Four teams have booked their tickets to the German Cup quarterfinals, but Schalke did not make the grade. Hoffenheim provided the upset of the night with three first-half goals. Kaiserslautern flew the lower-league flag.
Bayern Munich’s resounding 3-0 win over Borussia Dortmund has been overshadowed by reports that a player leaked team details to the media. Bayern head coach Pep Guardiola has vowed to axe the perpetrator.
Germany’s only publicly-listed football club Borussia Dortmund has narrowed the financial gap to league leader Bayern Munich. On-pitch successes last season has reaped record sales and higher returns for shareholders.
The top three finalists for FIFA's player of the year award have been announced. It will come down to a decision among Lionel Messi, Franck Ribery, and Cristiano Ronaldo for football's best player.
The German Formula One driver Nico Hülkenberg has signed a multiyear deal with Sahara Force India. The 26-year-old returns to the team after a strong second half to the 2013 season with the Swiss outfit Sauber.