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UEFA Champions League round of 16 draw puts Barcelona against Paris Saint-Germain
UEFA Champions League 2020-21 round of 16
UEFA Champions League 2020-21 round of 16 Credit: UEFA (Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 4.0)

After a draw made on Monday, UEFA Champions League round of 16 ties are:

  • Borussia Mönchengladbach (GER) vs Manchester City (ENG)
  • Lazio (ITA) vs Bayern (GER)
  • Atlético (ESP) vs Chelsea (ENG)
  • Leipzig (GER) vs Liverpool (ENG)
  • Porto (POR) vs Juventus (ITA)
  • Barcelona (ESP) vs Paris (FRA)
  • Sevilla (ESP) vs Borussia Dortmund (GER)
  • Atalanta (ITA) vs Real Madrid (ESP)

The first legs are scheduled for 16/17 and 23/24 February, with the second legs on 9/10 and 16/17 March.

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Bayern beats Bremen and takes its eighth straight Bundesliga title
Bayern beats Bremen and takes its eighth straight Bundesliga title
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Bayern Munich won the Bundesliga title for the eighth time in a row, after beating Werder Bremen with a single goal by Robert Lewandowski. The victory tonight gave Bayern a 10-point lead to Borussia Dortmund, who have three games left.

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No sanctions against anti-racism protests by players in the Bundesliga
Bundesliga players protest against racism
Bundesliga players protest against racism Credit: DFB (Reproduction)

The German Football Association (DFB) decided it will not apply any sanctions against Achraf Hakimi, Jadon Sancho (both from Borussia Dortmund), Weston McKennie (FC Schalke 04) and Marcus Thuram (Borussia Mönchengladbach) after their protests in solidarity with George Floyd.

“Naturally, the DFB Control Committee always has the FIFA Football Regulations and DFB Regulations in mind. In this specific case, however, these are targeted anti-racism actions by the players, who are thus standing up for values which the DFB also stands for and always advocates. Therefore, no process will be initiated, even not in the case of comparable anti-racism actions in the coming weeks.“ stated Dr Rainer Koch, vice-president of the association.

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Bundesliga title closer to Munich following Bayern's win at Dortmund
Meisterschale Credit: Deutscher Fussball-Bund (Reproduction)

Bayern München achieved a 1-0 away win over Borussia Dortmund, leaving soccer fans wondering just how much the home team missed their audience on their empty stadium. The Munich-based team now has a 7 point lead, with six matches left to play in the Bundesliga.

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Mario Götze to leave Dortmund at the end of the season

Borussia Dortmund's sporting director, Michael Zorc, has confirmed that Mario Götze will be leaving the Borussia Dortmund football team at the end of the season. The scorer of the 2014 World Cup final goal will be available to join another team on a free transfer.

German Champions League clubs spend €20 million to help Bundesliga clubs

In what the Deutsche Fußball Liga, the association responsible for professional football in Germany, calls an "act of solidarity" Champions League clubs FC Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Bayer Leverkusen and RB Leipzig will provide a combined €20 million with the goal to support other Bundesliga clubs that will suffer financially from coronavirus effects. "We have always said that we will show solidarity when clubs, through no fault of their own, get into an imbalance as a result of this absolutely exceptional situation that they can no longer control on their own", Dortmund Chairman of the Board Hans-Joachim Watzke said in a joint statement.

German soccer players to take pay cut during the coronavirus crisis

As the Bundesliga season has no games since March 8th, players from Borussia Monchengladbach, Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund and 1 FC Union Berlin decided to take a pay cut in order to help their club employees.

Monchengladbach players were the first to have voluntarily offered to sacrifice part of their salary, being followed by Union, Bayern and now Dortmund.