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Dortmund should beat Leverkusen if they match their UCL intensity — Borussia Dortmund generated some big headlines after their 2-2 draw against Real Madrid on Tuesday night in the UEFA Champions League. It wasn't so much because of the result, but because of the way they played.

Borussia Dortmund's Andre Schurrle to sit out Leverkusen trip with injury — Borussia Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel has said Andre Schurrle suffered a knee injury in Tuesday's Champions League game against Real Madrid. Schurrle, who scored his side's late equaliser in a 2-2 draw after coming on as a substitute, had missed the previous two weeks with a knee strain.

Rostov to avoid UEFA discipline for banana-throwing incident — UEFA says it has not opened a disciplinary case against Russian club FC Rostov after a banana was thrown onto the field during a Champions League game. Anti-discrimination group FARE Network, which provides observers at European games, had notified UEFA of the incident at Wednesday's 2-2 draw between Rostov and PSV Eindhoven.

Ilkay Gundogan back in Germany squad after 330 days out — llkay Gundogan has returned to the Germany squad after nearly a year out through injury for the World Cup qualifiers against Czech Republic and Northern Ireland. Gundogan, 25, last played for Germany in a friendly against France on Nov. 13, the night of attacks in Paris that killed 130 people.

Arjen Robben in line for Bayern Munich return - Carlo Ancelotti — Arjen Robben is in line for his first Bayern Munich start since March in the Bundesliga game against Cologne on Saturday. Robben, 32, hasn't featured in the Bayern starting XI since the goalless draw in Dortmund almost seven months ago, but Bayern coach Carlo Ancelotti said at a news conference that the Netherlands skipper's "condition is improving all the time.

Borussia Dortmund CEO Watzke: New-look team will encounter setbacks — Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has warned fans that Thomas Tuchel's team will face setbacks despite their impressive start to the season. On Tuesday, Tuchel's young side drew 2-2 with Champions League holders Real Madrid at the Westfalenstadion, twice recovering from behind thanks to goals from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Andre Schurrle.

Bayern Munich and Ancelotti seek Arjen Robben spark against Cologne — Bayern Munich need an injection of fresh ideas after finding the net just once in their last two games and Arjen Robben, in line for a first start since March, could provide it against Cologne on Saturday. The Bundesliga champions drew a blank at Atletico Madrid in the Champions League in midweek as Carlo Ancelotti suffered a first defeat of his tenure.

FARE reports banana thrown Rostov-Eindhoven Champions League game — MOSCOW -- Russian club FC Rostov are likely to face a UEFA disciplinary case for fan racism after a banana was thrown onto the field during a Champions League game against PSV Eindhoven. The FARE Network, which monitors racist incidents for UEFA, said the banana was thrown about eight minutes into Wednesday's 2-2 draw.

Borussia Dortmund's Marc Bartra to miss Leverkusen clash through injury — Marc Bartra is set to miss Borussia Dortmund's Bundesliga match at Bayer Leverkusen after tearing a muscle in an attempt to reach match fitness in time for the Champions League clash with Real Madrid earlier this week, kicker reports.

Arjen Robben wants to sign new Bayern Munich contract - father — Arjen Robben's father and agent has told kicker his son "would like to stay" at Bayern Munich after his current deal expires next summer, but that "it takes two to tango." Robben's father Hans has said that initial talks about a new deal were likely to start in the autumn and that his son would like to remain at the club.
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Sep 30, 2016

@Matt5cott @Suvaguy some do, some don't. but that's not the yardstick.

Sep 30, 2016

@Matt5cott @Suvaguy no, definiton of improper is actually much wider than that here. questions of good faith/impartiality.

Sep 30, 2016

@Matt5cott @Suvaguy not quite. club would be strictly and vicariously liable under the Bribery Act if behaviour induced was improper.

Sep 30, 2016

@Matt5cott good luck proving to the CPS 'deal would have gone through anyway' when buying manger deposits 300k in your account. Silly.

Sep 30, 2016

@Matt5cott that's simply not true. It's of course an offence to bribe or receive bribes. Tax doesn't come into it. 

Sep 30, 2016

@Matt5cott it's not a commission, it's a retro-commission: a kick-back. 100 per cent illegal in all walks of life.

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