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...
Bayern extends lead in Bundesliga to 4 points
MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich extended its lead in the Bundesliga to four points with a 1-0 win over Werder Bremen on Saturday.
Center back Niklas Sule scored in the 75th minute with Bayern's...
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...
BERLIN (AP) — Milot Rashica is blossoming at Werder Bremen, where the young Kosovo forward's standout performances are sure to prompt offers from rival clubs.
LEIPZIG, Germany (AP) — A German federal court has ruled that authorities can in principle bill soccer clubs for the extra cost of policing high-risk matches.
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.
PRAGUE (AP) — Patrik Schick has recovered from an unspecified injury to be selected in the Czech Republic squad playing England to open 2020 European Championship qualifying next week.
Schalke’s 4-2 loss in Bremen leaves coach on brink
BERLIN (AP) — Werder Bremen came from behind to beat Schalke 4-2 on Friday and leave coach Domenico Tedesco's job on the line after his side's third consecutive Bundesliga defeat.
MOENCHENGLADBACH, Germany (AP) — Robert Lewandowski's double blast in Bayern Munich's 5-1 win at Borussia Moenchengladbach on Saturday helped him tie the record for goals scored in the Bundesliga...
Josh Sargent agrees to long-term contract with Werder Bremen
American forward Josh Sargent has signed a long-term contract extension with Werder Bremen, a deal announced four days after the 19-year-old American made his first Bundesliga start.
Bremen’s European hopes hit by 1-1 draw with Stuttgart
BREMEN, Germany (AP) — Werder Bremen's European hopes were damaged by a 1-1 home draw with Stuttgart in the Bundesliga Friday.
Bremen had been hoping to get closer to Wolfsburg, which...
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...
Claudio Pizarro still setting Bundesliga records
BERLIN (AP) — At 40 years old and still scoring goals, Claudio Pizarro isn't ready to retire just yet.
The veteran Werder Bremen striker became the oldest player to score in the Bundesliga with the last kick of the game in a 1-1 draw at Hertha Berlin on Saturday, gaining what could be a crucial point in his team's quest for European qualification.
"I'm very proud that I scored the goal," said Pizarro, who was 40 years, 136 days old when he scored.
Pizarro nets late to become Bundesliga’s oldest goal-scorer
BERLIN (AP) — Claudio Pizarro scored in the sixth minute of injury time to salvage a 1-1 draw for Werder Bremen at Hertha Berlin and become the oldest ever goal-scorer in the Bundesliga on Saturday.
Pizarro, aged 40 years and 136 days, broke the previous record held by Bremen midfielder Miroslav "Mirko" Votava (40 years, 121 days) from 1996, when he fired his free kick through a host of Hertha legs and past the helpless Rune Jarstein in goal.
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.
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.
Bremen wins on penalties to send Dortmund out of German Cup
BERLIN (AP) — Werder Bremen goalkeeper Jiri Pavlenka saved two penalties to knock Borussia Dortmund out of the German Cup after his team twice came from behind in extra time of their third-round match on Tuesday.
Max Kruse scored the decisive penalty kick for Bremen to win the shootout 4-2 after equalizers from Claudio Pizarro and Martin Harnik secured a 3-3 draw after extra time.
Hoffenheim alerts police to drone flown in training session
SINSHEIM, Germany (AP) — Hoffenheim has alerted police to a drone allegedly flown by a Werder Bremen scout over its final training session before the teams' 1-1 draw in the Bundesliga on Wednesday.
The flying of drones over gatherings of people is forbidden in Germany, and Hoffenheim club spokesman Holger Kliem tells news agency dpa that the police has already begun its investigation.
Wright gets 1st goal, 8th American to score in Bundesliga
Haji Wright became the second young American in less than two weeks to score his first Bundesliga goal.
The 20-year-old forward from Los Angeles scored in first-half stoppage time with the help of fellow American Weston McKennie, Schalke's only goal of the night in a 2-1 loss to visiting Bayer Levekusen on Wednesday.
Dortmund on course for Bundesliga with Klopp joining praise
BERLIN (AP) — Borussia Dortmund is the Bundesliga's "autumn champion," though that's not a title they really seem to care about.
Dortmund came through a tough game against Werder Bremen on Saturday to win 2-1 and claim the honorary title awarded to the league leader after the opening half of the season.
"It doesn't mean much," Dortmund coach Lucien Favre said.
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."
Bundesliga takes notice of US teen Sargent’s scoring debut
BERLIN (AP) — Still only 18 but with one Bundesliga goal from one Bundesliga match, United States forward Josh Sargent is already being touted as a possible heir to Claudio Pizarro.
Sargent scored for Werder Bremen with his first touch two minutes after coming on as a substitute in his league debut against Fortuna Duesseldorf on Friday. Pizarro, who has scored more goals (194) than any other foreign player in the Bundesliga, is 40 with his one-year deal over at the end of the 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 drawn at Hertha Berlin in 3rd round of German Cup
BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich faces another trip to Hertha Berlin in the third round of the German Cup, while Borussia Dortmund was drawn against Werder Bremen on Sunday.
Bayern lost last season's cup final to Eintracht Frankfurt in Berlin's Olympiastadion in May, and then had its first league defeat of this season at Hertha Berlin in September.
Leverkusen eases pressure with 6-2 win at Bremen
BERLIN (AP) — Bayer Leverkusen eased the pressure on coach Heiko Herrlich with a 6-2 win at Werder Bremen, denying the hosts the chance to go second in the Bundesliga on Sunday.
Karim Bellarabi scored one and set up two more as Leverkusen claimed its third win from nine games to finish the weekend in 12th place. Bremen remained fourth, four points behind leader Borussia Dortmund.
Moenchengladbach misses chance to join leader Dortmund
FREIBURG, Germany (AP) — Second-place Borussia Moenchengladbach missed the chance to move level on points with Bundesliga leader Borussia Dortmund after losing 3-1 at Freiburg on Friday.
Moenchengladbach's night started badly when forward Nils Petersen put Freiburg ahead with a penalty in the first minute. But the visitors equalized from the penalty spot after 20 minutes through Thorgan Hazard, the younger brother of Belgium and Chelsea star Eden Hazard.
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.
Claudio Pizarro, 40, helps Werder Bremen beat Wolfsburg 2-0
BREMEN, Germany (AP) — Two days after his 40th birthday, Claudio Pizarro came off the bench to set up Werder Bremen's insurance goal in a 2-0 win over Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga on Friday.
Pizarro played the ball in for fellow substitute Johannes Eggestein to score with four minutes remaining.
Bundesliga fans protest commercialization with silence
BERLIN (AP) — Bundesliga games kicked off to uncustomary silence on Tuesday as fans protested against inconvenient kick-off times, increased ticket prices and the general commercialization of the game.
Germany goalkeeper Trapp seals return to Frankfurt from PSG
BERLIN (AP) — Germany goalkeeper Kevin Trapp returned to Eintracht Frankfurt from Paris Saint-Germain and Nuri Sahin joined Werder Bremen from Borussia Dortmund on Friday, the last day of the Bundesliga's transfer window.
Trapp, who spent three seasons at PSG after joining from Frankfurt in 2015, returned on loan for the season while Danish goalkeeper Frederik Ronnow struggles with knee problems. Frankfurt signed Ronnow in the offseason to replace the Bayer Leverkusen-bound Lukas Hradecky.
DORTMUND, Germany (AP) — Morocco right back Achraf Hakimi is joining Borussia Dortmund on a two-year loan from Real Madrid.
Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc says, "Hakimi is a young, very dynamic outside defender, who has already played at the highest level for the Moroccan national team and Real Madrid."
The 19-year-old Hakimi made nine appearances in the Spanish league and played in two Champions League games for Real Madrid last season.
CHICAGO (AP) — With no World Cup to prepare for, the United States announced a roster devoid of the veterans who failed to qualify for this year's tournament and filled with youth who could take the field 4½ years from now in Qatar.
Midfielder Julian Green returns to the U.S. national team for the first time in two years, joining star midfielder Christian Pulisic in the group picked for the May 28 exhibition against Bolivia at Chester, Pennsylvania, outside Philadelphia.
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.
HANNOVER, Germany (AP) — Hannover defeated Werder Bremen 2-1 to end its five-game losing streak and all but secure Bundesliga survival on Friday.
The visitors went closest early on but Martin Harnik broke the deadlock when he got his toe to Miiko Albornoz' cross and beat Bremen goalkeeper Jiri Pavlenka at the near post.
Felix Klaus made it 2-0 before the break, converting on the rebound after Marvin Bakalorz struck the post.
BERLIN (AP) — Werder Bremen defeated Eintracht Frankfurt 2-1 at home in the Bundesliga on Sunday to further ease any relegation worries.
Bremen, which had been in the relegation zone until the 20th round, is now 10 points clear with six games remaining.
BREMEN, Germany (AP) — Werder Bremen defeated Cologne 3-1 at home to ease its relegation worries in the third of the Bundesliga's unpopular Monday night games.
Maximilian Eggestein sealed the win in the last minute to lift Bremen five points clear of the relegation zone and leave Cologne on the bottom, eight points from safety with eight games to play.
VENLO, Netherlands (AP) — German forward Lennart Thy will miss a week's training with VVV-Venlo and the Dutch side's next league game in order to help a leukemia patient.
The club says Thy, who is loan from German side Werder Bremen, requested the week off so he can donate blood to enable doctors to generate stem cells that could make a transplant possible for a leukemia patient and possibly save their life.
BERLIN (AP) — Relegation-troubled Werder Bremen came from behind to earn a morale-boosting 2-2 draw at Borussia Moenchengladbach in the Bundesliga on Friday.
The point lifted Bremen three points clear of the drop zone ahead of the rest of the 25th round.
Bremen, Stuttgart win to ease Bundesliga relegation fears
BERLIN (AP) — Werder Bremen and Stuttgart managed to ease their Bundesliga relegation worries on Sunday with home wins.
Bremen enjoyed a 3-1 victory over Wolfsburg in the late game, while Daniel Ginczek's early goal was enough for Stuttgart's 1-0 win against Borussia Moenchengladbach.
It was Tayfun Korkut's first win in his second game as Stuttgart coach.
"We turned last week's point to gold," said Korkut, whose side moved four points above the relegation zone with 12 rounds remaining.
Bayern beats Mainz 2-0 for 18-point Bundesliga lead
BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich continued its march to a record-extending sixth consecutive Bundesliga title by beating Mainz 2-0 on Saturday.
Second-placed Bayer Leverkusen was held at Freiburg to 0-0, and Schalke lost at home to relegation-threatened Werder Bremen 2-1, as Bayern increased its already commanding lead to 18 points with 13 games remaining.
Mueller’s 100th Bundesliga goal as Bayern gets 16-point lead
BERLIN (AP) — Thomas Mueller took his Bundesliga tally to 100 goals to help Bayern Munich stretch its considerable league lead even further Sunday with a 4-2 win over visiting Werder Bremen.
"It's always nice to score," the Germany forward said. "I didn't have the mark in mind, but of course it's nice. I'll take the day with me to bed."
Schalke goes 2nd in Bundesliga, Werder Bremen finally wins
BERLIN (AP) — Guido Burgstaller scored late for Schalke to beat visiting Hamburger SV 2-0 and move second in the Bundesliga on Sunday.
Franco di Santo's early penalty got the home side underway as it stretched its unbeaten run in the league to six games.
Hamburg's Gideon Jung gave away the spot kick in the 16th minute with a clumsy challenge on Yevhen Konoplyanka.
Werder Bremen makes Kohfeldt coach to end of year
BREMEN, Germany (AP) — Werder Bremen is placing its trust in former under-23 coach Florian Kohfeldt to lead the side as coach at least until the end of the year.
The Bundesliga side, which appointed Kohfeldt on an interim basis after firing Alexander Nouri as coach on Oct. 30, says it has ended its search for a replacement for now.
Bundesliga: Bremen still winless after Frankfurt’s late win
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Sebastien Haller struck late for Eintracht Frankfurt to beat struggling Werder Bremen 2-1 on Friday and deny the visiting side a point in its first Bundesliga game since firing its coach.
Former under-23 coach Florian Kohfeldt took over from the sacked Alexander Nouri in an attempt to steer Bremen to its first win at the 11th attempt, but his side was hanging on for what would have been just its sixth point, until Haller scored in the 89th minute.
Bremen fires coach Alexander Nouri after 10 winless games
BREMEN, Germany (AP) — Bundesliga club Werder Bremen fired coach Alexander Nouri on Monday after the team failed to win any of its first 10 league games this season.
Bremen parted with Nouri and assistant Markus Feldhoff a day after Bremen lost 3-0 at home against Augsburg. Under-23 coach Florian Kohfeldt will take charge of the team ahead of Friday's league match against Eintracht Frankfurt, the club said.
Gregoritsch scores 2 as Augsburg beats Werder Bremen 3-0
Austria forward Michael Gregoritsch scored twice for Augsburg in a 3-0 win at struggling Werder Bermen in the Bundesliga on Sunday.
Gregoritsch scored in each half, either side of a penalty from Iceland striker Alfred Finnbogason in first-half stoppage time.
Gregoritsch has been in good form this season and improved his tally to five in nine league games.
The defeat keeps Bremen in relegation trouble with five points from 10 games. Augsburg is ninth with 15 points.
Cologne, Bremen’s wait for 1st Bundesliga win continues
BERLIN (AP) — Cologne and Werder Bremen played out a goalless draw that left both sides still searching for their first win after nine rounds of the Bundesliga on Sunday.
"We have to get back on track sometime," Bremen coach Alexander Nouri said.
Bremen still waiting for win, ’Gladbach 5th in Bundesliga
BERLIN (AP) — Werder Bremen's wait for its first Bundesliga win of the season continued Sunday after losing 2-0 at home to Borussia Moenchengladbach.
The visitors were clearly better in the first half and took the lead when Lars Stindl eluded a defender and curled the ball inside the far post from a difficult angle.
Jannik Vestergaard then scored against his former side with a powerful header from a corner to make it 2-0 around the half-hour mark. The Danish defender kept his celebration in check.
Werder Bremen to sign 17-year-old American Josh Sargent
Josh Sargent, a 17-year-old forward who has starred on U.S. youth teams, has agreed to sign with Werder Bremen.
The German Bundesliga team said Wednesday that Sargent will sign a professional contract on Feb. 20, his 18th birthday.
Sargent had four goals and one assist at this year's Under-20 World Cup and is slated to be part of the American team at the Under-17 World Cup next month.
Sargent is from O'Fallon, Missouri, and plays for the St. Louis Scott Gallagher Club.