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Bayern Munich and Werder Bremen enjoyed five-goal romps and champions Borussia Dortmund also secured a fine win in the German Bundesliga Saturday.

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Man United top group despite being heldupdated: Tue Dec 07 2010 17:44:00

Manchester United have qualified for the last 16 of the Champions League as Group C winners, despite being held 1-1 at home to Valencia on Tuesday.

Hannover close gap on German leadersupdated: Sat Oct 23 2010 15:51:00

Hannover climbed up to third place in the German Bundesliga with a 2-1 win over struggling Cologne on Saturday, coming almost a year after former captain Robert Enke committed suicide.

SI.com: Ralph Honigstein: Werder Bremen's defensive flaws still an issueupdated: Fri Oct 22 2010 09:07:00

Some goals Werder Bremen conceded in the 4-0 drubbing at Internazionale last month were so soft that Italian football paper Gazzetta dello Sport rechristened the team "Werder Crema." It was a charitable assessment; Gazzetta easily could have reached for a stronger Italian word.

Fabiano to stay with Sevilla after signing new two-year dealupdated: Mon Aug 30 2010 13:51:00

Luis Fabiano has penned a new two-year deal with Sevilla to end speculation he was set to leave the La Liga club.

Real Madrid and AC Milan paired in 'Group of Death'updated: Thu Aug 26 2010 16:05:00

Nine-time winners Real Madrid were handed a monumental task as the draw for the group stages of this season's Champions League was made in Monaco on Thursday.

Ruud's double sinks 10-man Schalke as promoted sides profit in Germanyupdated: Sat Aug 21 2010 15:26:00

St. Pauli and Kaiserslautern both won on their return to the German Bundesliga on Saturday, while last season's runners-up Schalke and fellow title hopefuls Werder Bremen suffered defeats.

Werder Bremen begin life without Ozil by beating Sampdoriaupdated: Wed Aug 18 2010 17:57:00

German side Werder Bremen showed no hangover from the Mesut Ozil transfer saga as they beat ten-man Sampdoria 3-1 in the first leg of their Champions League playoff.

Bayern Munich crowned Bundesliga championsupdated: Sat May 08 2010 14:33:00

Bayern Munich clinched the Bundesliga title for a record 22nd time thanks to a 3-1 away win over relegated Hertha Berlin on the final day of the German season.

Jubilant Bayern on brink of Bundesliga title as Schalke slip upupdated: Sat May 01 2010 14:20:00

Bayern Munich were left tantalizingly close to a 22nd German Bundesliga title after closest rivals Schalke suffered a 2-0 defeat at home to third-placed Werder Bremen in the penultimate round of the league season on Saturday.

Robben snatches victory for Bayernupdated: Sat Jan 23 2010 15:37:00

A wonder goal from Arjen Robben helped Bayern Munich snatch a 3-2 away victory over Werder Bremen which fired them back to the top of the German Bundesliga table for at least 24 hours.

Ozil masterclass puts Bremen on topupdated: Sat Nov 21 2009 13:38:00

Werder Bremen snatched top spot in the German Bundesliga after crushing Freiburg 6-0 on Saturday, as young playmaker Mesut Ozil stole the show.

Arsenal see off Liverpool in cupupdated: Wed Oct 28 2009 18:37:00

Arsenal's youngsters condemned Liverpool to their fifth defeat in six games with a 2-1 victory at the Emirates Stadium to reach the quarterfinals of the English League Cup on Wednesday night.

Werder Bremen go clear in Europa Cup groupupdated: Thu Oct 01 2009 17:26:00

German side Werder Bremen moved three points clear at the top of Europa League Group L after seeing off Athletic Bilbao 3-1 despite losing Peter Niemeyer to a red card just five minutes after he appeared as a second-half substitute.

Champions Shakhtar stroll to Europa victoryupdated: Thu Sep 17 2009 17:47:00

Defending champions Shakhtar Donetsk opened the group stages of UEFA's new-look Europa League with a comfortable 4-1 win away to Belgian club Bruges on Thursday night.

Werder Bremen complete Pizarro signingupdated: Tue Aug 18 2009 13:06:00

German Bundesliga side Werder Bremen have re-signed Peruvian striker Claudio Pizarro from English Premier League Chelsea on a permanent basis after he impressed on loan at the Weserstadion last season.

Werder Bremen closing in on Pizarro signingupdated: Mon Aug 17 2009 12:56:00

Werder Bremen sporting director Klaus Allofs claims he is closing in on the signing of Peruvian striker Claudio Pizarro from Chelsea.

Midfielder Borowski returns to Werder Bremenupdated: Wed Jul 22 2009 11:36:00

Germany international midfielder Tim Borowski has rejoined Werder Bremen from Bayern Munich on a three-year contract, with the option of a further year at the Weserstadion.

Shakhtar target Champions League successupdated: Thu May 21 2009 11:42:00

Shakhtar Donetsk are setting their sights on Champions League glory after beating Werder Bremen to become the final-ever winners of the UEFA Cup.

Hamburg through despite second leg defeatupdated: Thu Apr 16 2009 17:10:00

Bundesliga title chasers Hamburg are through to the last four of the UEFA Cup, where they will face compatriots Werder Bremen, after defeating 10-man Manchester City 4-3 on aggregate despite losing the second leg of their quarterfinal 2-1 on Thursday.

In-form Podolski returns to Germany foldupdated: Thu Mar 19 2009 15:59:00

Germany coach Joachim Loew has recalled Bayern Munich striker Lukas Podolski to his squad for the World Cup qualifiers against Liechtenstein in Leipzig on March 28 and Wales in Cardiff on April 1.

Holders Zenit derailed with Udinese defeatupdated: Thu Mar 12 2009 18:27:00

Zenit St.Petersburg slipped up in their defense of their defense of the UEFA Cup as the Russian side went down 2-0 to Udinese on Thursday night.

Voronin on target as Hertha go top againupdated: Sat Feb 28 2009 13:33:00

On loan Andrey Voronin scored another vital goal as Hertha Berlin beat bottom club Borussia Moenchengladbach 2-1 to go back to the top of the Bundesliga on Saturday.

Hoffenheim back on top with new home winupdated: Sat Jan 31 2009 14:05:00

Hoffenheim celebrated the first match in their new Rhein-Neckar Arena stadium with a 2-0 win over struggling Energie Cottbus to go back to the top of the Bundesliga.

SI.com: Gabriele Marcotti: At midseason, Europe's big boys are stinking it upupdated: Mon Dec 22 2008 15:14:00

With the European seasons just about at the halfway mark, there seems to be one overriding theme. Every one of the big boys (except Barcelona) is generally stinking it up. Some more so, some less so, admittedly.

Milan take on Werder Bremen in UEFA Cupupdated: Fri Dec 19 2008 09:48:00

Italian giants AC Milan will face Bundesliga side Werder Bremen in the last 32 of the UEFA Cup as they continue in their quest to win the only major European trophy that has so far eluded them.

Hoffenheim stay top as Bayern move upupdated: Wed Oct 29 2008 18:01:00

Bundesliga's newcomers Hoffenheim went back to the top of the German standings with a 3-1 win at VfL Bochum on Wednesday.

Late goals put Bayer Leverkusen on topupdated: Tue Oct 28 2008 17:33:00

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.

Adriano seals narrow victory for Inter Milanupdated: Wed Oct 22 2008 17:16:00

Brazilian international Adriano scored the only goal of the match on the stroke of halftime to give Inter Milan a 1-0 win over Champions League newcomers Anorthosis Famagusta.

Late Klose goal ends Bayern win droughtupdated: Sat Oct 18 2008 14:23:00

Germany striker Miroslav Klose struck just four minutes from time to give Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich a 1-0 win at Karlsruhe -- their first victory in four league games.

Late Bochum rally stuns stumbling Bayernupdated: Sat Oct 04 2008 14:06:00

Bayern Munich's dismal start to the Bundesliga season continued on Saturday as they were held to a home 3-3 draw by struggling VfL Bochum.

Bayern sunk again by Huszti free kickupdated: Sat Sep 27 2008 12:38:00

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.

Just who exactly are CFR Cluj?updated: Fri Sep 19 2008 12:56:00

They may be well known in their domestic leagues, but in terms of international football, Anorthosis Famagusta and CFR Cluj-Napoca are something of a mystery.

Hoffenheim lead Bundesliga after second winupdated: Sat Aug 23 2008 13:58:00

Newly-promoted Hoffenheim sit atop the Bundesliga after two rounds after beating Borussia Moenchengladbach 1-0 on Saturday for their second straight win.

Schalke start campaign in impressive styleupdated: Sat Aug 16 2008 16:30:00

Schalke made an impressive start to their Bundesliga campaign as two goals from Kevin Kuranyi saw them beat Hannover 3-0 on Saturday while newly-promoted Hoffenheim also won 3-0 at Energie Cottbus.

23-man squads for Euro 2008 finalsupdated: Thu Jun 05 2008 12:54:00

Listed below are complete squad lists for the 16 finalists at Euro 2008.

Bayern one point away from the titleupdated: Sun May 04 2008 06:33:00

Bayern Munich need a point at Wolfsburg on Sunday to regain the Bundesliga title after second-placed Werder Bremen cut their lead to nine points by winning 2-0 at Energie Cottbus.

Bayern hand out drubbing to Dortmundupdated: Sun Apr 13 2008 14:50:00

German League leaders Bayern Munich scored four times in the opening 22 minutes on their way to a 5-0 drubbing of Borussia Dortmund on Sunday.

Klose keeps Bayern four points aheadupdated: Sat Mar 01 2008 12:11:00

Miroslav Klose's 10th league goal of the season was sufficient to give Bayern Munich a 1-0 victory away to Schalke, which maintained their four-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga.

Injured Kaka to miss Brazil friendlyupdated: Mon Feb 04 2008 12:23:00

World player of the year Kaka will miss Brazil's friendly against the Republic of Ireland in Dublin on Wednesday after pulling out of the squad with a knee injury.

Borowski agrees 3-year Bayern dealupdated: Mon Jan 14 2008 16:35:00

Germany international Tim Borowski will join Bayern Munich from Bundelisga rivals Werder Bremen at the end of the season on a three-year deal.

Jones ruled out of Germany gamesupdated: Sat Nov 10 2007 15:01:00

Jermaine Jones has been forced to drop out of Germany's international squad after being one of two uncapped players included in a squad of 24 for their last two European Championship qualifiers.

Bremen still trailing after drawupdated: Sat Oct 27 2007 14:53:00

Werder Bremen battled to a 1-1 draw at Schalke 04 on Saturday to maintain second place in the Bundesliga but are still trailing leaders Bayern Munich by five points.

Robinho at the double to lift Realupdated: Wed Oct 24 2007 17:34:00

Real Madrid reclaimed top place in Champions League Group C after beating 10-man Olympiakos with three second-half goals at the Bernabeu Stadium.

SI.com: Gabriele Marcotti: Clear favorites emerging in Champions League drawupdated: Mon Sep 03 2007 22:19:00

Some people in the U.S. marvel at the popularity of the NFL Draft on television and the "drama" of watching team officials scratching their chins before deciding which obscure offensive lineman to choose with the 17th pick in the seventh round.

Bayern aim to bounce back to formupdated: Thu Jul 26 2007 01:40:00

Every big club begins a new season with something to prove. But none more so this year than Bayern Munich.

Werder Bremen sign Carlos Albertoupdated: Sat Jul 14 2007 22:43:00

Carlos Alberto, who scored in FC Porto's Champions League final victory against Monaco in 2004, has joined Bundesliga club Werder Bremen for a club record fee of 7.8 million euros ($10.7 million).

SI.com: World Soccer: Who's going where, why in Euro transfer marketupdated: Mon Jun 04 2007 05:08:00

Europe's richest clubs are preparing for what is likely to be one of the busiest summers ever in the transfer market. A combination of new television deals, new investors and new coaching regimes means major personnel changes are in the cards.

Back-to-form Klose inspires Bremenupdated: Thu Apr 12 2007 17:21:00

Miroslav Klose scored twice to help Werder Bremen see off AZ Alkmaar 4-1 and reach the semifinals of the UEFA Cup on Thursday. They will face Espanyol, one of a trio of Spanish sides in the last four.

Sevilla and Spurs in UEFA showdownupdated: Fri Mar 16 2007 08:33:00

Sevilla's reward for their last-gasp escape act against Shakhtar Donetsk is a UEFA Cup quarterfinal draw with Premier League Tottenham Hotspur.

Werder and Schalke both win againupdated: Wed Jan 31 2007 16:10:00

Werder Bremen won 2-0 at Bayer Leverkusen and Schalke came from behind to beat Alemannia Aachen 2-1 as Germany's top two surged further clear of Bayern Munich on Wednesday.

Almeida is keen to stay at Bremenupdated: Sun Dec 31 2006 09:01:00

On-loan Portuguese forward Hugo Almeida wants to make his move from Porto to Werder Bremen a permanent one, he has said in an interview published in Portuguese newspaper Jorna Noticias.

Feyenoord face UEFA fan ban threatupdated: Fri Dec 15 2006 08:05:00

Feyenoord's UEFA Cup match with Tottenham Hotspur could be played behind closed doors following a UEFA decision to appeal against the Dutch club's recent punishment for crowd trouble.

Bayern battle back to snatch drawupdated: Sun Nov 05 2006 15:36:00

Bayern Munich came from two goals down to snatch a 2-2 draw at Schalke, leaving both sides three points behind Bundesliga leaders Werder Bremen.

Bremen star Diego in Brazil squadupdated: Mon Oct 30 2006 16:34:00

Brazil have recalled Werder Bremen star Diego on Monday for a friendly international against Switzerland in Basle on November 15.

Confident Bremen ready for Bayernupdated: Thu Oct 19 2006 04:50:00

Werder Bremen and Bayern Munich are in the sort of form to produce a classic when they meet in the Bundesliga on Saturday -- provided their powers of recovery are up to it.

Hamburg, Werder Bremen crash outupdated: Sat Sep 09 2006 13:00:00

Hamburg and Werder Bremen both lost in the first round of the German Cup to third-division teams on Saturday.

Bayern go through after penaltiesupdated: Wed Aug 02 2006 17:21:00

Bayern Munich beat Schalke 4-1 in a penalty shootout to advance to the final of Bundesliga's pre-season League Cup tournament against Werder Bremen.

Rapaic recalled to Croatian squadupdated: Wed Aug 02 2006 11:12:00

New Croatia coach Slaven Bilic has recalled midfielder Milan Rapaic for the friendly with world champions Italy on August 16 in Livorno.

Odonkor earns shock German call-upupdated: Mon May 15 2006 07:59:00

Germany coach Juergen Klinsmann has spung a World Cup surprise by naming uncapped Borussia Dortmund attacking midfielder David Odonkor in his 23-man squad for the finals.

Croatiaupdated: Wed Apr 26 2006 10:35:00

Group F | World ranking: 23

Germanyupdated: Wed Apr 26 2006 09:04:00

Group A | World Ranking: 19

Paraguayupdated: Mon Apr 17 2006 06:59:00

Group B | World ranking: 33

Neuville called into Germany squadupdated: Sun Mar 19 2006 14:21:00

Germany coach Juergen Klinsmann has called striker Oliver Neuville into his squad for Wednesday's World Cup warm-up against the United States in Dortmund.

Germany give Friedrich cup chanceupdated: Tue Mar 14 2006 10:51:00

Germany coach Juergen Klinsmann has surprisingly called up FSV Mainz defender Manuel Friedrich for a World Cup warm-up against the United States next week.

Bayern/Werder in European hangoverupdated: Sat Mar 11 2006 13:11:00

Bayern Munich and Werder Bremen suffered hangovers in the Bundesliga on Saturday after their Champions League exits.

Klinsmann retains keeper rotationupdated: Thu Feb 23 2006 12:05:00

Germany coach Juergen Klinsmann will alternate goalkeepers Oliver Kahn and Jens Lehmann in the two warm-up games that will help determine his squad for the World Cup finals.

Klose handed top Bundesliga honorupdated: Mon Jan 02 2006 15:33:00

Werder Bremen striker Miroslav Klose has been named the best outfield player of the first half of the season in Kicker's poll of Bundesliga professionals.

Holders Bayern are home to Mainzupdated: Thu Dec 22 2005 03:10:00

German Cup holders Bayern Munich will be at home to Bundesliga rivals Mainz in the quarterfinals next month.

Klinsmann leaves out Woerns againupdated: Thu Nov 03 2005 13:51:00

Coach Juergen Klinsmann again omitted Christian Woerns when he named his squad for Germany's friendly against France on November 12.

Udinese coach warns his protestersupdated: Wed Oct 19 2005 05:42:00

Udinese coach Serse Cosmi has warned two of his players that they could be kept out of the first team after protesting against his selection policy during Tuesday's 1-1 Champions League draw with Werder Bremen.

Bayern repeat record run of winsupdated: Sat Sep 10 2005 12:20:00

Bayern Munich equaled their own Bundesliga record of 13 consecutive victories with a 2-1 win at Nuremberg which kept them two points clear of Werder Bremen and SV Hamburg at the top of the table.

Klose gives Werder a Euro lifelineupdated: Wed Aug 10 2005 17:23:00

Werder Bremen's hopes of reaching this year's Champions League were dented when they lost 2-1 to Switzerland's FC Basel in the first leg of their third qualifying round tie.

Liverpool, Everton are kept apartupdated: Fri Jul 29 2005 06:22:00

European champions Liverpool will meet Tirana of Albania or CSKA Sofia from Bulgaria in the Champions League third qualifying round.

Ailton completes move to Besiktasupdated: Thu Jul 28 2005 10:33:00

Brazilian striker Ailton has been allowed to complete his move to Turkish side Besiktas after Schalke 04 agreed to cancel his contract.

Germany recall Hamann and Deislerupdated: Wed May 18 2005 08:46:00

Germany coach Juergen Klinsmann has recalled Bayern Munich's Sebastian Deisler and Dietmar Hamann of Liverpool in a 23-man squad for next month's Confederations Cup.

Canada defender Stalteri for Spursupdated: Mon May 16 2005 10:13:00

Tottenham have signed 27-year-old Canada defender Paul Stalteri from Werder Bremen, the Premier League club's website reported on Monday.

Klinsmann names fitness test squadupdated: Fri Mar 04 2005 11:16:00

Germany have called up 33 players for fitness tests later this month, giving a hint of coach Juergen Klinsmann's plans for the 2006 World Cup.

Klinsmann seeks to improve recordupdated: Wed Feb 02 2005 12:48:00

Germany coach Juergen Klinsmann says his team must end their four-year winless streak against top teams when they host Argentina in a friendly next week in Duesseldorf.

Pander is poised for Germany debutupdated: Wed Jan 19 2005 12:30:00

Christian Pander should make a belated debut for Germany when Juergen Klinsmann's side take on a Bundesliga international team in a benefit match for the tsunami relief effort next week.

Wolfsburg climb to fourth in tableupdated: Sun Dec 12 2004 14:10:00

VfL Wolfsburg roared back to form with a 5-0 home win over Arminia Bielefeld that lifted then to fourth place in the Bundesliga at the halfway stage of the season.

Stuttgart win to go top in Germanyupdated: Sat Oct 16 2004 11:57:00

Stuttgart moved to the top of the Bundesliga with a 2-0 home win over Borussia Dortmund, but 63,000 fans in Munich saw Bayern slump 1-0 at home to Schalke.

Ailton handed four-game suspensionupdated: Tue Aug 31 2004 13:09:00

Schalke's Brazilian striker Ailton has been suspended for four matches and fined 15,000 euros for striking an opposition player and nearly missing a random drugs test

Werder are through to face Bayernupdated: Thu Jul 29 2004 16:55:00

Bundesliga champions Werder Bremen comfortably beat VfB Stuttgart 2-0 in the semifinals of the German League Cup in Meppen on Thursday.

Werder Bremen win Bundesliga titleupdated: Sat May 08 2004 11:21:00

Werder Bremen claimed their first German Bundesliga title since 1993 with a 3-1 win at former champions Bayern Munich.

Werder edge closer to German titleupdated: Sun Apr 18 2004 14:11:00

Runaway Bundesliga leaders Werder Bremen moved eight points clear at the top despite being held to a 0-0 draw at home by Hanover 96 on Sunday.

Bayern close gap on leaders Bremenupdated: Sat Mar 27 2004 11:52:00

Bayern Munich kept their German title defense alive with a 5-2 win over Borussia Moenchengladbach, trimming Werder Bremen's lead to eight points.

Outsiders Aachen make German finalupdated: Wed Mar 17 2004 16:34:00

Ivica Grlic scored the only goal to lift second division Alemannia Aachen to a 1-0 victory over Borussia Moenchengladbach and into the German Cup final.

Schalke hold German leaders Bremenupdated: Sat Feb 21 2004 11:31:00

German Bundesliga leaders Werder Bremen were held to a goalless draw at Schalke 04, but they still lead defending champions Bayern Munich by seven points.

Leaders Bremen snatch late winnerupdated: Sat Feb 07 2004 11:31:00

German leaders Werder Bremen needed a last-minute winner to maintain their momentum at the top of the Bundesliga, beating Borussia Moenchengladbach 2-1.

Aachen shock holders Bayern in cupupdated: Wed Feb 04 2004 16:39:00

Second Division Alemannia Aachen knocked holders Bayern Munich out of the German Cup quarter-finals with a stunning 2-1 win.

Bremen snatch win with late doubleupdated: Tue Feb 03 2004 17:00:00

Bundesliga leaders Werder Bremen scored twice in added time for a 3-2 away win at Second Division Greuther Fuerth in a German Cup quarterfinal on Tuesday.

Bremen retain four-point advantageupdated: Sat Jan 31 2004 11:42:00

Werder Bremen maintained their four-point advantage at the top of Germany's Bundeslia after a 4-0 win over Hertha Berlin.

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