Dortmund under pressure as old problems resurface
BERLIN (AP) — Borussia Dortmund is under pressure after dropping more points in its bid to end Bayern Munich's Bundesliga dominance.
Barca keeper Ter Stegen stakes claim to be Germany’s No. 1
DORTMUND, Germany (AP) — Whether Germany coach Joachim Löw was watching or not, Marc-André ter Stegen delivered his message.
The Barcelona goalkeeper produced a player-of-the-match...
Ter Stegen saves penalty as Barcelona draws 0-0 at Dortmund
DORTMUND, Germany (AP) — The only thing missing for Borussia Dortmund was a goal.
The German team did everything but score as Barcelona barely held on for a 0-0 draw in their Champions...
Dortmund routs Leverkusen 4-0, Leipzig holds Bayern 1-1
BERLIN (AP) — Paco Alcácer warmed up for the visit of his former club Barcelona by continuing his remarkable scoring streak as Borussia Dortmund beat Bayer Leverkusen 4-0 in the Bundesliga on...
Dortmund struggling to beat the teams it is expected to beat
BERLIN (AP) — Just like last season, Borussia Dortmund is finding it hard to beat the teams it is expected to beat.
Dortmund's bid to usurp Bayern Munich at the top of the Bundesliga is...
Sancho helps Dortmund come from behind to beat Cologne 3-1
BERLIN (AP) — Jadon Sancho scored one and set up another for Borussia Dortmund to again come from behind and maintain its winning start to the Bundesliga in a 3-1 win at Cologne on...
Dortmund starts Bundesliga campaign with 5-1 win v Augsburg
BERLIN (AP) — Borussia Dortmund began its bid to wrench the Bundesliga title from Bayern Munich with a 5-1 rout of Augsburg on Saturday.
Encouraged by Bayern's 2-2 draw with Hertha Berlin in...
Reus, Alcácer send Dortmund through 2-0 in German Cup
BERLIN (AP) — Borussia Dortmund overcame a stubborn challenge from third-division Uerdingen and a reunion with World Cup winner Kevin Großkreutz to win 2-0 in the first round of the German Cup on...
Borussia Dortmund left to rue missed chance in Bundesliga
BERLIN (AP) — After watching Bayern Munich win the Bundesliga title for the seventh straight year, Borussia Dortmund was left to rue its missed chance.
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...
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...
Borussia Dortmund at a loss after Bayern Munich rout
BERLIN (AP) — Borussia Dortmund captain Marco Reus couldn't explain it, coach Lucien Favre couldn't believe it, and chief executive Hans-Joachim "Aki" Watzke couldn't seem to do anything except...
Riled Bayern routs Dortmund 5-0 to reclaim Bundesliga lead
BERLIN (AP) — Stung by recent criticism, Bayern Munich delivered a clear statement of intent on Saturday after reclaiming top spot in the Bundesliga with a 5-0 thrashing of former leader Borussia...
Bayern held to draw, Dortmund seizes Bundesliga lead
BERLIN (AP) — Paco Alcacer scored twice in injury time for Borussia Dortmund to reclaim the Bundesliga lead with a 2-0 win over Wolfsburg while Bayern Munich was held in Freiburg to 1-1 on...
Reus’ injury-time winner takes Dortmund back to the top
BERLIN (AP) — Borussia Dortmund captain Marco Reus struck an injury-time winner to clinch a 3-2 Bundesliga victory at Hertha Berlin on Saturday.
Dortmund hero Marco Reus driving his side’s title campaign
BERLIN (AP) — If Bayern Munich doesn't win the Bundesliga, it will largely be down to Marco Reus.
The Borussia Dortmund captain scored the winning goal in injury time to keep up his side's...
For Borussia Dortmund, it’s the Bundesliga or bust
BERLIN (AP) — For Borussia Dortmund, it's the Bundesliga or bust.
After such a promising start to the season, only the league title remains in reach for Dortmund — although Bayern Munich is...
AUGSBURG, Germany (AP) — Ji Dong-won scored twice against his former club as relegation-threatened Augsburg dealt Borussia Dortmund's Bundesliga title hopes a blow with a 2-1 win on...
Bayern turns up heat on Dortmund at top of Bundesliga
BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich increased the pressure on Borussia Dortmund with a 1-0 win over Hertha Berlin to move level on points with the Bundesliga leader on Saturday.
Dortmund still waiting for captain Marco Reus’ comeback
DORTMUND, Germany (AP) — Borussia Dortmund captain Marco Reus remains unavailable after failing to recover from a thigh injury.
Dortmund coach Lucien Favre says Reus, the team's best player...
Dortmund captain Marco Reus out of trip to Tottenham
DORTMUND, Germany (AP) — Borussia Dortmund captain Marco Reus will miss the side's Champions League round-of-16, first-leg tie at Tottenham on Wednesday due to a thigh injury.
Club official Sebastian Kehl, who liaises with the players, says, "We would of course have liked to have him in London, alone because his presence is a bit intimidating for the opponent. But we'll compensate for his absence."
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.
Hannover coach facing axing after thrashing from Dortmund
BERLIN (AP) — Coach Andre Breitenreiter was facing the chop after his Hannover side was thrashed by Bundesliga leader Borussia Dortmund 5-1 on Saturday.
Hannover is second from bottom, level on points with last-placed Nuremberg, and Breitenreiter received little support from club president Martin Kind or general manager Horst Heldt before the game.
Kind said the club needed to consider all options and "anything else would be dishonest."
Dortmund beats Gladbach 2-1 in duel of Bundesliga’s top 2
Substitute Mario Goetze led Borussia Dortmund to a 2-1 win over Borussia Moenchengladbach to stretch his side's Bundesliga lead to nine points over the second-placed visiting side on Friday.
Goetze, who came on for the injured Paco Alcacer in the first half, set up Jadon Sancho's deadlock-breaking goal in the 42nd minute, then made Marco Reus' winner in the 54th after Christoph Kramer equalized in first-half injury time.
Borussias clash in Germany as top 2 duel in Dortmund
BERLIN (AP) — The Bundesliga is braced for a clash of the Borussias as the top two meet in the final round before the winter break.
Friday's game, which will be shown on free TV in Germany, has been given added spice after Borussia Dortmund's first defeat of the season on Tuesday, which gives Borussia Moenchengladbach the chance to close within three points with a win in Dortmund.
Dortmund beats Bremen, claims honorary title in Bundesliga
BERLIN (AP) — Borussia Dortmund ground out a 2-1 home win over Werder Bremen to stretch its Bundesliga lead and take the honorary title of "autumn champion" on Saturday.
On the three previous occasions Dortmund finished the first half of the season as leader — in 1994, 1995, 2010 — the team went on to win the league.
"It doesn't mean much," Dortmund coach Lucien Favre said. "Thanks, but we still have two important games before the winter break."
Dortmund draws with Brugge to reach Champions League last 16
DORTMUND, Germany (AP) — Borussia Dortmund guaranteed its spot in the Champions League knockout stage after a 0-0 draw with Club Brugge on Wednesday.
The result left Dortmund second in Group A, two points behind Atletico Madrid — which beat Monaco 2-0 earlier to advance — and five ahead of Brugge, which is assured of third place.
Bayern Munich left bitter after Dortmund fans’ beer shower
The beer showers usually mark the end of the season for Bayern Munich as players and coaching staff celebrate their latest Bundesliga title by dousing each other in beer.
Club president Uli Hoeness and chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge can't have expected a beer shower after just 11 rounds of the league, but both were drenched by celebrating Borussia Dortmund fans after Paco Alcacer scored the winner in a 3-2 win over Bayern on Saturday.
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."
Dortmund relief as Reus scores late penalty to beat Union
BERLIN (AP) — Marco Reus was once again the hero in extra time for Borussia Dortmund.
Reus scored a 121st-minute penalty to give Dortmund a 3-2 win over Union Berlin in the second round of the German Cup on Wednesday.
The Dortmund captain had also scored in the 120th minute of the side's 2-1 win over Greuther Fuerth in the first round.
Germany calls up Emre Can after Havertz, Ruediger drop out
BERLIN (AP) — Germany coach Joachim Loew called up midfielder Emre Can for the upcoming UEFA Nations League games in the Netherlands and France after Kai Havertz and Antonio Ruediger dropped out on Monday.
Havertz has a bruised knee and needs to sit out training for the next few days, while Ruediger has groin problems, the German soccer federation said.
Confident Dortmund beats Monaco 3-0 in Champions League
DORTMUND, Germany (AP) — Paco Alcacer made up for a missed penalty by scoring on his first start for Borussia Dortmund, helping the German team beat Monaco 3-0 in the Champions League on Wednesday.
The Spanish striker, who joined Dortmund from Barcelona in the offseason, drove his penalty against the crossbar midway through the second half, then made up for it by eluding two defenders before blasting in Dortmund's second goal.
Dortmund comes back to beat Leverkusen 4-2 for league lead
BERLIN (AP) — Borussia Dortmund came from two goals down at Bayer Leverkusen to win 4-2 and take top spot in the Bundesliga on Saturday.
Dortmund looked flat and headed for a sure defeat with Leverkusen leading 2-0 at halftime thanks to goals from Mitchell Weiser and Jonathan Tah, but Marco Reus set up Jacob Bruun Larsen to pull one back in the 65th minute, then scored himself minutes later.
Dortmund scores 7 to deal Bayern challenge in Bundesliga
BERLIN (AP) — Borussia Dortmund finally delivered the performance its fans were waiting for, routing promoted Nuremberg 7-0 to become Bayern Munich's closest challenger in the Bundesliga on Wednesday.
Marco Reus scored twice to take his Dortmund tally to 100 as Lucien Favre's side took advantage of Bayern's draw with Augsburg on Tuesday to narrow the gap on the defending champion to two points after five games played.
Pulisic again rescues 10-man Dortmund from first defeat
BERLIN (AP) — He did it again.
Christian Pulisic came to Borussia Dortmund's rescue with a second goal in four days to salvage a 1-1 draw at Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga on Saturday.
The American midfielder, who scored Dortmund's late winner on his 20th birthday at Club Brugge in the Champions League on Tuesday, saved the side from its first defeat of the season. He got in ahead of a defender to turn Marco Reus' cross past Hoffenheim's Oliver Baumann with six minutes remaining.
Hannover holds Borussia Dortmund to 0-0 in Bundesliga
HANNOVER, Germany (AP) — Hannover held visiting Borussia Dortmund to the Bundesliga's first scoreless draw of the season to start the second round on Friday.
The home side dominated possession but Dortmund went closest in the first half. Marco Reus twice gave Hannover a scare before the break, Michael Esser's outstretched leg saving his first effort while the crossbar denied his second minutes later.
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.
Germany’s message after stunning winner: “We’re still alive”
SOCHI, Russia (AP) — In the aftermath to one of the most memorable victories in Germany's long history of success, Toni Kroos and Marco Reus had a message for the critics back home waiting to see them fail.
"We got a lot of criticism and some of it was justified," Kroos said. "We had the feeling that a lot of people in Germany would have been happy if we'd gone out today, but we don't make it that easy."
Kroos scores late to give Germany 2-1 win over Sweden
SOCHI, Russia (AP) — The desperate world champions from Germany were seconds from losing control of their World Cup fate when Toni Kroos whispered to Marco Reus just outside Sweden's penalty area.
With the score tied in the fifth minute of stoppage time, Kroos seemed to remind Reus of a tricky set play from training that will live in World Cup lore.
Bremen goalkeeper denies Dortmund 2nd place in Bundesliga
BERLIN (AP) — Borussia Dortmund failed to reclaim second place in the Bundesliga after being held 1-1 Sunday by Werder Bremen.
Bremen goalkeeper Jiri Pavlenka produced a host of excellent saves, especially in the second half, to keep Dortmund two points behind second-place Schalke with two rounds to go. Both teams look set to play in the Champions League next season with fifth-place Bayer Leverkusen four points behind Dortmund. The top four qualify.
Germany leaves Reus, Goetze out for games vs. Spain, Brazil
BERLIN (AP) — Germany coach Joachim Loew kept Marco Reus out of the national team squad for upcoming friendlies against Spain and Brazil, saying it was in the player's own interest.
Both Reus and Borussia Dortmund teammate Mario Goetze failed to make the 26-player squad on Friday for the defending world champion's games against Spain in Duesseldorf on March 23 and against Brazil in Berlin four days later.
DORTMUND, Germany (AP) — Germany forward Marco Reus has extended his contract with Borussia Dortmund by four years to 2023.
The Bundesliga club says Reus' earlier-than-expected decision to commit to his hometown side allows it to plan for the future.
Reus, who returned to Dortmund from Borussia Moenchengladbach in 2012, says he "used to dream of pulling on the black and yellow jersey and playing for this club ... I hope this sends a clear signal for the future."
Fans stay away in protest as Augsburg holds Dortmund 1-1
BERLIN (AP) — More than 27,000 fans stayed away as Augsburg held Borussia Dortmund to 1-1 in the second of the Bundesliga's unpopular Monday night games.
The supporters answered a call to boycott the match in protest - there were big gaps visible all over the Westfalenstadion, Germany's biggest with a capacity of over 81,360 - while those who did attend did little to add to the atmosphere.
Reus scores winner for Dortmund at ’Gladbach
BERLIN (AP) — Marco Reus scored his first Bundesliga goal of the season to give Borussia Dortmund a 1-0 win at his former team Borussia Moenchengladbach on Sunday.
Reus, Andre Schuerrle and Mario Goetze started for the first time together for Dortmund, and the three Germany teammates were all involved in the 32nd-minute goal.
Reus returns as Dortmund claims 500th Bundesliga win at home
BERLIN (AP) — Marco Reus made his first appearance of the season and Michy Batshuayi scored again as Borussia Dortmund defeated Hamburger SV 2-0 on Saturday for its 500th Bundesliga win at home.
Dortmund moved to third as it stretched its unbeaten run to seven games under Peter Stoeger, who gave defender Manuel Akanji his first start and Reus the captain's armband 259 days after the Germany forward sustained a cruciate ligament injury in the German Cup final.
Dortmund forward Jadon Sancho out weeks with ankle injury
DORTMUND, Germany (AP) — Borussia Dortmund forward Jadon Sancho has been ruled out for "several weeks" with an ankle injury.
The Bundesliga club says a scan revealed the 17-year-old Sancho suffered a ligament injury on Friday in the Bundesliga win at Cologne.
Sancho, who became the first English player to start for Dortmund in the Bundesliga, has made six appearances in the league since joining from Manchester City in the summer.
DORTMUND, Germany (AP) — Germany World Cup hero Mario Goetze is expected to return to training with Borussia Dortmund when the side reconvenes from its summer break on Friday.
Goetze hasn't played since January and was diagnosed in February with "metabolic disturbances" following months of recurring muscular problems.
The 25-year-old Goetze completed just four games in 11 Bundesliga appearances for Dortmund since returning from Bundesliga rival Bayern Munich last summer.
DORTMUND, Germany (AP) — Borussia Dortmund attacking midfielder Marco Reus has been ruled out for several months with a partial tear of the cruciate ligament in his right knee.
Reus suffered the injury in Saturday's German Cup final and Dortmund says, "Further examinations will be conducted over the next few days to determine what course of treatment is required. Borussia Dortmund will therefore not make any precise prognosis on the possible length of the player's absence."