Sunday, December 8, 2013
The Champions League runners-up lost another two players to injury on Saturday, leaving Jurgen Klopp bewildered by the continued misfortunes.
The Bayern boss backs the winger to win the prestigious award, believing that his exploits last season put him ahead of the Barca star.
Saturday, December 7, 2013
The BVB coach says the midfield pair are major doubts for the club's crucial Champions League clash with Olympique de Marseille on Wednesday
Goal took in the action at Signal Iduna Park, where the home side was undone by a Son goal to fall 10 points off the pace.
The Korean scored the winner just 18 minutes into the game, which both sides finished with just 10 men following the late dismissals of Emir Spahic and Sokratis Papastathopoulos.
The Frenchman scored twice as an own goal, a Daniel van Buyten header and strikes from Mario Mandzukic, Thomas Muller and Mario Gotze left Bremen feeling battered and bruised.
The club-record signing believes his experiences with the Liga giant have hardened him mentally, as the Gunners go in search of a first league title in 10 years.
Friday, December 6, 2013
The former Germany captain knows his country is one of the strongest sides headed to Brazil, but it still has unresolved lineup issues.
Goal brings you the full list of locations and times for all 48 group games during the 2014 showpiece in Brazil
Group G is an immensely difficult group, but there may be a path for the Americans to make their way to the knockout stages.
The draw for the finals in Brazil next year has left a number of parties celebrating their good luck, but for others there was little more than dismay at what is to come.
The coach will go head to head with his former mentor after Die Mannschaft were grouped with USA, as well as Ghana and Portugal, for next summer's festival of football in Brazil.
Goal's Ives Galarcep teams up with Sporting News' Mike DeCourcy and Marcus DiNitto to discuss the results of today's World Cup draw in Brazil
Goal’s experts offer their reactions to the World Cup draw in Group G where Germany, Ghana, USA, and Portugal were pooled together
The Germany boss believes the Selecao have a good chance of winning the competition because of their strength at home.
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Three sides with 10 title wins between them were thrown into a pool that also featured Australia, while the USA was placed in a group with Uruguay, Nigeria and Croatia.
The Dutchman faces a six-week spell on the sidelines due to a knee problem and will not feature again before the winter break.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
The Dutchman opened the scoring before being stretchered off in Bayern Munich's DFB Pokal round of 16 victory over Augsburg
Marcelo, Sergio Ramos, Raphael Varane and Pepe form the Blancos contingent, while the Bavarian quartet consists of David Alaba, Jerome Boateng, Dante and Philipp Lahm
The award, handed out to the best player under the age of 21 on an annual basis, was given to the Juventus midfielder ahead of a host of top youngsters.