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Niko Kovac hails “perfect” Bayern Munich thrashing of Borussia Dortmund

Niko Kovac hailed a “perfect” performance as Bayern Munich took control of the Bundesliga title race by thrashing Borussia Dortmund 5-0. Dortmund started the day two points clear of Bayern, but Lucien Favre‘s side were dismantled during an astonishing first half that saw them concede four times. Mats Hummels, Robert Lewandowski – with his 200th goal in the Bundesliga – Javi Martinez and Serge Gnabry all scored before the break as the Dortmund defence disintegrated. Lewandowski added a fifth against his old club for good measure in the final minute to eclipse Gerd Muller’s 14-goal record in ‘Der Klassiker’ fixtures. “We played perfectly over the 90 minutes,” Bayern boss Kovac said in an interview broadcast on www.bundesliga.com. “I think...

Borussia Dortmund rule out exit for Manchester United target Jadon Sancho

Borussia Dortmund categorically rule out the possibility of Jadon Sancho leaving the club this summer amid speculation linking him with a £100m move to Manchester United. Borussia Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke has categorically ruled out the possibility of Jadon Sancho leaving the club this summer. Sancho has enjoyed a breakthrough season at the Westfalenstadion, scoring eight goals and creating a league-high 13 more in just 27 Bundesliga appearances. Such form has earned the 19-year-old England call-ups and attracted interest from some of Europe’s top clubs, with Manchester United understood to hold a particular desire to sign the former Manchester City youngster. The Red Devils have been linked with a mammoth £100m offer after reportedly making Sancho their number on...

How Bayern Munich could line up against Borussia Dortmund

Sports Mole looks at how Bayern Munich could line up against Borussia Dortmund this weekend. Bayern Munich will welcome Borussia Dortmund to the Allianz Arena on Saturday afternoon with first position in the Bundesliga table up for grabs. As it stands, Bayern are second in Germany’s top flight, two points off leaders Dortmund. The reigning champions have won their last seven home Bundesliga matches, while Dortmund have been victorious in just two of their last six on the road. There is simply no downplaying the importance of this weekend’s clash, with Bayern looking to return to the summit at a vital stage of the season. Here, Sports Mole takes a look at how Bayern could line up on home soil. Out: Corentin Tolisso (knee)Doubtful: Arjen Robben (calf), Manuel Neuer (calf), David ...

Club information: Borussia Dortmund – Sports Mole

Club information page for Ballspielverein Borussia 09 e.V. Dortmund Full name: Ballspielverein Borussia 09 e.V. Dortmund Nicknames: Dortmund, BVB, The Black and Yellows Founded: December 19, 1909 Stadium (capacity): Westfalenstadion (81,365) Most appearances: Michael Zorc (561) Most league appearances: Michael Zorc (463) Most goals: Alfred Preissler (174) Most league goals: Manfred Burgsmuller (135) Youngest player: Nuri Sahin (16 years 334 days vs. Wolfsburg, August 6 2005) Highest transfer fee paid: £25.3m – Andre Schurrle from Wolfsburg (July 22, 2016) Highest transfer fee received: £135.5m – Ousmane Dembele to Barcelona (August 28, 2017) Honours Bundesliga (8): 1956, 1957, 1963, 1994–95, 1995–96, 2001–02, 2010–11, 2011–12 DFB-Pokal (4): 1965, 1989, 2012, 2017 DFB/DFL-Superc...

Borussia Dortmund chief rules out Jadon Sancho move to Manchester United

Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc rules out the possibility of Jadon Sancho leaving the club this summer amid reported interest from Manchester United. Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc has ruled out the possibility of Jadon Sancho leaving the club to join Manchester United this summer. The Red Devils are understood to have made Sancho one of their top transfer targets when the window reopens, leading to speculation linking them with a British-record £100m move for the former Manchester City youngster. However, Zorc insists that the 18-year-old is not for sale and hinted that no club in the world would be able to offer enough to convince them to sell the winger. When asked about the speculation linking Sancho to United, Zorc told Bild: “I don’t kno...

Borussia Dortmund eye Callum Hudson-Odoi as Jadon Sancho replacement?

Borussia Dortmund are reportedly ready to battle Bayern Munich for Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi should they lose Jadon Sancho to Manchester United this summer. Borussia Dortmund will reportedly challenge Bundesliga rivals Bayern Munich for Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi if they lose Jadon Sancho this summer. Sancho has been heavily linked with a return to the Premier League following a breakthrough campaign at the Westfalenstadion, with Manchester United understood to be particularly interested in the 18-year-old England international. Dortmund have reportedly put a £100m asking price on Sancho’s head, and The Mirror claims that they would use the bulk of that money to sign Hudson-Odoi as a readymade replacement. Hudson-Odoi’s future at Stamford Bridge remains uncertai...

Borussia Dortmund ‘demanding £100m for Manchester United target Jadon Sancho’

Borussia Dortmund reportedly put a £100m price tag on 18-year-old England international Jadon Sancho, who has been linked with a move to Manchester United. Borussia Dortmund have reportedly put a £100m asking price on rumoured Manchester United target Jadon Sancho. Sancho has burst onto the scene with Dortmund this season, scoring eight goals and creating 12 more in 26 Bundesliga appearances to help his side challenge Bayern Munich for the title. The 18-year-old’s form has earned him a place in Gareth Southgate‘s England plans, while also attracting the attention of Manchester United. The Red Devils are thought to be confident of completing a deal for the former Manchester City youngster this summer, although their valuation of around £80m is below what Dortmund want. The Mirro...

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

Sports Mole brings you team news, predicted lineups and a full preview of the Champions League last-16 second leg between Borussia Dortmund and Spurs. Tottenham Hotspur have a three-goal lead to protect when they travel to Borussia Dortmund for the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie. The Lilywhites stunned their opponents with the manner of their victory when the sides faced off three weeks ago, earning a comfortable 3-0 win through second-half goals from Son Heung-min, Jan Vertonghen and Fernando Llorente. Borussia Dortmund © Reuters Following an impressive first half to the campaign for Dortmund, the wheels appear to have fallen off as they have ceded ground to Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga, exited the DFB-Pokal with defeat to Werder Bremen and are now on the brink of dro...

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...

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