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Arsenal are keen on bringing a Chilean, a German, and a Frenchman to the Emirates for the 2014-15 season
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is growing confident in his chase of three of his summer transfer targets, according to the Telegraph.
The long-serving Frenchman has earmarked three positions in his team where recruitment is needed; a holding midfielder, a world-class striker, and a right-back to replace the departed Bacary Sagna.
The North London club have made advancement in their attempts... Read the rest of the article »
South Korea has joined the handful of teams that have publicly released their roster for the 2014 World Cup.
Korea, who became the first Asian team to reach the quarter-finals back in 2002, will be appearing in their ninth tournament, the most of any side on the continent.
However, in the past two World Cups, they were unable to replicate the same form they had shown while co-hosting the quadrennial sporting event, with a group stage exit in 2006 and departing during the round of 16 in 2010.
Hence... Read the rest of the article »
This week has been an historic one for Bayern without a shadow of doubt; can they continue their dominance on the pitch despite off-the-pitch issues?
Preview: Can Bayern beat the only opponent they have failed to do away with this season?
Ulirich Hoeness will perhaps not be available in the stands to see his beloved Bayern take on Bayer Leverkusen. This is because the former Bayern President is set to serve a prison term for tax evasion. Needless to say, some changes are going on at Bayern at the boardroom level. Also, it is perhaps needless... Read the rest of the article »
Paris Saint Germain are poised to secure qualification in the last eight of the Champions League when they welcome Bayer Leverkusen to the Parc des Princes.
Preview: Sami Hyypiä and Leverkusen chase an unlikely miracle
PSG have one foot in the Quarter-Final of the tournament after demolishing Leverkusen 4-0 in the first leg at BayArena. Yohan Cabaye scored his debut goal for the club on that night, which also saw Zlatan Ibrahimovic score a brace.
The Swede’s double took his tally to ten goals this season in the Champions... Read the rest of the article »
Bayer Leverkusen faces a battle of epic proportions as they prepare to take on the French champions, Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s PSG.
Preview: Can Leverkusen mount a challenge against one of the contenders for the crown?
Football is a game of finances as much as it is a game of skills; Rudi Völler knows this as much as everyone else does. The Bayer Leverkusen sporting director had an interesting statement to make prior to this clash as goal.com noted:
“In the end, money does score goals. You can see it at... Read the rest of the article »
In the biggest clash of the Bundesliga, at least in terms of standings, second takes on third in a monumental battle.
Preview: Leverkusen’s defiance stands in the way of Borussia Dortmund
Leverkusen does not quite possess the standing which Dortmund does on the international stage. This is no surprise, especially considering that Bayer 04 was recently humiliated by a United side which is struggling in its own league. Dortmund meanwhile reached the final last season and can qualify for the next round in... Read the rest of the article »
This Wednesday, Manchester United could do what Chelsea could not on Tuesday: to clinch Champions League Last 16 tickets on away soil. Watch their match against Bayer Leverkusen live.
Preview: Moyes out to restore confidence
David Moyes reignited harsh calls for his dismissal when Manchester United failed to win away to Cardiff City last weekend. The former Everton boss is having a hard time to please supporters since succeeding the legendary Sir Alex Ferguson.
What is almost certain is that the Red Devils will be in the next stage of the UEFA Champions League.... Read the rest of the article »
After a successful European night, Bayer Leverkusen and Bayern Munich lock horns in the Bundesliga at the BayArena, watch the match live on Gol TV USA.
Preview: Leverkusen looking to cause an upset at the expense of Bayern Munich
The home side will be aiming to repeat the antics of last season when they defeated Bayern Munich 2-1 at the Allianz Arena courtesy of goals from Stefan Kießling and Sidney Sam both of whom have been in incredible form this season and share 10 goals among each other in the league.
Leverkusen will be brimming... Read the rest of the article »
Manchester United kick off their Champions League campaign as they invite German side Bayer Leverkusen to Old Trafford. Watch the match live on Fox Sports 1.
Preview: Moyes eyeing victorious Champions League debut with the Red Devils
The former Everton manager is set to enter a new territory as he will take charge of his first match in a Champions League competition.
Whereas his former side Everton did qualify for the Champions League back in 2005 when Moyes was in charge of the club, his European journey was short lived as the Toffees were... Read the rest of the article »
The 2013-14 season kicked of with a bang in the Bundesliga. Matchday 1 gave an example of its penetrating style and growth.
The Bundesliga kicked-off the European football calendar in style. With seven fixtures on Saturday, fans were treated to a true goal feast, seeing the ball hit the back of the net on twenty-six occasions.
Reigning champions and last year's UEFA Champions League victors Bayern Munich began their title defence with a comfortable 3-1 win over Borussia Monchengladbach with goals from Arjen Robben... Read the rest of the article »
Bayern München could become the first German side to win the treble if they beat Bruno Labbadia’s Stuttgart on Saturday.
The scene was set; 2002 was the year. Bayer Leverkusen was two match-days away from the Bundesliga title. They booked their place in the Cup final against Hertha Berlin. They also booked themselves a spot in the Champions League final. It all came tumbling down in a matter of weeks. At the end, Leverkusen despite being amongst the final two survivors in three competitions, could only cry in frustration.
That... Read the rest of the article »
On a day in which the focus will be on Schalke and Freiburg's battle as well as the contenders for relegation, Bremen will step out onto the pitch for the first time in 14 years without Thomas Schaaf.
The Big Games
The Bavarian derby to be played this week will be the most important one of the season. Bayern will not be involved in it. FC Augsburg will take on Greuther Fürth knowing that a win will see them qualify at least for the relegation playoff. They could have qualified last week but failed to do so against the champions. Augsburg, as the story goes often, gave a wonderful account... Read the rest of the article »
The battle for fourth spot could be settled on the day in which the Bundesliga shield will be presented to the 50th champions.
Fates to be decided in Bavaria
Bayern and FC Nürnberg could both be holding the fates of two relegation battlers in their hands. Augsburg has done extremely well since the winter break but has recently wobbled. They lost 2-0 to SC Freiburg last week, thus remaining in sixteenth spot. This week, the task lying ahead of them is a mammoth one to say the least.
They will travel to the... Read the rest of the article »
Last week signaled the return of Klaas Jan Huntelaar to the Bundesliga and the Bundesliga to the top tier of Europe. This week, the European, relegation and pride battles will resume.
Matters of Pride
Bayern München will take on fellow Champions League finalists Borussia Dortmund this week in a ‘preview’ of the showdown at Wembley. Neither side will field their strongest lineups after midweek exertions but everyone on the pitch will want to protect the bragging rights of his team. It is important to earn a small step forward psychologically. Bayern will show... Read the rest of the article »
Greuther Fürth, the fairytale story of the 2.Bundesliga last season, could be set to go back down after just one season in the top flight this week.
The Big Games
German champions Bayern München welcomes Freiburg at home in a hugely important clash for the team from the Black Forest. Christian Streich’s team is slowly getting ripped apart as the excellence of his players has been revealed. Max Kruse for example has already decided to leave the club for Mönchengladbach. For Freiburg, qualification for the Europa League might... Read the rest of the article »
In a rather intriguing week for German football, Schalke will travel to Frankfurt while the second DFB Pokal semifinal will be repeated.
The Big Ones
Separated by four points from their Blue rivals, Eintracht Frankfurt will welcome Schalke. Eintracht’s rather weary squad went down to Ji Dong-Won and relegation battling Augsburg last week. This time, a Schalke side which earned a 2-2 draw against Bayer Leverkusen will be their opponent. Schalke, on current form, seems to be the winner as Eintracht is seemingly stuck in an... Read the rest of the article »
Two giants of the German game who have never won the Bundesliga play each other in the biggest match of Matchday 29 in Germany.
Schalke and Frankfurt were locked in a heated battle for fourth place recently. Schalke even spent some time outside the top four. Frankfurt’s inconsistency, including a loss against Bayern last week, gave Schalke the opportunity to take fourth place for itself. Schalke did exactly that, beating Werder Bremen in the late game on Saturday 2-0.
Bayer 04 Leverkusen has been one of the more consistent... Read the rest of the article »
Despite Bayern being crowned champions last week, there are still a few important matters to sort out in the league.
The Battle for the European Spots
Freiburg and Hannover are separated by four points. Freiburg is primed to qualify for the Europa League as they sit in fifth spot in the league. Christian Streich’s side recorded a victory in Hamburg last week. Hannover away from home is incredibly poor. Somehow, Mirko Slomka has failed to find a cure for Hannover’s poor away form. Freiburg should... Read the rest of the article »
FC Bayern will be crowned this weekend regardless of other results if they manage to beat Eintracht Frankfurt.
The Big Ones
There are many big battles on this week, including one between Thomas Schaaf’s Bremen and lackadaisical Schalke. Schalke was anything but careless last week though as they beat Hoffenheim 3-0. The goals came late but the goal saw them remain in fourth place. They play a Bremen side which picked up a draw against a good Mainz side.
Schalke’s main rivals for the... Read the rest of the article »
The Bundesliga’s Match-day 27 could see the crowning of an old, yet new, champion. During this weekend, the race for fourth place might just have to take a back seat.
The Big Ones
Borussia Dortmund has a great record against most rivals. In recent seasons, they have been able to bat away every domestic opponent rather easily. The only team to not have suffered a loss to Dortmund last season was VfB Stuttgart. Incidentally, during this huge week for German football, BVB travels to Stuttgart.
A 4-4 draw between these two teams was one of the highlights... Read the rest of the article »