Soccer / Football : Germany : Bundesliga 2013/2014
|13.Hertha - Werder|
|14.Bayern - Hamburg|
|Hannover - Nurnberg|
|Mainz - Borussia|
|Hoffenh. - Dortmund|
|Augsburg - Braunsch.|
|Wolfsburg - Stuttgart|
|15.Schalke - Freiburg|
|Bayer L. - Frankfurt|
Bender out, Sahin doubtful for Marseille match
Sven Bender will miss Borussia Dortmund's UEFA Champions League Group F decider against Marseille on Wednesday after twisting his right ankle and suffering tendon damage. The 24-year-old midfielder sustained the injury during Dortmund's 1-0 Bundesliga loss to Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday. Midfielder Nuri Sahin has suffered a partial ligament tear in his right ankle but there is still a chance that he could be available for the trip to France. Dortmund have to win in Marseille to secure their place in the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League.
Sahin and Bender injured
Borussia Dortmund midfielders Nuri Sahin and Sven Bender were injured in the 1-0 defeat to Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday, putting them in doubt for Wednesday's Champions League match at Olympique Marseille. Bender twisted his ankle early in the second half and Sahin followed suit 10 minutes from time after clashing with an opponent. "With Nuri it really does not look good. We have had easier moments. Now we need to wait on the medical results," coach Jurgen Klopp said. Dortmund are already without central defenders Neven Subotic and Mats Hummels plus midfielder Ilkay Gundogan, among others.
Arjen Robben sidelined for six weeks
Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben is sidelined until next year after suffering a knee injury in Wednesday's 2-0 German Cup win at Augsburg. The 29-year-old was taken off the field on a stretcher after he was hurt in a collision with Augsburg goalkeeper Marwin Hitz during the first half. Robben has scored nine goals and provided five assists in 16 appearances across the Bundesliga and Champions League this campaign. The good news for Bayern is that star Franck Ribery is back after cracking a rib in a match for France on Nov. 15.
Alaba inks new Bayern contract
David Alaba has extended his contract with Bayern Munich by three years until summer 2018. The 21-year old Austrian left-back joined Bayern's youth team from Austria Vienna in 2008. Alaba has already won two Bundesliga titles, one German Cup and the UEFA Champions League with Bayern.
Aogo tears knee ligaments
Schalke 04 have suffered another injury setback with the news that defender Dennis Aogo will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury. The German international suffered tears in his cruciate and medial ligaments in a training session ahead of their Bundesliga game against Stuttgart on Saturday.
It is the latest blow for coach Jens Keller, who was without the services of Marco Hoger, Kyriakos Papadopoulos and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar for the goalless draw at Steaua Bucurest on Tuesday. Jefferson Farfan (groin) and Kevin-Prince Boateng (knee) have also been forced to sit out games in recent weeks due to nagging injuries.
Lahm sidelined by hamstring injury
Bayern Munich captain Philipp Lahm has been ruled out for at least a week due to a right hamstring strain. The German international defender was hurt during the 3-1 win at CSKA Moscow in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday. Lahm will miss Saturday's Bundesliga game against Eintracht Braunschweig and Wednesday's German Cup game at Augsburg. Already on Bayern's injury list were Bastian Schweinsteiger, Franck Ribery, Mario Mandzukic, Claudio Pizarro, Xherdan Shaqiri and Holger Badstuber.
Mandzukic misses CSKA Moscow match
Mario Mandzukic has been ruled out of Bayern Munich's Champions League trip to CSKA Moscow. The Croatia striker, who has a calf problem, joined injured teammates Franck Ribery and Bastian Schweinsteiger in remaining in the Bavarian capital. In his place, coach Pep Guardiola has handed a first call-up to the senior squad for 18-year-old Julian Green, a United States-born Germany Under-19 international.
Bayer L. 25.11.13
Sam injury blow for Leverkusen
Bayer Leverkusen forward Sidney Sam will miss Wednesday's UEFA Champions League match at home to Manchester United with a thigh injury. The in-form 25-year-old limped off just four minutes into Leverkusen's 1-0 victory at Hertha Berlin on Saturday. Sam, who has scored seven league goals this season, was a second-half substitute for Germany against England at Wembley in midweek.
|2||Bayer L.||37||18||12-1-2 (15)|
|8.12||Freiburg - Wolfsburg||0:3|
|8.12||Braunsch. - Hertha||0:2|
|7.12||Dortmund - Bayer L.||0:1|
|7.12||Borussia - Schalke||2:1|
|7.12||Stuttgart - Hannover||4:2|
|7.12||Werder - Bayern||0:7|
|7.12||Hamburg - Augsburg||0:1|
|7.12||Frankfurt - Hoffenh.||1:2|
|6.12||Nurnberg - Mainz||1:1|
German Bundesliga stats
|home wins||47 %|
|away wins||32 %|
League format : Soccer / Football : Germany : Bundesliga 2013/2014
The German national football league contains two divisions, the First Bundesliga and the Second Bundesliga. After the reunification of Germany in 1990, a union of the football associations of west and east became reality. So, the First Bundesliga in the 1991/92 season was expanded to 20 teams to integrate the two top clubs from East Germany. The former East German football league was downgraded into a regional division. Presently, the First Bundesliga, usually called just "Bundesliga", consists of 18 teams. Each team plays two games against all the other league rivals during the season, one game at home and one game away.
The top three teams enter directly into the group stage of the Champions League. It's also possible for the fourth placed team to qualify for the Champions League after playing the qualifying round. The bottom three of the table are relegated automatically and are replaced by the three best teams of the Second Bundesliga.