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Paderborn’s Remarkable Return To Bundesliga Could Only Have Been Penned By George R.R. Martin

The finale of Game of Thrones is Sunday night, an end to the dramatic arc that has taken eight years to reach its climax. Fans of the HBO series have seen despicable characters made lovable, lovable characters become hated and sorrowful figures become legend. But Game of Thrones has got nothing on what SC Paderborn 07 has been through, ending with an unlikely third Paderborn promotion in six seasons on Sunday. 

Ribery, Robben Score In Final Bayern Match — And You Gotta See Ribery’s Goal

Christian Pulisic played his final match for Borussia Dortmund on Saturday. The 20-year-old American will join Chelsea after agreeing to a deal in January that included loaning the winger back to the Bundesliga. Pulisic provided a neat assist to help Dortmund win, but Die Schwarzgelben fell just short in their quest to dethrone Bayern Munich.

Instead, the day belonged to two other players on their way out: Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben.

Pulisic Scores Massive Diving Header In Final Appearance In Front Of Yellow Wall, Subbed Off To Standing Ovation

Christian Pulisic played his final home match in front of Borussia Dortmund’s magnificent Yellow Wall on Saturday. The American 20-year-old will play for Chelsea come next fall, but he gave his home fans for the last four years a little parting gift against Fortuna Düsseldorf.

Pulisic opened the scoring with a diving head in the first half as Dortmund held on to a crucial 3-2 victory. Combined with RB Leipzig’s 0-0 draw with Bayern Munich, BVB is now two points back of the defending champions with one match to play.

Kepa Puts Chelsea In Europa League Final With 2 Crazy Shootout Saves

Everyone knows the famous boxing photograph of a victorious Muhammad Ali towering over the vanquished Sonny Liston. It’s an image that screams pride, power and the futility of attempting to fight the sport’s GOAT. During today’s Europa League semifinal second leg between Chelsea and Eintracht Frankfurt, we got a recreation of that famous moment, except Ali was substituted for Kepa Arrizabalaga (who refuses to be substituted himself) and Liston for a soccer ball.

Leon Bailey, Perhaps Concacaf’s Best Young Player, Finally Agrees To Jamaica Call-Up

In great news for Jamaica, the 2019 Gold Cup and fans attending the USMNT’s upcoming friendly against the Reggae Boyz at Audi Field in Washington, D.C., 21-year-old Bayer Leverkusen winger Leon Bailey is reportedly finally set to make his international debut for the side after years of disputes between the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF), the player and his representative, step-father Craig Butler.

Weston McKennie On Relegation Anxiety, Life In Germany And The USMNT’s Next Cycle

It’s raining sideways in Herzogenaurach on Monday evening with the temperature hovering in the low 40s. With a colossal match against Augsburg — one place above Schalke in the desperate battle to avoid the Bundesliga relegation playoff — looming the following Sunday, you could forgive Weston McKennie for being in a foul mood after traveling over 400 kilometers from Gelsenkirchen to arrive at adidas headquarters in Herzo for an evening of interviews. 

Arsenal Fans Continue To Bother RB Leipzig's Twitter Admin About Emile Smith Rowe

Emile Smith Rowe is a promising youth player for Arsenal.

When he was 16, he was already playing for Arsenal's U-23s and signed his first professional contract at age 17 last July. He also played a few Europa League matches with the Gunners, scoring a goal against Qarabag in a 3-0 win.

Borussia Dortmund Implodes With 2 Identical Red Cards Before Pulisic Can Even Get On The Pitch

Borussia Dortmund is in a near dead heat with Bayern Munich, Lucien Favre’s men trying to dethrone Bayern Munich, which has won the last six Bundesliga titles. 

Archrival Schalke may have derailed BVB’s title hopes on Saturday after two identically boneheaded tackles by Dortmund players saw the home side reduced to nine men before suffering a 4-2 defeat at Signal Iduna Park.

14-Year-Old Dortmund Phenom Inks 10-Year Deal With Nike, Averages Goal Every 45 Minutes

When you’ve recently churned out talent like Marco Reus, Mario Götze and Christian Pulisic, people get a bit more interested in the next generation of young lads at the Hohenbuschei training ground in the quiet Dortmund suburb of Brackel.

Bundesliga Goal Of The Season? 19-Year-Old Pulls Off Outrageous Zidane Turn And Chip

Remember the name: Matheus Cunha. 

The 19-year-old Brazilian arrived at RB Leipzig from FC Sion last June for $17.1 million, but he’s been brought along slowly in the Bundesliga with 15 of his 21 appearances coming from off the bench. 

However, on Saturday, Cunha scored his second league goal of the season, and my word. The Brazil U-20 forward pulled off a ridiculous Zidane turn to eliminate two Bayer Leverkusen defenders before seamlessly transitioning into a delicate chip over Lukáš Hrádecký.  

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