BERLIN (AP) — These are strange times in the Bundesliga.
American forward Jordan Pefok and Sheraldo Becker scored again Sunday to fire Union Berlin back to the top of the German league with a 2-0 win over Wolfsburg.
BERLIN (AP) — Sadio Mané had two goals ruled out through VAR but Bayern Munich still managed to beat Wolfsburg 2-0 in the Bundesliga on Sunday.
Mané thought he’d opened the scoring in the 19th minute and his celebrations were cut short again in the 75th after another lengthy VAR review.
PARIS (AP) — Marseille is under pressure to hold onto second place in the French league and will need Dimitri Payet in his best form to secure automatic entry into next season's Champions League.
The 35-year-old Payet is enjoying one of the best seasons of his career, and is on course to beat his career record for most goals in a season.
MONACO (AP) — Monaco appointed coach Philippe Clement on a 2 1/2-year deal on Monday after firing Niko Kovac during the midseason break.
The 2017 French league champion said on its website that the 47-year-old Clement signed on until June 2024 from Belgian side Club Brugge.
MONACO (AP) — Monaco has fired coach Niko Kovac with the club sixth in the French league at the mid-season break.
Monaco said in a statement Saturday that Kovac was informed of the decision on Thursday during a meeting, adding that reserve team coach Stephane Nado will take over in an interim role for Sunday's French Cup game at second-tier Quevilly-Rouen.
PARIS (AP) — Marseille lost for the first time in the French league this season when it was beaten 3-2 by Lens in a thrilling match on Sunday.
Dimitri Payet's two goals drew Marseille level at 2-2 at the break, but substitute Wesley Said's header proved enough to give Lens victory and move it above Marseille into second spot.