Dortmund held 2-2 by Eintracht Frankfurt
BERLIN (AP) — Borussia Dortmund stumbled again in the Bundesliga with a 2-2 draw at Eintracht Frankfurt on Sunday.
An own-goal from Thomas Delaney in the 88th minute earned Frankfurt a share...
DORTMUND, Germany (AP) — Nine-man Borussia Dortmund blew a chance to return to the top of the Bundesliga after losing at home to Schalke 4-2 on Saturday, giving a huge title boost to Bayern...
Gazprom executive takes over Russian soccer federation
MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian state energy executive took over as president of the country's soccer federation on Friday.
Alexander Dyukov, who is chairman and CEO of Gazprom oil subsidiary...
Dortmund wins 1-0 at Leipzig to stay 6 clear in Bundesliga
BERLIN (AP) — Borussia Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Buerki starred in a 1-0 win at Leipzig that kept the Bundesliga leader six points clear of Bayern Munich on Saturday.
The home side pushed hard for an equalizer after Axel Witsel's early strike for Dortmund, but Buerki was consistently in the right place at the right time to keep his team ahead.
Marcel Sabitzer should have leveled after the break, and again midway through the second half, but Buerki got the better of their one-on-one situations.
Derby win has Dortmund fans dreaming of more: the Bundesliga
BERLIN (AP) — Hundreds of Borussia Dortmund fans welcomed the team back after its Ruhr derby win over Schalke, celebrating wildly as if the team had already won the Bundesliga title.
They waited Saturday night for the bus to arrive from Gelsenkirchen, then greeted it with fireworks and flares, jumping up and down, singing songs and waving flags.
"What a brilliant reception! You're the best fans!" Sebastian Kehl, head of the players' department, wrote on Instagram.
Dortmund comes from behind to beat Bayern 3-2, move 7 ahead
BERLIN (AP) — Paco Alcacer and Marco Reus helped Borussia Dortmund twice come from behind to open a seven-point lead on defending Bundesliga champion Bayern Munich with a 3-2 win on Saturday.
"It looks like a lot, feels like it, too," Bayern coach Niko Kovac said of the gap after his side's best performance in weeks. "But in football everything is possible."
Real Madrid’s Hakimi leads Dortmund to 4-0 rout of Atletico
DORTMUND, Germany (AP) — Real Madrid's Achraf Hakimi helped Borussia Dortmund deal Atletico Madrid its biggest loss under Diego Simeone, setting up three goals in a 4-0 win in the Champions League on Wednesday.
Simeone took over as Atletico coach in December 2011 and his normally rock-solid side had not lost by a four-goal margin in 390 matches. It was only the fourth time his team conceded four goals after two 4-1 defeats to archrival Real Madrid and one to Barcelona.
Russian clubs struggle to maintain World Cup momentum
MOSCOW (AP) — For Russia's top clubs, it's almost as if the World Cup never happened.
The national team made an incredible run to the World Cup quarterfinals, but Russia's clubs have struggled to show any momentum in European competitions this season.
Struggling Tianjin relying on Pato for Asian glory
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Tianjin Quanjian will be looking to Alexandre Pato in the quarterfinal of the 2018 Asian Champions League against Kashima Antlers of Japan on Tuesday as the Chinese Super League club is without other star imports Axel Witsel and Anthony Modeste.
Brazil’s Pato latest to head to Chinese Super League
BEIJING (AP) — Brazilian forward Alexandre Pato has signed with Tianjin Quanjian, the latest major acquisition by the Chinese Super League.
Pato posted on Twitter Monday that he was "very happy" to join Quanjian from Spanish club Villarreal. Tianjin did not immediately confirm a report in Chinese state media that his transfer fee was 18 million euros ($19.3 million).
Belgium midfielder Axel Witsel completes transfer to Tianjin
BEIJING (AP) — Belgium midfielder Axel Witsel has become the latest Europe-based player to move to the Chinese Super League.
Zenit St. Petersburg said Wednesday in a statement that the 27-year-old Witsel will join Tianjin Quanjian, a club recently promoted to China's top league and coached by former Italy captain Fabio Cannavaro.