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Podolski hits Germany winner against England to sign off in style

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – Lukas Podolski signed off his Germany career in style on Wednesday smashing home the winning goal with his trusty left boot to seal a 1-0 friendly victory over England.

It was only fitting that the Galatasaray forward, who joins Japan’s Vissel Kobe next season, should claim his 49th goal on his 130th - and final - international appearance.

Death threats won’t affect Vardy: Southgate

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – England manager Gareth Southgate says the death threats Jamie Vardy received in the wake of Claudio Ranieri’s sacking will not affect the striker in Wednesday’s friendly away to Germany.

In the international’s build-up, Vardy revealed his alleged role in getting Ranieri sacked at Leicester City has earned him death threats.

Death threats won’t affect Vardy: Southgate

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – England manager Gareth Southgate says the death threats Jamie Vardy received in the wake of Claudio Ranieri’s sacking will not affect the striker in Wednesday’s friendly away to Germany.

In the international’s build-up, Vardy revealed his alleged role in getting Ranieri sacked at Leicester City has earned him death threats.

Podolski captains Germany on farewell against England

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – Lukas Podolski will captain injury-hit Germany on his farewell international appearance in Wednesday’s friendly against England, head coach Joachim Loew has confirmed.

Podolski, 31, will make his 130th and final appearance by wearing the captain’s armband against Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions in Dortmund.

Podolski captains Germany on farewell against England

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – Lukas Podolski will captain injury-hit Germany on his farewell international appearance in Wednesday’s friendly against England, head coach Joachim Loew has confirmed.

Podolski, 31, will make his 130th and final appearance by wearing the captain’s armband against Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions in Dortmund.

Germany, England to blood youngsters in glamour football friendly

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – World champions Germany host England in a prestige friendly in Dortmund on Wednesday with both coaches primed to give youth its head for one of football’s great rivalries.

But that is where the similarities end for Joachim Loew and Gareth Southgate, who is in charge for the first time as England’s permanent manager.

Aubameyang nets winner as Dortmund labour

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, the Bundesliga’s top-scorer, claimed his 23rd goal in as many league games as Borussia Dortmund laboured to a 1-0 home win over strugglers Ingolstadt on Friday.

Aubameyang’s first-half winner was his 30th goal in all competitions for Dortmund this season.

Aubameyang nets winner as Dortmund labour

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, the Bundesliga’s top-scorer, claimed his 23rd goal in as many league games as Borussia Dortmund laboured to a 1-0 home win over strugglers Ingolstadt on Friday.

Aubameyang’s first-half winner was his 30th goal in all competitions for Dortmund this season.

Dortmund set up German Cup semi against Bayern

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Berlin (AFP) – Christian Pulisic set Borussia Dortmund on their way to a comfortable 3-0 win over third-tier Sportfreunde Lotte on Tuesday that took them into the semi-finals of the German Cup.

All the goals came in the second half, with Ousmane Dembele and Marcel Schmelzer netting after Pulisic’s opener to take Thomas Tuchel’s team into a last-four tie against Bayern Munich.

Dortmund set up German Cup semi against Bayern

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Berlin (AFP) – Christian Pulisic set Borussia Dortmund on their way to a comfortable 3-0 win over third-tier Sportfreunde Lotte on Tuesday that took them into the semi-finals of the German Cup.

All the goals came in the second half, with Ousmane Dembele and Marcel Schmelzer netting after Pulisic’s opener to take Thomas Tuchel’s team into a last-four tie against Bayern Munich.

Dortmund can name price for ‘sensational’ Aubameyang

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang says he had a point to prove after scoring his first Champions League hat-trick, but it leaves Borussia Dortmund wondering how long they can keep him.

The Gabon striker’s three goals against Benfica in Dortmund on Wednesday sealed a 4-1 aggregate last 16 win and capped a man-of-the-match display.

Head coach Tuchel hails Dortmund’s ‘sensational’ Aubameyang

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – Thomas Tuchel hailed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s ‘sensational’ hat-trick after Borussia Dortmund’s 4-0 romp at home to Benfica saw the Germans steamroll their way into the Champions League quarter-finals.

Aubameyang has now scored seven times in his last three games and has seven Champions League goals in as many matches this season.

Tuchel hail’s Dortmund’s ‘sensational’ Aubameyang

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – Thomas Tuchel hailed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s ‘sensational’ hat-trick after Borussia Dortmund’s 4-0 romp at home to Benfica saw the Germans steamroll their way into the Champions League quarter-finals.

Aubameyang has now scored seven times in his last three games and has seven Champions League goals in as many matches this season.

Tuchel hail’s Dortmund’s ‘sensational’ Aubameyang

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – Thomas Tuchel hailed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s ‘sensational’ hat-trick after Borussia Dortmund’s 4-0 romp at home to Benfica saw the Germans steamroll their way into the Champions League quarter-finals.

Aubameyang has now scored seven times in his last three games and has seven Champions League goals in as many matches this season.

Aubameyang hat-trick fires Dortmund into quarters

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – A hat-trick by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and teenager Christian Pulisic’s dazzling display fired Borussia Dortmund into the Champions League quarter-finals with a 4-0 thrashing of Benfica on Wednesday.

The result saw Dortmund win the round-of-16 tie 4-1 on aggregate after Aubameyang’s early goal cancelled out Borussia’s 1-0 defeat in Lisbon last month.

Aubameyang hat-trick fires Dortmund into quarters

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – A hat-trick by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and teenager Christian Pulisic’s dazzling display fired Borussia Dortmund into the Champions League quarter-finals with a 4-0 thrashing of Benfica on Wednesday.

The result saw Dortmund win the round-of-16 tie 4-1 on aggregate after Aubameyang’s early goal cancelled out Borussia’s 1-0 defeat in Lisbon last month.

Aubameyang hat-trick fires ‘sensational’ Dortmund into quarters

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – A hat-trick by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Christian Pulisic’s dazzling display fired Borussia Dortmund into the Champions League quarter-finals with a 4-0 thrashing of Benfica on Wednesday.

The result saw Dortmund win the round-of-16 tie 4-1 on aggregate after Aubameyang’s early goal cancelled out Borussia’s 1-0 defeat in Lisbon last month.

Aubameyang hat-trick fires ‘sensational’ Dortmund into quarters

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – A hat-trick by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Christian Pulisic’s dazzling display fired Borussia Dortmund into the Champions League quarter-finals with a 4-0 thrashing of Benfica on Wednesday.

The result saw Dortmund win the round-of-16 tie 4-1 on aggregate after Aubameyang’s early goal cancelled out Borussia’s 1-0 defeat in Lisbon last month.

Aubameyang hat-trick sends Dortmund through

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang hit a hat-trick to send Borussia Dortmund into the Champions League quarter-finals 4-1 on aggregate after finally breaking Benfica’s stubborn resistance on Wednesday.

Leading 1-0 from the first leg in Portugal, Benfica were under the cosh from the off and hot-shot Aubameyang needed just four minutes to head the home side in front.

Aubameyang hat-trick sends Dortmund through

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang hit a hat-trick to send Borussia Dortmund into the Champions League quarter-finals 4-1 on aggregate after finally breaking Benfica’s stubborn resistance on Wednesday.

Leading 1-0 from the first leg in Portugal, Benfica were under the cosh from the off and hot-shot Aubameyang needed just four minutes to head the home side in front.

Pulisic replaces Reus for Dortmund against Benfica

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – Portugal midfielder Raphael Guerreiro was ruled out for Borussia Dortmund’s crunch last 16, second-leg tie at home to Benfica on Wednesday as Christian Pulisic replaced injured Germany star Marco Reus.

Dortmund are looking to overturn a 1-0 defeat from the first-leg when Kostas Mitroglou scored Benfica’s winner.

Pulisic replaces Reus for Dortmund against Benfica

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – Portugal midfielder Raphael Guerreiro was ruled out for Borussia Dortmund’s crunch last 16, second-leg tie at home to Benfica on Wednesday as Christian Pulisic replaced injured Germany star Marco Reus.

Dortmund are looking to overturn a 1-0 defeat from the first-leg when Kostas Mitroglou scored Benfica’s winner.

Dortmund out to add to Benfica’s Germany misery

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Berlin (AFP) – Defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos says Borussia Dortmund must improve ‘300 percent’ in Wednesday’s Champions League showdown in their bid to reach the quarter-finals and add to Benfica’s miserable record in Germany.

Benfica arrive in Dortmund for the last 16, second-leg, clash holding a precious 1-0 lead after Konstantinos Mitroglou’s winning goal in the first-leg win in Lisbon.

The rise of Dortmund’s ‘wunderkind’ Dembele

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – With Germany winger Marco Reus injured, French ‘wunderkind’ Ousmane Dembele will look to shine as Borussia Dortmund bid to overturn a first leg deficit against Benfica in the Champions League.

Dortmund host Benfica at their Westfalenstadion home in the last 16 second-leg on Wednesday looking to overturn a 1-0 defeat in Portugal three weeks ago.

The rise of Dortmund’s ‘wunderkind’ Dembele

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – With Germany winger Marco Reus injured, French ‘wunderkind’ Ousmane Dembele will look to shine as Borussia Dortmund bid to overturn a first leg deficit against Benfica in the Champions League.

Dortmund host Benfica at their Westfalenstadion home in the last 16 second-leg on Wednesday looking to overturn a 1-0 defeat in Portugal three weeks ago.

Stadium bans for 88 Dortmund fans after combat cache discovered

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Berlin (AFP) – Nearly 100 Borussia Dortmund fans have been banned from Bundesliga stadiums nationwide for up to two years after police stopped them in possession of combat equipment, the German FA (DFB) said Thursday.

The gang of 88 were stopped en route to a game at Darmstadt on February 11 and sent back to Dortmund, a week after Dortmund fans attacked women and children from visiting RB Leipzig.

Dortmund demand German Cup minnows switch pitch

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Berlin (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund want their German Cup quarter-final at minnows Sportfreunde Lotte played at an alternative stadium after snow forced Tuesday’s game to be postponed just an hour before kick-off.

The rescheduled match will be on March 14 but Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke is worried the pitch could again prove dangerously unplayable, presenting his side with a potential fixture headache.

Dortmund demand German Cup minnows switch pitch

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Berlin (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund want their German Cup quarter-final at minnows Sportfreunde Lotte played at an alternative stadium after snow forced Tuesday’s game to be postponed just an hour before kick-off.

The rescheduled match will be on March 14 but Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke is worried the pitch could again prove dangerously unplayable, presenting his side with a potential fixture headache.

No short-term fix for Goetze – Dortmund boss

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Berlin (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund said Tuesday they do not expect Mario Goetze to return anytime soon as Germany’s World Cup winner battles with a unspecified metabolism disorder.

“This will not be a short-term issue,” Dortmund’s CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke told SID, an AFP subsidiary.

No short-term fix for Goetze – Dortmund boss

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Berlin (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund said Tuesday they do not expect Mario Goetze to return anytime soon as Germany’s World Cup winner battles with a unspecified metabolism disorder.

“This will not be a short-term issue,” Dortmund’s CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke told SID, an AFP subsidiary.

Teenage football sensation Dembele loving life in Dortmund

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – Everything has happened very fast for Ousmane Dembele, still just 19 but starring for Borussia Dortmund and dreaming of making the France squad for the next World Cup.

“I’m loving it, but I can do better,” Dembele admitted to AFP of his first season in the German Bundesliga following a move from Rennes last year.

Teenage football sensation Dembele loving life in Dortmund

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – Everything has happened very fast for Ousmane Dembele, still just 19 but starring for Borussia Dortmund and dreaming of making the France squad for the next World Cup.

“I’m loving it, but I can do better,” Dembele admitted to AFP of his first season in the German Bundesliga following a move from Rennes last year.

Dortmund apologise to Leipzig over fans’ violence

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Berlin (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund’s CEO and president met their RB Leipzig counterparts on Thursday to apologise for last weekend’s violent attacks by hooligans as police say they have started prosecuting the culprits.

Dortmund police have reportedly started criminal proceedings in 32 cases after violent attacks broke out before last Saturday’s German league match when hooligans set upon Leipzig fans, including women and children.

Dortmund coach feels pressure against flu-hit Leipzig

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Berlin (AFP) Borussia Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel admits feeling the pressure for Saturday's Bundesliga showdown against upstarts RB Leipzig, who have been decimated by illness.

The Leipzig squad has been hit hard by flu with midfielder Diego Demme and striker Marcel Sabitzer the latest to fall ill, joining top-scorer Timo Werner, another flu victim, while playmaker Emil Forsberg is suspended.

Dortmund coach feels pressure against flu-hit Leipzig

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Berlin (AFP) Borussia Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel admits feeling the pressure for Saturday's Bundesliga showdown against upstarts RB Leipzig, who have been decimated by illness.

The Leipzig squad has been hit hard by flu with midfielder Diego Demme and striker Marcel Sabitzer the latest to fall ill, joining top-scorer Timo Werner, another flu victim, while playmaker Emil Forsberg is suspended.

Dortmund’s Subotic joins Cologne on loan

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Berlin (AFP) Neven Subotic confirmed Thursday he has joined Cologne on loan from Bundesliga rivals Dortmund until the end of the season, as he looks to regain form after injury.

The 28-year-old has been with Dortmund since 2008 and was a key part of the side which won the 2011 and 2012 German league titles.

Dortmund’s Subotic joins Cologne on loan

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Berlin (AFP) Neven Subotic confirmed Thursday he has joined Cologne on loan from Bundesliga rivals Dortmund until the end of the season, as he looks to regain form after injury.

The 28-year-old has been with Dortmund since 2008 and was a key part of the side which won the 2011 and 2012 German league titles.

Isak deal took Dortmund’s Tuchel by surprise

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Berlin (AFP) Borussia Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel admitted Wednesday he knew little about Swedish teenage prodigy Alexander Isak, dubbed 'the new Zlatan Ibrahimovic', before the deal was confirmed.

Isak moved on Monday from AIK after just 24 games in the Swedish championship for a reported 10 million euros ($10.

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Friendly: England Narrowly Beaten By Germany In Lukas Podolski’s International Swansong (Photos & Video)

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England were narrowly pipped by Germany in what ultimately transmogrified into a glorified international testimonial for Lukas Podolski.

Indeed, kick-off in Dortmund was delayed by several minutes while the man of the hour entertained the crowd with a dramatic reading of his farewell poem.

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On the occasion of his 130th and final appearance for Die Mannshaft,Podolskisigned off by scoring the only goal of the game a 69th-minute dazzler that rocketed into Joe Hart's left-hand top corner.

Il Psg asfalta il Barcellona, 4 a 0 al Parco dei Principi. Benfica di misura sul Dortmund

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Clamoroso ma meritato 4 a 0 del Psg al Barcellona, nell'andata degli ottavi di Champions League. Cavani e compagni disputano la gara perfetta e travolgono il team di Luis Enrique, ipotecando la qualificazione ai quarti di finale. Nell'altra sfida vittoria di misura del Benfica (firmata Mitroglou) su un Dortmund sciupone (tante le chance fallite, soprattutto [.