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Apr 28, 2015

Eintracht Frankfurt to keep Inui for 2016 season

Eintracht Frankfurt have decided to extend the contract of Japanese international Takashi Inui for one season to 2016, Frankfurter Rundschau reported on Monday. Inui’s deal expires this summer but according to the German local daily, Frankfurt has exercised an option to retain the midfielder’s ...

Bayern wins Bundesliga crown with four games left to play

Apr 27, 2015

Bayern wins Bundesliga crown with four games left to play

Bayern Munich clinched the Bundesliga title with four games to spare Sunday, thanks to a little help from traditional rival Borussia Moenchengladbach. ‘Gladbach forward Max Kruse scored in the last minute to inflict a 1-0 defeat on second-place Wolfsburg, removing the mathematical possibility of ...

Apr 26, 2015

Gamba beat Albirex to move second

Red-hot striker Takashi Usami grabbed his eighth league goal of the season and Japanese treble winners Gamba Osaka defeated Albirex Niigata 2-1 at home on Sunday to move into second place in the J. League first division. Usami fired Gamba in front in the ...

Apr 26, 2015

Kagawa scores again for Dortmund

Japan midfielder Shinji Kagawa was on target for the second game in a row as Borussia Dortmund beat Eintracht Frankfurt 2-0 in the German first division on Saturday to move a step closer to Europa League qualification. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang opened the scoring with a ...

Man City steadies ship with nervy win over Villa

Apr 26, 2015

Man City steadies ship with nervy win over Villa

Manchester City’s disappointing season looks like ending with the consolation prize of Champions League qualification after an unconvincing win over Aston Villa opened a nine-point gap to the fading chasers for the English Premier League’s top four on Saturday. An 89th-minute goal by Fernandinho ...

Apr 23, 2015

Japan picked to host 2015, '16 Club World Cup

Japan has been reappointed as host of the FIFA Club World Cup for the next two years, the sport’s world governing body announced on Thursday. FIFA said the annual tournament would be held in Japan in 2015 and 2016 with this year’s edition scheduled ...

Taketomi double helps Kashiwa reach last 16 of ACL

Apr 22, 2015

Taketomi double helps Kashiwa reach last 16 of ACL

by Gus Fielding

Kosuke Taketomi scored twice as Kashiwa Reysol became the first Japanese team to reach the last 16 of this year’s Asian Champions League with a 3-2 win at home to South Korea’s Jeonbuk Motors on Wednesday night. Eduardo put Kashiwa in front early on, ...

Bayern routs Porto to reach Champions League semifinals

Apr 22, 2015

Bayern routs Porto to reach Champions League semifinals

Bayern Munich outclassed Porto 6-1 on Tuesday to reach its fourth consecutive Champions League semifinal and give coach Pep Guardiola an emphatic victory in his 100th match in charge of the German powerhouse. Robert Lewandowski scored two goals as the five-time champions roared back ...