Borussia Monchengladbach picked up their first win of 2016 in emphatic style on Friday night, beating Werder Bremen 5-1 at the Borussia Park Stadion.
Gladbach, who had lost their first two games of the second half of the season, wasted no time in seeing off a Bremen side whose own fortunes had been looking up since the turn of the year.
Lars Stindl and Andreas Christensen gave the Foals a two-goal lead by half-time, with the latter adding a third shortly after the break.
Claudio Pizarro pulled one...
Borussia Dortmund's intense February, which sees them playing seven matches in just four weeks, begins in the German capital on Saturday where they will go up against third-place Hertha Berlin. Second vs. third should be considered a close encounter on Saturday afternoon -- and on the pitch, it might still be -- but there's already a 10-point gap between the two sides. BVB could make it 13 points with a win, making the direct qualification for the Champions League a forgone conclusion.
Goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller has extended his contract at Borussia Dortmund for another season, the Bundesliga club announced on Friday.
Weidenfeller's current deal was set to expire at the end of the season, but he will now be tied to the club through the 2016-17 season.
"I am happy and grateful to be able to play a further part in the new and positive development of BVB," Weidenfeller said on the club's official website.
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Franck Ribery is paying the price for playing on with an injury on his return from an eight-month lay-off, Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola has revealed.
The Frenchman ended a lengthy spell on the sidelines by scoring in a 3-1 win over Borussia Monchengladbach in December.
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A few days later he started Bayern's Champions League game against Dinamo Zagreb, only to be withdrawn at half-time. The 32-year-old has not appeared since.
"I spoke to Franck after the press conference before the Monchengladbach...