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Lewandowski leads Bayern to new rout against Hamburg

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Berlin (AFP) – Robert Lewandowski netted a hat-trick as Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich handed Hamburg an 8-0 thrashing at the Allianz Arena on Saturday in Carlo Ancelotti’s 1000th match as a coach.

Kingsley Coman came off the bench to score twice while Arturo Vidal, David Alaba and Arjen Robben were also on target as Bayern got back to winning ways after last weekend’s 1-1 draw at Hertha Berlin.

Ancelotti escapes middle finger punishment

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich coach Carlos Ancelotti will not be punished for showing Hertha Berlin fans his middle finger but must make a donation to charity, the German Federation (DFB) said on Tuesday.

The Italian coach had made the explicit gesture after being spat at by Hertha fans during Bayern’s 1-1 draw in Berlin on Saturday.

Ancelotti escapes middle finger punishment

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich coach Carlos Ancelotti will not be punished for showing Hertha Berlin fans his middle finger but must make a donation to charity, the German Federation (DFB) said on Tuesday.

The Italian coach had made the explicit gesture after being spat at by Hertha fans during Bayern’s 1-1 draw in Berlin on Saturday.

Ancelotti must explain explicit gesture

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich coach Carlo Ancelotti has been asked to explain how he lost his calm and stuck a finger up at a group of Hertha Berlin fans at the weekend.

The German Football Federation have asked the usually affable Ancelotti to explain his behaviour in an exchange with Hertha fans whilst going down the tunnel after Bayern earned a late 1-1 draw in Berlin.

Ancelotti shows Hertha fans the middle finger

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich’s Carlo Ancelotti could be in hot water with the German FA (DFB) after admitting showing the middle finger towards Hertha Berlin fans who he claims spat at him.

“Yes, I made the gesture after being spat at,” Bayern’s coach told broadcaster ARD.

Hertha boss Dardai fumes at Bayern’s ‘bonus’ time

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Berlin (AFP) – Hertha Berlin coach Pal Dardai slammed the six minutes of added time as “Bayern’s bonus” after Robert Lewandowski scored a last-minute goal to secure a 1-1 draw for Bayern Munich on Saturday.

“I think this is a Bayern bonus”, the Hungarian fumed to Sky as Lewandowski’s 96th-minute winner at Berlin’s Olympic Stadium denied Hertha a first win against Munich following 11 defeats.

Hertha boss Dardai fumes at Bayern’s ‘bonus’ time

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Berlin (AFP) – Hertha Berlin coach Pal Dardai slammed the six minutes of added time as “Bayern’s bonus” after Robert Lewandowski scored a last-minute goal to secure a 1-1 draw for Bayern Munich on Saturday.

“I think this is a Bayern bonus”, the Hungarian fumed to Sky as Lewandowski’s 96th-minute winner at Berlin’s Olympic Stadium denied Hertha a first win against Munich following 11 defeats.

Last gasp Lewandowski saves Bayern in Berlin

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Berlin (AFP) – Robert Lewandowski hit a 96th-minute equaliser to salvage Bayern Munich’s 1-1 draw at Hertha Berlin on Saturday and extended their lead in the Bundesliga table to eight points.

Bayern were seconds away from what would have been their second league defeat this season when Lewandowski fired home his 24th goal in all competitons to cancel out Vedad Ibisevic’s first-half strike.

Lahm backs Bayern’s struggling Mueller in Berlin

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Berlin (AFP) – After thrashing Arsenal in mid-week, leaders Bayern Munich return to Bundesliga business at Hertha Berlin on Saturday with captain Philipp Lahm backing Thomas Mueller to return to form.

Bayern head to the capital with a seven-point lead in Germany’s top flight and one foot in the Champions League’s quarter-finals after hammering Arsenal 5-1 in Wednesday’s last 16, first-leg.

Holders Bayern host Schalke in cup quarters

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Berlin (AFP) – Holders Bayern Munich will face Schalke 04 in the German Cup quarter-finals while last season’s finalists Borussia Dortmund are away to third division giant-killers Sportfreunde Lotte.

The quarter-finals will be played on February 28 or March 1 with the final taking place at Berlin’s Olympic Stadium on May 27.

Kalou’s miss puts Dortmund into German Cup quarters

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Berlin (AFP) – Salomon Kalou’s missed spot-kick put hosts Borussia Dortmund into the German Cup quarter-finals on Wednesday as Hertha Berlin lost 3-2 on penalties after a 1-1 draw.

The Ivory Coast striker gave Hertha a first-half lead in the third-round cup clash in Dortmund when he volleyed home on 27 minutes after the hosts made a slow start.

Kalou’s miss puts Dortmund into German Cup quarters

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Berlin (AFP) – Salomon Kalou’s missed spot-kick put hosts Borussia Dortmund into the German Cup quarter-finals on Wednesday as Hertha Berlin lost 3-2 on penalties after a 1-1 draw.

The Ivory Coast striker gave Hertha a first-half lead in the third-round cup clash in Dortmund when he volleyed home on 27 minutes after the hosts made a slow start.

Dortmund’s Tuchel plays down Goetze tension

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Berlin (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel has insisted he has no problem with Germany’s World Cup winner Mario Goetze, who has been left out of Wednesday’s German Cup tie against Hertha Berlin.

The attacking midfielder was kept on the bench for Saturday’s 1-0 win over RB Leipzig and will miss the round of 16 clash at home to Hertha with a leg injury, according to Tuchel.

Dortmund’s Tuchel plays down Goetze tension

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Berlin (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel has insisted he has no problem with Germany’s World Cup winner Mario Goetze, who has been left out of Wednesday’s German Cup tie against Hertha Berlin.

The attacking midfielder was kept on the bench for Saturday’s 1-0 win over RB Leipzig and will miss the round of 16 clash at home to Hertha with a leg injury, according to Tuchel.

Kalou announces international retirement after Ivorian exit

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Oyem (Gabon) (AFP) Ivory Coast forward Salomon Kalou announced his retirement from international football after the reigning champions were eliminated from the Africa Cup of Nations on Tuesday.

"I am 31, this is my sixth Africa Cup of Nations. I have been to a final and won another," said the 31-year-old after a 1-0 defeat to Morocco in Oyem condemned the Elephants to a group-stage exit.

Australia winger Kruse joins China exodus

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Berlin (AFP) Australian international winger Robbie Kruse has left Bayer Leverkusen to join Chinese Super League side Liaoning Whowin FC, the German club said on Sunday.

The 28-year-old Kruse, just the latest European-based player to be enticed by the riches on offer in China, has already passed a medical at his new club in a deal which will reportedly cost Liaoning about 500,000 euros ($535,000).

Australia winger Kruse joins China exodus

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Berlin (AFP) Australian international winger Robbie Kruse has left Bayer Leverkusen to join Chinese Super League side Liaoning Whowin FC, the German club said on Sunday.

The 28-year-old Kruse, just the latest European-based player to be enticed by the riches on offer in China, has already passed a medical at his new club in a deal which will reportedly cost Liaoning about 500,000 euros ($535,000).

Calhanoglu breaks Leverkusen penalty curse

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Berlin (AFP) Hakan Calhanoglu finally broke Bayer Leverkusen's penalty curse this season with the first of his two goals in Sunday's 3-1 Bundesliga win at home to Hertha Berlin.

The Turkish international winger drilled home from the spot on 36 minutes to put his side 2-0 up holding his nerve after Leverkusen had failed to convert all five spot-kicks they had been previously awarded this season.

Football: Calhanoglu breaks Leverkusen penalty curse

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Berlin (AFP) Hakan Calhanoglu finally broke Bayer Leverkusen's penalty curse this season with the first of his two goals in Sunday's 3-1 Bundesliga win at home to Hertha Berlin.

The Turkish international winger drilled home from the spot on 36 minutes to put his side 2-0 up holding his nerve after Leverkusen had failed to convert all five spot-kicks they had been previously awarded this season.

Dropped Draxler repeats wish to quit Wolfsburg football club

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Berlin (AFP) Some of Europe's top clubs will again be monitoring Julian Draxler in January's transfer window after the Germany forward repeated his wish to quit Wolfsburg after being dropped for the first time.

Juventus, Arsenal and Paris St-Germain have all previously been linked to the precocious attacking midfielder, who has made 27 appearances and scored three goals for Germany.

Dropped Draxler repeats wish to quit Wolfsburg football club

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Berlin (AFP) Some of Europe's top clubs will again be monitoring Julian Draxler in January's transfer window after the Germany forward repeated his wish to quit Wolfsburg after being dropped for the first time.

Juventus, Arsenal and Paris St-Germain have all previously been linked to the precocious attacking midfielder, who has made 27 appearances and scored three goals for Germany.

France held in Ivory Coast friendly

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Lens (France) (AFP) A much-changed France team was held to a goalless draw by African champions the Ivory Coast in a friendly in the northern city of Lens on Tuesday.

The Ivorians came closest to breaking the deadlock at a packed Stade Bollaert-Delelis in the 11th minute when a fierce strike by the Basel left-back Adama Traore smashed against the post and Salomon Kalou converted the rebound, only for the offside flag to deny the Hertha Berlin striker.

Kalou hat-trick downs weary Gladbach

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Berlin (AFP) Ivory Coast striker Salomon Kalou bagged a hat-trick as Hertha Berlin defeated weary Borussia Moenchengladbach 3-0 to move into third spot in the Bundesliga on Friday.

The former Chelsea and Lille star allowed Hertha to maintain their 100 percent home record while Gladbach, who were playing just three days after drawing with Celtic in the Champions League, have now gone five successive Bundesliga games without scoring.

Suele helps Hoffenheim go third as Bayern loom

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Berlin (AFP) Rising Germany star Niklas Suele sealed Hoffenheim's 1-0 win over Hertha Berlin which put them third in the Bundesliga and set up a mouth-watering clash against leaders Bayern Munich next week.

Suele's 31st-minute header on Sunday gave unbeaten Hoffenheim their fifth win in nine games.

Suele header lifts Hoffenheim to third

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Berlin (AFP) Rising Germany star Niklas Suele sealed Hoffenheim's 1-0 win over Hertha Berlin which put them third in the Bundesliga and set up a mouth-watering clash against leaders Bayern Munich.

Suele's 31st-minute header on Sunday gave unbeaten Hoffenheim their fifth win in nine games as his side took Hertha's place in Germany's top flight.

Suele header lifts Hoffenheim to third

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Berlin (AFP) Rising Germany star Niklas Suele sealed Hoffenheim's 1-0 win over Hertha Berlin which put them third in the Bundesliga and set up a mouth-watering clash against leaders Bayern Munich.

Suele's 31st-minute header on Sunday gave unbeaten Hoffenheim their fifth win in nine games as his side took Hertha's place in Germany's top flight.

Mueller dismisses talk of Bayern wobble

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Berlin (AFP) Bayern Munich's Thomas Mueller says there is no need to panic as the Bundesliga leaders look to get back to winning ways when they play Eintracht Frankfurt away on Saturday.

Bayern dropped their first league points of the season after being held to a 1-1 draw at home to Cologne a fortnight ago, four days after their Champions League defeat at Atletico Madrid.

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Bayern Munich: Carlo Ancelotti Will Not Be Punished For Giving Gobby Hertha Berlin Fans The Finger (Video)

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The DFB have confirmed that Carlo Ancelotti won't face punishment for sticking his middle finger up at opposing fans duringBayern Munich's Bundesliga tie against Hertha Berlin last Saturday.

The Bayern coach was seenmaking the gesture at Hertha fans as he made his way back to the Allianz Arena dressing rooms following the 1-1 draw.

Soccer Wednesday: Your Running Commentary

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First place in the Bundesliga in on the line on Wednesday, as the perennial title favorite takes on the upstart challenger.

Bayern Munich and Red Bull Leipzig enter the final matchday before the winter break tied on 36 points. Bayern enters the match in first due to a superior goal differential.

Where to find Dortmund vs. Hertha Berlin on US TV and streaming

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If you're trying to find out how you can watch Borussia Dortmund vs. Hertha Berlin, you've come to the right place.

Now that the international break is over, club soccer returns and what better way to start it again than with a match featuring high-flying Borussia Dortmund who welcome the return of American Christian Pulisic from international duty with the US Men's National Team.

Where to find Dortmund vs. Hertha Berlin on US TV and streaming

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If you're trying to find out how you can watch Borussia Dortmund vs. Hertha Berlin, you've come to the right place.

Now that the international break is over, club soccer returns and what better way to start it again than with a match featuring high-flying Borussia Dortmund who welcome the return of American Christian Pulisic from international duty with the US Men's National Team.

Americans Abroad

Americans Abroad Weekend Preview: Brooks, Boyd, Hyndman and more

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Following a midweek slate loaded with continental competition, domestic action takes center stage over the weekend, headlined by the schedule in Germany.

John Brooks and Hertha Berlin face the toughest test in a clash with Bayern Munich, who destroyed Arsenal in midweek Champions League action.

Americans Abroad Wednesday Rewind: Pulisic, Chandler, Wooten and more

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One clash between Americans Abroad came to penalty kicks, and it was the youngest member of the U.S. Men's National Team that helped his side get there.

Christian Pulisic and Borussia Dortmund came out on top on Wednesday afternoon, toppling John Brooks' Hertha Berlin, 3-2, in penalty kicks following a 1-1 draw.

Americans Abroad Saturday Rewind: Arriola, Johnson, Wooten and more

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Paul Arriola and Tijuana continue to dominate the start of the Liga MX campaign while two other Americans contributed directly to goals in Saturday wins.

Arriola scored Tijuana's fourth and final goal in a 4-2 defeat of William Yarbrough on Saturday night. The victory sees Tijuana seal their fourth win in five games as they stay atop the Liga MX table through the first weekend of February.

Americans Abroad Wednesday Preview: Morales, Johannsson and more

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The Bundesliga once again takes centerstage on Wednesday as several Americans could see the field ahead of the winter break.

Following a goalscoring performance last time out, Alfredo Morales will look to continue to build as Ingolstadt takes on Freiburg. The American midfielder is in the lineup as Ingolstadt looks to climb out of the relegation zone.

Americans Abroad Weekend Preview: Brooks, Johnson, Bradley and more

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Just one match remains before the international break, and a pair of U.S. Men's National Team starters will collide before joining each other as teammates for the Hexagonal round.

John Brooks goes head to head with Fabian Johnson this weekend as Hertha Berlin faces off with Borussia Monchengladbach on Friday afternoon.

Americans Abroad Tuesday Preview: Chandler, Brooks, Wood and more

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Tuesday is a day for cup action, and several American stars may take part in helping their teams advance in domestic competitions.

German soccer headlines a busy day as several Americans face-off in the DFB-Pokal. One of the more in-form players abroad, Timmy Chandler, could be in the lineup for Eintracht Frankfurt for a clash with Alfredo Morales' Ingolstadt, while John Brooks and Fafa Picault may collide with Hertha Berlin takes on St.

Americans Abroad: Tuesday Preview

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The UEFA Champions League returns for a pair of young Americans Abroad, while several others will look to take the field across league and cup competitions.

Headlining Tuesday's action is Christian Pulisic, who hopes for a return to the Borussia Dortmund lineup for a clash with Sporting Lisbon.

Report: Brooks to return to Hertha Berlin following USMNT match against Cuba

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Given his recent injuries, John Brooks was among the more surprising call-ups to the U.S. Men's National Team. However, the central defender reportedly won't be with the group for very long.

According to German outlet Kicker, Brooks will return to Germany following the USMNT's friendly against Cuba as he prepared for his first club appearance since Sept.

The Rest

Ranking the USMNT roster by position

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Two vets hold down top spots at goalkeeper and forward, while a pair of youngsters lead defenders and midfielders.

The United States Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann named a 26-man roster ahead of the upcoming Hex World Cup Qualifiers against Mexico in Columbus, Ohio, on Friday, Nov.