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  1. Bayern Munich set sights on China expansion

    Stephan Uersfeld

    Bayern news

    Story | Conversation | August 19, 2014
  2. Ten of Asia's World Cup heroes

    John Duerden

    There may not yet have been an Asian winner of the World Cup but the continent has provided many heroes of the tournament's history. ESPNFC chooses ten that have made their mark... Saeed Al-Owairan (Saudi Arabia 1994, 1998) When you are playing a...

    Blog | June 01, 2014
  3. Sizing up the Real vs. Atletico tactical battle

    Michael Cox

    Big clubs have a nasty habit of ruining their little city rivals' celebrations. When Everton finished above Liverpool for the first time in years back in 2005, beating them to the final Champions League spot, the Reds went out and won the Europea...

    Blog | May 22, 2014
  4. Injuries, team diaspora threaten Germany

    Raphael Honigstein

    What's German for "angst?" Joking aside, it's hard to contemplate any other footballing nation being this good at fearing the worst ahead of every single World Cup. In 2006, injury doubts about Philipp Lahm (elbow) and Michael Ballack (calf) coinc...

    Blog | May 22, 2014
  5. German squad shows Lw's commitment to technical football

    Raphael Honigstein

    There was one World Cup nomination that even Joachim Low didn't quite anticipate. "I was surprised to see Matthias Ginter listed as a midfielder," said the German national team manager at Thursday's news conference in Frankfurt. "He can play as a ...

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  6. Khedira return timely ahead of Lisbon final

    Nicholas Rigg

    They say when one door shuts another one opens and that might hold true for Real Madrid. The sooner-than-expected return to action of midfielder Sami Khedira could be timely given Xabi Alonso's probable suspension for the Champions League final. ...

    Blog | May 03, 2014
  7. Leverkusen loss signals end for 'gentle giant' Hyypia

    Uli Hesse

    The 2-1 loss to Hamburg that cost Sami Hyypia his job at Bayer Leverkusen was an emotional rollercoaster ride. Hosts Hamburg played with a passion rarely seen from them and went ahead early. But Hyypia's Leverkusen team fought back and created many s...

    Blog | April 08, 2014
  8. Martinez impresses, Bayern's priorities and Bale's brilliance

    Gabriele Marcotti

    That's six straight Premier League wins for Everton following Sunday's 3-0 thrashing of Arsenal. Roberto Martinez's crew is now a point behind the Gunners with a game in hand. Fourth place -- at the expense of Arsenal -- and a spot in the Champio...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  9. Below-par PSG get job done against Leverkusen

    Jonathan Johnson

    Paris Saint-Germain breezed into the Champions League quarter-finals thanks to a 6-1 aggregate victory over Bayer Leverkusen that was secured with a 2-1 win at the Parc des Princes on Wednesday. Although the French champions were not at their dazzlin...

    Blog | March 12, 2014
  10. Three things: PSG vs. Leverkusen

    Julien Laurens

    A trio of thoughts from PSG's 2-1 win (aggregate 6-1) vs. Bayer Leverkusen. 1. Cavani needs to work harder To go far in the Champions League this season, PSG need Edinson Cavani at his best. It's no secret or big news, far from it, but Paris c...

    Blog | March 12, 2014
  11. Champions League return in Leverkusen comes at right time for PSG...

    Jonathan Johnson

    After just over two months without it, the Champions League is back and for Paris Saint-Germain it could not have come at a better time for the French champions. Laurent Blanc's side entered the European winter break with just a two-point lead over A...

    Blog | February 17, 2014
  12. End of the world?

    John Brewin

    As Tim Howard helped Romelu Lukaku from the field at Anfield on Tuesday, Everton fans will have felt a creeping anxiety that this might be the last they see of their Belgian destroyer. "It doesn't look too good at the moment," said a worried Rob...

    Blog | January 30, 2014
  13. PSG avoid big names but Leverkusen no walkovers

    Jonathan Johnson

    Paris Saint-Germain managed to stay away from the likes of Manchester City and Arsenal in Monday's Champions League last 16 draw. But in Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen, the French champions have been paired with a tougher team than what most believ...

    Blog | December 16, 2013
  14. Manchester United confident of Rooney talks

    ESPN staff

    Manchester United are confident that star striker Wayne Rooney is ready to open negotiations over a new bumper contract. Amid rumours that the club is ready to cull a number of first-team players in the coming January window, Rooney is being targe...

    Blog | December 14, 2013
  15. Workmanlike Leverkusen steeled for United clash

    Mark Rodden

    They had to defend 44 crosses and had just 37% of possession, but yet again Bayer Leverkusen found a way to win on Saturday. Ahead of the vital Champions League clash against Manchester United this Wednesday, Stefan Kiessling's goal against Hertha...

    Blog | November 25, 2013
  16. Replacing Khedira

    Martin Laurence,

    When Sami Khedira suffered a cruciate ligament injury in the second half of Germany's friendly with Italy last week, national team coach Joachim Loew didn't look to hide his disappointment. The German described the loss of the midfielder as a "blow t...

    Blog | November 19, 2013