably looking at what's the best route to got to Old Trafford. There's another 2 more which also doesn't warrant mention because just like the one before, they are on the verge (in the loosest sense) of leaving the club.

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Tosic: I Shouldn’t Have Left United

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The transfer in January 2009 of Zoran Tosic and his team mate, Adem Ljajic, was a strange one. United agreed a deal that could be worth up to £17m for the pair, with Llajic due to stay with Partizan Belgrade for the rest of the season.

However, United later pulled of out the deal to sign Ljajic, only for him to go on to sign for Fiorentina the following year.

Cologne’s Kevin Pezzoni has his contract cancelled after fan threats

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Former Blackburn defender Kevin Pezzoni has had his Cologne contract cancelled by mutual consent after being confronted outside his home by a group of angry fans. Coach Holger Stanislawski said: "A group of people were waiting for him in front of his apartment. They abused him and it is a situation which has been building [.

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Kevin Pezzoni quits Cologne after fans threaten beating outside his home

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Though Cologne manager Holger Stanislawski recently pleaded with the club's fans to have sex in the stands, a group of them has decided they prefer violence instead. Particularly targeted at 23-year-old former Blackburn defender Kevin Pezzoni.

How much do Cologne fans hate Kevin Pezzoni?

Cologne manager wants fans to ‘father children in the stands’

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Tired of fans engaging in violence and dangerous amateur pyrotechnics shows at football matches, Cologne manager Holger Stanislawski has made a plea, urging them to have unprotected sex in the stadium instead.

Cologne fans engulfed the RheinEnergieStadion in thick black smoke and stormed the pitch after their side was relegated from the Bundesliga last season.

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Arsenal vs Sunderland: Free Live Streaming Links

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As usual, after a three month wait, the Barclays Premier League has returned - but this time the mood around Arsenal Football Club is radically different. Yes, there's a large section of the fans turning against the inevitable van Persie transfer, and are right in doing so. With Alex Song heading for the exit door as well, there might be a few fans filled with disbelief.

Arsenal vs Sunderland: Free Live Streaming Links

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As usual, after a three month wait, the Barclays Premier League has returned - but this time the mood around Arsenal Football Club is radically different. Yes, there's a large section of the fans turning against the inevitable van Persie transfer, and are right in doing so.

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Branislav Ivanovic’s Cologne Stinks!

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One Liverpool fan didn't care to much for Branislav Ivanovic's cologne during Chelsea's first leg League Cup semi-final at Anfield tonight!

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