BERLIN (AP) — Niko Kovac is the first to win a domestic double in Germany as a player and coach, yet it may not be enough to keep his job as Bayern Munich coach.
BERLIN (AP) — Captain Manuel Neuer returned from six weeks out injured to help Bayern Munich complete a domestic double after beating Leipzig 3-0 in the German Cup final on Saturday.
BERLIN (AP) — Their histories, and lists of achievements, couldn't be more different.
Bayern Munich has won 54 major titles, while Leipzig has none. Bayern has been around for 119 years,...
BERLIN (AP) — After watching Bayern Munich win the Bundesliga title for the seventh straight year, Borussia Dortmund was left to rue its missed chance.
BERLIN (AP) — Even a below-par Bayern Munich side was just too good for the rest.
Bayern's record-extending seventh consecutive Bundesliga title confirmed the distance between the Bavarian...
BERLIN (AP) — Despite leading Bayern Munich to the verge of two titles, Niko Kovac's future as coach remains up in the air.
Bayern can clinch the Bundesliga title at home against Eintracht...
BERLIN (AP) — Despite needing a "small miracle" to win the Bundesliga title on the final day of the season, Borussia Dortmund already has its celebration party planned.
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Eintracht Frankfurt's hopes of Champions League qualification took a blow Sunday in a 2-0 defeat at home to Mainz in the Bundesliga.
BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich missed the chance to win the Bundesliga in a 0-0 draw at Leipzig while Borussia Dortmund kept the title race alive by beating Fortuna Düsseldorf 3-2 on...
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — England became the first country to provide two finalists in both European competitions in the same season after Chelsea and Arsenal made it through to the title match...
BERLIN (AP) — Bayer Leverkusen took advantage of Eintracht Frankfurt's Europa League exertions to rout the visitors 6-1 and challenge for fourth place in the Bundesliga on Sunday.
LONDON (AP) — Chelsea secured a top-four spot in the Premier League with a 3-0 win over Watford on Sunday after two goals in a three-minute span helped the club to clinch a return to the Champions...
The possibility of an all-English final in the Europa League grew likelier after Arsenal and Chelsea moved into strong positions in the semifinals on Thursday.
LONDON (AP) — Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger will miss the rest of the season after having knee surgery.
Chelsea said the Germany international underwent surgery on his left knee meniscus...
AUGSBURG, Germany (AP) — Bayer Leverkusen beat Augsburg 4-1 on Friday to remain in the race for Champions League qualification.
Kevin Danso gave Augsburg a 12th-minute lead, which was erased...
Chelsea scored three early goals before surviving a second-half scare to advance to the semifinals of the Europa League on Thursday with a 4-3 home win over Slavia Prague, and Arsenal beat Napoli...
PRAGUE (AP) — Arsenal closed in on the Europa League semifinals with a 2-0 home win over Italy's Napoli on Thursday while Chelsea scored late to earn a 1-0 victory at Slavia Prague.
Gladbach turns to Marco Rose as coach for next season
MOENCHENGLADBACH, Germany (AP) — Borussia Moenchengladbach will appoint current Salzburg coach Marco Rose as a replacement for Dieter Hecking at the end of the season.
AUGSBURG, Germany (AP) — Augsburg fired coach Manuel Baum on Tuesday and turned to former Mainz and Wolfsburg coach Martin Schmidt to save it from Bundesliga relegation.
BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich will play at Werder Bremen, and Hamburger SV will host Leipzig, in the semifinals of the German Cup.
Sunday's draw dealt Bayern a trip to Bremen just days after...
Gladbach’s Champions League hopes take another blow
BERLIN (AP) — Borussia Moenchengladbach's hopes of Champions League football took another blow at the end of a turbulent week in a 1-1 draw at home to Werder Bremen in the Bundesliga on...
Frankfurt has rest of Bundesliga taking notice
BERLIN (AP) — Weeks of spectacular attacking soccer from Eintracht Frankfurt have got the rest of the Bundesliga sitting up and taking notice.
BERLIN (AP) — Eintracht Frankfurt could be playing in the Champions League next season.
Luka Jovic scored again and set up another goal as Frankfurt beat relegation-threatened Stuttgart 3-0...
UEFA punishes Shakhtar Donetsk, Lazio for fan racism
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA has ordered Shakhtar Donetsk and Lazio to close parts of their stadium next season because of racist fan behavior at Europa League games.
Jovic playing huge role in Eintracht Frankfurt’s success
BERLIN (AP) — Eintracht Frankfurt has reached the Europa League quarterfinals and is closing in on Champions League qualification.
Ancelotti’s Napoli faces Arsenal in Europa League
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Carlo Ancelotti is coming back to London, bringing his Napoli team to play Arsenal in the Europa League quarterfinals.
Aubameyang helps Arsenal reach Europa League quarters
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored two goals and set up another as Arsenal overturned a two-goal deficit to reach the Europa League quarterfinals with a 3-0 home win over Rennes on...
DUESSELDORF, Germany (AP) — Sebastien Haller scored twice in injury time as Eintracht Frankfurt sealed a 3-0 win at Fortuna Duesseldorf amid renewed protests over the Bundesliga's Monday night...
Gladbach salvages 1-1 draw with Frankfurt in Bundesliga
BERLIN (AP) — Denis Zakaria scored late to salvage a 1-1 draw for Borussia Moenchengladbach at Eintracht Frankfurt on Sunday, a result that keeps both teams' European hopes intact.
Zakaria, who missed the best chance of the first half when he failed to beat Frankfurt 'keeper Kevin Trapp one-on-one, made up for it in the 82nd minute when he turned to evade Makoto Hasebe and fired high inside the left post.
Danny da Costa had scored against the run of play for Frankfurt in first-half injury time.
Bremen routs Augsburg 4-0 in Bundesliga to keep party going
BERLIN (AP) — Werder Bremen continued its birthday celebrations with a 4-0 rout of Augsburg in the Bundesliga on Sunday.
Bremen, which marked its 120th anniversary as a club on Monday, followed up its dramatic penalty shootout win over Borussia Dortmund in the German Cup on Tuesday with its biggest league win of the season.
Milot Rashica scored two goals, getting Bremen off the mark in the fifth minute and claiming his second a minute after Johannes Eggestein made it 2-0 in the 27th.
Dortmund gives up 3-goal lead in Bundesliga, Bayern cuts gap
BERLIN (AP) — Borussia Dortmund squandered a three-goal lead and drew with Hoffenheim 3-3 at home then watched Bayern Munich cut its lead in the Bundesliga to five points on Saturday.
Bayern took advantage of Dortmund's second successive league slip-up by beating Schalke 3-1 in the late game, lifting the six-time defending champion back to second place.
Brilliant Brandt fires Leverkusen to 5-1 rout of Mainz
MAINZ, Germany (AP) — Midfielder Julian Brandt scored twice and laid on two goals as Bayer Leverkusen shrugged off its German Cup exit by winning 5-1 at Mainz in the Bundesliga on Friday.
Leverkusen, knocked out 2-1 by second division Heidenheim on Tuesday, racked up a third successive league victory and is firmly in the hunt for European qualification.
The team is in fifth spot, four points behind fourth-place Leipzig, which hosts Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday.
Bayern slips up at Leverkusen, Dortmund held in Frankfurt
BERLIN (AP) — Peter Bosz did all he could for his former side.
Bosz's Bayer Leverkusen came from behind to defeat Bayern Munich 3-1 and end the visitors' seven-game winning run in the Bundesliga on Saturday.
But Borussia Dortmund, which started the 20th round six points clear of Bayern, was unable to take full advantage as it was held at Eintracht Frankfurt to 1-1.
Bayern goalkeeper Neuer injures hand, out of Leverkusen game
MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich captain Manuel Neuer has been ruled out of the Bundesliga game at Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday.
Bayern says its 32-year-old goalkeeper injured his right hand in training on Friday and is remaining in Munich rather than traveling with the squad.
Bayern, the six-time defending champion, did not give the extent of Neuer's injury, nor an indication of how many games he will miss. Reserve goalkeeper Sven Ulreich will play in his place.
Leipzig ruins Doll’s Hannover debut to consolidate 4th place
HANNOVER, Germany (AP) — Hannover's hopes of a fresh start under new coach Thomas Doll took a blow in losing at home 3-0 to Leipzig, which consolidated fourth place in the Bundesliga on Friday.
Doll, who took over from the fired Andre Breitenreiter on Sunday, watched his new team stretch its run without a win to nine games.
Leipzig captain Willi Orban scored twice in the second half as the visitors tightened their grip on the last place for Champions League qualification.
UEFA allows Shakhtar to play in Kharkiv again
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA says it will allow Ukrainian club Shakhtar Donetsk to return to its usual home stadium in Kharkiv for European games after martial law was lifted.
Shakhtar had to relocate its last Champions League game, a 1-1 draw with Lyon last month, to Kiev because martial law had been introduced in several regions for 30 days after Russia fired on and seized three Ukrainian naval vessels on Nov. 25.
Wolfsburg beats Augsburg 3-2, climbs to 5th in Bundesliga
BERLIN (AP) — Yannick Gerhardt scored late to clinch a 3-2 win for Wolfsburg at Augsburg in the Bundesliga on Sunday.
Gerhardt's 89th-minute winner lifted Wolfsburg to fifth place, three points behind Leipzig in the last Champions League spot and one point ahead of Eintracht Frankfurt, before the league's winter break.
Veteran Ribery leads Bayern to 2nd place in Bundesliga
BERLIN (AP) — He did it again.
Franck Ribery led Bayern Munich to another Bundesliga win on Saturday, scoring twice in a 3-0 victory at Eintracht Frankfurt to help the side go second.
The French veteran, who scored Bayern's winner over Leipzig on Wednesday, broke the deadlock in the 35th minute in Frankfurt, then sealed the win.
Ribery is hopeful his recent displays will help Bayern's club bosses to extend his contract at the end of the season.
Europa League Draw List
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Draw Monday for the last 32 of the Europa League:
Viktoria Plzen (Czech Republic) vs. Dinamo Zagreb (Croatia)
Club Brugge (Belgium) vs. Salzburg (Austria)
Rapid Vienna (Austria) vs. Inter Milan (Italy)
Slavia Prague (Czech Republic) vs. Genk (Belgium)
Krasnodar (Russia) vs. Bayer Leverkusen (Germany)
Zurich (Switzerland) vs. Napoli (Italy)
Malmo (Sweden) vs. Chelsea (England)
Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukraine) vs. Eintracht Frankfurt (Germany)
Werner scores 2 again, Leipzig tightens grip on 4th place
BERLIN (AP) — Germany forward Timo Werner again scored twice to help Leipzig consolidate fourth place in the Bundesliga with a 4-1 home win over Mainz on Sunday.
Yussuf Poulsen also scored two goals as Leipzig maintained its unbeaten record at home this season and tightened its grip on the last qualification place for the Champions League.
Violent Eintracht fans create disorder at Lazio match
ROME (AP) — Italian authorities are assessing damage caused by visiting Eintracht Frankfurt fans before, during, and after a Europa League match against Lazio.
UEFA opened its own disciplinary case on Friday which is likely to force Eintracht to pay compensation for damage to the Stadio Olimpico.
Fans heading to the stadium on Thursday launched fireworks in downtown Rome and damaged a supermarket.
Dortmund stretches lead, Bayern keeps pace in Bundesliga
BERLIN (AP) — Borussia Dortmund stretched its Bundesliga lead by beating Freiburg 2-0, and Bayern Munich kept pace at Werder Bremen with a 2-1 win on Saturday.
Substitute Paco Alcacer scored again for Dortmund — with an injury-time winner — as they moved seven points clear of Borussia Moenchengladbach, which visits Leipzig on Sunday.
Bayern no longer talking about 7th straight Bundesliga title
BERLIN (AP) — No one at Bayern Munich is talking about a seventh consecutive Bundesliga title anymore.
The club is back in crisis with coach Niko Kovac likely to pay the price for the team's failure to reinforce the squad in the offseason.
Bayern's 3-3 draw against relegation-threatened Fortuna Duesseldorf has left the defending champions nine points behind Borussia Dortmund after 12 matches.
Mark Uth, Julian Draxler drop out for Germany
LEIPZIG, Germany (AP) — Schalke forward Mark Uth has been ruled out of Germany's games against Russia and the Netherlands, while Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Julian Draxler will miss the first game.
The German soccer federation said on Monday that Draxler was being given time off due to a family bereavement and it was unclear if he would return for the UEFA Nations League game against the Netherlands in Gelsenkirchen on Nov. 19.
Germany plays Russia on Thursday in a friendly in Leipzig.
Chelsea, Arsenal, Lazio advance in Europa League
Olivier Giroud ended his drought by scoring the only goal to lead Chelsea to a 1-0 win at BATE Borisov on Thursday that clinched a place in the knockout stage of the Europa League with two group games to spare.
Giroud had not scored for Chelsea for six months but he knows what it's like to net against BATE. Last season, the France forward was on target in both games against the Belarusian champion when he played for London rival Arsenal in Europe's second tier competition.