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Roundup: Liverpool target says playing at Anfield would be special; Klopp wants €35m star at all costs

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Liverpool have been linked with a move for the RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner recently.

Jurgen Klopp wants to add to his attacking unit this summer and earlier this week there were reports that the German has identified Werner as the ideal solution.

Soccer Saturday: Your Running Commentary

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It's another loaded Saturday of soccer, with leagues from Europe to North America to Australia in action.

The English Premier League sees Geoff Cameronand Stoke City take on league leaders Chelsea, while a resurgent Leicester City heads to West Ham.

In the Bundesliga, second place RB Leipzig takes on relegation contenders Werder Bremen, featuring Aron Johannsson.

Bayern Munich Deliver Sausages To Ingolstadt As ‘Thank You’ For Beating Rivals RB Leipzig (Photo)

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Bayern Munich have sent a platterof sausages to neighbouring clubIngolstadt as a thank-you for beating Bundesliga rivals RB Leipzig back in December.

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge promised to ply Ingolstadt with "a wagon load of weisswurst (a Bavarian white sausage) and wheat beer" if they managed to disrupt Leipzig's momentum.

Terrence Boyd signs with Bundesliga side Darmstadt 98

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Following months of speculation, Terrence Boyd has found a new home, one that will see him remain in the German Bundesliga.

Darmstadt 98 announced on Tuesday that the club has signed the American forward from RB Leipzig on a deal that runs until June 2018. Darmstadt currently sits in last on the Bundesliga table and is managed by former Toronto FC midfielder Torsten Frings.

Where to find Freiburg vs. Bayern Munich on US TV and streaming

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If you're trying to find out how you can watch Freiburg vs. Bayern Munich, you've come to the right place.

It's been 30 days since Bayern Munich last played a competitive match, but they return today to kick off the second haf of the Bundesliga season now that the winter break has ended. With Bayern already three points ahead in the Bundesliga table, today gives the top German team a chance to extend their lead to six points before RB Leipzig has even had a chance to kick a ball.

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Bayern domination threatens Bundesliga: league boss

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich’s domination threatens the Bundesliga’s reputation and their rivals must show more ambition in order to close the gap, the German Football League (DFL) boss has warned.

Bayern’s 1-0 win at Borussia Moenchengladbach on Sunday left the reigning German champions 13 points clear of second-placed RB Leipzig with just nine games left.

Shooting star Timo Werner called up by Germany

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Berlin (AFP) – RB Leipzig’s 21-year-old striker Timo Werner has been called up by Germany for the first time ahead of next week’s friendly against England and World Cup qualifier in Azerbaijan.

Werner is set to make his debut when Germany host Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions in Dortmund next Wednesday before flying to Baku for a World Cup 2018 qualifier against Azerbaijan.

German fans start to feel love for RB Leipzig

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Berlin (AFP) – The name ‘RB Leipzig’ remains a red rag for most hardcore German fans, but the controversial Bundesliga club is winning over mainstream supporters, and rightly so, says Michael Ballack.

RB Leipzig are second only to Bayern Munich in the German top flight and on course to qualify directly for the group stages of next season’s Champions League.

German fans start to feel love for RB Leipzig

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Berlin (AFP) – The name ‘RB Leipzig’ remains a red rag for most hardcore German fans, but the controversial Bundesliga club is winning over mainstream supporters, and rightly so, says Michael Ballack.

RB Leipzig are second only to Bayern Munich in the German top flight and on course to qualify directly for the group stages of next season’s Champions League.

Bayern go seven points clear in Germany

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich went seven points clear at the top of the Bundesliga with a 3-0 win at Cologne on Saturday in a perfect warm-up for their midweek Champions League trip to Arsenal.

Spain internationals Javi Martinez and Juan Bernat gave Bayern a comfortable two-goal lead before substitute Franck Ribery netted a third on 90 minutes.

Bayern go seven points clear in Germany

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich went seven points clear at the top of the Bundesliga with a 3-0 win at Cologne on Saturday in a perfect warm-up for their midweek Champions League trip to Arsenal.

Spain internationals Javi Martinez and Juan Bernat gave Bayern a comfortable two-goal lead before substitute Franck Ribery netted a third on 90 minutes.

Leipzig slip off German title pace after draw

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Augsburg (Germany) (AFP) – RB Leipzig suffered a German title setback on Friday when they were held to a 2-2 draw at Augsburg, handing champions Bayern Munich the chance to go seven points clear by the end of the weekend.

The result kept Leipzig in second spot on 49 points but Bayern can go to 56 points if they defeat seventh-placed Cologne on Saturday.

Leipzig slip off German title pace after draw

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Augsburg (Germany) (AFP) – RB Leipzig suffered a German title setback on Friday when they were held to a 2-2 draw at Augsburg, handing champions Bayern Munich the chance to go seven points clear by the end of the weekend.

The result kept Leipzig in second spot on 49 points but Bayern can go to 56 points if they defeat seventh-placed Cologne on Saturday.

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.

Leipzig down Gladbach to trim Bayern’s lead

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Berlin (AFP) – RB Leipzig cut Bayern Munich’s lead at the top of the Bundesliga to five points on Sunday as Emil Forsberg and Timo Werner netted in a 2-0 win at Borussia Moenchengladbach.

Leipzig brushed off consecutive defeats with an impressive display at Borussia Park to trim the lead of Bayern, who had needed a 96th-minute Robert Lewandowski goal to draw 1-1 at Hertha Berlin on Saturday.

Bundesliga conquerers Bayern set sights on Arsenal

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich turn their focus on Arsenal and the Champions League on Wednesday having effectively ended the title-race in the Bundesliga with a fifth straight-crown now theirs to lose.

With a third of the German league season still to play, Bayern hold a commanding seven-point lead as all their main rivals lost at the weekend.

Bundesliga conquerers Bayern set sights on Arsenal

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich turn their focus on Arsenal and the Champions League on Wednesday having effectively ended the title-race in the Bundesliga with a fifth straight-crown now theirs to lose.

With a third of the German league season still to play, Bayern hold a commanding seven-point lead as all their main rivals lost at the weekend.

Last-gasp Robben, Vidal put Bayern seven clear

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Berlin (AFP) – Arturo Vidal and Arjen Robben netted last minute goals in Bayern Munich’s 2-0 win at Ingolstadt on Saturday to open a seven-point lead as their main Bundesliga rivals all lost.

Bayern, who host Arsenal on Wednesday in the Champions League last 16 first leg, broke the deadlock when Vidal ghosted in behind the Ingolstadt defence and put his side ahead on 90 minutes.

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.

Loew says Dortmund barbs fuelled brutal fan attacks

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Berlin (AFP) – Germany coach Joachim Loew has joined the criticism of Borussia Dortmund’s CEO after the club’s hooligans attacked RB Leipzig fans, including women and children, before last weekend’s bitter Bundesliga game.

Police made 28 arrests on Saturday after some of the 8,000 visiting RB Leipzig fans were attacked with stones and bottles outside Dortmund’s stadium.

Loew says Dortmund barbs fuelled brutal fan attacks

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Berlin (AFP) – Germany coach Joachim Loew has joined the criticism of Borussia Dortmund’s CEO after the club’s hooligans attacked RB Leipzig fans, including women and children, before last weekend’s bitter Bundesliga game.

Police made 28 arrests on Saturday after some of the 8,000 visiting RB Leipzig fans were attacked with stones and bottles outside Dortmund’s stadium.

‘Sick’ attacks on Leipzig fans shock Germany

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Berlin (AFP) – An RB Leipzig fan has described how hooligans in Dortmund attacked their group, which included children, with stones and bottles and levels of hatred towards the Red Bull-backed club which have shocked German football.

Hooliganism is nothing new in German football, but Saturday’s violence meted out to RB Leipzig supporters, including young families, was a brutal fresh low.

Women, children attacked in Dortmund fan clash

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Berlin (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund has threatened hard sanctions against any fans responsible for attacking terrified RB Leipzig supporters, including children and women, that led to 28 arrests before a German league match.

“We can assure you: Borussia Dortmund will do its utmost to clear up our own fans’ misconduct and sanction them as hard as possible,” Dortmund’s CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke and president Reinhard Rauball wrote in an open letter.

Women, children attacked in Dortmund fan clash

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Berlin (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund has threatened hard sanctions against any fans responsible for attacking terrified RB Leipzig supporters, including children and women, that led to 28 arrests before a German league match.

“We can assure you: Borussia Dortmund will do its utmost to clear up our own fans’ misconduct and sanction them as hard as possible,” Dortmund’s CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke and president Reinhard Rauball wrote in an open letter.

Dortmund fans attack children of visiting Leipzig – police

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Berlin (AFP) – “Extremely violent” Borussia Dortmund fans attacked terrified children and women from visiting RB Leipzig and police made 28 arrests including for possession of explosives, German authorities said.

A crowd of 81,360 saw Dortmund’s 1-0 home win over second-placed RB Leipzig on Saturday, but there were ugly scenes outside Borussia’s Signal Iduna Park stadium before kick-off when some of the 8,500 visiting fans were attacked.

Bayern’s Schalke draw opens door for Leipzig

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Berlin (AFP) Bayern Munich left the door open for second-placed RB Leipzig to trim their lead in the Bundesliga to one point after being held to a 1-1 draw by Schalke on Saturday.

Robert Lewandowski's deft chip gave Bayern an early lead in Munich before Schalke defender Naldo drilled home a free-kick on 13 minutes to level the scores.

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.

Leipzig flu victim Werner set to miss Dortmund clash

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Berlin (AFP) Second-placed RB Leipzig are set to be without top-scorer Timo Werner for Saturday's key Bundesliga clash at Borussia Dortmund after the striker was struck down with flu, according to reports.

Werner has bagged 11 goals this season and RB need their star forward at Dortmund, who are fourth, as they look to bridge the three-point gap behind leaders Bayern Munich.

Leipzig fight back to keep pace with Bayern

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Berlin (AFP) Second-placed RB Leipzig ended 10-man Hoffenheim's unbeaten run this season with a 2-1 comeback win in Saturday's key Bundesliga clash to stay just three points behind leaders Bayern Munich.

Hoffenheim were the last undefeated team left in Europe's top leagues but Marcel Sabitzer's 77th-minute winner dealt the visitors their first loss of the season after striker Sandro Wagner's dismissal.

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.

Leipzig down 10-man Frankfurt to trim Bayern lead

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Berlin (AFP) Goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky was sent off just 125 seconds into Eintracht Frankfurt's 3-0 defeat on Saturday as second-placed RB Leipzig trimmed Bayern Munich's lead in the Bundesliga.

The match at Leipzig's Red Bull Arena had barely begun when Hradecky dropped to the turf to gather a loose ball just outside his area and was shown a straight red card for handling the ball.

Leipzig down 10-man Frankfurt to trim Bayern lead

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Berlin (AFP) Goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky was sent off just 125 seconds into Eintracht Frankfurt's 3-0 defeat on Saturday as second-placed RB Leipzig trimmed Bayern Munich's lead in the Bundesliga.

The match at Leipzig's Red Bull Arena had barely begun when Hradecky dropped to the turf to gather a loose ball just outside his area and was shown a straight red card for handling the ball.

Piszczek rescues Dortmund at 10-man Bremen

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Berlin (AFP) Lukasz Piszczek saved Borussia Dortmund's blushes with the winner in a 2-1 victory at 10-man Werder Bremen on Saturday to lift them up to fourth in the Bundesliga.

A Dortmund side missing predator Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang trail leaders Bayern Munich by 12 points, but climbed up from sixth with their first league win since the start of December.

Piszczek rescues Dortmund at 10-man Bremen

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Berlin (AFP) Lukasz Piszczek saved Borussia Dortmund's blushes with the winner in a 2-1 victory at 10-man Werder Bremen on Saturday to lift them up to fourth in the Bundesliga.

A Dortmund side missing predator Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang trail leaders Bayern Munich by 12 points, but climbed up from sixth with their first league win since the start of December.

Lewandowski’s late strike seals Bayern’s win

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Berlin (AFP) Robert Lewandowski's 91st-minute strike snatched victory for Bayern Munich in their 2-1 comeback win at Freiburg in sub-zero temperatures on Friday as the Bundesliga resumed after the winter break.

Lewandowski, last season's top scorer in Germany, showed his class with two superb strikes at Freiburg's sold-out Schwarzwald Stadion.

Lewandowski’s late strike seals Bayern’s win

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Berlin (AFP) Robert Lewandowski's 91st-minute strike snatched victory for Bayern Munich in their 2-1 comeback win at Freiburg in sub-zero temperatures on Friday as the Bundesliga resumed after the winter break.

Lewandowski, last season's top scorer in Germany, showed his class with two superb strikes at Freiburg's sold-out Schwarzwald Stadion.

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Arsenal interested in £26m Bundesliga star

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Americans Abroad Sunday Rewind: Johnson, Ream, Arriola and more

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Several Americans endured tough results to close the weekend's action abroad.

Fabian Johnson continued his return to the Borussia Monchengladbach after several months away, but theU.S. Men's National Team regular couldn't quite make an impact in the team's 2-1 loss to RB Leipzig. Johnson was removed in the 80th minute, just moments before Mochengladbach scored their first goal of the game, one which proved to be a consolation against a soaring RB Leipzig side.