Roberto Di Matteo`s Schalke hunt Wolves in Chelsea warm-up
Roberto Di Matteo`s Schalke hunt Wolves in Chelsea warm-up

Roberto di Matteo`s Schalke hope to end Wolfsburg`s eight-match winning streak in the Bundesliga on Saturday in their final warm-up before hosting his former club Chelsea in the Champions League.

German Bundesliga: Monchengladbach drop points, Wolfsburg win
German Bundesliga: Monchengladbach drop points, Wolfsburg win

Monchengladbach were held to a 1-1 draw by Mainz while Wolfsburg carved out a 1-0 win over Augsburg to close the seventh round of Bundesliga football.

Everton return in style as Spurs, Celtic held
Everton return in style as Spurs, Celtic held

Everton marked their first appearance in Europe since the 2009/2010 season with a 4-1 Europa League win over Wolfsburg on Thursday while Celtic and Tottenham were held to draws in tricky away assignments.

Felix Magath sacked by struggling Fulham
Felix Magath sacked by struggling Fulham

Felix Magath was sacked as Fulham manager on Thursday after a miserable eight-month spell in charge of the west London club.

Wolfsburg sign up Nicklas Bendtner

Danish striker Nicklas Bendtner, released by Arsenal at the end of last season, has joined Wolfsburg, the Bundesliga club announced on Friday.

Atletico Madrid suffer blow ahead of Spanish Super Cup clash against Real

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone will have plenty to dwell upon after midfielder Mario Suarez was hospitalised after picking up an injury during a friendly against Wolfsburg. Atletico play against Real Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup on Tuesday and injury to Suarez causes plenty of concerns given the scarcity resources Simeone has in his bag.

Bayern to play Wolfsburg in Telekom Cup final

German champions Bayern Munich advanced to the final of the pre-season Telekom Cup tournament on Saturday after beating Borussia Moenchengladbach on penalties following a 2-2 draw in Hamburg.

Valenica release Ricardo Costa

Valencia said Monday it has released Portugual`s World Cup defender Ricardo Costa a year before the end of his contract.

Croatia beat Mali 2-1 in World Cup warmup

Croatia snatched a 2-1 victory over Mali Saturday in their first friendly match in preparation for the World Cup in Brazil.

Bayern lose, Dortmund win in German Bundesliga

Augsburg`s Sascha Moelders inflicted Bayern Munich the first loss after an unbeaten streak of 53 games while Dortmund came from behind to shock Wolfsburg 2-1 Saturday.

Lazio target Rever to remain in Brazil

Atletico Mineiro defender Rever`s agent has played down reports that the Brazil international is headed to Italian football club Lazio.

Bayern hit six to beat Wolfsburg, go 23 points clear

Bayern Munich went 23 points clear at the top of the Bundesliga on Saturday with a 6-1 thrashing of Wolfsburg to record a 16th consecutive win and 49th match without defeat.

Bayern rout stricken Hamburg, Kaiserslautern reach semis

Mario Mandzukic scored a hat-trick as Bayern Munich predictably routed stricken Hamburg SV 5-0 away in the German Cup on Wednesday and second tier Kaiserslautern ousted Bayer Leverkusen 1-0 after missing an extra-time penalty.

Wolfsburg`s Diego returns to Atletico on loan

Brazilian playmaker Diego Ribas has joined Atletico Madrid on loan from Wolfsburg for the rest of the season.

Japan skipper Hasebe has knee surgery

Japan captain Makoto Hasebe has undergone surgery on his right knee and could be out of action for up to six weeks, according to Japanese media.

Chelsea`s de Bruyne Wolfsburg bound: Reports

Kevin de Bruyne, Chelsea`s Beligan midfielder, is on the verge of signing for German club Wolfsburg in a deal worth around 20 million euros ($27 million), according to press reports on Monday.

German international Hitzlsperger "comes out"

Thomas Hitzlsperger has become the first German international footballer to "come out" as gay after admitting his homosexuality in a magazine.

Chelsea prepared to smash transfer record by making second bid for Napoli`s Higuain

Chelsea is reportedly prepared to smash their transfer record by making a second bid for Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain despite the Italian side already having rejected a 50 million-pound offer for the player.

Wolfsburg, Hamburg shares points in German Bundesliga

Wolfsburg remained unbeaten for their sixth match in a row as Hamburg missed a chance to grab a late win in a nail biting opener in the 14th round of German Bundesliga football.

Calhanoglou magic sees Hamburg draw at Wolfsburg

Hamburg SV teenager Hakan Calhanoglou confirmed his status as one of the Bundesliga`s rising talents by scoring with a spectacular free kick in a 1-1 draw at VfL Wolfsburg, who failed to close in on the top four on Friday.