Belgium and Japan clash at the FIFA World Cup round-of-16 stage with each team looking at a potential spot in the quarterfinals
Goal-scorer Marco Reus admitted Borussia Dortmund's 2-0 Bundesliga win over Mainz on Sunday was overshadowed by the death of an 80-year-old fan in the stadium.
Japan midfielder Shinji Kagawa came off the bench to secure Borussia Dortmund's dramatic 2-1 win at Wolfsburg on Saturday, which trimmed Bayern Munich's Bundesliga lead to five points.
Borussia Dortmund midfielder Shinji Kagawa scored a screamer in the 6-0 demolition of Afghanistan by Japan in the World Cup qualifiers.
Former Manchester United midfielder Shinji Kagawa failed to score in an open goal from 5 yards out against Cambodia.
Borussia Dortmund's dream start to the season continued Sunday as their 4-0 win at new-boys Ingolstadt saw them leapfrog Bayern Munich to top the Bundesliga table on goal difference.
Perhaps, the ‘success’ of a football manger at a club could be determined by the the level of media speculation that tips his departure, once his team hit a rough patch or are on an extended run of uninspiring performances! Manuel Pellegrini at Manchester City, and Brendan Rodgers at Liverpool stand as an example to this rule, JA?rgen Klopp at Dortmund, however, stands out as an exception. Klopp is a manager who has symbolized Borussia Dortmund as much as the club symbolized him. While creating a version of playing football – high on tempo and technique – rarely seen before, he has elevated himself to a cult status enjoyed by the likes of Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho. The fairy tale which started back in 2008 could have had different cast if the men in-charge of Hamburg SV had not dismissed the then manager of Mainz on the basis of his scruffy appearance in a critical dossier. A few months […]
Having secured the transfer of Japanese playmaker Shinji Kagawa last summer, Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp is very happy. Klopp has forever been a huge admirer of Kagawa but was forced to let the now 25 year-old leave when Manchester United came calling three years ago. The Japanese endured a tough spell in English football as he was played either out of position (by Sir Alex Ferguson) or not played at all (by Fergusona s successor David Moyes). When Louis Van Gaal took charge in the summer, Kagawa was deemed surplus and eventually sold to his former club. Both Klopp and Kagawa seemed quite happy with the agreement, and the Dortmund manager continues to be a huge fan of the playmaker. “Shinji is someone who moves so well in the most difficult areas of the pitch, between the two lines of four,” Klopp was quoted as saying by the official Uefa website. “It’s like he is the sausage in a sandwich, […]
Matchday 3 in the Bundesliga saw Dortmundai??i??s prodigal son make a glorious return, while Gladbach made an emphatic statement of intent.
Just when Marco Reus seemed to be returning to fitness, lightning struck. The attacker has been ruled out for a month now. What will JA?rgen Klopp do without his star up front?