Kevin de Bruyne says Wolfsburg cannot use tiredness as an excuse for not performing in Thursday's UEFA Europa League clash with Inter.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
There were mixed emotions for Schalke's manager after a strong showing against Madrid.
The Dutchman hit two goals against his former club at the Santiago Bernabeu but Schalke still bowed out 5-4 on aggregate
Schalke came agonizingly close to eliminating Real Madrid from the UEFA Champions League, and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar rued a missed opportunity.
Real Madrid scraped into the UEFA Champions League last eight, but was whistled by the Bernabeu crowd after a 4-3 defeat to Schalke.
The Bundesliga outfit win on the night but Los Blancos squeezed through to the next round on aggregate after a thriller at Santiago Bernabeu.
With the teams tied at 0-0, Bayern Munich hosts Shakhtar Donetsk in the second leg of their UEFA Champions League last-16 tie Wednesday.
Pep Guardiola claims Bayern Munich's UEFA Champions League opponent Shakhtar Donetsk offers as much threat as the Bundesliga's top sides.
The Germany international is brimming with confidence ahead of Wednesday's return and has little doubt the Bavarians will emerge victorious.
The precocious talent has struggled badly over the last 12 months and he will again watch from the sidelines as Schalke plays Real Madrid on Tuesday.
Monday, March 9, 2015
Schalke coach Roberto Di Matteo is wary of tactically singling out any particular Real Madrid players, such is the La Liga giant's depth of talent.
Philipp Lahm has refuted suggestions that Pep Guardiola's style of play will leave Bayern Munich vulnerable in the UEFA Champions League.
After celebrating with club goat Hennes at the weekend, Cologne striker Anthony Ujah has apologized for being too rough.
The first knockout round returns with four ties this week and there are a number of high-profile players who are injured or suspended
The Real Madrid star has been hailed as one of the most clinical finishers from 12 yards, and the Barcelona man retains a fine record despite his recent miss.
Sunday, March 8, 2015
Bayern Munich has been drawn at Bayer Leverkusen in the DFB-Pokal, while Borussia Dortmund hosts Hoffenheim.
The agent of Juventus star Paul Pogba has claimed that seven top European clubs are all interested in the France midfielder.
Saturday, March 7, 2015
Augsburg beat Wolfsburg on Saturday and Pep Guardiola was thankful Bayern Munich could exploit that loss by beating Hannover 3-1.
Bayern Munich opened up an 11-point lead in the Bundesliga title race after Thomas Muller inspired a 3-1 comeback win at Hannover.
A drab draw with Hamburg at the Imtech Arena saw Borussia Dortmund's winning run in the Bundesliga come to an end.