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Sunday, May 24, 2020

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Timo Werner’s hat-trick helps RB Leipzig crush Mainz; Schalke crisis deepens

May 24, 2020 9:56:51 pm

Timo Werner opened the scoring for RB Leipzig in the 11th minute and became the club's all-time top scorer with his third in the 75th minute — his 24th goal of the season.

Thousands of replica fans take over Bundesliga stadium

May 24, 2020 10:38:42 am

Around 13,000 cutouts filled the stands on Saturday as Borussia Mönchengladbach hosted Bayer Leverkusen in a Bundesliga game which could help decide Champions League qualification.

Bayern Munich cruise past Frankfurt 5-2 to stay on title track

May 24, 2020 9:14:08 am

Bayern, chasing a record-extending eighth straight league crown, next face Dortmund in the league’s big game on Tuesday and victory there would send them seven points clear.

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Dimitrij Nazarov celebrates with hug for driver he says saved his life

May 24, 2020 8:52:23 am

Dimitrij Nazarov ran to the sideline after scoring from a header for Erzgebirge Aue against Nuremberg in the second division on Friday and embraced team official Thomas Romeyke.

Premier League

Two more positive coronavirus tests in Premier League

May 24, 2020 8:29:10 am

Since the players returned to limited group training on Tuesday, eight positive tests for the virus have been confirmed from England’s top-flight clubs.

Dortmund ease past Wolfsburg to stay in title hunt; Havertz helps Leverkusen

May 23, 2020 9:18:08 pm

While Borussia Dortmund scored a goal in each half through Raphael Guerreiro and Achraf Hakimi to beat hosts VfL Wolfsburg 2-0, Bayer Leverkusen registered a 3-1 win at Borussia Monchengladbach.

‘India’s U17 players have improved under my charge’: Thomas Dennerby

May 23, 2020 9:10:17 pm

Thomas Dennerby, who took Sweden to a third-place finish in the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup, said the Indian girls have made improvements since he took over as head coach.

Mario Gotze to leave Borussia Dortmund at end of season

May 23, 2020 8:39:53 pm

Mario Gotze has played 218 times for Dortmund in two spells with the club but has struggled to earn game time this season. He's played just 20 minutes in all competitions this year.

La Liga will be allowed to resume from June 8, says Spanish Prime Minister

May 23, 2020 8:44:02 pm

La Liga was suspended with 11 rounds of fixtures still to be completed. Barcelona lead the table, two points above Real Madrid, with Sevilla 11 points back in third place.

Mauricio Pochettino, former Spurs manager, open to Premier League return

May 23, 2020 5:33:08 pm

According to reports, Mauricio Pochettino is among the top contenders to replace Steve Bruce at Newcastle United if a proposed Saudi-backed takeover of the club goes through.

N’Golo Kante to miss rest of season due to Covid-19 concerns, claim reports

May 23, 2020 4:52:44 pm

N'Golo Kante was present at Chelsea’s Cobham training base on Tuesday but he has since been given permission to train at home after expressing concerns, British media reported.

Manchester United sues makers of ‘Football Manager’ game over use of name

May 23, 2020 1:23:44 pm

Manchester United is suing the makers of the “Football Manager” video game series for allegedly infringing its trademark by using the club’s name.

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Bald truth: Cincinnati MLS team tweets wrong photo of coach Jaap Stam

May 23, 2020 11:08:42 am

Jaap Stam told the team’s website that he’s thankful for the attention the mistake brought to his hiring. He said he’s accustomed to such mistaken identity.

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Mexico cancels soccer season because of coronavirus pandemic

May 23, 2020 10:07:01 am

Teams had played 10 of the Clausura’s 17 dates before suspending play March 15. The league said in a statement Friday that restrictions caused by the health emergency made it impossible to continue without putting people at risk.

‘No rush for Kai Havertz to join Premier League’: Dimitar Berbatov

May 22, 2020 6:58:36 pm

The 20-year-old attacking midfielder scored twice in Leverkusen’s 4-1 victory over Werder Bremen on Monday, fuelling reports of interest from the likes of Premier League champions-elect Liverpool.

Danish Superliga’s Aarhus GF opens first-ever ‘virtual grandstand’ for fans

May 23, 2020 8:10:00 am

Aarhus GF will allow fans to be present via the video conferencing tool Zoom, with their feed displayed on several screens that face the pitch, when they will play Randers on May 28.

Premier League facing issue of two Saudi owned clubs

May 23, 2020 8:09:56 am

The question the league must determine is whether Sheffield United, owned by the Saudi Crown Prince's cousin, would be at risk of coming under the influence of Newcastle’s potential majority owners.

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says will not tolerate personal agendas

May 22, 2020 9:07:43 am

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who was appointed permanent manager in March last year, said there were players who did not put the team first resulting in a loss of form towards the end of the season.

Italy’s heritage authority allows San Siro demolition

May 22, 2020 9:07:05 am

Serie A clubs AC Milan and Inter Milan, respectively owned by US fund Elliott and Chinese electronic retailer Suning, last year filed a request to jointly build a new 60,000-seater stadium in the San Siro area.

Giorgio Chiellini admires Luis Suarez for biting him at World Cup

May 22, 2020 8:38:16 am

“Malice is part of football, I wouldn’t call it illegitimate. To get past a rival you have to be smart,” the Juventus captain said in the book “Io, Giorgio”.

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