Arsenal’s Mesut Oezil leaves the pitch dejected after losing to Borussia Dortmund in their Champions League group D soccer match in Dortmund. Photograph:  Ralph Orlowski/Reuters

Arsene Wenger was scathing of Arsenal’s performance as they launched their Champions League Group D campaign with a chastening 2-0 defeat at Borussia(...)

Borussia Dortmund’s Ciro Immobile celebrates after scoring  against Arsenal during their Champions League Group D game. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach / Reuters

Borussia Dortmund 2 Arsenal 0It was a night of awkward truths for Arsenal and by the time it was all done, it seemed like the irrefutable evidence of (...)

 Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho  scores the third goal during a pre-season friendly against  Borussia Dortmund  at Anfield.

Liverpool 4 Borussia Dortmund 0 The World Cup heralded misery for Liverpool’s forward line this summer, even the one not involved. Philippe Coutinho(...)

James Rodriguez waves to the crowd during his presentation to Real Madrid fans at the Santiago Bernabeu yesterday. “It is a pleasure to be among so many stars and I’m sure I’ll learn a lot from everyone.” Photograph: Kiko Huesca/EPA.

James Rodriguez is determined to make history at Real Madrid rather than crumble under the pressure of becoming the fourth most expensive player of al(...)

Midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger, a key figure in Germany’s triumph,  with  the World Cup trophy after last Sunday’s victory in Rio. Photograph: Patrik Stollarz/AFP/Getty Images

As the World Cup begins, Joachim Löw is the longest-serving manager in the tournament, but he’s still pondering a question that probably should hav(...)

The weekend before last, the two teams who contested last year’s Champions League final met in the German Cup Final in Berlin. FC Bayern agains(...)

Borussia Dortmund’s coach Jurgen Klopp (right), seen here with attacker Henrikh Mkhitaryan, has again ruled him out of the running for the Manchester United job. Photograph: Wolfgang Rattay / Reuters

Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp has ruled himself out of contention to become the next manager of Manchester United, and insists he has no(...)

Jürgen Klopp: “My commitment to Borussia Dortmund and the people is not breakable.”

Jürgen Klopp has ruled himself out of the Manchester United job. The 46-year-old said: “Man United is a great club and I feel very familiar with th(...)

Borussia Dortmund’s  Jurgen Klopp

JURGEN KLOPP The Borussia Dortmund manager ticks an awful lot of boxes but does he really want the(...)

Gareth Bale of Real Madrid (left) scores past    goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller of Borussia Dortmund  at Santiago Bernabeu. Photograph: Juan Medina/Reuters

Real Madrid 3 Borussia Dortmund 0 Real Madrid are virtually through.(...)