Previously unbeaten Leipzig smarting after 2 losses at home
BERLIN (AP) — Leipzig’s upward trajectory under coach Julian Nagelsmann has been halted after two losses in five days, both of them at home.
Lyon beats Leipzig in Champions League to end winless streak
LEIPZIG, Germany (AP) — Lyon ended its seven-game winless streak with a 2-0 victory at Leipzig in the Champions League on Wednesday.
Memphis Depay and Martin Terrier scored in either half...
Ambitious Leipzig bullish with new coach before Bayern clash
BERLIN (AP) — Fast-rising Leipzig is betting on new coach Julian Nagelsmann to provide the edge it needs to finally end Bayern Munich's Bundesliga hegemony.
Leipzig overcomes more protests to beat Gladbach 3-1
BERLIN (AP) — Leipzig shrugged off more protests against its very existence to beat Borussia Mönchengladbach 3-1 and keep its perfect start to the Bundesliga season intact on Friday.
Rebic hat trick saves Frankfurt from early German Cup exit
BERLIN (AP) — Ante Rebic scored a late hat trick to prevent Eintracht Frankfurt from making another first-round exit in the German Cup.
Frankfurt was knocked out at the first hurdle as...
LEIPZIG, Germany (AP) — Leipzig has hired Markus Krösche as sporting director to replace the departing Ralf Rangnick, who helped develop the club from an ambitious upstart into one of Germany's...
Leipzig keen to spoil Bayern Munich’s 2 title parties
BERLIN (AP) — With Borussia Dortmund's Bundesliga challenge fading, Leipzig has emerged as Bayern Munich's biggest threat to a domestic double.
SINSHEIM, Germany (AP) — Hoffenheim is bringing Alfred Schreuder back from Ajax to take over as coach from the departing Julian Nagelsmann.
The Bundesliga side says Schreuder, who worked as...
Leipzig draws 1-1 and stays on course for Champions League
LEIPZIG, Germany (AP) — Julian Nagelsmann's Hoffenheim held Leipzig to 1-1 in the Bundesliga but couldn't prevent his future side from taking another step toward Champions League qualification on...
US midfielder Tyler Adams joining Bundesliga team Leipzig
LEIPZIG, Germany (AP) — United States midfielder Tyler Adams is joining Bundesliga team Leipzig from New York Red Bulls.
Leipzig, which is also backed by the energy-drinks manufacturer, says the 19-year-old Adams will join Jan. 1 on a deal to 2023. Further details were not disclosed.
Adams, who has nine appearances for the U.S., came through New York's academy before breaking into the senior squad in 2016. He played 52 MLS games, contributing two goals and six assists.
Joelinton salvages 3-3 draw for Hoffenheim against Lyon
SINSHEIM, Germany (AP) — Brazilian striker Joelinton struck in injury time to salvage a 3-3 draw for Hoffenheim against Lyon in the Champions League on Tuesday.
Individual mistakes cost the German team its first win in the competition after allowing Lyon to take a 3-2 lead in the Group F game before Nico Schulz crossed for 22-year-old substitute Joelinton to equalize.
Champions League’s youngest coach starts with a draw
KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) — The youngest coach in Champions League history drew his debut game Wednesday as Hoffenheim's game at Shakhtar Donetsk finished 2-2.
The 31-year-old Julian Nagelsmann had to wait just six minutes to see his team score a first Champions League goal as Florian Grillitsch put Hoffenheim 1-0 up.
LEIPZIG, Germany (AP) — Leipzig's sporting director Ralf Rangnick is taking over as coach again while the club waits for Hoffenheim's Julian Nagelsmann to join in 2019.
The Bundesliga side said Monday that Rangnick would be assisted by former New York Red Bulls coach Jesse Marsch and Leipzig's under-19 coach Robert Klauss.
Rangnick previously led the team in season 2015-16, leading it to promotion before Ralph Hasenhuettl took over ahead of its Bundesliga debut.
LEIPZIG, Germany (AP) — Hoffenheim coach Julian Nagelsmann will stay one more season with the club before taking over Bundesliga rival Leipzig.
Leipzig says the 30-year-old Nagelsmann has agreed on a deal effective from mid-2019 to 2023.
Hoffenheim says Nagelsmann is making use of a release clause in his contract, which was due to run to 2021, to join its rival.
Bayern stunned by Hoffenheim, Dortmund draw in Bundesliga
BERLIN (AP) — Hoffenheim stunned Bayern Munich 2-0 in the Bundesliga on Saturday, the second consecutive win at home over the defending champion overseen by coach Julian Nagelsmann.
Counterpart Carlo Ancelotti was left pondering how his side lost after 23 efforts at goal.
Steinhaus making history as Bundesliga’s 1st female referee
BERLIN (AP) — Bibiana Steinhaus will make history in Germany on Sunday when she becomes the first woman to referee a Bundesliga game.
The German football federation announced on Thursday that the 38-year-old police officer is to take charge of Hertha Berlin's home game against Werder Bremen, confirming her place among the league's elite group of 24 referees.
"She deserves it through her great performances," Bremen coach Alexander Nouri said.
BERLIN (AP) — Former Germany and Bayern Munich captain Philipp Lahm has been voted the country's top player for the first time in his final season before retiring.
The 33-year-old Lahm, who ended his playing career in May, topped the poll of sports journalists by Kicker magazine.
SINSHEIM, Germany (AP) — Hoffenheim has rewarded coach Julian Nagelsmann and sporting director Alexander Rosen with new contracts after the club's best Bundesliga season.
Hoffenheim says Nagelsmann, the youngest coach in the league at 29, has extended his contract to 2021. Rosen signed a deal to 2020.
Hoffenheim chief executive Peter Goerlich says "together, they have succeeded in forming a very effective team with their commitment on a tight financial budget."
SINSHEIM, Germany (AP) — Hoffenheim has appointed former Germany assistant coach Hansi Flick as its managing director.
Hoffenheim, which reached the Champions League playoffs after its best ever Bundesliga season, says Flick takes over on July 1, when he will share leadership duties with Peter Goerlich and Frank Briel.
Alexander Rosen remains as sporting director and Julian Nagelsmann, the youngest coach in the league at 29, will remain in charge of the senior team.
Hoffenheim reaches Champions League qualifiers for 1st time
BERLIN (AP) — The youngest coach in the Bundesliga, 29-year-old Julian Nagelsmann, has steered Hoffenheim to a place in the Champions League qualifiers in the club's best ever season.
Hoffenheim could even secure its first appearance in the Champions League group stage if it holds on to third place - where it now stands after Benjamin Huebner scored in the last minute to snatch a 1-0 home win over Eintracht Frankfurt on Sunday. It has three more matches to play this season.
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Hoffenheim coach Julian Nagelsmann, the youngest coach in the Bundesliga, has been named the German football federation's coach of the year for 2016.
The 29-year-old Nagelsmann was honored in particular for his work with youth players as he saved Hoffenheim from relegation last season.
Under Nagelsmann this season, Hoffenheim is fourth in the Bundesliga, which would secure a playoff for the Champions League.
Youngest Bundesliga coach frustrates Bayern with Hoffenheim
BERLIN (AP) — The youngest coach in the Bundesliga is showing the others how it's done.
Julian Nagelsmann, who is only 29, led Hoffenheim to a 1-1 draw at Bayern Munich on Saturday, matching his side's club-record unbeaten run and staying within four points of the league leader.
"We're going there to be successful," Nagelsmann declared bullishly before the trip to Munich, though he also needed some luck with both Mats Hummels and Thomas Mueller hitting the post late for a tired-looking Bayern.
Leverkusen upset in German Cup with coach watching on bus
BERLIN (AP) — Bayer Leverkusen coach Roger Schmidt was helpless to intervene on Tuesday as his side slumped a 4-3 defeat on penalties at third-division Sportfreunde Lotte in the second round of the German Cup.
Schmidt was watching TV coverage on a tablet from the team bus as Lotte goalkeeper Benedikt Fernandez saved Julian Baumgartlinger's spot kick and then Luka Tankulic fired the home side, which had played 40 minutes with 10 men, into the third round.
Hoffenheim rallies to inflict 5th straight loss on Schalke
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Schalke fell to a fifth straight loss for its worst start in a Bundesliga season after wasting an early lead and having a penalty denied in stoppage time to go down 2-1 at Hoffenheim on Sunday.
Hoffenheim earned its first win of the season after four straight draws when Lukas Rupp netted the winning goal in the 41st. Earlier, Andrej Kramaric had canceled out Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting's goal in the fourth.