Dortmund

Result: Bayern Munich move level on points with Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund

Bayern claimed a slender win over Hertha Berlin. Bayern Munich boss Niko Kovac celebrated his 100th game as a Bundesliga head coach with a 1-0 home win over Hertha Berlin. The former Croatia international, who has also coached Eintracht Frankfurt as well as his national side, saw Javi Martinez head in the only goal with just over an hour gone. Hertha had their chances to score but finished the game with 10 men as Karim Rekik was sent off with six minutes to go. Davie Selke had seen an early effort disallowed and Salomon Kalou had his shot cleared off the line as the visitors had the better chances in the first half. Selke also saw his shot cleared off the line early in the second half before Martinez struck to give his side the lead and Bayern held on for the victory. Hertha had the ball i...

Jadon Sancho shows touches of class on disappointing night for Dortmund

The England international left Wembley frustrated after second-half goals from Son Heung-min, Jan Vertonghen and Fernando Llorente. Jadon Sancho endured a difficult evening as Borussia Dortmund suffered a 3-0 defeat to Tottenham in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 clash. The England international left Wembley frustrated after second-half goals from Son Heung-min, Jan Vertonghen and Fernando Llorente put Spurs in command ahead of the return match in Germany on March 5. Here, Press Association Sport analyses the 18-year-old forward’s contribution for the Bundesliga leaders. Role Jadon doing Jadon things ?️#THFCBVB 0-0 pic.twitter.com/BIBQ29JrVO — Borussia Dortmund (@BlackYellow) February 13, 2019 Sancho began wide on the right, supporting Dortmund’s false-nine Mario Gotze. He ...

Focus on Borussia Dortmund ahead of Tottenham clash

Spurs are hoping to better their achievements of last year. Tottenham resume their Champions League campaign when Borussia Dortmund visit Wembley in the first leg of their last-16 tie on Wednesday. Spurs are hoping to better their achievements of last year and make it to the quarter-finals, but will face a tough test. Here, Press Association takes a closer look at the German side. Sizzling Sancho Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho is a big threat for Spurs (John Walton/PA) One man who Tottenham need to be concerned about will need no introduction. Jadon Sancho burst into the limelight following his England call-up before Christmas and he is in fine form. He scored one and made the other two goals for Dortmund in their 3-3 draw against Hoffenheim at the weekend and the teenager is tearing up ...

Mauricio Pochettino not surprised by Jadon Sancho’s development at Dortmund

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is not surprised to see Jadon Sancho hit the heights for Borussia Dortmund this season. The 18-year-old midfielder has burst onto the scene at Dortmund having left Manchester City, where opportunities were limited, in August 2017 for £8million. He has scored eight goals and produced 11 assists in all competitions for the German side, form which earned him England recognition before Christmas. Sancho, who was involved in all three goals in Saturday’s 3-3 draw with Hoffenheim, will return to Wembley with Dortmund on Wednesday as they play Spurs in the first leg of the last-16 Champions League tie. Jadon Sancho has forced his way into the England squad (Nick Potts/PA) Pochettino, who hinted Sancho was on Spurs’ radar when he left City, expected the youngs...

Tottenham Hotspur team news: Injury, suspension list vs. Borussia Dortmund

Sports Mole looks at the latest injury and suspension news for Tottenham Hotspur ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League clash with Borussia Dortmund. Mauricio Pochettino will continue his bid to win his first trophy as Tottenham Hotspur manager on Wednesday night when his team host Borussia Dortmund in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie. Spurs recorded just one point from their first three group-stage fixtures, but two wins and a draw in the second half of the campaign secured the runners-up spot behind Barcelona. The North London outfit have not produced their best form on the domestic front since the start of 2019, but three successive wins have been registered in the Premier League. The latest of those came on Sunday afternoon as Spurs overcame a valiant effort fro...

Lloris warns Tottenham improvements are needed for Dortmund clash

Hugo Lloris saved Tottenham against Leicester, but the captain knows he will not be able to repeat the feat if his side defend the same against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League on Wednesday. The France international kept out Jamie Vardy’s penalty, which was the striker’s first touch of the game, and made a number of other important stops as Spurs won 3-1 at Wembley. Although the scoreline suggests an easy win for Mauricio Pochettino, Leicester were well in the game and had 20 shots at goal. Hugo Lloris played a key role in Spurs’ win over Leicester on Sunday (John Walton/PA) Lloris was able to bail his side out, but the prospect of conceding so many chances against the Bundesliga leaders in the first leg of their last-16 Champions League tie worries him. “Leicester played in a fan...

Preview: Tottenham Hotspur vs. Borussia Dortmund – prediction, team news, lineups

Sports Mole provides team news, predicted lineups and a full preview of Wednesday’s Champions League last-16 clash between Spurs and Borussia Dortmund. Tottenham Hotspur play host to Borussia Dortmund in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie having only reached this stage of the competition with a dramatic 1-1 draw with Barcelona at Camp Nou. Dortmund have enjoyed an excellent campaign, but the German giants make the trip to Wembley Stadium having failed to win any of their last three matches. Tottenham Hotspur © Reuters Spurs would have acknowledged that they faced an uphill task to reach the knockout stages of this competition having recorded just one point from their first three group games, but the desire shown in the remaining matches suggests that they can be cont...

Manchester United hold interest in Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho?

Manchester United are reportedly considering whether to launch a summer bid for Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho. Manchester United have reportedly identified Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho as a potential summer signing. Sancho left Manchester City to move to Dortmund in August 2017, and the 18-year-old has already gone on to make 22 starts and 16 substitute outings for the Bundesliga leaders. The teenager has also been handed a debut with England as a result of his regular action in Germany but according to Metro, United are interested in bringing the player back to the Premier League. The report claims that United are keen to improve their options on the right flank during the summer transfer window, and may be prepared to spend big in order to sign Sancho. Dortmund are said ...

Celtic complete loan signing of Jeremy Toljan from Borussia Dortmund

Celtic complete the signing of full-back Jeremy Toljan on loan from Borussia Dortmund until the end of the season. Celtic have completed the signing of Jeremy Toljan on loan from Borussia Dortmund until the end of the season. Toljan joined Dortmund from Hoffenheim in 2017 but has fallen out of favour under manager Lucien Favre so far this term. The 24-year-old will now spend the remainder of the 2018-19 campaign on loan with Celtic, who currently sit six points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership table. “This is an exciting move for me and I’m delighted to be joining a club like Celtic, which has a great reputation throughout Europe,” Toljan told the club’s official website. “I’m looking forward to meeting my new teammates and working with the m...

Juventus, Borussia Dortmund ‘to launch bids for Andreas Christensen’

Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen is reportedly a target for Juventus and Borussia Dortmund after falling out of favour at Stamford Bridge. Andreas Christensen could be on his way out of Chelsea before the transfer window closes as Juventus and Borussia Dortmund are reportedly ready to launch late bids. The Denmark international has barely been used since Maurizio Sarri arrived last summer, featuring just once in the Premier League all season. Christensen has otherwise been forced to settle for cup appearances, leading to talk that he is seeking a move away from Stamford Bridge before the summer. According to The Sun, Juve are after defensive cover after sending Mehdi Benatia to Qatari side Al-Duhail, while Dortmund are also in the market for a centre-back to bolster their Bundesliga ti...

Result: Bayern see off stubborn Stuttgart to keep heat on Dortmund

Bayern Munich secured their fifth successive Bundesliga win with a 4-1 victory over Stuttgart to cut the gap to leaders Borussia Dortmund back to six points. Stuttgart, who remain just three points clear of the relegation zone, frustrated Bayern in the first half as Anastasios Donis cancelled out Thiago‘s opener. The hosts fired back with three second-half strikes, while Robert Lewandowski also missed a penalty in an ultimately resounding win. Bayern, looking to respond to Dortmund’s thumping 5-1 win over Hannover on Saturday, got off to a flying start as Thiago put them in front after only five minutes. The Spain international steered a side-foot finish inside the near post, but, instead of keeping their foot on the gas, Bayern eased off the peddle. And they were punished in s...

Result: Bayern Munich keep the pressure on Borussia Dortmund with defeat of Hoffenheim

Goretzka (2) and Lewandowski on target in away success. Bayern Munich closed the gap at the top of the Bundesliga to three points after beating Hoffenheim 3-1 at the Rhein-Neckar Arena. Two goals from Leon Goretzka in the first half set Bayern up for their first points at Hoffenheim in three Bundesliga seasons. The hosts pulled one back through Nico Schulz, who fired the ball past goalkeeper Manuel Neuer from outside the area, only for Robert Lewandowski to wrap up the success. Lewandowski had an early chance to take the lead when he controlled a cross from David Alaba but his volley went just wide of the target. Home keeper Oliver Baumann dropped on the ball to prevent it crossing the ground in a goalmouth scramble as Bayern tried to bundle the ball over the line. Goretzka gave Bayern a d...

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