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Category: Borussia Dortmund

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Arsenal complete Sokratis Papastathopoulos signing for £17.7m

• Dortmund defender agrees ‘long-term contract’ with club• Unai Emery set to complete deal for Uruguay’s Lucas TorreiraArsenal have completed the signing of the Greece international Sokratis Papastathopoulos from Borussia Dortmund for a fee of €20m (£1…

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Arsenal agree £17.6m fee for Borussia Dortmund’s Sokratis Papastathopoulos

• Greece defender expected to complete move to north London• Papastathopoulos set to become Unai Emery’s third signingArsenal are close to signing Sokratis Papastathopoulos from Borussia Dortmund after agreeing a fee of €20m (£17.6m) for the Greece def…

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Lucien Favre confirmed as new Borussia Dortmund manager

• 60-year-old replaces Peter Stöger at Bundesliga club• Has managed Hertha Berlin and Borussia MönchengladbachLucien Favre has been confirmed as the new manager of Borussia Dortmund.Dortmund parted ways with coach Peter Stöger at the end of the recentl…

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Mainz use Klopp masterclass to topple Dortmund and seal survival | Andy Brassell

Sandro Schwarz’s team pulled off one of the shocks of the weekend – and they were inspired by highlights of Liverpool“Und das Reste ist Party,” as ZDF’s Das Aktuelle Sportstudio put it. The best nights out are often spontaneous ones and so it proved fo…

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‘Coaching is something I love’: Christian Pulisic’s father follows his passion

After playing a key role in his son’s rapid ascent, the father of American soccer’s would-be savior has resumed a deferred passionBlending into the background doesn’t seem to bother Mark Pulisic one bit. It was true last year while tucked away on the s…

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Football transfer rumours: Arsène Wenger to PSG or Borussia Dortmund?

This morning’s tittle-tattle is feeling the heatIt’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for: the first Mill since Arsène’s Big Announcement. You are reading history. Savour the moment. Savour the exclusivity. Print this out and frame it on your favouri…

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European roundup: Donnarumma dents Napoli title hopes with wonder save

• Last-gasp save earns Milan 0-0 draw at San Siro• Schalke see off Dortmund in Bundesliga derbyGianluigi Donnarumma produced a stunning save from Arkadiusz Milik in stoppage time as Milan held Napoli at the San Siro to further damage their opponents’ f…

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Brutal Bayern Munich made to wait for their title … but not for long | Andy Brassell

Bayern Munich have one hand on the title but Borussia Dortmund’s display against them called into question their right to be part of Der Klassiker“Die Bundesliga ist für uns vorbei.” Pep Guardiola’s infamous declaration in a 2014 press conference, with…

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Brutal Bayern Munich made to wait for their title … but not for long | Andy Brassell

Bayern Munich have one hand on the title but Borussia Dortmund’s display against them called into question their right to be part of Der Klassiker“Die Bundesliga ist für uns vorbei.” Pep Guardiola’s infamous declaration in a 2014 press conference, with…

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Bayern Munich v Borussia Dortmund: Bundesliga – live!

Bundesliga updates from Der Klassiker (5.30pm BST kick-off)Messi’s supercharged genius the ideal antidote to grey World CupAnd feel free to email John or tweet @johnbrewin_ 5.32pm BST 2 min: It’s cagey stuff but Bayern are strolling in the style you mi…

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Football’s latest arms race: the battle for Europe’s best youngsters intensifies | Stephen Ganavas

Away from the Neymars and Coutinhos, the continent’s top clubs are increasingly targeting players between 16 and 18, such as Jadon Sancho and Willem GeubbelsJadon Sancho’s move last summer from Manchester City to Borussia Dortmund made a clear statemen…

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Dortmund’s Michy Batshuayi alleges more racist abuse by Atalanta fans

• On-loan Chelsea striker shares monkey emojis on Twitter• Atalanta already facing Uefa disciplinary hearing on 22 MarchThe Borussia Dortmund striker Michy Batshuayi, who is on loan from Chelsea, has been inundated with racially abusive messages on soc…

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Europa League roundup: Atlético cruise but Dortmund stunned by Salzburg

• Saúl Ñiguez, Diego Costa and Koke score as Atléti beat Lokomotiv 3-0• Valon Berisha double sends Salzburg to victory in DortmundSaúl Ñiguez’s stunning solo strike, inspired Atlético Madrid to a deserved 3-0 win against Lokomotiv Moscow.The midfielder…

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Peter Stöger puts stamp on Dortmund to leave board with decision to make | Andy Brassell

The Austrian could not be doing more to remain as manager, with his side now looking as if they have put in a shiftOn other weekends, it would have been a cause for glumness. Yet even in falling a place below bitter rivals Schalke, from second to third…

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European roundup: Neymar suffers fractured metatarsal in blow to PSG

Brazil forward set to miss Champions League tie with Real MadridDortmund held by Augsburg as fans boycott Monday night matchParis Saint-Germain have confirmed that Brazilian forward Neymar suffered a fractured metatarsal and sprained ankle in Sunday’s …

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Chelsea forward Michy Batshuayi accuses Atalanta fans of racism

• Striker says he was abused while on loan at Borussia Dortmund• Belgian hits out on Twitter over ‘monkey noises’ from standsBorussia Dortmund striker Michy Batshuayi says he was subject to racist chants from Atalanta fans during a Europa League game i…

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Tayfun Korkut the unlikely architect of Stuttgart’s revival | Andy Brassell

Less than a month after what seemed a deeply underwhelming appointment, it has begun to seem a brighter future is possibleThe fabled ‘new manager bounce’ is one thing. Stuttgart winning away, though? That’s something else entirely and after a first vic…

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Nuri Sahin: ‘I want to give back after football and my children to be proud’

The Dortmund midfielder talks about Jürgen Klopp, the excitement surrounding Jadon Sancho and how he hopes to bring the Champions League back to his current clubWe are back to where it started for Nuri Sahin – spiritually at least. As we settle into th…

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Ademola Lookman slips and slides from Everton into Leipzig’s affections | Andy Brassell

Ralph Hasenhüttl has belief in the match-winning debutant who ‘only brought one pair of boots with him from England’It could have been all so different for Diego Forlán. So he thought, at least. Some years back he famously told an interviewer the tale …

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang completes £56m move to Arsenal

• Striker’s move to the Premier League club announced by Dortmund • Chelsea’s Michy Batshuayi set to join Bundesliga club on loanPierre-Emerick Aubameyang has joined Arsenal for £56m on transfer deadline day, triggering a chain of transfers that is exp…