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In a rehearsal for their Bundesliga match on Saturday, Bayern Munich beat RB Leipzig 5-4 on penalties after an exhilarating contest. Elsewhere, Cologne scored three in Berlin and Bremen knocked out Hoffenheim.
The German women’s soccer team got its World Cup qualifying campaign back on track with an 11-0 rout at home to the Faroe Islands. The result returned the team to the top of their group.
Cologne and Hertha Berlin suffer more misery in Europe with both suffering defeats, but Hoffenheim rescued their flailing Europa League campaign with their first ever win in Europe. All the action as it happened.
Julian Nagelsmann's Hoffenheim are beaten 2-1 at Ludogorets having taken an early lead as all six German sides in European action this week end up losing. The Hoffenheim coach refused to comment on links with Bayern.
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