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Dortmund eye German Cup, Aubameyang eyes door

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Berlin (AFP) – Hot-shot striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang bids to lift his first title with Borussia Dortmund on Saturday amidst growing speculation the German Cup final will be his last appearance for the club.

Dortmund face Eintracht Frankfurt at Berlin’s Olympic Stadium at 2000 local time (1800 GMT) with Borussia bidding to end their run of three straight defeats in Germany’s showcase final.

Dortmund eye German Cup, Aubameyang eyes door

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Berlin (AFP) – Hot-shot striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang bids to lift his first title with Borussia Dortmund on Saturday amidst growing speculation the German Cup final will be his last appearance for the club.

Dortmund face Eintracht Frankfurt at Berlin’s Olympic Stadium at 2000 local time (1800 GMT) with Borussia bidding to end their run of three straight defeats in Germany’s showcase final.

Thomas Tuchel leaves Dortmund future open after spat

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Berlin (AFP) – Thomas Tuchel on Friday threw open his future as Borussia Dortmund’s head coach in the aftermath of his public disagreement with the Bundesliga side’s CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke.

When asked in a press conference if he will stay on next season, Tuchel replied: “I am the wrong person to talk to about this.

Thomas Tuchel leaves Dortmund future open after spat

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Berlin (AFP) – Thomas Tuchel on Friday threw open his future as Borussia Dortmund’s head coach in the aftermath of his public disagreement with the Bundesliga side’s CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke.

When asked in a press conference if he will stay on next season, Tuchel replied: “I am the wrong person to talk to about this.

Bomb victim Bartra back in training: Dortmund

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Berlin (AFP) – Marc Bartra returned to training on Wednesday, almost exactly a month after his wrist was fractured in a bomb attack on the Borussia Dortmund team bus.

“There’s good news,” proclaimed Dortmund in a statement. “Central defender Marc Bartra is back in team training exactly 29 days after undergoing an operation on his right hand and wrist following the bomb attack on the Borussia Dortmund team bus.

Bomb victim Bartra back in training: Dortmund

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Berlin (AFP) – Marc Bartra returned to training on Wednesday, almost exactly a month after his wrist was fractured in a bomb attack on the Borussia Dortmund team bus.

“There’s good news,” proclaimed Dortmund in a statement. “Central defender Marc Bartra is back in team training exactly 29 days after undergoing an operation on his right hand and wrist following the bomb attack on the Borussia Dortmund team bus.

Dortmund’s Dembele stuns Bayern in cup semi

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Munich (Germany) (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund fought back to defeat bitter rivals Bayern Munich 3-2 on Wednesday to reach the German Cup final and shatter the Bavarian giants’ dreams of the double.

A brilliant strike from Ousmane Dembele 15 minutes from the end settled a tie at Munich’s Allianz Arena which had seen Dortmund trail 2-1 at half-time.

Dortmund’s Dembele stuns Bayern in cup semi

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Munich (Germany) (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund fought back to defeat bitter rivals Bayern Munich 3-2 on Wednesday to reach the German Cup final and shatter the Bavarian giants’ dreams of the double.

A brilliant strike from Ousmane Dembele 15 minutes from the end settled a tie at Munich’s Allianz Arena which had seen Dortmund trail 2-1 at half-time.

Sahin signs Dortmund extension to 2019

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – Turkey international Nuri Sahin has signed a contract extension with Borussia Dortmund until 2019, the Bundesliga club said on Tuesday.

The 28-year-old midfielder’s previous deal was due to run out in 12 months.

German-born Sahin first joined Borussia as a 13-year-old and has spent most of his career with the club.

Sahin signs Dortmund extension to 2019

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – Turkey international Nuri Sahin has signed a contract extension with Borussia Dortmund until 2019, the Bundesliga club said on Tuesday.

The 28-year-old midfielder’s previous deal was due to run out in 12 months.

German-born Sahin first joined Borussia as a 13-year-old and has spent most of his career with the club.

Friday Kickoff: Dortmund, Mbappe, Neymar and more

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More details continue to come to light following last week's bombing of Borussia Dortmund's team bus.

German officials say that a German-Russian citizen took out a five-figure loan to bet on shares of Borussia Dortmund's stock dropping before bombing the team bus last week. (REPORT)

Monaco sporting director Antonio Cordon says it would take "a lot of money" to trigger Kylian Mbappe's release clause.

Dortmund Bus Attack Latest: Suspect Carried Out Explosions To ‘Negatively Effect Prices Of Shares He’d Purchased In Club’

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Police have arrested a man on suspicion of carrying out the explosive attack on the Borussia Dortmund team bus before last Tuesday's Champions League game against Monaco.

Notes discovered at the scene (immediately described by investigators as "dubious") appeared to claim responsibility in the name of Islamic extremists, though prosecutors are now alleging that the motive may, somewhat oddly, be entirely financial.

Wednesday Kickoff: Bayern Munich, 'Chicharito', Dortmund and more

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Following their controversial defeat to Real Madrid, several Bayern Munich players took things a step too far.

Police reportedly intervened after three Bayern Munich players, Robert Lewandowski, Thiago and Arturo Vidal, stormed into the referee's lockerroom following their elimination from the Champions League on Tuesday.

Monday Kickoff: Dortmund, Hazard, Ozil and more

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More details continue to emerge from last week's attack on Borussia Dortmund's team bus while several stars stepped out to discuss their futures.

An investigator says that Borussia Dortmund's team bus was just seconds away from severe injuries or even potential death in last week's explosion.

Bartra tributes as rattled Dortmund bounce back

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Berlin (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund players and fans paid tribute to defender Marc Bartra as they beat Eintracht Frankfurt 3-1 on Saturday in their first Bundesliga match since the midweek bomb attack on their team bus.

Germany winger Marco Reus scored on his return after six weeks out and Sokratis Papastathopoulos and leading scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang were also on target in a home victory which allowed Thomas Tuchel’s side to all but wrap up a top-four finish and boost morale at the end of a traumatic week.

Bartra tributes as rattled Dortmund bounce back

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Berlin (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund players and fans paid tribute to defender Marc Bartra as they beat Eintracht Frankfurt 3-1 on Saturday in their first Bundesliga match since the midweek bomb attack on their team bus.

Germany winger Marco Reus scored on his return after six weeks out and Sokratis Papastathopoulos and leading scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang were also on target in a home victory which allowed Thomas Tuchel’s side to all but wrap up a top-four finish and boost morale at the end of a traumatic week.

Reus nets on return as rattled Dortmund bounce back

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Berlin (AFP) – Germany winger Marco Reus scored on his return after six weeks out as Borussia Dortmund beat Eintracht Frankfurt 3-1 on Saturday in their first Bundesliga match since the midweek bomb attack on their team bus.

Sokratis Papastathopoulos and leading scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang were also on target in a victory which allowed Thomas Tuchel’s side to all but wrap up a top-four finish and boost morale after a shocking last week.

Reus nets on return as rattled Dortmund bounce back

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Berlin (AFP) – Germany winger Marco Reus scored on his return after six weeks out as Borussia Dortmund beat Eintracht Frankfurt 3-1 on Saturday in their first Bundesliga match since the midweek bomb attack on their team bus.

Sokratis Papastathopoulos and leading scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang were also on target in a victory which allowed Thomas Tuchel’s side to all but wrap up a top-four finish and boost morale after a shocking last week.

‘It Was The Longest And Hardest 15 Minutes Of My Life’ – Marc Bartra Publishes Touching Instagram Update From Hospital Bed

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After undergoing surgery on a broken arm, Marc Bartra is currently still recovering in hospital after being injured during the explosive attack on the Borussia Dortmund team busjust hours beforeTuesday night's Champions League tie against Monaco.

Bartra suffered a fractured radial bone and had to have debris removed from his hand but, after being visited by his partner Melissa and their daughter Gala, the Spanish defender has since emitted a personal update from his hospital bed to assure fans that he's okay.

We must overcome bus attack, says Tuchel

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – Thomas Tuchel stressed Borussia Dortmund must try to overcome Tuesday’s bomb attack on the German team’s bus, but admitted it was still “incredibly difficult” to speak about the ordeal.

“We must find a way of overcoming that. But we still don’t know how that’s going to happen,” the Dortmund coach said Thursday, a day after Tuchel’s side lost 3-2 to Monaco in the rescheduled first leg of their Champions League quarter-final.

We must overcome bus attack, says Tuchel

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – Thomas Tuchel stressed Borussia Dortmund must try to overcome Tuesday’s bomb attack on the German team’s bus, but admitted it was still “incredibly difficult” to speak about the ordeal.

“We must find a way of overcoming that. But we still don’t know how that’s going to happen,” the Dortmund coach said Thursday, a day after Tuchel’s side lost 3-2 to Monaco in the rescheduled first leg of their Champions League quarter-final.

Dortmund’s Bartra faces month out

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund’s Spanish international defender Marc Bartra will be out for around four weeks after injuring his wrist in Tuesday’s bomb attack on the team’s bus, coach Thomas Tuchel said.

“Marc would prefer to play again on Saturday, but he will need around four weeks,” said Tuchel, whose side entertain Eintracht Frankfurt in the Bundesliga on Saturday.

Detained ‘Islamist’ cleared over Dortmund blasts

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – German federal prosecutors said Thursday they had cleared the sole suspect in custody for a bomb attack against the Borussia Dortmund football team bus of involvement.

The announcement marked a setback for investigators, who described the three blasts late Tuesday as a “terrorist” act and said they are focusing on suspects in the “Islamist spectrum”.

Detained ‘Islamist’ cleared over Dortmund blasts

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – German federal prosecutors said Thursday they had cleared the sole suspect in custody for a bomb attack against the Borussia Dortmund football team bus of involvement.

The announcement marked a setback for investigators, who described the three blasts late Tuesday as a “terrorist” act and said they are focusing on suspects in the “Islamist spectrum”.

Germany probes ‘Islamist’ after unbowed Dortmund play match

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – German investigators Thursday focused their probe into three explosions that rocked the Borussia Dortmund football team bus on a sole “Islamist” suspect in custody, after the side defiantly returned to the pitch.

The roadside blasts left Dortmund’s Spanish international Marc Bartra and a policeman injured, with the bombs “containing metal pieces” detonating minutes after the team bus set off to a planned Champions League game against Monaco on Tuesday night.

Treated as if ‘beer can’ thrown at bus, rages Tuchel

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel accused UEFA of treating the bomb attack on their team bus as if a “beer can” had been thrown and claimed they were informed by text message that they would have to play their Champions League game against Monaco.

The German side were defeated 3-2 by the French club in the first leg of the quarter-final on Wednesday, 24 hours after the scheduled game had been postponed.

Treated as if ‘beer can’ thrown at bus, rages Tuchel

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel accused UEFA of treating the bomb attack on their team bus as if a “beer can” had been thrown and claimed they were informed by text message that they would have to play their Champions League game against Monaco.

The German side were defeated 3-2 by the French club in the first leg of the quarter-final on Wednesday, 24 hours after the scheduled game had been postponed.

Treated as if ‘beer can’ thrown at bus, rages Dortmund coach Tuchel

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel accused UEFA of treating the bomb attack on their team bus as if a “beer can” had been thrown and claimed they were informed by text message that they would have to play their Champions League game against Monaco.

The German side were defeated 3-2 by the French club in the first leg of the quarter-final on Wednesday, 24 hours after the scheduled game had been postponed.

Treated as if ‘beer can’ thrown at bus, rages Dortmund coach Tuchel

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel accused UEFA of treating the bomb attack on their team bus as if a “beer can” had been thrown and claimed they were informed by text message that they would have to play their Champions League game against Monaco.

The German side were defeated 3-2 by the French club in the first leg of the quarter-final on Wednesday, 24 hours after the scheduled game had been postponed.

Tuchel fumes at UEFA as Dortmund lose after bus attack

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel slammed the decision to play the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final against Monaco just a day after a bomb attack on the German team’s bus.

Teenager Kylian Mbappe struck twice as Monaco claimed a thrilling 3-2 win at Signal Iduna Park on Wednesday, but Tuchel was furious at the way the incident was handled by governing body UEFA.

Tuchel fumes at UEFA as Dortmund lose after bus attack

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel slammed the decision to play the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final against Monaco just a day after a bomb attack on the German team’s bus.

Teenager Kylian Mbappe struck twice as Monaco claimed a thrilling 3-2 win at Signal Iduna Park on Wednesday, but Tuchel was furious at the way the incident was handled by governing body UEFA.

Mbappe and Monaco stun Dortmund day after bus attack

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – Kylian Mbappe struck twice as Monaco claimed a thrilling 3-2 win at Borussia Dortmund in Wednesday’s rescheduled Champions League quarter-final first leg to seize the advantage in the tie.

Police ramped up security in the city as German investigators detained an Islamist suspect over three explosions that rocked Dortmund’s team bus on Tuesday and left Spain international Marc Bartra with a broken wrist.

Monaco beat Dortmund 3-2 day after bus attack

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – Kylian Mbappe struck twice as Monaco claimed a 3-2 win at Borussia Dortmund in Wednesday’s rescheduled Champions League quarter-final first leg, a day after a bomb attack on the German team bus led to the game’s postponement.

Police ramped up security in the German city following Tuesday’s incident and Mbappe bundled Monaco ahead on 19 minutes with Sven Bender heading into his own net to compound Dortmund’s problems.

Monaco beat Dortmund 3-2 day after bus attack

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – Kylian Mbappe struck twice as Monaco claimed a 3-2 win at Borussia Dortmund in Wednesday’s rescheduled Champions League quarter-final first leg, a day after a bomb attack on the German team bus led to the game’s postponement.

Police ramped up security in the German city following Tuesday’s incident and Mbappe bundled Monaco ahead on 19 minutes with Sven Bender heading into his own net to compound Dortmund’s problems.

‘Islamist’ held as ‘terrorist link’ probed for Dortmund blasts

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – German investigators on Wednesday detained an Islamist suspect over three explosions that rocked Borussia Dortmund’s team bus, prosecutors said, confirming that the probe was examining a possible “terrorist link”.

The roadside blasts left Dortmund’s Spanish international Marc Bartra and a policeman injured, with the bombs “containing metal pieces” detonating minutes after the team bus set off to a planned Champions League game against Monaco on Tuesday night.

‘Islamist’ held as ‘terrorist link’ probed for Dortmund blasts

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – German investigators on Wednesday detained an Islamist suspect over three explosions that rocked Borussia Dortmund’s team bus, prosecutors said, confirming that the probe was examining a possible “terrorist link”.

The roadside blasts left Dortmund’s Spanish international Marc Bartra and a policeman injured, with the bombs “containing metal pieces” detonating minutes after the team bus set off to a planned Champions League game against Monaco on Tuesday night.

Bender replaces Bartra for Dortmund, Monaco without Mendy

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – Spain international Marc Bartra, who was hurt in Tuesday’s bomb attack on the Borussia Dortmund team bus, was replaced by Sven Bender for Wednesday’s rescheduled Champions League quarter-final first leg against Monaco.

Centre-back Bartra underwent surgery on a broken wrist after he was hit by flying glass as three explosions shattered windows on the Dortmund coach as it made its way to Signal Iduna Park on Tuesday.

Bender replaces Bartra for Dortmund, Monaco without Mendy

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – Spain international Marc Bartra, who was hurt in Tuesday’s bomb attack on the Borussia Dortmund team bus, was replaced by Sven Bender for Wednesday’s rescheduled Champions League quarter-final first leg against Monaco.

Centre-back Bartra underwent surgery on a broken wrist after he was hit by flying glass as three explosions shattered windows on the Dortmund coach as it made its way to Signal Iduna Park on Tuesday.

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Bus attack leaves Dortmund fighting blood, sweat and tears battle

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – Marc Bartra gave blood, other Borussia Dortmund players have nightmares about the bomb attack on their bus and now the German team may need the sweat of Marco Reus to pull off a fairy tale place in the Champions League last four.

The scars left by three bombs that scorched the side of the bus and fired metal shards inside before the quarter-final against Monaco have gone much further than Bartra’s fractured wrist.

Some Soccer News for Apr 13, 2017

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It's Day 103 of 2017.


Borussia Dortmund was not one bit happy about having to play a Champions League game 24 hours after being targeted by a terrorist bomb:
Dortmund played less than 24 hours after three explosions hit the team's bus.

Thomas Tuchel isn't happy with UEFA.