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Football: German league leading scorers

Leading scorers in the German league after this weekend's matches: 17: Lewandowski (Dortmund), Mandzukic (Bayern Munich) 16: Drmic (Nuremberg), Ramos (Hertha Berlin) 14: Firmino (Hoffenheim), Kiessling (Bayer Leverkusen), Rafael (Mönchengladbach) 13: Aubameyang (Dortmund), Reus (Dortmund) 12: Lasogga (Hamburg), Modeste (Hoffenheim), Müller (Bayern Munich) 11: Huntelaar (Schalke 04), Kruse (Mönchengladbach), Okazaki (Mainz), Olic (Wolfsburg) 10: Hahn (Augsburg), Ibisevic (Stuttgart), Robben (Bayern Munich), Salihovic (Hoffenheim)

Football: Braunschweig breathe life into survival hopes

Bottom side Eintracht Braunschweig breathed life into their Bundesliga survival hopes as Sunday's 3-0 romp at home to ten-man Hanover 96 means four points separate the last six sides. Congolese-born captain Domi Kumbela gave Braunschweig the lead in the Lower Saxony derby before Norway striker Havard Nielsen made it 2-0 with a superb volley on 21 minutes. Hanover were reduced to ten men when midfielder Andre Hoffmann was sent off on 62 minutes for a dangerous foul before Jan Hochscheidt scored the hosts' third just before the final whistle.

Football: Braunschweig breathe life into survival hopes

Bottom side Eintracht Braunschweig breathed life into their Bundesliga survival hopes as Sunday's 3-0 romp at home to ten-man Hanover 96 means four points separate the last six sides. Congolese-born captain Domi Kumbela gave Braunschweig the lead in the Lower Saxony derby before Norway striker Havard Nielsen made it 2-0 with a superb volley on 21 minutes. Hanover were reduced to ten men when midfielder Andre Hoffmann was sent off on 62 minutes for a dangerous foul before Jan Hochscheidt scored the hosts' third just before the final whistle.

Football: German league table

German league table after Sunday afternoon's match (played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points): Bayern Munich 29 25 3 1 82 17 78 -- champions Borussia Dortmund 29 18 4 7 64 32 58 Schalke 04 29 16 7 6 54 38 55 ----------------------------------------------------------- Bor. Moenchengladbach 29 14 6 9 51 34 48 -----------------------------------------------------------

Football: Braunschweig breathe life into survival hopes

Bottom side Eintracht Braunschweig breathed life into their Bundesliga survival hopes as Sunday's 3-0 romp at home to ten-man Hanover 96 means four points now separate the last six sides. Congolese-born captain Domi Kumbela gave Braunschweig the lead in the Lower Saxony derby before Norway striker Havard Nielsen made it 2-0 with a superb volley on 21 minutes. Hanover were reduced to ten men when midfielder Andre Hoffmann was sent off on 62 minutes for a dangerous foul before Jan Hochscheidt scored the hosts' third just before the final whistle.

Football: Dortmund ready to work for a Real miracle

Germany's Marco Reus admits only hard work will help Borussia Dortmund produce the football miracle needed to over-turn their 3-0 deficit against Real Madrid in Tuesday's Champions League clash. Real cruised to an easy victory against Dortmund at the Bernabeu in last Wednesday's quarter-final first leg as stars Gareth Bale, Isco and Christiano Ronaldo all got on the scoresheet. Poland star Robert Lewandowski, who was suspended for the Madrid leg, will be back in the Dortmund team for the return at Borussia's Westfalenstadion.

Football: Bayern lifts ban after Sun's apology

Bayern Munich has lifted their ban on reporters from The Sun attending Wednesday's Champions League home clash against Manchester United after the British tabloid apologised for their "You Schwein!" headline. "The Sun has apologised to an appropriate extent, so the matter for us is now closed," said Bayern's media director Markus Hoerwick. The European champions had taken offence at the newspaper's headline after Bayern's Germany midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger was sent off in last Tuesday's 1-1 draw at Old Trafford in the quarter-final first leg.

Football: Bayern suffer first league defeat in 54 matches

Bayern Munich suffered their first Bundesliga defeat since October 2012 on Saturday as their record 53-match unbeaten league run was ended by a 1-0 defeat at Augsburg. Coach Pep Guardiola named a weakened team for the Bavarian derby and paid the price as Bayern were beaten for the first time in the German league since going down 2-1 at home to Bayer Leverkusen on October 28, 2012.

Football: Neuer's Bayern understudy ruled out with injury

Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer can expect a busy end to the season after his Bayern Munich back-up Tom Starke underwent surgery on Saturday for an elbow injury. The 33-year-old Starke is expected to miss the rest of the season and Bayern's reserve team goalkeeper Leopold Zingerle was promoted to the squad for Saturday's Bundesliga match at Augsburg. The 19-year-old is fourth choice at Bayern behind Neuer, Starke and Lukas Raeder, who was ruled out for the next two weeks after damaging his ankle in training on Friday.

Football: German league table

German league table after Friday's match (played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points): Bayern Munich 28 25 3 0 82 16 78 Dortmund 28 17 4 7 62 31 55 Schalke 04 28 16 6 6 53 37 54 ------------------------------------------- Bayer Leverkusen 29 15 3 11 48 36 48 ------------------------------------------- VfL Wolfsburg 28 14 5 9 48 42 47 M'gladbach 28 13 6 9 49 34 45 Mainz 05 28 13 5 10 41 43 44
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