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Dortmund exit Europe on high after emphatic win against Madrid

by Mark Lovell

Not quite the wondrous miracle that few actually expected but high-drama all the same. Real’s players joyfully celebrated the 2-0 defeat at the final whistle as they might when winning ‘El Clasico’ in the Nou Camp, Barcelona. Games can change on fine margins and Real clearly struggled to come to terms with Angel di Maria’s […]

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Dortmund not quite ready to throw in the towel

by Mark Lovell

Borussia Dortmund retains a small glimmer of hope of overcoming a 3-0 Champions League quarterfinal deficit heading into this week’s home leg, despite last week’s mauling in Madrid. In order to progress to the semifinals, Dortmund must better their magical 4-1 win at home over Real nearly 12 months ago when Polish striker Robert Lewandowski […]

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Sami Khedira – Looking ahead to the World Cup

by Niklas Wildhagen

November 15th 2013 is a date which Sami Khedira is unlikely to forget. In Germany’s friendly match against Italy the midfielder put in a challenge on the Italian playmaker Andrea Pirlo and remained on the ground. After a closer look at the right knee, Germany’s team physician Dr. Müller-Wohlfahrt found out that the Real player […]

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Champions League Quarter-Final Draw: Mixed fortunes for Bayern and Dortmund

by Aleix Gwilliam

The draw for the Quarter-Finals of the Champions League took place in Nyon today with two German teams among the eight balls being drawn. Luis Figo’s innocent hand resulted in mixed fortunes for Bayern München and Borussia Dortmund and it will be hard for both teams to be in the semi-finals like they were last […]

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Champions League Roundup: the Bundesliga in the Round of 16, Leg 1

by Travis Timmons

Our favorite football league came out at .500 during the first leg of the Champion League’s round of 16. Two wins, thanks to Bayern and Dortmund. And two (UGLY!) losses, curses be upon Leverkusen and Schalke. However, it wasn’t like we were expecting Leverkusen (losing 0-4 against Paris Saint-Germain) and Schalke (losing 1-6 against Real […]

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Champions League Preview – Schalke 04 vs. Real Madrid

by Alex Chaffer

Schalke v Real Madrid (26th Feb-18th Mar) Both teams are in their best run of form this season going into this tie.  Madrid under Ancelotti are on the second-longest unbeaten run in club history while Schalke are undergoing their best spell since Jens Keller took over as coach. Schalke started this season in inconsistent form […]

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The Germans are Coming

by quazi zulquarnain

In typical fashion, the Germans spoiled the party. Come May 25, 2013, the English Football Association was due to celebrate a hundred and fifty years of incompetence, sorry existence, with the crowning glory of the second Champions League final in Wembley in three years. Football was coming home and with an English team defending their […]

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Real Madrid 2-0 Borussia Dortmund: BvB Book their Place at Wembley

by Gerry Wittmann

An exciting finish by Real Madrid in the second leg of their Champions League semifinal second leg match with Borussia Dortmund went all for naught, as the 4-1 result in the first leg achieved by the Germans was enough to book a place in the Champions League final at Wembley Stadium.  The Madrid side had […]

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The day the goalpost came down – the last Real Madrid-Borussia Dortmund semi-final

by Aleix Gwilliam

There is a saying in Spanish whenever a team needs their fans that goes “el estadio se tiene que venir arriba” which would translate as “the stadium has to come on top”, although the literal translation would be “the stadium has to come up”. Well, on April the 1st 1998, it was the fervent ‘support’ […]

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Borussia Dortmund 4 – 1 Real Madrid: Lewandowski Leads Dortmund towards the Promised Land

by Gerry Wittmann

Borussia Dortmund forward Robert Lewandowski produced the game of a lifetime, scoring four goals for the home side as they handed Jose Mourinho’s Real Madrid a harsh 4-1 loss Wednesday evening.  A day after Bayern Munich had spanked mighty Barcelona in the other Champions League semifinal, Jurgen Klopp’s Dortmund side have proven, after previously unsuccessful […]

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