Football in Germany http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25016/all en Soccer-Schalke lose sleep but not hope after Bayern demolition http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/soccer-schalke-lose-sleep-not-hope-after-bayern-demolition <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BERLIN, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Schalke's players had trouble sleeping after a 5-0 demolition by Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich in a friendly this week, midfielder Roman Neustaedter said.</p> <p>"We thought about it a lot and could not put this game aside easily," Neustaedter told reporters. "Many of us slept very little that night after the game (on Tuesday) because we were extremely angered by our performance."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/soccer-schalke-lose-sleep-not-hope-after-bayern-demolition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Football in Germany Sport in Germany Sports Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 10:45:24 +0000 5732547 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Stuttgart extend deals with Roecker and Japan's Sakai http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/soccer-stuttgart-extend-deals-roecker-and-japans-sakai <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BERLIN, Jan 10 (Reuters) - VfB Stuttgart extended deals with 21-year-old Japan international Gotoku Sakai and German Benedikt Roecker to 2016 and 2015 respectively on Thursday, days after agreeing new contracts with their fellow defender Georg Niedermeier and two other players.</p> <p>Europa League competitors Stuttgart went into the Bundesliga winter break in ninth place after three wins in the last four games to stay in contention for another European spot next season.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/soccer-stuttgart-extend-deals-roecker-and-japans-sakai" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Germany Sport in Germany Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 14:46:15 +0000 5732615 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Soccer-Bayern keep quiet over Guardiola speculation http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/update-1-soccer-bayern-keep-quiet-over-guardiola-speculation <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Guardiola linked with move to Bayern</p> <p>* Heynckes's contract runs to season end (Updates with Bayern CEO's quotes)</p> <p>By Karolos Grohmann</p> <p>BERLIN (Reuters) - Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich declined to comment on speculation about a possible deal with successful former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola, who has confirmed he will return to soccer after a year off.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/update-1-soccer-bayern-keep-quiet-over-guardiola-speculation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Bayern Football in Germany Football in Spain Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 14:15:39 +0000 5734722 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Bundesliga summaries http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/soccer-bundesliga-summaries <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 18 (Infostrada Sports) - Summaries from the Bundesliga matches on Friday Schalke 04 5 Jefferson Farfan 44, Julian Draxler 49, Marco Hoeger 64, Ciprian Marica 67, Lewis Holtby 88 Hanover 96 4 Sergio Pinto 55, Szabolcs Huszti 59,68, Mame Biram Diouf 90+2 Halftime: 1-0; Attendance: 61,673 - - - Next Fixtures (GMT): Saturday, January 19 Bayer Leverkusen v Eintracht Frankfurt (1430) Bayern Munich v Greuther Fuerth (1430) Mainz v Freiburg (1430) </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/soccer-bundesliga-summaries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Germany Sports Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 21:45:20 +0000 5736414 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Schalke edge Hanover in nine-goal bonanza http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/soccer-schalke-edge-hanover-nine-goal-bonanza <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BERLIN, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Schalke 04 scored four times in the second half to beat battling Hanover 96 5-4 and climb to fifth in a dazzling restart to the Bundesliga season on Friday following a four-week winter break.</p> <p>It was not until Lewis Holtby, who is joining Tottenham Hotspur at the end of the season, restored a two-goal cushion two minutes from time that Schalke wrapped up the three points.</p> <p>The Champions League side started strongly with Marco Hoeger and Julian Draxler missing good chances in the opening minutes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/soccer-schalke-edge-hanover-nine-goal-bonanza" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Football in Germany Julian Draxler Sport in Germany Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 23:00:14 +0000 5736436 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Soccer-Schalke edge Hanover in nine-goal bonanza http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/update-1-soccer-schalke-edge-hanover-nine-goal-bonanza <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Updates with quotes)</p> <p>BERLIN, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Schalke 04 scored four times in the second half to beat battling Hanover 96 5-4 for their first win since November and climb to fifth in a dazzling restart to the Bundesliga season on Friday following a four-week winter break.</p> <p>It was not until Lewis Holtby, who is joining Tottenham Hotspur at the end of the season, restored a two-goal cushion two minutes from time that Schalke wrapped up the three points.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/update-1-soccer-schalke-edge-hanover-nine-goal-bonanza" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Germany Sport in Germany Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 23:15:45 +0000 5736450 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Soccer-Bundesliga summaries http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/soccer-bundesliga-summaries <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 19 (Infostrada Sports) - Summaries from the Bundesliga matches on Saturday Saturday, January 19 Werder Bremen 0 Borussia Dortmund 5 Marco Reus 9, Mario Goetze 19, Felipe Santana 48, Robert Lewandowski 81, Jakub Blaszczykowski 85 Halftime: 0-2; Attendance: 42,100 - - - Mainz 0 Red Card: Shawn Parker 89 Freiburg 0 </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/soccer-bundesliga-summaries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Germany Sport in Germany Sports Thomson Reuters Sat, 19 Jan 2013 16:45:17 +0000 5736623 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Soccer-Mandzukic gives Bayern win, Dortmund crush Bremen http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/update-1-soccer-mandzukic-double-gives-leaders-bayern-comfortab <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Bayern stay nine points clear at the top</p> <p>* Dortmund demolish hosts Bremen 5-0 (Writes through, adds Dortmund win)</p> <p>By Karolos Grohmann</p> <p>BERLIN, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Mario Mandzukic struck twice to steer Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich to a 2-0 win over bottom club Greuther Fuerth on Saturday to protect their nine-point lead as the league resumed after a four-week mid-season break.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/update-1-soccer-mandzukic-double-gives-leaders-bayern-comfortab" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Germany Sport in Germany Sports Thomson Reuters Sat, 19 Jan 2013 18:15:24 +0000 5736661 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Soccer-Wolfsburg keeper Benaglio signs new deal to 2016 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/update-1-soccer-wolfsburg-keeper-benaglio-signs-new-deal-2016 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Recasts with Benaglio extending contract to 2016)</p> <p>BERLIN (Reuters) - VfL Wolfsburg goalkeeper and captain Diego Benaglio has extended his contract with the 2009 Bundesliga champions to 2016, the club said on Wednesday hours after it became known his old deal to 2017 was not valid.</p> <p>The 29-year-old Swiss international, who has been at Wolfsburg since 2008, agreed to the new deal in May last year but was at risk of being free agent at the end of the season due to a missing signature on the contract.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/update-1-soccer-wolfsburg-keeper-benaglio-signs-new-deal-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Diego Benaglio Entertainment Football in Germany VfL Wolfsburg Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 16:15:41 +0000 5738366 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Soccer-Bundesliga summaries http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130126/soccer-bundesliga-summaries <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 26 (Infostrada Sports) - Summaries from the Bundesliga matches on Saturday Saturday, January 26 Freiburg 0 Bayer Leverkusen 0 Halftime: 0-0; Attendance: 22,500 - - - Borussia Moenchengladbach 2 Juanan Gonzalez 6og, Patrick Herrmann 14 Fortuna Dusseldorf 1 Dani Schahin 50pen Halftime: 2-0; Attendance: 50,315 - - - FC Augsburg 0 </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130126/soccer-bundesliga-summaries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Germany Fußball-Bundesliga Martin Lanig Sports Thomson Reuters Sat, 26 Jan 2013 16:45:42 +0000 5739882 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Soccer-Bundesliga summaries http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/soccer-bundesliga-summaries <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 27 (Infostrada Sports) - Summaries from the Bundesliga matches on Sunday Sunday, January 27 VfB Stuttgart 0 Red Card: Martin Harnik 81 Bayern Munich 2 Mario Mandzukic 50, Thomas Mueller 72 Halftime: 0-0; Attendance: 60,441 - - - Hamburg SV 3 Son Heung-Min 23, Dennis Aogo 46, Artjoms Rudnevs 52 Werder Bremen 2 Assani Lukimya-Mulongoti 9, Sokratis Papastathopoulos 54 Red Card: Clemens Fritz 80, Marko Arnautovic 90+1 Halftime: 1-1; Attendanc</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/soccer-bundesliga-summaries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Dani Schahin Football in Germany Fußball-Bundesliga Sports Thomson Reuters Sun, 27 Jan 2013 16:45:03 +0000 5740169 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Soccer-Bayern race 11 clear after Mandzukic magic http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/update-1-soccer-bayern-race-11-clear-after-mandzukic-magic <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Bayern beat Stuttgart 2-0</p> <p>* Bavarians have 11-point lead over Leverkusen (Updates with quotes, details)</p> <p>By Karolos Grohmann</p> <p>BERLIN, Jan 27 (Reuters) - Mario Mandzukic scored one goal and created the other as Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich pulled 11 points clear of their nearest title rivals with a 2-0 victory at VfB Stuttgart on Sunday.</p> <p>It was their 15th win in 19 league games, taking them up to 48 points as they seek to end a two-season trophy drought.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/update-1-soccer-bayern-race-11-clear-after-mandzukic-magic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Contemporary history Football in France Football in Germany Fußball-Bundesliga Modern history Thomson Reuters Sun, 27 Jan 2013 19:30:43 +0000 5740230 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Schalke's Holtby moves to Tottenham ahead of time http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/soccer-schalkes-holtby-moves-tottenham-ahead-time <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 28 (Reuters) - Germany and Schalke 04 midfielder Lewis Holtby will join Tottenham Hotspur in the January transfer window having initially agreed earlier this month that he would move in July.</p> <p>"We are delighted to announce that we have reached agreement with Schalke for the immediate transfer of Lewis Holtby," the Premier League club said on their website on Monday.</p> <p>Holtby, 22, was due to be out of contract at Schalke at the end of the season.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/soccer-schalkes-holtby-moves-tottenham-ahead-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Football in Germany Lewis Holtby Sport in Germany Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 28 Jan 2013 16:30:22 +0000 5740557 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Wolfsburg forward Lakic joins Frankfurt on loan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/soccer-wolfsburg-forward-lakic-joins-frankfurt-loan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BERLIN, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Eintracht Frankfurt have brought in Croatian forward Srdjan Lakic on loan from VfL Wolfsburg until 2014 as the promoted Bundesliga club seek to boost their frontline.</p> <p>The 29-year-old Croatian failed to hold down a starting spot at Wolfsburg since his 2011 move from Kaiserslautern and also had a loan spell in 2012 at Hoffenheim.</p> <p>Lakic has scored 16 goals in 68 Bundesliga games.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/soccer-wolfsburg-forward-lakic-joins-frankfurt-loan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Football in Croatia Football in Germany Sport in Germany Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 11:30:04 +0000 5740948 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Leaders Bayern eager to keep spirits high on the bench http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/soccer-leaders-bayern-eager-keep-spirits-high-the-bench <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BERLIN, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich tried to boost the confidence of their big-name substitute's bench on Tuesday, saying all players will be called upon when the team gets into the full swing of three competitions.</p> <p>Bayern coach Jupp Heynckes has been spoilt for choice since the recent Bundesliga mid-season restart and has left several players, including Arjen Robben, Mario Gomez and Claudio Pizarro, on the bench or even out of the squad completely.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/soccer-leaders-bayern-eager-keep-spirits-high-the-bench" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Germany Sport in Europe Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 16:02:53 +0000 5741044 at http://www.globalpost.com