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Football: Bayern move for Frankfurt's Rode

Bayern Munich on Monday signed Eintracht Frankfurt midfielder Sebastian Rode on a four-year deal. The 23-year-old will move to the Bundesliga champions on July 1, his new club announced. "I hope to win lots of titles with my new team-mates," said the former German Under-21 international. Bayern's sporting director Matthias Sammer described their new acquisition as "an excellent professional". He added: "I'm sure he will bring all his energy and spirit to our team to achieve the objectives ahead." elr/fjb/nr/ps .

Football: Dortmund out to add Wolves to Real, Bayern scalps

After claiming impressive wins over Real Madrid and Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund are eyeing a German Cup final berth in Berlin when they host VfL Wolfsburg in Tuesday's semi-final. Dortmund bowed out of the Champions League last Tuesday despite a stunning 2-0 win at home to Real Madrid, losing the quarter-final 3-2 on aggregate, then they shocked Bundesliga champions Bayern 3-0 in Munich on Saturday.

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: 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: German league table

German league table after Saturday evening's match (played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points): Bayern Munich 29 25 3 2 82 20 78 -- champions Borussia Dortmund 29 19 4 7 67 32 61 Schalke 04 30 17 7 6 56 38 58 --------------------------------------------------------- VfL Wolfsburg 30 15 5 10 53 45 50 ---------------------------------------------------------

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: German league table

German league table after Saturday afternoon's matches (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 30 17 7 6 56 38 58 --------------------------------------------------------- VfL Wolfsburg 30 15 5 10 53 45 50 ---------------------------------------------------------
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