Dortmund hope to avoid Klopp’s Liverpool in last 16

first_img0Shares0000Dortmund celebrated first place before thoughts turned to possible reunions with an old friend © AFP / VALERY HACHEBERLIN, Germany, Dec 12 – Borussia Dortmund are hoping to avoid ex-coach Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool when the last 16 of the Champions League is drawn on Monday.Liverpool’s tense 1-0 win over Napoli on Tuesday at Anfield, thanks to a great save by Reds’ goalkeeper Alisson Becker and a goal from Mohamed Salah, saw Klopp’s team squeeze into the knock-out stages in Europe as Group C runners-up. “It doesn’t have to be Liverpool in the next round,” CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke replied tersely when asked if he wants to draw Liverpool in the next round.After Raphael Guerreiro scored twice in Tuesday’s 2-0 win at Monaco, Dortmund are also into the last 16 as winners of Group A ahead of Atletico Madrid, but eager to avoid Liverpool and Klopp, who led the German club to back to back Bundesliga titles in 2011 and 2012.“Liverpool? That would be tough, but whoever we get, it will be tense and difficult,” said Germany midfielder Mario Goetze, who captained Dortmund in Monaco.Klopp has already returned to Dortmund’s Signal Iduna Park, when Liverpool earned a 1-1 draw in Europa League quarter-finals, first leg, in 2015-16 before the Reds’ won the return 4-3 at Anfield, coming back from 3-1 down on their way to losing the final 3-1 against Seville.The draw for next February’s Champions League last 16 ties is scheduled for 1100 GMT on Monday in Nyon with Barcelona, Paris-Saint Germain, under ex-Borussia coach Thomas Tuchel, Porto and Real Madrid all confirmed group winners alongside Dortmund.No club can face an opponent from their group and teams from the same country can only be drawn together from the quarter-finals onwards.In addition to Liverpool, Tottenham and Roma will be in the pot of second-place finishers. Dortmund’s other potential opponents are Ajax and also Lyon or Shakhtar Dontesk and Manchester United or Juventus.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgMac Cumhaills GAA NotesSENIOR HURLINGThe senior took on Aodh Ruadh Ballyshannon on Sat evening in Mac Cumhaill Park. We needed a high scoring win to keep us in contention for the Championship final. And the lads didn’t let us down.They controlled the game from the throw and racked up a very comprehensive scoreline. we were winning by 14 points at half time and this continued for the second half. The final score was Mac Cumhaills 6-17 Aodh Ruadh 1-05. This puts in second place with only one match remaining. We play Setanta on the 13th Sept in the Cross. Lets get a big crowd down to cheer on the lads as they make their final push for the Final.DONEGALWell done to Jim and the lads. What a performance. It was great to see our main man Marty get a run out in Croke Park. The scramble for tickets will start now. The club will let members know how and when they can put their order in for tickets. MAC CUMHAILLS 5kDont forget the 5k is on this Friday evening at 7.30pm. Registration from 6.00pm. We are looking for people to help out on the night. Contact Shane Mc Nulty or Alan Martin if you are available for an hour or two.UNDER 8’SWell done to our U-8 boys and girls who took on Red Hughs in Mac Cumhaill Park tonight.Thanks to all for their efforts and dedication.UNDER 16 FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP Our lads travelled to St Michaels for the first game in the round robin for the championship.They started well and were leading at half time. St Michaels played with the wind in the second half and Mac Cumhaills only registered two scores in the half, both goals.Full time was St Michaels 1-17 Mac Cumhaills 4-05.They play away tio Gweedore this Friday evening and are home to Termon next Monday evening at 7.00pm. LOTTOThere was no winners of this weeks Lotto. Numbers drawn were 4,16,23 and 29. There were 2 match 3 winners. Tanya Mc Gettigan and Mary Tobin receive €75 each.Terry O Reillys team selling this week.Jackpot remains at €10,000.BINGOThe bingo is on in the Villa Rose this Sunday. Win over €9,000 in prizes. All very welcome.Alan MartinMinor Board SecretaryClub PRO0861723899GAA NEWS: MAC CUMHAILLS SENIOR HURLERS PRODUCE STUNNING PERFORMANCE AGAINST AODH RUADH was last modified: September 3rd, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAAMac CumhaillsNoticesSportlast_img read more