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Borussia Dortmund Sign Rising Starlet Marco Reus

So after weeks of uncertainty over Marco Reus’s future, Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund were finally able to land the services of the highly rated attacking midfielder.

Dortmund beat out the likes of Arsenal and Bayern Munich who were the two clubs closely associated with the 22 year old. Though many Bayern team members have expressed their disappointment at the club for not signing Reus, one player is breathing a heavy sigh of relief.

Bastian Schweinsteiger is on the record as not wanting Reus to join Bayern as he feels that he is not quite ready to feature in the team. The truth is, Reus would be a direct competitor for Schweinsteiger’s starting position a thing the aging midfielder is not too keen about.

Champions League

Van Persie Scores A brace To Take Arsenal To The Knockout Stage

Arsenal booked their place in the knock out stages with a 2-1 victory over Borussia Dortmund at the Emirates stadium. Once again Robin Van Persie was the hero for the Gunners as they secured their qualification to the knock out stage for the 12 consecutive season.

I must admit that it was a fine performance from Arsenal. The Gunners next face a tricky away fixture to Olympiacos who were surprise 1-0 winners over Marseille at the Stade Velodrome.

Arsenal midfielder Alex Song who had a 5 star performance for the Gunners, stated what a pleasure it was to play alongside Van Persie.

Champions League

Barca Secure Top Spot In Group H With Win At The San Siro

So after a much awaited night of footballing action, i have to say i am very disappointed. Disappointed because not only did Milan lose (which i was not expecting), but also because of other shocking results across the continent.

Before i get into the Chelsea game, i just want to give my 2 cents worth on the Milan v Barcelona tie. In my opinion this was arguably the biggest game of the season so far and though it did not fail to excite, it also did not live up to its billings.

Premier League

Bundesliga Ref Attempts Suicide

Before i get into the main story of this post, focus must be drawn to the most unexpected result of the weekend. Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich suffered a shock 1-0 home loss to second place Borussia Dortmund yesterday.

The loss means that Bayern’s 2 closest challengers for the Bundesliga crown Borussia Dortmund and Borussia Mochengladbach remain only 2 points behind them in the title chase. Now, many Bayern fans were not expecting an easy match, but they were not also expecting to lose in front of their fans.

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Real Madrid Back On Top Of Richest Club List

Real Madrid has once again regained the top spot the Deloitte Football Money League, but that is only because of the continuing decline of the pound against the euro.

The Deloitte Football Money League list is based on clubs’ revenue excluding transfer fees

Dan Jones, partner in the sports business group at Deloitte, said:

“All the English clubs were impacted by the continuing depreciation of the pound against the euro and the scale of this is shown by the fact that if exchange rates remained at their June 2007 level, United would be top of the money league table.”