Tuesday, January 26

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‘Havertz is a special player’ – Bosz insists Liverpool-linked midfielder can get even better
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‘Havertz is a special player’ – Bosz insists Liverpool-linked midfielder can get even better

The manager reflected on the German's performance as Bayer Leverkusen made a winning return on Monday Bayer Leverkusen head coach Peter Bosz lauded "special player" Kai Havertz but insisted the in-demand star can improve amid growing interest from some of the world's top clubs. Havertz continued to burnish his reputation with a first-half brace as Leverkusen crushed lowly Werder Bremen 4-1 in the Bundesliga on Monday. The Germany international – frequently the topic of transfer gossip columns amid links to Liverpool, Manchester United and Arsenal – opened the scoring in the 28th minute and restored Leverkusen's lead five minutes later following Theodor Gebre Selassie's equaliser.
Derby Draw Hurts Peter Bosz As Borussia Dortmund Blow Four-Goal Lead
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Derby Draw Hurts Peter Bosz As Borussia Dortmund Blow Four-Goal Lead

Under-fire Borussia Dortmund coach Peter Bosz admitted Saturday’s 4-4 draw at home to Schalke “hurt”, after his side surrendered a four-goal lead to their derby rivals in the Bundesliga. Dortmund were on course for a thumping win after racing into a 4-0 lead with only 25 minutes gone, but the hosts collapsed in the second half after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was sent off for a second yellow card. After Aubameyang opened the scoring, an own goal by Schalke midfielder Benjamin Stambouli, plus a Mario Goetze header and volley from Raphael Guerreiro gave Dortmund a commanding lead to leave Schalke stunned. But the second half was a totally different story. Guido Burgstaller and Amine Harit clawed goals back for Schalke before the hosts had Aubameyang sent off in the 72nd minute for...
Dire Borussia Dortmund Results Pain Boss Peter Bosz
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Dire Borussia Dortmund Results Pain Boss Peter Bosz

Borussia Dortmund coach Peter Bosz admitted their third straight defeat in the Bundesliga “hurts” as the club’s dire form continued ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League clash against Tottenham Hotspur. Dortmund are winless in their last five league games, collecting just one point from a possible 15, after losing 2-1 at VfB Stuttgart on Friday. They last won a Bundesliga match in September and could finish the weekend nine points behind leaders Bayern Munich. The defeat in Stuttgart further dented fragile confidence before facing Spurs in Europe and next Saturday’s derby showdown against fierce rivals Schalke. To make matters worse, star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was suspended in Stuttgart for “disciplinary reasons”. Bosz lamented both the performance and “ridiculous”...
Bayern Munich Saviour Jupp Heynckes Renews Rivalry With Borussia Dortmund In 2012
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Bayern Munich Saviour Jupp Heynckes Renews Rivalry With Borussia Dortmund In 2012

The man who had plotted BVB's downfall some 52 months earlier was back – with the same objective. As was the case in summer 2011 following the first of Dortmund's back-to-back Bundesliga title wins, Heynckes – now 72 and entering his fourth stint at the Bayern helm - stepped into the breach with a menacing black-and-yellow shadow hanging over Germany's most successful club. The defending champions' faltering start to the 2017/18 campaign, juxtaposed with Dortmund's near-flawless run under Peter Bosz, had opened up a five-point gap at the summit. Bayern's dominance – an unprecedented five successive Bundesliga titles – was under serious threat. That was five weeks ago. Since then, Heynckes' Bayern have effortlessly pieced together a five-match winning run in all competitions. Their UEFA C...
Nuri Sahin Getting The Good Times To Roll Again At Borussia Dortmund
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Nuri Sahin Getting The Good Times To Roll Again At Borussia Dortmund

"I'm really pleased for Nuri," said team-mate Lukasz Piszczek, fresh from making his 250th Bundesliga appearance. "He's had a tough time, but that's behind him now and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that he stays fit and continues to play like this. The coach is encouraging him and giving him confidence and I think you can see that in how he's playing."Indeed, confidence was simply oozing out of Sahin's body language, with an aura of authority in his game and a lightness in his step – as if a weight had been lifted from his shoulders. It probably had.After a season spent mainly on the sidelines, unable to force his way into the thoughts of former Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel, Sahin now seems to be on the same wavelength as BVB's new boss."He's a relaxed guy – a real people's person and alw...
OFFICIAL: Dortmund Confirm Jeremy Toljan Signing From Hoffenheim
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OFFICIAL: Dortmund Confirm Jeremy Toljan Signing From Hoffenheim

The 23-year-old defender signed a contract with the club until 30 June 2022.BVB’s first interest in Toljan was reported by Reviersport two weeks ago, whilst the Peter Bosz and Co. have moved quickly to secure the signing."Jeremy can play both on the right and on the left," says Dortmund sports director Michael Zorc, adding: "He is one of the players of the German Under 21 national team at the European Championships this summer.
‘It Wasn’t Always Easy’ Working Under Tuchel – Gotze
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‘It Wasn’t Always Easy’ Working Under Tuchel – Gotze

Mario Gotze says Borussia Dortmund have lots of room to improve under new head coach Peter Bosz following a difficult spell under Thomas Tuchel that “wasn’t always easy.” Gotze, 25, made his comeback for Borussia Dortmund in a friendly against Urawa Red Diamonds on Saturday, after over five months on the sidelines because of a metabolic illness. Having only returned to the Westfalenstadion from Bayern Munich in the summer of 2015, Gotze made just 16 appearances for the club before being ruled out for the rest of the season in late February. Speaking to Perform Media the Germany international looked back on a difficult season, not only for him but also the club, in which BVB’s team bus was attacked, their Sudtribune was shut down for one match because of fan trouble and after which...