Germany

Eintracht Player Scores While Sitting Down To Keep Champions League Dream Alive

With two matches remaining in the Bundesliga season, Eintracht Frankfurt stayed in top four contention thanks to an 85th-minute equalizer from Ajdin Hrustic against Mainz on Sunday.

12th-place Mainz had taken the lead at the Waldstadion through Karim Onisiwo, but Hrustic provided an unbelievable response only five minutes from time.

Bayern Munich Celebrates Ninth Straight Bundesliga Title With 6-0 Demolition Of Gladbach

MUNICH - Bayern Munich celebrated their record-extending ninth consecutive Bundesliga title on Saturday with a 6-0 demolition of Borussia Mönchengladbach and a hat-trick from Robert Lewandowski, who edged closer to a 49-year-old scoring record.

The champions had sealed the title before kickoff following RB Leipzig's 3-2 defeat at Borussia Dortmund earlier on Saturday.

The18 Presents: The First-Ever Champions League Bubble Watch

As domestic leagues across Europe enter the final weeks of their seasons, not only are league titles at stake, but qualification for next season's Champions League is also yet to be resolved.

Only 11 of the 26 automatic qualification spots for the UCL group stage have been officially determined, and more than half of the 55 playoff spots are up for grabs. 

With so many bids up for grabs across the continent, tracking the qualification process can be very difficult. 

Gio Reyna Scores Twice To Ensure An American Will Win DFB Pokal This Season

One way or another, an American will win the DFB Pokal this season. Gio Reyna made sure of that in emphatic fashion, scoring the first two goals as Borussia Dortmund spanked Holstein Kiel 5-0 in the semifinals on Saturday. Reyna, 18, became the second U.S. international to score in a DFB Pokal semifinal after Thomas Dooley did it in 1990 with Kaiserslautern. 

Tyler Adams Consoles Josh Sargent After RB Leipzig’s 121st-Minute Winner

Josh Sargent played his heart out for more than 120 minutes, and when it was over his compatriot Tyler Adams was there to console him. Adams was an unused substitute, but his RB Leipzig side beat Sargent’s Werder Bremen 2-1 in the DFB Pokal semifinals, with Emil Forsberg scoring the winner in the 121st minute.

Get To Know The Clubs Fighting For A Place In The Bundesliga

While fans of the European game will rightly be keeping an eye on the nail-biting title races in the top divisions of France and Spain, an exhilarating fight for promotion is coming to a head in Germany's second division.

With Bochum seemingly comfortable in first place on 60 points (first and second secure automatic promotion), the six teams below are dueling it out for second and third-placed finishes. It is incredibly high-stakes as unlike England's Championship, there is only one playoff place up for grabs as opposed to four.

Bayern Pays ‘Extremely High’ Fee To Pry Nagelsmann From RB Leipzig

MUNICH — Bayern Munich on Tuesday signed RB Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann to take over from Hansi Flick next season on a five-year contract, bringing to Munich one of Europe's most sought after young managers.

The 33-year-old took the reins at second-placed RB Leipzig in 2019 and led them to the Champions League semi-finals last year. Flick is leaving Bayern at the end of the season of his own free will despite having a contract until 2023.

Lewandowski Returns With Goal, But Bayern Squanders Chance To Clinch Title After Neuer Miscue

MAINZ, Germany — Bayern Munich squandered its first chance to seal the Bundesliga title when it lost 2-1 at Mainz 05 on Saturday and will now have to wait for RB Leipzig's game on Sunday to see whether it has clinched its 31st German league crown.

Jonathan Burkardt stunned the visitors after three minutes, turning at the edge of the box and releasing only for Bayern keeper Manuel Neuer to turn the ball into his own goal.

Una Temporada Para El Olvido: El Descenso Del Histórico Schalke 04

El Schalke 04 jugará la próxima temporada en la categoría de plata del fútbol alemán, tras sellar una de las peores temporadas de su historia. No es primera vez, pero era algo que no le ocurría desde el ya lejano 1991.

La noticias sorprende de todos modos, debido a sus lustrosas vitrinas. Die Knappen (Los Mineros) ostentan siete antiguos campeonatos germanos, siete subcampeonatos de Bundesliga y cinco coronas en la Copa Alemania. Por su parte, en el espectro europeo, en 1997 derrotaron al Internazionale en la tanda de penales, para llevarse la Copa UEFA.

Super League Collapses In Rare Triumph Of Fans Over Greed

MANCHESTER, England — The European Super League collapsed on Wednesday as eight of the 12 founding members from England, Italy and Spain abandoned the breakaway project under massive pressure from fans, politicians, soccer officials and even the British royals.

Founder and Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli told Reuters he was reluctantly calling time on the new league after six English clubs withdrew on Tuesday, with Inter Milan and Atletico Madrid following suit and AC Milan indicating they would too.

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