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Aubameyang hits hat-trick for leaders Dortmund

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Berlin (AFP) – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang grabbed a hat-trick as Borussia Dortmund romped to a 6-1 home thrashing of Borussia Moenchengladbach to regain top spot in the Bundesliga on Saturday.

Gladbach had no answer to Peter Bosz’s fleet-footed Dortmund, who opened a two-point lead over Hoffenheim at the top in a perfect confidence boost before Tuesday’s Champions League clash with holders Real Madrid.

Aubameyang hits hat-trick for leaders Dortmund

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Berlin (AFP) – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang grabbed a hat-trick as Borussia Dortmund romped to a 6-1 home thrashing of Borussia Moenchengladbach to regain top spot in the Bundesliga on Saturday.

Gladbach had no answer to Peter Bosz’s fleet-footed Dortmund, who opened a two-point lead over Hoffenheim at the top in a perfect confidence boost before Tuesday’s Champions League clash with holders Real Madrid.

UEFA Champions League Wednesday Preview: Tottenham faces Dortmund, Sevilla travels to Liverpool, and more

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After an entertaining first day of action in the 2017-18 UEFA Champions League, Matchday No. 1 continues on Wednesday with 16 sides in action.

The must-watch fixture comes from Group H as Tottenham hosts Borussia Dortmund. Elsewhere on Wednesday, Sevilla faces a tricky test in England against Liverpool.

Pochettino urges Spurs to make fast start against Dortmund

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London (AFP) – Mauricio Pochettino has warned his Tottenham Hotspur stars that they must make a fast start to their Champions League campaign or risk another early exit.

Pochettino’s side failed to make it past the group stage of Europe’s elite club competition last season.

Tottenham’s downfall was triggered by poor results in their home games at Wembley, where they were beaten by Monaco and Bayer Leverkusen.

Dortmund suffer double injury blow as Spurs loom

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Berlin (AFP) – Marcel Schmelzer and Marc Bartra both suffered injuries in Borussia Dortmund’s frustrating goalless draw at 10-man Freiburg on Saturday ahead of their midweek Wembley clash against Tottenham Hotspur.

Dortmund play Spurs at London’s iconic stadium on Wednesday in their opening Champions League group stage match, but lost Schmelzer to an ankle injury and Bartra with a groin strain in Freiburg.

Dortmund suffer double injury blow as Spurs loom

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Berlin (AFP) – Marcel Schmelzer and Marc Bartra both suffered injuries in Borussia Dortmund’s frustrating goalless draw at 10-man Freiburg on Saturday ahead of their midweek Wembley clash against Tottenham Hotspur.

Dortmund play Spurs at London’s iconic stadium on Wednesday in their opening Champions League group stage match, but lost Schmelzer to an ankle injury and Bartra with a groin strain in Freiburg.

Dortmund held by 10-man Freiburg as Champions League Spurs clash looms

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Berlin (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund stuttered to a frustrating goalless draw at 10-man Freiburg in the German Bundesliga on Saturday ahead of their midweek Wembley clash against Tottenham Hotspur.

Dortmund face Spurs at London’s iconic stadium on Wednesday in a high-profile opening Champions League group stage match.

Dortmund held by 10-man Freiburg as Champions League Spurs clash looms

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Berlin (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund stuttered to a frustrating goalless draw at 10-man Freiburg in the German Bundesliga on Saturday ahead of their midweek Wembley clash against Tottenham Hotspur.

Dortmund face Spurs at London’s iconic stadium on Wednesday in a high-profile opening Champions League group stage match.

Official: Barcelona Make Ousmane Dembele Second-Most Expensive Footballer Ever, Less Than Two Years Into His Senior Career

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Barcelona have completed the signing of Ousmane Dembele from Borussia Dortmund in a deal worth an eye-swivelling €105million (around £98million).

Dembele has agreed a five-year deal that contains add-ons which could inflate the final fee beyond the€150million (£138million) mark.

That means that, in the space of just 719 days, the young French forward has gone from making his senior career debut to becoming the second most expensive footballer of all time which is, of course, utter lunacy.

Dortmund seal tie-up with Magath’s Chinese side

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Shanghai (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund have signed an “exclusive partnership” with Chinese Super League side Shandong Luneng as the Bundesliga club attempt to expand their footprint in the Asian country.

Dortmund are making a big push to attract new fans in the world’s most populous nation and on Wednesday sealed the cooperation agreement with Shandong, who are led by veteran German coach Felix Magath, a former Bayern Munich manager.

Dortmund seal tie-up with Magath’s Chinese side

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Shanghai (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund have signed an “exclusive partnership” with Chinese Super League side Shandong Luneng as the Bundesliga club attempt to expand their footprint in the Asian country.

Dortmund are making a big push to attract new fans in the world’s most populous nation and on Wednesday sealed the cooperation agreement with Shandong, who are led by veteran German coach Felix Magath, a former Bayern Munich manager.

Barcelona manipulated Dembele: Dortmund boss

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Berlin (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund’s CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke on Sunday accused Barcelona of manipulating Ousmane Dembele in a bid to force the German club to sell the want-away winger to the Spanish giants.

Dortmund suspended Dembele indefinitely a week ago when the 20-year-old boycotted training after the German club rejected an initial bid from Barcelona.

Dortmund outclass Wolfsburg as Dembele sits out

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Berlin (AFP) – American teenager Christian Pulisic scored and created a goal as he replaced Barcelona target Ousmane Dembele to spark Borussia Dortmund to a 3-0 win over Wolfsburg on Saturday.

The 20-year-old Dembele has attempted to force Dortmund into selling him to the Spanish giants by boycotting training and, having been suspended indefinitely, missed his side’s opening game of the new German league season.

Dortmund outclass Wolfsburg as Dembele sits out

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Berlin (AFP) – American teenager Christian Pulisic scored and created a goal as he replaced Barcelona target Ousmane Dembele to spark Borussia Dortmund to a 3-0 win over Wolfsburg on Saturday.

The 20-year-old Dembele has attempted to force Dortmund into selling him to the Spanish giants by boycotting training and, having been suspended indefinitely, missed his side’s opening game of the new German league season.

Aubameyang hat-trick as Dortmund, Bayern advance in German Cup

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Berlin (AFP) – A hat-trick for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and a brace for Robert Lewandowski saw Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich reach the second round of the German Cup on Saturday.

Defending champions Dortmund eased to a 4-0 victory over sixth-tier minnows Riesalingen-Arlen, while Bayern secured a 5-0 win over third division Chemnitz.

Dortmund refuse Barcelona bid for Ousmane Dembele

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund have rejected an initial offer from Barcelona for 20-year-old winger Ousmane Dembele, the Bundesliga club said on Thursday.

Dortmund said a move to the Camp Nou was “not very likely” after they turned down an offer that did not reflect Dembele’s “extraordinary” value or the current state of the transfer market.

Dortmund refuse Barcelona bid for Ousmane Dembele

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund have rejected an initial offer from Barcelona for 20-year-old winger Ousmane Dembele, the Bundesliga club said on Thursday.

Dortmund said a move to the Camp Nou was “not very likely” after they turned down an offer that did not reflect Dembele’s “extraordinary” value or the current state of the transfer market.

Dortmund star Aubameyang confirms Chinese offer

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang said on Sunday that he was the subject of a big-money offer from China, but his club Borussia Dortmund insist he will not leave this season.

Aubameyang, who is under contract until 2020, confirms in Sunday’s edition of Die Welt that there was an offer from an unnamed Chinese club, but Dortmund have said he will not leave in 2017/18.

Friday Kickoff: Dortmund not worried about Ousmane Dembele, Kylian Mbappe given No. 10 and more

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The Neymar deal is set to send shockwaves through the game, and those shockwaves could stretch from Monaco to Dortmund.

Borussia Dortmund boss Peter Bosz says he is not concerned about losing Ousmane Dembele to Barcelona in the aftermath of the Neymar sale. (REPORT)

AC Milan general manager Marco Fassone says the club could sign Radamel Falcao or Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Dortmund insist Aubameyang not for sale

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Guangzhou (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday moved to end speculation about the future of star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, by insisting the Gabon international is going nowhere.

Aubameyang, who scored 31 goals in the Bundesliga last season, has been linked with big-money moves to Real Madrid, Chelsea, AC Milan and Paris Saint-Germain in recent weeks.

Schurrle strike gives Dortmund 3-2 win in Japan

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Saitama (Japan) (AFP) – Germany forward Andre Schurrle smashed a late winner as Borussia Dortmund beat Japan’s Urawa Reds 3-2 on their Far East preseason tour Saturday.

Turkey striker Emre Mor scored a quickfire double to cancel out Shinzo Kuroki’s volleyed opener, before Reds defender Wataru Endo restored parity with a free header five minutes from time in Saitama.

Bosz unveiled as new coach of Dortmund

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Berlin (AFP) – Dutchman Peter Bosz has been named as the new coach of Borussia Dortmund, the German giants announced on Tuesday.

“Peter Bosz is the new BVB Head Coach. Contract will last until 2019,” Dortmund said on their Twitter account, announcing the appointment.

Bosz, 53, arrives from Ajax after leading the Dutch side to the final of the Europa League, where they lost 2-0 to Manchester United last month.

Bosz unveiled as new coach of Dortmund

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Berlin (AFP) – Dutchman Peter Bosz has been named as the new coach of Borussia Dortmund, the German giants announced on Tuesday.

“Peter Bosz is the new BVB Head Coach. Contract will last until 2019,” Dortmund said on their Twitter account, announcing the appointment.

Bosz, 53, arrives from Ajax after leading the Dutch side to the final of the Europa League, where they lost 2-0 to Manchester United last month.

Friday Kickoff: Dortmund, UEFA, Griezmann and more

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Borussia Dortmund's search for a manager may have hit a roadblock while UEFA is making a push to host a World Cup.

Nice has stated that the club will not allow manager Lucien Favre to join Borussia Dortmund. (REPORT)

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin says the federationwill "fight" for a European nation to host the 2030 World Cup.

Dortmund confirm Reus tore cruciate ligament

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Berlin (AFP) – Marco Reus’ injury misery continued Monday when Borussia Dortmund confirmed the winger partially tore his cruciate ligament in Saturday’s German Cup final – a set-back which could sideline him for months.

“In the coming days, there will be further tests and a decision will be made on the necessary treatment,” said Dortmund in a statement.

Dortmund confirm Reus tore cruciate ligament

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Berlin (AFP) – Marco Reus’ injury misery continued Monday when Borussia Dortmund confirmed the winger partially tore his cruciate ligament in Saturday’s German Cup final – a set-back which could sideline him for months.

“In the coming days, there will be further tests and a decision will be made on the necessary treatment,” said Dortmund in a statement.

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.

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Bid rejected! Arsenal make move to sign Barcelona and Madrid target

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Arsenal have had a bid rejected for Borussia Dortmund's Ousmane Dembele, and will hopefully return with another one. The French international is one of the best players in Europe currently, and for me is the next player who will challenge for the Ballon D'Or for a number of years. Antoine Griezmann looks to have hit [.

Retro Football: 25 Brilliant Archive Photos Of Iconic Champions League Final Moments Past

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As you're probably well aware, the Champions League final is due to kick-off in Cardiff in a few hours' time.

So, to wet your whistle for the 2017 edition, Pies thought we'd gee you up with a cavalcade of choice imagery from finals past.

Here they bloomin' well be, presentedin no particular order.

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July 31 deadline: Deadline set for Arsenal striker deal

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Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund are claimed to be taking their asking price off the table at the end of July, meaning Arsenal must meet the required fee by July 31 or miss out on star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The striker was expected to join French giants Paris Saint-Germain this summer, with odds dropping as low [.

Reports: PSG Have ‘Found An Agreement Of Around €70m’ With Dortmund In Pursuit Of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

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After topping the Bundesliga goalscoring charts and winning the DFB Pokal with Borussia Dortmund this season, it looks like Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang may be on the cusp of returning to France.

According to Yahoo France, things are "burning" between PSG and Dortmund with the two clubs agreeing a deal over thetransfer of Aubameyang, the fee involved said to be "approximately€70million".

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Tottenham: U-19s Winger Marcus Edwards Demonstrates Why Mauricio Pochettino Calls Him ‘Mini Messi’ With Fantastic Solo Goal Against Dortmund (Video)

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At 5 ft 8in tall, Tottenham whippersnapper Marcus Edwards is actually a whole inch taller than Lionel Messi, but that hasn't stopped Mauricio Pochettino dubbing the 18-year-old winger "Mini Messi" regardless.

Indeed, the Spurs manager bestowed Edwards with the moniker after being suitably impressed by the Under-19s prodigy and his formidable dribbling skill, combined with a low centre of gravity and an eye for a finish.