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Bayer Leverkusen v Borussia Dortmund: Line-Ups, Facts and Prediction

2010 and 2011 champions, Dortmund begin 2015 with an away trip to Leverkusen in hopes of beginning the slow ascent back up the table. Their opponents, Leverkusen will look to improve their chances of Champions League qualification with a win in Saturday’s top game at the Bay Arena. Leverkusen stand in 3rd place, 6 points of second placed Wolfsburg and their opponents Dortmund are languishing in 17th, after a dreadful first half of the season which saw them pick up just four victories. Although thirteen points separate the two sides, coach Roger Schmidt remains wary about the strength of the Dortmund attack. Jurgen Klopp on the other hand firmly has stressed the fact that this is not a game where Dortmund are not the favourites, and the possibility of relegation is still present. Dortmund new boy Kevin Kampl and Leverkusen boss Roger Schmidt are reunited after their days together at RB Salzburg. The Slovenian is also a youth product of […] Read more »

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Marco Reus Reaches An Agreement With Real Madrid: Report

Borussia Dortmund winger Marco Reus is set to leave the club as reports suggest the player has reached an agreement with Real Madrid. Germany international Marco Reus has been linked with a move away from Borussia Dortmund for a long time now. Clubs like Chelsea, Bayern, Manchester United and Real Madrid are reportedly keen on signing the winger. According to El Confidencial, Marco Reus has decided to join Real Madrid as the winger has reportedly agreed a 5-year deal with the European champions. It is believed that Reus will earn €7 million a year, the same as Kroos and Benzema currently do. The salary is said to be almost double of what Reus earns at Borussia Dortmund. In order to sign the German winger, Real Madrid will have to shell out €25 million to release him from his Dortmund contract. Real Madrid will not hesitate to meet the buy-out clause to acquire Reus’ signature. The potential contract could be signed […] Read more »

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Marco Reus Transfer: Dortmund CEO Hints At Player Exit

Bourrsia Dortmund Star Marco Reus has been a transfer target for number of clubs, including Real Madrid, Chelsea and Liverpool. Dortmund CEO has now hinted  at, the player’s exit from the club. Less than 18 months ago, Borussia Dortmund were playing in the final of the UEFA Champions League and were being looked upon as favourites by some after their stunning performance against Real Madrid in the semi-final. Just goes to show how quickly fortunes can turn in the world of football, with the club now fighting to stay clear of relegation in the Bundesliga. Dortmund have now lost 10 out of their opening 17 games, leaving them second from bottom in their league. Adding to their problems is the injuries suffered by key players at key points in the season. One such player is Marco Reus – one of the world’s very best. His absence is going to affect any team, let alone a team like Dortmund who lost […] Read more »

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Arsenal Report: Gunners Begin Gundogan Talks; Signing Mandzukic Is A Priority

Arsenal have started talks to sign Ilkay Gundogan and Wenger has made Mario Mandzukic a priority signing. Ilkay Gundogan has reportedly rejected a contract extension and is believed to be interested in a move to the Premier League. The German midfielder is in talks with Borussia Dortmund over a new contract but reports suggest that interest from England has caught his fancy and he is keen on moving to the country. Gundogan has just 18 months left on his current contract and if the midfielder does not commit to himself to a new contract, Borussia Dortmund will be open to selling him in the summer. According to reports, Arsenal, who are long-term admirers of the Germany international, have been alerted by the situation and the Daily Mirror reports that contact has been made over a deal to bring Gundogan to Arsenal. Arsene Wenger has recently admitted his desire of signing a defensive midfielder during the January transfer window and Ilkay […] Read more »

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Borussia Dortmund 2013-14 Bundesliga Mid-Season Review

Borussia Dortmund have had a season to forget so far as they are second from bottom after the first half of the season. Had bottom placed Freiburg won their game against Hannover in late December, Dortmund would have been bottom of the league for the first time in their history during the winter break. After their Super Cup win over Bayern Munich in August, it was unthinkable that Jürgen Klopp’s men would be where they are now in the Bundesliga. It’s hard to believe that Dortmund, who were in the Champions League final not so long ago, have become a bad team in the span of five months. The Dortmund faithful have been amazing in their support and have cheered their team in truly desperate times and the only positive thought that they can have in their minds is it simply can’t get any worse than this! Dortmund were in a similar situation last season as well when they were […] Read more »