Bayern beats Bremen 3-2 to reach German Cup final
BREMEN, Germany (AP) — Robert Lewandowski sent Bayern Munich into the German Cup final by scoring twice in a 3-2 win over Werder Bremen on Wednesday, including the winner in the 80th...
Dortmund keeps pace with Bayern in tight Bundesliga race
Borussia Dortmund moved back within one point of Bundesliga leader Bayern Munich with a 4-0 win against Freiburg on Sunday.
Dortmund went ahead in the 11th minute when 19-year-old Jadon...
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...
Leipzig, Hamburg through to German Cup semifinals
BERLIN (AP) — Leipzig reached the semifinals of the German Cup for the first time after a last-gasp penalty deep into extra time secured a 2-1 win at Bundesliga rival Augsburg on...
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Symphony Orchestra is gearing up for an ambitious new season that will include its first joint concert with Germany's acclaimed Gewandhaus Orchestra.
Berhalter makes 7 changes for US against Chile
HOUSTON (AP) — U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter changed seven starters for Tuesday night's exhibition against Chile, keeping only midfielders Christian Pulisic, forwards Paul Arriola and Gyasi Zardes...
DAVENPORT, Fla. (AP) — Tyler Adams left U.S. soccer training camp Friday to return to RB Leipzig of the Bundesliga and will miss Tuesday's exhibition against Chile at Houston.
DAVENPORT, Fla. (AP) — New U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter announced an intriguing position change after his first training session with the full American player pool Monday, moving Tyler Adams to...
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Germany coach Joachim Loew made three new call-ups Friday to replace the Bayern Munich trio of Thomas Mueller, Mats Hummels and Jerome Boateng.
Leipzig draws 1-1 and stays on course for Champions League
LEIPZIG, Germany (AP) — Julian Nagelsmann's Hoffenheim held Leipzig to 1-1 in the Bundesliga but couldn't prevent his future side from taking another step toward Champions League qualification on...
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.
Bayern drawn against 2nd division Heidenheim in German Cup
BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich's path to the German Cup final has likely been eased with a home game against second division Heidenheim in the quarterfinals.
Sunday's draw also paired Schalke against Bundesliga rival Werder Bremen in the biggest game of the round, while Augsburg faces Leipzig at home and Paderborn hosts second division rival Hamburger SV.
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.
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.
Bundesliga clubs add more British talent on deadline day
BERLIN (AP) — Frustrated by lack of opportunities in the Premier League, the best of Britain's young talent is turning to the Bundesliga for a chance to shine.
Following in the footsteps of Jadon Sancho, who has starred since joining Borussia Dortmund as a 17-year-old from Manchester City in August 2017, three other hotly tipped British youngsters joined German clubs before the end of the winter transfer window on Thursday.
4 teams battling relegation in Germany
BERLIN (AP) — The Bundesliga is a bit upside down this season.
Instead of Bayern Munich running away with the title while several teams fight against relegation, there is excitement at the top of the standings while four teams trail well below the rest at the bottom.
Alphonso Davies, Tyler Adams make their Bundesliga debuts
MUNICH (AP) — Debut day in the Bundesliga had a happy ending for United States midfielder Tyler Adams and Alphonso Davies, a rising Canadian star born in a refugee camp.
The 19-year-old Adams started for Leipzig in a 4-0 win at Fortuna Duesseldorf in the German league on Sunday, while Davies, 18, came on in the 86th minute in Bayern Munich's 4-1 win over Stuttgart.
Tyler Adams makes Bundesliga debut for RB Leipzig
American midfielder Tyler Adams made his Bundesliga debut on Sunday, starting and playing the full game in RB Leipzig's 4-0 win at Fortuna Duesseldorf.
Adams, who turns 20 on Feb. 14, joined Leipzig on Jan. 1 from sister club New York Red Bulls in Major League Soccer. He was given his chance due to an injury to Kevin Kampl.
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.
Planned strike expands to Frankfurt, other German airports
BERLIN (AP) — A German labor union has expanded a planned strike by security staff at Frankfurt Airport on Tuesday to include several other airports, including Hamburg.
News agency dpa reported that the ver.di union on Sunday announced the one-day walkout at Hamburg, two days after calling the strike at Frankfurt, Germany's busiest hub.
Walkouts are also expected Tuesday at the smaller Hannover, Bremen, Leipzig-Halle, Dresden and Erfurt airports.
German-Jewish author Edgar Hilsenrath dies at 92
BERLIN (AP) — Edgar Hilsenrath, a German-Jewish writer whose fictional account of the Holocaust from the perspective of a Nazi perpetrator became a best-seller, has died at 92.
The German news agency dpa quoted Hilsenrath's second wife, Marlene, as confirming Tuesday that the author died Dec. 30 in western Germany after battling pneumonia.
Born in Leipzig in 1926, Hilsenrath moved to Romania at 12 to escape Nazi persecution, and was later deported to Ukraine.
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.
Ribery to Bayern’s rescue with late winner against Leipzig
BERLIN (AP) — Franck Ribery fired Bayern Munich to within six points of Bundesliga leader Borussia Dortmund with a late 1-0 win over Leipzig on Wednesday.
The veteran French winger, a Dortmund tormentor over the years, struck another blow against his old rival by scoring in the 83rd minute when it seemed Bayern would have to settle for a draw in Munich.
"He was there where we needed him. Thank you Franck," Bayern midfielder Thomas Mueller said.
Amazon workers on strike in Germany a week before Christmas
BERLIN (AP) — Workers at two Amazon distribution centers in Germany have gone on strike as part of a push for improved work conditions, leading to fears that Christmas orders may not arrive in time.
The German news agency dpa reported that workers in Leipzig in eastern Germany and Werne in western Germany went on strike early Monday.
The ver.di union representing the workers says Amazon employees receive lower wages than others in retail and mail-order jobs in 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.
US midfielder Tyler Adams joining Bundesliga team Leipzig
LEIPZIG, Germany (AP) — United States midfielder Tyler Adams is joining Bundesliga team Leipzig from New York Red Bulls.
Leipzig, which is also backed by the energy-drinks manufacturer, says the 19-year-old Adams will join Jan. 1 on a deal to 2023. Further details were not disclosed.
Adams, who has nine appearances for the U.S., came through New York's academy before breaking into the senior squad in 2016. He played 52 MLS games, contributing two goals and six assists.
Werner repeats double trick as Leipzig goes 3rd in Germany
BERLIN (AP) — Leipzig forward Timo Werner again struck twice to help his team move third in the Bundesliga with a 2-0 win over second-placed Borussia Moenchengladbach on Sunday.
If Werner scores, he often adds another. It was the fourth league game in which the Germany striker claimed two goals, bringing his tally to eight so far this season.
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 draws after Lukebakio hat trick, Dortmund wins again
MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich's troubled Bundesliga season went from bad to worse on Saturday after a late collapse saw it draw 3-3 with Fortuna Duesseldorf, whose forward Dodi Lukebakio scored a hat trick.
The reigning German champion dropped nine points behind league leader Borussia Dortmund, which beat Mainz 2-1, while Leipzig's 10-game unbeaten run ended in defeat at Wolfsburg.
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.
Leipzig beats Bayer Leverkusen in Bundesliga to go third
BERLIN (AP) — Yussuf Poulsen scored twice to help Leipzig go third in the Bundesliga with a 3-0 home win over Bayer Leverkusen on Sunday.
The Danish forward opened the scoring midway through the first half and sealed the win with five minutes remaining after Lukas Klostermann scored his first goal of the season in the 68th minute.
Leipzig stretched its unbeaten run in the league to 10 games and moved two points clear of defending champion Bayern Munich.
Enthusiasts re-enact bloody 19th-century Battle of Leipzig
LEIPZIG, Germany (AP) — Hundreds of history buffs have re-enacted the 19th-century Battle of Leipzig, which saw the defeat of Napoleon I's army by combined forces from Prussia, Austria, Russia and Sweden.
Enthusiasts from across Europe, dressed in period costumes, fired muskets and cannons at each other Saturday as spectators looked on near Germany's eastern city of Leipzig.
Leipzig routs promoted Nuremberg 6-0 despite missed penalty
BERLIN (AP) — Nuremberg goalkeeper Fabian Bredlow saved a penalty but that didn't make up for the six goals he had already conceded as his team lost 6-0 at Leipzig in the Bundesliga on Sunday.
With more than an hour gone, Tim Leibold was sent off as the last defender for bringing down Timo Werner. But Werner, who had scored twice already for Leipzig, saw his spot kick saved in a rare moment of success for the visitors.
Hertha inflicts 2nd straight loss on Schalke in Bundesliga
BERLIN (AP) — Schalke's poor start to the new Bundesliga season continued Sunday with a 2-0 home defeat against Hertha Berlin.
Hertha goalkeeper Rune Jarstein produced a brilliant save in injury time to deny Mark Uth an equalizer and help preserve his team's second win from two games.
Reus reaches 100 goals as Dortmund beats Leipzig 4-1
BERLIN (AP) — Marco Reus scored his 100th Bundesliga goal to seal a 4-1 win for Borussia Dortmund over Leipzig on Sunday.
The Germany forward ran onto Jadon Sancho's throughball and fired inside the far post in injury time as new coach Lucien Favre enjoyed a winning start to the league campaign after falling behind to an early goal.
’Gladbach scores 11 in cup match; Cologne rallies to win 9-1
BERLIN (AP) — Rhine rivals Borussia Moenchengladbach and Cologne scored 20 goals between them to advance from the first round of the German Cup on Sunday.
Thorgan Hazard, Raffael and new signing Alassane Plea all scored hat tricks as 'Gladbach routed fifth-tier BSC Hastedt 11-1. Diyar Kucuk scored the home side's consolation in the final minutes.
German village ready to evacuate due to forest fire
BERLIN (AP) — German authorities have told residents of a village southwest of Berlin to prepare for possible evacuation due to a nearby forest fire.
Brandenburg state officials said Thursday that residents of Fichtenwalde, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from the capital, should pack clothing, important documents and medications ahead of a possible evacuation.
Vast plumes of smoke could be seen rising from the fire, which is close to a busy highway between Berlin and Leipzig.
Marsch hired by RB Leipzig after leaving Red Bulls
Jesse Marsch was hired as an assistant coach of RB Leipzig of the German Bundesliga, four days after quitting as head coach of Major League Soccer's New York Red Bulls, which is owned by the same parent company.
Leipzig sporting director Ralf Rangnick returned as head coach Tuesday. Rangnick coached the team in 2015-16 as it earned promotion to the Bundesliga for the first time, then stepped down as coach to concentrate on his sporting director job and was replaced by Ralph Hasenhuettl.
LEIPZIG, Germany (AP) — Leipzig's sporting director Ralf Rangnick is taking over as coach again while the club waits for Hoffenheim's Julian Nagelsmann to join in 2019.
The Bundesliga side said Monday that Rangnick would be assisted by former New York Red Bulls coach Jesse Marsch and Leipzig's under-19 coach Robert Klauss.
Rangnick previously led the team in season 2015-16, leading it to promotion before Ralph Hasenhuettl took over ahead of its Bundesliga debut.
HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Jesse Marsch resigned Friday as coach of Major League Soccer's New York Red Bulls and was replaced by top assistant Chris Armas, a former U.S. national team defender.
The Red Bulls said Marsch left to pursue a new opportunity. Marsch may head to head to Germany to work for RB Leipzig in the Bundesliga, which is owned by the same parent company.
New York is second in the Eastern Conference with 10 wins, four losses and two ties, losing just one of its last 10 matches.
LEIPZIG, Germany (AP) — Hoffenheim coach Julian Nagelsmann will stay one more season with the club before taking over Bundesliga rival Leipzig.
Leipzig says the 30-year-old Nagelsmann has agreed on a deal effective from mid-2019 to 2023.
Hoffenheim says Nagelsmann is making use of a release clause in his contract, which was due to run to 2021, to join its rival.
BERLIN (AP) — Thousands of Goth music fans are in the German city of Leipzig for the opening of the annual Wave Gothic Festival.
Fans wearing elaborate costumes took part Friday in the so-called "Victorian Picnic" to mark the opening of the festival that will feature more than 200 artists.
The festival typically attracts about 20,000 people and runs through May 21.
MUNICH (AP) — Germany striker Sandro Wagner has announced his international retirement following his failure to be nominated in the preliminary World Cup squad.
Wagner tells Thursday's edition of the Bild daily, "For me it's clear that I do not seem to fit in with the coaching team due to my way of always being open, honest and direct."
LEIPZIG, Germany (AP) — Leipzig and coach Ralph Hasenhuettl parted company Wednesday after failing to reach agreement on a new deal despite success with the team.
The Bundesliga club said it wanted Hasenhuettl to stay until his contract expired next year but "this did not meet the wishes of the 50-year-old Austrian."
BERLIN (AP) — Borussia Dortmund can end what has been a deeply frustrating season on a positive note by clinching Champions League qualification on the final day on Saturday.
The last round of the Bundesliga also has Hoffenheim, Bayer Leverkusen and Leipzig scrapping to squeeze into Europe's top competition.
The quartet is chasing third and fourth place. Bayern Munich has already been crowned champion for a sixth consecutive year and Schalke runner-up for the first time in eight years.
BERLIN (AP) — Postponed. Hamburger SV's and Wolfsburg's scrap for Bundesliga survival will be decided on the final day after both fell to heavy defeats in the penultimate round on Saturday.
Hamburg, the only ever-present in the league since its formation in 1963, lost at Eintracht Frankfurt 3-0 and would have been demoted for the first time had Wolfsburg not fallen in Leipzig 4-1.
BERLIN (AP) — Schalke beat rival Borussia Dortmund 2-0 in the Ruhr derby on Sunday to consolidate second place in the Bundesliga and take a giant step toward guaranteeing a Champions League spot.
Second-half goals from Yevhen Konoplyanka and Naldo gave Schalke an eight-point cushion over fifth-place Leipzig with four rounds remaining.
The top four in Germany qualify for the Champions League.