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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 With the 2014 World Cup just two months away, there was some concern when the German number one was withdrawn at half-time and replaced by 20-year-old Lukas Raeder at Munich's Allianz Arena.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 ---------------------------------------------------------

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

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: Stakes high as Fulham face relegation rivals Norwich

The stakes are sky-high at Craven Cottage on Saturday when Fulham host Norwich in a game that is sure to have a major bearing on who is eventually relegated from the Premier League. Fulham are currently unwanted holders of the third and final relegation place, but a victory over fourth bottom Norwich would bring them to within two points of their opponents, who appear to have the toughest final four games of any of the clubs currently in fear of the drop.

Football: Holders Bayern brush aside United to reach semis

Holders Bayern Munich romped into the Champions League semi-finals with a 3-1 victory at home to Manchester United in Wednesday's quarter-final, second-leg to win 4-2 on aggregate. Having drawn 1-1 at Old Trafford in last week's first-leg, Bayern had to come from behind after United's left-back Patrice Evra put the guests ahead with a superb second-half strike at Munich's Allianz Arena. But Bayern equalised just 69 seconds later through a diving Mario Mandzukic header, the first of their three goals in the final half an hour.

Football: Champions League result

Result of the quarter-final, second leg match between Bayern Munich and Manchester United at Munich's Allianz Arena on Wednesday. Bayern Munich (GER) 3 (Mandzukic 59, Mueller 68, Robben 76) Manchester United (ENG) 1 (Evra 57) Bayern qualify 4-2 on aggregate Teams Bayern Munich Manuel Neuer; Philipp Lahm (capt), Jerome Boateng, Dante, David Alaba; Thomas Mueller (Claudio Pizarro 84), Toni Kroos, Mario Goetze (Rafinha 65); Arjen Robben, Mario Mandzukic, Franck Ribery Yellow card: Rafinha (73) Coach: Pep Guardiola (ESP)
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