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RB Leipzig swept past Hertha Berlin with a 3-0 away win on Sunday to cut Bayern Munich's lead at the top of the Bundesliga table to just two points.

RB Leipzig move to within two of Bayern Munich after beating Hertha Berlin

Leipzig capitalised on Bayern's 2-1 defeat at Eintracht Frankfurt 24 hours earlier. A long-range goal by captain Marcel Sabitzer gave second-placed Leipzig a first-half lead in Berlin. A superb second-half strike by defender Nordi Mukiele and a header from centre-back Willi Orban sealed the victory.
Bayern Munich crashed to a 2-1 defeat at Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday in the Bundesliga as the world champions showed chinks in their armour before they return to Champions League action next week.

Bayern Munich crash 2-1 at Frankfurt in Bundesliga

Bayern Munich crashed to a 2-1 defeat at Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday in the Bundesliga as the world champions showed chinks in their armour before they return to Champions League action next week.
Nigerian and Reading forward Ovie Ejaria was included in the English Championship Team of the Week, following his impressive in his side’s win against Bristol City at the weekend.

NFF supremo: Only Ovie Ejeria cleared by FIFA to play for Nigeria

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Sami Khedira has returned to the Juventus squad for their Serie A game at home to AC Milan on Saturday.

Hertha Berlin confirm talks with Juventus star Sami Khedira

"We are talking to him, there are a few things to clear up and a few questions to answer before Monday at 1800 (1700GMT)," when the transfer window closes, Hertha CEO Carsten Schmidt told Sky Sunday.
It was only a matter of time and now Omar Rekik is officially an Arsenal player. The young Dutch defender will form part of the U23 side for now.

Arsenal sign young Dutch defender Omar Rekik

It was only a matter of time and now Omar Rekik is officially an Arsenal player. The young Dutch defender will form part of the U23 side for now.
Arsenal’s German midfielder Mesut Ozil prepares to take a freekick during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium in London on December 15, 2019. (Photo by Ian KINGTON - IKIMAGES - AFP)

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Former Barcelona and Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng believes the white community is not doing enough to kick racism out of football.

Kevin-Prince Boateng makes passionate plea to white community

Former Barcelona and Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng believes the white community is not doing enough to kick racism out of football.
Spanish champions Real Madrid qualified for the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League with a 2-0 win over Borussia Monchengladbach that helped to ease the pressure on embattled manager Zinedine Zidane in the Spanish capital.

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Spanish champions Real Madrid qualified for the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League with a 2-0 win over Borussia Monchengladbach that helped to ease the pressure on embattled manager Zinedine Zidane in the Spanish capital.
Nigerian forward Taiwo Awoniyi scored his second Bundesliga goal for Union Berlin in their 3-1 defeat at Hertha Berlin on Friday.

Taiwo Awoniyi nets second Bundesliga goal of the season for Union Berlin

Nigerian forward Taiwo Awoniyi scored his second Bundesliga goal for Union Berlin in their 3-1 defeat at Hertha Berlin on Friday.
Taiwo Awoniyi was outstanding for Union Berlin but could not crown his impressive performance with a goal, as they were held to a 3-3 home draw against Eintracht Frankfurt in Saturday’s Bundesliga fixture.

Taiwo Awoniyi goes for 20th Bundesliga game in Battle of Berlin tonight

Taiwo Awoniyi is in line to make his overall 20th Bundesliga career appearance when Union Berlin take a trip down to the Olympiastadion to take on Hertha Berlin in a mouthwatering clash of the capital city teams on Friday night.
Matteo Guendouzi says he needed to leave Arsenal to have fun, having been hurt by a lack of playing time in north London.

Matteo Guendouzi: I needed to leave Arsenal to have fun

Matteo Guendouzi says he needed to leave Arsenal to have fun, having been hurt by a lack of playing time in north London.
Erling Braut Haaland hit a 17-minute hat-trick and finished with four goals as Borussia Dortmund ran out 5-2 winners at Hertha Berlin to move within a point of Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich.

Erling Haaland hits four as Borussia Dortmund crush Hertha Berlin

Erling Braut Haaland hit a 17-minute hat-trick and finished with four goals as Borussia Dortmund ran out 5-2 winners at Hertha Berlin to move within a point of Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich.
Mikel Arteta admitted Arsenal were beaten by the superior side as the Gunners lost 3-1 at Liverpool on Monday evening.

Mikel Arteta recruits Dutch talent at the back

Arsenal are said to have signed Omar Rekik from Hertha Berlin. According to 'Football London', the team led by Mikel Arteta has already secured his arrival on the winter market, although he will remain on loan at the German club at least until the end of the season.
Following Omar Elabdellaoui's positive for COVID-19, the Norwegian government is obliging Erling Haaland to maintain the corresponding quarantine, albeit in Germany.

Erling Haaland could face prison if he plays for Borussia

Following Omar Elabdellaoui's positive for COVID-19, the Norwegian government is obliging Erling Haaland to maintain the corresponding quarantine, albeit in Germany. Borussia Dortmund, which would lose him for the next match, does not agree with this.
Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus is set to be sidelined until at least the middle of next month after he was withdrawn from Brazil’s squad to face Bolivia and Peru in their opening 2022 World Cup qualifiers.

Gabriel Jesus adds to Manchester City’s injury woes

Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus is set to be sidelined until at least the middle of next month after he was withdrawn from Brazil’s squad to face Bolivia and Peru in their opening 2022 World Cup qualifiers.
Bundesliga fans will be allowed back into stadiums when the new season kicks off with champions Bayern Munich hosting Schalke 04 on Friday.

Bundesliga fans to return as new season begins Friday

This follows a virtual meeting of the federal states’ chancelleries on Tuesday, which approved the return of home fans, but away fans remained banned for now. Aside from that alcohol remains banned while only seated fans will be allowed. Standing is not allowed.
Juventus have signed US international midfielder Weston McKennie from Schalke for a loan fee of £4m.

Juventus sign Schalke midfielder Weston McKennie

The Italian champions have the option to make McKennie's move permanent for a fee of up to £22.7m, while the 21-year-old's switch will automatically become permanent if certain unspecified clauses are met.
Learning from Robert Lewandowski (l.) and playing in the Bundesliga at 18- Joshua Zirkzee (c.) feels fully vindicated by his decision to join Bayern Munich.

Bayern reject delay offer, ready to open new Bundesliga season

Champions League finalists and Bundesliga title holders Bayern Munich on Friday waived the German league’s offer to delay their start to the 2020/21 domestic season by insisting they keep with tradition and host the opening game.
Sky Germany report that Schalke midfielder Weston McKennie wants to leave the club with fellow Bundesliga club Hertha Berlin and several Premier League clubs interested.

Liverpool, Everton join Hertha Berlin in race to sign Weston McKennie

Sky Germany report that Schalke midfielder Weston McKennie wants to leave the club with fellow Bundesliga club Hertha Berlin and several Premier League clubs interested.

Botafogo sign another former Chelsea star

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Marcelo has urged others to use their platforms to instigate change after taking a knee in support of the Black Lives Matter movement following his goal against Eibar.

Marcelo calls for ‘changes’ after Black Lives Matter celebration

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Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick wants his side to “seal the deal” and wrap up an eighth consecutive Bundesliga title on Tuesday with victory at relegation-threatened Werder Bremen.

Hansi Flick urges Bayern Munich to secure Bundesliga title

Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick wants his side to “seal the deal” and wrap up an eighth consecutive Bundesliga title on Tuesday with victory at relegation-threatened Werder Bremen.

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