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Frings injury blow for Werder

Posted Friday, November 06, 2009 by PA

Werder Bremen midfielder Torsten Frings is facing a "significant" spell on the sidelines after tearing muscle fibres in Saturday's 2-2 draw against Nurnberg.The 32-year-old had to be replaced in that game and tests on Sunday confirmed the extent of the damage, which certainly rules him out of this weekend's clash with Borussia Dortmund.It also ends any hope Frings had of earning a recall to the ...Full Story »

Freiburg mourn Stocker

Posted Friday, November 06, 2009 by PA

Tributes have been paid to Freiburg president Achim Stocker, who died on Sunday.Stocker, who was the Bundesliga's longest serving president, having led the club from the Black Forest for the last 37 years, suffered a heart attack on Wednesday and passed away just before Freiburg played Hoffenheim on Sunday."Achim Stocker will always remain in our hearts," a club statement read.Hoffenheim coach R...Full Story »

Hunt rules out future with England

Posted Friday, November 06, 2009 by PA

Werder Bremen forward Aaron Hunt admits he is "flattered" by rumoured interest in him on the part of Fabio Capello, but has categorically ruled out representing England in the future.The 23-year-old has yet to make his senior debut for Germany team and, according to reports in England and Germany, England Under-21 coach Stuart Pearce has been keeping tabs on the youngster.But he said: "I only wa...Full Story »

Hopp aiming for Europe

Posted Friday, November 06, 2009 by PA

Hoffenheim owner Dietmar Hopp has set his sights on European qualification this season in order to keep the best players at the club.Hoffenheim currently lie fifth, a position which would earn them a place in the Europa League next season and that is the aim Hopp has set his side, and he believes it is perfectly realistic."We cannot compete with Bayern (Munich) - they will win the league, but we...Full Story »

Renato heads home to Brazil

Posted Friday, November 06, 2009 by PA

Bayer Leverkusen have sent midfielder Renato Augusto back to Brazil to receive treatment for a knee injury and to enjoy a short break.The 21-year-old has already flown back to his homeland after being given the green light to consult his doctor of choice about a problem which has ruled him out of his club's last two Bundesliga fixtures."He has an oedema on his knee," explained Leverkusen's direc...Full Story »

Wolves win but have work to do

Posted Friday, November 06, 2009 by PA

Goals from Zvjezdan Misimovic, Christian Gentner and Edin Dzeko guided Wolfsburg to an emphatic 3-0 victory over Besiktas, although the German side have yet to secure their place in the knockout stages of the Champions League.The Bundesliga side threatened to run their hosts ragged in a blistering opening when they were rewarded with a goal by Misimovic but they had to wait until the final 10 mi...Full Story »

Van Gaal remains upbeat

Posted Friday, November 06, 2009 by PA

Bayern Munich boss Louis van Gaal still believes his side can reach the knockout stage of the Champions League despite their 2-0 defeat at home to Bordeaux on Tuesday night.The defeat was Bayern's second in four games in Group A and left them four points adrift of second-placed Juventus. The Germans now need to win their remaining two matches at home to Maccabi Haifa and away to Juventus to have...Full Story »

Win could be turning point for Zola

Posted Friday, November 06, 2009 by PA

Gianfranco Zola believes West Ham's first Barclays Premier League home win of the season could be the turning point for his side as they lifted themselves out of the bottom three with a 2-1 victory over Aston Villa.A penalty from Mark Noble and an injury time winner from substitute Zavon Hines gave Zola's side a massive lift.But they also had England goalkeeper Robert Green to thank for the win ...Full Story »

Moyes rues `poor' goals

Posted Friday, November 06, 2009 by PA

Everton manager David Moyes was frustrated by the manner of the defeat to Benfica which has left his team's hopes of qualifying from the Europa League hanging in the balance.Second-half goals from Javier Saviola and Oscar Cardozo saw the Portuguese side complete a double over Everton, after a thumping win in Lisbon.Moyes said: "Benfica broke quickly and the goals were not like the ones in the fi...Full Story »

Hodgson aggrieved at `injustice'

Posted Friday, November 06, 2009 by PA

Fulham manager Roy Hodgson believes his team suffered an "injustice" in Thursday night's 2-1 defeat to Roma in the Europa League at the Stadio Olimpico.The Cottagers felt some of the decisions by referee Kevin Blom greatly hindered their chances of progressing in Europe.Having taken a deserved 1-0 half-time lead through a Diomansy Kamara penalty, Fulham had substitute Erik Nevland shown a straig...Full Story »

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