Mahmoud Dahoud's 89th-minute winner on Saturday after Jude Bellingham equaliser in the 86th moved Borussia Dortmund six points behind Bayern Munich a day after the league leader's 2-1 loss at home to Borussia Monchengladbach.
Bayern Munich were without nine players due to COVID-19 against Borussia Monchengladbach in Bundesliga. Two players were on national duty while Leon Goretzka and Josip Stanisic are down with injuries.
Cristiano Ronaldo, a five-time winner, failed to make the cut for only the second time since he was first nominated at the 2007 FIFA awards. He missed out at the 2010 awards when Messi won ahead of Andres Iniesta and Xavi.
Bayern Munich captain Manuel Neuer and defender Lucas Hernandez were infected while on vacation in the Maldives, Kingsley Coman while he was in Dubai, and Corentin Tolisso while he was home in France. Then there are others...
As many as eighteen Premier League 2021-22 games had to be postponed in recent weeks due to COVID-19. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is also currently isolating after a suspected positive COVID-19 test.
Ferran Torres' COVID-19 result came out positive hours after his official presentation at Barcelona. Things don't look good in Germany too as 13 Bundesliga clubs out of 18 have reported Coronavirus infections.
Bayern Munich's 5-0 win over Stuggart helped them go nine points clear at the top of the Bundesliga table ahead of second-placed Borussia Dortmund. The game was played in an empty stadium due to Covid restrictions.
The UEFA Champions League redraw meant the competition lost a stellar clash between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. The second draw ceremony opened with an apology from UEFA tournament director Giorgio Marchetti.
Bayern Munich's win over Mainz restored a commanding lead in their pursuit of a 10th consecutive German Bundesliga title and all but ensured the team will take the symbolic prize of being top at the Christmas break, with two games to go.
For the next UEFA Champions League stage, the teams will be drawn against one another for the two-legged round of 16 ties. Teams that already played each other in the group stage and teams from the same country cannot be drawn together.
The last time Barcelona failed to advance to the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League was in the 2000-01 season, after finishing third in their group behind AC Milan and Leeds United.
Barcelona face already-qualified Bayern Munich with the possibility of not advancing to the knockout stage of the UEFA Champions League for the first time in 18 seasons.
Barcelona, second in Group E, need to beat Bayern Munich in their UEFA Champions League 2021-22 clash to advance into the last-16 stage. A draw or a loss would allow third-place Benfica to advance with a home win against already-eliminated Dynamo Kyiv.
Paris Saint-Germain's Lionel Messi was awarded the prestigious Ballon d'Or for a record-extending seventh time in a glittering ceremony in Paris. Barcelona's Alexia Putellas became the third winner of the women's award.
The match against Wolfsburg on Saturday was Erling Haaland's first in Bundesliga since scoring a brace in Borussia Dortmund's 3-1 win vs Mainz on October 16. Haaland was sidelined with injuries after that.
Bayern Munich midfielder Joshua Kimmich had said last month that he is yet to decide on taking the Coronavirus vaccine. Both Kimmich and Choupo-Moting were due to play Bayern’s game against Arminia Bielefeld on Saturday.
Bayern Munich were missing as many as seven players including midfielder Joshua Kimmich and forward Serge Gnabry against Dynamo Kyiv in UEFA Champions League on Tuesday.
A win over Benfica would have helped Barcelona on Tuesday book a spot in the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League. Barcelona had lost to Benfica in the first leg.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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