Featured Matches
Previous
Kansas City
Philadelphia Union
0
0
LIVE 20'
Game Details
Queretaro
Pachuca
0
0
LIVE 11'
Game Details
Tijuana
U.A.N.L
2:30 AM GMT
Game Details
KV Oostende
Anderlecht
0
2
FT
Game Details
Fortuna Düsseldorf
TSV Eintracht Braunschweig
2
2
FT
Game Details
Fortuna Düsseldorf
TSV Eintracht Braunschweig
2
2
FT
Game Details
AJ Auxerre
Le Havre AC
2
0
FT
Game Details
Ajaccio GFCO
Valenciennes
2
0
FT
Game Details
Arles
AC Ajaccio
0
0
FT
Game Details
AS Nancy Lorraine
Dijon FCO
1
1
FT
Game Details
Chateauroux
Troyes
0
1
FT
Game Details
Nimes
Angers
3
2
FT
Game Details
Stade Laval
Niort
1
1
FT
Game Details
Tours
Créteil
4
2
FT
Game Details
FK Rubin Kazan
Spartak Moscow
0
4
FT
Game Details
KV Oostende
Anderlecht
0
2
FT
Game Details
Silkeborg IF
Sonderjyske
0
2
FT
Game Details
Lillestrom
SK Brann
4
3
FT
Game Details
Bray
Athlone Town FC
1
1
FT
Game Details
Cork
Dundalk
1
2
FT
Game Details
Derry City
Bohemians
4
0
FT
Game Details
Drogheda Utd
UCD
4
0
FT
Game Details
Limerick FC
Shamrock
4
1
FT
Game Details
St Patricks
Sligo
1
0
FT
Game Details
Kansas City
Philadelphia Union
0
0
LIVE 20'
Game Details
Queretaro
Pachuca
0
0
LIVE 11'
Game Details
Tijuana
U.A.N.L
2:30 AM GMT
Game Details
Lobos BUAP
Mineros de Zacatecas
0
1
FT
Game Details
Coras Tepic
Correcaminos
1:30 AM GMT
Game Details
Avaí
Luverdense
0
0
LIVE 37'
Game Details
Vila Nova-GO
Goianiense
0
2
LIVE 32'
Game Details
Unión La Calera
Antofagasta
2
1
LIVE 41'
Game Details
Real Espana
Parrillas One
1:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Next
Dec 6, 2012

Hitzfeld tips German clubs for UCL glory

Switzerland coach Ottmar Hitzfeld has said Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich are among the four favorites to win the Champions League.

Hitzfeld, who lifted the trophy with Dortmund in 1997 and Bayern in 2001, praised Borussia for their "sensational" performances in the group stages and said their coach Jurgen Klopp could emulate his achievement.

In his column for kicker, Hitzfeld praised German clubs for their successes in the Champions League so far and predicted that a golden age was ahead for football in Germany.

"Clubs and national team profit from youth schemes," Hitzfeld wrote. "Bayern have Muller, Kroos and Badstuber. Dortmund have Gotze, Reus and Hummels, and Schalke have Holtby, Draxler and Matip, to name a few.

"The German stadiums are filled. Therefore, the good record of German clubs is logical."

He said Dortmund had produced an "incredible performance" to win a group containing Manchester City, Real Madrid and Ajax, and added: "Dortmund were enjoyable, with their creative, disciplined and hard-running style at the highest level.

"If Barcelona, Real and Bayern are regarded as the favourites, after this group stage you have to name Dortmund as well."

But Hitzfeld warned that Schalke's progress could be hindered by uncertainty over the futures of key players such as Holtby, who has been linked with a move to the Premier League, and striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar.

"The discussions surrounding Huntelaar and Hotlby put a strain on club, squad and fans," he wrote.

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.