Schalke relegated after 30 years in Germany's top flight

Soccer Apr 21, 2021

Schalke relegated after 30 years in Germany's top flight

Last-place Schalke was relegated on Tuesday after 30 consecutive years in the Bundesliga and almost exactly ten years since reaching the Champions League's semifinals. A 1-0 loss at Arminia Bielefeld confirmed a fourth relegation in Schalke's history after three decades in Germany's top flight. Schalke played ...

Ritsu Doan and Masaya Okugawa lead Arminia to vital victory

Soccer Mar 15, 2021

Ritsu Doan and Masaya Okugawa lead Arminia to vital victory

Ritsu Doan and Masaya Okugawa struck a goal each Sunday to lead Arminia Bielefeld to a vital 2-1 win against Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga. The victory at Leverkusen's Bay Arena pulled Arminia out of the bottom three and up to 15th place as they ...

'Delighted' Makoto Hasebe extends contract with Frankfurt

Soccer Mar 9, 2021

'Delighted' Makoto Hasebe extends contract with Frankfurt

Former Japan captain Makoto Hasebe has signed a one-year contract extension with Eintracht Frankurt that will take him through the 2021-22 German top-flight season, the club announced Monday. Frankfurt's joint longest-serving player, the 37-year-old Hasebe remains a key figure at Deutsche Bank Park in his ...

Daichi Kamada nets equalizer in Frankfurt's win over Hoffenheim

Soccer Oct 4, 2020

Daichi Kamada nets equalizer in Frankfurt's win over Hoffenheim

Daichi Kamada scored his first goal of the German first-division season on Saturday, netting the equalizer in Eintracht Frankfurt's 2-1 comeback win over Hoffenheim. The Japanese midfielder turned in a pass from Bas Dost in the 54th minute at Deutsche Bank Park and dribbled through ...

German clubs allowed to start season at 20% fan capacity

Soccer Sep 16, 2020

German clubs allowed to start season at 20% fan capacity

Limited numbers of spectators can return to Germany's soccer stadiums when the new Bundesliga season kicks off this weekend after a six-week test phase was agreed to on Tuesday. Germany's politicians are allowing each stadium to be at 20 percent capacity for the Bundesliga's 18 ...

'All clubs' preparing to host fans, says Bundesliga boss

Soccer Sep 4, 2020

'All clubs' preparing to host fans, says Bundesliga boss

All 36 clubs in Germany's top two soccer leagues are preparing plans to welcome back small number of home fans when the upcoming 2020-21 Bundesliga season starts on September 18, the league's chief revealed Thursday. "All the clubs have prepared documents and are in talks ...