The emissions scandal engulfing German carmaker Volkswagen could have consequences for the Bundesliga, experts warned on Thursday, as the company invests hundreds of millions of euros in German football annually.
Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski netted the Bundesliga`s fastest hat-trick on his way to a sensational five-goal haul after coming on as a substitute at the start of the second half in their match against VfL Wolfsburg on Tuesday.
It took Steve McClaren several years to overcome his image as a figure of fun, standing on the touchline at Wembley under an umbrella as the rain poured down and England were eliminated from the Euro 2008 qualifiers.
A narrow defeat in the German Supercup final is far from a catastrophe for football giants Bayern Munich. But losing 5-6 on penalties to reigning German Cup champions VfL Wolfsburg will force Bayern to quickly find answers to some explosive issues.
Eyes from across Europe will be watching Saturday`s German Cup final rehearsal between VfL Wolfsburg and Borussia Dortmund as Kevin De Bruyne, Marco Reus and Ilkay Gundogan use their last chances to impress potential suitors.
The possibility of a final between teams from Russia and Ukraine plus the chance of qualifying for the Champions League has added some spice to the Europa League which reaches the quarter-final stage on Thursday.