Marco Reus Fined $670,000 For Driving Without A License

German paper Bild reports (paywall) that Borussia Dortmund star Marco Reus has been fined €540,000 after police discovered he had been driving without a license for the past three years. Apparently Reus received five speeding tickets during that time, but somehow police never figured out that he also didn't have a… » 12/17/14 9:59pm Yesterday 9:59pm

Anderlecht Player Celebrates Goal With Unique Romantic(?) Gesture

We're familiar with the thumb-in-mouth celebration (usually aimed at the scorer's child), and the point-to-the-stands one (usually in acknowledgment of the scorer's friends and family), but Anderlecht striker Aleksandar Mitrović's cunnilingis-inspired ode, ostensibly targeted to the lucky lady(s) in his life is a new… » 12/09/14 5:19pm 12/09/14 5:19pm

German Player's Perfect Strike From Center Circle Makes Great Own Goal

It takes a special kind of calmness to lob a ball from the edge of the center circle with enough accuracy to find the back of the net. Unfortunately, Christoph Kramer so calmly played this pass because he expected it to find his own keeper, not sail over his teammate's head and into the goal. » 11/10/14 12:28pm 11/10/14 12:28pm

The Champions League Group Of Death Is Just Hilarious

There are 32 teams left after the Champions League playoff round ended yesterday, and so today was the Champions League draw, where the teams were divided into eight groups of four for the group stage of the tournament. There will be plenty of analysis and explanation and bloviation around the internet throughout the… » 8/29/13 3:15pm 8/29/13 3:15pm

Why Robert Lewandowski, Gareth Bale, Luis Suárez Want To Move, But Can't

Last May, Borussia Dortmund lost to rivals FC Bayern in the Champions League final after finishing second by 25 points to Bayern in the German Bundesliga. Just days after, it was reported that Dortmund's Mario Götze and Robert Lewandowski—possibly the club's two best players—were headed to Bayern. Götze had already… » 7/31/13 3:39pm 7/31/13 3:39pm

Arjen Robben Carries FC Bayern To Champions League Glory


Bayern Munich just knocked off German rivals Borussia Dortmund, 2-1, in the Champions League final after Bayern winger Arjen Robben scored in the 89th minute to win the match. It was maybe the best possible end to an action-packed match that was open and free-flowing from the opening whistle. It was also the best… » 5/25/13 8:33pm 5/25/13 8:33pm

How Dortmund Announced Their Arrival As Europe's Most Exciting Team

Yesterday was supposed to be Real Madrid's. We were all set to write about Cristiano Ronaldo being maybe the most complete player in the world after a brace against a tough Galtasaray side. Or maybe about how the defending Spanish champs look a decent bet to hoist the Champions League trophy next month. Then Dortmund… » 4/10/13 3:17pm 4/10/13 3:17pm