Soccer is big in the Ruhr region. Local clubs draw more players and fans than anywhere else in Germany. And Germany’s largest soccer stadium, which is home to the Borussia Dortmund Bundesliga squad, is also here.
The group stages of the Champions League have been drawn in Monaco. Bayern Munich face Carlo Ancelotti's former side PSG, Dortmund have a tough group including Real Madrid and RB Leipzig will be quietly pleased.
German authorities have stopped two coaches carrying football hooligans ahead of Borussia Dortmund's match away to Darmstadt 98. Police have said they also seized pyrotechnics, batons and drugs.
Aubameyang is now just one goal off Lewandowski's best record at Dortmund, following two goals against Tottenham on Thursday night. DW's Stefan Bienkowski wonders whether he has now surpassed his predecessor.
Goals from Reus, Aubameyang and Mkhitaryan send Dortmund into the semifinals for the third successive season. But the yellow-and-blacks had to do it the hard way against a resurgent Stuttgart.
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