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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.

Football: Dortmund defeat's a Real wake-up call

Captain Ilker Casillas said Real Madrid were given a Champions League wake-up call as they lost 2-0 to last season's beaten finalists Borussia Dortmund in their quarter-final second leg match but still went through to the last four 3-2 on aggregate on Tuesday. Germany winger Marco Reus scored both Borussia's goals to spark hopes of the hosts reaching the semi-finals. However, Real held on but patently missed their star performer Cristiano Ronaldo, who was on the bench because he had not recovered fully from the knock to the knee he took in the first leg.

Football: Champions League result

Result of the Champions League quarter-final second leg between Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid at the Westfalenstadion on Tuesday: Borussia Dortmund 2 (Reus 24, 37) Real Madrid 0 Real Madrid win 3-2 on aggregate Teams Borussia Dortmund Roman Weidenfeller (capt); Lukasz Piszczek (Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 81), Manuel Friedrich, Mats Hummels, Erik Durm; Oliver Kirch, Milos Jojic; Marco Reus, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Kevin Grosskreutz; Robert Lewandowski Yellow card: Aubameyang (82) Coach: Jurgen Klopp (GER)

Football: United wait on Rooney for Bayern clash

Manchester United's Wayne Rooney faces a race against time to be fit for Wednesday's Champions League quarter-final, second-leg at Bayern Munich with the hosts winless in their last three matches. European champions Bayern suffered their first Bundesliga defeat for 18 months when they were beaten 1-0 at Augsburg on Saturday following last Tuesday's 1-1 first-leg draw with United at Old Trafford.

Football: Lewandowski promises "full gas" against Real

Poland striker Robert Lewandowski has promised Borussia Dortmund will give "full gas" in their bid for a footballing miracle against Real Madrid in Tuesday's Champions League quarter-final, second-leg. Dortmund need to over-turn a 3-0 deficit after losing last Wednesday's first-leg in Madrid and the hosts are realistic of their chances at home against the Spanish giants.

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 -----------------------------------------------------------
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