UEFA Champions League Matchday 5 Preview

The Uefa Champions league has reached its business end, and by the end of Match day 5 some big teams would bid farewell to the competition for good, at least the 2014/15 edition. Teams would be looking for favours from rivals as well as inspiration from their fans to give

Dortmund signs Japanese midfielder Mitsuru Maruoka

Last season's Champions League finalists Borussia Dortmund announced on Thursday they have signed 17-year-old Japanese midfielder Mitsuru Maruoka on a two-year loan deal from Shinji Kagawa's ex-club Cerezo Osaka. Maruoka, who turns 18 on January 6, is expected to initially play for Dortmund's reserves in Germany's third division and Borussia have

Dortmund close to perfection-Klopp

Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp believes that his team were close to perfection as they swept aside Saarbrucken 2-0 in the DFB-Pokal on Tuesday. Goals from Julian Schieber and Jonas Hofmann sent the Schwarzgelben into the last 16, while the team achieved 84 per cent possession - their highest total ever

Bayern will soon crash-Lewandoski

Robert Lewandowski thinks  Bayern Munich are due a crisis at some point this season and remains adamant that Borussia Dortmund will soon catch up with them in the Bundesliga. Pep Guardiola's men are four points clear of second-placed Bayer Leverkusen, while the Schwarzgelben sit seven points adrift of the league leaders

Napoli not settling for a draw-Reina

Pepe Reina has signified that Napoli will be playing not just  for a point in Tuesday's Champions League face-off with Borussia Dortmund. The Serie A representatives will book their ticket for the knockout stages with a draw against last season's runners-up, but Reina has maintained that the Partenopei will be looking

No predicament at Dortmund-Klopp

Jurgen Klopp has fired back against  suggestions that Borussia Dortmund are in crisis after a run of three successive defeats. Following a  shock loss at Wolfsburg, they've fallen  seven points behind Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich after being defeated 3-0 by their great rivals at the weekend, while a 1-0 reverse at

Hummels out for 2013 due to broken foot

Borussia Dortmund have received distressing reports on the injury front as they will have to make do without Mats Hummels for the remainder of 2013 due to a broken foot. The centre-back picked up the injury in Germany's 1-0 international friendly win over England on Tuesday and have undergone series of tests