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Christian Pulisic's latest display leaves Lothar Matthaeus believing Bayern should buy him

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Saturday may not have been a good afternoon for Borussia Dortmund, but Christian Pulisic was a lone bright spot for Peter Bosz's side.

Dortmund, which has only won one match out of its last seven across all competitions, fell 3-1 on Saturday against Bayern Munich in Bundesliga play.

Pulisic helped set up the lone goal for the hosts, dancing past Arjen Robben on the left-wing before passing off to Gonzalo Castro.

Isak, 18, shines for Dortmund in cup romp

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Berlin (AFP) – Swedish teenager Alexander Isak shone for holders Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday in their 5-0 German Cup second-round romp at third-division Magdeburg.

The 18-year-old Isak scored and set up a goal on his first start for the club with star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubayemang rested by the Cup holders.

Isak, 18, shines for Dortmund in cup romp

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Berlin (AFP) – Swedish teenager Alexander Isak shone for holders Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday in their 5-0 German Cup second-round romp at third-division Magdeburg.

The 18-year-old Isak scored and set up a goal on his first start for the club with star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubayemang rested by the Cup holders.

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.

Rampant Dortmund win again

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Berlin (AFP) Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored for the fifth time in five Bundesliga games this season as Borussia Dortmund beat Freiburg 3-1 on Friday to move level on points with league leaders Bayern Munich.

Aubameyang tapped in after fine work by livewire Ousmane Dembele to give Thomas Tuchel's side the lead on the stroke of half-time at the Signal Iduna Park.

Rampant Dortmund win again

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Berlin (AFP) Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored for the fifth time in five Bundesliga games this season as Borussia Dortmund beat Freiburg 3-1 on Friday to move level on points with league leaders Bayern Munich.

Aubameyang tapped in after fine work by livewire Ousmane Dembele to give Thomas Tuchel's side the lead on the stroke of half-time at the Signal Iduna Park.

Dortmund rout Wolfsburg to go top in Germany

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Berlin (AFP) Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang struck twice on Tuesday as Borussia Dortmund romped to another big win with a 5-1 victory at VfL Wolfsburg to temporarily top the German league table.

Having hammered both Legia Warsaw and Darmstadt 6-0 in their previous matches, Thomas Tuchel's Dortmund handed out another drubbing with Gonzalo Castro setting up two of their goals.

Dortmund rout Wolfsburg to go top in Germany

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Berlin (AFP) Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang struck twice on Tuesday as Borussia Dortmund romped to another big win with a 5-1 victory at VfL Wolfsburg to temporarily top the German league table.

Having hammered both Legia Warsaw and Darmstadt 6-0 in their previous matches, Thomas Tuchel's Dortmund handed out another drubbing with Gonzalo Castro setting up two of their goals.

Ouch: Bayern Munich Winger Franck Ribery Gets Away With Nasty Eye Gouge During German Cup Final (Photo)

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No stranger to nasty behaviour, Bayern Munich Franck Ribery was at it again on Saturday during theDFB Pokal cup final against Borussia Dortmund.

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In the first-half, the French attacker got himself into a bit of a state before attempting a rather hideous eye gouge on Dortmund's Gonzalo Castro.

Dortmund down Hertha to face Bayern in DFB-Pokal final

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Borussia Dortmund will face Bayern Munich in the German Cup final on May 21 after their comprehensive 3-0 semi-final win at Hertha Berlin on Wednesday.

A first-half goal by Gonzalo Castro, plus late second-half strikes from wingers Marco Reus and Henrikh Mkhitaryan sealed Dortmund's deserved win at Berlin's Olympic Stadium.

Dortmund down Hertha to face Bayern in DFB-Pokal final

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Borussia Dortmund will face Bayern Munich in the German Cup final on May 21 after their comprehensive 3-0 semi-final win at Hertha Berlin on Wednesday.

A first-half goal by Gonzalo Castro, plus late second-half strikes from wingers Marco Reus and Henrikh Mkhitaryan sealed Dortmund's deserved win at Berlin's Olympic Stadium.

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Bayer Leverkusen 2-2 Borussia Dortmund: Match Report

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There was a first-half flurry of goals in the top-of the-table battle between Bayer Leverkusen and Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga. The BVB, who recently had an impressive run of games against Real Madrid and Bundesliga toppers Bayern Munich, were held to a 2-2 draw at Bay Arena against Leverkusen in a thrilling end-of-the-season contest Saturday.

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European Weekend Rewind: Barca suffers first loss, Tottenham ties Man United, and more

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By NICK IUELE

Going undefeated for an entire season is near impossible, but Barcelona looked like they would never be beaten. However, even the greatest teams falter at times and the clock struck midnight on Barca's amazing run this weekend.

Real Sociedad became the first club to beat Barcelona this term.

Barca Lose For First Time In La Liga

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Real Sociedad hit back from two goals down to end Barcelona's unbeaten La Liga record in stunning fashion at the Anoeta this evening. All looked to be going to plan for Tito Vilanova's visitors when Lionel Messi and Pedro Rodriguez put them two goals up within 25 minutes.

But Gonzalo Castro's brilliant strike gave Sociedad hope before half-time and then Barca had center-back Gerard Pique sent off.

Team Lineup for Sociedad v Celta Vigo at Estadio Anoeta on August 25, 2012, 6:00 pm

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Playing at Estadio Anoeta La Liga Home Team Sociedad Keeper Claudio Bravo Midfield Asier Illarramendi; Xabier Prieto; Gonzalo Castro; Antoine Griezmann; Gorka Elustondo; Forwards Carlos Vela; Defense Ion Ansotegui; Mikel González; Alberto De la Bella; Dani Estrada; Subs Away Team Celta Vigo Keeper [.

Barcelona Open Up Two Point Gap Over Real Madrid

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Tito Vilanova's reign at Barcelona began with a commanding 5-1 victory against Real Sociedad, while champions Real Madrid were held 1-1 at home by Valencia.

There might be a different manager on the touchline, but it is the same players on the pitch, still playing their traditional short passing game.

Spanish Primera Division – Match Recaps – 19 August 2012

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Barcelona thrashed Sociedad, Real Madrid drew with Valencia, Betis won at Bilbao, Levante drew with Madrid in the the Spanish Primera Division on August 19, 2012.

Athletic Bilbao 3-5 Real Betis

Real Betis took an early lead and never trailed at the Estadio San Mames. Betis jumped out to a 3-0 lead but Bilbao replied to level the match in the 75th minute.

Real Madrid Held While Barca Score Five

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Tito Vilanova's reign at Barcelona began with a commanding 5-1 victory against Real Sociedad, while champions Real Madrid were held 1-1 at home by Valencia.

There might be a different manager on the touchline, but it is the same players on the pitch, still playing their traditional short passing game.

Spanish Primera Division (La Liga) Weekday Recap – 2 May 2012

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Real Madrid clinched the league title, Messi scored a hat trick, and Real Zaragoza kept survival hopes alive in the Spanish Primera Division (La Liga) on Wednesday, May 2, 2012.

Atletico Madrid 1-1 Real Sociedad

Both teams would scored a second half goal as Gabi made it 1-0 in the 53rd minute but Real Sociedad equalized with a stoppage time Carlos Vela goal.

Magnificent Messi

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Lionel Messi scored five goals as Barcelona destroyed Bayer Leverkusen to confirm their place in the Champions League quarter-finals.

Barca had been understated but superior in the first leg in Germany, winning 3-1, and were expected to ease through in the return match. However, they played with trademark hunger under Pep Guardiola as Messi became the first player to score five in a single Champions League game while substitute Cristian Tello added two in a performance of startling brilliance.

Unbeaten Levante Maintain Good Start To Seasonse

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Levante maintained their unbeaten start to the season and picked up a third consecutive win against nine-man Espanyol to move level on points with second-placed Barcelona and one point adrift of Real Betis Balompié at the summit.

Levante's Rubén Suárez opened the scoring via a penalty (14) and added a second from the spot (58) after Jordi Amat was dismissed for the visitors.

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Results for Leverkusen ( 2 – 0 ) Freiburg at BayArena on September 1, 2012, 2:30 pm

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Match just over at BayArena Bundesliga Home Team Leverkusen Goals & Scorers 54′: Philipp Wollscheid;8′: Gonzalo Castro; Keeper Bernd Leno Midfield Gonzalo Castro; Andre Schürrle; Lars Bender; Stefan Reinartz; Simon Rolfes; Forwards Stefan Kiessling; Defense Michal Kadlec; Ömer Toprak; Philipp Wollscheid; Daniel Carvajal; Subs 86′: out [.

Noticias : Bayer Leverkusen Players Fight For Messi Shirt, AC Milan Attack “Too Good” For Arsenal

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It's a "pazzo" day of celebration for Milan, after their 4-0 thrashing of Arsenal in the Champions League last night! Milan simply dominated all 90 minutes of last night's match with a sleek passing game, although Arsenal surprisingly held the 53% share of ball possession.

CL second round: Barca 3 Bayer Leverkusen 1

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Video: CL Highlights: Leverkusen/Barcelona

Did we say Leo Messi is the best footballer in the world? Maybe we did. But did we also mention he had the fitness and strength of Hercules and the will of Bismarck.

Check out that third goal created and finished by Messi. Tell us in the 88th minute of a match, ANY match, if an ordinary mortal would have the legs and the passion to get to that ball from Dani Alves as displayed by Messi and we'll show you how to transform Katy Perry into a real chanteuse.

UCL Rewind: Sanchez, Messi carry Barcelona, Lyon dominant in close victory

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By JOHN BOSCHINI

Barcelona's march to a potential third UEFA Champions League title in four years is in full effect after a 3-1 win over Bayer Leverkusen on Tuesday.

The Catalan giants have all but conceded the La Liga crown to Real Madrid but are in good position in the Champions League after the first leg of the Round of 16.

Ballack returns as Leverkusen go second

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LEVERKUSEN, Germany — Michael Ballack returned from injury on Sunday as Bayer Leverkusen went second in the Bundesliga with a 3-1 win at bottom side Moenchengladbach to trim Dortmund's lead at the top to 11 points. Germany captain Ballack made a low-key return after suffering a fractured leg which has kept him out since September [.

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Match Report: Liverpool 3 - 1 Bayer Leverkusen

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Out-of-favour striker Andy Carroll capped a comfortable 3-1 victory for Liverpool over Bayer Leverkusen in their final pre-season friendly before they kick off their Barclays' Premier League campaign.
It took just three minutes for the home side to break the deadlock at Anfield through youngster Raheem Sterling.

Metalist Kharkiv 0-4 Bayer Leverkusen Europa League Highlights 2011

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Metalist Kharkiv vs Leverkusen February 17, 2011- Europa League Final score:- Metalist Kharkiv vs Bayer Leverkusen 0-4 ( Eren Derdiyok, Gonzalo Castro, Sidney Sam*2) Bayer Leverkusen take command of their Europa League Round of 32 tie as they thrash Metalist Kharkiv 4-0 away from home thanks to a brace from Sidney Sam.

The Rest

When It Comes To Group Manhugs, Bayer Leverkusen Does Not Mess Around

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Left to right: Stefan Kiessling, Gonzalo Castro and Lars Bender. Image: Bayer04.de.

He’s behind you: Real Sociedad keeper Enaut Zubikarai does a Shay Given

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Enaut to know better This goalkeeping howler was arguably the least of Real Sociedad's worries as they lost 6-1 to Mallorca last night. But it's funny nonetheless. You know the routine made famous by Shay Given by know: goalkeeper thinks his penalty area is clear, drops the ball to the ground, and elusive [.

5 Star Barca Power Past Mallorca: FC Barcelona 5 Mallorca 0

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Alves celebrates amazing goal in 5-0 Barça victory (Photo: JOSEP LAGO/AFP/Getty Images)

Barcelona returned to their winning ways, running riot over Mallorca in the Camp Nou and dispatching their island visitors with a convincing 5-0 victory.

With the mid-week press in Spain centering on the goal-scoring drought of Barcelona and its brightest star, Leo Messi, the match against Mallorca offered a true litmus test for the Catalans.