DUSSELDORF, Germany - There was a trophy, there were medals and there were commemorative T-shirts. Only the fans were missing as Bayern Munich celebrated its title on Saturday and the Bundesliga breathed a sigh of relief. The restart plan worked."This isn&# ...
Jun 29, 2020
BREMEN, Germany - For the eighth straight year, Bayern Munich's players celebrated winning the Bundesliga title.This celebration, though, was unlike any of the previous seven.The players' cheers echoed around an empty stadium after a 1-0 win at ...
Jun 17, 2020
BERLIN - Leverkusen boosted its Champions League hopes while extending Schalke's lengthy winless run in the Bundesliga with a 1-1 draw on Sunday.A VAR penalty call looked to have put Schalke on course for its first victory at the ...
Jun 15, 2020
VOLKLINGEN, Germany - Fourth-division Saarbrucken's record-breaking run to the German Cup semifinals came to an end with a 3-0 loss to Bayer Leverkusen in an empty stadium on Tuesday.The coronavirus pandemic deprived Saarbrücken of the home ...
Jun 10, 2020
BERLIN - Bayer Leverkusen substitute Florian Wirtz has become the youngest person to score a goal in the Bundesliga at age 17 years, 34 days, with an impressive strike against Bayern Munich on Saturday.The attacking midfielder came on for the second half ...
Jun 7, 2020
FIFA urged football competition organizers on Monday to apply "common sense" and consider not sanctioning players demanding justice for George Floyd during matches.The recognition by Fifa of the "depth of sentiment" over Floyd's death came in a rare statement ...
Jun 2, 2020
BERLIN - The German football federation has defended its decision to assess whether four young Bundesliga players who made gestures in solidarity with George Floyd over the weekend must face sanctions.The DFB also said on Monday that Jadon Sancho's booking ...
Jun 2, 2020
BERLIN - Cologne forward Anthony Modeste became the latest Bundesliga player to make a statement in solidarity with George Floyd after scoring against Leipzig on Monday.The French striker scored in the second half and stood briefly with his right palm facing out ...
Jun 2, 2020
TO most watching Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho remove his jersey to reveal a handwritten "Justice for George Floyd" message on his undershirt, it was a powerful expression of activism on a soccer field.To the Bundesliga referee overseeing that game, it ...
Jun 1, 2020
MUNICH - Robert Lewandowski scored twice as Bayern Munich took a confident step closer to an eighth straight German title with a 5-0 demolition of Fortuna Düsseldorf in an empty stadium on Saturday.With five games remaining, Bayern moved into a ...
May 31, 2020
FREIBURG, Germany - Kai Havertz scored his fifth goal since the Bundesliga restart to lift Bayer Leverkusen to a 1-0 win over Freiburg and back into the thick of the Champions League qualifying fight on Friday (Saturday, Manila time).The 20-year- ...
May 30, 2020
BERLIN - Joshua Kimmich's long-range lob put Bayern Munich on the verge of another Bundesliga title.Kimmich's goal gave Bayern a 1-0 win over closest rival Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday, moving his team a huge step closer ...
May 27, 2020
BERLIN - Leipzig seemed to enjoy playing in an empty stadium with no protesters as it routed host Mainz, 5-0, to move third in the Bundesliga on Sunday. Germany forward Timo Werner scored a hat trick.Leipzig has got used to protests ...
May 25, 2020
DUSSELDORF, Germany - Even when German fans are stuck at home, they can still be seen in the stadium.Around 13,000 cutouts filled the stands on Saturday as Borussia Mönchengladbach hosted Bayer Leverkusen in a Bundesliga game which could help decide ...
May 24, 2020
BERLIN - Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund warmed up for what is sure to be their quietest ever Bundesliga clash by winning their respective games on Saturday.In stadiums with no spectators due to strict hygiene measures against the coronavirus, Bayern routed Eintracht ...
May 24, 2020
BERLIN - Hertha Berlin defeated city rival Union Berlin 4-0 in a subdued derby amid the Bundesliga's strict hygiene measures against the coronavirus on Friday.No fans were allowed into the game, the first in the German league's ...
May 23, 2020
BREMEN, Germany - Bayer Leverkusen cruised past Werder Bremen 4-1 as the Bundesliga completed its first full round of games on Monday after resuming competition.German soccer has so far avoided major pitfalls in three days of games following a two-month ...
May 19, 2020
MANCHESTER, England - After watching the Bundesliga resume, English Premier League clubs will try on Monday to agree on protocols to allow a return to training during the coronavirus pandemic.Teams have already started checking players and coaches for the coronavirus, with a ...
May 18, 2020
DEFENDING champion Bayern Munich returned to action Sunday with a 2-0 win at Union Berlin as the restart of German football continued in empty stadiums.Players' shouts echoed off the rows of concrete terracing around Union's stadium as ...
May 18, 2020
DÜSSELDORF, Germany - The coronavirus pandemic has changed almost everything about soccer in Germany, except Bayern Munich's chances of winning.The seven-time defending champions are still the team to beat.When the Bundesliga resumes on Saturday (Sunday, Manila time) ...
May 15, 2020
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