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 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.
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.
Luis Fabiano has penned a new two-year deal with Sevilla to end speculation he was set to leave the La Liga club.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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'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.
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.
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.
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 sporting director Klaus Allofs claims he is closing in on the signing of Peruvian striker Claudio Pizarro from Chelsea.
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 Donetsk are setting their sights on Champions League glory after beating Werder Bremen to become the final-ever winners of the UEFA Cup.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Bundesliga's newcomers Hoffenheim went back to the top of the German standings with a 3-1 win at VfL Bochum on Wednesday.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Newly-promoted Hoffenheim sit atop the Bundesliga after two rounds after beating Borussia Moenchengladbach 1-0 on Saturday for their second straight win.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Germany international Tim Borowski will join Bayern Munich from Bundelisga rivals Werder Bremen at the end of the season on a three-year deal.
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.
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.
Real Madrid reclaimed top place in Champions League Group C after beating 10-man Olympiakos with three second-half goals at the Bernabeu Stadium.
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Every big club begins a new season with something to prove. But none more so this year than Bayern Munich.
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).
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.
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's reward for their last-gasp escape act against Shakhtar Donetsk is a UEFA Cup quarterfinal draw with Premier League Tottenham Hotspur.
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.
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'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 Munich came from two goals down to snatch a 2-2 draw at Schalke, leaving both sides three points behind Bundesliga leaders Werder Bremen.
Brazil have recalled Werder Bremen star Diego on Monday for a friendly international against Switzerland in Basle on November 15.
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 and Werder Bremen both lost in the first round of the German Cup to third-division teams on Saturday.
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.
New Croatia coach Slaven Bilic has recalled midfielder Milan Rapaic for the friendly with world champions Italy on August 16 in Livorno.
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.
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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 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 Munich and Werder Bremen suffered hangovers in the Bundesliga on Saturday after their Champions League exits.
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.
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.
German Cup holders Bayern Munich will be at home to Bundesliga rivals Mainz in the quarterfinals next month.
Coach Juergen Klinsmann again omitted Christian Woerns when he named his squad for Germany's friendly against France on November 12.
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 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.
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.
European champions Liverpool will meet Tirana of Albania or CSKA Sofia from Bulgaria in the Champions League third qualifying round.
Brazilian striker Ailton has been allowed to complete his move to Turkish side Besiktas after Schalke 04 agreed to cancel his contract.
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.
Tottenham have signed 27-year-old Canada defender Paul Stalteri from Werder Bremen, the Premier League club's website reported on Monday.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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
Bundesliga champions Werder Bremen comfortably beat VfB Stuttgart 2-0 in the semifinals of the German League Cup in Meppen on Thursday.
Werder Bremen claimed their first German Bundesliga title since 1993 with a 3-1 win at former champions Bayern Munich.
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 Munich kept their German title defense alive with a 5-2 win over Borussia Moenchengladbach, trimming Werder Bremen's lead to eight points.
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.
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.
German leaders Werder Bremen needed a last-minute winner to maintain their momentum at the top of the Bundesliga, beating Borussia Moenchengladbach 2-1.
Second Division Alemannia Aachen knocked holders Bayern Munich out of the German Cup quarter-finals with a stunning 2-1 win.
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.
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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