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Football: Dortmund down Real and Bayern inside four days

Four days after beating Real Madrid in the Champions League, Borussia Dortmund ran out convincing 3-0 winners against Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga on Saturday. Dortmund's 2-0 victory against Madrid couldn't prevent them from bowing out of the Champions League 3-2 on aggregate at the quarter-final stage, but they put that disappointment behind them to stun Bayern as Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Marco Reus and rising star Jonas Hofmann got their goals at the Allianz Arena.

Football: Bayern humbled at home by Dortmund

German champions Bayern Munich suffered their second successive league defeat as they were thrashed 3-0 at home by Borussia Dortmund at the Allianz Arena on Saturday. Goals from Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Marco Reus and Jonas Hofmann condemned ten-man Bayern to their first Bundesliga loss in Munich since October 2012. The reigning European champions have failed to win any of the three league matches they have played since wrapping up the German title last month.

Football: Germany's Neuer dismisses injury concerns

Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has dismissed concerns over the calf injury he suffered in Bayern Munich's shock 3-0 league defeat at home to Borussia Dortmund on Saturday. With the 2014 World Cup just two months away, there was some concern when the German number one was withdrawn at half-time and replaced by 20-year-old Lukas Raeder at Munich's Allianz Arena. Neuer was suffering from tightness in his calf and after the game the 28-year-old confirmed that the substitution was purely precautionary.

Football: Dortmund down Real, Bayern inside four days

Four days after beating Real Madrid in the Champions League, Borussia Dortmund claimed a second major scalp with a convincing 3-0 Bundesliga win at Bayern Munich on Saturday. Dortmund's 2-0 victory at home to Madrid on Tuesday could not prevent them from bowing out of the Champions League 3-2 on aggregate at the quarter-final stage, but they put that disappointment behind them to stun Bayern in Munich. Goals by Dortmund midfielders Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Marco Reus and rising star Jonas Hofmann sealed the Allianz Arena win.

Football: Bayern in league slump, admits Guardiola

Coach Pep Guardiola admits champions Bayern Munich are suffering a Bundesliga slump after they suffered a second shock league defeat in their 3-0 thrashing at home to Borussia Dortmund. The reigning European champions have failed to win any of their three league matches since wrapping up the German title last month with a record seven games to spare and were humbled by Dortmund in the top of the table clash. Goals by Borussia's Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Marco Reus and Jonas Hofmann condemned ten-man Bayern to their first home league defeat since October 2012.

Football: Ex-Real boss Schuster slams "dreary" Bayern

Former Real Madrid coach Bernd Schuster has branded holders Bayern Munich "uninspired and dreary" ahead of their Champions League semi-final clash with the Spanish giants in a little over a fortnight. "What Bayern have recently offered in the Bundesliga and against Manchester United was uninspired and so dreary," Schuster, who coached Real from 1988-1990, told German daily Bild.

Football: Wolves climb to fourth in Bundesliga

VfL Wolfsburg continued their push for a place in next season's Champions League after a thumping 4-1 win over Nuremburg saw them go fourth in the Bundesliga on Saturday. With champions Bayern Munich later hosting second-placed Borussia Dortmund at the Allianz Arena, there was plenty of movement lower down the table. Wolfsburg coach Dieter Hecking saw his former club take the lead when Markus Feulner fired home for second-from-bottom Nuremberg on eight minutes. But Wolfsburg hit back with two goals in four minutes from Croatian pair Ivica Olic and Ivan Perisic.

Football: Ex-Real boss Schuster slams "dreary" Bayern

Former Real Madrid coach Bernd Schuster has branded holders Bayern Munich "uninspired and dreary" ahead of their Champions League semi-final clash with the Spanish giants in a little over a fortnight. "What Bayern have recently offered in the Bundesliga and against Manchester United was uninspired and so dreary," Schuster, who coached Real from 1988-1990, told German daily Bild.

Football: Bayern, Dortmund clash for bragging rights

Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich face arch rivals Borussia Dortmund on Saturday, but the eagerly anticipated league clash of Germany's powerhouses is for little more than bragging rights. Bayern were crowned German league champions a fortnight ago and are 20 points clear of second-placed Dortmund in the table. Both sides come to the Allianz Arena clash openly admitting they have other priorities. Bayern are into the semi-finals of the Champions League and have made no secret of their desire to become the first team to defend the title.

Football: Bayern dismissive of Dortmund league clash

European champions Bayern Munich have dismissed Saturday's Bundesliga showdown against arch rivals Borussia Dortmund as no more than a clash for bragging rights between Germany's top sides. Bayern were confirmed German league champions a fortnight ago with a record seven games to spare and are 20 points clear of second-placed Dortmund in the table ahead of the the Allianz Arena clash.
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