A German court has sentenced a man to 14 years in prison over last year's attack on the Borussia Dortmund football team's bus. The dpa news agency reported that the defendant, who has been identified only as Sergej W in line with Germany's privacy rules, was convicted on 28 counts of attempted murder by the Dortmund state court on Tuesday. Dortmund defender Marc Bartra and a police officer were injured when three explosions hit the team's bus as it left a hotel in the western German city for a Champions League game on April 11, 2017. WATCH: Dortmund attack suspect is a 'market trader' (2:14) Prosecutors alleged that Sergej took out a loan and placed a short bet that Borussia Dortmund's shares would drop in value. He then bombed the bus and tried to disguise the attack by placing letters claiming responsibility, which said the attack was carried out "in the name of Allah". The initial police investigation focused on the possibility that the attack was … [Read more...] about German court convicts Borussia Dortmund bombing suspect
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Lucien Favre’s electric young Borussia Dortmund side twice came from behind before Paco Alcacer’s winner handed them a 3-2 win over German champions Bayern Munich. Robert Lewandowski twice put Niko Kovac’s side ahead at the Westfalenstadion, twice netting with headers. But Marco Reus, the boyhood BVB fan who has remained in the North Rhine when a host of stars have elected to depart, twice equalised, first from the penalty spot and then with a delicious half volley. Jadon Sancho again played a starring role in the second half for the league leaders, and it was the teenage England winger’s brilliant through ball that set Alcacer clean through on goal, and the Spanish hitman deliciously dinked over Manuel Neuer to hand the home side victory. Lewandowski turned home in the fourth minute of injury time with a gorgeous back heel, but saw his effort correctly ruled out for offside. "It was an awesome game, but if we lost, I probably wouldn't be saying that right now," … [Read more...] about 5 talking points as Borussia Dortmund stun Bayern in brilliant Klassiker
All In The German soccer club Borussia Dortmund wants to raise €110 million to compete with arch-rival Bayern Munich. By Massimo Bognanni, Markus Hennes and Markus Fasse Published on August 21, 2014 5:59 pm Why it matters Germany’s only publicly listed professional soccer club wants to narrow the financial gap with the world’s top clubs. Facts Borussia Dortmund will issue up to 24.6 million new shares. Puma and Signal Iduna have indicated interest in taking larger stakes in the team. The move would allow the club to keep key players such as Mats Hummels and Marco Reus for the long term. Pdf As Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich battle for dominance in German soccer, the power struggle isn’t restricted to what happens on the pitch. On Thursday, a day before the start of the Bundesliga, Germany’s top division, Dortmund announced it was planning an extensive capital increase. The only German soccer club listed on the … [Read more...] about In Bayern’s Shadow, Borussia Dortmund to Raise €110 Million
New PUBLISHED: 10:21 27 June 2018 | UPDATED: 10:21 27 June 2018 Layth Yousif Borussia Dortmund's Sokratis Papastathopoulos who is tbeing targeted by Arsenal battles with Harry Kane during their UEFA Champions League, Group H match at Wembley. PA PA Archive/PA Images Arsenal are closing in on £16 million Borussia Dortmund centre-back Sokratis Papastathopoulos according to reports coming from Germany. Sokratis Papastathopoulos (pic Nick Potts/PA) As Unai Emery Emirates revolution gathers pace, head of recruitment, Sven Mislintat, is said to be interested in the 30-year-old defender. The former AEK Athens Greek international with 79 caps has impressed during his five years in the Bundesliga at the Westfalenstadion. Prior to joining the Bundesliga side he played for Genoa for two seasons following a disappointing 24 month year spell at the San Siro with AC Milan between 2010 and 2012 before rebuilding his career with Werden Bremen. Peter Stoger’s Schwarzgelben are … [Read more...] about Arsenal close in on £16 million Borussia Dortmund centre-back Sokratis Papastathopoulos according to German reports
Right from day one, Charlie Methven was crystal clear. “The equivalent clubs are not Chelsea or Tottenham, they are clubs like Borussia Dortmund, who understand what kind of club they really are,” said Sunderland’s new executive director. “(Dortmund is) a big, serious working-class area, passionate about its football club. “That’s actually what Sunderland is. It is not about trying to compete with Spurs and trying to be the flash guys which, I am afraid, is where it has gone for the past 10 to 15 years.” The trouble with model football clubs is they go in and out of fashion. Not so long, Southampton and Swansea City were held up as the way to do it but in the Premier League season just gone, both were fighting relegation and only the Saints survived. Thirteen years ago, Borussia Dortmund were a good example of how not to run a club. In March 2005, they were bailed out from imminent bankruptcy. It later emerged Bayern Munich, German … [Read more...] about What can Sunderland learn from Borussia Dortmund model?