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Draw dampens Bayern’s Oktoberfest visit

Berlin, Germany | AFP | Bayern Munich were in dampened spirits during their visit to the Munich ‘Oktoberfest’ beer festival on Saturday, after a shock Bundesliga home draw to mid-table Wolfsburg. Bayern threw away a two-goal lead on Friday at the Allianz Arena which cost them the chance to top the …

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Aubameyang hits hat-trick for leaders Dormund

Berlin, Germany | AFP | Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang grabbed a hat-trick as Borussia Dortmund romped to a 6-1 home thrashing of Borussia Moenchengladbach to regain top spot in the Bundesliga on Saturday. Gladbach had no answer to Peter Bosz’s fleet-footed Dortmund, who opened a two-point lead over Hoffenheim at the top of …

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Aubameyang hits hat-trick for leaders Dortmund

Berlin, Germany | AFP | Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang grabbed a hat-trick as Borussia Dortmund romped to a 6-1 home thrashing of Borussia Moenchengladbach to regain top spot in the Bundesliga on Saturday. Gladbach had no answer to Peter Bosz’s fleet-footed Dortmund, who opened a two-point lead over Hoffenheim at the top of …

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Top trio threaten marathon record in Berlin

Berlin, Germany | AFP | The current top long-distance runners will clash in Germany’s capital on Sunday with a trio, spearheaded by Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge, threatening the world record at the Berlin Marathon. Kenya’s Kipchoge, 32, and Wilson Kipsang, 35, take on Ethiopia’s Kenenisa Bekele, 35, in an elite line-up …

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Five things we learned in Bundesliga

Berlin, Germany | AFP | Bayern Munich silenced their critics with a 4-0 hammering of Mainz and goal-scorer Arjen Robben had a clear message for Carlo Ancelotti. Only quick-thinking from VfB Stuttgart’s team doctor saved the life of captain Christian Genter in their 1-0 win over Wolfsburg. Liverpool-bound Naby Keita earned …

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German female ref makes history as Leckie nets again

Berlin, Germany | AFP | Germany’s Bibiana Steinhaus made history on Sunday as the first female referee to officiate a match in a top European league by taking charge of Hertha Berlin’s 1-1 draw with Werder Bremen. Steinhaus became the first woman to referee a top-tier match in the German, …

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Bayern crash to shock defeat at Hoffenheim

Berlin, Germany | AFP | Striker Mark Uth netted twice as defending champions Bayern Munich slumped to a shock 2-0 defeat at Hoffenheim in the German Bundesliga on Saturday. Bayern coach Carlo Ancelotti paid the price for rotating his squad, having started with both Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery on the …

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Berlin offer cheap tickets for female ref debut

Berlin, Germany | AFP | Hertha Berlin are offering women half-price tickets for Sunday’s German league match against Werder Bremen with Bibiana Steinhaus set to make history as the first female referee in a top European league. The German Football Association (DFB) have confirmed the 38-year-old will take charge of …

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30 percent of athletes at 2011 worlds admitted doping – report

Berlin, Germany | AFP | At least 30 percent of those who competed at the 2011 IAAF World Championships admitted to having used banned substances during their careers, according to a report. The research was carried out by Germany’s University of Tuebingen and America’s Harvard Medical School in 2011, but legal …

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Video referee landmark as Bayern claim opening win

Berlin, Germany | AFP | Robert Lewandowski converted a second-half penalty, awarded by a video assistant referee intervention, as champions Bayern Munich opened the 2017/18 Bundesliga season with a 3-1 win over Bayer Leverkusen on Friday. The video assistant referee is being trialled in the Bundesliga this season and came into …

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