Defending Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich moved up to third with a 3-1 win at Werder Bremen as leaders Borussia Dortmund continued their march on the title with a 3-0 thumping of Wolfsburg Saturday.
Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich remain on course for a unique treble of trophies after crushing Werder Bremen 4-0 in the German Cup final on Saturday.
Bayer Leverkusen reclaimed top spot in the Bundesliga from Bayern Munich with a 2-2 draw at Werder Bremen to extend their unbeaten run to a record equaling 23 games.
Bayer Leverkusen took over at the top in Germany with a 2-0 win at Werder Bremen secured by two late goals from Arturo Vidal and and Manuel Friedrich.
Bayern Munich plummeted to ninth in the Bundesliga table as they crashed to a second consecutive league defeat with a 1-0 loss at Hanover on Saturday as Hamburg returned to the top.
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The Czech Republic sealed their place in Euro 2008 with a superb 3-0 Group D victory over Germany, who had already secured their qualification.
Italian World Cup winner Luca Toni worked his scoring magic again as Bayern Munich won 1-0 at Bayer Leverkusen to go four points clear in the Bundesliga on Saturday.
Werder Bremen central defender Per Mertesacker will miss most of the season after suffering a knee injury in Sunday's 1-0 win over Nuremberg.
Germany coach Joachim Loew has decided to release eight senior players, including captain Michael Ballack, from his squad to face Denmark in a friendly on Wednesday.
Werder Bremen took back top spot in the Bundesliga with a comfortable 3-0 victory at home to Hanover on Sunday.
Werder Bremen beat Chelsea 1-0 on Wednesday, a result that kept them firmly in the running for a place in the last 16 of the Champions League while sending Chelsea through.
Central defender Per Mertesacker is back in the German squad after recovering from the heel injury he sustained in the World Cup finals.
Dinamo Zagreb defender Jens Nowotny is out of Germany's first two European Championship qualifying matches next month, according to the German Football Federation.
Werder Bremen clinched the signing of German international defender Per Mertesacker from Hanover on Tuesday for a fee of five million euros ($6.4 million).
FIFA will investigate the incidents that led to players and officials from Germany and Argentina clashing on the pitch after the World Cup hosts won their quarterfinal penalty shootout.
France coach Raymond Domenech has called up Juventus defender Jonathan Zebina for the first time, in his squad for next month's World Cup Group Four qualifiers against Ireland and Cyprus.
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