Lewandowski scores as Bayern keeps pace with Dortmund
MUNICH (AP) — Robert Lewandowski made up for missing a penalty by scoring in a 4-1 win for Bayern Munich over Stuttgart on Sunday, ensuring his side kept pace with his former team Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga.
Lewandowski rounded Ron-Robert Zieler to score his 12th goal of the season in the 84th minute, keeping second-placed Bayern six points behind Dortmund after the 19th round. Dortmund routed Hannover 5-1 on Saturday.
Volland lifts Leverkusen to win over struggling Stuttgart
LEVERKUSEN, Germany (AP) — Kevin Volland recovered from a bad miss to score both of Bayer Leverkusen's goals in a 2-0 win over the Bundesliga's bottom-placed club Stuttgart on Friday.
In a meeting between teams who have performed well below expectations, Leverkusen missed good chances, particularly when Volland failed to hit the unguarded net on a counterattack in the 60th minute.
Stuttgart again fails to score in draw with Duesseldorf
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Stuttgart again failed to score Friday in a 0-0 draw against promoted Fortuna Duesseldorf in the Bundesliga.
Former Germany goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler was on form for Stuttgart, producing a fine reflex reaction to deny a deflected effort from American midfielder Alfredo Morales late on, having already done well to stop the visitors taking the lead.
Goretzka leads Bayern to 3-0 win at Stuttgart in Bundesliga
BERLIN (AP) — Leon Goretzka scored his first goal for Bayern Munich and set up another to lead the defending champions to a 3-0 win at Stuttgart in the Bundesliga on Saturday.
Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Mueller also scored and set up goals as Bayern delivered a statement of intent with a cohesive and committed performance to end Stuttgart coach Tayfun Korkut's seven-game unbeaten run at home.
Pulisic leads Dortmund to 3-0 win over Stuttgart
BERLIN (AP) — Borussia Dortmund recovered from a lackluster first half to beat Stuttgart 3-0 in the Bundesliga on Sunday, gaining some confidence for next weekend's Ruhr derby.
Christian Pulisic scored one goal, with a bit of luck, and set up Maximilian Philipp to seal the win as Dortmund consolidated third place ahead of the clash at second-place Schalke.
Dortmund's 6-0 rout by Bayern Munich in the previous round appeared to weigh down the home side.
American midfielder Christian Pulisic ended a four-month goal slump, scoring in spectacular fashion from the right flank to put Borussia Dortmund ahead in its 3-0 victory over Stuttgart in the German Bundesliga on Sunday.
BUNDESLIGA 2017-18: Guide to the 2 promoted teams
BERLIN (AP) — A look at Stuttgart and Hannover as the promoted teams prepare for the opening weekend of the Bundesliga.
Stuttgart, which won the Bundesliga in 2007, was relegated in 2016 but bounced straight back by winning the second division last season.
Leicester loses away again, 1-0 at Bournemouth
BOURNEMOUTH, England (AP) — Leicester's poor away form in its stuttering Premier League title defense continued with a 1-0 loss at Bournemouth on Tuesday.
Marc Pugh marked his first start of the season with the only goal at Vitality Stadium, scoring on the rebound in the 34th minute after Benik Afobe's shot was parried by goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler.