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Draxler starts for PSG against Barcelona

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Paris (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery has selected January signing Julian Draxler for Tuesday’s UEFA Champions League last 16 first leg against Barcelona at the Parc des Princes.

The German World Cup winner, formerly of Wolfsburg, gets the nod ahead of Lucas Moura to start on the right flank, while Angel Di Maria will play on the other side in support of Edinson Cavani.

Borussia Dortmund to shut stand following hooligan attacks

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Berlin (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund will close their iconic south stand for this weekend’s home Bundesliga match, having on Monday accepted the German FA’s sanctions after hooligans attacked visiting fans a week ago.

The south stand, known as the ‘Gelbe Wand’ (Yellow Wall), holds 25,000 supporters at Borussia’s 80,000-capacity Signal Iduna Park stadium and will be closed for Saturday’s home league match against Wolfsburg.

Borussia Dortmund to shut stand following hooligan attacks

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Berlin (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund will close their iconic south stand for this weekend’s home Bundesliga match, having on Monday accepted the German FA’s sanctions after hooligans attacked visiting fans a week ago.

The south stand, known as the ‘Gelbe Wand’ (Yellow Wall), holds 25,000 supporters at Borussia’s 80,000-capacity Signal Iduna Park stadium and will be closed for Saturday’s home league match against Wolfsburg.

Hoffenheim stumble in Bayern pursuit

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Berlin (AFP) – Hoffenheim stumbled to a 2-1 defeat at Wolfsburg on Sunday as all five clubs chasing Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga lost over the weekend.

Daniel Didavi came off the bench after the break to inspire Wolfsburg’s second-half fight back as Hoffenheim suffered only their second defeat this season.

Hoffenheim stumble in Bayern pursuit

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Berlin (AFP) – Hoffenheim stumbled to a 2-1 defeat at Wolfsburg on Sunday as all five clubs chasing Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga lost over the weekend.

Daniel Didavi came off the bench after the break to inspire Wolfsburg’s second-half fight back as Hoffenheim suffered only their second defeat this season.

Neuer’s heroics put Bayern into German cup quarters

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Berlin (AFP) – Holders Bayern Munich squeezed into the quarter-finals of the German Cup with a 1-0 win over Wolfsburg on Tuesday following Douglas Costa’s first-half strike and goalkeeper Manuel Neuer’s heroics.

Bayern were coasting at Munich’s Allianz Arena after a well-taken goal from Costa on 17 minutes, but it took two superb saves from Germany shotstopper Neuer to put the Bavarian giants through.

Gomez slams ‘naive, youth team’ Wolfsburg

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Berlin (AFP) Germany striker Mario Gomez has slammed "naive" Wolfsburg for playing "like a youth team" as their 2-1 home defeat to Augsburg dragged them back towards the Bundesliga's relegation places.

Inside 12 months, Wolfsburg have gone from beating Cristiano Ronaldo's Real Madrid 2-0 in the Champions League quarter-finals, eventually losing after defeat in Spain, to their current ranking of 14th in Germany's top flight four points from the drop zone.

Gomez slams ‘naive, youth team’ Wolfsburg

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Berlin (AFP) Germany striker Mario Gomez has slammed "naive" Wolfsburg for playing "like a youth team" as their 2-1 home defeat to Augsburg dragged them back towards the Bundesliga's relegation places.

Inside 12 months, Wolfsburg have gone from beating Cristiano Ronaldo's Real Madrid 2-0 in the Champions League quarter-finals, eventually losing after defeat in Spain, to their current ranking of 14th in Germany's top flight four points from the drop zone.

Hecking named as new Moenchengladbach coach

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Berlin (AFP) Dieter Hecking was on Thursday named as the new coach of Borussia Moenchengladbach, the former Wolfsburg manager's arrival coming 24 hours after the sacking of Andre Schubert.

Hecking, dismissed by Wolfsburg in October, has signed a deal with the struggling Bundesliga side until 2019.

Hecking named as new Moenchengladbach coach

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Berlin (AFP) Dieter Hecking was on Thursday named as the new coach of Borussia Moenchengladbach, the former Wolfsburg manager's arrival coming 24 hours after the sacking of Andre Schubert.

Hecking, dismissed by Wolfsburg in October, has signed a deal with the struggling Bundesliga side until 2019.

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.

Wolfsburg take a chance on Ismael

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Berlin (AFP) Bundesliga side Wolfsburg on Tuesday unveiled inexperienced ex-Bayern Munich defender Valerien Ismael as head coach with a view to making the job permanent if results in Germany's top flight pick up.

The 41-year-old Frenchman has been promoted from being coach of the Under-23 team to Wolfsburg's senior side.

Wolfsburg take a chance on Ismael

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Berlin (AFP) Bundesliga side Wolfsburg on Tuesday unveiled inexperienced ex-Bayern Munich defender Valerien Ismael as head coach with a view to making the job permanent if results in Germany's top flight pick up.

The 41-year-old Frenchman has been promoted from being coach of the Under-23 team to Wolfsburg's senior side.

Wolfsburg sack Hecking: reports

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Berlin (AFP) VfL Wolfsburg on Monday reportedly sacked coach Dieter Hecking after their latest defeat left the ambitious Bundesliga club winless in their last six league games.

According to both German daily Bild and broadcaster Sport1, ex-French defender Valerien Ismael, 41, has already been promoted from the Under-23 team to be caretaker coach for Saturday's Bundesliga match at Darmstadt.

Gomez’s goal-drought continues with Wolfsburg

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Berlin (AFP) Mario Gomez's goal-drought continued on Sunday as the Germany striker again failed to hit the net in Wolfsburg's goalless Bundesliga draw with Mainz.

The 31-year-old, who has netted 29 goals in 68 internationals for Germany, joined Wolfsburg from Fiorentina in August for seven million euros ($7.

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.

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Draxler asking Arsenal to launch January transfer bid?

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Arsenal have been linked with a possible transfer for the Germany international Julian Draxler for just about as long as the 23-year old has been playing football, but if the recent Arsenal transfer rumours are close to the mark then the transfer may finally be set to happen. Even though the Daily Mail report on [.

Klaus Allofs: Draxler could leave Wolfsburg

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Long-term Arsenal target, Julian Draxler has once again been linked with the Gunners after...

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Wolfsburg star to spark bidding war next summer

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The Ego Has Landed: Nicklas Bendtner Signs For Nott’m Forest On Two-Year Deal (Official)

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It's official. The ego has landed on the banks of the Trent. Nicklas Bendtner is a Nottingham Forest player.

The Dane has signed a two-year deal, with thegood (?) news broken by Forest owner Fawaz Al-Hasawi on Twitter just minutes ago...

Please welcome Nicklas Bendtner who has joined #NFFC on a two-year deal

— @FAWAZ_ALHASAWI (@fawaz_alhasawi1) September 7, 2016

As we said previously, this really could go either way.

Reports: Nicklas Bendtner Set To Join Nott’m Forest As Talks Reach ‘Advanced’ Stage

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We're not entirely sure if this is good news or bad, but it looks like Nicklas Bendtner's next port of call will be Nottingham Forest.

A free agent after being cut loose (with a year left on his contract) by Wolfsburg at the end of last season, Bendtner has apparently held discussions with a couple of other Championship clubs, but it looks like Forest were the only ones willing to pursue thingsfurther.

Does Draxler row prove Arsenal HAVE tried to sign him?

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There seems to be a bit of a stand off developing between the Arsenal transfer target Julian Draxler and his current club Wolfsburg, set off this week by comments from the German Bundesliga club declaring that their player is not for sale and will not be sold this summer. The highly rated young attacking star [.

Reports: Julian Draxler Declares Intention To Leave Wolfsburg As Arsenal Continue To Hover

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If this morning's transfer tittle-tattle is to be believed, Julian Draxler has informed Wolfsburg that he would like to try his hand elsewhere.

Having only signed last July, Draxler still has four years left to run on his contract at Wolfsburg but, as revealed in an interview with Bild, the 22-year-old forward has an agreement in place that would allow him to talk with "top international clubs" should they come a-sniffin'.

Wolfsburg destroy Arsenal hopes of Draxler transfer – What now?

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The story of the summer for Arsenal in the transfer market is starting to sound like a broken record. We are linked with a player and the Arsenal transfer rumours grow until we hear news that Arsene Wenger has actually made contact and maybe even put in a tranfer bid for the player. Then as [...]

Arsenal boss right to break bank for brilliant Bundesliga star?

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We have all been hoping that Arsene Wenger would use his time working for the football press at Euro 2016 to do some scouting and find some top new talent for Arsenal. The Frenchman may well have been doing just that but if so he must have seen something in the performances of the Wolfsburg [...]

Wenger's huge bid for Euro star; Chelsea approach Arsenal fan favourite; Conte's £34m bid for 6ft 5in star

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With the Copa America done and dusted and Euro 2016 nearing its completion, it is time for every club to focus on the transfer market and improve their chances of doing well next season.

The transfer window is now officially open and almost every club has started working on their deals and new signings are being confirmed every day.

Arsenal target makes it clear he is moving on

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Arsenal target looking more likely by the day! Whilst Arsenal fans remain fearful of what may happen to one of their current fullbacks in the form of Hector Bellerin, at least there has been a big boost from a class defender who could be joining the club! We must all surely know the score on [...]

Arsenal striker eyed to replace Lord Bendtner, is it time to sell?

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Wolfsburg are claimed to be keen on signing Olivier Giroud this summer, despite his disastrous drop in form in recent months. The Frenchman has failed to score in any of his last 15 Premier League appearances, and has come under increased scrutiny by the club's fans. A number of European clubs including Juventus have been [.

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Wolfsburg’s Dost eyes Sporting Lisbon move

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Berlin (AFP) Dutch striker Bas Dost said Saturday he hopes to transfer from VfL Wolfsburg to Sporting Lisbon imminently, with his Wolves place under threat following the arrival of Germany's Mario Gomez.

The transfer window closed at midnight on Wednesday (2200 GMT), but Dost hopes to be plying his trade in the Portuguese league soon, with the deal set to cost up to ten million euros ($11m).

Wolfsburg’s Dost eyes Sporting Lisbon move

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Berlin (AFP) Dutch striker Bas Dost said Saturday he hopes to transfer from VfL Wolfsburg to Sporting Lisbon imminently, with his Wolves place under threat following the arrival of Germany's Mario Gomez.

The transfer window closed at midnight on Wednesday (2200 GMT), but Dost hopes to be plying his trade in the Portuguese league soon, with the deal set to cost up to ten million euros ($11m).

Real Madrid agree deal for attacker; Star excited to join 'fantastic team with great history'

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Real Madrid forward Borja Mayoral has completed his loan move to Wolfsburg.

The highly talented 19 year old striker is looking to continue his development with regular first team football and a move to Wolfsburg would be ideal for him.

Loan deal done!

Chelsea agree deal for world class star; Klopp closes in on playmaker; Man Utd's bid for German

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With all the domestic campaigns done and dusted, it is time for every club to focus on the transfer market and improve their chances of doing well next season.

Although the transfer window officially opens on the 1st of July, almost every club has started working on their deals and new signings are being confirmed every day.

Dortmund fans turn on want-away skipper Hummels

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Berlin (AFP) Borussia Dortmund's Mats Hummels is facing the wrath of his team's angry fans, bitter that their club's captain has admitted he wants to play for rivals Bayern Munich.

Despite helping Dortmund to a 5-1 rout of Wolfsburg, Hummels was booed and whistled by a section of home fans in their 81,359 sell-out stadium each time he touched the ball on Saturday.

Dortmund fans turn on want-away skipper Hummels

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Berlin (AFP) Borussia Dortmund's Mats Hummels is facing the wrath of his team's angry fans, bitter that their club's captain has admitted he wants to play for rivals Bayern Munich.

Despite helping Dortmund to a 5-1 rout of Wolfsburg, Hummels was booed and whistled by a section of home fans in their 81,359 sell-out stadium each time he touched the ball on Saturday.

Champions League 2016: Scores, Analysis, Fixtures & Live Stream

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The second leg of the Champions League quarter-finals are upon us and the likes of Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Manchester City, PSG, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid will be fighting it out to make it to the last four of the competition.

Real Madrid

UCL Rewind: Real Madrid, Man City progress to semifinals

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Real Madrid needed a hero on Tuesday, and Cristiano Ronaldo came to the rescue yet again.

Ronaldo scored a hat trick to help Real Madrid come back from a 2-0 first-leg defeat to post a 3-0 victory on Tuesday that helped secure the Spanish club's place in the UEFA Champions League semifinals.

REAL MADRID 3 WOLFSBURG 0 | CHAMPIONS LEAGUE RESULT

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Bundesliga 2016/17 Preview: Can Borussia Dortmund, Schalke, Leverkusen or Wolfsburg end Bayern’s dominance?

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With England'sPremier League soon to be three weeks old and the big kick-offs in La Liga and Serie A having taken place, the German Bundesliga is set to join the European football party this...

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