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Augsburg 0 : 2 Mainz - Defeat dents Augsburg's Euro hopes

Posted Saturday, March 14, 2015 by PA

Augsburg's hopes of playing in Europe next season suffered a setback on Saturday as they were beaten 2-0 at home by Mainz. Shinji Okazaki put the visitors in front against the run of play and Augsburg were unable to make the most of their superiority, falling to a second goal from Koo Ja-cheol late on. Defeat means Augsburg now only have a two-point advantage over seventh-placed Hoffenheim wit...Full Story »

Monchengladbach vs Hannover 96 preview - Favre cautious of Hannover

Posted Sunday, March 15, 2015 by PA

Borussia Monchengladbach coach Lucien Favre is reading nothing into Hannover's winless run of eight matches as he prepares his side for a serious challenge this Sunday. The Reds last won a game in 2014, but that just makes them an even more perilous prospect, according to Favre, whose side lost third place to Bayer Leverkusen on Friday night and will be keen to win it back. "Sides like this ar...Full Story »

Wolfsburg vs Freiburg preview - Hecking ponders fitness worries

Posted Sunday, March 15, 2015 by PA

Wolfsburg's 3-1 win over Inter Milan in the Europa League on Thursday night could leave its mark on the side Dieter Hecking sends out to face Freiburg this Sunday. Diego Benaglio, Vieirinha and Bas Dost all picked up knocks in the first leg of the Wolves' last-16 Europa League tie and all three could miss out to ensure they are fit for the second leg in Milan next week. "There's a question mar...Full Story »

Bayer Leverkusen 4 : 0 VfB Stuttgart - Leverkusen pile pressure on Stevens

Posted Friday, March 13, 2015 by PA

Bayer Leverkusen moved up to third in the Bundesliga on Friday night, leaving Stuttgart rooted to the foot of the table with a 4-0 win. Wendell put Leverkusen in front after they weathered an early storm, and Josip Drmic punished some weak Stuttgart defending to make it two four minutes later. Karim Bellarabi got in on the act early in the second half before Drmic added the fourth to pile the ...Full Story »

Borussia Dortmund vs Cologne preview - Klopp: It's a six-pointer

Posted Saturday, March 14, 2015 by PA

Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp has branded his side's clash with Cologne on Saturday evening a "relegation six-pointer" with last weekend's draw at Hamburg serving as a reminder that the Westphalians are not yet safe. Dortmund's four-game winning streak was ended in northern Germany a week ago and with only six points still separating them from the bottom three, Klopp is not yet ready to ...Full Story »

Eintracht Frankfurt vs Paderborn preview - Schaaf seeks strong performance

Posted Saturday, March 14, 2015 by PA

Eintracht Frankfurt coach Thomas Schaaf has told his players he will no longer tolerate dips in form as he eyes a positive final 10 games of the season. Last weekend, the Eagles were beaten 4-2 at Cologne having beaten Hamburg 3-1 a week before. Only twice this year have they won consecutive games and this inconsistency is starting to get the better of Schaaf ahead of Saturday evening's clash ...Full Story »

Werder Bremen vs Bayern Munich preview - Skripnik: Bremen up for Bayern task

Posted Saturday, March 14, 2015 by PA

Bayern Munich's 7-0 win over Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League on Wednesday has not worried Werder Bremen coach Viktor Skripnik, who insists his side are prepared to face the record champions this weekend. Bayern have lost only once in the Bundesliga this season - a 4-1 defeat to Wolfsburg in January - but Skripnik sees no reason why defeat number two cannot be inflicted at the Weserstad...Full Story »

Hertha BSC Berlin vs Schalke 04 preview - Shrug off European blues - Nastasic

Posted Saturday, March 14, 2015 by PA

Schalke need to put their Champions League disappointment behind them as they return to Bundesliga action at Hertha Berlin this Saturday. Despite beating Real Madrid 4-3 at the Bernabeu on Tuesday, that was not enough to see them through to the quarter-finals of the competition due to a 2-0 defeat in the home leg. Now, they only have the Bundesliga left this season, and getting back into the t...Full Story »

Hoffenheim vs Hamburg preview - Gisdol demands final push

Posted Saturday, March 14, 2015 by PA

Hoffenheim coach Markus Gisdol has called on one final push from his side heading into the final 10 games of the season. Since being promoted to the top flight in 2008, Hoffenheim have frequently been touted as candidates for a place in Europe, although they have yet to fulfil that ambition. According to Gisdol, they are now in a position to deliver that ticket to a tour of the continent, and ...Full Story »

Augsburg vs Mainz preview - Ambitious Augsburg eyeing Europe

Posted Saturday, March 14, 2015 by PA

With their objective for the season reached, Augsburg can afford to think even bigger when they host Mainz this weekend. After last weekend's 1-0 win over Wolfsburg, the Bavarians have what their coach Markus Weinzierl believes is a big enough cushion over the relegation zone not to have any survival fears over the final 10 games of the season. "All the rest now is a bonus," said Weinzierl. "I...Full Story »

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