Bastian Schweinsteiger warns not to write off Dortmund

Bayern Munich's Bastian Schweinsteiger shows off his skills during a recent German DFB-Cup match against FC Augsburg. Photo: EPA

German champions Borussia Dortmund will remain a force to be reckoned with despite trailing in the Bundesliga title race, according to Bayern Munich star Bastian Schweinsteiger.

Saturday, 22 December, 2012, 1:46am

Soccer star Gerd Mueller's career suffered a sad crash landing

Gerd Mueller scores against the Soviet Union. Photo: AP

Lionel Messi rewrote Gerd Mueller's 40-year-old record for the most goals scored in a single year, but the lifestyles of "Der Bomber" and the magical Argentinian could not be more different.

At the peak of his career - when he scored the winning goal in the 1974 World Cup final - Mueller basked in the same god-like status Messi now enjoys.

11 Dec 2012 - 2:31am

Munich out to turn tables against rivals Dortmund

Munich out to turn tables against rivals Dortmund

Bayern Munich are out to break their losing streak against defending champions Borussia Dortmund today in the Bundesliga clash, which has been described as the Clasico of Germany.

1 Dec 2012 - 2:47am

Bayern chairman tells players to raise their game

Striker Mario Gomez (left) is back in action for Bayern Munich.

Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has piled the pressure on the Bundesliga leaders by insisting they raise their game ahead of today's visit of Hanover 96 despite holding an eight-point lead.

24 Nov 2012 - 3:06am

Bayern out to halt Dortmund juggernaut

With Borussia Dortmund out to claim a third straight Bundesliga crown, Bavarian rivals Bayern Munich have splashed the cash.

Dortmund kick off the season at home to Werder Bremen tonight having beaten Bayern home and away in the league for the past two seasons. They also beat Munich 5-2 in May's German Cup final.

24 Aug 2012 - 1:21am

Jockey Club aims to air soccer matches

The Jockey Club is to offer free broadcasts of soccer matches on its website to 1,000 lucky punters, in a trial programme.

From Thursday, the chosen 'soccer-betting customers' will be able to watch live broadcasts of some games which have not been selected for airing by local paid and free-to-air television channels, a club spokesman said yesterday.

23 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

You Bet

Manchester United could seal the third leg of a possible quadruple this week with two Premier League games, against Manchester City and Wigan, that have the potential to bring them the title with two games to spare. And, with the Champions League final against Barcelona to follow, United stand on the verge of a pair of momentous triumphs.

9 May 2009 - 12:00am

Frank Burbach

When Germany last hosted the World Cup in 1974, times were very different. I was a lawyer in Munich and not yet in the diplomatic service. Germany then was not united, of course. We had an East Germany and a West Germany and, you may remember, there was a game between these two countries which was very tough and the West lost to the East.

8 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Momentum's with Monaco

Monaco can follow up last week's good win over Lyon with another home victory against Nantes tomorrow night.

Lyon are already champions and have nothing to play for, but Monaco's 2-1 win still ranks as one of their high points in a disappointing season.

29 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Bayern looking lively

Bayern Munich and Werder Bremen are setting the pace in the Bundesliga, and they rate as two of the best away bets on the weekend.

10 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Bayer hold home edge

Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich face their first big test of the season this weekend and they could well come unstuck at Bayer Leverkusen, who look well worth backing on the handicap.

13 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Odds on draw in Community Shield

Arsenal and Manchester United should share the spoils in tomorrow night's Community Shield - the traditional curtain-raiser to the English soccer season between the league champions and the FA Cup holders.

It has become almost as traditional for these two big rivals to contest the Shield - this is their fourth meeting in the past seven years.

7 Aug 2004 - 12:00am

Capitalise on low-goals wager

Boro and Bolton will vie for the season's first major trophy, but history shows it's likely to be a low-scoring affair in Cardiff

The first major trophy of the season is up for grabs tomorrow when Bolton and Middlesbrough clash in the League Cup final at the Millennium Stadium.

28 Feb 2004 - 12:00am

Bundesliga offers bargains as betting season kicks off

Hong Kong punters can bet on six soccer matches in Germany tonight - the first weekend of the 2003-04 Bundesliga season - and title contenders Hamburg look like banker material at home to Hannover in Match One.

2 Aug 2003 - 12:00am

Place your bets

Bayern Munich vs E. Frankfurt Bayern, who finished last season 16 points clear of second-placed Stuttgart, have been known to slip up unexpectedly at home but they are unlikely to make any mistake this time, especially after coach Ottmar Hitzfeld blasted his team following their penalty shootout defeat by Hamburg in a German Cup semi-final last week.

1 Aug 2003 - 12:00am